In 2011, I became a season ticket holder for the Florida International University Panthers. No, I wasn’t that big of a T.Y. Hilton fan and I didn’t particularly enjoy crashing on the cum-stained couch of the FIJI house that Bangbros used as a porn set a few years prior. FIU just raised the price of single game UCF tickets to be more expensive than buying the entire season package to pad those yearly sales goals.
For my year-long commitment to the school I had no connection with, I was rewarded with watching the ugliest game of football and biggest embarrassment to my actual university that I’ve ever witnessed with my own eyes (not counting the 2015 Knights), a nasty breakup at halftime with my then girlfriend, a miserable ride back to Orlando, four shiny stubs of paper and a wall calendar that served as a reminder that we lost to a glorified community college, and yearly calls to renew and relive that incredible experience over and over again. You people in the FIU football marketing department have no shame, do you? You’ll try anything if it means slinging a few more tickets. What’s that? You have a new promotion? Well color me shocked.
From DBK News:
In the latest FIU giveaway, the university will provide students with a free Android tablet if they attend all seven of the Panthers’ home games. As a consolation, FIU is going to give students an Amazon Fire Stick if they attend five of the seven home games (a student can’t get both prizes, however). The athletic-media relations team keeps track of the students’ attendance by swiping their university ID card during the third quarter.
Student tickets cost $10 per person for home games at FIU and the first 500 students to arrive at the stadium earn a free “All-You-Can-Eat” wristband. For those of you keeping track at home: that is $70 spent on football games; if you arrive early enough you can get free food, and either a free Amazon fire stick (worth around $35) or an Android tablet (still unknown what kind of tablet, but the cost can be as high as a few hundred dollars). Students can profit on these games if they attend with an empty stomach and the patience to watch at least half of the game.
Sounds like the entire pledge class of 2016 just got dealt a new task for the fall semester. If you make the mistake of flipping onto an FIU game and see the entire stands full of kids in shirts and ties, now you know why. At least they’ll be fed, for a change, if they show up early enough..
[via DBK News]
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