If you have season tickets you won't have to pay to park. I wonder how many people attend the BW game that are not season ticket holders. Is this really a big deal?
I somewhat agree with Tom.
I look at it from a "reason to change" basis. If it is going fine the way it is (and that seems to be the case), then I really would like to hear a COMPELLING reason why the change needed to be made.
The real question is, if it isn't such a big deal, then why DID they make the change? If not many non-season ticket holders attended the game, then why would they make the change? For $50K? This may not be image-altering bad press, but it does seem to be negative press, and it doesn't seem worth it for the price.
Another portion the of equation is how much do they plan to NET from this move? For this, we can't just consider the revenue from the cars, but also the cost of implementing this system to EVERYONE. More manpower to print/organize parking passes, manpower to check passes and collect funds, etc.
I meant not a big deal for the consumer to drop $20 once a year.
They already print a bunch of stuff with the season tickets. Including a bunch of parking passes. The parking pass sheet has an extra panel that isn't used as a parking pass (a sheet of perforated passes 2 wide by 4 long and only 7 games). They could easily repurpose that panel for the BW game. So that eliminates that cost from your plan. And I doubt having some people out collecting money and checking passes costs that much (one car per hour per person for people making $20 per hour would cover it).
I'm not sure why people are so upset about this. The only people PSU should worry about upsetting are those who are already paying out money to support the program. And those people aren't getting charged anything additional in this system.