It’s only for one game – well, a double-header – but a couple of Broward high schools are taking premium seating to a new level.
Check out my colleague Christy Cabrera Chirinos’ blog item about the box seating being sold for the Deerfield Beach-St. Cloud and St. Thomas Aquinas-Byrnes double-header on Oct. 2 at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale.
Tickets are being sold for $40 apiece, which includes both games, special seating, parking, and food, but must be purchased in groups of 8, 12 or 24.
Controversial? Sure. But while this might be the first -- or among the first -- such seating arrangement for high school teams in South Florida, it’s not new in other parts of the country, such as Arkansas and Georgia. This 2006 piece from the Wall Street Journal covers the lengths some high schools have gone to generate more dollars.
Is this something you’ll pay for? What do you think of the idea?