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Luxury boxes for high school football? Check this out

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?

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CRAIG DAVIS In more than 33 years at the Sun Sentinel, Craig Davis has written about a wide variety of sports topics from baseball to yachting, fishing to triathlons, and also worked as a copy editor and page designer. Recently he reported on local sports, including running, swimming, cycling, equestrian and beach volleyball. He enjoys sports as a participant as well as a spectator, is active in the South Florida running scene plays in the curling club at Saveology Iceplex. This blog offers a glimpse at the business side of sports in the interest of enhancing enjoyment of the games and sporting options as a spectator as well as a participant.
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