Prices Double for Some FSU Boosters

By: Claudine Cleophat Email
By: Claudine Cleophat Email

FSU boosters shell out up to $12,000 a year for season tickets and prime parking to go with it. With fans excited about a new coaching staff, there are more people than ever competing for those spaces.

"This year since we've had such a positive response we've had many more people who've joined in our upper level contribution categories so we've had priority changes in parking," said Vice President of University Relations Lee Hinkle.

Longtime boosters say they're now being sidelined. Boosters who don't pay up will be downgraded, forcing them to park farther away.

Seminole Boosters sent out letters to Silver Chiefs telling them to park at the circus lot or the west side of the stadium with their current three thousand dollar rate, or become Golden Chiefs, at $6,000 a year, and keep their current parking spot.

Over at FAMU, parking prices are going up too. Super Boosters will get priority parking at the stadium, but they'll have to shell out another $150.

"By our figures 45 percent of them have already gone up to the venom level so that they can park inside the stadium so they can get enhanced benefits," said FAMU Director of Booster Relations Mickey Clayton.

Clayton says boosters are in the business of making money for college athletics.

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