For a couple of years now, I’ve been urging the Arizona Interscholastic Association to modify its postseason ticket price structure in order to help families save money as they watch their kids in the playoffs.
Specifically, I floated the proposal of the AIA adopting some sort of plan in which families would pay a one-time fee that would be good from the first round through the state championship game. That way, families could choose between paying per game or paying the higher one-time fee knowing there was a possibility their student-athlete could be eliminated in the first round.
Well, the AIA has listened.
This year, for the first time, a family has that choice: Pay per game or pay $90 for 16 tickets – four per round (two adults, two children high school age and younger). The $90 would save families up to $70 if their son/daughter reaches the state title game. Kids 5 and under, by the way, still get in for free.
One note: The Family 4 Pack, as the AIA is calling it, is only avaialable online.
Kudos to the AIA for coming up with the alternative pricing structure. And I promise not to take all the credit.