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Pitt Football: 2011 Ticket Prices Revealed

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Dude, don't look so upset. Tickets are three bucks.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Dude, don't look so upset. Tickets are three bucks. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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Pitt's ticket prices for 2011 were released and, again, they're one of the better bargains in the country.

The $99.00 tickets are gone, but the cheapest ticket is only $116.00. But don't think you'll be paying more this year - the increase in price is because there are two more home games this season (eight, as opposed to six in 2010). That actually works out to a lower ticket cost by about $2.00 per game.

What is pretty astonishing to me is that the most expensive seats in the house, club seats, are only $825.00 when you factor in the cost of donation required. That's only about $100.00 per ticket. In college football at big-time programs, many times $100.00 won't even get you in the door.

Sure, no one is comparing Pitt's program to that of someone like Florida's, but Pitt is still in a BCS conference and has had some recent success, winning an average of nine games over the past three years. I think you'd be hard pressed to find many other bargains for teams with that kind of success.

The other remarkable thing is that student tickets are $25.00 - for the season. At about $3.00 per game, that's practically the same price I paid when I began my illustrious Pitt career about 15 years ago. Yes, the stadium is no longer on campus (let's not delve into that ugly argument again), but that's no excuse for students to not get to the games. $3.00 freaking bucks? There's free buses. I've seen them. They're real and everything. Come on, skip a bagel and coffee once a week and get to the games.