High School Football Ticket Prices Increase

August 15, 2018

Football ticket prices are going up this year for school in Escambia County.

“Tickets for a regular season home game will be increased this year by one dollar to $7,” said Escambia County School District Athletic Director Roger Mayo. It’s the first increase in at least 13 years, despite increased costs to host games.

“Our families are used to paying more at away games and have often asked why we didn’t increase our tickets to match. While we have tried to keep the price down, the reality is, we need this increase to protect our schools from potential financial losses,” Mayo said.

Schools maintain the option of offering pre-sale tickets at the $6 rate.

Money collected at the ticket booth goes to the home school to pay for hosting the game. The average cost per home game is almost $2400 to pay for the officials and equipment, according to the school district.
Parking fees will remain $2. None of those funds go to the school, but the clubs or organizations such as an ROTC program or the band.
This year’s annual Kick-off Classic games will be held this Friday night:
Escambia at Catholic

Vernon at Northview
Pensacola at Tate
Pine Forest at West Florida
Washington — Open
File photo by Jennifer Repine for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


6 Responses to “High School Football Ticket Prices Increase”

  1. J. Thomas on August 17th, 2018 5:43 pm

    When I was in high school and when I had kids there, I was a rabid supporter of high school football. As you all should be. The hell with all professional sports and their highly paid thugs. Everything we buy costs far more just for the cost of NFL advertisements on TV. Instead of buying that season pass from your cable company, spend the money to support your local teams. They need you… the NFL does not.

  2. Curious on August 15th, 2018 8:25 pm

    Several years back when my boys played football at Tate, the ticket had a free Sonic Burger coupon on the back side of the ticket. The value of the free burger was close to the cost of the ticket. I wonder if they are still doing this?

  3. jp on August 15th, 2018 6:04 pm

    Ever wonder what the light bills for a high school football game cost?
    Field maintenance and marking?

  4. db on August 15th, 2018 1:34 pm

    “The average cost per home game is almost $2400 to pay for the officials and equipment, according to the school district.
    According to FHSAA website, a football referee/official cost is $46-75 per game, per official.
    Just curious, how does it “cost” $2400 per game? Can they give us that detailed info?

    Parking: If I don’t have a kid in rotc/band/whatever, why am I paying? A mandatory donation? Maybe they should at least clean windshields for that $2?

  5. nod on August 15th, 2018 11:51 am

    I love to watch h.s. football and would not mind paying more, but please do not give the refs a raise. we need more safety equipment for the platers. “go Escambia county high school football”

  6. anne 1of2 on August 15th, 2018 9:25 am

    Still the cheapest entertainment around and the teams need a crowd in the stands! The teams are so proud and the bands are too.

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