UNM adds surcharge to ticket prices

Created: 07/13/2013 3:33 PM
By: Mike Anderson, KOB Eyewitness News 4

 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The cost of Lobo men's basketball tickets are going up.

The University of New Mexico says it's adding a $1 surcharge to each ticket for season ticket holders.

For single-game tickets, the surcharge will be $2.

The extra revenue will go specifically toward the payment of UNM's debt service for renovating The Pit.

Athletic Director Paul Krebs says the arena has always served as a tremendous home-court advantage.

He pointed to the Lobos winning 28 of their last 30 home games.

The university says men's basketball has finished in the top 25 in attendance in each of the past 47 years, or every year of The Pit's existence.

Last year, New Mexico averaged 15,022 fans, and The Pit was sold out six times.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

KOB welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the rules of conduct set forth in our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use.

Join Our Email List