Michigan State has been working on a formula to increase football ticket prices, a move it has not made in the past few years. But, MSU has bills to pay in its athletic department which continue to rise and a football ticket price increase has been inevitable. Seat licensing adjustments are apparently coming to Spartan Stadium with plans and details to be announced shortly.
For the BCS conference schools, most need increased football ticket revenue to meet costs. Ticket price increases are much chancier at the mid-level schools who have trouble attracting decent attendance for home games as it is. They need to find revenue elsewhere, but at Michigan State Spartan fans will have to pay for two years of 11 win seasons.
The assistant coaches get raises next month, there's a new video system worth $10 million in place, and something similar went into the Breslin Center last summer. Soon, each athlete will likely get a $2,000 per year additional scholarship stipend, thanks to the NCAA, and money has to be provided for all of these increases. The exact details are coming soon and the 2012 home football schedule has some good names on it. Now is the time to raise prices if it's ever a good time and the news may create sticker shock for some fans.