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Gamecock Club Raises Fees

USC BOOSTER ORGANIZATION HIKES DONATION AMOUNTS The University of South Carolina’s athletic booster organization is raising fees on its upper level members by five percent – while raising the price of its lowest level membership from $55 to $100.  The Gamecock Club said the increases were necessary to “continue to…

USC BOOSTER ORGANIZATION HIKES DONATION AMOUNTS

The University of South Carolina’s athletic booster organization is raising fees on its upper level members by five percent – while raising the price of its lowest level membership from $55 to $100.  The Gamecock Club said the increases were necessary to “continue to provide our student athletes with the academic and athletic tools that will assist them in succeeding in the classroom and field of play.”

More than 12,000 fans give to the Gamecock Club each year.

The club’s executive director referred to the hikes as a “minimal increase,” one which would prevent athletic department leaders from “finding ourselves in a situation similar to 2007 when substantial increases had to be made across the board to be competitive in the Southeastern Conference.”

South Carolina won 11 games a year ago for the first time in school history – and recorded its first-ever Top Ten finish.  The previous year, USC won its first-ever SEC Eastern Division championship.  This year’s Gamecocks (7-2, 5-2 SEC) are currently ranked No. 8 in the nation.

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16 comments

Crooner November 6, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Your beloved “free market” in action!

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SCsince60 November 6, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I don’t believe anyone is being forced to participate, it’s a pure luxury. If you can’t afford it, quit. If the Gamecock club runs out of willing “buyers” it will lower prices. They obviously don’t believe that will happen. It is, in fact, a perfect example of the “free market”, thank you very much.

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Thomas November 6, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I hate to be “that guy” but they continue to sky rocket prices. $60 this weekend to see them play 4-5 Arkansas.

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billybilly November 6, 2012 at 9:47 pm

I somewhat agree Thomas, $60.00 for a losing record team out of division is high, but that ticket was priced before all the stuff went down in Arkansas. It could have been 2 division leaders if we (I am a gamecock) didnt lose 2 and the Arkansas coach kept it in his pants (or at least out of the news). If that would have happened $60.00 would have been a goof/fair price. How crappy does that sound? fair ticket prices now for $60.00

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SCsince60 November 6, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Exactly my point. I would doubt if you will have to pay anything close to 60.00. Tickets for Tenn. were going for 10.00 or less. See Croon, the “free market” at work for you. A beautiful thing.

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toyota kawaski November 7, 2012 at 8:26 am

I knew this was coming oh well guess ill pay a little more next year. FITS YOU KEEP YOUR ASS HOME

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Crooner November 7, 2012 at 9:27 am

SC:

I am not bemoaning the free market at work in this situation. In fact, I have found that if you are willing to pay for the privilege you can actually sip on a cold beer while watching the Cocks do battle from a climate controlled environment within the stadium itself! And to think I used to have to sneak in a plastic flask of rum to mix with a Coke. Yuck.

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SCsince60 November 7, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Agreed. I especially like the tiny cans of grapefruit juice and cranberry juice in the fridge. The only inconvenience is going over on Fridays to restock the locker.

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A Humble Chef November 7, 2012 at 1:35 pm

The Zone is a wonderful place, especially now that they got rid of Tronco’s catering. Southern Way is doing a good job, with the exception of maybe the UT game. Hopefully we only went back to hot dogs and cold chicken tenders just for one game. Got to love the lockers!

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toyota kawaski November 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Section 5 is where the real fans sit hahahahah

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SCsince60 November 7, 2012 at 5:48 pm

I haven’t ridden an aluminum bench seat in a couple decades. Remember those super loud horns kids used to buy at the concession stands? Ah, the memories.

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BradWarthenSucks November 7, 2012 at 6:50 pm

SCsince60, are you bragging or reminiscing?

Enjoy those cold chicken fingers and barely food grade hotdogs in The Zone. $850 per seat seat license ($121 per game) buys a lot better food than chicken fingers and hotdogs.

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toyota kawaski November 8, 2012 at 9:09 am

yea we had those horns way before the worldcup, collecting cups after the game only to be told by my dad u are not bringing that nasty stuff in the car,and who can forget Big Spur the orginal mascot, oh yes the George Rogers song as well.

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President Perry November 8, 2012 at 8:29 am

Yep, BradWarthenSucks, the guy who claims to nothing or care about USC, yet knows everything.

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toyota kawaski November 8, 2012 at 9:06 am

just add cock at the end brad

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BradWarthenSucks.. November 8, 2012 at 10:06 am

well I am gay

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