User fee will increase price of Titans tickets

Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 2:10pm

Tennessee Titans are saying ticket prices are not going up next season, but it will cost fans $2 more per game anyway. That's because of a user fee being assessed for every LP Field event being held June 13.

It means that a typical $43 Titans game ticket from a year ago will actually be marked as $45 with the extra money going into a capital fund maintained by Metro for upkeep and maintenance on the stadium.

The increase goes into effect after the CMA Festival wraps up in June and applies not only to Titans games, but any other event that takes place inside the stadium with the lone exception of Tennessee State football games. So expect to fork over two more bucks for the Music City Bowl, concerts in the venue and any soccer games played in the stadium.

“After mid-June, when the CMA is final, every event will have a $2 per ticket charge for every event, whether is the Titans, soccer, the Music City Bowl. This will keep everything moving forward and goes into the capital fund,” Titans executive vice president of administration and facilities Don MacLachlan said. “It was appropriated for the enhancement and upkeep of LP Field. This is not a Titans tax. It is for any and all events that we have at the stadium.”


4 Comments on this post:

By: house_of_pain on 1/28/10 at 1:11

Why no extra tax for TSU games?

By: WayneJ on 1/28/10 at 4:15

Excellent idea that should have been implemented from the git-go. Making those who use LP Field pay for the expenses associated with it makes perfect sense. They should also do the same thing with Sommet as well so the non-using taxpayers don't have to subsidize it.

As for house_of_pain's question - could it be that TSU gets to use this facility in exchange for taxpayers not having to bring Hale Stadium up to par with facilities of other OVC or similar size schools? I know at one time there was sentiment to get Hale upgraded to allow it to be a home field for TSU again, but I understand the $ involved would be rather substantial.

By: TITAN1 on 1/29/10 at 5:31

Wayne, this ticket tax HAS been in the agreement since the git-go. I believe this is the year it was scheduled to take place. I have had no problem with it. Not sure about the details with TSU.

By: TITAN1 on 1/29/10 at 5:35

I may have been wrong about it being part of the original agreement, but it has been discussed for awhile now.