too much is being made about the extra prices that go along with attendance. I'm a college student here at NC State, and between getting there early to buy the $10 seats [i know, not an option for non-raleighites], parking at those office buildings on blue ridge...which never fills up by the way...or at the fairground [i think they reopened the fairground], and stuffing my face with your cheap food and beverages BEFORE the game [seriously, can you not go 2 1/2 hours without eating? plus there's water fountains in the building.]...i dont drop more than a few under-my-breath expletives and a crisp alexander hamilton to see my beloved hurricanes. so for those of you that complain that the price of taking your family of 4 is upwards of $200 dollars, i dont believe it. sacrifice those lower-bowl corner sight lines for the upper bowl corners, which are only $35 on game day. on top of that, select your games based on the dozens of game-day offers the canes have to reduce the price of tickets, especially during the holiday season, when theres can food drives and toy drives. being a military serviceman or college student gets you $5 off upper bowl and even more of lower bowl seats every night, not just on designated "college nights". sign up for canes connect, the email newsletter that shoots out hurricanes information every couple of days alerting you to deals.
i know the economy sucks right now, and everyone is feeling the squeeze, but finding deals to go to these hurricanes games are a lot better option than other expensive family oriented events. plus, youre kids are the next generation of caniacs, we need them there.