When Florida won the first national championship under Urban, we were so stoked. My brother and I held season tickets since the 1980's, and as our families grew, we kept adding to our original block of 4 until we had 9. It was a very good deal. There was a seniority system, where the longer you held tickets, the better your seating got each year. We had moved from the 20 to the 35 yardline and after the NC we could not wait to renew our tickets. Then BOOM, the "contribution system" kicked in. All seniority was thrown out, the ticket prices themselves soared out the roof, but the real kicker was the many THOUSANDS of dollars PER TICKET we were "asked" to kick in. Apparently, coaches bonuses are a real expensive proposition when you win a national.
At any rate, we calculated that to afford this and keep payments into the kids college funds, we could no longer afford season tickets. We made every home game for almost 15 years, and after that, we've made it back to a grand total of 4 games. And those were gifted tickets from guys who could not make the game. Have not had the family as a group go since the NC. Beware of what you wish for I suppose. It is now more expensive to get season tickets for UF than to buy ready seating at either Jacksonville, Miami or Tampa Bay pro games. Not that I really care about those teams, but I gave up on going to my old college games on a regular basis years ago. Thank goodness for large screen tvs and ESPN. When the SEC network comes on line, count me in. A full year will be less than the cost of going to one home game. Sucks, but college ball is getting prohibitive for season tickets.