The Minnesota Golden Gophers basketball season tickets will be purchased a little bit differently this upcoming season. Rather than just paying $600 for season tickets, customers will have to give a donation to the school depending on where the ticket is. Here's a quote from the Startribune about it:
"The best seats in Williams Arena will cost season-ticket holders $100, $250 or $400 apiece, depending on their location. The most expensive seats (midcourt) will cost Gophers men's basketball fans $1,060 annually or approximately $51 per home game. According to David Crum, the university's director of development, Minnesota men's basketball is the only program in the Big Ten without preferred seating. A limited plan that affects about 1,000 season-tickets and has existed for more than a decade requires a $1,000 or $700 fee for specific seats."
Just because everyone else does it doesn't mean we have to do it. Crum, would you jump off a cliff if the rest of the Big Ten did? Didn't think so. It's not like your basketball team is so good that people are going to want to pay that much anyway.