A student-run online newspaper, The Observer, shared an open letter to University leadership after the low attendance rate at Saturday’s football game against Toledo.
The open letter, written by a 1987 graduate, Stephen O’Neil, expressed why the University’s recent decisions may be the cause.
O’Neil’s Letter to the Editor claims the University has become elitist, and that the high prices they charge for tickets and asking fans to pay for a streaming subscription for Saturday’s game, has excluded a large number of fans.
“it betrays a tone-deafness that you have increasingly shown towards those who have carried the university through thick and thin.”
His letter calls for president Father Jenkins and athletic director Jack Swarbrick to reconsider the University’s ticketing and streaming decisions, saying that a reconsideration would show their fanbase some respect.
You can read the full story published by The Observer and the complete open letter here.