Leon County Schools have decided to raise ticket prices for high school sporting events using an out-of-state ticket vendor. In some cases, the costs will triple for students and increase 50% for adults.
The new process requires Leon County high schools to use the GoFan app to provide tickets for all football games. It was recently reported that the price to attend a football game would increase from $6 to $8 for the 2021 season.
However, what was not reported is that there is a $1 processing fee charged by GoFan for all ticket prices under $10. With this processing fee, the cost to the customer to attend a high school game will be $9.00, a 50% increase over the 2019 cost of $6.00.
In addition, there will be no physical tickets. The tickets will be purchased and stored digitally on a smart phone. No cash will be accepted. Also, under the GoFan app ticket process there is no pricing for students or children, the $9.00 applies to everyone over 3 years-old.
The GoFan company is based outside Atlanta, Georgia in Alpharetta. This means that 20% of the revenue collected from fans attending high school sporting events in Tallahassee will be transferred out of state.
Other sports will also be impacted. For example, Chiles High School will use the GoFan app to process tickets for sports other than football. And the cost for those tickets are also increasing.
For example, the cost to attend sports, like Chiles volleyball, will be $5 for everyone over 3 years old with a $1 processing fee. This means that students tickets, which were $2 in 2019, will triple to $6 during 2021. As with football, there are no discounts for children or senior citizens.