SGA passes resolution to increase game attendance

Members of the Student Government Association House of Student Representatives passed a resolution to increase attendance at the university’s home football games during Tuesday’s meeting, said.

Brent Folan, a freshman pre-business major, and Matt Dietrichson, a junior political science major, co-authored the bill after learning that attendance plays a factor in which universities are chosen to attend a Bowl Championship Series game, Folan said.

Kennedy Stewart, Programming Council chair, said the authors wanted the bill to be passed quickly because there are only two more home football games left in the season. The aim of the resolution is to increase awareness throughout the community that something needs to be done about attendance. Members of SGA discussed the possibility of lowering ticket prices, giving out free tickets at local high schools, passing out giveaways and appealing to local businesses to bring their employees to the games.