Miami ticket prices reduced or status quo for 2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Good news for Miami fans: Ticket prices aren't going up this season. In fact, some are going down.

The U just announced that season-ticket prices in 24 sections (about 15,000 seats) at Dolphin Stadium have been reduced and all other sections will remain unchanged from last year.

"The University of Miami athletic department is sensitive to the economic situation and will not raise season tickets prices," Miami athletic director Kirby Hocutt said in a prepared statement. "We have decided to reduce prices in a significant number of sections at Dolphin Stadium to continue to grow our fan base."

The atmosphere in Dolphin Stadium could use some help, so this was a smart move. (Of course, winning games also helps with things like attendance.) Also from the release:

Price reductions in the 400 level will affect 17 sections highlighted by the creation of a $119 per seat season ticket. Season ticket pricing for the remaining sections have been cut by as much as $151 per seat.

Season prices for parking will remain at $210 for preferred Club level parking and $150 for general parking.