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UL slashes concession prices to attract fans


Ragin' Cajuns softball fans attended a meet and greet Tuesday evening with coach Gerry Glasco and toured Lamson Park.

The Ragin’ Cajuns are calling all fans to Cajun Field on Sept. 7 to cheer on their team with the new fan-friendly concession prices.

Football attendance fell for the seventh time in eight seasons, making it the lowest mark in 22 seasons.

In Coach Napier’s first season as head coach, he accomplished the first non-losing season since 2014. But, this trend was not statistically evident for the Ragin’ Cajuns.

In 2018, fan attendance was 18,551 fans per game, and inside Cajun Field, the stadium is set to hold 41,426 seats an increase of 18% from Louisiana’s 2017 season.

This is not acceptable in the eyes of the Ragin’ Cajun athletics program as Louisiana’s peak attendance of 29,171 was in 2011, which accomplished a Sun Belt record.

For the 2019-2020 season, the Ragin’ Cajuns are aiming to regain their attendance, and are planning to see a spark in attendance with a new treat for fans.

There are two tiers to the concession pricing to accommodate any fan. With the first tier, fans can expect to get a good snack with only $1-$3 in their pockets, with some of the items being hot dogs, popcorn, chips, 20-oz drinks, hamburgers and quesadillas.

Premium concession, the second tier, will have prices ranging from $4-6. This includes premium hot dogs, vegetarian jambalaya, shrimp and grits, premium hamburgers and many more options.

All Louisiana sports home games will feature these new prices, except the Cajundome. Before home games at Cajun Field, fans will be allowed the same concession prices inside Russo Park.

Fans can hypothetically buy three hot dogs, three drinks and popcorn all for $10 now while encouraging their Ragin’ Cajuns to victory.

It can’t get any better than that.

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