Following the firings of Rick Pitino and Tom Jurich, Louisville season-ticket holders are demanding their money back from the university.
According to the Courier-Journal, UofL has honored over 300 refunds worth $419,166 for those fed up with the school’s basketball program.
Athletic department spokesman Kenny Klein said Thursday that the university athletic department returned $239,566 in ticket revenue and $179,600 in additional donations required to purchase some tickets in premium locations to 126 individuals or businesses who controlled a total of 315 seats at the KFC Yum Center.
The school says they have had 78 season tickets re-sold since then, with other individual tickets on sale to the general public for the remainder of the season.
A former UofL Board of Trustees chairman said he agrees with UofL’s decision to refund tickets.
“I believe offering refunds for tickets and donation level is the honorable and right thing to do,” said Benz, a former chairman of U of L’s Board of Trustees.
I never thought I’d say this, but Louisville made a great decision by giving fans a way out following countless scandals under the previous administration.
That being said, are the fans leaving because they are upset at the school for getting rid of Pitino and Jurich? Or are they truly giving up on the entire basketball program?
Either way, the school made the right call on this one.