TAMU Question.. How are Aggie parents handling sports pass?

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  1. shanagan

    shanagan Member

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    Are you planning on doing the full pass for their fish year, or just the football pass, as required?

    We've been talking a lot w/our son about maybe doing just football - it sounds to me like he'll have enough going on that first year.

    Also - cars. What's everyone's plan?
     
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    As freshmen, they have to go to each of the home football games, so you definitely need to get a football pass. Also as freshmen, they're not going to have a lot of free time to go to all the other sports on the passes unless they are on weekends in the Spring semester, so the extra $100 you would need to pay for the all sports pass isn't a great value unless he is really a sports fan and wants to go to as many events as possible.

    As far as cars, there are enough of his classmates in the outfit that have cars that he can easily do without one. In my son's outfit, about 50% of his fish buddies have cars and the rest do not. He has been able to get along fine without one so far this year. There are lots of university buses available for students to use to go both on and off campus.
     
  3. shanagan

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    Thanks - as for sports passes, that's exactly what I was thinking - just too much distraction added on top of a pretty intense year.

    The car question is trickier so I really appreciate your (like-minded) input.
     
  4. kelith

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    My older son is at A&M, so here is my view. Car: There is no need for a car on campus, especially for the first year of school. There are enough buses to get around. A car is just one more hassle to worry about and for the first year the less hassles the better. Sports pass: If your student is a huge basketball fan, get the full pass.
     
  5. shanagan

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    Thanks, kelith!

    I'm coming down on no car, football pass only. It just seems to make sense. The pass I do waffle on, though - he's not a huge basketball fan, for instance.. but that may change, and he may appreciate knowing the pass is there "just in case."
     
  6. jbowman55

    jbowman55 USNA Parent 2014

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    Shan,

    Basketball is huge in Aggieland right now. BUT, he can always buy a ticket and still go. It's more hassle though, compared to walking up and scanning your sports pass. For $125, the hassle is worth it.

    My daughter is a huge basketball/softball fan. I'm sure she is going to want the full sports pass. Whether she gets to use it is another story.

    Janet
     
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