For the first time in at least 13 years, there will be an increase in admission prices at Smith-Cotton athletic events. Admission at football games will be $5 for adults, $3 for visiting students and $2 for Sedalia School District 200 students.

Admission at baseball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, wrestling and track will be raised to $4 for adults, $3 for visiting students, and $2 for Sedalia students. Junior high and sub-varsity only events will remain at $3 for adults, $2 for visiting students and $1 for Sedalia students.

Smith-Cotton Activities Director Rob Davis said prices were raised to align with fees charged by conference and area schools. All but one West Central Conference school charges $5 for adults at football and all conference schools charged $4 at basketball and other sports. Davis stressed that gate revenues help subsidize all activities, not just those taking in money.

The price for athletic passes will remain $40 for adults and $20 for students for at least another year. Davis said the passes are now an even greater value for those attending multiple games throughout the year.

“They have always been a great deal, and our price is still lower than what other schools are charging,” he said. “If you are an adult and you plan to go to 10 or 11 games, that pass will pay for itself.”

Passes can be purchased in the athletic office year-round and at select events through Sept. 12.

This press release provided by Sedalia School District 200.