Bethune-Cookman, Daytona Beach Continue Negotiations Over Municipal Stadium
Bethune-Cookman University says it is awaiting word from the City of Daytona Beach on a fee proposal for usage of Municipal Stadium. At issue for the Wildcats are concerns over ticket surcharges and revenue splits from parking, and a looming September 22 date for BCU’s first home game scheduled to be played at the facility.
Bethune-Cookman, however, not only doesn’t have an agreement on fees and other terms, it also still doesn’t have a permit to use the city facility. But the college has had to push forward with plans for the coming season.
The school has decided not to raise prices for the Wildcats’ season ticket packages for football games, which went on sale June 1. But individual game tickets, which go on sale Aug. 1, will be up $5 over last season.
There is also one less home game this fall to help with financial challenges, Thompson said. Bethune-Cookman hopes to use Municipal Stadium for four of its games this fall. The rest will be played in Orlando, other parts of Florida and out of state.