I am a 2007 graduate of North Dakota State University. Much like everyone else in this area, I bleed green and gold. If I could go to every home game, I would. But like many, I don't have the money to donate to Team Makers in order to get them. Instead, I have been relying on the North Dakota State Bison Ticket Exchange to get tickets.
I think it is really great that there are people in town who sell their tickets to a game they cannot attend to ensure we have the fans there to root on our team; however, some of those season ticket holders have different intentions.
I have my notifications set up so I get notified immediately if there is a post in the group, so I started following one of them where seller commented, "well how much do you want to pay for them?" It turned into a bid situation below the post with bids escalating to three-times the value of the seats.
Team Makers needs to crack down on this. If anyone deserves the extra money for the sale of these tickets, it should be the nonprofit organization selling them.
If a season ticket holder is simply buying them to be able to try and turn a profit online, he or she should be stripped of them and blocked from buying them in the future. I'm appalled to see that there are people in town who even try doing that. Most people in that group ask for very close to what they paid for them, but those trying to profit should be ashamed of themselves. That Fargodome needs to be stacked to the rafter every Saturday to give our team that advantage. If you see that as a money-making opportunity, you are not a fan.
Walker lives in West Fargo.