Reports: Price to see Manziel increases

Want to see Johnny Manziel play at Kyle Field in 2013?

Well, it will cost ya.

Season icket prices are increasing $25 from a year ago, according to multiple reports.

Texas A&M athletic director Eric Hyman said the roughly $2 million profit from the increased revenue will go toward raises for coach Kevin Sumlin and his assistants, according to Brent Zwerneman of the San Antonio Express-News.

Athletic Department spokesman Alan Cannon said ticket prices were increased because of a rise in demand following a successful inaugural season in the Southeastern Conference and offsetting increased overhead as a result of the move, such as athlete travel expenses, according to Allen Reed of The Bryan-College Station Eagle.

“Thanks to the success of Coach Sumlin and the Aggie football team, we have a lot of positive momentum as we compete in the SEC, the toughest conference in the country,” Cannon wrote in an email to Reed. “We also have the very best football atmosphere at Kyle Field thanks to the 30,000 students who stand ready to support the team. They really make a difference. With that being said, the support of our donors allows us to keep 30,000 tickets set at half-price.”