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UConn won't add ticket surcharge this football season

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University of Connecticut (WFSB file photo) University of Connecticut (WFSB file photo)
STORRS, CT (AP) -

The athletic director for the University of Connecticut says the school will not be adding a surcharge to tickets for the upcoming football and basketball seasons.

The school's Board of Trustees in January approved adding between $1 and $5 to tickets for football and men's and women's basketball games.

But Athletic Director David Benedict says he's opposed to springing any price increases on UConn season ticket holders. He says a surcharge is still on the table, but he wants to give people at least six months' notice before it is enacted.

The school is trying to raise an estimated $46 million to build new soccer, baseball and softball stadiums.

The school says the UConn Foundation expects it can only raise about $25 million toward that goal.

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