It appears that the Athletic Department ignored the giant sign above the South Stands that says, "Pay It Forward." Some dude said it... I can't remember who... I have always thought of the Spring Game as the Athletic Department paying it forward. It was my trial run to make sure my daughter would make it through a real game without me having to duct tape her to a bleacher. It is a time to get down closer to the field. It is a time to think what it might be like to actually be talented enough to have played on that great field while not having a heart attack about the game that is happening.
If they can't see the value in the future fans, they are definitely missing the boat.