GRCC to charge admission to volleyball, basketball games to expand athletic scholarships

Aug. 29, 2019 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids Community College’s Athletics Department will charge admission for volleyball and basketball games at Ford Fieldhouse, with proceeds going to create additional athletics scholarships.

Admission will be $3 for spectators age 10 and older, starting with Thursday’s volleyball home opener against Lansing Community College.

GRCC students, staff and faculty will be admitted free when they show their RaiderCard.

“We know many student-athletes have financial challenges, and additional scholarships will help them overcome hurdles and continue to be successful in the classroom and on the court,” Athletic Director Bill Firn said. “We believe GRCC athletics are still affordable, and we appreciate the people who come out to cheer on the Raiders and support our students and teams.”

Firn said charging admission brings GRCC in line with the state’s other community colleges, and $3 is less than what many other colleges charge.

The Athletics Department will offer season-long, regular-season passes for families and friends and student-athletes. Passes for the eight volleyball home games would cost $40. Passes for men’s basketball and women’s basketball would cost $75, based on 14 home games. The passes would admit up to six people.

Grand Rapids Community College has been offering educational opportunities in West Michigan for more than 100 years. Established in 1914, the college offers degree courses, certification and training programs, and workshops and personal enrichment classes. Offerings are held on GRCC’s downtown Grand Rapids campus, and at several locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties, as well as through distance learning.


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