Americans for Prosperity – Ohio is launching a tour to share why it’s more expensive to enjoy college footballAFP–Ohio will mobilize its full grassroots capabilities to support its endorsed candidates.
As football season begins, the cost of being a fan is rising due to inflation. Americans could face sharply higher prices during the 2022-23 season as ticket, food, and travel costs soar.
In response, Americans for Prosperity-Ohio is bringing our True Cost of Washington Tour: Tailgate Edition to several college campuses on game day to connect people to the fact that this is Washington’s price hike. You are paying more but getting less.
How inflation is making tailgating — and enjoying college football, period — more expensive
If fans are hoping to catch a flight to see their favorite team, airfares have catapulted 25% higher over the past year. Meanwhile, the cost of gas to get to the game is also up from last year. While gas prices fell this summer, the U.S. Bureau of Labor of Statistics reported an over 36% change since last December.
Fans continue to face high prices once they arrive at the game, which could sack those pre-game parking lot parties for a loss. The cost of groceries jumped 13.1% in July from a year ago — the biggest one-year increase since March of 1979.
- Chicken, a fan favorite from wings to Buffalo dip, now costs 17.6% more than it did last year.
- Ground beef prices are also sizzling, up nearly 10%, pushing up burger prices.
- And pickles, relish, cheese, burger buns and condiments have seen double-digit price increases since July 2021.
- Eager to fire up that parking lot grill? Firewood and gas propane tanks cost about 22% more than a year ago.
If fans are really looking to save some cash, economists suggest saving that money at the ticket booth and investing in an upgraded TV. TV prices have fallen 15% over the past year and cable/satellite prices have risen a relatively modest 3.6%.
Fans may opt for more fresh fruits and vegetables this season, which are up mid-single digits. More affordable compared to 13% for overall food prices or 18% for chicken.
The Americans for Prosperity-Ohio team will be out at big-time college football games this fall offering grassroot solutions to inflation and the out-of-control spending that is causing it.
AFP’s True Cost of Washington: Tailgate Edition tour dates
Be on the lookout for the True Cost of Washington: Tailgate Edition team at the following gameday locations:
- 09/03 Ohio State vs. Notre Dame, Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
- 9/10 Dayton vs. Youngstown State, Stambaugh Stadium, Youngstown, Ohio
- 09/24 Indiana vs. Cincinnati, Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
- 10/22 Akron vs. Kent State, Dix Stadium, Kent, Ohio
- 10/29 Ohio State vs. Penn State, Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pennsylvania
- 11/26 Michigan vs Ohio State, Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
These tour dates will also be listed and updated regularly at truecostofwashington.com.
Together we can convince Washington to end the reckless spending, unleash energy independence, and ignite innovation.
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