Fan attendance is not only down at The Pit, so is the interest in filling up seats for the annual trip to the Mountain West conference tournament.
In the past, funds from the trip had gone to a local charity. With not enough tickets being sold, money for that charity may be in jeopardy.
Each year, organizers aim to take as many buses as possible to the conference finale. This year, they say they barely have enough people to fill one bus.
“It really just depends on how the fans are feeling, you know. When the team is doing good, the fans all get behind the teams and support them no matter where we’re going,” said Bobby Aragon, organizer.
Aragon says at the beginning of the season, it was looking like there wouldn’t be a “Lobo Fan Bus Trip” at all.
After a win over Nevada, interest was back up. However, Aragon says a tough season sent interest down again. He’s hoping they can drum up tickets sales over the next few days to continue to support the fundraiser.
The fundraiser sends underprivileged kids to places and events they wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to enjoy.
To fill the bus, Aragon is banking on the support from Lady Lobos fans.
“We’re looking more for lady Lobo fans who maybe have never tried our trip before, but are looking for a very affordable package to go down there and support the team,” said Aragon.
Aragon also says they still have six to eight spots to reach a break-even point. If there is money left over, it will go towards the non-profit organization.
Officials say you can still get tickets for the trip until Wednesday. The bus will be leaving next Monday night, which is March 11.