In 2017, I dropped the season tickets I'd had since 1994. I was spending roughly the same as you, for two tickets as well.
I'm now able to pick and choose a couple of games I want to attend in a season, and even the inflated prices on the secondary market for high-demand games, come in well below my previous spending. And realistically, even if I bought tickets to EVERY game on the secondary market, I'd still come out way ahead, because tickets to Texas-Kansas are sold for far less than face value on the secondary market. And I'm not making that big booster club donation every year, either.
I used to really love having the same tickets I'd had for decades, sitting among the same people, who had become my friends over the years even though I didn't know them before we ended up with neighboring seats. Many of us eventually ended up tailgating together. I attended some of their weddings, and some of them attended mine. I watched their kids grow up, and they watched mine.
But the corporate pressures in the market place ultimately priced me out. And so now neither I, nor my kids, regularly attend football games in Austin.
College football attendance was already declining, even before The Powers That Be decided corporate money was more important than creating new fans. But you better believe the attendance numbers are going to decline even more sharply once my parents' generation dies off, and my generation continues to make the decision I finally made. They're pricing out current fans, the milennials which constitute the current group of recent grads are far less interested in attending college football games than all previous generations, and they're not allowing people like me to create new fans by bringing along my children.
On our various forums, we've predicted for over a decade that the bubble would eventually collapse, and we're starting to see that occur. It's only going to get worse. Question is, will TPTB do anything positive to attempt to reverse the direction the sport is headed?
And the other question is, of course, will college football even be around in any meaningful form in two decades, for any of this to matter?