On the Family Nights you get a seat in the lower bowl, T-shirt, Hot Dog, Chips, & Soda for $28. No, it ain't courtside, but for crying out loud that's a deal. Your family of 4 just cost you $112 - $124 if you pay to park on the covered floors of the Virginia Avenue garage. Add another $12 if you come from anywhere within 30 miles with a car getting lower than the national average gas mileage, and you STILL aren't close to that $200 figure.
The excuses are wearing thin. Instead of shooting down everyone who points out that it is really affordable to go to a Pacer game, come right out and say exactly how much you think the Pacers are worth to a casual fan. Bear in mind that there is this little thing called a payroll, and that the companies providing food for the concessions aren't doing it for free. What are you suggesting? Free parking, $10 courtsides (free for anything above row 3), fifty-cent soda, and $3 filet mignon?