There aren't any professional teams in Tucson. The community should be there supporting the team, regardless of the success.
I understand if there's a Mackovic situation & the program separates itself from the fans/players, but I would love to see students hanging out in the stands for 4 quarters and locals showing up to have a good time.
I try to travel to campus for at least one game per year...and will definitely sign up for season tickets when i retire in 22 years (counting down). Hell, the prices are extremely reasonable!
I started really paying attention to AZ football as high school, student when Larry Smith beat (I think they were #2) USC. It became very fashionable to have football tickets and seemed like it was all the town talked about back then (Pima County population ~500,000, Stadium actually sat more than it does now). And I think with Tomey there were so many glimmers of hope that he sustained that home town excitement, along with his deep involvement in and commitment to the community. But we had a decade of Mackovic and Stoops and I think 1/4 or more of Tucson's population has no memory of anything different than AZ being mediocre.
We were 20 years too late updating the stadium, too. It went 40 years with no major upgrades other than a coat of paint now and then. Parking, traffic.... it's not exactly easy to get in and out.
More alumni live in the Phoenix area than anywhere else on earth. I really think they should play a game every other year or so in Phoenix (not counting ASU). And Basketball - every year.