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RE: Applications are being accepted for the Huskie Fan Advisory Board
(08-08-2017 02:32 PM)uiniu57 Wrote:  
(08-08-2017 01:40 PM)PrideinthePack2 Wrote:  
(08-08-2017 12:51 PM)armour248 Wrote:  
(08-08-2017 12:44 PM)HUSKIEFOOTBALLFAN Wrote:  Not a bad idea except this year we have 2 and possibly 3 6:00 pm games. Buses would have to leave at 4:15 or most likely earlier with traffic. Not to mention fans having to leave work even earlier to get to the buses. What about those that work downtown?

It also requires those people to stay for the entire game to catch the shuttle back...we all know what the attendance looks like on a November midweek game in the 4th quarter

They should have a bus leave after the 1st quarter and at halftime.

Have any of you who think this is a good idea checked on the cost of providing this shuttle bus?.....let alone having the addition of a "bus leave after the 1st quarter and at halftime" plus the end of the game? Plus are you incorporating a full-priced ticket, discount ticket, drinks, sandwiches, etc.? How many folks would you need signed up just to break even?
Long-term future solution: NIU and the rest of the MAC dictate the limits on these foolish midweek games.

It was a joke...
08-09-2017 05:37 PM
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RE: Applications are being accepted for the Huskie Fan Advisory Board
(08-09-2017 01:22 PM)uiniu57 Wrote:  
(08-08-2017 02:41 PM)7 Wrote:  Here's something I honestly have no idea why it doesn't happen. Why is corn fest the weekend before the Boston College game? This administration has really put an emphasis on "communiversity" which is great, but why isn't corn fest on the same weekend as the opener?
I don't see why DeKalb and NIU can't pair together to make sure cornfest is the same weekend as the home opener. Do giveaways, etc. for each.
Does that solve attendance at weeknight games? Maybe not, but I can tell you I fell in love with NIU by attending the Maryland game. All it took was one game.

Realize that many on here don't care about the past, but long-time Huskie supporters will remember when the season opener was always Business-Ag Night and featured a corn boil as part of the tailgate. It was successful regardless of the opponent; like Long Beach State (1981 / attend. 27,802), non-conference vs. WMU (1982 / 26,250), or Lamar (1987 / 22,184).
Yep! Those were good times. It was something to look forward to.
08-10-2017 08:18 AM
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RE: Applications are being accepted for the Huskie Fan Advisory Board
Went to the Bears game today. Confirming weeknight games $uck (and this one started at 7 pm) and are horrible for fans to get to..

One thing I did notice was the sound system was superior to Huskie Stadium. Improving the sound would improve the fan experience.
08-10-2017 11:32 PM
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RE: Applications are being accepted for the Huskie Fan Advisory Board
(08-09-2017 05:37 PM)PrideinthePack2 Wrote:  
(08-08-2017 02:32 PM)uiniu57 Wrote:  
(08-08-2017 01:40 PM)PrideinthePack2 Wrote:  
(08-08-2017 12:51 PM)armour248 Wrote:  
(08-08-2017 12:44 PM)HUSKIEFOOTBALLFAN Wrote:  Not a bad idea except this year we have 2 and possibly 3 6:00 pm games. Buses would have to leave at 4:15 or most likely earlier with traffic. Not to mention fans having to leave work even earlier to get to the buses. What about those that work downtown?

It also requires those people to stay for the entire game to catch the shuttle back...we all know what the attendance looks like on a November midweek game in the 4th quarter

They should have a bus leave after the 1st quarter and at halftime.

Have any of you who think this is a good idea checked on the cost of providing this shuttle bus?.....let alone having the addition of a "bus leave after the 1st quarter and at halftime" plus the end of the game? Plus are you incorporating a full-priced ticket, discount ticket, drinks, sandwiches, etc.? How many folks would you need signed up just to break even?
Long-term future solution: NIU and the rest of the MAC dictate the limits on these foolish midweek games.

It was a joke...

No I am serious about this, goodness gracious considering the millions that have been spent on the basketball/wrestling arena, the IPF and the Athletic Center; making it easier for fans to get to weeknight games is not just good PR it's another investment in the athletic program that brings the most fans and $ to NIU.

DePaul has had shuttle busses taking students from Lincoln Park to Allstate for years. If it was not an effective use of $, they would have stopped doing it. even with the new stadium near McCormick Place they will likely continue to do this as Lincoln Park is a distance
08-11-2017 02:50 AM
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