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RE: BREAKING NEWS: Dr Sander retires...Scott Carter takes over
How much is parking now? Either $25 or $50 for the season which I don't think is bad.
08-27-2017 08:02 AM
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Three people aren't coming because of parking costs. I hope that was a joke.

There are hundreds of parking spaces for free.

What's their next excuse for not coming. To far to walk?
08-27-2017 10:24 AM
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Premium seat bond funding and Premium seat gifts are responsible for 4.8 million of the cost ( approx 26 million ) of building the first phase of the stadium.
08-27-2017 12:45 PM
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(08-27-2017 12:45 PM)Buc76 Wrote:  Premium seat bond funding and Premium seat gifts are responsible for 4.8 million of the cost ( approx 26 million ) of building the first phase of the stadium.


Is there a Phase II or not?
08-27-2017 06:09 PM
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I helped coach and sponsor a recreational adult league team with a guy who gave some good advise. While he had the money to pay for the cost of everything, he made the players pay for their uniforms. The reason he did this is because if you just give them a jersey, they don't have anything invested in the team and can just quit coming at any time; but if they have to invest and put some money in the team then it is harder for them to just get up and walk away.

The point of this is if something is free or cheap, a person is not invested and will just walk away any time. If you pay for season tickets to an ETSU sport, you are making a commitment and are invested in the program and feel like you need to be there. There is a sweet spot and I think at this point they have somewhat found it. If I was nitpicking I think there needs to be a cheaper football season ticket option (~$75) and I think the upper baseline season tickets for basketball should be cheaper.
08-28-2017 08:19 AM
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Why cheaper tickets? Five dollars for a basketball ticket!!!

They sold out their football season tickets.

They have already sold more season tickets to basketball than last year.

I constantly see posts on this board wanting more and more amenities, renovations and new facilities. Where does the money come from to buy your wish list?

The standard answer is "some big donor should pay the bill". Well big donors will help but if the fans don't support the teams, the big boys won't.

So much of the driving force for 'big donor' money is attached to advertising, not 'good will'. No big crowd, little interest, little donation. Big crowds, big interest, big donation. Big crowds and big donations go hand in hand.
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(08-28-2017 09:41 AM)Buc76 Wrote:  Why cheaper tickets? Five dollars for a basketball ticket!!!

They sold out their football season tickets.

They have already sold more season tickets to basketball than last year.

I constantly see posts on this board wanting more and more amenities, renovations and new facilities. Where does the money come from to buy your wish list?

The standard answer is "some big donor should pay the bill". Well big donors will help but if the fans don't support the teams, the big boys won't.

So much of the driving force for 'big donor' money is attached to advertising, not 'good will'. No big crowd, little interest, little donation. Big crowds, big interest, big donation. Big crowds and big donations go hand in hand.

Who are you talking to? I pretty much agreed with you that the prices aren't that bad but that doesn't mean its perfect. There is no "family package" (2 adults and 2 youth tickets) for any of the sports. And those upper baseline seats in basketball aren't great and you can get those tickets on game day every time. Season tickets for those are $110; you save $10 buying season tickets as opposed to buying on game day. That does not encourage buying season tickets. Those would be a perfect place for a family plan.
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I don't remember the exact timeframe, but I do remember when we played basketball in the Dome during Bartow's final years we had a family package of 2 adults and 2 kids for $20. I did this very frequently before I was in the position to be season ticket holders. The seats were the first 2 rows of the permanent Dome seating, off to the sides. At the time, that package was the difference in me attending or listening to Jay on the radio (which I enjoyed doing). Now I have family members who are in a similar financial position that I was in then, and they simply watch it on the HD quality ESPN3. I think they attended 2 games last season, but would have attended several more had this type of package existed.
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(08-28-2017 11:21 AM)etsubuc Wrote:  I don't remember the exact timeframe, but I do remember when we played basketball in the Dome during Bartow's final years we had a family package of 2 adults and 2 kids for $20. I did this very frequently before I was in the position to be season ticket holders. The seats were the first 2 rows of the permanent Dome seating, off to the sides. At the time, that package was the difference in me attending or listening to Jay on the radio (which I enjoyed doing). Now I have family members who are in a similar financial position that I was in then, and they simply watch it on the HD quality ESPN3. I think they attended 2 games last season, but would have attended several more had this type of package existed.
2 kids and 2 adults for $20 is the kind of promotion you run when you are desperate and just need butts in seats. You indicated earlier that you want ETSU in market value. A family of four attending a game for $20 is NOT market price for a winning & successful program. ETSU has only ADDED costs since the end of the Bartow tenure. Athletic costs rarely go down, they only ever increase.

While I agree with Doc that ticket sales are far from THE primary source of revenue, they play a prominent role in the budget. Between the addition of football, facility upgrades, and coaching salaries for actual competent coaches, ETSU continues and will continue to require increased revenue sources. One of those sources is ticket sales. You are free to yearn for the football-less Bartow years, complete with $20 ticket promotions.

Success in athletics come at great costs.
(This post was last modified: 08-28-2017 12:46 PM by BucNut22.)
08-28-2017 12:45 PM
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Thanks for your comments bucnut22, you get it.
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