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(09-12-2017 06:15 AM)NIUAlum90 Wrote:  Fox which broadcast the Beats game had a plug for NIU playing Nebraska on FS1.

That was nice to see and they had Northern Illinois not UNI, not Northern Iowa, etc.

Saw that too. Will be a good showing for us on a national stage again. I believe they said Tim Brando would be calling the game. Good one to have.
09-12-2017 08:01 AM
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(09-12-2017 07:54 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(09-12-2017 12:01 AM)VegasHuskie Wrote:  
(09-10-2017 01:25 PM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  If we had 5-6 Saturday games a season as the good lord intended, we would do 20k on a regular basis.

It's interesting, filmy - everyone whines and moans that games HAVE to be on Saturday, yet we get a Saturday game with lovely weather and attendance is only mediocre. Do you think it's in the best interest of NIU to increase attendance by another 4K or so each home game and give up a national broadcast that the entire country can watch?

The ESPN deal is ruining Huskie football, right? How many people out there in Huskie nation were pitching a fit because they couldn't get a good feed on ESPN3? It's kind of nice to be able to tune in to your local cable provider or go to your neighborhood watering hole to watch the Huskies play.

I was walking through a major casino during the BC game and the Huskies were featured prominently on a number of television screens throughout the property. That matters. It's the same principle as advertising a product - top of mind awareness. We need that Huskie brand out in front of the consumers to keep our program relevant.

But enjoy your Saturday games and crappy streaming feeds while we watch our program slip back to the name recognition of, say, Arkansas State.

YES

(Even though I hate to disappoint the millions of NIU fans across this great land who have their eyes glued to our "national broadcasts".)

Why is national broadcast in quotes? The weekday MACtion games on ESPN and ESPN2 are televised across the country. If you fail to see why that is important, there is no point debating it. Arguing with an idiot tends to be a pointless venture leading to frustration.

But there is good news! If we do get all these non televised Saturday home games, at least the nation will be spared of looking at all these fat, old townies that make up the whopping additional 4K in attendance
09-13-2017 12:07 AM
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NIU now has another 1,000 less students overall then last year due to the 5% reduction in overall attendance. That has to be part of it.
09-13-2017 08:15 AM
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My attendance questions revolve around the empty chairbacks and benchbacks.

How many of these are sold season tickets?
For the sold seats did they tailgate and just not come to the game OR did they just not come for some other reason?


For the chairbacks and benchbacks not sold...why is athletics not selling these on game day only for a big-time premium...like $80 and $99 per seat? Not many but some people will pay that price for a single game just to sit in a "premium" section. I understand giving the donors only this access but give the public (who is willing to drop $80-$99 per ticket) a taste of the premium section.

Same thing goes for selling single game tailgating passes to the track, movie or Stevenson paved lot. Charge 50%+ of the yearly donation fee just for 1 game.

If this MACtion schedule keeps people away because they don't get a value out of a season ticket then have supporters pay extra for a single game.
09-13-2017 09:20 AM
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Probably a bit of the attendance drop is because people can watch it on TV now (or on E$PN), whereas back in the day it was not on TV.
09-13-2017 04:44 PM
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(09-13-2017 09:20 AM)HuskieJohn Wrote:  My attendance questions revolve around the empty chairbacks and benchbacks.

How many of these are sold season tickets?
For the sold seats did they tailgate and just not come to the game OR did they just not come for some other reason?


For the chairbacks and benchbacks not sold... why is athletics not selling these on game day only for a big-time premium...like $80 and $99 per seat? Not many but some people will pay that price for a single game just to sit in a "premium" section. I understand giving the donors only this access but give the public (who is willing to drop $80-$99 per ticket) a taste of the premium section.

Same thing goes for selling single game tailgating passes to the track, movie or Stevenson paved lot. Charge 50%+ of the yearly donation fee just for 1 game.

If this MACtion schedule keeps people away because they don't get a value out of a season ticket then have supporters pay extra for a single game.

The tickets aren't sold. A large portion of the season ticket holder base did not renew, or 'downgraded' their seating this past year.

The reasons NIU does not open up their premium seating is because they need to do what they can to protect current season ticket holders. You can't make a consumer pay one price for a 'premium' experience and then discount/adjust it for others. That being said, they should add as much value to that experience as they can. It could be making a donor guide/season ticket renewal form that is easy for anyone to comprehend, or moving the entire ticket operation online to desktop and mobile (after all it is 2017). Whatever it is, they need to start making data driven decisions. Our opinions are irrelevant until we look at the entire aggregate.
09-13-2017 06:23 PM
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(09-13-2017 04:44 PM)NIU007 Wrote:  Probably a bit of the attendance drop is because people can watch it on TV now (or on E$PN), whereas back in the day it was not on TV.

This is certainly the trend in sports. That is why teams have to continue to add value to their game experience. If you listen to Darren Rovell, he believes that the future of professional sports venues lies within much smaller stadiums/arenas that focus on premium seating and club options.
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(09-12-2017 12:01 AM)VegasHuskie Wrote:  
(09-10-2017 01:25 PM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  If we had 5-6 Saturday games a season as the good lord intended, we would do 20k on a regular basis.

It's interesting, filmy - everyone whines and moans that games HAVE to be on Saturday, yet we get a Saturday game with lovely weather and attendance is only mediocre. Do you think it's in the best interest of NIU to increase attendance by another 4K or so each home game and give up a national broadcast that the entire country can watch?

When you've only got two reachable, practical (for many people) games, you've rendered the entertainment value irrelevant, and a single nice day won't change that. Long before the weather forecast showed a beautiful weekend, people already made other choices because they aren't considering NIU football anymore.

VegasHuskie Wrote:But enjoy your Saturday games and crappy streaming feeds while we watch our program slip back to the name recognition of, say, Arkansas State.

Name recognition comes with success. Right now, the success isn't there, and coaches and A.D. should be held accountable.
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(09-13-2017 06:23 PM)YoungPup Wrote:  The tickets aren't sold. A large portion of the season ticket holder base did not renew, or 'downgraded' their seating this past year.

My understanding as well. We are in that seating area and are being made aware of the ability to purchase more seats because there are so many openings.
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(09-13-2017 09:08 PM)GeorgeBorkFan Wrote:  
(09-12-2017 12:01 AM)VegasHuskie Wrote:  
(09-10-2017 01:25 PM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  If we had 5-6 Saturday games a season as the good lord intended, we would do 20k on a regular basis.

It's interesting, filmy - everyone whines and moans that games HAVE to be on Saturday, yet we get a Saturday game with lovely weather and attendance is only mediocre. Do you think it's in the best interest of NIU to increase attendance by another 4K or so each home game and give up a national broadcast that the entire country can watch?

When you've only got two reachable, practical (for many people) games, you've rendered the entertainment value irrelevant, and a single nice day won't change that. Long before the weather forecast showed a beautiful weekend, people already made other choices because they aren't considering NIU football anymore.

VegasHuskie Wrote:But enjoy your Saturday games and crappy streaming feeds while we watch our program slip back to the name recognition of, say, Arkansas State.

Name recognition comes with success. Right now, the success isn't there, and coaches and A.D. should be held accountable.

Yea, you can't undo a decade of crap schedules with an occasional Saturday game against an FCS school.
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