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RE: Attendance and the FBS
(10-12-2017 10:08 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(10-12-2017 10:02 AM)sterling1man Wrote:  Attendance at FB stadiums is an outdated indicator.
The future is revenue generated from NIU fans who tune in via radio, TV and increasingly internet.
A MAC sports channel should be considered.
I love NIU sports, but like most NIU Alumni dislike going to DeKalb.

Would rather spend money to watch NIU FB from home then travel, park and travel.

The future is engaging your fan base. The MAC does not generate a lot of TV revenue. Having your fans sit at home and watching the few games on TV and even more games on computer does not generate ticket revenue or donations. It would be interesting to see how much NIU lost in season ticket sales and donations with this year's schedule. I know they will lose me next year if this fiasco is continued.

Same here. I will still follow games but will be 100 percent done with season tickets if there is no improvement
10-12-2017 10:24 AM
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RE: Attendance and the FBS
(10-12-2017 10:24 AM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  
(10-12-2017 10:08 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(10-12-2017 10:02 AM)sterling1man Wrote:  Attendance at FB stadiums is an outdated indicator.
The future is revenue generated from NIU fans who tune in via radio, TV and increasingly internet.
A MAC sports channel should be considered.
I love NIU sports, but like most NIU Alumni dislike going to DeKalb.

Would rather spend money to watch NIU FB from home then travel, park and travel.

The future is engaging your fan base. The MAC does not generate a lot of TV revenue. Having your fans sit at home and watching the few games on TV and even more games on computer does not generate ticket revenue or donations. It would be interesting to see how much NIU lost in season ticket sales and donations with this year's schedule. I know they will lose me next year if this fiasco is continued.

Same here. I will still follow games but will be 100 percent done with season tickets if there is no improvement

Following games online through an NIU FB portal where fans pay to access high quality streaming and allow for interactive feedback is the future.
With the money saved on traveling, parking and tickets one could afford to pay that money to NIU FB through a specialized TV or online internet streaming access.
10-12-2017 10:30 AM
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RE: Attendance and the FBS
(10-12-2017 10:24 AM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  
(10-12-2017 10:08 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(10-12-2017 10:02 AM)sterling1man Wrote:  Attendance at FB stadiums is an outdated indicator.
The future is revenue generated from NIU fans who tune in via radio, TV and increasingly internet.
A MAC sports channel should be considered.
I love NIU sports, but like most NIU Alumni dislike going to DeKalb.

Would rather spend money to watch NIU FB from home then travel, park and travel.

The future is engaging your fan base. The MAC does not generate a lot of TV revenue. Having your fans sit at home and watching the few games on TV and even more games on computer does not generate ticket revenue or donations. It would be interesting to see how much NIU lost in season ticket sales and donations with this year's schedule. I know they will lose me next year if this fiasco is continued.

Same here. I will still follow games but will be 100 percent done with season tickets if there is no improvement

I have talked to several people where I park and in the HAF tent who have said the same thing. They all said they would love to go to more games but simply cannot attend the weekday games. They said it doesn't make sense to buy season tickets when you can only go to a couple games. And the folks in the HAF tent and where I park are the bigger donors.
10-12-2017 10:33 AM
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RE: Attendance and the FBS
NIU has a great business school and MIS program.
Why not devote money to capturing the future virtual access fans then spending money on stadium expansion.
10-12-2017 10:33 AM
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RE: Attendance and the FBS
(10-12-2017 10:30 AM)sterling1man Wrote:  
(10-12-2017 10:24 AM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  
(10-12-2017 10:08 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(10-12-2017 10:02 AM)sterling1man Wrote:  Attendance at FB stadiums is an outdated indicator.
The future is revenue generated from NIU fans who tune in via radio, TV and increasingly internet.
A MAC sports channel should be considered.
I love NIU sports, but like most NIU Alumni dislike going to DeKalb.

Would rather spend money to watch NIU FB from home then travel, park and travel.

The future is engaging your fan base. The MAC does not generate a lot of TV revenue. Having your fans sit at home and watching the few games on TV and even more games on computer does not generate ticket revenue or donations. It would be interesting to see how much NIU lost in season ticket sales and donations with this year's schedule. I know they will lose me next year if this fiasco is continued.

Same here. I will still follow games but will be 100 percent done with season tickets if there is no improvement

Following games online through an NIU FB portal where fans pay to access high quality streaming and allow for interactive feedback is the future.
With the money saved on traveling, parking and tickets one could afford to pay that money to NIU FB through a specialized TV or online internet streaming access.

Then why do we need stadium improvements or even stadiums for that matter?
10-12-2017 10:35 AM
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RE: Attendance and the FBS
(10-12-2017 10:33 AM)sterling1man Wrote:  NIU has a great business school and MIS program.
Why not devote money to capturing the future virtual access fans then spending money on stadium expansion.

NIU will not make money through the streaming of its games - no matter what they charge.
10-12-2017 10:37 AM
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RE: Attendance and the FBS
(10-12-2017 10:33 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(10-12-2017 10:24 AM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  
(10-12-2017 10:08 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(10-12-2017 10:02 AM)sterling1man Wrote:  Attendance at FB stadiums is an outdated indicator.
The future is revenue generated from NIU fans who tune in via radio, TV and increasingly internet.
A MAC sports channel should be considered.
I love NIU sports, but like most NIU Alumni dislike going to DeKalb.

Would rather spend money to watch NIU FB from home then travel, park and travel.

The future is engaging your fan base. The MAC does not generate a lot of TV revenue. Having your fans sit at home and watching the few games on TV and even more games on computer does not generate ticket revenue or donations. It would be interesting to see how much NIU lost in season ticket sales and donations with this year's schedule. I know they will lose me next year if this fiasco is continued.

Same here. I will still follow games but will be 100 percent done with season tickets if there is no improvement

I have talked to several people where I park and in the HAF tent who have said the same thing. They all said they would love to go to more games but simply cannot attend the weekday games. They said it doesn't make sense to buy season tickets when you can only go to a couple games. And the folks in the HAF tent and where I park are the bigger donors.

One has to weigh the pros versus the Cons.
You are talking about the old fashion goto the game and watch FB fans.
Yes they are important.
However the fan bases are not mutually exclusive.
maybe have fan boxes for the Mega goto the game fans, while simultaneously investing in a portal for the virtual "online" NIU fan base that clearly is the future growth area.
The trick is how to get money from that fan base.
Having paid for NIU Game access online through the NIU FB department on a platform created by the NIU business school might be an avenue worth persueing.
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10-12-2017 10:40 AM
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RE: Attendance and the FBS
(10-12-2017 10:37 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(10-12-2017 10:33 AM)sterling1man Wrote:  NIU has a great business school and MIS program.
Why not devote money to capturing the future virtual access fans then spending money on stadium expansion.

NIU will not make money through the streaming of its games - no matter what they charge.

I would pay a premium for a high quality FB game experience. Adding options for fans online to comment and connect(not unlike this board) would create a connection and enhance the virtual experience.

Would be willing to pay at least $30 a game.(without advertisements)
For those who wish to just see the great quality TV and NIU announcers a cheaper rate would do and the advertisers would cover the remainder.
10-12-2017 10:46 AM
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RE: Attendance and the FBS
(10-12-2017 10:46 AM)sterling1man Wrote:  
(10-12-2017 10:37 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(10-12-2017 10:33 AM)sterling1man Wrote:  NIU has a great business school and MIS program.
Why not devote money to capturing the future virtual access fans then spending money on stadium expansion.

NIU will not make money through the streaming of its games - no matter what they charge.

I would pay a premium for a high quality FB game experience. Adding options for fans online to comment and connect(not unlike this board) would create a connection and enhance the virtual experience.

Would be willing to pay at least $30 a game.(without advertisements)
For those who wish to just see the great quality TV and NIU announcers a cheaper rate would do and the advertisers would cover the remainder.

OMG. Think about what you are saying. There are 2 teams involved in each game. How much of that pie-in-the sky $30 per game do you think NIU would get (after production costs)? And how many people across the nation would pay that (or any) amount to watch our games? Now factor into that the lost ticket and concessions sales and donations to the HAF.
10-12-2017 10:54 AM
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RE: Attendance and the FBS
(10-12-2017 10:35 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(10-12-2017 10:30 AM)sterling1man Wrote:  
(10-12-2017 10:24 AM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  
(10-12-2017 10:08 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(10-12-2017 10:02 AM)sterling1man Wrote:  Attendance at FB stadiums is an outdated indicator.
The future is revenue generated from NIU fans who tune in via radio, TV and increasingly internet.
A MAC sports channel should be considered.
I love NIU sports, but like most NIU Alumni dislike going to DeKalb.

Would rather spend money to watch NIU FB from home then travel, park and travel.

The future is engaging your fan base. The MAC does not generate a lot of TV revenue. Having your fans sit at home and watching the few games on TV and even more games on computer does not generate ticket revenue or donations. It would be interesting to see how much NIU lost in season ticket sales and donations with this year's schedule. I know they will lose me next year if this fiasco is continued.

Same here. I will still follow games but will be 100 percent done with season tickets if there is no improvement

Following games online through an NIU FB portal where fans pay to access high quality streaming and allow for interactive feedback is the future.
With the money saved on traveling, parking and tickets one could afford to pay that money to NIU FB through a specialized TV or online internet streaming access.

Then why do we need stadium improvements or even stadiums for that matter?

That is the future Dogfan.

Stadium improvements costing tens of $millions are an old fashioned way to get big donors to spend. Problem one might argue is that they rarely recoup their investment.

Stadium boxes for high paying donors might pay back their costs and even generate revenue.

Students do not care for stadium improvements.Many would be angry with the tuition increases.

Fans like yourself who goto games are arguably the best and most dedicated fans.
Fans like myself who rarely goto games, but follow almost every game are arguably the majority of NIU FB fans.

Fans like myself get enjoyment from seeing NIU win games.
We prefer the convenience of home, and in my case would rather pay a premium for good NIU TV coverage then travel, park and buy a ticket.
Revenues from TV in many programs are very significant.
Why can NIU not move towards giving our alumni fan base a high quality dependable TV alternative, with archives and expert local analyses for a fee.
I would even listen to the regular irritating TCF bank commercials.
10-12-2017 10:57 AM
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