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RE: Ways to market our teams- basketball attendance
(12-02-2017 08:14 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  
(12-02-2017 07:30 PM)notnow Wrote:  If they(big money season ticket holders)know they need to attend games(or have tickets used) in order to avoid having their seats in the area opened up to general admission, they may attend more games. If attendance helped season ticket holders improve their seating in the future, maybe more attendance would result. The best net effect is more people would have a chance to sit in better seats and improving the electricity in Bartow and they may aspire to donate money in order to get those seats in the future. Electric atmosphere can help sell tickets too. Current ticket scanning system should show which tickets were used.

If you take away seats that people have paid for for years, they will take the thousands of dollars that they donate and spend it somewhere else. I damn sure would. Put me out of seats that I've paid for and sat in for years and I'll fold my remaining tickets into a bunch of sharp points and deliver them to the AD and offer him extensive instructions as to where he can stuff them.

Alienating your donors is dumb. We're not UK or Louisville, with a perennially sold out arena and a waiting list to buy season tickets. We need the money more than we need to make people who pay for a GA seat all happy to sit courtside.

Fill in the empty seats at eight minutes or halftime? Okay. Tell people they can no longer buy the seasons that they have had for years? You're nuts. Makes no sense whatsoever.

Ideas like that is why these threads are dumb. Most of the ideas is not how to improve attendance, but how to get themselves better seats without paying more
12-02-2017 08:40 PM
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RE: Ways to market our teams- basketball attendance
I agree to some degree, but I have no way to know where Notnow's season tickets are. Or if he buys them, for that matter.

We've discussed the empty seats in the Frozen 100 every year that I've been on the board. Empty seats there detract from the home court advantage and look awful on television. It would be better if those seats were full of screaming students the way they are at Duke. At the risk of pointing out the obvious, we're not Duke.

I really don't have a problem with letting the upper deck migrate down at halftime or something on that order. Talking about screwing with people's season tickets, particularly when they pay hundreds or thousands extra in scholarship donations for them, that's just nuts.
12-02-2017 10:40 PM
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RE: Ways to market our teams- basketball attendance
Years ago when Gene was AD, during a particularly poorly attended game, Gene waived everyone down to the lower level and then at half time, I think the announcer told everyone it was ok to come on down. I don't think it was a snow day, maybe just bitterly cold. And it might have been a TV game.

A few years after that, a reporter, Tim Stephens, had told me by email to come down and say hi and I tried to do that at half time only to be stopped by the ushers. I told them I would come back up after a few minutes. The answer was still no.
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Depends on the usher, especially at halftime.

Tim moved back to Birmingham recently.
12-03-2017 01:30 AM
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Middle Tennessee’s next four games are against Vandy, Ole Miss, Auburn, and Princeton. The Ole Miss game is a home game for MT.
12-03-2017 06:13 PM
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(12-02-2017 07:58 PM)ICB Wrote:  Over the past 12 years our conference strength has declined tremendously and we’ve only made 2 NCAA tournament appearances. People aren’t scrambling to buy tickets to what we are offering. Unless one or both of those things change, it will be more of the same.

Schedule has greatly declined, but let's not sell ourself short on NCAA appearances. From 2005-2016 (last 12 years), we've had 4 NCAA tournaments and won a first round game in two of those.
12-04-2017 01:08 PM
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(12-01-2017 10:22 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  Try free pizza. Usually a nationally televised game gets out the Greeks so they can be seen on TV looking at their phones.

There was free full moon for students before the Memphis game.
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