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RE: Norfolk State
Hey folks. This is a neutral site game (even though ODU is the home team) so the best seats were split between ODU and NSU. Preference was given to seating our season ticket holders closer to mid-court, even if it was higher up, rather than closer the court behind the basket. Hard to meet everyone's expectations when seating all our season ticket holders in what amounts to half a building. Feel your frustration and will share it with others. Hope everyone will bear with us for this one game and come out and support the team.

Keep in mind there are no suites or club seats in Scope, so all of those seat holders had to be incorporated into the lower level seating for this game. We also have player guests and students we have to accommodate in our seating allocation.
12-17-2017 09:56 PM
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Thanks.
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12-17-2017 10:03 PM
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(12-17-2017 09:56 PM)JChandler Wrote:  Hey folks. This is a neutral site game (even though ODU is the home team) so the best seats were split between ODU and NSU. Preference was given to seating our season ticket holders closer to mid-court, even if it was higher up, rather than closer the court behind the basket. Hard to meet everyone's expectations when seating all our season ticket holders in what amounts to half a building. Feel your frustration and will share it with others. Hope everyone will bear with us for this one game and come out and support the team.

Keep in mind there are no suites or club seats in Scope, so all of those seat holders had to be incorporated into the lower level seating for this game. We also have player guests and students we have to accommodate in our seating allocation.


I’m still disappointed, but thank you very much for the explanation. Curious how many season ticket holders NSU has. The handful of times I’ve been over there, the turnout isn’t super robust to be polite. Im not sure they’d have the bodies for a “split”. I appreciate you being active on the boards and sharing.


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RE: Norfolk State
Appreciate the answer but not buying it completely. People who have some of the best seats at the Ted and FF magically are not even able to be center court in the nosebleeds. Hidden away up in a dark corner of scope. It doesn’t add up. Interesting time to show that level of loyalty when you’re begging for donations.
12-17-2017 10:17 PM
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Just took a look at NSU’s website and don’t see a home game with attendance listed at more than 2000 (this year). In fact, the last two home games are listed respectively at 381 and 284. I’m not sure I see much to split with.

Edit: this year qualifier


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12-17-2017 10:22 PM
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Dr. C-Thanks for the answers! We appreciate your filling in the blanks...more than once! I would guess we have at least double the season ticket holders than NSU. That is the biggest frustration for us.

I haven't been to Scope since the notorious post season game that the VB police took Bazemore away. Anyone remember what it cost to park under the arena? Also if there is a ramp or less steps one of the areas getting to Scope? I'm still not walking well after my surgery.
12-17-2017 10:23 PM
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$5 parking fee for the right to sit in our nosebleed seats. What a crock!!! The powers that be in athletics administration just don't get it!!! The list of snafu's just goes on and on. Aim High...oh, wait a minute, wrong sport...again.
12-17-2017 10:35 PM
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Why exactly are we playing a neutral site game against NSU at a terrible venue when the game and the likely crowd could easily have been accommodated in our fantastic arena a couple miles away? Giving them half the seats when they probably are lucky to draw 1000 a game seems pretty silly. We need to value our basketball brand a lot more we do. It seems at every turn our men's basketball team is treated like it's low mid major. Aim Higher.

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12-17-2017 10:41 PM
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RE: Norfolk State
City parking for the game is $5 per vehicle. I don't remember where the accessible parking is at Scope...I assume it is in the underground garage. Neither school is holding parking, except for the working staff, but we were told the garage would fill up quickly (long before tipoff). Most fans can expect to park across the street in the City's surface lots.

We worked hard with the staff at Scope to provide a pre-game hospitality space so our donors can have an experience similar to what they have in the Big Blue Room at the Ted. Hope everyone who can, will come early and enjoy.
12-17-2017 10:47 PM
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Plus they do next to nothing to excite those who continue to support. Yet, donate donate donate folks! There will be plenty of non-NSU season ticket holders sitting 5 rows from the court because they get half the building to sell? Yet, those of us who sit 5 rows from the court at the Ted get to use binoculars to see a “home game.” What a joke.
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