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RE: Guess attendance for Boston College
(08-14-2017 04:25 PM)uiniu57 Wrote:  
(08-12-2017 10:47 AM)Field Turf Wrote:  Not sure how long high school games last, but we might get some late arrivals from the DeKalb high school game that starts at 7 a couple miles away. Or could just be potential fans NIU will lose that night.

You obviously haven't been to a high school football game recently.
No. 1, none of them ever start on time.
No. 2, no one is going to leave Mundelein Carmel at DeKalb and say "let's see if we can find a parking spot and catch the last quarter of the NIU game." And nobody coming home from Sycamore at Grayslake North (7:15 p.m.) or Kaneland at Geneva (7 p.m.) will "swing by Huskie Stadium."
No. 3., best case scenario is those high school fans get home just in the nick of time and some have access to CBSSN or hear that the Huskies beat an ACC team. Then they get the urge to show up for EIU because it's one of the only two Saturday chances all autumn to see a home game.

No one that has been to Huskie Stadium in the last 10 years is going to say "let's see if we can find a parking spot"

but yes I agree with the rest...
08-15-2017 08:23 AM
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RE: Guess attendance for Boston College
Its been about 20 years since I move from IL to Oregon. I am not sure how I would have handled the midweek games, but I am guessing I would have kept on going. Especially during the good years. Now a days, I look forward to the away games out west.

I will be coming to the Midwest in 2018 for the Iowa and Utah games. My wife is a Utah Alum so it was easier to talk her into a 10 day trip out to 2 NIU games. LOL

In 2 weeks, I will root on the Huskies Woman's volleyball team when they travel to Eugene OR to take on the Ducks. As luck would have it, the Ducks football team is also home that evening, so I may go to that game as well. Tickets are cheap due to the opponent (S. Utah). Anyway, See you all in 2018. Unless your traveling to the SDSU game, I will be there too.
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RE: Guess attendance for Boston College
(08-15-2017 08:40 AM)Splooie99 Wrote:  Its been about 20 years since I move from IL to Oregon. I am not sure how I would have handled the midweek games, but I am guessing I would have kept on going. Especially during the good years. Now a days, I look forward to the away games out west.

I will be coming to the Midwest in 2018 for the Iowa and Utah games. My wife is a Utah Alum so it was easier to talk her into a 10 day trip out to 2 NIU games. LOL

In 2 weeks, I will root on the Huskies Woman's volleyball team when they travel to Eugene OR to take on the Ducks. As luck would have it, the Ducks football team is also home that evening, so I may go to that game as well. Tickets are cheap due to the opponent (S. Utah). Anyway, See you all in 2018. Unless your traveling to the SDSU game, I will be there too.

I forgot to add my guess before reading this was going to be 18K.
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RE: Guess attendance for Boston College
15,000
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RE: Guess attendance for Boston College
I think it will be 12.9 but sure would be nice if it was 15 given no one is going to the last 3 games
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RE: Guess attendance for Boston College
If good weather, 18k+. Would love to see 20k+.

God forbid we ever see a cool opponent on a Saturday afternoon with good weather. (i.e. every game at FSU and the like). We need our Saturday games back ASAP.
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RE: Guess attendance for Boston College
(08-15-2017 09:48 AM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  If good weather, 18k+. Would love to see 20k+.

God forbid we ever see a cool opponent on a Saturday afternoon with good weather. (i.e. every game at FSU and the like). We need our Saturday games back ASAP.

We have Utah at home on Saturday next year.
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(08-15-2017 09:49 AM)HuskieJohn Wrote:  
(08-15-2017 09:48 AM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  If good weather, 18k+. Would love to see 20k+.

God forbid we ever see a cool opponent on a Saturday afternoon with good weather. (i.e. every game at FSU and the like). We need our Saturday games back ASAP.

We have Utah at home on Saturday next year.

The attendance for that should be massive given Utah should be a top 25 team next year.
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(08-15-2017 09:48 AM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  If good weather, 18k+. Would love to see 20k+.

God forbid we ever see a cool opponent on a Saturday afternoon with good weather. (i.e. every game at FSU and the like). We need our Saturday games back ASAP.

I just think 15k is going to be asking too much given we are starting from such a low season ticket base now. That really brings the ceiling down when you don't have those season tickets sold.
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(08-15-2017 09:57 AM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  
(08-15-2017 09:48 AM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  If good weather, 18k+. Would love to see 20k+.

God forbid we ever see a cool opponent on a Saturday afternoon with good weather. (i.e. every game at FSU and the like). We need our Saturday games back ASAP.

I just think 15k is going to be asking too much given we are starting from such a low season ticket base now. That really brings the ceiling down when you don't have those season tickets sold.

We know MD, we've got your talking points down:

Frazier sucks
NIU sucks
Graham sucks
Carey sucks
Toledo is really good
NIU's marketing sucks
NIU's fanbase sucks - Definitely could be better
Weekday games suck - Agreed
the MAC sucks, but is also the best G5 conference by far - i agree the MAC sucks, but no way are they the best G5, they are third at best.
MAC AD's suck
Am I missing anything?
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RE: Guess attendance for Boston College
(08-15-2017 10:02 AM)DogPoundNorth Wrote:  
(08-15-2017 09:57 AM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  
(08-15-2017 09:48 AM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  If good weather, 18k+. Would love to see 20k+.

God forbid we ever see a cool opponent on a Saturday afternoon with good weather. (i.e. every game at FSU and the like). We need our Saturday games back ASAP.

I just think 15k is going to be asking too much given we are starting from such a low season ticket base now. That really brings the ceiling down when you don't have those season tickets sold.

We know MD, we've got your talking points down:

Frazier sucks
NIU sucks
Graham sucks
Carey sucks
Toledo is really good
NIU's marketing sucks
NIU's fanbase sucks - Definitely could be better
Weekday games suck - Agreed
the MAC sucks, but is also the best G5 conference by far - i agree the MAC sucks, but no way are they the best G5, they are third at best.
MAC AD's suck
Am I missing anything?

You forgot the argument that we don't have any playmakers.... and that we're destined to suck this year.
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RE: Guess attendance for Boston College
East side will be 85% full.
West side will be 60% full.
16,657


If it rains after 6:30pm cut that total number by a 1/3rd but that would mostly come from the East side.
08-22-2017 01:39 PM
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(08-22-2017 01:39 PM)HuskieJohn Wrote:  East side will be 85% full.
West side will be 60% full.
16,657


If it rains after 6:30pm cut that total number by a 1/3rd but that would mostly come from the East side.

For what it is worth this far out, the forecast is for mostly sunny with a high of 74 and a low of 55. If that holds up that is great weather for a game!

I will be optimistic and say 18.500.
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(08-12-2017 09:18 AM)dekalb222 Wrote:  13k, it's Labor Day weekend no students and many town people leave or will be at the High School game.

Not only the high school game at DeKalb. All the high school games everywhere else. Every high school football player from anywhere within 50 miles that might just want to come see Boston College will be playing that night. May not cost thousands of fans, but it could cost some.

13,000 is probably a solid guess.
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I got a cheap flight and am coming up for the game. Bringing 4. Don't let me down, Huskies.
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20k+. Book it. Big walk up crowd. Looking forward to a full 5 hr tailgate kicking the festivities off even earlier with Cub game starting at 1:20 pm.
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(08-22-2017 10:28 PM)MiamiHuskie Wrote:  I got a cheap flight and am coming up for the game. Bringing 4. Don't let me down, Huskies.

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Group of 21 attending, tailgating in Stevenson Lot.....super excited. Go Huskies!

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Anyone know how the $15 ticket thing worked out?
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Just wondering how Boston College travels. They may bring more fans than our normal opponents at Huskie Stadium. This could help attendance numbers.

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