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RE: Football Season Tickets
(03-07-2018 08:58 PM)HuskieJoe Wrote:  
(03-03-2018 11:12 AM)HuskieFootball Addict Wrote:  
(03-02-2018 06:45 PM)HuskieJoe Wrote:  
(03-02-2018 06:31 PM)HuskieFootball Addict Wrote:  
(03-02-2018 04:08 PM)bikechuck Wrote:  A bit of a slap in the face to out of state Huskie fans who might like to attend these games and sit with Huskie students and alums.

Yes exactly what I thought.
We have Huskies all over - MileHigh is out west that way ...he may have been planning to go to the BYU game. Now he & his family can't sit with other Huskie fans.

I just don't get their thinking with this....

Check with the Alumni Association. I bought tickets from the Alumni Association after they stopped accepting orders for the SDSU game last year through Athletic Department.

Good suggestion for others - thanks.

I'm not an alum & not a member of Alumni Assoc. plus they are permanently on my "naughty" list for their blatant refusal to help with the Diesel Memorial in any way whatsoever. They were total jerks to us.

Well sorry about your experiences with the Alumni Association. I am an alum but not a member of the Alumni Association. When I bought the tickets, I was able to do it through their promotion through Ticketmaster online and didn’t have to call them. This was also much closer to the game (like a couple months out) and not when tickets are initially offered through the ticket office.

I would think they definitely would have something for BYU given it’s a part of the country we haven’t played at ever / in a long time and An alumni gathering likely would be planned.

Thanks for the info HuskieJoe. Appreciate it.
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RE: Football Season Tickets
(03-07-2018 07:39 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(03-07-2018 12:50 PM)HuskieFootball Addict Wrote:  
(03-03-2018 05:39 PM)Dtownboys Wrote:  
(03-03-2018 05:04 PM)HUSKIEFOOTBALLFAN Wrote:  
(03-02-2018 03:38 PM)HuskieFootball Addict Wrote:  Got my renewal packet for season tickets in today's mail.

Tickets for Iowa game $50 - you must be a season ticket holder AND a HAF donor to buy tickets.

FSU tickets $35 You must be a season ticket holder to buy tickets.

BYU tickets $35 You must be a season ticket holder.

Jeez. I was hoping to go to Iowa game. These are really sh*tty conditions. Won't that limit attendance by NIU fans - especially those who live outside the area? What genius came up with that idea. 03-banghead

First of all I'm guessing that tickets are very limited. For away games, they should considering changing this to be either a season ticket holder or HAF member. I can see where fans living in Florida don't buy season tickets may but donate to HAF. They should have the opportunity to buy the tickets. If they need to go to the point system due to a shortage of tickets than do it.

Any leftover tickets should go to the Alumni Association or other area.

This is a great suggestion. It's nice to see a solution offered and not just complaining.

Well for one thing Dtownboys, I AM a season ticket holder & have been for something like 16 years now (lost count - I am getting old). I attend all Sat. home games & typically 1 home weeknight game. If all home games were on Sat. I would be at every one. I am getting older now & I don't know how much longer I can go to games. I would guess maybe 10 years possibly less, So I want to go to as many as I can.
Secondly, not everyone has a lot of extra $$$$ - me being one of them. While I am unable to donate money to HAF, I would like to go to away game that is within driving distance to see my Huskies play & sit with other Huskie fans - not in the middle of a bunch of Iowa fans. The stipulation that to buy tickets for BYU game or FSU game that you have to be a season ticket holder is ridiculous for people who live in FL or so far out of state. Come on. Suggesting they buy season tickets is kind of ridiculous.
Not everyone can afford to do that . If you can, that's great. But don't assume everyone can afford to do that - no matter how "cheap" you think season tickets may be. I actually have to save up to buy them so it's likely there are other fans who also have to save up for them.

It seems to me that having these conditions of being a season ticket holder excludes the fans who live out of state & wanted to see their team play and sit with other Huskie fans. I don't see a solution other than buying tickets on stubhub & sitting among the opposing teams fans. There probably is a shortage of Iowa tickets - those of us who wanted to go are disappointed. Surely you can understand that?


I feel for you, HFA. They should be taking care of dedicated, loyal fans like you. If I hadn't cancelled my season tickets this year, I would have bought the Iowa game tickets for you.

Thanks for that, DogFan. Means a lot to me. 04-cheers
Last time we played at Iowa I got tix thru NIU, booked the hotel right away probably in May to be sure we had a place to stay. We drove there on Friday & tailgated early. Ended up not being able to go to the game after all. Remember how hot it was? over 100 degrees ...I got really sick feeling from the heat ( my heart medication - have trouble with extreme heat I now know) & we ended up not going to the game. Just came home instead. Was just hoping to make it this time. I'll watch on TV ... Maybe will try to go to Ball State game instead.
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(03-12-2018 11:52 AM)HuskieFootball Addict Wrote:  
(03-07-2018 07:39 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(03-07-2018 12:50 PM)HuskieFootball Addict Wrote:  
(03-03-2018 05:39 PM)Dtownboys Wrote:  
(03-03-2018 05:04 PM)HUSKIEFOOTBALLFAN Wrote:  First of all I'm guessing that tickets are very limited. For away games, they should considering changing this to be either a season ticket holder or HAF member. I can see where fans living in Florida don't buy season tickets may but donate to HAF. They should have the opportunity to buy the tickets. If they need to go to the point system due to a shortage of tickets than do it.

Any leftover tickets should go to the Alumni Association or other area.

This is a great suggestion. It's nice to see a solution offered and not just complaining.

Well for one thing Dtownboys, I AM a season ticket holder & have been for something like 16 years now (lost count - I am getting old). I attend all Sat. home games & typically 1 home weeknight game. If all home games were on Sat. I would be at every one. I am getting older now & I don't know how much longer I can go to games. I would guess maybe 10 years possibly less, So I want to go to as many as I can.
Secondly, not everyone has a lot of extra $$$$ - me being one of them. While I am unable to donate money to HAF, I would like to go to away game that is within driving distance to see my Huskies play & sit with other Huskie fans - not in the middle of a bunch of Iowa fans. The stipulation that to buy tickets for BYU game or FSU game that you have to be a season ticket holder is ridiculous for people who live in FL or so far out of state. Come on. Suggesting they buy season tickets is kind of ridiculous.
Not everyone can afford to do that . If you can, that's great. But don't assume everyone can afford to do that - no matter how "cheap" you think season tickets may be. I actually have to save up to buy them so it's likely there are other fans who also have to save up for them.

It seems to me that having these conditions of being a season ticket holder excludes the fans who live out of state & wanted to see their team play and sit with other Huskie fans. I don't see a solution other than buying tickets on stubhub & sitting among the opposing teams fans. There probably is a shortage of Iowa tickets - those of us who wanted to go are disappointed. Surely you can understand that?


I feel for you, HFA. They should be taking care of dedicated, loyal fans like you. If I hadn't cancelled my season tickets this year, I would have bought the Iowa game tickets for you.

Thanks for that, DogFan. Means a lot to me. 04-cheers
Last time we played at Iowa I got tix thru NIU, booked the hotel right away probably in May to be sure we had a place to stay. We drove there on Friday & tailgated early. Ended up not being able to go to the game after all. Remember how hot it was? over 100 degrees ...I got really sick feeling from the heat ( my heart medication - have trouble with extreme heat I now know) & we ended up not going to the game. Just came home instead. Was just hoping to make it this time. I'll watch on TV ... Maybe will try to go to Ball State game instead.

I know what you mean about the heat. I'm the same way. And I have an even worse reaction to the cold, which is one of the reasons I don't go to our winter midweek night games. For some reason, I can take the cold better during the day when it's light out.
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RE: Football Season Tickets
Coaches club is an extra $700 per pass to get in. You can purchase as many as you want but it is more convenient to have CC passes = # of tickets. So 4 passes = $2800 plus your ticket costs . If you donate that much to HAF it's just a bookkeeping entry in lieu of the donation going to a specific sport or campaign. I suspect that the "excess" dollars, of which there have to be many because the value is much less than $700, just flow into the general athletic fund anyway.
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(03-09-2018 04:01 PM)HuskieTap22 Wrote:  A couple scheduling updates.

Maine @ NIU in 2021; replaces Maryland game
NIU @ Kentucky in 2022
EIU @ NIU in 2022

http://www.fbschedules.com/2018/03/niu-k...maine-eiu/

Winable games.i like it.
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(03-12-2018 03:57 PM)NIUSAE Wrote:  Coaches club is an extra $700 per pass to get in. You can purchase as many as you want but it is more convenient to have CC passes = # of tickets. So 4 passes = $2800 plus your ticket costs . If you donate that much to HAF it's just a bookkeeping entry in lieu of the donation going to a specific sport or campaign. I suspect that the "excess" dollars, of which there have to be many because the value is much less than $700, just flow into the general athletic fund anyway.
thanks for the info. must be enough sold to justify the price. i hope. our chairbacks seemed awful empty last yr

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I agree that the chairbacks and benchbacks were rather empty last year. Must be like some on the board that don't want to get season tickets if they aren't going to make all the games.
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(03-14-2018 02:03 PM)NIUSAE Wrote:  I agree that the chairbacks and benchbacks were rather empty last year. Must be like some on the board that don't want to get season tickets if they aren't going to make all the games.

Per what the ticket office told me, those were all sold last year. I asked about moving closer to the field, and they said they had no openings currently.
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(03-14-2018 02:39 PM)GeorgeBorkFan Wrote:  
(03-14-2018 02:03 PM)NIUSAE Wrote:  I agree that the chairbacks and benchbacks were rather empty last year. Must be like some on the board that don't want to get season tickets if they aren't going to make all the games.

Per what the ticket office told me, those were all sold last year. I asked about moving closer to the field, and they said they had no openings currently.
i am a diehard and get fired up for stops. westside chairback but standing on 3rd down on defense. join me ! or deal with it. probably a waste to have me in the coaches club anywho. everyone come and make it fun! personally i think band day is stellar, cant beat it. i live 50 min away and will not give up my seats.

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Another home game added. The OOC schedule now appears to be set for the next five seasons.

Rhode Island @ NIU in 2020

http://www.fbschedules.com/2018/03/north...land-2020/
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(03-19-2018 11:49 AM)HuskieTap22 Wrote:  Another home game added. The OOC schedule now appears to be set for the next five seasons.

Rhode Island @ NIU in 2020

http://www.fbschedules.com/2018/03/north...land-2020/

Ah the old "pay an FCS team from 1,000+ miles away $400k for our home opener" plan. Yikes.
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(03-19-2018 11:55 AM)armour248 Wrote:  
(03-19-2018 11:49 AM)HuskieTap22 Wrote:  Another home game added. The OOC schedule now appears to be set for the next five seasons.

Rhode Island @ NIU in 2020

http://www.fbschedules.com/2018/03/north...land-2020/

Ah the old "pay an FCS team from 1,000+ miles away $400k for our home opener" plan. Yikes.

At least its a flagship FCS and not some random directional. (Yes I know we're a directional, yes I hate it).
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I'm still holding out for a re-match with the mighty Blue Hose of Presbyterian College. Of course, I'll always settle for the Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech.
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(03-19-2018 12:32 PM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  
(03-19-2018 11:55 AM)armour248 Wrote:  
(03-19-2018 11:49 AM)HuskieTap22 Wrote:  Another home game added. The OOC schedule now appears to be set for the next five seasons.

Rhode Island @ NIU in 2020

http://www.fbschedules.com/2018/03/north...land-2020/

Ah the old "pay an FCS team from 1,000+ miles away $400k for our home opener" plan. Yikes.

At least its a flagship FCS and not some random directional. (Yes I know we're a directional, yes I hate it).

I would rather it be an in-state directional.
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(03-20-2018 09:18 AM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(03-19-2018 12:32 PM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  
(03-19-2018 11:55 AM)armour248 Wrote:  
(03-19-2018 11:49 AM)HuskieTap22 Wrote:  Another home game added. The OOC schedule now appears to be set for the next five seasons.

Rhode Island @ NIU in 2020

http://www.fbschedules.com/2018/03/north...land-2020/

Ah the old "pay an FCS team from 1,000+ miles away $400k for our home opener" plan. Yikes.

At least its a flagship FCS and not some random directional. (Yes I know we're a directional, yes I hate it).

I would rather it be an in-state directional.

+1, I know a lot goes into scheduling, so maybe this was the best option, but man it seems so easy/simple to make sure we have one of the FCS Illinois schools every year we need to have a home FCS game.
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(03-20-2018 12:08 PM)17Huskies Wrote:  
(03-20-2018 09:18 AM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(03-19-2018 12:32 PM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  
(03-19-2018 11:55 AM)armour248 Wrote:  
(03-19-2018 11:49 AM)HuskieTap22 Wrote:  Another home game added. The OOC schedule now appears to be set for the next five seasons.

Rhode Island @ NIU in 2020

http://www.fbschedules.com/2018/03/north...land-2020/

Ah the old "pay an FCS team from 1,000+ miles away $400k for our home opener" plan. Yikes.

At least its a flagship FCS and not some random directional. (Yes I know we're a directional, yes I hate it).

I would rather it be an in-state directional.

+1, I know a lot goes into scheduling, so maybe this was the best option, but man it seems so easy/simple to make sure we have one of the FCS Illinois schools every year we need to have a home FCS game.

Agreed. With our seemingly new scheduling model of 1 home OOC game, unless that game is a P5 or quality G5, it might as well be an in-state FCS team.
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Anyone else getting numerous (recorded) calls from Rod about season ticket renewals/purchases and HAF donations? So far, I have gotten 2 at work and 2 at home. And we still have a week to go before the deadline, so I assume there will be more.

This is exactly like election time. The calls are free-flowing until the election; then they magically stop. I am sure there will be no more phone calls from Athletics after next week.....until next year's season ticket/HAF renewals are due. This is that wonderful time of year when they wake up and realize that we exist.
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That’s the last voice I would want to hear at the other end of the phone. I’ll consider buying season tickets once he’s fired.
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(03-19-2018 11:49 AM)HuskieTap22 Wrote:  Another home game added. The OOC schedule now appears to be set for the next five seasons.

Rhode Island @ NIU in 2020

http://www.fbschedules.com/2018/03/north...land-2020/

RAM TOUGH!

Loved the basketball squad the last couple years. May need to go Ray Raner with my $5 Forman Mills RI sweatshirt with NIU gear.

Still looking for some Blue "Hoes" gear.

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(04-19-2018 01:22 PM)PrideinthePack2 Wrote:  That’s the last voice I would want to hear at the other end of the phone. I’ll consider buying season tickets once he’s fired.

You may want to re-consider. Rod said that those renewing their season tickets and HAF donations can take turns calling the 4th and long plays from deep in our own end! And, if the plays don't work, he'll take the blame! You just can't pass this up!!! 04-jawdrop
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