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RE: Big Announcement - Athletics
(02-12-2020 11:48 AM)Stay Cool Wrote:  
(02-12-2020 11:39 AM)BleedsHuskieRed Wrote:  BYU game moved to SeatGeek Stadium. lolz
Is that really the announcement?

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Yep, per the ol' Twitter.
02-12-2020 11:49 AM
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(02-12-2020 11:49 AM)BleedsHuskieRed Wrote:  
(02-12-2020 11:48 AM)Stay Cool Wrote:  
(02-12-2020 11:39 AM)BleedsHuskieRed Wrote:  BYU game moved to SeatGeek Stadium. lolz
Is that really the announcement?

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02-12-2020 11:51 AM
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Talk about garbage. Unless they are paying us a large amount to have the game on there it is complete garbage
02-12-2020 11:54 AM
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RE: Big Announcement - Athletics
(02-12-2020 11:51 AM)Stay Cool Wrote:  
(02-12-2020 11:49 AM)BleedsHuskieRed Wrote:  
(02-12-2020 11:48 AM)Stay Cool Wrote:  
(02-12-2020 11:39 AM)BleedsHuskieRed Wrote:  BYU game moved to SeatGeek Stadium. lolz
Is that really the announcement?

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i mean, this might not be a bad thing, depending on draw. Maybe if it sells out we'll move all games there. The Fire moved out and really, what is it you want, sold out crowds or games in DeKalb? 05-stirthepot
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That is straight up garbage. Why am I buying season tickets again? 2 Saturday home games now?
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Giving up a Saturday home game with a quality opponent to move it to a stadium that the Fire left because of its awful location makes absolutely no sense. I have had season tickets for over 40 years and this is getting tougher and tougher each year to justify renewing.
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RE: Big Announcement - Athletics
(02-12-2020 11:48 AM)Stay Cool Wrote:  
(02-12-2020 11:39 AM)BleedsHuskieRed Wrote:  BYU game moved to SeatGeek Stadium. lolz
Is that really the announcement?

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What is Seatgeek stadium?
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Actually somewhat pissed about this. Was going to be one of the better home schedules in a long time with Toledo at home too. Would have been a well attended game either place. After a **** season they had, shouldn’t really alienate existing fan base more.

The game at the cell was different as it had some nostalgia for being a baseball field with some history behind it. This is in a crap area (no offense to anyone that lives in Bedford) with nothing to do before/after the game.

Bad call by SF if comes out as true
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RE: Big Announcement - Athletics
(02-12-2020 12:06 PM)HuskieDave Wrote:  Giving up a Saturday home game with a quality opponent to move it to a stadium that the Fire left because of its awful location makes absolutely no sense. I have had season tickets for over 40 years and this is getting tougher and tougher each year to justify renewing.

Yep I am not renewing tickets this year
02-12-2020 12:07 PM
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(02-12-2020 12:06 PM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  
(02-12-2020 11:48 AM)Stay Cool Wrote:  
(02-12-2020 11:39 AM)BleedsHuskieRed Wrote:  BYU game moved to SeatGeek Stadium. lolz
Is that really the announcement?

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What is Seatgeek stadium?
It's the stadium the Chicago Fire abandoned due to it's terrible location

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RE: Big Announcement - Athletics
(02-12-2020 12:06 PM)HuskieDave Wrote:  Giving up a Saturday home game with a quality opponent to move it to a stadium that the Fire left because of its awful location makes absolutely no sense. I have had season tickets for over 40 years and this is getting tougher and tougher each year to justify renewing.

I haven’t been 40 years but do buy 4 seats for the last 10 years and can’t find people half the time to come for all midweek games late in the year. This game would have had a group going to Dekalb and bars after the game/spent money in the town. It is getting harder and harder to justify buying season tickets
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Schedulepalooza now means about as much to me as a telemarketing call from Branson Missouri. Frazier is a fraud and a joke
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RE: Big Announcement - Athletics
(02-12-2020 12:08 PM)Stay Cool Wrote:  
(02-12-2020 12:06 PM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  
(02-12-2020 11:48 AM)Stay Cool Wrote:  
(02-12-2020 11:39 AM)BleedsHuskieRed Wrote:  BYU game moved to SeatGeek Stadium. lolz
Is that really the announcement?

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What is Seatgeek stadium?
It's the stadium the Chicago Fire abandoned due to it's terrible location

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Oh just wow. I at least thought it was a mocking name for Guaranteed Rate Field
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What the hell? Do they not hear the complaints of the few fans they have left about the home scheduling?
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(02-12-2020 08:35 AM)HuskieTap22 Wrote:  Let the speculation begin..!

@SeanTFrazier
Big Announcement happening in our future #HuskieNation Having 160 Thousand living alumni in the Chicagoland area & Chicago the 3rd largest media market in the country we have an Exciting Opportunity to continue our engagement & National Branding! Forward #NIU
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So-- we have 160,000 alumni living in the area and 3rd largest medial market and we move the game to a stadium basically the same size as Huskie Stadium (28,000 capacity)??????

We give up a Saturday in DeKalb and completely make a fraud of that great scheduling event we had bringing "bigger" teams to DeKalb.

I am willing to bet that we draw ZERO additional BYU alum because the game is in Bridgeview instead of DeKalb.

On--the flip side---IF we draw 20,000+ at the game---why not move EVERY game there?

Playing in a 75% empty Wrigley, G-Rate or Soldier Field would be much more appealing.

Oh yeah---I forgot "National Branding"....right out of Bridgeview, IL. Good one, Sean.
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(02-12-2020 10:05 AM)Stay Cool Wrote:  To be fair, the Kent game had a pretty decent turnout

To be accurate, today's "decent turnout" is equal to the "below average" turnout during the Evans Field House days.

Now having read further posts, I'm editing my original post.

With this stupid move, STF is trying to make the declining football attendance make more sense when compared with the pitiful average basketball attendance.
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(02-12-2020 12:09 PM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  Schedulepalooza now means about as much to me as a telemarketing call from Branson Missouri. Frazier is a fraud and a joke

Un-schedulapalooza.
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RE: Big Announcement - Athletics
(02-12-2020 12:08 PM)Stay Cool Wrote:  
(02-12-2020 12:06 PM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  
(02-12-2020 11:48 AM)Stay Cool Wrote:  
(02-12-2020 11:39 AM)BleedsHuskieRed Wrote:  BYU game moved to SeatGeek Stadium. lolz
Is that really the announcement?

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What is Seatgeek stadium?
It's the stadium the Chicago Fire abandoned due to it's terrible location

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I think the badness of the location has been overstated (and in the Fire's case had a certain bias) It's no worse than Midway. Not great, but not terrible. It's main limitation is poor transit access.

I wouldn't mind moving midweek games there if this has better than DeKalb usual (bad) attendance.
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He probably got a good deal to play at an abandoned stadium. ESPN3 is already getting its cameras in place!

If this is indeed true, I will give up my 4 season tickets. I've had enough. Easy enough to just buy single game tickets for the one or two Saturday games in DeKalb, if the weather is decent.
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Official Announcement


Tickets will be $25 for season ticket holders.
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