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RE: Game Time Set for the Protective Stadium debut
A lot depends on how effective season tickets and group sales are between now and August. Add 2K more to the base and shoot for another 2000 per game in group sales. Aim high. Add other 1000 per game in flex packs.
05-27-2021 04:19 PM
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05-27-2021 04:35 PM
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RE: Game Time Set for the Protective Stadium debut
(05-27-2021 03:07 PM)BlazerMatt Wrote:  Was talking with someone about expected crowds this year, and I just don't see us averaging nearly as many fans as I think some people expect. I think a 10-15% increase in fans over our last "normal" legion field season (2019)is a more realistic expectation.

For that season we averaged 24725, but that number was somewhat artificially inflated by having 40k for our first game of the season against Alabama St. For our other 5 home games that year we averaged 21,840 people, and like most seasons, the average attendance dropped off pretty steadily as the season went along. For games starting after the 1st of October (as all of our home games will this year) we averaged 20300.

So say our baseline attendance is somewhere between the 21k outlined above and the nearly 25k that was our official average and say we could count on 23k buts in seats at Legion field for your an average home game not against State or A&M. A 10% increase on that moving to Protective would be 25,300 average for the season. a 15% increase over 23k would be 26,450 average for the season. While either number is going to look a lot better in protective than it did in Legion, it still just puts us at just over 50% capacity for our shiny new 47k seat stadium

Hopefully we have a sell out for Liberty and that boosts the average, but I'm not counting on it. Hell, hopefully we sellout for the year, but i'd definitely bet against that happening year one.

Agreed. I’ve thought this all along. But, if we get students to the games, and they enjoy the game and atmosphere, they will hopefully come back after graduation. Despite what some on here think, everybody doesn’t leave the state immediately after graduation, and there are plenty of good jobs around.
05-27-2021 04:50 PM
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(05-27-2021 04:35 PM)WesternBlazer Wrote:  https://www.al.com/uab/2021/05/kickoff-t...games.html

Complete sentences are optional in Dudley's stories. Hell, all he does is copy the UAB press release. How hard is it to actually copy the complete sentences?
05-27-2021 05:03 PM
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(05-27-2021 05:03 PM)busch Wrote:  
(05-27-2021 04:35 PM)WesternBlazer Wrote:  https://www.al.com/uab/2021/05/kickoff-t...games.html

Complete sentences are optional in Dudley's stories. Hell, all he does is copy the UAB press release. How hard is it to actually copy the complete sentences?
It also has an error. UAB-Georgia is on ESPN2, not SEC Network.
05-27-2021 05:09 PM
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(05-27-2021 05:09 PM)DuelingDragon Wrote:  
(05-27-2021 05:03 PM)busch Wrote:  
(05-27-2021 04:35 PM)WesternBlazer Wrote:  https://www.al.com/uab/2021/05/kickoff-t...games.html

Complete sentences are optional in Dudley's stories. Hell, all he does is copy the UAB press release. How hard is it to actually copy the complete sentences?
It also has an error. UAB-Georgia is on ESPN2, not SEC Network.

Just lazy.
05-27-2021 07:25 PM
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(05-27-2021 07:25 PM)BlazerDave Wrote:  
(05-27-2021 05:09 PM)DuelingDragon Wrote:  
(05-27-2021 05:03 PM)busch Wrote:  
(05-27-2021 04:35 PM)WesternBlazer Wrote:  https://www.al.com/uab/2021/05/kickoff-t...games.html

Complete sentences are optional in Dudley's stories. Hell, all he does is copy the UAB press release. How hard is it to actually copy the complete sentences?
It also has an error. UAB-Georgia is on ESPN2, not SEC Network.

Just lazy.

I mean, I can handle lazy, but my suspicion is that he wrote it before it was announced and was just guessing, which isnt something you want a newspaper reporter to be doing.
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Dudley Do Wrong Rimshot
05-28-2021 05:54 AM
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(05-27-2021 04:50 PM)blazers9911 Wrote:  
(05-27-2021 03:07 PM)BlazerMatt Wrote:  Was talking with someone about expected crowds this year, and I just don't see us averaging nearly as many fans as I think some people expect. I think a 10-15% increase in fans over our last "normal" legion field season (2019)is a more realistic expectation.

For that season we averaged 24725, but that number was somewhat artificially inflated by having 40k for our first game of the season against Alabama St. For our other 5 home games that year we averaged 21,840 people, and like most seasons, the average attendance dropped off pretty steadily as the season went along. For games starting after the 1st of October (as all of our home games will this year) we averaged 20300.

So say our baseline attendance is somewhere between the 21k outlined above and the nearly 25k that was our official average and say we could count on 23k buts in seats at Legion field for your an average home game not against State or A&M. A 10% increase on that moving to Protective would be 25,300 average for the season. a 15% increase over 23k would be 26,450 average for the season. While either number is going to look a lot better in protective than it did in Legion, it still just puts us at just over 50% capacity for our shiny new 47k seat stadium

Hopefully we have a sell out for Liberty and that boosts the average, but I'm not counting on it. Hell, hopefully we sellout for the year, but i'd definitely bet against that happening year one.

Agreed. I’ve thought this all along. But, if we get students to the games, and they enjoy the game and atmosphere, they will hopefully come back after graduation. Despite what some on here think, everybody doesn’t leave the state immediately after graduation, and there are plenty of good jobs around.

we have a whole new world. if i just a football fan and not a UAB grad I would never have returned to Legion Field back in 1999 after I realized that they did not supply soap or toilet paper. its friggin criminal the crap they pulled to keep our attendance down and to limit the growth of our fan base. we are decades behind where we should be. with the new stadium I do believe we will get to a solid 30k hard core butts in seat fan base
05-28-2021 06:44 AM
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