Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
Football Season Tickets
Author Message
Bookmark and Share
ChicagoHuskie Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,714
Joined: Oct 2008
Reputation: 6
I Root For: NIU Huskies
Location:
Post: #1
Football Season Tickets
Football season tickets have been open for purchase for a few weeks now. Curious if most of you wait a while before buying? Seems to me more season ticket package options are offered (Huskie Family as an example) if you hang tight- is this accurate?

I will be all in again this season and hope most of you are getting season packages to get some more fans at Huskie Stadium for what we hope is an exciting, successful season.
03-06-2022 01:04 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Advertisement


NIUSAE Offline
All American
*

Posts: 2,749
Joined: Mar 2004
Reputation: 1
I Root For:
Location:
Post: #2
RE: Football Season Tickets
Haven't heard anything from the HAF!
03-06-2022 03:26 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Dog Fan Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 23,497
Joined: Dec 2003
Reputation: 130
I Root For: NIU Huskies
Location: The Paperback Grotto

Donators
Post: #3
Football Season Tickets
(03-06-2022 03:26 PM)NIUSAE Wrote:  Haven't heard anything from the HAF!


You will. When it comes to requesting money, Athletics doesn’t miss a beat. They may be late, but you will hear from them.
03-06-2022 03:46 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
thxjoenovak Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 7,833
Joined: Jan 2010
Reputation: 36
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #4
RE: Football Season Tickets
Got an email from an Intern that everything for renewal has been loaded into account and happy to answer any questions.
( Mass email I’m sure.)

But no, nothing from HAF . I imagine they’re rolling out the same Levels and Parking per usual.
03-06-2022 04:32 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Dog Fan Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 23,497
Joined: Dec 2003
Reputation: 130
I Root For: NIU Huskies
Location: The Paperback Grotto

Donators
Post: #5
Football Season Tickets
I will wait for the snail mail to come. I don’t renew online. I renew season tickets, benefits, and parking via paper checks. I will also demand paper tickets because I know better than to trust electronic tickets. Yes I’m old (but I’m smart, too!).
03-06-2022 05:24 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
DiehardHuskie Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 10,317
Joined: Jan 2004
Reputation: 21
I Root For: The Hard Way
Location: Oswego, IL
Post: #6
RE: Football Season Tickets
I have not received anything.
03-06-2022 08:03 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Advertisement


Dog Fan Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 23,497
Joined: Dec 2003
Reputation: 130
I Root For: NIU Huskies
Location: The Paperback Grotto

Donators
Post: #7
RE: Football Season Tickets
Season tickets and HAF donation renewals have been traditionally due at the end of April. Last year, they were late in getting the renewal packets out, so there was a delayed due date. (I believe it was in June.) I would expect another delayed renewal date this year.

The season tickets themselves were always something to look forward to. Some of the designs were quite good. Now, with them pushing for electronic tickets, the fun is gone. The paper tickets now are simple, generic Ticketmaster tickets. As long as I can get any paper tickets, I'm fine because I will not accept electronic tickets. If there is one thing I have leaned about Athletics over the years is that if something can go wrong, it generally will. Plus, I usually bring other people with me to the games, and I like to hand them their own tickets. Plus, if I can't make it to a game and want to give my tickets to someone else, there are less headaches for me and them to just give them the paper tickets. If something should go wrong electronically (and it certainly can), the paper ticket is evidence that you've paid to get into the game and sit in a reserved seat.

I forgot something. Remember when season ticket renewals and HAF packets were available at a season ticket holder/donor event before a basketball game in February? Players were seated at a table handing out the packets and there were speeches by coaches and players. It was a nice little event, complete with appetizers and drinks. Ah, "the good old days"!
(This post was last modified: 03-07-2022 01:23 PM by Dog Fan.)
03-07-2022 11:38 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
GeorgeBorkFan Offline
All American
*

Posts: 3,009
Joined: Nov 2005
Reputation: 83
I Root For:
Location:
Post: #8
RE: Football Season Tickets
(03-07-2022 11:38 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  I forgot something. Remember when season ticket renewals and HAF packets were available at a season ticket holder/donor event before a basketball game in February? Players were seated at a table handing out the packets and there were speeches by coaches and players. It was a nice little event, complete with appetizers and drinks. Ah, "the good old days"!

Yep. Mrs. GBF and I were talking about this the other night. It was paired with the alumni basketball game/weekend too. Mrs. and I would always attend that.

I remember Larry English being a speaker at the HASF event one year. Those were excellent.

Another ball dropped by the department.
03-07-2022 01:55 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
NIUSAE Offline
All American
*

Posts: 2,749
Joined: Mar 2004
Reputation: 1
I Root For:
Location:
Post: #9
RE: Football Season Tickets
One of my daughters got Larry's autograph at that event. Still have it. Also PJ's if I remember correctly. Larry's autograph might carry more weight because of his reality TV show work than his football career!
03-07-2022 03:38 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Schaefer Beer Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,181
Joined: Feb 2020
Reputation: 17
I Root For: NIU
Location: Chicago area
Post: #10
RE: Football Season Tickets
(03-07-2022 03:38 PM)NIUSAE Wrote:  One of my daughters got Larry's autograph at that event. Still have it. Also PJ's if I remember correctly. Larry's autograph might carry more weight because of his reality TV show work than his football career!

I think you might have been able to get new freshman Kyle Pugh's autograph at that session.
03-07-2022 03:54 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
IWokeUpLikeThis Online
Heisman
*

Posts: 9,565
Joined: Jul 2014
Reputation: 656
I Root For: NIU, Chicago St
Location:
Post: #11
RE: Football Season Tickets
(03-07-2022 11:38 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  Season tickets and HAF donation renewals have been traditionally due at the end of April. Last year, they were late in getting the renewal packets out, so there was a delayed due date. (I believe it was in June.) I would expect another delayed renewal date this year.

The season tickets themselves were always something to look forward to. Some of the designs were quite good. Now, with them pushing for electronic tickets, the fun is gone. The paper tickets now are simple, generic Ticketmaster tickets. As long as I can get any paper tickets, I'm fine because I will not accept electronic tickets. If there is one thing I have leaned about Athletics over the years is that if something can go wrong, it generally will. Plus, I usually bring other people with me to the games, and I like to hand them their own tickets. Plus, if I can't make it to a game and want to give my tickets to someone else, there are less headaches for me and them to just give them the paper tickets. If something should go wrong electronically (and it certainly can), the paper ticket is evidence that you've paid to get into the game and sit in a reserved seat.

I forgot something. Remember when season ticket renewals and HAF packets were available at a season ticket holder/donor event before a basketball game in February? Players were seated at a table handing out the packets and there were speeches by coaches and players. It was a nice little event, complete with appetizers and drinks. Ah, "the good old days"!

Yes, just a few years ago in 2019, the season tickets were epic - historic moments, cool designs, professionally made.

Now all sports organizations are moving away from that. It sucks.
03-07-2022 04:39 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Advertisement


HuskieTap22 Offline
All American
*

Posts: 3,038
Joined: Sep 2004
Reputation: 31
I Root For: NIU / DePaul
Location:
Post: #12
RE: Football Season Tickets
I still have my season tickets but being an NIU football ticket holder has been completely marginalized. I can’t name a single perk to keeping them. NIU Athletics has been operating like a low brow D2 program for many years now and I do not see that trend stopping anytime soon.

What ever happened to spending money to make money? NIU creates zero incentive to invest in season tickets.
03-07-2022 05:46 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Dog Fan Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 23,497
Joined: Dec 2003
Reputation: 130
I Root For: NIU Huskies
Location: The Paperback Grotto

Donators
Post: #13
Football Season Tickets
(03-07-2022 05:46 PM)HuskieTap22 Wrote:  I still have my season tickets but being an NIU football ticket holder has been completely marginalized. I can’t name a single perk to keeping them. NIU Athletics has been operating like a low brow D2 program for many years now and I do not see that trend stopping anytime soon.

What ever happened to spending money to make money? NIU creates zero incentive to invest in season tickets.


I completely agree. Over the years, I have been a huge proponent of marketing. Spend some money to make money. I am a big believer in marketing gimmicks such as gifts with purchase. Athletics was doing this for a short while before giving up. Toledo does this extremely well. As an example, at one time they gave out a set of Rocket drinking glasses for season ticket holders. It just may result in more season ticket sales with some aggressive advertising. And they should not have trouble getting a sponsor (like Northwestern Medicine) to pay for them. All it takes is a brain power and willingness to do it. Treating your customers like they’re important means more than sending an e-mail asking for money and then opening the cash register.
03-07-2022 06:11 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
HUSKIEFOOTBALLFAN Offline
All American
*

Posts: 4,008
Joined: May 2004
Reputation: 39
I Root For: Huskies
Location: Huskie Land
Post: #14
RE: Football Season Tickets
(03-07-2022 11:38 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  Season tickets and HAF donation renewals have been traditionally due at the end of April. Last year, they were late in getting the renewal packets out, so there was a delayed due date. (I believe it was in June.) I would expect another delayed renewal date this year.

The season tickets themselves were always something to look forward to. Some of the designs were quite good. Now, with them pushing for electronic tickets, the fun is gone. The paper tickets now are simple, generic Ticketmaster tickets. As long as I can get any paper tickets, I'm fine because I will not accept electronic tickets. If there is one thing I have leaned about Athletics over the years is that if something can go wrong, it generally will. Plus, I usually bring other people with me to the games, and I like to hand them their own tickets. Plus, if I can't make it to a game and want to give my tickets to someone else, there are less headaches for me and them to just give them the paper tickets. If something should go wrong electronically (and it certainly can), the paper ticket is evidence that you've paid to get into the game and sit in a reserved seat.

I forgot something. Remember when season ticket renewals and HAF packets were available at a season ticket holder/donor event before a basketball game in February? Players were seated at a table handing out the packets and there were speeches by coaches and players. It was a nice little event, complete with appetizers and drinks. Ah, "the good old days"!

I prefer my milk delivered by the milk truck. Who knows what happens in these supermarkets. Milk from the truck is closer to the farm.

And I only use a dial telephone!
03-07-2022 09:02 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Schaefer Beer Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,181
Joined: Feb 2020
Reputation: 17
I Root For: NIU
Location: Chicago area
Post: #15
RE: Football Season Tickets
(03-07-2022 09:02 PM)HUSKIEFOOTBALLFAN Wrote:  
(03-07-2022 11:38 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  Season tickets and HAF donation renewals have been traditionally due at the end of April. Last year, they were late in getting the renewal packets out, so there was a delayed due date. (I believe it was in June.) I would expect another delayed renewal date this year.

The season tickets themselves were always something to look forward to. Some of the designs were quite good. Now, with them pushing for electronic tickets, the fun is gone. The paper tickets now are simple, generic Ticketmaster tickets. As long as I can get any paper tickets, I'm fine because I will not accept electronic tickets. If there is one thing I have leaned about Athletics over the years is that if something can go wrong, it generally will. Plus, I usually bring other people with me to the games, and I like to hand them their own tickets. Plus, if I can't make it to a game and want to give my tickets to someone else, there are less headaches for me and them to just give them the paper tickets. If something should go wrong electronically (and it certainly can), the paper ticket is evidence that you've paid to get into the game and sit in a reserved seat.

I forgot something. Remember when season ticket renewals and HAF packets were available at a season ticket holder/donor event before a basketball game in February? Players were seated at a table handing out the packets and there were speeches by coaches and players. It was a nice little event, complete with appetizers and drinks. Ah, "the good old days"!

I prefer my milk delivered by the milk truck. Who knows what happens in these supermarkets. Milk from the truck is closer to the farm.

And I only use a dial telephone!

You don't use a blower?
03-07-2022 09:16 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
epasnoopy Offline
Diehard Huskie
*

Posts: 22,861
Joined: May 2005
Reputation: 81
I Root For: NIU Huskies
Location: Huskie Stadium
Post: #16
RE: Football Season Tickets
(03-07-2022 05:46 PM)HuskieTap22 Wrote:  I still have my season tickets but being an NIU football ticket holder has been completely marginalized.

There's even less incentive to buying season tickets when you might get two, maybe three Saturday home games. NIU ends up selling the weekday November tickets for dirt cheap.
03-07-2022 09:28 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Advertisement


Teamduh Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,995
Joined: Jul 2016
Reputation: 4
I Root For: NIU Northern Il
Location: Naperville
Post: #17
Football Season Tickets
Season tix is not about the money for me anymore. I find the season tickets cheaper than a game to see the Bulls or Blackhawks with dinner, parking, drinks etc...





Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
03-07-2022 11:36 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
calvin12 Offline
I am the overlord of everything
*

Posts: 3,509
Joined: Sep 2004
Reputation: 9
I Root For: duh
Location:
Post: #18
RE: Football Season Tickets
(03-06-2022 05:24 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  I will wait for the snail mail to come. I don’t renew online. I renew season tickets, benefits, and parking via paper checks. I will also demand paper tickets because I know better than to trust electronic tickets. Yes I’m old (but I’m smart, too!).

I took paper last year and was disappointed they were generic ticketmaster tickets rather than the normal cool ones we had in the past.

Joe
03-08-2022 09:52 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
calvin12 Offline
I am the overlord of everything
*

Posts: 3,509
Joined: Sep 2004
Reputation: 9
I Root For: duh
Location:
Post: #19
RE: Football Season Tickets
(03-07-2022 06:11 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(03-07-2022 05:46 PM)HuskieTap22 Wrote:  I still have my season tickets but being an NIU football ticket holder has been completely marginalized. I can’t name a single perk to keeping them. NIU Athletics has been operating like a low brow D2 program for many years now and I do not see that trend stopping anytime soon.

What ever happened to spending money to make money? NIU creates zero incentive to invest in season tickets.


I completely agree. Over the years, I have been a huge proponent of marketing. Spend some money to make money. I am a big believer in marketing gimmicks such as gifts with purchase. Athletics was doing this for a short while before giving up. Toledo does this extremely well. As an example, at one time they gave out a set of Rocket drinking glasses for season ticket holders. It just may result in more season ticket sales with some aggressive advertising. And they should not have trouble getting a sponsor (like Northwestern Medicine) to pay for them. All it takes is a brain power and willingness to do it. Treating your customers like they’re important means more than sending an e-mail asking for money and then opening the cash register.

even when NIU gave out things with season tickets it was one per account, not per ticket. So who gets to wear the scarf this week, who gets to use the keychain this week? 05-nono
03-08-2022 09:55 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Dog Fan Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 23,497
Joined: Dec 2003
Reputation: 130
I Root For: NIU Huskies
Location: The Paperback Grotto

Donators
Post: #20
RE: Football Season Tickets
(03-08-2022 09:52 AM)calvin12 Wrote:  
(03-06-2022 05:24 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  I will wait for the snail mail to come. I don’t renew online. I renew season tickets, benefits, and parking via paper checks. I will also demand paper tickets because I know better than to trust electronic tickets. Yes I’m old (but I’m smart, too!).

I took paper last year and was disappointed they were generic ticketmaster tickets rather than the normal cool ones we had in the past.

Joe

It's a cost saving measure since they are pushing season ticket holders to use electronic tickets. Thus, with more people using electronic tickets, there is less of a need for the paper tickets. Printing custom tickets would cost even more with a lower quantity. I am okay with the generic tickets just as long as I can get the hard tickets. For all I care, they could print the tickets on hot dog wrappers (which would make the tickets incredibly rare and valuable)!
03-08-2022 09:59 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2022 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2022 MyBB Group.