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KennRodriguez wrote: What can we change?Three words.Occupy. University. Stadium.Grassroots takeover. The future is now...
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sabrcat wrote: My suggestion would be fill the seats no matter if you have to give away tickets. Give them to Youth football, veterans, Moms (for Mother's day), give them to radio stations for prizes, to local tribes, to the AF base. Fill the seats! You make no money from empty seats. Even if you give tickets away at first, you sell water, hot dogs, nachos and tee shirts. And, you make fans.
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Soonlobo wrote: Prohibition of reentry to the stadium is not why fans are not attending UNM football games. That's a cop-out.Nearly every stadium or arena in the US has adopted this policy since 9-11-01 for security reasons and PLENTY of schools still sell out tickets.UNM fans still attend basketball games at the Pit and doesnt that arena have the same policy?
Posted: 12/6/2012 10:22 PM
SpanaBaller wrote: sabrcat wrote: My suggestion would be fill the seats no matter if you have to give away tickets. Give them to Youth football, veterans, Moms (for Mother's day), give them to radio stations for prizes, to local tribes, to the AF base. Fill the seats! You make no money from empty seats. Even if you give tickets away at first, you sell water, hot dogs, nachos and tee shirts. And, you make fans. Give tickets away? Our current price tickets are too expensive for the young blood nowadays? So they need to be free now? You spend more at a trip to the movies than what you spend for a season for kids that don't even pay attention to the game. Seriously.....UNM's problem is not the fans. It is staying above water. Not owing the state money and for once being self-funding where we can walk with our heads up high with PRIDE! I want to have pride in MY football team.....not pity! Name me one school out there that does that giveaway/begging strategy? Seems like a noble act to do. But if it was an idea that was reasonable and worked.......there would be stories of other success stories following that strategy.Yeah give tickets away. I wonder what season ticket holders would say about that. Sitting next to someone who got a similar seat for free. Yeah that is going to go over well. It would only encourage paying customers to slack off and figure they can get free tickets too and not pay their renewals or Lobo Club donationsBOTTOMLINE.....given our situation that only solution that will cause change is WINNING. On the short-term it is impossible to attempt anything else because honestly it will fall flat on its face. I wish we had the tradition and goodwill to allow for growing pains and rebuilding challenges and still have full crowds. But reality says the optimal solution right now to change things is winning. Casual fans don't want to watch losers or boring football. Us diehards will be there. But we NEED the casuals.....and well...When basketball had Mckay and we sucked. Our fans had a falling out. UNM didn't beg or use much bells and whistles to lure them back. Quite simple but they started to win! What a noble thought huh!
You are the most clueless person I know. WOW!! Just WOW!!!The average paid attendance during the McKay years is a couple thousand more fans than what we average now. Fans might not have gone to the games but they continued to buy season tickets and fans bought tickets. By the way Spanna, do you know that I can buy $8 tickets to games. There is a promotion that if you buy 20 you can get them at that price. Well I guess we are cheaping our product in basketball. We had Toys for Tots for $5 tickets. WE have Cherry Crush night in basketball also. THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK or you look like a FOOL! Well you do anyways. By the way I can only think of Okie State as the only school I've seen have the reentry policy. No one else has it.
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MWCWOLF wrote: Makes me wonder when attendance was at or around 37,000 per game, then dropped to about 34,000 to 35,000 per game. Then the bomb was dropped on the fans.......NO RE-ENTRY!! I know people are gonna say it has nothing to do with it, well it's just quite the coincidence that once that rule was installed attendance declined to sub 30,000 per game thereafter. Then of course it spiraled because of Locksley.
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