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    Should the hillsides be overflow seats?

    Seeing some pretty full hillsides and a pretty empty second deck last saturday, I'm wondering if JP should make the hillsides overflow seats. Basically we would only sell them when the second deck was sold out and we would sell them for the second deck prices.

    Either that or we need to decrease the difference in price price between second deck seating and hillsides.

    I would rather see empty hillsides than a sparsely populated second deck with empty corners. If we have 43K seating capacity and 43K in attendance, seems like everyone should be sitting on concrete rather than grass.


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    Re: Should the hillsides be overflow seats?

    do the visitors sections have to be in the same area, or could we put the visitors up in the far corners?



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    Re: Should the hillsides be overflow seats?

    Say there are 4k visitors seats we hand out. I say we give the visitors 1k for each of the 4k :)



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    Re: Should the hillsides be overflow seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    Seeing some pretty full hillsides and a pretty empty second deck last saturday, I'm wondering if JP should make the hillsides overflow seats. Basically we would only sell them when the second deck was sold out and we would sell them for the second deck prices.

    Either that or we need to decrease the difference in price price between second deck seating and hillsides.

    I would rather see empty hillsides than a sparsely populated second deck with empty corners. If we have 43K seating capacity and 43K in attendance, seems like everyone should be sitting on concrete rather than grass.
    Seems like a good idea in practice, especially after the Utah game. I remember at the start of the game seeing the hillsides full and looking in the corners of the upper decks and wishing they had been full instead. If I recall correctly, prices are similar but I think the upside to the hillside is that families with kids can go there and they can not have to sit the entire game. For the record, I think this is a legitimate idea, but I have a hard time seeing it get any traction at all because of the families. Now maybe we make the hillsides for overflow and families with children below a certain age, but I'm not sure if that will entirely fix the problem either.



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    Re: Should the hillsides be overflow seats?

    I really like the idea of filling the seats before hillside....but instead of increasing the price on the tickets, just make them tiered - better price for better seats, but still seats for the price of hillside. (reason being, some people can/will only buy at the hillside level till we start winning)



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    Re: Should the hillsides be overflow seats?

    Put sprinklers on the hills, let that run for about 3 hours before each game and give the visitors the hills.



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    Re: Should the hillsides be overflow seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by mksmith2 View Post
    Seems like a good idea in practice, especially after the Utah game. I remember at the start of the game seeing the hillsides full and looking in the corners of the upper decks and wishing they had been full instead. If I recall correctly, prices are similar but I think the upside to the hillside is that families with kids can go there and they can not have to sit the entire game. For the record, I think this is a legitimate idea, but I have a hard time seeing it get any traction at all because of the families. Now maybe we make the hillsides for overflow and families with children below a certain age, but I'm not sure if that will entirely fix the problem either.
    Sell them a seat - if they want to stay on the hill instead, they can (give them that option). I'm guessing that most people would take a seat over the hill any day.



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    Re: Should the hillsides be overflow seats?

    thats a really good idea



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    Re: Should the hillsides be overflow seats?

    I'm pretty sure many people with hillside tickets end up moving to the upper deck anyway when there are seats available.



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    Re: Should the hillsides be overflow seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    I'm pretty sure many people with hillside tickets end up moving to the upper deck anyway when there are seats available.
    Maybe, but there are still plenty that would view that as taking something they didn't pay for and therefore will not do it.

    Anyone want to pass that on to JP?



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    Re: Should the hillsides be overflow seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    I'm pretty sure many people with hillside tickets end up moving to the upper deck anyway when there are seats available.
    Then why do we routinely see open spots in the upper deck corners and several thousand on the hills?

    This is a GREAT idea, IMO. Keep the pricing the same, just fill the damn seats.

    If you had Jack Trice with totally full seats and empty hills, no one would bat an eye. Then, you list capacity as the # of seats. All of a sudden ISU has one of the nations longest running sell out streaks.


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    Re: Should the hillsides be overflow seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    Seeing some pretty full hillsides and a pretty empty second deck last saturday, I'm wondering if JP should make the hillsides overflow seats. Basically we would only sell them when the second deck was sold out and we would sell them for the second deck prices.

    Either that or we need to decrease the difference in price price between second deck seating and hillsides.

    I would rather see empty hillsides than a sparsely populated second deck with empty corners. If we have 43K seating capacity and 43K in attendance, seems like everyone should be sitting on concrete rather than grass.


    I know it may be hard to fathom, but some of us like to bring blankets and stretch out while their kids runs free and keeps interest in the event instead of sitting in the stands.


    How about after the 1st quarter ends they allow hillside residents open seating to any open upper deck seat open? That way, an actual choice by the consumer is achieved.



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    Re: Should the hillsides be overflow seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Then why do we routinely see open spots in the upper deck corners and several thousand on the hills?

    This is a GREAT idea, IMO. Keep the pricing the same, just fill the damn seats.

    If you had Jack Trice with totally full seats and empty hills, no one would bat an eye. Then, you list capacity as the # of seats. All of a sudden ISU has one of the nations longest running sell out streaks.
    I like that idea!



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    Re: Should the hillsides be overflow seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    I'm pretty sure many people with hillside tickets end up moving to the upper deck anyway when there are seats available.

    Yeah, I remember being pretty mobile around the stadium as a pup. I'm sure some common sense sweet-talking is all it takes.



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    Re: Should the hillsides be overflow seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    I know it may be hard to fathom, but some of us like to bring blankets and stretch out while their kids runs free and keeps interest in the event instead of sitting in the stands.


    How about after the 1st quarter ends they allow hillside residents open seating to any open upper deck seat open? That way, an actual choice by the consumer is achieved.
    I'm pretty sure anyone with any ticket is allowed to sit on the hillsides. Keep it that way - just give them a seat number as well - in case they want to sit in a seat (would also help with resale value if they don't make a game)



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