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    Pinstripe Bowl Attendance and Pollard quote

    Official numbers aren't out yet, but there were more than 40,000 tickets sold out of the 44,000 available.

    Pollard has this to say about the Pinstripe:

    I called Chuck Neinas, commissioner of the Big 12, this morning and shared with him that this is one of the best bowl destinations Ive ever been to, Pollard said. And Ive been the Rose Bowl and a lot of great bowls. What (Pinstripe Bowl officials) have to offer our student-athletes, no one else can compete with. I told Chuck I hope every Big 12 team gets the opportunity to come to New York City and be part of the Pinstripe Bowl at some time.

    Pinstripe Bowl sells more than 40,000 tickets | TheGazette



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    Re: Pinstripe Bowl Attendance and Pollard quote

    It looks like there is 20,000 people there. The place only holds 52K and is really empty.

    Good words from Pollard though.



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    Re: Pinstripe Bowl Attendance and Pollard quote

    Looks to me like 15-20,000 fans lost money then.



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    Re: Pinstripe Bowl Attendance and Pollard quote

    Looks pretty sparse except for the outfield seats.



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    Re: Pinstripe Bowl Attendance and Pollard quote

    Just from the player tweets, sounds like they really like it.


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    Re: Pinstripe Bowl Attendance and Pollard quote

    It does look fairly empty but I am glad to hear that JP was impressed with the bowl. It might not be the best location in terms of weather but it would be fun because NYC has a lot to offer.



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    Re: Pinstripe Bowl Attendance and Pollard quote

    nm ....



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    Re: Pinstripe Bowl Attendance and Pollard quote

    Cool. We went...can we go somewhere warm next year now?



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    Re: Pinstripe Bowl Attendance and Pollard quote

    There is always a possibility of snow and cold weather, but the average there is about what it is in Iowa right now.

    Des Moines is at 43 degrees; the average December high in NYC is 42 and January is 38.

    New York Weather and Climate Information

    There really is no other city like New York, so that will be a very memorable experience.



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    Re: Pinstripe Bowl Attendance and Pollard quote

    Quote Originally Posted by cyman05 View Post
    Official numbers aren't out yet, but there were more than 40,000 tickets sold out of the 44,000 available.
    There is no earthly way that they "sold" 40,000 tickets to this game.



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    Re: Pinstripe Bowl Attendance and Pollard quote

    I was surprised at how empty the Rutgers side was. Very unimpressive showing by their fans.

    They never really showed the ISU side, but it looked like we had a respectable number there.

    There certainly weren't 40,000 people there, though.



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    Re: Pinstripe Bowl Attendance and Pollard quote

    Truth be told, I would have to say the parade at the Rose Bowl is somewhat better.



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    Re: Pinstripe Bowl Attendance and Pollard quote

    Not sure how many ended up in the stands but I think the crowd was VERY slow at getting in seats. They didn't open the gates until 2 hours before kickoff and although many/most of the RU fans had at least had a chance to scope out the stadium, I'm sure it was the first time in the new Yankee Stadium for many/most of us Iowa State fans. I walked around the stadium twice trying to decide what to eat and find an ISU ball cap (souvenir selection was crap). It seemed to fill in pretty well by half time.



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    Re: Pinstripe Bowl Attendance and Pollard quote

    Quote Originally Posted by cyman05 View Post
    Official numbers aren't out yet, but there were more than 40,000 tickets sold out of the 44,000 available.

    Pollard has this to say about the Pinstripe:

    “I called Chuck Neinas, commissioner of the Big 12, this morning and shared with him that this is one of the best bowl destinations I’ve ever been to,” Pollard said. “And I’ve been the Rose Bowl and a lot of great bowls. What (Pinstripe Bowl officials) have to offer our student-athletes, no one else can compete with. I told Chuck I hope every Big 12 team gets the opportunity to come to New York City and be part of the Pinstripe Bowl at some time.”

    Pinstripe Bowl sells more than 40,000 tickets | TheGazette
    I was there, know Yankee Stadium and there were easily 38,000+ people in the stands. How did you see the RU fans ...... cameras appeared to be on the other side??

    "ATTENDANCE - After announcing prior to the game that it had sold more than 40,000 tickets, the Yankees released that 38,328 fans actually passed through the turnstiles Friday.
    That number was 54 more than the inaugural Pinstripe Bowl drew last year for Syracuse-Kansas State."


    Last edited by CYLIGHT; 12-31-2011 at 12:23 AM.

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    Re: Pinstripe Bowl Attendance and Pollard quote

    Quote Originally Posted by CONEClone View Post
    Cool. We went...can we go somewhere warm next year now?
    If the team finishes above .500, that's a possibility.

    Back in the day, almost all bowl exhibitions were played in warm-weather locales.



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