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    Game a sellout?

    they say the game is a sellout, but they said the same thing for Iowa and there were empty seats all over place. There were a bunch of empty seats the in the balcony student section behind the CA. I'm thinking tomorrow we will once again see a ton of empty seats in that student balcony section but the rest of the arena should be pretty full. Thoughts?



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    Re: Game a sellout?

    Student tickets are technically sold out. I think a lot of people just bought them with their football tickets during the summer. Hopefully students that normally don't show up to games will come out for this one.



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    Re: Game a sellout?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jordanj6502 View Post
    Student tickets are technically sold out. I think a lot of people just bought them with their football tickets during the summer. Hopefully students that normally don't show up to games will come out for this one.
    500 students have not picked up their tickets yet...what's the point in getting tickets if you are going to skip over half the games?


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    Re: Game a sellout?

    I would bet there are a couple hundred students that don't even know they have tickets... maybe their parents bought them at orientation without them knowing or whatever.



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    Re: Game a sellout?

    Quote Originally Posted by CysRage View Post
    500 students have not picked up their tickets yet...what's the point in getting tickets if you are going to skip over half the games?
    Parents buy the tickets often. They also attempt to sell the tickets to students at orientation, really pushing the package deal. It is especially easy when a student can just put it on their UBill and pay for it along with tuition at the same time.
    I know I wouldn't just not pick up my tickets, but it happens.



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    You don't just "not pick up" your tickets... They're automatically on your ISU card... Only thing they can have that stops them is not going to the game...



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    Re: Game a sellout?

    Quote Originally Posted by CysRage View Post
    500 students have not picked up their tickets yet...what's the point in getting tickets if you are going to skip over half the games?
    What? There are no physical student tickets to pick up this year. They're all on our ISU ID's.

    As usual, KU will be the best actual attendance game of the year. Non-student section should have only a few empty seats, but balcony student section probably won't be completely full. Most of the students with basketball season tickets that don't care enough to come to most games will be there for this one, though.



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    Re: Game a sellout?

    Quote Originally Posted by gwoodclone View Post
    balcony student section probably won't be completely full.
    It was a ghost town for Iowa. If it's less than half-full for Kansas, those balcony sections (220-224) should be sold to the general public next year.



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    Re: Game a sellout?

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    It was a ghost town for Iowa. If it's less than half-full for Kansas, those balcony sections (220-224) should be sold to the general public next year.
    Problem is the students that don't use their tickets still buy them. Meaning other students can't get any. It already is a problem as I know several students who were too late buying students season tickets because they sold out early, so they bought regular $99 season tickets. Then they go and sit in Cyclone Alley because all you need is the shirt to get in.



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    Re: Game a sellout?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jordanj6502 View Post
    Problem is the students that don't use their tickets still buy them. Meaning other students can't get any. It already is a problem as I know several students who were too late buying students season tickets because they sold out early, so they bought regular $99 season tickets. Then they go and sit in Cyclone Alley because all you need is the shirt to get in.
    Well, if all student "tickets" are on the IDs, then it's time to implement a lottery/points/rewards system to make sure that the seats are filled.

    You want to go to the Kansas MBB game? Better build up some points by going to non-conf games, women's hoops, and/or Olympic sports. That'll get you higher up in line for the big games. Unsold seats either go back into the pool or get released for general public walk-up purchase.

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    Re: Game a sellout?

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    It was a ghost town for Iowa. If it's less than half-full for Kansas, those balcony sections (220-224) should be sold to the general public next year.
    Of those, how many are the same students not showing up? I'm sure some bought and just never go, but for others i'm sure its not just the same people. The student section packs forward, so anytime anyone misses a game, no matter where they normally would manage to sit, it shows up in those upper seats. So if you normally have 500 empty seats, it wouldnt make sense to reduce the seating area by 500 if in reality its only 100 that never show up. (numbers just as an example)

    Reversing it, of the general public tickets, how many are the exact same user every game? Its MUCH harder to sell student tickets than regular, given the decreased pool of who you can sell them to... plus them being upper-deck only if you do manage to find a buyer (unless you want to give your buyer your CA shirt). Being able to resell tickets much easier as a general ticketholder (especially for the better seats) increases the chances to have someone in those seats.

    Part of the problem is self created by the AD, tying them to football passes in the summer and selling them out early, locking out students who would come to games, and increasing the odds that it goes to some freshman that only has the tickets because their parents ordered them for them. It makes it easier for the AD to quickly sell tickets, but isnt the best at maximizing actual attendance (as opposed to if sold separately from football in the fall).



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    Re: Game a sellout?

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    The student section packs forward
    For football, yes, since it's all bleachers and they tend to jam at least an extra 10% in per row.

    For basketball, it's 1 to a seat since all of the seats are individual. It's easy to see when they're sitting down during timeouts. Nobody is spilling over into the aisles. If there are 500 empty seats, it's because there are 500 people who purchased tickets and are not there.



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    Re: Game a sellout?

    sounds like the student ticket policy needs to be changed. If there are 500 empty seats, again, then this has to be addressed. It is absolutely pathetic to have a high number of empty seats to a game where there is enough demand to have bodies in the seats. I believe 14,200 in that unique building does have great positive impact on the team and noise levels than the actual 13,000 bodies that will be there. Especially if 500 of those are young people who tend to be louder.



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    Re: Game a sellout?

    Oversell the student tickets by a couple hundred. Will never be a game when everyone is there. More money & more butts in seats for every game.



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    Re: Game a sellout?

    Quote Originally Posted by gwoodclone View Post
    What? There are no physical student tickets to pick up this year. They're all on our ISU ID's.

    As usual, KU will be the best actual attendance game of the year. Non-student section should have only a few empty seats, but balcony student section probably won't be completely full. Most of the students with basketball season tickets that don't care enough to come to most games will be there for this one, though.
    Sorry let me rephrase that. 500 students have not attended a game yet and 300 students have only attended one game.


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