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    Empty Seats

    There was a lot of empty seats in the balcony above CA again. It was more full than any other game this year, but if the tickets were sold, then how come so many empty seats? As I understand it, students have season tickets on the card, but do not know they have them? What can the AD do to alleviate this situation. Should they sell the bb and football tickets apart from on another instead of in the same package?



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    Re: Empty Seats

    They have 2 options to fill those seats:
    1) Take those seats away from the students and turn it into public seats, like the other side.
    2) Over sell the student tickets by a thousand or so. There isn't a game where every single student will come anyways.



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    Re: Empty Seats

    It would be a very bad situation if you oversold tickets and then 1,000 people show up with ticekts and there's no room.


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    Re: Empty Seats

    Really? Because I saw MAYBE 20 seats in either student section empty and that was because people didn't want to split up their groups among seats spread out everywhere. Quite a few of the students that bought the $99 dollar season tickets had to sit in the balcony because there wasn't enough room.



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    Re: Empty Seats

    I think its good to have that area for student tickets. Maybe if you sign up to go to the game and can't then you have a couple options: Volunteer your ticket for ISU to give away or sell, or sell your ticket 48 prior to game.



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    Re: Empty Seats

    Quote Originally Posted by ty4cy90 View Post
    It would be a very bad situation if you oversold tickets and then 1,000 people show up with ticekts and there's no room.
    If they had any fear of every single student showing up, then do a lottery like they used to do for the big games (Iowa and Kansas). Those are really the only 2 games that they would need to worry about running out of room.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Agclone91 View Post
    Really? Because I saw MAYBE 20 seats in either student section empty and that was because people didn't want to split up their groups among seats spread out everywhere. Quite a few of the students that bought the $99 dollar season tickets had to sit in the balcony because there wasn't enough room.
    I would say balcony for student section was half full.



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    Re: Empty Seats

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    I would say balcony for student section was half full.
    Must have been absolutely empty further up from where I was then. I was right beside the big I state logo in the middle of the student section on the home bench side, other side looked full and I sure didn't see many empty seats up from where I was and I know there weren't any below us.



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    Re: Empty Seats

    At some point you're just being a grouch sir. That was a sellout and you can't take **** away from the student section, they showed up just the same way top 25 programs do. This hilton magic reminiscent stuff is not productive, you can't just expect Fred to wave his magic wand and be johnny orr and the clones of the late 80s early 90s, it's gonna take time for people to regain trust in the program. <- also runon sentence but I don't care.



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    Re: Empty Seats

    Quote Originally Posted by Agclone91 View Post
    Must have been absolutely empty further up from where I was then. I was right beside the big I state logo in the middle of the student section on the home bench side, other side looked full and I sure didn't see many empty seats up from where I was and I know there weren't any below us.
    At the time I was contemplating if I should take a photo because I knew the topic would come up on CF but yeah the student overflow was maybe, maybe a hair past half full.



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    Re: Empty Seats

    Quote Originally Posted by Agclone91 View Post
    Must have been absolutely empty further up from where I was then. I was right beside the big I state logo in the middle of the student section on the home bench side, other side looked full and I sure didn't see many empty seats up from where I was and I know there weren't any below us.
    The empty seats were in the balcony. I think the athletic department needs to get rid of the combination football/basketball season ticket and go back to a separate package for each. This would make sure that the students that are truely interested would buy.



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    Re: Empty Seats

    My niece has balcony seats but moves down in the lower section with the other students.



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    Re: Empty Seats

    Damn, I'm out of popcorn. Keep the thread going while I run to HyVee.



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    Re: Empty Seats

    #1 the packages are available separately.
    #2 the only way to alleviate the problem would be to make students go get real tickets say the week before the game and then sell whatever isn't claimed.



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