CF Mailbag: June 14, 2012 Edition
Re: CF Mailbag: June 14, 2012 Edition
You say, "I can only assume that this upcoming seasonís numbers will be the same, if not better than a year ago."
I think last year's numbers are going to be tough to match.
1. Last year's home schedule had huge draws for UNI, Iowa, Texas, Texas A&M on their way outta the conference for homecoming, and #2 OSU on a national TV game...This year's schedule features no in-state teams and the geographically closest BCS team we play at home will be K-State. Not a horrible home schedule, but not quite the marquis schedule like last year for ticket sales.
2. This year's home schedule has 7 home games as opposed to 6 from last year. While that will help overall attendance, it will probably lower the average as people have another opportunity to see the team play.
3. Last year's attendance numbers were eye-popping. We destroyed the season ticket record. Was it the schedule? Was it the promotions? Was it the successful team? I don't know how much each of them factored in, but to assume last year's numbers will be the same or better is a big assumption.
That said, I'd love to see us better last year's numbers...just don't be surprised if the average goes down. But if the average stays at 50k or better I think JP would have to be happy. There are only a handful of seasons ISU has averaged 50k.