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    Re: Students Cutting in Line / Entering Hilton Coliseum

    Back in the 70's, they used a system for concerts that worked well. They passed out tickets to those in line. Periodically they came back and reissued new tickets. If you left and missed the reissue you went to the back of the line. Prevented everything bad being described here.



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    Re: Students Cutting in Line / Entering Hilton Coliseum

    I hated the lottery system, you'd see a bunch of students that never went to any other games sitting down in front while those of us who arrived early to every one were stuck somewhere in the balcony.

    I think the handing out of wristbands starting at whatever time is a good idea. That way you don't have idiots showing up late and cutting with their friends. Maybe within those colored wristbands you can still have people stand in line if they want to have better seats within their "group".


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    Re: Students Cutting in Line / Entering Hilton Coliseum

    I am not sure if it would work now, but in the late 80's the system was you were issued a season ticket -- and your seat location rotated from the floor, parquet and balcony -- you usually got one or two or lucky three games on the floor/parquet and the others were in the balcony. This is how I remember it working –correct me if needed.

    To get season tickets you had to have one person with their student id and a fee cards for each ticket you were buying plus the money (checks) submitted to the ticket office by a certain day. It was a gamble if you got tickets or not. I think you could get up to 6 or 8 tickets together. We would get two or three people to come up with enough fee cards (from non-attenders) to submit two or three times for better odds of getting tickets. After tickets were issued, you would see ads in the daily unloading tickets if your group were lucky enough to more than one set of tickets.

    We would also have to show ID card and maybe your fee card with your ticket for entry to the game.

    I don't recall Hilton having issues with empty seats -- maybe that is what I want to remember -- someone else can chime in on that.

    I know the whole system sounds archaic but maybe there is something to glean from it -- to me it worked pretty smoothly.



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    Re: Students Cutting in Line / Entering Hilton Coliseum

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    Lottery and assigned seats for big games.


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    This is what they did back in my day. After a certain date, if there were still student tickets left, they were released to the general public to purchase. At the beginning of the year, you were assigned a lottery number that let you know when to pick up your tickets. I lucked out and had low numbers for the big games most years.



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    Re: Students Cutting in Line / Entering Hilton Coliseum

    They did a lottery for student tickets for the Big Four Classic and it seemed like half of them ended up on the Ticket Trader page on Facebook with people who won them trying to turn around and sell them.



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    Re: Students Cutting in Line / Entering Hilton Coliseum

    Quote Originally Posted by kucyclone View Post
    I'm fine with an attendance-based rewards system, but don't make students go to non-revenue snoozers to get good seats to a men's basketball game. Keep it within the same sport.
    I couldn't imagine having to watch a second of girls hoops just for good men's seats. I guess u could just get ur ticket taken and go straight home, just seems a waste of time



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    Re: Students Cutting in Line / Entering Hilton Coliseum

    Lottery is straight ridiculous.

    What you do is make seating assigned, and you have students wait outside on a Saturday or a whatever day works best and they line up to get the ticket, and not the game. That way there is no rush on gameday to get in. If the ticket doesn't get used you could become ineligible to get a lower deck ticket next time or something.

    That's the best way to do it IMO and there are a lot more ways to tweak that system if something is being exploited.



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    Re: Students Cutting in Line / Entering Hilton Coliseum

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    They did a lottery for student tickets for the Big Four Classic and it seemed like half of them ended up on the Ticket Trader page on Facebook with people who won them trying to turn around and sell them.
    Yea... that was ********.

    Kansas camping works so well because you are allowed to camp INSIDE the arena. There are a few groups who literally never leave. They live in Allen Fieldhouse from November to March.

    But I think a rewards system based on all sports you go to. I go to Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling, Women's BBall, Men's BBall, and Football. I've even been to a few Gymnastics and Track/Cross Country events. But I get no credit for them at all.


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    Re: Students Cutting in Line / Entering Hilton Coliseum

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    I couldn't imagine having to watch a second of girls hoops just for good men's seats. I guess u could just get ur ticket taken and go straight home, just seems a waste of time
    Yeah, because spending 2-3hrs watching ISU basketball is so much worse than waiting outside in the cold for 36hrs.



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    Re: Students Cutting in Line / Entering Hilton Coliseum

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    Yea... that was ********.

    Kansas camping works so well because you are allowed to camp INSIDE the arena. There are a few groups who literally never leave. They live in Allen Fieldhouse from November to March.

    But I think a rewards system based on all sports you go to. I go to Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling, Women's BBall, Men's BBall, and Football. I've even been to a few Gymnastics and Track/Cross Country events. But I get no credit for them at all.
    And you shouldn't. I'm a football and men's basketball fan in terms of the games that I attend. Why should you get priority men's basketball seating over me because you are a football, men's basketball, and softball fan?

    Also, what "credit" are you looking for anyway? Attend the games that you want to attend because you like the sport and want to support the team. If we did this, we would have a group of students sitting in the volleyball student section tweeting about how they're only there to get more points for men's basketball seating. That's not fair to anybody, especially not the players on the court.


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    Re: Students Cutting in Line / Entering Hilton Coliseum

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    And you shouldn't. I'm a football and men's basketball fan in terms of the games that I attend. Why should you get priority men's basketball seating over me because you are a football, men's basketball, and softball fan?
    Agreed. No reason at all to have a system like that.


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    Re: Students Cutting in Line / Entering Hilton Coliseum

    Quote Originally Posted by Jordanj6502 View Post
    Yeah, because spending 2-3hrs watching ISU basketball is so much worse than waiting outside in the cold for 36hrs.
    I would have taken the 36 hours.



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    Re: Students Cutting in Line / Entering Hilton Coliseum

    No student tickets at all. Everyone buys their seat based on donation level.



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    Re: Students Cutting in Line / Entering Hilton Coliseum

    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZYGREG View Post
    No student tickets at all. Everyone buys their seat based on donation level.
    So out of state students get better seats than local students?


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    Re: Students Cutting in Line / Entering Hilton Coliseum

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    And you shouldn't. I'm a football and men's basketball fan in terms of the games that I attend. Why should you get priority men's basketball seating over me because you are a football, men's basketball, and softball fan?

    Also, what "credit" are you looking for anyway? Attend the games that you want to attend because you like the sport and want to support the team. If we did this, we would have a group of students sitting in the volleyball student section tweeting about how they're only there to get more points for men's basketball seating. That's not fair to anybody, especially not the players on the court.
    None really, but it would be nice to see other students at games. I would like to see people support all sports instead of the big 2. It would be nice to have a bunch of fans, even if they aren't totally interested in the specific sport, cheering the Cyclones on. I guess I want that more than the "credit". But even if you only made it for the one specific sport, I don't care. There should be a way to at least reward people who go to all the games vs just the big ones. I.e. allow fans who went to see the UNC-Wilmington game get in earlier.

    You make a fair point though, but I think the wristband idea takes too much time, effort, and money to be implemented. You gotta pay a guy to stand out there handing out these wristbands and counting people. Then you have to have security make sure everyone has the right wristbands etc. Just too much work I think.


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