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    AD letter and higher ticket costs

    I know this thread is going on the Men's Basketball forum but I thought it should be on Football as well. What do people think about this? At some point season tickets were going up no matter what, but how much do people think it will go up? Basketball is the highest ticket right now, but given ISU's history for W's how much can the prices go up? Yes, the new expansion is going to have people buying tickets, but for how long and at what price? Right now I'm a hillside season ticket holder and was very interested in moving to the South Endzone when ticket became open recently but a $1000 auto repair bill meant that wasn't going to happen this year. I would still like to move off the hillside and at $175 for season tickets it was still doable and also Ok'd by the wife, lol. Someone posted on the other thread that a $50 increase per ticket seems likely. I was thinking that maybe $25 per season ticket is more likely and donation levels increased to offset higher per season ticket costs. What do you guys think?



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    Re: AD letter and higher ticket costs

    So the letter was pretty vague, but it really sounded like most of the changes were happening for MBB tickets. I can't imagine they'd get too crazy raising prices/donation levels on FB tickets at the same time they're trying fill a bunch of new seats.



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    Re: AD letter and higher ticket costs

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    So the letter was pretty vague, but it really sounded like most of the changes were happening for MBB tickets. I can't imagine they'd get too crazy raising prices/donation levels on FB tickets at the same time they're trying fill a bunch of new seats.
    They're doing both.
    MBB each of the next 2 years, FB next year.

    Given the #s mentioned in the letter ($4 million made it in there), I don't think it's anything less than $100/ticket increase for football, and $50 for basketball just seems lower than it's going to go.

    That said, my only reason for that is just uninformed guesswork with my calculator and didn't account for donation increases. I took that approach because I think the ticket prices will be the bulk of the funds that they shoot for.


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    Re: AD letter and higher ticket costs

    FB season tickets haven't changed in forever, so I have no issue with a bump.

    BB needs reseated in the worst way and while this isn't a formal reseating, the net effect will still be the same.

    I support both moves.



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    Re: AD letter and higher ticket costs

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    FB season tickets haven't changed in forever, so I have no issue with a bump.

    BB needs reseated in the worst way and while this isn't a formal reseating, the net effect will still be the same.

    I support both moves.
    Actually, football changed a couple years ago. It's still pretty low, but it did take a jump during CPRs time.


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    Re: AD letter and higher ticket costs

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    They're doing both.
    MBB each of the next 2 years, FB next year.

    Given the #s mentioned in the letter ($4 million made it in there), I don't think it's anything less than $100/ticket increase for football, and $50 for basketball just seems lower than it's going to go.

    That said, my only reason for that is just uninformed guesswork with my calculator and didn't account for donation increases. I took that approach because I think the ticket prices will be the bulk of the funds that they shoot for.
    $100 per ticket for football seems awfully high. That just seems like too big of a jump for a single year. I was thinking it might be closer to $30-40 per ticket.



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    Re: AD letter and higher ticket costs

    We're already paying for 7 games and getting 6 most years.


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    Re: AD letter and higher ticket costs

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    FB season tickets haven't changed in forever, so I have no issue with a bump.

    BB needs reseated in the worst way and while this isn't a formal reseating, the net effect will still be the same.

    I support both moves.
    Basketball doesn't need to be reseated, the donation levels just need to be bumped up.



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    Re: AD letter and higher ticket costs

    Quote Originally Posted by BirdOfWar View Post
    $100 per ticket for football seems awfully high. That just seems like too big of a jump for a single year. I was thinking it might be closer to $30-40 per ticket.
    Yea, I mean I think I'd still get tickets at an extra $100per, but I'd have to really think about it first. If they keep the increase under $50 per ticket I wouldn't even think twice.



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    Re: AD letter and higher ticket costs

    Quote Originally Posted by BirdOfWar View Post
    $100 per ticket for football seems awfully high. That just seems like too big of a jump for a single year. I was thinking it might be closer to $30-40 per ticket.
    I agree that it's high. I just went with that after seeing $4 million in the letter. That might not be their target, but I don't believe that they sent out a letter in advance if they were thinking small.

    Again, I could be completely wrong. Just my personal estimate.


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    Re: AD letter and higher ticket costs

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    Yea, I mean I think I'd still get tickets at an extra $100per, but I'd have to really think about it first. If they keep the increase under $50 per ticket I wouldn't even think twice.
    And they mentioned the change is donation levels as well, so I would almost expect the biggest increase to come from that depending on where your seats are at.



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    Re: AD letter and higher ticket costs

    Quote Originally Posted by ripvdub View Post
    We're already paying for 7 games and getting 6 most years.
    I can only assume this is a complaint.



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    Re: AD letter and higher ticket costs

    If everything gets too pricey we could sell out Hilton for volleyball.





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    Re: AD letter and higher ticket costs

    What I'm most concerned about is parking at football games. The donation level for a parking pass has gone up pretty significantly in the last two or three years. While that's obviously the result of supply and demand, soon we'll be looking to sell more (and more expensive) season tickets to fill up those new seats. I wonder if people will simply walk away if they can't get a parking pass.

    Let's be honest, in historical terms the tailgating is far better than the product during football season. Why buy a season ticket if I'm going to be priced out of the parking lots?



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    Re: AD letter and higher ticket costs

    It wouldn't surprise me if they try to get all season ticket holders to be donors, especially for BB. It seems that we are nearly past the stage where we have to incentivize people to come with cheap tickets. Some of us have gotten comfortable with the cheap tickets, but those days seem to be ending.



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