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    How Many Seats?

    With the seat assignment letter stating there would be 2,100 fewer seats - what is the actual seating capacity of the Jack?



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    Re: How Many Seats?

    For those of us not buying assigned-seat season tickets, what did the letter say?


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    Re: How Many Seats?

    There is a separate thread on the seating assignment letters.

    The other item other than fewer seats was 2,600 requested re-seating and not all could be accomidated.



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    Re: How Many Seats?

    So here is my take.

    The actual seating of JT is 42,500 + 3800ish South endzone seats. So 45,800 actuall seats - 2,100 seats demo'd so we now have 43700 seats plus whatever seats they drag out in the north.
    ISU then tacks on 10,000 seats for the 4 hills to make our new capacity 53,700 capacity. I am sure they will probably just stick with 55K though until Phase 2 is complete.

    So in conclustion..If our stadium only seats 43,700 actual seats which is flirting with a conference USA, MWC school so we need to nut up and get Phase 2 done so we have a real stadium even if its for recruiting only.


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    Re: How Many Seats?

    How do 15,000 empty seats help with recruiting?

    Phase 2 won't happen until we can consistently fill the stadium we have now. Which we might do...or maybe not...well, who knows. It's not like there's a thermometer or anything we can check to see how season ticket sales are going.


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    Re: How Many Seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by MontyBurns View Post
    How do 15,000 empty seats help with recruiting?

    Phase 2 won't happen until we can consistently fill the stadium we have now. Which we might do...or maybe not...well, who knows. It's not like there's a thermometer or anything we can check to see how season ticket sales are going.
    Phase 2 is going to happen when we get the money...were not just gonna receive a big gift from a donor and put it in our back pocket for ten years until we can win and fill the seats and only add half the seats of what we could've those ten years ago due to escalation in prices of almost everything.



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    Re: How Many Seats?

    If we have to many empty seats - lower the price. You'll fill them. The amount of money may be the same in the end, but if your only goal is to fill it - lower the price.



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    Re: How Many Seats?

    I know it's not as if we haven't averaged over capacity the past couple of years or anything. Wait, I forgot we have. I think we were like 1 of 4 to do that.


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    Re: How Many Seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by scottie33 View Post
    Phase 2 is going to happen when we get the money...were not just gonna receive a big gift from a donor and put it in our back pocket for ten years until we can win and fill the seats and only add half the seats of what we could've those ten years ago due to escalation in prices of almost everything.
    The capacity of the stadium will only increase a few thousand (if you count the hills). I think Jamie said it would make the stadium around 60,000 seats. Not 100% on that.
    Trust me....We are way better off with empty seats than having people on hills. Maybe we can roll out a blanket, have a picnic and join the MAC.
    Plus for a couple of games a year you sell it out no matter how bad your team is.
    If Gene turns this around and we start winning big games, people are going to be suprised how many people start coming to games.

    I bet we would have no issues selling out a game if we were playing Texas A&M and we were both 6-1, but its not going to happen without facilities and time. That is what this project is about....Competing facilities and planning for the future.



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    Re: How Many Seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by HandSanitizer View Post
    The capacity of the stadium will only increase a few thousand (if you count the hills). I think Jamie said it would make the stadium around 60,000 seats. Not 100% on that.
    Trust me....We are way better off with empty seats than having people on hills. Maybe we can roll out a blanket, have a picnic and join the MAC.
    Plus for a couple of games a year you sell it out no matter how bad your team is.
    If Gene turns this around and we start winning big games, people are going to be suprised how many people start coming to games.

    I bet we would have no issues selling out a game if we were playing Texas A&M and we were both 6-1, but its not going to happen without facilities and time. That is what this project is about....Competing facilities and planning for the future.
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    Re: How Many Seats?

    I think the stadium project itself will bring more people to the games, and not just because of people coming to see the new addition. I think the endzone project will do a great deal to improve the gameday experience/environment. I think that alone will make gameday at JTS much more enjoyable, which will in turn help with attendance. If Chizik can start winning on top of that, the question won't be what to do with 60k seats, the question will be, when do we build phase 3?



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    Re: How Many Seats?

    The first question is...what IS phase 3? Dream it up...lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by clonefromNE View Post
    The first question is...what IS phase 3? Dream it up...lol
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    Re: How Many Seats?

    I check the webcam almost everyday. I am getting pretty excited if this donation happens and we get moving on the endzone and the rest of the stadium updates following this season. After that...well I think we will have a great facility. No need for the phase three for a while http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...wacky/wink.gif


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    Re: How Many Seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy Hard View Post
    I know it's not as if we haven't averaged over capacity the past couple of years or anything. Wait, I forgot we have. I think we were like 1 of 4 to do that.
    You are correct sir. We in fact were one of the schools to do it. How does that one line go in that obscure movie??? "If you build it they will come."

    We can't just sit on our butts and not upgrade the stadium and capacity to that of a Big XII school. If we do we just relegate ourselves to being in the lower class of the BCS conference schools and Pollard isn't going to allow that.



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