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    How do you feel about the $99 3 game/Applebees gift certicate?

    When I saw the recent promotion of the three game ticket package (including the Nebraska game) and a $20 gift certificate to Applebees for $99, I had mixed emotions.

    On one hand, I'm all for Pollard doing whatever is necessary to pack the stadium. And I admire the creative marketing techniques, even if the Hawkeye fans say it shows we're desperate.

    On the other hand, I have to admit it's frustrating to pay what amounts to about $100/ticket (factoring in my donation) when the Athletic Department is now selling the tickets at greatly reduced prices. I know, my seats are in a much better location but still....

    When I went through the painful experience of writing the check for our two tickets a few months ago, my wife said they better not be having anymore two-for-one sales after the season begins like they did last year. Now I'm going to have trouble convincing the wife this same time next year!



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    Re: How do you feel about the $99 3 game/Applebees gift certicate?

    I think it's fine. It's a way to get seats filled and bring in extra revenue that otherwise wouldn't be had. It's cheaper than season tickets but then again you've always had the ability to get cheap tickets to any ISU FB game. That will only change with success and hopefully we won't have these deals for many more years for the simple fact that demand will outweight supply - something that has been a vary rare thing at Iowa State in the past.


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    Re: How do you feel about the $99 3 game/Applebees gift certicate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    I think it's fine. It's a way to get seats filled and bring in extra revenue that otherwise wouldn't be had. It's cheaper than season tickets but then again you've always had the ability to get cheap tickets to any ISU FB game. That will only change with success and hopefully we won't have these deals for many more years for the simple fact that demand will outweight supply - something that has been a vary rare thing at Iowa State in the past.
    I agree wholeheartedly. Every one of those packages has the potential to increase revenue dramatically with concession sales and parking, etc. If even 10% of those packages turn in to repeat business and/or future additional season ticket sales then I think they've accomplished their goal.



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    Re: How do you feel about the $99 3 game/Applebees gift certicate?

    the way i see it however, is how every nebraska fan will be getting to the game.



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    Re: How do you feel about the $99 3 game/Applebees gift certicate?

    The stadium needs to be as full as possible and the promotion seems to be working.

    However, it is a double edged sword. If people begin to wait for promotions in the future, this could have challenges in the future season ticket sales.

    I can also understand the frustrations of those who stepped up met the challenge made the donation and paid for the tickets, yet see the discounted tickets being sold in the donor sections.

    As always there are pros and cons.



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    Re: How do you feel about the $99 3 game/Applebees gift certicate?

    If you only want to spend $99 why not get hillside seats and then you get to go to all 6 home games rather than just 3.



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    Re: How do you feel about the $99 3 game/Applebees gift certicate?

    Quote Originally Posted by cygrads View Post
    If you only want to spend $99 why not get hillside seats and then you get to go to all 6 home games rather than just 3.
    Because like some of us said in the other thread, not everyone can make it to 6 games. My parents are coming from Colorado and 3 games will be tough for them to get to, no way they could make all 6. And personally, I'd rather see actual seats filled rather than hillsides.

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    Re: How do you feel about the $99 3 game/Applebees gift certicate?

    I pay for the 3 full season ticket sand the required donation to have good seats because I feel it is the right thing to do (without the proper funding, the athletic program cannot compete at the Big XII level and for some reason being in the Big Sky conference is not appealing to me).

    That being said, I also understand other people cannot make the time commitment or financial commitment and the $99 tickets is another way to get fans into the stands and generate money for the athletic program.

    All in all, a win/win for some fans and the athletic budget. Like posted above convert 10% of these tickets into full season tickets and that is how you increase the overall fan base. Couple that with winning and you have consistent future sell outs.



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    Re: How do you feel about the $99 3 game/Applebees gift certicate?

    Quote Originally Posted by clone2011 View Post
    Because like some of us said in the other thread, not everyone can make it to 6 games. My parents are coming from Colorado and 3 games will be tough for them to get to, no way they could make all 6. And personally, I'd rather see actual seats filled rather than hillsides.

    ps--WW2 monument in the avatar? love that place.
    Good eye on the avatar - DC is a fun place to vacation.

    I always figured people with hillside tickets just waited until midway thru the first half the then went to empty seats in the CyPack or in the upper decks. That's what I would do.



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    Re: How do you feel about the $99 3 game/Applebees gift certicate?

    No complaints here about the promotion. My donation gets me some nice seats and a good parking spot but that isn't why I donate. I donate because I care about Iowa State and I want to see them excel.



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    Re: How do you feel about the $99 3 game/Applebees gift certicate?

    The way I see it is with all the excitement around ISU football.... if we can't sell out our extremely small stadium consistently without promotions... will we ever?



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    Re: How do you feel about the $99 3 game/Applebees gift certicate?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneDaddy View Post
    No complaints here about the promotion. My donation gets me some nice seats and a good parking spot but that isn't why I donate. I donate because I care about Iowa State and I want to see them excel.
    That's what too many fail to or won't realize. It's about building the program and athletic dept. up one brick at a time. Do it the right way and we'll have a solid foundation for years to come!!



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    Re: How do you feel about the $99 3 game/Applebees gift certicate?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    The way I see it is with all the excitement around ISU football.... if we can't sell out our extremely small stadium consistently without promotions... will we ever?
    I'm starting to wonder if that excytment is just us on this message board because if ticket sales were going well they would not have offered this 3 game pack - right? I wonder at what point we will hear how many season tickets were sold.



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    Re: How do you feel about the $99 3 game/Applebees gift certicate?

    Quote Originally Posted by cygrads View Post
    I'm starting to wonder if that excytment is just us on this message board because if ticket sales were going well they would not have offered this 3 game pack - right? I wonder at what point we will hear how many season tickets were sold.
    Can of worms opened.



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    Re: How do you feel about the $99 3 game/Applebees gift certicate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    I think it's fine. It's a way to get seats filled and bring in extra revenue that otherwise wouldn't be had. It's cheaper than season tickets but then again you've always had the ability to get cheap tickets to any ISU FB game. That will only change with success and hopefully we won't have these deals for many more years for the simple fact that demand will outweight supply - something that has been a vary rare thing at Iowa State in the past.
    Jeremy,

    I was about ready to purchase these tickets, and then they thru on a $42.00 single game fee, is this what it cost to purchase thru Ticketmaster? If that is the case it makes it more than $99.00



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