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    Complaining

    Let me get this straight...

    People are complaining that they have to donate to sit in certain sections while others who do not get to sit in their section for a few games.

    1. Where do you think people who buy single game tickets sit?
    2. Where do you think people who scalped tickets sit?
    3. Mini-packs should = less scalped tickets which equals more money for ISU.
    4. These are not season tickets, so they miss out all the other games.
    5. Empty seats means less money.
    6. Mini-pack buyers could be future season ticket holders.
    7. Economy is bad, ISU athletic department needs the money.
    8. The team deserves to play in front of a packed stadium.
    9. Mini-packs will allow some people to at least get a small glimpse of what ISU football is about and get on the bus before it is too late.
    10. Those people who only bought mini-packs are going to be kicking themselves when ISU wins the north and they missed some great games because they were too cheap to buy season tickets.



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    Re: Complaining

    Quote Originally Posted by sloaner View Post
    Empty seats means less money.
    Ding - Ding - Ding!!!

    The owner (former owner can't remember) of the Iowa Cubs once said something like "Empty seats don't pay for parking, food, etc..." and he was exactly right and that is one of the reasons a city the size of Des Moines has AAA baseball and not AA. Price matters - I think JP missed an opportunity to not just hold the line on ticket prices but slightly lower prices. This type of goodwill goes a long way and maybe the many who did not renew their season ticket order would have bite the bullet and bought again because of JP throwing them a bone. I know JP needs a certain amount to run the department but - empty seats don't buy anything.



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    Re: Complaining

    Quote Originally Posted by cygrads View Post
    Ding - Ding - Ding!!!

    The owner (former owner can't remember) of the Iowa Cubs once said something like "Empty seats don't pay for parking, food, etc..." and he was exactly right and that is one of the reasons a city the size of Des Moines has AAA baseball and not AA. Price matters - I think JP missed an opportunity to not just hold the line on ticket prices but slightly lower prices. This type of goodwill goes a long way and maybe the many who did not renew their season ticket order would have bite the bullet and bought again because of JP throwing them a bone. I know JP needs a certain amount to run the department but - empty seats don't buy anything.
    50,000 seats x $10 per ticket = $500,000

    25,000 x $30 per ticket = $750,000

    Clearly full stadium does not = financial success.



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    Re: Complaining

    Fuzzy math on the top one?



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    Re: Complaining

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Fuzzy math on the top one?
    You caught me before I caught it...



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    Re: Complaining

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    50,000 seats x $10 per ticket = $150,000

    25,000 x $30 per ticket = $750,000

    Clearly full stadium does not = financial success.

    Ah, that math is not even close..... 50,000 x 10 = 500,000. Now how much on average does a person spend? let's say it is $10 for easy math....

    that makes 500,000 + 500,000 = 1,000,000.... 750,000 + 250,000 = 1,000,000... now factor in the fun, the noise, the.... Full stadiums are always better


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    Re: Complaining

    I say Pollard and his staff know more about the accounting then we think we do.

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    Re: Complaining

    I don't understand the complaining about mini packs either. To me, it just sounds like a bunch of tightwads getting their panties in a bunch over something that doesn't matter.


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    Re: Complaining

    Quote Originally Posted by SImpsonCy View Post
    Ah, that math is not even close..... 50,000 x 10 = 500,000. Now how much on average does a person spend? let's say it is $10 for easy math....

    that makes 500,000 + 500,000 = 1,000,000.... 750,000 + 250,000 = 1,000,000... now factor in the fun, the noise, the.... Full stadiums are always better
    Go back and have a second look. I caught it about 30 seconds after I posted it...



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    Re: Complaining

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    Go back and have a second look. I caught it about 30 seconds after I posted it...
    Thanks for the edit...saving "the agony" of others heads almost exploding like mine did.....

    its been a rough and tense day around here...this screw up made me laugh. some relief has been needed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FD Cyclone View Post
    Thanks for the edit...saving "the agony" of others heads almost exploding like mine did.....

    its been a rough and tense day around here...this screw up made me laugh. some relief has been needed.
    No worries.. I was not on the site today, so didn't catch what all the angst was about. A lot of people take things way too seriously on this site sometimes.



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    Re: Complaining

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    50,000 seats x $10 per ticket = $500,000

    25,000 x $30 per ticket = $750,000

    Clearly full stadium does not = financial success.
    Price discrimination/skimming allows maximum financial success. I donate due to a willingness to help ISU achieve financial success.



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    Re: Complaining

    I wasn't here, either. What was the angst, or do I really want to know?


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    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    Price discrimination/skimming allows maximum financial success. I donate due to a willingness to help ISU achieve financial success.
    That's pretty noble of you. I wish more fans would think that way.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    I wasn't here, either. What was the angst, or do I really want to know?
    I think it had to do with someone not adding a zero, but it could have been about someone's mother. I'm not sure.


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