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    Boone Pickens Stadium

    Record crowd of 53,102. It holds 60,000.

    What in the heck is wrong with Okie State fans if they can't get 60k, or even eclipse the Jack Trice record, for today's game?



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    Re: Boone Pickens Stadium

    I am surprised that a $300 million renovation only gets you 60,000 seats. But yeah, that is unacceptable that you can't fill the place up for a great non-conference game.



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    Re: Boone Pickens Stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    Record crowd of 53,102. It holds 60,000.

    What in the heck is wrong with Okie State fans if they can't get 60k, or even eclipse the Jack Trice record, for today's game?
    Are you sure about that? That seems bizarre that even an Ok/Ok St game wouldn't be sold out - with OK fans filling in the empty seats.



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    Re: Boone Pickens Stadium

    It's what it says on both ESPN's Big 12 blog and on Wikipedia.



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    Re: Boone Pickens Stadium

    just think what we could get with a little $$$$


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    Re: Boone Pickens Stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by CyPride View Post
    Are you sure about that? That seems bizarre that even an Ok/Ok St game wouldn't be sold out - with OK fans filling in the empty seats.
    I assume pre-renovation it held fewer than the 53K+ they had today. However, with that being said I'm pretty surprised they couldn't sell it out with a marquee game like today.



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    Re: Boone Pickens Stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by ricochet View Post
    I assume pre-renovation it held fewer than the 53K+ they had today. However, with that being said I'm pretty surprised they couldn't sell it out with a marquee game like today.
    I'm still surprised at how small it was before and after renovations. I just can't believe that.



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    Re: Boone Pickens Stadium

    Have you ever been to Oklahoma? Face it boys in every state the majority of fans gravitate toward one team and any other team/teams left get short shrift and a paucity of fans!!!


    Being an I-State fan that shouldnt be hard to understand!!!


    BTW....K-State...Colorado State...Texas A & M...have the same problem drawing fans and attention.



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    Re: Boone Pickens Stadium

    Not A&M they are usually full and their athletic fan club is packed.
    Granted they are down, but historically, they have held their own.



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    Re: Boone Pickens Stadium

    It comes down to Winning. Iowa has a huge advantage because they play in the PATHETIC Big 10.

    If you win, people show up. Unless, you are ISU, then people (45,000) will show up if your 2-8.



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    Re: Boone Pickens Stadium

    great weather for a football town, 300 million renovation, top 10 team.....that is a head scratcher they can't sell out. Hell, we almost sell out and we have been terrible.


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    Re: Boone Pickens Stadium

    They didn't sell single game tickets. To go to that game you had to have season tickets.



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    In all fairness, you wouldn't be guaranteed to get 60K ISU fans for that game if our stadium held it.


    A program isn't built on one player and it doesn't succeed because of one player, thus a program won't fail if it doesn't get that one player.

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    Re: Boone Pickens Stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    In all fairness, you wouldn't be guaranteed to get 60K ISU fans for that game if our stadium held it.
    We also aren't ranked and didn't play a team of that caliber, nor do we have the season expectations they have.



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    Re: Boone Pickens Stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by dmg89 View Post
    We also aren't ranked and didn't play a team of that caliber, nor do we have the season expectations they have.
    Valid & good points.


    A program isn't built on one player and it doesn't succeed because of one player, thus a program won't fail if it doesn't get that one player.

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