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    MBB seating policies at the first games

    I noticed at the Friday exhibition game they did not invite anyone down to the Parquet from the balcony, and it seemed ushers were checking tickets well into the second half. (While I noticed some seat movement later in the game, someone posted earlier that they did not invite anyone down at the first exhibition game either.)

    During the game I made a comment to the usher they had not invited anyone down. According to the usher, they would not be doing it this year. The usher said while it may still be decided on a game by game basis (sounds like if we need the crowds help), they would not be doing that this year.
    Basically, the usher said the policy is going to be you sit where you pay for and they are going to try and do as such..

    I am guessing this could be an over-spill of the seating in football donor areas, or else they are getting us ready for hopefully a fuller house and being stricter on seating.

    Always nice to see a full lower bowl, but it also makes the Parquet seat prices seem more valuable to those paying for them.

    Just a discussion point on a Sunday morning.



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    Re: MBB seating policies at the first games

    They didn't do it last year either. I know a guy with seats in the parquet so we get down there but you have to have the tickets 99% of the time.




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    Re: MBB seating policies at the first games

    I noticed that we weren't invited to move down, but I'm fine with sitting in the seats I paid for. I like it up there, and we both like the people around us, so that's cool with me.


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    Re: MBB seating policies at the first games

    True as well Erik. I sat up there for the first half on Monday and our seats are pretty far up. Not really a bad spot in Hilton.




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    Re: MBB seating policies at the first games

    They did invite people down last year--over the holiday break for sure. They seem to be really anal this year, which is kinda annoying. The main problem I have is that they take it too far--I couldn't get down to see my parents and my grandma couldn't come say "hi" to us either. Ridiculous.



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    Re: MBB seating policies at the first games

    Don't tell anyone, but we sat in row 7 instead of row 11 in the corner balcony on Friday night.



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    Re: MBB seating policies at the first games

    We went to the game on Monday night, and even though they didn't invite us down from the balcony sections, we came down anyway. Just had to find a parquet section where the usher wasn't paying attention, which honestly wasn't too tough.

    It will get pretty ridiculous for the games over winter break when the balcony sections are more tightly packed than the parquet sections and they're still not letting people come down.



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    Re: MBB seating policies at the first games

    There are always some moving down, and that is fine. It is just a balance between maintaining the value of what they are charging for, vs having the Parquet full.

    I think they are starting to hear more from those who have been paying the full prices. If you did not pay to sit in the section, they sound like they are going to be more strict, even if it does mean empty seats or a crowded balcony.



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    Re: MBB seating policies at the first games

    This wouldn't be a problem if the donors who don't attend games would get their tickets into the hands of people who will.

    My seats in the balcony are fine, but you don't get the noise from the students up there.


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    Re: MBB seating policies at the first games

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleClone View Post
    Don't tell anyone, but we sat in row 7 instead of row 11 in the corner balcony on Friday night.
    I don't have to tell anyone. Just look out for Sherpas........if you can see them coming.

    Now, as for the corners being full and the parquet being much emptier, which does happen pretty often, why is it that those of us who buy the "cheap seats" have that tendency to show up more often than people paying much, much more than us. If I spent the kind of money (or even could spend) that it takes to sit down low all season, no way I miss a game.


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    Re: MBB seating policies at the first games

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    I don't have to tell anyone. Just look out for Sherpas........if you can see them coming.

    Now, as for the corners being full and the parquet being much emptier, which does happen pretty often, why is it that those of us who buy the "cheap seats" have that tendency to show up more often than people paying much, much more than us. If I spent the kind of money (or even could spend) that it takes to sit down low all season, no way I miss a game.
    I think part of the problem could be the amount of "good seats" that are owned by companies and given/sold to employees. My company has 4 tickets around row 10 one section over from midcourt. They do a lottery system to determine picking order, and they are sold to employees at face value. I don't even enter the lottery because I have my own tickets. We got an email on Friday indicating there were quite a few non-con games (including that night's exhibition) that were still available.



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    Re: MBB seating policies at the first games

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleClone View Post
    I think part of the problem could be the amount of "good seats" that are owned by companies and given/sold to employees. My company has 4 tickets around row 10 one section over from midcourt. They do a lottery system to determine picking order, and they are sold to employees at face value. I don't even enter the lottery because I have my own tickets. We got an email on Friday indicating there were quite a few non-con games (including that night's exhibition) that were still available.
    That's interesting. I don't want to buy anything from my employer.

    That said, the first time I got revkah to Hilton happened because of some upper-deck people that couldn't make a game right after Thanksgiving. Some customers at a store I worked at gave tickets to one of my salesman friends, because they couldn't go and they appreciated his help. He told them he couldn't go, but he knew someone there that could.

    And now she's there all the time.


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    Re: MBB seating policies at the first games

    Quote Originally Posted by usedcarguy View Post
    This wouldn't be a problem if the donors who don't attend games would get their tickets into the hands of people who will.
    +1



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    Re: MBB seating policies at the first games

    I move down all the time, you just need to act like you own the place. Well in a way we sort of do.





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    Re: MBB seating policies at the first games

    They don't check tickets in balcony so we just sit in some 1st or second row seats along the sideline that no one ever shows up for instead of our 11th row corner balcony.


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