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    Question Will fans come back? Thoughts on parking situation last night.

    I hope the parking issues weren't too burdensome for those that had to be shuttled in or make other arrangements they would not normally have made. If it wasn't very positive or at least neutral), that is a good way to lose some of the more fair-weathered fans in future games. Anyone hear or experience this to know if it could be a problem? I couldn't believe how many people were walking post-game up S 16th Street to get back to their cars parked at KMART on S Duff. That is a LONG hike in nice weather. I'm thinking people aren't going to be too receptive to that when it gets chilly. I supposed they'll just wait for the shuttle then... but now you've added standing around waiting to the mix.

    I don't think this issue will change anyone on this forum's plans (i.e.…I doubt you're on Fanatic's forum if you're a fair-weatherer), so that is not the question. It is will the others continue to show?

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    Re: Will fans come back? Thoughts on parking situation last night.

    We park in G7 and there wasn't a lot of vehicles there. I don't know why they don't shuffle some over to that lot. I didn't see any problems but I wasn't shuffled all over either.



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    Re: Will fans come back? Thoughts on parking situation last night.

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    I hope the parking issues weren't too burdensome for those that had to be shuttled in or make other arrangements they would not normally have made. If it wasn't very positive or at least neutral), that is a good way to lose some of the more fair-weathered fans in future games. Anyone hear or experience this to know if it could be a problem? I couldn't believe how many people were walking post-game up S 16th Street to get back to their cars parked at KMART on S Duff. That is a LONG hike in nice weather. I'm thinking people aren't going to be too receptive to that when it gets chilly. I supposed they'll just wait for the shuttle then... but now you've added standing around waiting to the mix.

    I don't think this issue will change anyone on this forum's plans (i.e.…I doubt you're on Fanatic's forum if you're a fair-weatherer), so that is not the question. It is will the others continue to show?

    Thoughts?
    Hopefully not, but maybe the 3 week homestand layoff will do the lots some good.



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    Re: Will fans come back? Thoughts on parking situation last night.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ficklone02 View Post
    Hopefully not, but maybe the 3 week homestand layoff will do the lots some good.
    Granted Tuesday's rain caused them to close more of G4/G5 then originally planned(and maybe so for a few other lots too?), but ISU officials have already stated that portions of this lot will not open at all this year due to the need to re-seed the grass. Some fans are going to be facing some matter of parking issues all year and as the weather turns cooler and a IF a few "L's" get strung together, my hope is parking doesn't make a drastic or even noticeable affect on attendance. Obviouslly, we all hope that, but I'm curious as to any insight people might have to ease this concern…or maybe it is legit?


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    Re: Will fans come back? Thoughts on parking situation last night.

    We were ones to take advantage of the free shuttle. Last year we parked at Hilton (which is not available this year) for $15. Now parking is $20. So the Kmart shuttle is a great deal which saves you money for the inconvience of waiting in line, parking somewhere else etc. We thought that the end of the game could have been a little better planned with everyone coming out of the same lots, lanes but they tried as best as they could. It only took us about 30 minutes to get from our seats to our car and on the road out of town (we went north on 69 which had no traffic)



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    Re: Will fans come back? Thoughts on parking situation last night.

    If those fans don't want to park in BFE, they need to get there earlier to get a better parking spot. If those fans don't show up because they have to walk a mile to their car, then they need to be slapped across the face and told to get over it.


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    Re: Will fans come back? Thoughts on parking situation last night.

    I didn't see them, but wasn't G4, G5 and G6 all closed? I can't see this affecting anything going forward. First off, everyone knows that ISU has a great parking setup...better than 99% of the schools out there. Secondly, I would think that people would understand about the soggy lots and not be upset. Most of them will be open in 3 weeks for the next home game.



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    Re: Will fans come back? Thoughts on parking situation last night.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frak View Post
    I didn't see them, but wasn't G4, G5 and G6 all closed? I can't see this affecting anything going forward. First off, everyone knows that ISU has a great parking setup...better than 99% of the schools out there. Secondly, I would think that people would understand about the soggy lots and not be upset. Most of them will be open in 3 weeks for the next home game.
    G4 and G5 were partially open.. We tailgated in G4 and there were only like 2 or 3 full rows of cars allowed in where we were. It was a little inconvenient but we got there early enough that it didn't affect us.



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    Re: Will fans come back? Thoughts on parking situation last night.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    If those fans don't want to park in BFE, they need to get there earlier to get a better parking spot. If those fans don't show up because they have to walk a mile to their car, then they need to be slapped across the face and told to get over it.
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    Re: Will fans come back? Thoughts on parking situation last night.

    I usually park on Hayward but had to park quite a bit further away than usual. No biggie to me though, just excited to get to the stadium and cheer on the Cyclones!



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    Re: Will fans come back? Thoughts on parking situation last night.

    Not seeing a problem here. The AD didn't plan the rain.

    We arrived at 5:30 and parked on S. 4th closer than we ever end up getting. Parking didn't have to be a problem for anyone.

    Weren't there shuttles going back to K-Mart?


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    Re: Will fans come back? Thoughts on parking situation last night.

    People will still come, we still have one of the best parking setups in the nation outside the Jack. 3 weeks off should hopefully help a lot too (as long as it doesn't keep raining a ton,) not to mention it'll be Saturdays from here on out. Go Cyclones!


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    Re: Will fans come back? Thoughts on parking situation last night.

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Not seeing a problem here. The AD didn't plan the rain.

    We arrived at 5:30 and parked on S. 4th closer than we ever end up getting. Parking didn't have to be a problem for anyone.

    Weren't there shuttles going back to K-Mart?
    I assume they didn't want to wait..thus my point about waiting in line to go back...once it gets cold out.

    Wake up call here guys! Some of you seem to want to bury your heads in the sand and forget we have a good number of fair weather fans at ISU. Do I have to list the games over the last 5 years where we discussed on this board (or on talk radio) and tried to figure out why a certain game had disappointing attendance?


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    Re: Will fans come back? Thoughts on parking situation last night.

    Pregame, there were around 7500 of those CyRide shuttles running. They're a pretty reliable bunch, and waiting on that wouldn't be an option.

    I think we've proven that one of our issues around here is that we don't have nearly enough fair-weather fans.


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    Re: Will fans come back? Thoughts on parking situation last night.

    Nice play on words! ;)


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