Standing Room Only

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  1. wartknight

    wartknight Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have any problems with this? I sat up there and it was a great atmosphere. It was a lot of fun to have a lot of students around and most of the "older" people like me up there were the type that like to stand and yell our ***** off like crazy the whole game anyway.
    Wonder if this could become a tradition and that section could become something like the bleacher bums at Wrigley?
    Need something to call it- Riff Rafters Maybe? I don't know. Great atmosphere all-around. You could tell we were a fanbase that was hungry again to taste basketball postseason. I haven't seen our crowd be that into every possession from late in the first half through the rest of the game for a long time.
     
  2. brianhos

    brianhos Moderator
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    I did notice ushers walking around asking if empty seats were taken. I think they were trying to get people off of the concourse
     
  3. everyyard

    everyyard Well-Known Member

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    The AD wants people buying season tics. This won't be a regular thing because our cheapskate fans would buy as many of these as the sold instead of single game or season seats.
     
  4. cyclone1975

    cyclone1975 Well-Known Member

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    Us cheapskate fans who buy $99 season tickets are probably the most loyal fans in Hilton. The corners up top are consistently full. We may be cheap, but that also means that when we buy tickets, we use them! I didn't miss a single game this year, so I definitely got my money's worth. I think we need to sell more of the cheap season tickets to keep the top consistently full.
     
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  5. wesley_w

    wesley_w Well-Known Member

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    I got one for my wife and she had a great time. We were a little nervous about if they had oversold them but it looks like they had the perfect number sold.
     
  6. CYdTracked

    CYdTracked Well-Known Member

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    I loved the atmosphere last night. For those who have never experienced it THAT was actually what Hilton Magic sounds like. Hopefully we have boost in season tickets from this season and I bet that after as successful that promotion was either the students are going to lose some of those seats that they couldn't fill all season or you are going to see some more promotions like that for the sold out games. I noticed right before tip off Pollard was looking up at that area with a big smile on his face, they know they can fill every seat in Hilton and I bet they find a way to make games like last night happen more often.
     
  7. ISUCyclone06

    ISUCyclone06 Well-Known Member

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    This year was huge for our basketball program and ticket sells. No doubt things will be done to make sure every seat is
    Full next year, and overselling with standing only.
     
  8. JP4CY

    JP4CY Well-Known Member

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    I think next season bball and football are going to be huge for tickets. There are going to be a ton of season tickets sold.
     
  9. ISUagger

    ISUagger Active Member

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    So can we stop blaming cyclone alley and start blaming the students being lazy for bad attendance now? They showed last night what happens when they all show up.
     
  10. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

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    So how exactly did this work?
     
  11. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    We bought 3 and they worked out great, they should do that for every game.
     
  12. CysRage

    CysRage Well-Known Member

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    One of the managers told me he talked to JP at halftime and he said if they had sold 10 more SRO tickets, those people wouldn't have had seats. Good job AD selling the perfect amount of SRO tickets to fill the seats!
     
  13. longtimeclone

    longtimeclone Well-Known Member

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    I was impressed by how they filled it and didn't oversell them. It was a great atmosphere last night.

    Good job JP and AD, expect a thank card in the mail.
     
  14. MattMishler

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    Isn't that kind of the definition of standing room only tickets? To not have seats. Sorry just struck me as funny!
     
  15. benman82

    benman82 Member

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    Everybody in those sections actually had a seat right? Was it just standing room only because they were sitting behind students?
     
  16. jsb

    jsb Well-Known Member

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    I haven't seen Hilton that full in probably 20 years. I had a hard time finding any empty seats.

    The best part about it from a financial standpoint was that Iowa STate got paid twice for those seats.
     
  17. jsb

    jsb Well-Known Member

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    I don't think technically. All of the standing room only seats were student season tickets that were sold, but the students haven't been showing up. So they double sold the tickets. I suppose if the students had shown up there would have been a lot more standing.

    I also heard that they told the students in Cyclone Alley to squeeze in a lot of people.
     
  18. Thompsonclone

    Thompsonclone Well-Known Member

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    I sit in section 226 and it was really weird having those sections to my right filled to the top. Usually it is half empty. That was awesome to see. Hilton was amazing last night. I hope this is just the start of some great crowds.
     
  19. RayShimley

    RayShimley Well-Known Member

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    I moved from my season tickets over to section 224 to sit with a large group of friends who came up due the availability of those tickets. Was a great atmosphere. My section was about 75% non-students from the looks of it. Lots of large groups of younger grads and families. Should do this for all sell-outs to ensure every seat has a butt in it. Also, was glad to see someone was able to use the seats we vacated :)
     
  20. CyFan61

    CyFan61 Well-Known Member

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    The announced attendance was 20 higher than the number of seats in Hilton, so "officially" not everyone had a seat, but pretty darn close. If you count the students that double up so they can be closer down front, there are at least 20 of those, so basically everyone had a seat.
     

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