Empty seats coming out of half

Discussion in 'Football' started by 2clones4cy, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. Lineup

    Lineup Active Member

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    for those who don't sit EZC ,pony up $750 and come on in
     
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  2. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    It's damn near impossible without a second concourse level to serve concessions and have enough restrooms.

    For reference, JTS isn't much smaller than US Bank Stadium but I'll bet US Bank Stadium has double or triple the concessions and restrooms. Go to a game in Minneapolis and you'll still spend time waiting in line for most concessions and restrooms.

    The more shocking thing is how many people don't realize this and wait to go into the stadium to get food/drink. Or wait until halftime and expect to not see a line anywhere.
     
  3. ISpyCy

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    The camera shot during TCU's field goal didn't look good, but as the game went on and more stadium shots were shown, you saw it fill back in again. Normally, I would have a problem with this too, but when it's this big of a game and we have a legitimate shot to win it, people will come back...unlike in years past where if given the choice to either go back and watch the ISU of old get curb stomped or drink beer at your car, you chose the latter.
     
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  4. 2clones4cy

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    Not being an "Asshat" Just saying that the biggest game possibly in ISU history and there are 1000's of empty seats to start the second half. Great Win for sure but have had other people mention this to me as well and wanted everyone else's thoughts on it.
     
  5. cyclonedave25

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    If ISU sold beer and didn’t allow leaving at halftime, could you imagine how long the lines would be for beer at halftime?
    There’s really only one solution, hire a lot more workers that know what they’re doing at the concessions, tell people to stop getting stage fright at the urinal and just pee already, and have more vendors walking around selling in the stands.
     
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  6. TXCyclones

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    Is "the help" still local charity groups? I know in the 80's each concession stand was run by a different local charity group (high school choirs, youth groups, etc) who got $0.10/cup of soda sold, etc.
     
  7. FinalFourCy

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    We should clearly sell beer and add extra port-a-johns at $1.00/use.
     
  8. FinalFourCy

    FinalFourCy Well-Known Member

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    It happens, but rarely is it as drastic. Perhaps the bleachers makes it more noticeable.
     
  9. Cybyassociation

    Cybyassociation Well-Known Member

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    I've always thought it was absurd. "We've got 10 minutes! Let's sprint to our car, chug beers, then come back in before the 2nd half starts!" It never happens. Folks leave, 1 beer leads to 2, leads to watching on your neighbors TV they've rigged up, leads to you never came back. "It's my ticket, I'll do what I want with it." That's fine, but you're an alcoholic who needs their fix during a 10 minute break.
     
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  10. Cyclones_R_GR8

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    If they sold beer the lines at the restrooms would triple.
     
  11. 2clones4cy

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    concessions where we sat actually called out a lady as there was a long line and when she got up to order she looked dumbfounded. The kid working said 'you've been standing in line this whole time and have no clue what you want'. Pretty funny finally see someone do that.
     
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  12. cyjlt

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    Too lazy to look this up but I wonder how many other programs allow readmittance if you leave at halftime? Maybe it's time to change the practice.
     
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  13. Sparkplug

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    New requirement for ticket holders - not more than 50% of your row may leave at half. Those remaining in their seats must be the loudest of the group and be willing to spread out to give the appearance of a full stadium.

    Side note- I don't think I ever heard Cyclone Power so loud
     
  14. brianhos

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    Yes, it takes 30 min to go pee and get a Chick Fil A.
     
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  15. cycloner29

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    Between my wife and I we brought in about 9 beers, 40 jello shots and a bottle of Fireball. We were good for the game.
     
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  16. mtowncyclone13

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    The concession stands need a total makeover. Studies have shown, time and time again, that a single line that leads to multiple registers is not only more efficient, but gives the impression that it is a fairer system. Everyone hates the "why do I always get in the slowest line" thought of having multiple lines for multiple registers. If they had one long line with multiple registers per concession stand no one would get stuck behind a really slow lady who doesn't know how to work a credit cards while every other line is moving faster
     
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  17. mtowncyclone13

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    Are you in section K?
     
  18. everyyard

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    Watched the replay of the kickoff return 5 times trying to figure out how 3000 more people sitting down could have stopped him. All I can see is maybe on the juke after he paused for a second? Somebody that understands the game better than me is gonna have to point it out.
     
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  19. DRCHIRO

    DRCHIRO Well-Known Member

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    When you leave the stadium it's the fastest 20 minutes in Football and when you stay in your seat it's the slowest 20 minutes in football.
     
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  20. CyDude16

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    I can usually do 3-4 beers in C6, and make it back in before the 12 minute mark of the 3rd.
     

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