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  1. #181
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    Has anyone mentioned the possibility of lowering ticket prices? Seems easy to me...


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    Quote Originally Posted by UpAndUnder43 View Post
    Has anyone mentioned the possibility of lowering ticket prices? Seems easy to me...
    It has never come up, we should discuss it sometime.

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    That's not "creative".

    "Creative" means: do something that increases STH, while keeping ticket revenue at a minimum neutral but ideally also increasing, and also try to increase overall attendance, if possible.


    Anyone found that silver bullet yet??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gophers_4life View Post
    That's not "creative".

    "Creative" means: do something that increases STH, while keeping ticket revenue at a minimum neutral but ideally also increasing, and also try to increase overall attendance, if possible.


    Anyone found that silver bullet yet??
    Yeah, win the Big Ten for 3 years in a row.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gophers_4life View Post
    That's not "creative".

    "Creative" means: do something that increases STH, while keeping ticket revenue at a minimum neutral but ideally also increasing, and also try to increase overall attendance, if possible.


    Anyone found that silver bullet yet??
    Buy 3 pizzas, get season tickets?

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    Maybe they should just avoid fervently eradicating any signs of organic life that emerge on gamedays. The Sally’s Walnut street gameday block party being shut-down is a great example of that policy in action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Word View Post
    Buy 3 pizzas, get season tickets?
    They already have that promotion for single game tickets.... maybe buy 5 pizzas... I am kidding


    For what it’s worth I did laugh at your post!

  8. #188
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    How about doing what The Athletic, Slate Plus, NYT, and many other paywall websites do.

    Lower first year subscription rates. Get new season ticket holders at an introductory rate, with the knowledge is that they would pay the full rate the second year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ski U Mah Gopher View Post
    How about doing what The Athletic, Slate Plus, NYT, and many other paywall websites do.

    Lower first year subscription rates. Get new season ticket holders at an introductory rate, with the knowledge is that they would pay the full rate the second year.
    I feel like that would just turn into gaming the system. I'd get season tickets.... then someone else buy them for me... kinda wonky.

    If anything it should go the other way, my season tickets are 71 years old so I should get 71% off! (yeah I know that wouldn't make sense)

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    Quote Originally Posted by A_Slab_of_Bacon View Post
    I feel like that would just turn into gaming the system. I'd get season tickets.... then someone else buy them for me... kinda wonky.

    If anything it should go the other way, my season tickets are 71 years old so I should get 71% off! (yeah I know that wouldn't make sense)
    "Die hard night. Free admission to anyone who was actually alive the last time we were in a Rose Bowl."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ski U Mah Gopher View Post
    How about doing what The Athletic, Slate Plus, NYT, and many other paywall websites do.

    Lower first year subscription rates. Get new season ticket holders at an introductory rate, with the knowledge is that they would pay the full rate the second year.
    I was suggesting creating an extra cheap (maybe about 2,000 of the worst seats) category of season tickets for a much cheaper rate (maybe $20 a ticket) to get some new blood. Those people may eventually want to upgrade and get more expensive seats. Not exactly what you were saying, but kind of along those lines.

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    I used to get wrapped up in the attendance stuff to a much higher degree than I do now. I admit I still occasionally read through the threads about attendance and on occasion still comment in them. I really hope this gets solved and the stadium is once again full. I typically post the same stuff all the time on the subject and although I have cut way back on the sh|ts I give about it - I still have room to improve. I'm hoping 2019 is the year I finally quit visiting these attendance threads completely. We'll see. I still care, but it has been frustrating to read the same points of view over and over (including mine) and although I still glance around at th empty seats when I am at games, I did a lot less of that this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schnauzer View Post
    I used to get wrapped up in the attendance stuff to a much higher degree than I do now. I admit I still occasionally read through the threads about attendance and on occasion still comment in them. I really hope this gets solved and the stadium is once again full. I typically post the same stuff all the time on the subject and although I have cut way back on the sh|ts I give about it - I still have room to improve. I'm hoping 2019 is the year I finally quit visiting these attendance threads completely. We'll see. I still care, but it has been frustrating to read the same points of view over and over (including mine) and although I still glance around at th empty seats when I am at games, I did a lot less of that this season.
    For Christmas Mrs. Billd gave me a 1000-piece puzzle of the panoramic picture taken of the TCF opener between the Gophers and the Air Force Academy. I received the commemorative photo that season and still have it squirreled away somewhere. The puzzle is that exact same photo.

    In the meantime she's been putting it together and is down to the last 50 pieces or so...of course the hardest ones to place.

    My "hat's of to thee" to her and her willingness to do puzzles, even Gopher ones. Probably more relevant to the thread was the buzz...no...excitement...in TCF that very first night. We've seen it again several times...but like Schnauzer noted it will be fantastic if and when we're like that first night again attendance wise on a regular basis...

    Until then the Billds have the puzzle to remind us of what that's like...at least until it goes back into the box....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldmember View Post
    Maybe they should just avoid fervently eradicating any signs of organic life that emerge on gamedays. The Sally’s Walnut street gameday block party being shut-down is a great example of that policy in action.
    +1

    Trying to cultivate a real tailgating atmosphere would also help. Instead, they have too many rules and policies and they sell spots in a way guaranteed to prevent a real gameday atmosphere from developing. That would be something you cant get on your couch at home.

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    I am still trying to understand how the U of M is trying to charge Iowa or Wisconsin prices rather than Illinois, Indiana, Northwestern or Purdue type prices for tickets, considering the on field results over the last 25-30 years.

    They should be doing everything to full up the stadium, and then when the wins follow they can deal with the challenge of jacking up the prices without losing too many people.

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