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    Quote Originally Posted by highwayman View Post
    For people who want to sit in different seats every game, it's perfect. That would be about 1-2% of the ST base.
    I used to have two really good seats in row 2 behind the visitors bench around the 40 yard line, and even then I only sat down there for about half the game sometimes. I liked walking around and standing in various vantage points throughout the game.

    I was sort of hoping they would offer a standing room only ticket, sort of like the Twins did for this year, but this will probably be ideal for me, since in this case I will rarely ever sit the assigned spot, and have really embraced either squatting in a really good seat(I waited until the 2nd quarter and did not sit unless it was a pretty open area) or hanging out in a good standing area- end zone plaza, topf of lower bowl, or the upper area on the visitor side)

    I think this was a great, creative idea that will fill some of these unused seats. Probably, they are still betting that Fleck will win big this year, so they can risk keeping the seating fees in place and reap the benefits down the road. If it works, good for them, but there are probably a few more plans yet to be sprung to get some more bodies in seats this year, win or lose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by salzie View Post
    Walk to seats like you own them, they leave you alone. I've moved around plenty at twins games, and sat in some pretty premium seats
    Damn it guys get out of my seats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougMN View Post
    Bought 1 yesterday. Had Season Tickets until 2 years ago and couldn't justify the price versus the street prices. Went to all games last year for around $50 total and $40 the year before. Now I can get in the door versus the Badgers- and don't have to scalp. I move around during the game - along the rail on the lower level- so this is perfect. The added perk of adding tickets and joining friends if I want are also nice. Lastly- I don't have to worry about remembering my ticket!
    You did not buy tickets to all of the games and spend $50 total, nor $40 the year before. If someone else paid for some/most of the games? Sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpodoll68 View Post
    You did not buy tickets to all of the games and spend $50 total, nor $40 the year before. If someone else paid for some/most of the games? Sure.
    Once again, I find myself in agreement with DPD68. $40 or $50 or the year, not even close to reality.
    no no no


    The amount I paid last year was a lot more than previous years (on the street), and a lot of times I just went to the box office and paid retail during the Big Ten season. ($80 once, 40 plus other times)

    It is possible that there were fewer tickets flowing to the street in recent years, as there are many less season ticket holders(declining total#) dumping tickets, so the U of M was old holding more tickets and selling them to Iowa or other die hard fans or those like me that could not find them on the street.

    Regardless, this new program is good for me and good for any Gopher fan to sign up righ now for $49.96.
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    If I had the free time to go to all 7 games, this would be very tempting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oak_street1981 View Post
    Once again, I find myself in agreement with DPD68. $40 or $50 or the year, not even close to reality.
    no no no


    The amount I paid last year was a lot more than previous years (on the street), and a lot of times I just went to the box office and paid retail during the Big Ten season. ($80 once, 40 plus other times)

    It is possible that there were fewer tickets flowing to the street in recent years, as there are many less season ticket holders(declining total#) dumping tickets, so the U of M was old holding more tickets and selling them to Iowa or other die hard fans or those like me that could not find them on the street.

    Regardless, this new program is good for me and good for any Gopher fan to sign up righ now for $49.96.

    The only way I see it as possible (although I'm skeptical) is if he bought on street right after game started and sellers were looking to ditch tickets.

    I will say for Purdue game we saw few tickets just laying around anyone could've picked up. I saw 2 right at the gate

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpodoll68 View Post
    You did not buy tickets to all of the games and spend $50 total, nor $40 the year before. If someone else paid for some/most of the games? Sure.
    I would guess that one could have got in the door to 6 games last year (all but Iowa) by spending around $50, total.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salzie View Post
    The only way I see it as possible (although I'm skeptical) is if he bought on street right after game started and sellers were looking to ditch tickets.

    I will say for Purdue game we saw few tickets just laying around anyone could've picked up. I saw 2 right at the gate
    I never have had much success getting scalpers to bite on this at other events...maybe I'm picking the wrong scalpers. Most will come down a little but none would fire sale the tickets, even though they clearly had a fistful of tickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ope3 View Post
    I would guess that one could have got in the door to 6 games last year (all but Iowa) by spending around $50, total.
    That is more plausible, though still very doubtful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpodoll68 View Post
    That is more plausible, though still very doubtful.
    It would be interesting to see someone take the challenge and see how they could do it where they see how cheaply they can attend all games for a given season and document it all, just on a ticket price basis.

    Rules:

    1. Has to actually buy the ticket and attend (not just see it for sale and pretend).
    2. Taxes, fees (if using a third party site) all count.
    3. No handouts / free tickets from friends, that just sort of breaks everything and varies wildly from person to person. I bring people all the time, those folks never pay, I just like having them there, but it would't reflect anyone else's experience.
    4. A friend dumping a ticket for cheap ... not sure I want to count that as you could game the system that way.



    Could be a fun game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PMWinSTP View Post
    I never have had much success getting scalpers to bite on this at other events...maybe I'm picking the wrong scalpers. Most will come down a little but none would fire sale the tickets, even though they clearly had a fistful of tickets.
    I've never tried, although I've never bought on street. I like having everything planned out (to an extent)

    Sold few times to those guys with extras, usually get $5-10/ticket

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpodoll68 View Post
    You did not buy tickets to all of the games and spend $50 total, nor $40 the year before. If someone else paid for some/most of the games? Sure.
    Actually- you got me there- I did not go to the Purdue game last year. I spent $15 on Iowa- which was the most for any ticket last year and didn't make it in until halfway through the first quarter.

    No other ticket was more than $10 with a few being $5. I planned to scalp a ticket to the Opener against New Mexico and as I was walking up to the stadium- people were handing out tickets.

    I did the Red Baron deal for Miami of Ohio and Fresno State- so I spent $9 on Pizza with a free ticket. I can assure I did not spend more than $50 on tickets in 2018.

    In 2017- people were giving away tickets to almost every game except Wisconsin. After the storm prior to Michigan State and the delay it caused- there were lots of people who were in line and decided to leave- and were handing out their tickets. $40 for the season is probably a little on the high side for what I paid. The most I paid was $10 for Nebraska. There were a lot more tickets on the street in 2017 because expectations were high going in- after reality sat in, season ticket holders had extra tickets. In 2018, lots of season ticket holders dropped their extra tickets and there were not as many on the street before games. I expect even less this year, which has tipped the scale back on the side of getting a season ticket for me.

    I do fully expect tickets to be harder to scalp this year...the bandwagon will be rolling. Thus- I bought the pass.

    I don't know what you pay for tickets- but I am guessing you have an inflated idea of their value the last few years. Sometimes reality is hard to take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougMN View Post
    Actually- you got me there- I did not go to the Purdue game last year. I spent $15 on Iowa- which was the most for any ticket last year and didn't make it in until halfway through the first quarter.

    No other ticket was more than $10 with a few being $5. I planned to scalp a ticket to the Opener against New Mexico and as I was walking up to the stadium- people were handing out tickets.

    I did the Red Baron deal for Miami of Ohio and Fresno State- so I spent $9 on Pizza with a free ticket. I can assure I did not spend more than $50 on tickets in 2018.

    In 2017- people were giving away tickets to almost every game except Wisconsin. After the storm prior to Michigan State and the delay it caused- there were lots of people who were in line and decided to leave- and were handing out their tickets. $40 for the season is probably a little on the high side for what I paid. The most I paid was $10 for Nebraska. There were a lot more tickets on the street in 2017 because expectations were high going in- after reality sat in, season ticket holders had extra tickets. In 2018, lots of season ticket holders dropped their extra tickets and there were not as many on the street before games. I expect even less this year, which has tipped the scale back on the side of getting a season ticket for me.

    I do fully expect tickets to be harder to scalp this year...the bandwagon will be rolling. Thus- I bought the pass.

    I don't know what you pay for tickets- but I am guessing you have an inflated idea of their value the last few years. Sometimes reality is hard to take.
    I'm a season ticket holder and have been for every year of TCF. I monitor the secondary market and am well aware of what's available and at what cost, which is how I knew your claims were BS. I'm glad that you admitted it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpodoll68 View Post
    I'm a season ticket holder and have been for every year of TCF. I monitor the secondary market and am well aware of what's available and at what cost, which is how I knew your claims were BS. I'm glad that you admitted it.
    Just as self-righteous as ever. No wonder nobody likes you. 'Monitor the Secondary Market'- I hope you don't mean checking StubHub. Unless you are outside the stadium with cash in hand and buying tickets- you have no clue what you are talking about.

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    I don't have anything against people that move around to different seats or buy cheap ones and then slide into better ones once they are in the venue. My brother has operated in that way his entire life. But for me, I have two scales - a scale of fun and a scale of discomfort. It is definitely more fun to sit in better seats. But for me, it is a discomfort to be kicked out of seats. So, I'd rather sit in worse seats with zero chance of getting kicked out of them. I'm the kind of guy that rarely moves, even when others have left.

    This has paid off in its own way. I sit in the same seats in the same section every Gopher game. We sort of noticed the younger dudes that sit behind us were regulars too. We'd occasionally exchange high fives on a big Gopher play but didn't talk much. That all changed a couple years back when we attended a game at Iowa. We checked out the campus and decided to go into a bar for a bloody mary before heading back to our tailgate spot. Literally the only other people in that bar were these guys that sit behind us. It was a coincidence that led to a conversation, an invite for them back to our tailgate spot, and now two years later we all hang out together, plan tailgate food together, know each other's families, etc. etc. We look forward to seeing them every home game now.

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