Shama: Filling up BT football stadiums is challenging. Despite a winning program and minimal competition for sports dollar, Iowa is offering 3/$150

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per Shama:

Filling up Big Ten football stadiums is challenging. Despite a winning program and minimal competition for the sports dollar, Iowa is offering three-game mini-plans starting at $150.


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In this one paragraph he outed himself as not understanding what college footballs competition is

it’s more than just pro football.


I think we all saw last season that full stadiums make games more exciting to watch on TV.
As the percentage of revenue that comes from TV grows and grows…hopefully they realize cutting prices to fill stadiums up actually gives them a better TV product to sell
 

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In my experience if you really want to see the game get a very good, large TV.
If you want the ambience, being outside and being with other fans-go to the game.
Teams that fail in the ambience area are going to have an increasingly hard time selling season tickets.
 




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I think we may have seen the peak in attendance at college sports a few years ago. Tickets are too expensive and the at home experience just keeps getting better
Yeah we may actually find that we were ahead of the curve (unintentionally) in building a 50,000 seat stadium rather than the 80+ you see at a lot of schools. Might be tough to fill out some of those monster stadiums in the future.
 

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In my experience if you really want to see the game to a very good, large TV.
If you want the ambience, being outside and being with other fans-go to the game.
Teams that fail in the ambience area are going to have an increasingly hard time selling season tickets.
Long term, if nobody is at the games, it’s a pretty stale tv product
 

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In this one paragraph he outed himself as not understanding what college footballs competition is

it’s more than just pro football.


I think we all saw last season that full stadiums make games more exciting to watch on TV.
As the percentage of revenue that comes from TV grows and grows…hopefully they realize cutting prices to fill stadiums up actually gives them a better TV product to sell
I'm probably in the minority but I enjoyed watching games on TV with no fans, though I hated the piped in crowd noise. I loved the games where you could hear the on field communication.
 

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I'm probably in the minority but I enjoyed watching games on TV with no fans, though I hated the piped in crowd noise. I loved the games where you could hear the on field communication.
Watch it on mute and you do not have to listen to the garbage being spoken by the announcers or use CC.
 




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I just bought a second home in Austin Texas, and somehow their athletic department already has my email. Here's the deal they're offering, $175 apparently gets you into pretty much everything -- 120 home events for the season.

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I just bought a second home in Austin Texas, and somehow their athletic department already has my email. Here's the deal they're offering, $175 apparently gets you into pretty much everything -- 120 home events for the season.

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Wait, what? Where's the catch? $175 for all the football games, all the basketball games, and all the other Texas sports you can stomach? And you can just sit down anywhere you want?

Has to be students only?
 

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The cost to go to games continue to rise while technology is getting better and making it it cheaper to stay home or go to a watering hole. Skip the traffic jams, dealing with stadium nazis, terrorizing families with young kids who need to bring stuff, etc..., and stay home where it's cheaper and safer.

Mom and Dad will have to leave kids home crushing the idea of kids dreaming to play for their home team.

They have to figure a way like making it free for kids to come with Mom and dad up to a certain age.
 


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Wait, what? Where's the catch? $175 for all the football games, all the basketball games, and all the other Texas sports you can stomach? And you can just sit down anywhere you want?

Has to be students only?
The catch, I'm guessing, is that it is some limited GA section that will be among the "worst" locations in the main sports (football, MBB, and for Texas that probably includes baseball and maybe softball and volleyball). The other minor sports, probably are just GA seating for the whole thing.
 

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The catch, I'm guessing, is that it is some limited GA section that will be among the "worst" locations in the main sports (football, MBB, and for Texas that probably includes baseball and maybe softball and volleyball). The other minor sports, probably are just GA seating for the whole thing.
I did a quick Google and it is just for UT students. So the GA would be the student section. Still a heck of a deal for students.
 


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I did a quick Google and it is just for UT students. So the GA would be the student section. Still a heck of a deal for students.
Agreed. I think students here at the U have a similar-ish offer? Like $200 for season tickets to football, basketball, and men's hockey? I think they can get into the rest of the sports for free, on a first-come, first-serve allotment.
 

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Right. As multiple people have commented ... the OP article premise seems poorly researched and formed.

If it's trying to say something like "look at the lengths that poor Iowa is having to resort to, just to fill up its stadium!" because they're charging $50 a pop for some GA sections (probably the worst seats you can get in the house, other than student GA), and then again probably the two low-level opponents + the least popular Big Ten West opponent ..... well, that just doesn't make sense.

Big Ten home schedules are never 100% high level opponents, like the NFL.
 

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Gopher Pass use to be $30 a game (season pass) and that didnt guarantee you a seat. How much is the cheapest seat at TCF? probably around $50
 




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