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    Quote Originally Posted by MankatoBison View Post
    Attendance has been down a fair amount- almost exclusively because of the students. We eliminated a bunch of their seats and they still cant fill the student section. The GA seats have sold out every game, but the unexpected, extra, released seats on the day before the game have largely gone unsold as well. Which tells us that when people are told that tickets are sold out in 5 minutes in august, that they assume NDSU isnt lying.

    And then a bunch of idiots take empty student section seats as "NO DEMAND", which obviously isnt true. The #1 indicator of ticket demand is exclusively how fast the GA seats sell on single tix day.

    Average family of four has to scalp, win tickets on the radio, hope the away team doesn't sell their ticket allotment or donate a few hundred bucks to guarantee they can go to a game each year.
    You are right that it is mostly students, last Friday morning there were almost 2 entire sections available. But it certainly appears that a lot of others aren't showing up either as there are empty seats all over.

    Tickets are $45/$55 endzone/sideline this year, I think that's just too high for casual fans considering the poor quality of opponents they've faced in most games. I know I'm not going to spend upwards of $300 to take my family to see them play some pud team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bisonaudit View Post
    You would think that the athletic department could figure out a way to more effectively communicate the availability of these “rush tickets” not exactly a new concept.
    Some schools issue tickets to students a a week prior and have deadlines for claiming 5-7 days before the next home game from what I can tell. For example, it appears Montana is telling student to claim their tickets for MSU Cats game, and that’s not until a week from this Saturday.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CAS4127 View Post
    Some schools issue tickets to students a a week prior and have deadlines for claiming 5-7 days before the next home game from what I can tell. For example, it appears Montana is telling student to claim their tickets for MSU Cats game, and that’s not until a week from this Saturday.


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    This would be a good idea, but they'd still need to increase their communication to the public until they are trained to look for the returns to go on sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bisonp View Post
    You are right that it is mostly students, last Friday morning there were almost 2 entire sections available. But it certainly appears that a lot of others aren't showing up either as there are empty seats all over.

    Tickets are $45/$55 endzone/sideline this year, I think that's just too high for casual fans considering the poor quality of opponents they've faced in most games. I know I'm not going to spend upwards of $300 to take my family to see them play some pud team.
    We live in Western ND and went to the game Saturday. The first question both of my co-workers asked was....."How did you get tickets?" One of them lives in Fargo and was shocked there was any available. I am not sure what the answer is. Taking some of the student tickets last year was a solid move but I am not sure how to fix the issue going forward. We can't take any more of them because you don't want to make it an hard to get ticket considering the cost of student fees. They have a right to them but we need to make them commit by Monday of game week so the rest of the tickets can be sold, Maybe we should sell them all as GA so students can continue to pick up tickets as the week goes by even if they are still for sale to the public. The only way to do that properly is with bleacher seats in the student section though.

    BTW, it is getting to be an expensive proposition to go to a game even when leaving the wife and youngest at home. $200 for 4 tickets, $100 for a tank of fuel, $100 in food and beverages throughout the day. We left at 7:00 and got home at midnight to avoid the hotel. It could be done a bit cheaper, but not a lot. $400 for the day isn't deal breaker money but it is definitely one game a year (plus frisco) money for us.

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    I don't know what else they could do for notifications. I've received emails, phone calls, Tweets, FaceBook notifications from NDSU... if people want to go to the games - have some accountability to yourself and look. When people ask me for tickets, I have never not found them a seat(s).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    I don't know what else they could do for notifications. I've received emails, phone calls, Tweets, FaceBook notifications from NDSU... if people want to go to the games - have some accountability to yourself and look. When people ask me for tickets, I have never not found them a seat(s).
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    The tickets price for a game is about as high as it can get. The only real spot to continue to increase revenue is for TM fees. I think people around midfield are already high enough. Mine are too cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    I don't know what else they could do for notifications. I've received emails, phone calls, Tweets, FaceBook notifications from NDSU... if people want to go to the games - have some accountability to yourself and look. When people ask me for tickets, I have never not found them a seat(s).
    I don't disagree. Casual fans need to pick up that responsibility. Giving them a week instead of a couple days notice would make that more feasible. Then they just need to get conditioned to look for tickets X number of days before gameday knowing that's when the release of returns always happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Meaty View Post
    The tickets price for a game is about as high as it can get. The only real spot to continue to increase revenue is for TM fees. I think people around midfield are already high enough. Mine are too cheap.
    I think NDSU realizes this. However, do you not want to recoup your TM fees when you sell your tickets or are you cool with paying for your donation straight up? Legit question. Reason I ask is last week there was someone on the Facebook ticket group selling 40 yard line, Row D for let's say $200/ticket. People were freaking out left and right. All they see is the price on the ticket stub. To each there own on this but when it comes to resale, that must be thought of as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CAS4127 View Post
    Some schools issue tickets to students a a week prior and have deadlines for claiming 5-7 days before the next home game from what I can tell. For example, it appears Montana is telling student to claim their tickets for MSU Cats game, and that’s not until a week from this Saturday.
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    I've only been harping about this for over a year now. My college student can decide if she wants to attend the game by MONDAY!
    Open those seats up to the public by Tues. or Wed. at the latest. This would NOT be difficult. Yes, I've sent 2 emails. Consider yourself invited to do the same.

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