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Football Update: Clemson AD asks fans to help bottom line by buying bowl tickets


Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 10:42 AM
 

 
Clemson AD asks fans to help bottom line by buying bowl tickets

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I thought we were doing fine on ticket sales to this one.


Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 10:46 AM
 

How many have been sold?

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Re: I thought we were doing fine on ticket sales to this one.


Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 10:49 AM
 

5,000 give or take a few

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:00 AM
 

One problem they have is I bought tickets on stubhub for less than face value and they are lower level.

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Here's a tip: Get better seats and prices for IPTAY donors.


Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 12:11 PM
 

When we can go to the CFA bowl site or stubhub and get a better deal, something is wrong. We want to support Clemson and buy the tickets from the school, but we are also trying to stay out of the red.

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I second the tip above


Posted: Dec 12, 2012, 2:42 PM
 

I have had my fill of paying premium price for upper corner endzone seats while I look around at empty seats on the lower level....even on the sidelines. It's time the schools require the bowls to allocate their 20,000 seats to each school from the 35 to the back of the end zone on the lower level. Let the scalpers and late buyers get the endzone, upper level if they get sold at all. The sponsors can have the 35 to 50 and on down the sideline for their donation but not the entire lower level. I have to admit that my corner, back endzone, upper level seat was good enough at the 81 Orange...

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 10:47 AM
 

does Barker and the AD buy tickets for their family members or do they come from the 3,000 for players, coaches & staff? i've always heard that the Admin runs up the expenses wining & dining their egghead pals rather than the Football program.

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LOL, I know that isn't a serious question....


Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 3:21 PM
 

Barker & Co pay for NADA! My neighbor is an "unnamed" big-wig at Clemson and I went to a VIP pre-bowl party with him a few years ago and all the big hats were there...

...all I can say is, yes, buy those tickets, because I like to drink Heineken!

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LOL...He is already asking for money from the fans.....


Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 10:50 AM
 

FIY...This isn't GT...We actually expect a return our investment...

It would be most helpful to give us a tally on tickets sold since you want us to help out on the bottom line...

When the Auburn game wasn't sold out, they gave us an update on the number of tickets and they we sold...I even bought 4.

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325 IPTAY points and higher prices....sign me up!

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 10:52 AM
 

Yeah, maybe next time don't start offering the lower level tickets to IPTAY donors who have 325+ points. That puts a bad taste in your mouth.

I noticed it didn't last long.

Also, how about selling the tickets for the same price at which you can buy them directly from the CFA site.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:10 AM
 

Lucky for the CFA bowl, they have great community partners that buy up most of the tickets so they never go out ot the public. Otherwise the bowls undercut the schools in their prices.

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also there were over 400 tix on stuhub for under $50


Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:38 AM
 

the cheapest IPTAY seat is $80. You don't even find out where your dealt are until your tax arrive. The AU game was it for me I'm done buying tax from the university, it's secondary market from now on for away games.

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The Auburn game was it for me too...terrible seats.***


Posted: Dec 12, 2012, 2:44 PM
 



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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 10:52 AM
 

Re:Football update.Clemson fan asking AD to help with the finanical aid to buy bowl tickets.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 10:58 AM
 

Maybe if they weren't taking the all of the band and cheerleaders down a week early to Miami like they did last year and paying for them to go to Disney World on the way, we wouldn't have this problem.

Seems to me our athletic department is just asking to go in the red for so many frivolous expenses.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:00 AM
 

I understand that the sale of tickets is very important. That said, it surely would be nice if the fans who support the program by attending the games, giving generously to IPTAY, etc., had tickets available to us that were not in the End Zones. Notice the ticket map posted earlier, and the schools' allocations are pretty crappy seats when you can go to Stub Hub, et.al. and get good seats. If they want full stadiums, they could start by allocating some desirable seating to us, rather than to Stub Hub, Corporate sponsors who really have no dog in the fight and don't put butts in the seats, etc. I know they are important to the success of the games, but geez. Don't complain about attendance when fans aren't looked after. JMO

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:02 AM
 

Good points Duga. Don't play on our Clemson devotion strings if you aren't going to reciprocate.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 4:03 PM
 

Absolutely right. Trying to play on guilt emotions when we get the shaft doesn't cut it with me. I do attend and support the programs in a very nice way, but call BS on bad deals, and the ticket distribution system in the bowl games we participate in are bad. Scheduling the game last year on a Wednesday night right after the holidays when nearly everybody with a job has to be focused on keeping their job is just foolish. IMO

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is that tradition or the way we've always done it?***

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 4:04 PM
 

I really don't know, but it leaves a lot to be desired IMO.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:39 AM
 

Came in to pretty much say what you did, so +1 to this.

Also, I didn't think this came off very well. It's YOUR job to worry about our bottom line.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Clemson fans are showing up to the games, but just aren't buying through IPTAY. Quit ripping off the people you are pleading to for help, and maybe they'll listen. IPTAY members should get priority seats at or below what they'd be able to find thru another source. Otherwise, this will continue to happen.

Also, anyone who purchased tickets to the debacle that was the 2012 Orange Bowl, should get priority seats for half for this bowl. I'm serious.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 4:07 PM
 

I'm not even asking for discounted pricing, but I do ask for seating that is as good. That ought to be the least standard that should be looked at.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:00 AM
 

Wow, this is ballsy. Fans will "help" the bottom line when a product is sold they want to see. Fans obviously aren't buying tickets b/c they don't believe the bowl game is a show they will want to see. Even though I would buy the tickets if I lived closer to Atlanta, I tend to agree with the majority.

Further, all this coaching carousel crap that is happening right now has to be a distraction to the players and recruits. It would have been more professional, IMO, that the current coordinators ask schools that are interested in them to wait till after the bowl game for interviews. If I were Dabo, I'd be proud of my hires that they are highly sought after, but I'd be pissed they they are causing this distraction before such an important bowl game for this program. Win this game and we come into the season with a high ranking and will have early national recognition exposure.

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No, it has nothing to do with the product on the field.


Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:03 AM
 

It has everything to do with the seats are crap.

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Its pretty obivous that Clemson needs to get creative


Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 4:03 PM
 

to move some tickets. Not going to rehash to much but bottom line the 2004 Peach Bowl still haunts the Clemson Ticket Office.

They lost the loyalty of the average fan when they could not deliver tickets, and then quite frankly waited to the last minute to inform the fans of the problem. So their is no trust or reason for the average fan to go to the Clemson Ticket office. To many other outlets to get better seats at better prices.

That said, Clemson still needs to move tickets. That is why they need to get really creative in how they sell them. For instance IPTAY could step in by offering a limited chance to contribute an additional $100 and receive a complimentary ticket. That way, you get a tax deduction and get IPTAY points for a ticket you were going to buy anyway. It will require extra work on their part, but oh well. Welcome to the new normal where you work twice as hard for a half as much.

The other crap though about losing money is lame. I think we need to relook at the 3000+ tickets allocation for team, band, staff, etc. I have a filling their could be some savings in those areas (and I am not talking about cutting player tickets or Tiger Band)!

GO TIGERS
LNT

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It's not the product on the field, it's the sorry tickets...***


Posted: Dec 12, 2012, 2:46 PM
 



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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:02 AM
 

If the ticket office could respond to supply and demand in pricing their allotted tickets, they could be sold. This game turns out to be soft in demand from both sides and good seats are cheaper on the secondary market. As it stands, both schools will likely end up eating many tickets (especially upper level as you can get them for a song on eBay and Stubhub).

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I ask that I get a return on my investment. I have been

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:08 AM
 

buying seaon tickets, going to away games and going to bowl games for over a decade. Away games and bowl games can get quite expensive when you add in travel cost, hotels, restaurants and any other items you may want to purchase. I feel like I have not spent my money wisely when I come home feeling physically ill from the product that we put on the field. This feeling has come about through years of time and money spent on disappointment. I hope those that do go to ATL have a good time but I have come home from that city MANY times sad and disappointed, I will not this year.

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The "product on the field" has not been the biggest


Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:21 AM
 

disappointment for me. It's the same old same old experience on gameday or at the stadium. For the money we are being asked to spend I would like to see something added to the experience that would add value for my dollar. Bowl game or home game.

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One way that some of this could have been remedied...

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:14 AM
 

BEAT SOUTH CAROLINA

:)

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Or.... BEAT LSU with the support of fans***


Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:31 AM
 



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the support on Nov. 24th was pretty good, wasn't it***

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:17 AM
 

the cost for the band to go is a drop in the bucket. could you imagine what a game would be like without tiger rag? that's what you would get if they didn't do something for the band. these kids are all volunteers, many of which pay their way through schooling (thus paying for the lousy 1 hour credit to be in the band) and unless things have changed in the 2 years I've been out, there are no scholarships for students that dedicate 15+ hours a week of valuable time to be in the band. bowl games are their only compensation.

/rant

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So easily overlooked by some. +1.***


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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 12:03 PM
 

I'm pretty sure the LSU band knows Tiger Rag.

Throw a $20 in the tip jar and they'll play for your listening pleasure.

We probably won't score more than four times versus LSU's defense.

We could probably get out of it for less than $160.

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my biggest beef is seating is a crapshoot

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:18 AM
 

I'd happily buy through the University if I could pick my seats - or at least KNOW what section I'll be sitting in when I send my money.

You would think that in this day and age there would be a method to determine your seats at purchase. Now, you have to wait until the week before to see where you will be "placed".

Meanwhile, on StubHub, you can CHOOSE where you want to sit, and in many cases, pay less. Can't blame people for opting for that method of getting tickets.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:30 AM
 

Exactly, why pay double through Clemson and not even know where you will be sitting? Paid 1/2 of face for fairly good seats on the acc side.

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great point---spend twicw as much, get the worst seats and


Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:35 AM
 

don't even know how bad for a couple of weeks.

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It's all about the seats....stupid!!***


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ha


Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:19 AM
 

"Spend money to watch your boys get pantsed!"

knothanx

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and we need 7 hotel night in Atlanta

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:19 AM
 

Why? Maybe you ought to cut your expenses a little too

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thats usually a Requirement of the teams participation in

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 3:42 PM
 

the bowl for all the promo events--- The hotels then recoup some of their sponsorship $ by sticking it to the schools for the full rate you see on the back of the hotel door.

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How About Assuring Us There Will Be No Exodus of Coaches?


Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:19 AM
 

I would buy tickets, but with the possibility of coaches leaving, I don't want to go to a game where we aren't fired up and emotionally struggling as a team due to losses...


If Chad, Venables, Dabo all came out and declared everyone is staying put and even throw in a decision buy Nuk and Tajh that they are stay then I would feel an obligation to step up and get some tickets...

I will meet them half way...

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:20 AM
 

well you are quite a guy. lol

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I thought so....LOL..Dave78 calls me other names....***


Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:22 AM
 



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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:21 AM
 

so we now get GOOD tickets??? all I have bought from IPTAY were horrible

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Now we're starting to get a feel of the pulse of the fanbase***

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:37 AM
 



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This is why I don't support bowl games

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:49 AM
 

If the bowls can't be profitable by themselves, then maybe they shouldn't exist. Bowls have a dirty system set up where they make a profit no matter what, and it comes out of the schools' pockets. Why not raise tuition more and increase student loan debt?

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When Clemson played Auburn in the Chicky Bowl I bought

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 12:08 PM
 

tix as an IPTAY member and ended up in second row from the top.

NO WAY will I ever buy tix through the AD until I've been giving 30 years.

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The seats still won't be much better.***


Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 12:12 PM
 



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Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.


How are LSU ticket sales doing?***


Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 5:17 PM
 



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The ticket office pretty much has to lie in the bed it made

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 12:10 PM
 

for itself as a result of the 2004 Peach Bowl ticket fiasco.

The ticket office has no one to blame but itself for fans going to secondary markets for tickets.

The seats are better, the prices are substantially similar, and you don't get jerked around by your own university and run the risk of possibly ending-up without tickets.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 3:00 PM
 

H3LL yes!!! I was one of those...."bought" tickets from the AD....or so I thought...until I got a letter in the mail telling me different. Forget that crap!

I will use stubhub for pretty much all of my bowl ticket needs! (Deployed so won't be able to go this year regardless)

Go Clemson!!!

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If they'd offer something better than upper deck i would


Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 12:39 PM
 

nm

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Bowl games are such a scam buying through your

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 12:48 PM
 

university. You can go to any bowl game this year except the BCSCG and get good seats two hours before kickoff for less than 50 bucks.

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Tell the AD that if I could buy a non endzone ticket...


Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 2:23 PM
 

I would be happy to buy one from IPTAY. I'm not paying $95 for an endzone seat on New Years Eve! I'm sorry, offer me lower deck sidelines and we can talk.

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Clemson AD, beat USuC and then talk to me***


Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 3:32 PM
 



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AMEN, brother!!!***


Posted: Dec 12, 2012, 9:06 AM
 

nm

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Are you an IPTAY member? If so, you should send this in


Posted: Dec 11, 2012, 11:07 PM
 

This is a great idea and if they could track it that would be a fabulous way of showing fans you understand their loyalty.

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A multimillion dollar AD begging the fans for more money


Posted: Dec 12, 2012, 1:12 AM
 

I don't blame Clemson, but it's a stupid broken system.

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I quit buying endzone seats from Clemson. All bowls stick


Posted: Dec 12, 2012, 6:16 AM
 

the two schools in each endzone. You can get sideline seats from Stub Hub for less money.

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Stubhub...better seats for less money...no brainer.***


Posted: Dec 12, 2012, 2:49 PM
 



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An I asked dabo to beat USuC.


Posted: Dec 12, 2012, 6:22 AM
 

No. I'm not paying 200+ for that.

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Here's an idea: Sell your extra tickets on StubHub.


Posted: Dec 12, 2012, 9:55 AM
 

After they sit there for 2 weeks without selling, maybe you'll realize that ticket sales work in a free-market economy, just like all other marketable goods. Sell the tickets for a competitive price that they are actually worth, and then maybe we'll buy them from the University.

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Posted: Dec 12, 2012, 1:31 PM
 

I would love to spend the money to go but it was hard lost money when I took my family to Miami in January, in the sad loss.I truly hope the coach's can get this team up for an excellent outing against LSU. Who I believe we could beat, as I feel we should have beat the Shame cock's. Go Tiger's

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I love the Tigers but school ticket locations are awful.


Posted: Dec 12, 2012, 2:53 PM
 

Schools need to negotiate better seat availability from the bowl folks....problem solved.

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