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FB Update: Clemson releases statement on student tickets


Oct 9, 2017, 5:46 PM

 
Clemson releases statement on student tickets

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Easy fix

[4]
Oct 9, 2017, 5:50 PM

Punish the students that request tickets and dont use them by not allowing them to request tickets to further games. Give those unclaimed tickets to local youth programs.

Spoiled little brats.

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Please forgive me, @IneligibleUser


Why are the local youth programs


Oct 9, 2017, 6:32 PM

spoiled little brats?

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I blame the Angle Tree Foundation***


Oct 10, 2017, 10:06 AM



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Froggy Fresh


Oct 9, 2017, 6:47 PM

AKA Krispy Kreme
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Re: Easy fix


Oct 9, 2017, 7:17 PM

This spoiled little brat thinks you're right

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Re: Easy fix


Oct 9, 2017, 8:46 PM

please outline how and who administrates this easy fix? Sounds pretty resource intensive!

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"The internet gave the world a voice....and that voice just whines and complains."


Re: Easy fix

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Oct 10, 2017, 9:56 AM

Should be pretty easy, when the ticket is scanned it should be linked to a Clemson student's e-mail/account. If a ticket is not scanned then it can be assumed that student did not go, or used another ticket to get into the game, still leaving their original ticket unused.

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Re: Easy fix

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Oct 9, 2017, 11:00 PM

Or how about you give them to the students who didn't get a ticket. My daughter is a senior and logs on each week and has only got tickets to one game. Something really mess up this year! ever year she has not has a problem getting a ticket even her freshman year!

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Re: Easy fix

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Oct 10, 2017, 8:46 AM

When I was a student, I thought the allocation was fair. Seniors got tickets on Monday. Juniors on Tuesday. Sophomores on Wednesday. And what was left was for everyone else on Thursday. You could get up to 10 tickets with 10 different student IDs. Lowest class rank was determined what day you could get tickets. The ticket office opened up at 8:00 am, so if you wanted good tickets you needed to be there early. The entitlement has ruined the seniority processes.

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Re: Easy fix

[1]
Oct 10, 2017, 12:19 PM

That's EXACTLY how it was when I was there. It worked great!

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Re: FB Update: Clemson releases statement on student tickets

[4]
Oct 9, 2017, 5:51 PM

What the #### does this mean: "safest possible way"?

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There are less rules on Mauna Loa

[4]
Oct 9, 2017, 5:57 PM

an active ####### volcano.

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There's something in these hills.


No explosions.


Oct 9, 2017, 5:57 PM

They are trying to avoid explosions.

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I think it means Clemson Admin tried to fix a "problem"

emoji_events [16]
Oct 9, 2017, 6:08 PM

that didn't exist and now the unintended consequences have created an actual problem.

How many years have kids and adults been sitting on the hill without issue? Now they want to make it student only and require a hill specific ticket? That might be the dumbest thing I've seen in a while and it's a good way to ruin a great tradition.

And their answer? Blame it on the students. I agree the students could improve the situation by showing up early, but this is a problem Clemson Admin created.

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You are correct. I haven't missed a home game since 1974,


Oct 9, 2017, 6:28 PM

and the only time I recall the north side of the hill being as empty as t was Saturday when the team came down was in 1975 when we went 2-9.

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So essentially we had a system that worked

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Oct 9, 2017, 9:54 PM

And they decided to "fix" it which created all sorts of problems, and now they can't figure out what to do? Seriously? Somebody's day give these guys access to a Wayback Machine or something!

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Re: I think it means Clemson Admin tried to fix a "problem"


Oct 10, 2017, 8:21 AM

My guess is the same idiot who thought we needed to stop fans from going onto the field at game's end is the brain child of this equally galactically stupid idea for The Hill.

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Re: I think it means Clemson Admin tried to fix a "problem"

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Oct 10, 2017, 9:56 AM

This is their plan to get the students to pay for tickets and move them to the upper decks.

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Re: I think it means Clemson Admin tried to fix a "problem"


Oct 10, 2017, 10:51 PM

very good point ,I never thought of it that way ....

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They are trying to say that camping out like

emoji_events [10]
Oct 9, 2017, 6:50 PM

we did when we old farts were students is unsafe. Again, creating a false problem to encourage a change. Want to ensure safety? Post a police officer at the camping area. Have one of the meter maids hang out (not as profitable as ticketing students, but much more useful).


And now to rant:

There were more students in the student section than there were seats - forget sitting down, you couldn't if you wanted to. The Hill was General Admission. If you had a ticket, pile in. It was a ton of fun.

And we camped for tickets, and stood in line for tickets. If you were willing to do that, you were going to the game.

BRING BACK CAMPING FOR TICKETS! BRING BACK LINES FOR TICKETS!

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Re: They are trying to say that camping out like


Oct 10, 2017, 2:21 PM

Totally agree!! Once we had our tickets we showed up early and looked down on those that left early (which means leaving before the Alma Mater was played after the game was finished)!

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It's not just the students showing up after kick-off...

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Oct 9, 2017, 5:58 PM

Every home game we've had this season, I've gotten to my seat in the student section ~45 minutes before kickoff. What I saw Saturday about 10 minutes before kickoff was a majority of people (not just students!!) not in their seats. I remember even last year getting on The Hill way before kickoff to get a good spot for Louisville and USC. If you re-watch the game, there is a mob of students not being let onto The Hill after the team runs down. If they remove the barricade and rope off the areas for the team to run down 15 minutes before they run down to give students the chance to get in, that might help. But I've noticed that security is not letting students on the hill with the barricades at the top and the stupid fence that separates the hill from the lower bowl. All said and done, I'm confident the athletic department/university will have it sorted out for GT.

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Re: It's not just the students showing up after kick-off...

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Oct 10, 2017, 8:12 AM

Athletic department and school administration are to blame 100% for this fiasco. Its like they have never run any football events.

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You do realize that student government came up with the


Oct 10, 2017, 3:04 PM

new ticket policy, right? The AD just provides tickets and allows the student leaders to come up with how they divvy up tickets.

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Oct 9, 2017, 6:02 PM

Spoiled brats is right. That should not be the weak link. Maybe we start charging them for tickets. But alas mom and dad will pay for it so they will still be ungrateful. If they understood how hard the players work, maybe they would attend.

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when I run 10Ks and races- RFID much?

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Oct 9, 2017, 6:04 PM

I run them reluctantly but my race number bib has an RFID chip that activates when I cross a wire at the start line and logs my time when I cross a wire at the finish line. Why can't this simple technology be used with Student IDs which I assume already have RFID chips in (and if not they should in the future). You would then have data on which student enters and exits (and when) and they should get priority points. Student who do not use their tickets at all should lose their right to the big games and can earn their way back by attending the full time during the "small" games.

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There should be 10,000 or more on the Hill every game.

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Oct 9, 2017, 6:05 PM

If the students don't want it, open it up for general admission.

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There's something in these hills.


Total student allotment for all spaces is about 10,000.


Oct 10, 2017, 12:35 AM

... of that 10,000, only 3,000 tickets allotted for The Hill

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Re: FB Update: Clemson releases statement on student tickets

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Oct 9, 2017, 6:05 PM

For the last three games, there have been nearly 3000 student tix distributed that did not show. Revoke the tix privilege for the rest of the year from students who receive and don’t show. 3000 tix is more than $150k in revenue for the athletic dept per game.

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Oct 9, 2017, 11:36 PM

"Did not show"?
OR could not GET to the Hill b/c of ridiculously limited access prior to game due to fence & only ONE Hill entrance
Not to mention SCREWED UP lottery system where 3 friends who log on at same time in order to sit together- one gets Hill, one gets Upper Deck& one gets nada/SOL.
So the 3 of them say "forget it!"
None of the above was an issue pre-DRad.

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Oct 10, 2017, 12:27 AM

Yes, “did not show.” Your tickets are scanned when you come in the game, thus the ability to tell how many student tickets “did not show.”

But I do agree the current system is structured in such a way that prevents friends from enjoying the game together. No block seating and no guarantee on your seat location is a major part of the aversion to attending for students. I do hope the admin will solve this dilemma for students.

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DRad has been AD since 2012-13. Was this a problem


Oct 10, 2017, 3:07 PM

the last several years?

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Oct 10, 2017, 7:14 AM

I'd be interested to know the percentage of in-state students who actually use their tickets vs the percentage of out-of-state students. This would be easy to track with student ID scans and ticket bar codes.

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Career Center No Shows Get Booted out - letter of apology


Oct 9, 2017, 6:08 PM

If you sign-up for an interview at the Career center you cannot sign-up for future interviews until you write a letter of apology. Seems like this easy system could be applied for tickets.

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Oct 9, 2017, 6:16 PM

They had only one game close to the amount of tickets that were "Gave away", that is pure pathetic. They give them a ticket, and they still don't show up and support their team and watch the game. One time can be over looked, but do it twice and they would never get another free ticket bc that type of fan don't deserve a free ticket ever!!!

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Several issues have been created by the administration...

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Oct 9, 2017, 6:20 PM

They should have left well enough alone, instead of trying to outsmart themselves.

If the issue is/was safety, they should have worked on that very specific issue, and not make 3, 4 or 5 changes. Example: add more gates.

Even for Auburn, 10% of the students didn't come to the game. Doesn't matter the reason. Look at Wake Forest and BC, 30% didn't show up.

I have a hard time believing the lottery system (AND, not selling to groups or General Admission) is NOT the major contributor to lack of hill attendance. Sure, the kids can get their earlier, but that's not really the problem when it's halfway into the 2nd qtr and the hill is still empty on one side.

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The problem starts with the lottery system.

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Oct 9, 2017, 8:38 PM

I bet there are those who didn’t even care for football, but felt like it just putting themselves for the lottery. If they won, heck yeah. They could go or sell the tickets. If not, we’ll, they didn’t care either way.

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Go away from the online crap. Go back to have them stand in

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Oct 9, 2017, 6:42 PM

line to get a student ticket like it was for years. If they have something invested, even if it's time and inconvenience, it will sift out a bunch of these marshmallows. If the tickets are not all picked up, sell them general admission to the public. And we don't need to be so Gestapo at the top of the hill either.

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Winner !

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Oct 9, 2017, 6:55 PM

.

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Re: Go away from the online crap. Go back to have them stand in

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Oct 9, 2017, 7:02 PM

I like your line of thinking.

We want bodies on the hill, and the current format does not guarantee that.

Fix the D @ M N thang!!

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Re: Go away from the online crap. Go back to have them stand in

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Oct 9, 2017, 7:08 PM

What pisses me off is I can’t take my young kids on The Hill to see a great tradition unless I spend more money than we already do for our “real” seats on the 25. It blows my mind that The Hill is barricaded now. Another failure by the administration. Well done.

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I agree. It’s the lottery system that caused this problem.

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Oct 10, 2017, 12:31 AM

It may seem fair and appear to be more convenient for everyone. I believe there are those who feel like putting themselves for the lottery when it’s technically free. Tickets are potentially valuable and, if they don’t sell, they don’t lose a dime.

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Re: Go away from the online crap. Go back to have them stand in


Oct 10, 2017, 10:59 AM

Sure. Let's all stand in line for days to go to football game that I could easily watch on tv. It's not like I pay $47,000 a year to stand in line and miss class. Great idea.

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Re: Go away from the online crap. Go back to have them stand in


Oct 10, 2017, 1:36 PM

No one was missing class to wait in line. Only had to have 1 person be there to not lose your spot.

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Oct 9, 2017, 7:22 PM

Back in the 80s the HS football players could meet their coach on game day at West end zone and get in to the hill for $2.00

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Pathetic

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Oct 9, 2017, 7:35 PM

As an Alumni this is so disappointing to see.

As a side note, this is exactly why I thought students were "whining" about not being able to get into games. Clearly, tickets are available that students aren't using. Empty student seats = an indictment. Lots of students aren't going to games for whatever reason. In retrospect, "demanding" free tickets when they aren't even using the ones they're allocated was really lame sales-pitch. Whoever thought that was a good idea needs to re-evaluate their understanding of supply vs. demand.

Get to the games early guys/gals....it'll be over before you know it!

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Re: Pathetic

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Oct 9, 2017, 9:27 PM

I have to agree. Pathetic to say it mildly. As a tiger fan for 60+ years and alumni I never thought I’d see this day come at clemson.

Health and age restrict us from attending anymore but I’m saddened to see this. I got hurt several times climbing the gate after games, slipping in mud when it rained but that was always part of the experience of The Hill.

Did I miss something about the nd game? Did someone die or get mamed on The Hill that game??? Dad is probably rolling over in his grave...

Sad. Already written my letter though. That’s all I can think of to do. As students and fans we packed many a season of 3-8 5-6 etc. smdh. Pathetic!!!

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