Topic: Student Ticket Solution
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Student Ticket Solution

Posted: Sep 25, 2017 9:11 AM

I can't stand hearing Mickey whine about student tickets. Advising kids to cheat their way into games is not the answer.

The problem is pretty simple - we want passionate kids to come to the games to bring a better atmosphere. The administration wants to be fair and avoid the camping out for tickets.

The solution is also simple. Create a points system based on other sport attendance. Basketball is a great example of where few attend. CBB blames lack of attendance and our declining ticket holders blame poor product. If we provide students an incentive (to where they can earn points for football tickets), plenty of kids would go to basketball games. This would apply to all sports and would help create a better atmosphere. Soccer already has great crowds, but there are plenty of home games in baseball that could use the boost.

Solution .. turn off that mouth breather***

Posted: Sep 25, 2017 9:20 AM

Re: Student Ticket Solution

Posted: Sep 25, 2017 9:22 AM

While I agree with you there, the issue is that you have to have a critical mass of enough students doing that to know that you won't get a football ticket if you don't make it. Plus it adds a lot of extra tracking burden for events where you can usually just show up and walk in.

Unless something has changed, participation in Central Spirit will already get you this although I don't know if the ticket office started handling their tickets differently this year. Sure hope not.

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We already have the scanners

Posted: Sep 26, 2017 8:27 AM

The tracking burden is a good problem. We already have the equipment to scan the IDs. I expect this data could be collected per event pretty easily.

This would take some time to implement and you might have to provide baseline values based on grade at first, but to me this accomplishes most of the objectives.

- tickets remain free
- creates a culture of student involvement across multiple sports
- the student section would have passionate kids
- a student would be provided multiple tickets (2-4), so they could take a date or friend

The lottery misses on most of these. Camping out for tickets was great, but missed on creating the home advantage for more sports.

Re: Student Ticket Solution

Posted: Sep 25, 2017 9:22 AM

So under your system Freshmen would not be allowed to attend football games because they have not yet earned any points for attending other sports events?

Not all points would carry over

Posted: Sep 26, 2017 8:14 AM

You would carry over some points from year to year (similar to IPTAY), but not all points would carry over.

This allows seniors to get some advantage but still make it approachable for freshman and sophomores.

Re: Student Ticket Solution

Posted: Sep 25, 2017 9:37 AM

Here's another suggestion! Students who only want to attend half a game should be a able to sign up for half tickets. That would provide +/- 5000 additional tickets for the second half group!!!! All seats would be filled (maybe), it would reduce student exposure to the uncomfortable elements of nature, and add to the cheering volume with fresh voices.

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