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


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

In a letter from new Clemson AD Dan Radakovich which was posted to the Clemson official site on Tuesday, Radakovich details the cost of sending a team to a bowl game.

Bowl games today are much different than many years ago. To begin, each school is responsible for the sale of their allotment of tickets. In this year's case that is 18,000 for Clemson. We use approximately 3,000 tickets for players, coaches and staff, leaving approximately 15,000 for public sale. I know the Clemson fans will help us sell those tickets not only to support the team, but also to help our bottom line. Unsold tickets become a cost of the game. Other expenses for the Chick-fil-A bowl include transportation for the players, lodging and meals for seven nights at our team hotel - the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta; transportation, lodging and meals for the Tiger Band and spirit squads for three nights in Atlanta; contracted additional compensation for our coaches and relevant staff, additional supplies and equipment, advertising and pre-bowl practices.

After these expenses, Radakovich said it was likely the Tigers will go into the red on the Chick-Fil-A Bowl, and asks Tiger fans for their help.

In recent years, it has become increasingly likely that a school will spend more than the allocated budget, depending, of course, on the bowl and the costs associated with that game. As we look at this season's game, it is likely that we will spend more than the allocation given to us by the ACC. We will then dip into the June conference revenue share to zero out this event.

How can you help? Buy a ticket and attend the game...let's support our student-athletes and continue the great Clemson tradition of following the Tigers at Bowl time.

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spacer Football Update: Clemson AD asks fans to help bottom line by buying bowl tickets
B-Meist®
spacer I thought we were doing fine on ticket sales to this one.
ChickensHater
spacer Re: I thought we were doing fine on ticket sales to this one.
sedbhart
spacer Re: I thought we were doing fine on ticket sales to this one.
speedracer®
spacer Here's a tip: Get better seats and prices for IPTAY donors.
cutigersJD
spacer I second the tip above
tigerpaw68®
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deltapercy
spacer LOL, I know that isn't a serious question....
Cdixon11
spacer LOL...He is already asking for money from the fans.....
CU_Tigers4life®
spacer 325 IPTAY points and higher prices....sign me up!
takeme2funkytown®
spacer Its bad when the host bowl is competition
IPTAY FAMILY
spacer also there were over 400 tix on stuhub for under $50
geech72
spacer The Auburn game was it for me too...terrible seats.***
tigerpaw68®
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leftie
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CheerForOrange
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Dugatiger®
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CUTigerInVA
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Dugatiger®
spacer is that tradition or the way we've always done it?***
ragtop
spacer Re: is that tradition or the way we've always done it?***
Dugatiger®
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tiger230
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Dugatiger®
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CUTigerInVA
spacer No, it has nothing to do with the product on the field.
soccerkrzy®
spacer Its pretty obivous that Clemson needs to get creative
LakeNormanTiger
spacer It's not the product on the field, it's the sorry tickets...***
tigerpaw68®
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NativeTigerFan®
spacer I ask that I get a return on my investment. I have been
ragtop
spacer The "product on the field" has not been the biggest
el9xxl
spacer One way that some of this could have been remedied...
Bruce Wayne
spacer Or.... BEAT LSU with the support of fans***
hleapha
spacer the support on Nov. 24th was pretty good, wasn't it***
ragtop
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mbingha
spacer So easily overlooked by some. +1.***
SOLOS®
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Louis_Cypher
spacer my biggest beef is seating is a crapshoot
scooter
spacer Re: my biggest beef is seating is a crapshoot
sanwt
spacer great point---spend twicw as much, get the worst seats and
ragtop
spacer It's all about the seats....stupid!!***
tigerpaw68®
spacer ha
WhstigeR®
spacer and we need 7 hotel night in Atlanta
74TIGER
spacer thats usually a Requirement of the teams participation in
ctigers90
spacer How About Assuring Us There Will Be No Exodus of Coaches?
CU_Tigers4life®
spacer Re: How About Assuring Us There Will Be No Exodus of Coaches?
deroberts
spacer I thought so....LOL..Dave78 calls me other names....***
CU_Tigers4life®
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Litefoot®
spacer Now we're starting to get a feel of the pulse of the fanbase***
ragtop
spacer This is why I don't support bowl games
Battery505®
spacer When Clemson played Auburn in the Chicky Bowl I bought
UtilTiger
spacer The seats still won't be much better.***
BigCUFan®
spacer How are LSU ticket sales doing?***
Ranger
spacer The ticket office pretty much has to lie in the bed it made
BigCUFan®
spacer Re: The ticket office pretty much has to lie in the bed it made
TopDeckSouth®
spacer If they'd offer something better than upper deck i would
HeresWhatsUp®
spacer Bowl games are such a scam buying through your
josephg®
spacer Tell the AD that if I could buy a non endzone ticket...
thetigerdaddy®
spacer Clemson AD, beat USuC and then talk to me***
W3Clem1
spacer AMEN, brother!!!***
wyletigr
spacer Re: LOL!!!***
deleted
spacer Are you an IPTAY member? If so, you should send this in
clemson_alum®
spacer A multimillion dollar AD begging the fans for more money
Tiger TC®
spacer I quit buying endzone seats from Clemson. All bowls stick
45zip89
spacer Stubhub...better seats for less money...no brainer.***
tigerpaw68®
spacer An I asked dabo to beat USuC.
tigerdrummer®
spacer Here's an idea: Sell your extra tickets on StubHub.
lacrostyx
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luvorangewomen
spacer I love the Tigers but school ticket locations are awful.
tigerpaw68®
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