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So, it was "worth" your time and expense last year when we had a good home schedule? Even though having a better home schedule might mean more losses at home? What were we...2-5 last year at home? So, you base your buying decisions on a better home schedule (with the possibility that we will lose more games), as opposed to a schedule in which we might win more games at home? Is your mentality that you don't want to waste your money because we might lose to crap teams? But, it's not wasted when we lose to good teams?
Sorry. I don't follow this logic. Seems like going 6-1 or 7-0 at home would be more enjoyable (and worth it) than going 2-5 (regardless of the opponent).
The bottom line is you are a fan of your team. Valuing your time and expense (for purchasing season tickets) based on the opponent is silly. We need our fans to step up and support the program...not make excuses.
That blows - only one game in October and three in November. I usually hope for two in each month or 3 in October and 1 in November.
How long have you been an MSU fan? The UM ticket is a tough one no matter how bad the team is or how bad the weather. The demand will be even higher this year as its the only decent game on the home schedule.
While I understand why people would choose not to renew and buy on the secondary market, I consider my season tickets to be part of my annual donation to the program and I think the best programs have the biggest season ticket bases and revenue. Of course I could go to every game for less than face value, but I'm not interested in shorting the program.
Is a game on November 1st that different than a game being in October?
While I agree with everyone that this is a shitty schedule I enjoy watching football, I love the spartans and you really only get so many football Saturdays in a lifetime. Yes its crappy opponents but its the experience, Ill be renewing as long as I can financially afford it.
I'm in DC though. An AVERAGE football weekend for me last season was about $1000.00, once I factored in Hotel, Flights, Tickets, and all the other money that gets spent. That's not even counting the zilly donate, beer and food money. I see it as a worthwhile investment not only in my personal entertainment, but in the Football Program and the University.
Maybe I just don't bitch like some of the other guys on here about a weak schedule, when I was gifted with an amazing schedule last season. Guess what, when the schedule ramps up again in 2014-2017, and people are scrambling for tickets, I won't have to worry.
For the love of Trevor...™
Yes it's completely different I know it's pretty much the same thing as October, but I just don't like seeing 3 November games vs. 1 October. October is the best month to have a football game.
And yet the same people who hit the internet to boldly give every excuse possible why they will not set foot on campus to support the team by publicly denouncing Hollis, the program, ticket prices, and conditions of everthing associated with Spartan Stadium, are the some ones demanding the athletic department give them a first rate program with first class facilities.
I'm confused here. On one hand you complain about people bailing and not supporting the program. Then on the other hand you say you won't renew unless you get refunded for this year for whatever reason that you think you should get a refund for.
I have been a season ticket holder and have been to every home game since 1985. I need to have a serious talk with the wife about not renewing, I really do not know if it is worth the money any longer. We have six tickets in section 23, so the cost is quite high.
I have always said that I buy season tickets primarily to support the program, not because they make financial sense. That said, I think over the last 25+ years I have done my part.
This post was edited by Bridon Gueermo 14 months ago
2014 B1G schedule could change with Maryland and Rutgers joining.
You know what, I'm going to do something you don't see around here to often....I'm going to say you are absolutely right. You made me see the light - my arguments don't make any sense. I want to see a top program year in and year out, and the only way to do that is to help the AD financially and I realize I should buy the season tickets regardless of schedule. I apologize for my momentary lack of being a good fan!
That said, still may be hard to do this year b/c I have to pay for the stupid yard for the house we're building - or should I just leave it dirt, and tell the neighbors I wanted to create an Arizona-type atmosphere?
Devils advocate: It's obvious MSU scheduled Western Michigan, USF, and Youngstown State to pad things - they'll be 3-0 going to Notre Dame.
But it is tough to get jazzed up over those games
But I give you respect for your thoughts. I applaud and appreciate all ticket holders.
Won't to 2014 BIG schedule change with the new additions?
And, by my estimation, I'll have about $500 extra to spend to get a UofM ticket.
Current seats in upper deck = $308(x2) + $100 donation = $716
Total I'll spend on the secondary market for all tickets except for the Michigan game = $240 (figure an average of $20/ticket)
That leaves $476 for the UofM game.
I think I'll be just fine. And I probably wasn't going to the Labor Day game anyway as it's back to a Saturday this year so I would have had to eat that one.
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Mark Dantonio.
People keep saying this, but when has a season ticket ever been difficult to get for Michigan State? Last year they suspended sales for what, the first time ever? And even with that you got tickets as long as you didn't wait until July to buy them.
And if one is really concerned about an inability to get season tickets in the future, you need only donate about $100 to the Spartan Fund every year to maintain your point level.
Nov. 30 vs. Minnesota.
If 2013 is anything like 2012, that game could be half full
Always amazing for a 3rd rate fan base to demand a first rate Program.
Fans need to put up or shut-up as well
Sadly, our fan base has exceeded the product on the field for about four decades. MSU is lucky to not have Minnesota-level attendance.
Definately. But if you aren't willing to get season tickets with the way the program is currently, you weren't part of the reason the fan base exceeded the onfield product over the last 25 years.
I like games that I can buy a ticket for $10 or less as it will allow me to leave at halftime to go out to the car for another beer and smoke. Seems like there will be a lot of halftime trips next year.
When we clinched the B1G crown at PSU in 2010 it was half full and that was before all the Paterno-Sandusky information made people hesitant to go to games. Next year will be our first home Thanksgiving weekend game so it'll be interesting to see how our fan base reacts.
At least they have two premium home games, we only have one.
We've had ours in the family since the 60s and there has been serious discussion about not renewing them. I just had a son so I want to carry on the tradition with him which is why we are keeping them, but I would suspect Hollis and the Athletic Department have a problem on their hands if gas is still $3.60 and we have a 6-6 team.
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