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Remember that we also quit selling season ticket packages way early and kept a few thousand for weekly sales. That stadium has and will be sold out or nearly sold out every year. Even after bad years(and I mean really bad years) we still sold out the next year. It will be the same. Maybe some new faces in the crowd but still the numbers will be there. I will be there(if able).
Based on the fact that this board is populated by front running, scUMlike fans, I see sales dropping next year....quitters are just that...QUITTERS!
This x 1,000,000,000.
I won't be renewing my four tickets and it has nothing to do with Dan Roushar. Except for scum next year I am guessing all the games will be able to be purchased for about $25. Plus we will have a child next year and there's no way I will just be able to take six saturdays off.
Nice little self flattery with the engineering plug, eh?
I come back for 2-3 games/year and plan to do so until I move back to MI. Next year's schedule makes it pretty hard to pick a second game to come back for.
This. I might pass on the season tickets in favor of a SCum ticket and maybe a road game.
Calmer than you are
Don't see them getting rid of it by any means but I guess it could always be adjusted. But I have wondered if the price of the actual tickets will change given the lack of "premium" games.
Don't see how prices could drop, given that there's even more $$ required every year to fund the non-revenue sports & there 's the north end stadium renovations that need funding too.
Good luck buying a ticket to the UM game for under $150 next year on the secondary market when we are 8-0 or 7-1 going into that game.
I'll be renewing. I'm frustrated with this team. I'll even say I hate this team. The thing is that I love MSU, including football. One bad year in football doesn't end my love for the program or university, just the team.
That's the hard truth of it. I get everything on stubhub. I've been to at least 12 or 13 home games since the start of 2010 and by my immediate recollection I think I've paid much less than face value for all but three (Michigan 2011, Notre Dame 2010, Notre Dame 2012).
As much as I bitch about the price hike last year (32%) I understand that there would have been many willing to take my seats. Now comes a terrible season (no conference home wins) , a staff who are locked into being locked into, not a terribly fan friendly game day experience ( i.e. why not allow stadium re-entry (before the 4th qtr. to facilitate tailgating), a sad home schedule for the next two years ,the resale market has become unrewarding with the University competing with stub hub. This next year may be the year more people stop buying their season tickets. I think a change in any two of the above factors will help maintain demand for season tickets.
This post was edited by Spartanfish1982 20 months ago
We have a winner. Bad schedule combined with the loss of ticket brokers who essentially got burned this year when they thought they would really make some money is going to cause a drop. Whether or not that will be 10% will remain to be seen. What were the ticket sales numbers for this year? I'm assuming they didn't sell all 75005 seats. So, let's say they sold 60000 season tickets (including students). That's a pretty high number, but a drop of 6,000 may not be unrealistic.
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Mark Dantonio.
I'm guessing that most of these games will be noon starts also. The premium games are often the 3:30 or night games and only the UM game qualifies. It really cuts down the amount of time for a good, long tailgate party.
True, but if you donate $600 now for Zone A x 2 tickets, that is $1200 + $600+ or whatever exact season price is....or over $1800. So if folks don't renew, they would theoretically have a good amount of pocket change to put towards 1/2 games of their choice.
Yeah the 2014 schedule is even worse - and I'd imagine with a new QB (again) that the game at Oregon will be pretty ugly...and the marquee home game is???
Aug. 30 JACKSONVILLE STATE
Sept. 13 at Oregon
Sept. 20 WYOMING
Sept. 27 EASTERN MICHIGAN
Oct. 4 ILLINOIS
Oct. 11 at Michigan
Oct. 25 at Indiana
Nov. 1 NORTHWESTERN
Nov. 8 at Purdue
Nov. 15 NEBRASKA
Nov. 22 IOWA
Nov. 29 at Minnesota
I will definitely renew my tickets, even suggesting otherwise is absurd. We will be good next year, and our record will be even better than our actual talent level due to the schedule.
Exactly, and how can Hollis justify the seat tax for that garbage schedule. There were a lot of people who got tickets this year because of how good the schedule was, and also how good we were supposed to be.
So compound a crappy home schedule and the team not being very good, I just don't see how you sell that many tickets.
That is a horrid home schedule. MSU went all in on its home schedule this year with Boise, ND, Nebraska, OSU. Next year, attendance will be hurting either way.
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
It's not absurd when you'll likely be able to get the same or better tickets for free or severely reduced prices. Why pay the seat license fee on top of the season ticket price if that's the case? In years' past, it made sense to reup even with a bad schedule because the tickets still only amounted to about $40/seat. Now with the seat license fee/donation/whatever you want to call it, depending on the location, that can increase the price per game severely. All of a sudden, you're paying $60/seat for Youngstown State and USF. Those are tickets you could pick up for a third of the price online or on gameday.
Just look at all the tickets that were available towards the end of the schedule this year. My buddy had tickets to Nebraska that he couldn't GIVE away outside the stadium before the game. If you wanted to go to that game and didn't have someone who would give you their tickets (lots of people I knew were giving them away or at least trying to for free), you could have gotten into the Nebraska game for $10 and sat on the 40 just by seeing a scalper outside the gates.
Yup, this year if zone A ($600 seat fee = $308 ticket) or $908 for 7 games....or $129/game if you treat them all equal. If you want to go by the seat fee alone, that added $85/game to the cost of the ticket. Diehards will still renew no doubt, but others may just take the chance on the secondary market when they really have the need to go again.
And, let's be honest here, an MSU football ticket has never really been a difficult ticket to get. Season tickets were bought more out of loyalty and convenience than any really worry that you wouldn't be able to get a ticket.
Indeed. Maybe the term "crossroads" is a bit over the top, but it seems to be where the whole season ticket/2013 schedule deal is headed.
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