Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Jul 20, 2014.
CU 71% of capacity
CSU 57% of capacity
This is why MacIntyre/CU cannot afford to be on the 5-year turnaround model. 3-4 years at 38K would be a disaster.
Maybe. But I think "disaster" is an overstatement. A disaster would be turning things around on the field and not increasing attendance.
Averaging 38K for the next 3-4 years is not good. At all. I cringe when I see Duke references to the current situation. Lazy and absolutely the wrong model for CU.
We should be faster than Duke. We've been to the top of the mountain before, have better facilities and have a football culture. Plus, a wider range of people can be successful at CU than would at Duke. Given that, I believe that MacIntyre can employ the same basic model but that it will work faster (somewhere between SJSU and Duke turnaround times).
Last year's walk up attendance, I expect, was hurt by the Fresno replacement game and some late games in awful weather. We definitely need to grow season ticket numbers however.
I'm thinking a 5% increase in walk-ups, just due to US 36 finally being fixed and functioning! How many casual fans are turned off to anything CU, by that hot mess?
Is it really?? Haven't been on there since the fall. I think the Young Alumni tickets will help more than most will expect.
I don't think 36 will be done by this fall. One thing they need too change is not charge for anyone under 4 years old.
I think that the drop below 40k is based on a combination of things but the biggest is the absolute disaster that was the Embree teams following the less that acceptable final Hawkins years. A lot of fans got into the why bother mode.
We already say a little upturn in interest last year near the end with M2's 4 win team.
Fans will turn out for a good experience and a good experience means competitive games with a decent chance of going home seeing a home team win. If M2 can get back to at least 4 wins a year at home and the loses not being blowouts that are over in the first quarter then we will soon be back over 40k and be closer to 45k.
From there get us to being a consistent bowl team and it will go up from there.
Fans in Colorado are fickle, and they can afford to be with the number of available options. Other than the Broncos ticket sales are directly correlated to the scoreboard. Make a day or evening at Folsom fun and people will come. Unfortunately for the past number of years that hasn't been the case.
George didn't give away thousands of tickets every game. We have been struggling at the gate for some time
Yeah. It's a bad number. But it's a real number that's likely reflective of the true number ever since the move to the Pac-12 (losing about 1k or more visitor fans per game on top of the declining interest and lack of walk ups).
I love my Buffs, but I also have a family of girls who are mostly disinterested. I am really working to try to get them to enjoy the game atmosphere, but it isn't easy - particularly with a wife who detests sports.
The simple truth is that the lack of attendance has made it easy to buy tix 3 days before a game at a massive discount just to give them the opportunity to see what it is like.
I attended the UofA game last year with a Wildcat grad. He kept asking what the story was with our tix - I told him we would get them a few days prior unless he wanted club seats - he couldn't believe it, but of course, I was right.
What can RG do to make the game not suck? For one there should be something for the students. Tie it Ito getting bball tickets for the big home games, don't make it such a pain to have them enter under one maybe two gates and make Folsom less crappy.
Is it worth it to donate tickets to get butts in seats? How many are donated w/o the fire sell?
Just announced, AD will provide students the opportunity to purchase multi-year season tickets. Smart move.
I agree. I think this, by itself, should add another 2-3K per game.
The very first thing they should do is to allow students to enter the stadium at any gate, at any time. No more of this cattle call roundup baloney. It's ridiculous. A ticket is a ticket.
Another problem CU has, that hasn't been mentioned here much, is that for the last 10 years or so, there has been a concerted effort to shut down the Greek System at CU. This is a huge mistake. These kids are joiners by definition, and if you get them on board for athletics, they'll be supporters for life. There has been a systematic attack on the Greek System at CU for a long time, although they'd never admit it openly.
CU has been trying to kill the "party culture" for a long time. The Greek system at CU has a reputation that they passionately protect.
I only knew a handful of greek's when I was at CU a decade ago (my god)
How about the Italian culture at CU?
Taking recruits to Pasta Jay's???
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