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Young alumni tickets - brilliant move

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by sackman, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    This has been discussed here, but only tangentially as part of the overall change in approach from the AD. I think it deserves it's own discussion. The deal is that if you graduated from CU in the last 8 years, you pay the same price as the current students, and you get GA seats in the student section.

    This. Is. Brilliant.

    It addresses several issues concurrently - one, it helps fill the student section. If the student section has 10,000 seats and you sell 15,000 tickets, you can bet people will be showing up a lot earlier to the games. I don't know what the exact numbers are, but I would certainly expect that they're selling more tickets than they have actual room for. I really don't have a problem with that. Jam them in there. It's fun that way.

    It also keeps recent alumni attached to the school. It's easy to keep going to the games now. Now, we'll continue to see buff girl (for example) at the games, even though she's graduated.

    Lastly, and possibly most importantly, it creates a bridge between being a student and being a booster. Eight years is long enough to establish a career and start making some money. By the time the deal expires, most of those kids will have enough money to afford regular tickets. This will fill the other sections of the stadium. It begins to feed into a much more exciting game-day experience.

    Another thing they could do, and possibly are doing and I just don't know about it, is to open up student tickets and recent alumni tickets to students at CU-Denver. I think UCCS has it's own athletic department, so that probably wouldn't make sense to open it up to them.
     
  2. Yung Buffalo

    Yung Buffalo Club Member Club Member

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    Agreed. I'll be graduating in a year and I'm very excited that I'll be able to experience games from the student section afterwards. I'm not sure I'd be able to justify paying for regular season tickets for about 4 or 5 years anyway.


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  3. DrunkRalphie

    DrunkRalphie Well-Known Member

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    I agree wholeheartedly. Can't believe they haven't been offering this type of package in the past.

    I will be taking advantage this coming season.

    Glory, glory, Colorado!
     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    :nod:

    I love the idea of up to 1/3 of the stadium filled with the 18-30 crowd. Will make it loud. The revenue comes from the premium seats anyway. CU doesn't lose much by this and actually increases the "fun" and "ticket scarcity" factors for the older, more reserved fans who have more money.
     
  5. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    UC-D students can get student tickets.
     
  6. Eggon

    Eggon Club Member Club Member

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    Solid! Like it.
     
  7. BuffCat

    BuffCat Club Member Club Member

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    I mentioned this in another thread too, but they're reaching out to people as well. I got a call from the ticket office the other day pushing the young alumni tickets. Seemed like I got the call because I graduated recently enough and had student tickets in the past, so I'm sure they're contacting a lot of people.
     
  8. DBT

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    Bah! ****ers will stand up in front of me and block my view!
     
  9. Lukeasaurus

    Lukeasaurus Well-Known Member

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    Ohhhh Maybe that's the call from the alma mater I've been ignoring each night for weeks!
     
  10. BuffTuba

    BuffTuba Club Member Club Member

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    This is a great idea and something I've been suggesting to ever alumni /ad employee I could find at tailgates since I graduated. The alumni department also made an effort to reach out to alumni one on one over the past few months. It has been quite the effort to get young alumni back involved.

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  11. BuffHerd

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    Young alum ticket sales = brilliant and $
    Now if they add Folsom beer sales...... = common sense and $$$$$$
     

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