Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Shldr2Shldr, Nov 1, 2013.
Thanks in advance.
I'd start with the CU ticket office. They will get a small allotment. After that, it might get tricky. Moby only holds something like 8K.
I already asked them a few weeks ago, they said they will not be receiving allotments for any away games.
Does the CU ticket office do all away games for basketball? I am thinking I am going to the AFA game as well.
I went down to AFA for a basketball game a couple years ago. Darth, Rugged and I didn't have any trouble getting tickets or parking. It may have been timed when cadets were on break, though.
I called the CSU ticket office last week - CU tickets are only available right now in the mini-plan which gives you all 6 CSU games against Colorado teams or as season tickets. As they get closer to the game they will measure ticket allotment and "may" release single game tickets. But like CU did for the AZ and KU games, season ticket holders will get first crack at them.
Generally, Air Force games and parking is fairly easy. I have been to quite a few football games and there have never been any issues whatsoever there.
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If they had any of their $48 mini plans available I might have looked into it, but they are up to $72. Not worth giving their AD that money.
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I'm showing the $48 plans still available.
Ya you are right, just was looking at the wrong thing.
How is that possible? BTW I've walked up to Moby in years past and bought single game tickets for $15, but it is likely different this year. The demand will be higher due to last year, but they're supposed to suck this year so I wouldn't expect any problems finding tix
I look forward to buying cheap tickets once the CSU fans fail to show up.
they may have four loses by the time we play them (5-4 record), we will see how their fans respond.
I'd imagine with both teams coming off Tourney appearances and this being a big game for CSU, it's not a coincidence this game is harder to come by this year. And even if they are 5-4, I think there will be plenty of interest.
This is CSU you're talking about, they're not exactly a good showing fanbase...
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I know it's still a big game for them, they stormed the court after they beat us when we weren't even a Tourney team. They're trying to milk as much as they can out of this game by selling it in a package, trying to keep CU fans away.
The thread title just gives credibility to something that we should be killing with fire.
If you wanted to call it Rocky Mountain Beatdown, I'm fine but showdown puts them on an even status with us, something we need to end on the field, the court, and in the media and public perception.
Even if they are 5-4 their fans will turn out as well as they do for any game. This is Colorado, the game that gives them legitimacy. They can always hope for a win allowing them to bray the rest of the year. If it's a loss like it should be they cry about unfair, uneven, and then hide until the next time the game happens.
The hardwood series is much more fun as a rivalry game than the football one. There were actually very good last year, and I believe they have a good coach. I am ok with this.
I know people don't want the game moved off campus, but I think the atmosphere at the Pepsi Can would be incredible. I would never trade the game day experience at the CEC for anything, but it wouldn't be nearly as unbearable as the game at Mile High is.
It's only good if it sells out, but even then neutral site games are definitely sterile.
True, it is a big game. The students and fans are also very fickle. In 2011 when they stormed the court they were 4-2 coming in and the official attendance is listed as 6,481 so they didn't fill their arena for that game either.
Definitely agree, I think it would sell out though. I see photos and videos of the old CU vs CSU games when the stadium would sell out and it was rowdy and looked like a ton of fun, minus the tailgate experience and the DPD Riot Squad.
I would like to see a front range tournament to start the year. It would probably be at the Pepsi center. AFA, Wy, CSU, CU, then pull in a few regional teams and it could be a cool local thing.
this is a weird stance to take. Beating them last here helped our tournament resume.
It's a big game in hoops.
Both teams have been going to the Dance and we've been pretty much 50/50 for a while on who wins.
It is different than football. I'm ok with CU and WYO as hoops rivals. WYO historically has our number, fwiw, and has also gotten the best of us the past couple years. But neither CSU nor WYO belong in the same conversation as CU Football historically or otherwise.
I think a front range tourney would be a lot of fun and good for BB in Colorado as a whole. The way you describe is highly unlikely because 3 of those teams are MWC teams and play each other anyways in conference schedule.
You could easily however do a tourney with CU, UNC, DU, a local MWC school (CSU, AFA, or Wyo) or bring in somebody from the region outside of the conferences like one of the Kansas B12 schools or Wichita State or go even further and get a school from Oklahoma or Texas.
I have long advocated for that. It should be CU, UNC, DU and a headliner. You put CU and the headliner on opposite sides, play round robin, and have CU and the headliner meet in the final prime time game. The only question I have is whether a major program would want to take a trip to Colorado and get 3 neutral site games out of it. They'd probably want them to be road games. DU and UNC wouldn't care since their RPIs and revenues increase a lot either way. For CU, we'd rather have it be considered neutral than home. But you probably need to leave CSU, AFA and WYO out of this since the home & home series with CU is too important to each of their season ticket packages and they would be reluctant to lose that. It helps us, too. It's expensive to bring in opponents that need to fly and we definitely get better gate off concessions et al when one of our MWC locals plays at the Keg.
that would be nice for us to be able to play New Mexico every year... add they to the tournament
If we really wanted to pack the Pepsi Center, the way to do it would be to focus on mid-majors from border states. What if we could get New Mexico, Wichita State and Creighton to play a round robin tourney in Denver every year? I think we'd pack the house and we'd definitely see some amazing basketball.
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