Even Bama having tough time selling season tix

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I think there are a few problems as this topic has come up before.....and this list is not even taking COVID into account.

1. College football is the only sport I am aware of when the date and time of the game are not known until 6 days in advance. This matters as....

2. People used to buy season tickets because the only way you could get your hands on the big games were to buy season tickets. If I wanted FSU tickets, I had better be a season ticket holder. But, because of #1, I don't even know if I'll be able to attend that game, need a hotel, etc. There's a big difference, depending on where you live, in finding out that the game is at noon or the game is at 7:30.

3. TV. Not HDTV. TV. A lot of people will argue it's the quality of the picture and broadcast that HDTV brings, but I believe it's the choices that the proliferation of networks has created. I can get every single game I want to see on TV. It used to be if you wanted to see your game, you had to go the majority of time. And you might be able to see your game, but ABC covered games regionally, so you wouldn't see Ohio State-Michigan State, USC-Arizona, Oklahoma-Texas Tech, etc. You see it all now. I can see Wake Forest play the Citadel now if I want to. ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, the SEC Network, ACC Network, Big 10 Network, FOX, FS1, etc. I can watch 10 games at once. Now, it can be a sacrifice to go see your game because.....

4. Truth be told, a lot of people enjoy good football sometimes more than their team. I have had this happen in the stands. When Florida is playing Vandy, more people are checking their phone or the scoreboard to find out what Georgia is doing, FSU is doing, what's the upset alert of the day, etc, than there are people locked into their game. That's actually in the stadium with a game right in front of you. I used to NEVER, EVER, change the channel while my team was on. I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I'll flip back in forth to other games if Oklahoma is playing Texas while Florida is playing some chump they're up 4 TDs on.
Good points and add the ever increasing cost of donation or price of tickets and it will get worse. No longer get the tax write off for donations has caused many to rethink just buying the tickets you want for the big games. Line is a LOT shorter to my kitchen and bathroom as well.
 
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Also will depend on how many folks decide not to get the vaccine as well. Personally I was thrilled to get vaccinated this week. I work in healthcare. I believe that by September most everyone who wants it will have had the chance to get the vaccine.
Depending on your age, they are discussing giving 1/2 vaccines to everyone ages between 18 and 55, would think medical, first responders still get full vaccine.
 
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Doubt it, their entire stadium is season tix minis students. My wife has had season tix for over 20 years. Depending on where you are on the donor list is what they offer but she sold her tix to 1 of the 2 games she got and got her money back. They prorated the price for tix this year, after the initial donation of course.
Doubt it all you want, but if they are offering premium parking (which they rescinded from these tickets several years ago) as an incentive for someone to continue buying tickets, I would say there was not adequate demand for those tickets at the total cost of those tickets. Will they sell them? Sure. Will they sell them at the previous asking price? Doesn't seem likely.
 
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Doubt it all you want, but if they are offering premium parking (which they rescinded from these tickets several years ago) as an incentive for someone to continue buying tickets, I would say there was not adequate demand for those tickets at the total cost of those tickets. Will they sell them? Sure. Will they sell them at the previous asking price? Doesn't seem likely.
Only because noone knows what the season will look like. Once the future clears up, it will return to normal.
 
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I think there are a few problems as this topic has come up before.....and this list is not even taking COVID into account.

1. College football is the only sport I am aware of when the date and time of the game are not known until 6 days in advance. This matters as....

2. People used to buy season tickets because the only way you could get your hands on the big games were to buy season tickets. If I wanted FSU tickets, I had better be a season ticket holder. But, because of #1, I don't even know if I'll be able to attend that game, need a hotel, etc. There's a big difference, depending on where you live, in finding out that the game is at noon or the game is at 7:30.

3. TV. Not HDTV. TV. A lot of people will argue it's the quality of the picture and broadcast that HDTV brings, but I believe it's the choices that the proliferation of networks has created. I can get every single game I want to see on TV. It used to be if you wanted to see your game, you had to go the majority of time. And you might be able to see your game, but ABC covered games regionally, so you wouldn't see Ohio State-Michigan State, USC-Arizona, Oklahoma-Texas Tech, etc. You see it all now. I can see Wake Forest play the Citadel now if I want to. ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, the SEC Network, ACC Network, Big 10 Network, FOX, FS1, etc. I can watch 10 games at once. Now, it can be a sacrifice to go see your game because.....

4. Truth be told, a lot of people enjoy good football sometimes more than their team. I have had this happen in the stands. When Florida is playing Vandy, more people are checking their phone or the scoreboard to find out what Georgia is doing, FSU is doing, what's the upset alert of the day, etc, than there are people locked into their game. That's actually in the stadium with a game right in front of you. I used to NEVER, EVER, change the channel while my team was on. I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I'll flip back in forth to other games if Oklahoma is playing Texas while Florida is playing some chump they're up 4 TDs on.
You forgot #5,
The athletic departments are now run by MBA types who value maximizing profits (revenue) over full stadiums. They have no desire to sell out the stadium for every game, they want to maximize the revenue (ticket sales, donations and TV revenue) They probably gain more revenue for you to watch on TV than to attend in person....excluding your donation.
 
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I think there are a few problems as this topic has come up before.....and this list is not even taking COVID into account.

1. College football is the only sport I am aware of when the date and time of the game are not known until 6 days in advance. This matters as....

2. People used to buy season tickets because the only way you could get your hands on the big games were to buy season tickets. If I wanted FSU tickets, I had better be a season ticket holder. But, because of #1, I don't even know if I'll be able to attend that game, need a hotel, etc. There's a big difference, depending on where you live, in finding out that the game is at noon or the game is at 7:30.

3. TV. Not HDTV. TV. A lot of people will argue it's the quality of the picture and broadcast that HDTV brings, but I believe it's the choices that the proliferation of networks has created. I can get every single game I want to see on TV. It used to be if you wanted to see your game, you had to go the majority of time. And you might be able to see your game, but ABC covered games regionally, so you wouldn't see Ohio State-Michigan State, USC-Arizona, Oklahoma-Texas Tech, etc. You see it all now. I can see Wake Forest play the Citadel now if I want to. ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, the SEC Network, ACC Network, Big 10 Network, FOX, FS1, etc. I can watch 10 games at once. Now, it can be a sacrifice to go see your game because.....

4. Truth be told, a lot of people enjoy good football sometimes more than their team. I have had this happen in the stands. When Florida is playing Vandy, more people are checking their phone or the scoreboard to find out what Georgia is doing, FSU is doing, what's the upset alert of the day, etc, than there are people locked into their game. That's actually in the stadium with a game right in front of you. I used to NEVER, EVER, change the channel while my team was on. I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I'll flip back in forth to other games if Oklahoma is playing Texas while Florida is playing some chump they're up 4 TDs on.
#4 was especially true when you and I were forced to stomach Treon Harris and Austin Appleby under center.
 

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