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Just now, siouxstudent said:

In running for legit worst post of all time on this board.....

Poll some players and get back to me. Those kids play under tremendous pressure under the best of circumstances. Why double down to make a few bucks?

Are you prepared to say that if the weekend goes poorly, no fan is going to bring up the cost of admission?

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19 minutes ago, NoiseInsideMyHead said:

Poll some players and get back to me. Those kids play under tremendous pressure under the best of circumstances. Why double down to make a few bucks?

Are you prepared to say that if the weekend goes poorly, no fan is going to bring up the cost of admission?

Consider the players polled...aaaand results are in. They only care about the games, not ticket pricing structures. I know plenty of players, they couldnt care less.

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1 hour ago, NoiseInsideMyHead said:

Poll some players and get back to me. Those kids play under tremendous pressure under the best of circumstances. Why double down to make a few bucks?

Are you prepared to say that if the weekend goes poorly, no fan is going to bring up the cost of admission?

There's not a single player on the team that cares what UND is charging for admission to any of the games.

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You guys are insane. Sure 99 is high but other school have made money on UND all the time. Go to BSU and they charge 45 for UND BUT other games are 20. UMD SCSU DENVER. The name of the game is making money since we are so poor this game is a start. 

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The same people complaining about the tickets for these games being to high will be the same people complaining on September 1st when these tickets sell out in 30 seconds.  If the price is too high, then there should be plenty available when you go to buy them that day, right?!! ;)

 

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8 hours ago, NoiseInsideMyHead said:

At $99, I hope UND gets swept. Not remotely because I want to see the Gophers win, or the Hawks lose, but I do want to see the administration endure some bad karma for freaking doubling the cost of tickets for what amounts to a non-conference weekend that may matter little in the big picture.

Rivalry or no, that is a $hit ton of pressure on the home team not to stink up the place. I hope the boys can rise above it, but it's unfair to place them in that position. Big-time opponents have come to the REA for years, and lots of games with post-season implication have been played, but UND has never before had to resort to rank profiteering on the backs of fans.

They players won't give a single d@mn about the cost of the tickets, nor should they. What a ridiculous diatribe. If you don't want to pay for tickets, don't pay for tickets, sheesh.

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9 hours ago, NoiseInsideMyHead said:

At $99, I hope UND gets swept. Not remotely because I want to see the Gophers win, or the Hawks lose, but I do want to see the administration endure some bad karma for freaking doubling the cost of tickets for what amounts to a non-conference weekend that may matter little in the big picture.

Rivalry or no, that is a $hit ton of pressure on the home team not to stink up the place. I hope the boys can rise above it, but it's unfair to place them in that position. Big-time opponents have come to the REA for years, and lots of games with post-season implication have been played, but UND has never before had to resort to rank profiteering on the backs of fans.

That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. UND is D1 across the board, its time they start raising ticket prices to cover some of the athletic budget. The administration cannot afford to be North Dakota nice any longer and expect to be a major player in D1 athletics. The ticket prices will have no effect on how the players play, the could care less, to them its just another game. You people will honestly b$%^H about anything!

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11 hours ago, NoiseInsideMyHead said:

Poll some players and get back to me. Those kids play under tremendous pressure under the best of circumstances. Why double down to make a few bucks?

Are you prepared to say that if the weekend goes poorly, no fan is going to bring up the cost of admission?

what about the costs that fans spend to go to countless conference tournaments, regionals, FF or specialty games? get the F outta here with those stupid remarks

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9 hours ago, NoiseInsideMyHead said:

At $99, I hope UND gets swept. Not remotely because I want to see the Gophers win, or the Hawks lose, but I do want to see the administration endure some bad karma for freaking doubling the cost of tickets for what amounts to a non-conference weekend that may matter little in the big picture.

Rivalry or no, that is a $hit ton of pressure on the home team not to stink up the place. I hope the boys can rise above it, but it's unfair to place them in that position. Big-time opponents have come to the REA for years, and lots of games with post-season implication have been played, but UND has never before had to resort to rank profiteering on the backs of fans.

Get a grip. Most everyone looks forward to that series more than any other by far. They're in control of pricing and all the more power to them for taking advantage of supply and demand. It goes both ways...look at the Manitoba and under 18 games.

 If you're going to get that worked up over $50, you probably shouldn't be spending your rent money on hockey tickets anyway. 

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I don't get the outrage.  I wonder how many people would sell something they own for less than Fair Market Value just so everyone can afford it.  They have a product that is worth at least $100/Ticket.  They easily could have been scum bags and required you to also purchase tickets for one of the exhibition games.  Not everyone can afford everything.

 

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1 hour ago, UNDBIZ said:

If the weekend goes poorly, people will complain regardless of ticket price.  "I paid $100 to watch this?!?!"  "I paid $50 to watch this?!?!"  "I drank $9 beers for 3 hours to watch this?!?!"  "I drove 300 miles to watch this?!?!"  It's all the same.

Not to mention feeling like the team owes them a win

 

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17 hours ago, NoiseInsideMyHead said:

If you're suggesting that 100% markup is the norm for premier games, I'd like to see some evidence. Not questioning your rationale (because I totally get it), just thinking you've mixed in a bit of hyperbole.

UND pulled a low-class move, that is almost impossible to defend.

We don't know each other but I bet I know one thing about you (anyone with a brain) if you owned all of these tickets and were selling them to make your profits.....

 

.. you'd be charging the same thing if not more!

Just like me and everyone else on here.

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As per Ticketmaster (via UND)

Onsale Date & Times

Onsale to General Public

Fri 09/01/17 10:00 am CDT

Waitlist Presale

Start: Wed 08/30/17 10:00 am CDT

End: Wed 08/30/17 06:00 pm CDT

NDCC Members

Start: Thu 08/31/17 10:00 am CDT

End: Thu 08/31/17 06:00 pm CDT

 

It will be interesting to see if there are tickets even available after the first 2 presales.  I am guessing it is going to be much like the Vegas game.  They will leave aside a few for the general public, but they wil be gone in 10 seconds!

 

 

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sprig   
59 minutes ago, snova4 said:

 Lol.  I've paid $200 a ticket on numerous occasions.  $99 ain't no thing. ;)

Yep, those that buy from season ticket holders pay much more than 100, since part of their cc payment is included in the price. 

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I've season tickets and bought additional tickets for relatives from season ticket holder back 7, 8, and 10 years ago for $100 to $125 vs MN and Denver.  Sometimes I bought tickets for $50 to $75 to good games. $99 for the goofs is a steal, IMHO they will be selling for much more on the street prior to the game. It just sounds like $99 is alot when UND is doing it.

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2 hours ago, InHeavenThereIsNoBeer said:

Video of Berry talking to the players after finding out ticket prices for the Gopher series:

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Hahaha just so much pressure. Forget the fact we are playing the team that our fans despise and want to beat more than any other in a non-conference game that can dramatically affect the PairWise in our home barn for the first time in 5 years.... THINK OF THE TICKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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13 hours ago, NoiseInsideMyHead said:

At $99, I hope UND gets swept. Not remotely because I want to see the Gophers win, or the Hawks lose, but I do want to see the administration endure some bad karma for freaking doubling the cost of tickets for what amounts to a non-conference weekend that may matter little in the big picture.

Rivalry or no, that is a $hit ton of pressure on the home team not to stink up the place. I hope the boys can rise above it, but it's unfair to place them in that position. Big-time opponents have come to the REA for years, and lots of games with post-season implication have been played, but UND has never before had to resort to rank profiteering on the backs of fans.

Maybe we shouldn't be so quick to pile on guys.

Now that I think of it I noticed when beer sizes were reduced from 32 to 24 oz we were holding our sticks pretty tight...

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10 minutes ago, InHeavenThereIsNoBeer said:

Maybe we shouldn't be so quick to pile on guys.

Now that I think of it I noticed when beer sizes were reduced from 32 to 24 oz we were holding our sticks pretty tight...

Flash forward to October 22nd in the GF Herald:

After two decisive 5-1 and 4-0 losses at the hands of bitter rival Minnesota this weekend, senior captain Austin Poganski felt his team didn't do what they needed to do. 

"I felt like we just didn't play Sioux hockey, this series," noted Poganski. We didn't get to the front of the net. Didn't get pucks deep. Had a tough time winning the battles. Just didn't play Sioux hockey."

When asked to comment on why he felt the team couldn't muster a solid performance when a heated rival came to Grand Forks for the first time in five years for a crucial non-conference series, Poganski was at a loss for words.

"I don't know what to tell you. I know a few of the guys were rattled that the price of tickets had ballooned to a ludicrous $99 per game, but that just can't be an excuse. We have to be better." 

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Irish   

Welcome Matt Smaby to the coaching staff - With him and the coaching expertise we already have, we should raise a stud generation of defensemen.  Any thoughts?

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