Jump to content
SiouxSports.com Forum
geaux_sioux

What's Needed At The Alerus?

Recommended Posts

I'd say first things first is to find a football team.  That's usually what will bring the crowds in.  Once you do that...then said team should strive to win like 6 or 7 games a year.  Look out when that happens.

  • Downvote 11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd say first things first is to find a football team.  That's usually what will bring the crowds in.  Once you do that...then said team should strive to win like 6 or 7 games a year.  Look out when that happens.

Go troll Bisonville closet FU rube. #jackwagonscomingoutofthewoodwork

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Go troll Bisonville closet FU rube. #jackwagonscomingoutofthewoodwork

Pretty typical Sue fan...hockey jersey on with his head in his own lap watching the Sue lose yet another game to finish 7th in the Big Sky.  At least you have hockey...the 14th most popular sport in America right below cribbage.

 

  • Downvote 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pretty typical Sue fan...hockey jersey on with his head in his own lap watching the Sue lose yet another game to finish 7th in the Big Sky.  At least you have hockey...the 14th most popular sport in America right below cribbage.

 

i-declare-moron-or-troll.jpg

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like the Alerus Center has added fireworks (pyrotechnics) for football games.

It should be a nice addition. Every time UND scores .... 

Seemed forced, poorly thought out, and altogether kind of hacky.  Too much borrowing from REA, and too little originality, methinks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seemed forced, poorly thought out, and altogether kind of hacky.  Too much borrowing from REA, and too little originality, methinks.

Completely disagree.  The fireworks are exciting and only add to the atmosphere.  The Alerus should copy more stuff from the Ralph - nobody loses.  

 

I noticed that they added stats to the side of the scoreboard.  Not sure if that was new for this year, but it was a much welcomed surprise.  Edit:  on second thought, they must have copied the Betty.... hopefully people don't think that seems forced, poorly thought out, and altogether kind of hacky.

Edited by nodak651
  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seemed forced, poorly thought out, and altogether kind of hacky.  Too much borrowing from REA, and too little originality, methinks.

Made the inside a little hazy, need to get those air vents working harder.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Completely disagree.  The fireworks are exciting and only add to the atmosphere.  The Alerus should copy more stuff from the Ralph - nobody loses.  

 

I noticed that they added stats to the side of the scoreboard.  Not sure if that was new for this year, but it was a much welcomed surprise.  Edit:  on second thought, they must have copied the Betty.... hopefully people don't think that seems forced, poorly thought out, and altogether kind of hacky.

The stats were a great addition.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree they were making much better use of the JumboTrons this year.  I like the fireworks, but it seems that they took two steps backward as far as the intro goes.........

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

During Saturday's game, I went to buy some merchandise for my kid, only to find out that they don't sell merchandise.  I was told they did last year, but apparently the vendor backed out this year, or something like that.  I wonder how many other FCS venues don't sell merchandise?  Is that normal?  It seemed odd to me.  

Also, is it even possible to buy an official UND football jersey?  All they had a Scheels was the black Nike 84 Hardin jerseys.  I realize the Adidas jerseys are new, but I'd like to think that a fan would be able to buy a current UND football jersey.  

Speaking of Scheels, the new store is really nice, but I couldn't help but notice they have A LOT of Bison stuff in there.  If NDSU has infiltrated Grand Forks, then I shudder to think what's going on in the rest of the State.   

  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

During Saturday's game, I went to buy some merchandise for my kid, only to find out that they don't sell merchandise.  I was told they did last year, but apparently the vendor backed out this year, or something like that.  I wonder how many other FCS venues don't sell merchandise?  Is that normal?  It seemed odd to me.  

Also, is it even possible to buy an official UND football jersey?  All they had a Scheels was the black Nike 84 Hardin jerseys.  I realize the Adidas jerseys are new, but I'd like to think that a fan would be able to buy a current UND football jersey.  

Speaking of Scheels, the new store is really nice, but I couldn't help but notice they have A LOT of Bison stuff in there.  If NDSU has infiltrated Grand Forks, then I shudder to think what's going on in the rest of the State.   

Not sure if it has anything to do with the Bison gear, but Scheels is a pretty big sponsor for NDSU.  I believe the store got it's start in GF, but it appears as though NDSU is who Scheels backs.  


I agree on the merchandising angle.  Unbelievable how poor the football team is marketed.  I have a difficult time finding UND football gear anywhere in town.  I see UND football shirts on people at games, so it exists, but is should be more readily available...including at the Alerus Center.

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

During Saturday's game, I went to buy some merchandise for my kid, only to find out that they don't sell merchandise.  I was told they did last year, but apparently the vendor backed out this year, or something like that.  I wonder how many other FCS venues don't sell merchandise?  Is that normal?  It seemed odd to me.  

Also, is it even possible to buy an official UND football jersey?  All they had a Scheels was the black Nike 84 Hardin jerseys.  I realize the Adidas jerseys are new, but I'd like to think that a fan would be able to buy a current UND football jersey.  

Speaking of Scheels, the new store is really nice, but I couldn't help but notice they have A LOT of Bison stuff in there.  If NDSU has infiltrated Grand Forks, then I shudder to think what's going on in the rest of the State.   

There is a big UND section in the Fargo Scheels, does that concern you as well?  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is a big UND section in the Fargo Scheels, does that concern you as well?  

Not anymore.  I was there a week ago.  They rearranged and the UND section is smaller than ever.  I had to search for it to find it tucked away.  Just a small apparel section now. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure if it has anything to do with the Bison gear, but Scheels is a pretty big sponsor for NDSU.  I believe the store got it's start in GF, but it appears as though NDSU is who Scheels backs.  


I agree on the merchandising angle.  Unbelievable how poor the football team is marketed.  I have a difficult time finding UND football gear anywhere in town.  I see UND football shirts on people at games, so it exists, but is should be more readily available...including at the Alerus Center.

Scheels started in Fargo as a hardware store, and then expanded into sporting goods. They have been around for a long time before they opened their first store in Grand Forks. Their headquarters are in Fargo. They are a huge supporter of NDSU.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Scheels started in Fargo as a hardware store, and then expanded into sporting goods. They have been around for a long time before they opened their first store in Grand Forks. Their headquarters are in Fargo. They are a huge supporter of NDSU.

thanks for the correction.   I was under the impression that their first store was in GF...or maybe that the Scheel's family was from GF at some point.

Edited by dmksioux

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Scheels inventories the gear that sells.  If you lived in Fargo through the late 90s and most of the first decade of the 00s it was Sioux gear everywhere.  The ac marketing was awful.

It is not a coincidence this is tied to winning.

I haven't been in the GF store but I'm guessing it is the football gear that is scarce and not the hockey stuff?

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Scheels inventories the gear that sells.  If you lived in Fargo through the late 90s and most of the first decade of the 00s it was Sioux gear everywhere.  The ac marketing was awful.

It is not a coincidence this is tied to winning.

I haven't been in the GF store but I'm guessing it is the football gear that is scarce and not the hockey stuff?

There was plenty of hockey stuff and non-sport specific stuff.  Overall, there was more UND stuff for sale than NDSU stuff, maybe 60/40. As far as I could tell, the football clothing was limited to about one t-shirt and the old Hardin jersey.  I agree it's tied to winning.  Hopefully in a couple years, I'll be able to go into a store in Grand Forks and buy a new football jersey.  It doesn't seem like too much to ask for a DI program.

There is a big UND section in the Fargo Scheels, does that concern you as well?  

Apparently you're wrong.  But even if they did, it wouldn't concern me, no.  Thanks for asking.  There have always been more UND graduates in Fargo than NDSU graduates in Grand Forks.  So I'd expect a healthy UND presence in Fargo.  Growing up in Grand Forks, I rarely, if ever, saw NDSU merchandise in Grand Forks stores. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Speaking of Scheels, the new store is really nice, but I couldn't help but notice they have A LOT of Bison stuff in there.  If NDSU has infiltrated Grand Forks, then I shudder to think what's going on in the rest of the State.   

Haven't you been told, what NDSU does or doesn't do has ZERO impact on UND, so it shouldn't even be discussed :silly:.

Seriously, I am with you 100%. We have become almost invisible in athletics outside of the college hockey world and that has to change. Bubba and his rebuilding project are a good start, but the athletic department needs to do a better job of marketing our newly-minted Division I sports state and region-wide.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Scheels started in Fargo as a hardware store, and then expanded into sporting goods. They have been around for a long time before they opened their first store in Grand Forks. Their headquarters are in Fargo. They are a huge supporter of NDSU.

thanks for the correction.   I was under the impression that their first store was in GF...or maybe that the Scheel's family was from GF at some point.

Technically, the first store opened in Sabin, MN in 1902 (about 10 miles from Fargo). Fargo has been their base for most of the time since. Their first all sports store was in Grand Forks.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Two years ago you could find maybe two bison things tucked away in the gf scheels. Winning 4 in a row and gf expanding their stoor in a new location = more space and more everything, including bison gear. Once we get really good at football again and maybe once the hockey team stops choking there will be even more UND stuff. A new nickname and logo may help as well.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×