Telly33 Posted November 14, 2018 Share Posted November 14, 2018 I know, I know, first world problems and every other program in the country would kill for our attendance. But, how do we get over the hump and get the building filled up for home games like it used to be? So far this year and last we've seen virtually entire sections in the upper bowl empty and thin in other places. I guess the first step is to identify the cause. Has the experience as a whole worn thin? Is it the cost? Is it the team? Is it ticketholders no-showing and eating the tickets or trying to scalp them for too much? Will the football home schedule being over help? I think the lack of flashy high end talent of years past is part of the problem and that's not an easy one to solve. But, one idea would be to implement a system where season ticketholders can release tickets they know they're not going to use back into the ticket pool to be sold at a discounted price (or even face) by the REA. It could be setup where as long as you release them 48-72 hrs. before the game it doesn't matter if your actual ticket sells, you still get something back. So for example if 100 tickets were released for a particular game for $50/each and 75 of them ended up getting sold then each person that released a ticket would get $37.50 back per ticket whether their actual seats sold or not. There could be one price level for the lower bowl and a cheaper one for the upper bowl with separate ticketholder pools for each. The REA wouldn't charge a fee for this (or a very nominal one). Their benefit is getting butts in the seats and spending money in the building that wouldn't be there otherwise. I think there's two basic groups of ticketholders, the ones that think their tickets are worth $100/each and the ones that could care less about the tickets if they can't make the game and just eat them. I know a lot of people that won't bother going through the headache of posting their tickets for sale and meeting up with a person to exchange, etc. At the end of the day it's your ticket to do with as you wish though. This system wouldn't do anything about the people who are just going to post their tickets for $150 each on TicketMaster Resale no matter what, but at least it would be a hassle-free system with one click or phone call for the people who want to see their tickets get used and be guaranteed a little something back in return at the same time. Any other ideas? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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