Welcome Guest!
Create an Account
login email:
password:
site searchwhere to watchcontact usabout usadvertise with ushelp
Message Board

BobcatAttack.com Message Board
Ohio Football
Topic:  Season ticket sales up 47%

Topic:  Season ticket sales up 47%
Author
Message
Gallia Cat
General User

Member Since: 7/11/2010
Post Count: 935

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/13/2013 11:19:33 PM 
This according to OhioBobcats.com. Looking at the number of available tickets per section it looks like it's going to be a good year for attendance again. The student side of the stadium appears to only have seats available in the 2 sections on the Hocking River end. Family Pack sales have completely sold out the northeast end zone for the 2nd straight year. My question is, not counting the 6,000 tickets reserved for students, what is the actual number of season tickets sold? I am guessing between 8,000-10,000 but not sure.

Last Edited: 8/13/2013 11:20:32 PM by Gallia Cat

Back to Top
  
bobcat72
General User

Member Since: 7/2/2011
Location: Athens, OH
Post Count: 540

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/14/2013 9:09:35 AM 
Wow, I looked to check this out and there certainly aren't many seats available. Still 3+ weeks to go until the first home game too.

The rumor I've been hearing is that North Texas may be the first game in a loooong time (maybe, ever?) to sell out in advance of gameday. If so, that will be unbelievable.
Back to Top
  
Gallia Cat
General User

Member Since: 7/11/2010
Post Count: 935

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/14/2013 9:33:14 AM 
The Marshall game will definately be an advanced sellout so people should buy now
Back to Top
  
shabamon
General User



Member Since: 11/17/2006
Location: Cincinnati
Post Count: 4,210

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/14/2013 9:47:03 AM 
I think each of the five Saturday home games could be sellouts as they all have compelling factors surrounding them:

-North Texas. Home opener, and if we beat Louisville, kiss da baby!
-Marshall. Duh.
Austin Peay. Parents weekend, and we just missed selling out the parents weekend game last year against an FCS team.
CMU. Homecoming
Miami. I'm able to confirm what the Optimist said weeks ago that the Miami-Halloween pairing created a lot of buzz on social media.
Back to Top
  
Bert Presley
General User



Member Since: 12/20/2004
Location: Where OHIO is winning and Miami is getting whipped, OH
Post Count: 370

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/14/2013 9:57:57 AM 
does anyone know when they will be mailed?


I am and forever will be the Wizard of OU.

DocBobcat was my Principal; and is still one cool Cat.

OHIO BOBCATS 2011,2012 MAC EAST FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS
                               2012 Independence Bowl Champions
                               2012 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Champions
                               2011 MAC Tournament Champions (Field Hockey)
                               2012 MAC Tournament Champions (Mens Basketball)
                               2012 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 (Mens Basketball)

                            


 
 

Back to Top
  
OUbobcat9092
General User

Member Since: 12/28/2004
Post Count: 981

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/14/2013 10:51:06 AM 
Bought my 1st ever set of season tickets (Family 4 pack) this year, even though I will probably only make it to Homecoming.


Bring Back Men's Track & Field

Back to Top
  
Gallia Cat
General User

Member Since: 7/11/2010
Post Count: 935

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/14/2013 11:26:14 AM 
OUbobcat9092 wrote:
Bought my 1st ever set of season tickets (Family 4 pack) this year, even though I will probably only make it to Homecoming.


It's an awesome value. I usually make 3-4 games but always give the ones I am unable to use away
Back to Top
  
PalmerFest
General User

Member Since: 12/20/2004
Post Count: 398

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/14/2013 11:41:37 AM 
Bert Presley wrote:
does anyone know when they will be mailed?


I called the ticket office Monday to change my mailing address.  I think she said they are scheduled to be mailed on Aug 23.  They hadn't arrived from the printer yet as of Monday. 
Back to Top
  
Mountain State Cat
General User

Member Since: 2/18/2005
Post Count: 114

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/14/2013 12:51:07 PM 
Bert Presley wrote:
does anyone know when they will be mailed?


I tweeted to the Ohio Ticket Sales account a few days ago and they replied tickets will be mailed Aug. 20.


B-B-B Back, Back, Back in the building

Back to Top
  
Bobcatbob
General User



Member Since: 12/21/2004
Location: Coolville, OH
Post Count: 1,307

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/14/2013 3:02:32 PM 
This whole sellout scenario, environment, whatever you want to call it is so far removed from my OU football experience of yore that it's still mind boggling.  Even late into last year, I still half expected to drive up to Peden a half hour before a game, park wherever I want and go in and sit down.  And yet, the people keep coming.  As is often said here,It's great time to be a Bobcat.
Back to Top
  
Alan Swank
General User

Member Since: 12/11/2004
Location: Athens, OH
Post Count: 6,501

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/14/2013 3:08:20 PM 
Bobcatbob wrote:
This whole sellout scenario, environment, whatever you want to call it is so far removed from my OU football experience of yore that it's still mind boggling.  Even late into last year, I still half expected to drive up to Peden a half hour before a game, park wherever I want and go in and sit down.  And yet, the people keep coming.  As is often said here,It's great time to be a Bobcat.


Two major reasons - winning and the family pack.  Good team for a cheap price.  You can't beat it.
Back to Top
  
Deciduous Forest Cat
General User

Member Since: 12/20/2004
Location: Ohio
Post Count: 3,813

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/14/2013 4:04:20 PM 
So while we continue to provide a good team at a cheap price, (this is good, get people in the door!) we need to make concessions profitable if they aren't already, or more profitable if they are.  We need efficiencies in place, more ability to handle volume and we would be more than justified in raising prices a little bit.

In addition... try finding an ATM at Peden on gameday. You can't.
Now, tell me the last time you were anywhere with a crowd that big and didn't have access to an ATM.
Back to Top
  
Alan Swank
General User

Member Since: 12/11/2004
Location: Athens, OH
Post Count: 6,501

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/14/2013 4:33:21 PM 
Deciduous Forest Cat wrote:
So while we continue to provide a good team at a cheap price, (this is good, get people in the door!) we need to make concessions profitable if they aren't already, or more profitable if they are.  We need efficiencies in place, more ability to handle volume and we would be more than justified in raising prices a little bit.

In addition... try finding an ATM at Peden on gameday. You can't.
Now, tell me the last time you were anywhere with a crowd that big and didn't have access to an ATM.


Good points - prices are fine we just need to be able to turn the lines quicker.  Two things would solve that issue - training and a redesign of the concession areas.  Not sure if a POS system would help but one thing to consider if it isn't already organized this way is specialty sites.  Instead of selling everything at every window, sell your core items at all windows and the special things at specific windows.
Back to Top
  
The Optimist
General User



Member Since: 3/16/2007
Location: Akron (sleeper agent)
Post Count: 5,088

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/14/2013 5:44:43 PM 
I've never really considered the ATM issue before, but that is a good point. I know that the OU Credit Union has ATM's at the top and bottom of Baker. That cannot be the closest one, is it?


I've seen crazier things happen.

Black 41 Flash Reverse

Back to Top
  
Speaker of Truth
General User

Member Since: 1/26/2011
Post Count: 437

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/14/2013 8:11:50 PM 
I bet season tickets will end up around 6,000 if the numbers they say are true.  My guess is you can always buy season tickets if you desire.  This would be a great number for us.  It will be interesting to see if we ever do any sort of mini plan or group-on type deal in the Columbus area.  Could be a good offering.  Homecoming and one other "bad" game for $5 bucks more than the regular.  Or a Groupon for $10 tickets in Columbus to the "bad" games.  Could get some revenue and people to call for next year.  

I think we are coming to a point where we need to look at prices.  It is a tough situation.  Being in our area you need to have a cheap ticket, but we still need to maximize revenue.
Back to Top
  
Business_Cat
General User



Member Since: 11/17/2011
Post Count: 251

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/14/2013 9:03:40 PM 
the123kid wrote:
I bet season tickets will end up around 6,000 if the numbers they say are true.  My guess is you can always buy season tickets if you desire.  This would be a great number for us.  It will be interesting to see if we ever do any sort of mini plan or group-on type deal in the Columbus area.  Could be a good offering.  Homecoming and one other "bad" game for $5 bucks more than the regular.  Or a Groupon for $10 tickets in Columbus to the "bad" games.  Could get some revenue and people to call for next year.  

I think we are coming to a point where we need to look at prices.  It is a tough situation.  Being in our area you need to have a cheap ticket, but we still need to maximize revenue.


Fill seats, get commits, win games, increase entertainment value, charge a bit more for seats, fill seats. Repeat. Where this truly starts is a chicken or the egg conversation. 

I believe that we are (for the first time) in the 'increased entertainment value' -> 'charge a bit more for seats' phase. 


You know what Frank Solich likes most about coaching in the MAC? While he gets older, his coaching competition stays the same age, man.

The real O-H-I-O

Back to Top
  
BillyTheCat
General User

Member Since: 10/6/2012
Post Count: 7,425

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/14/2013 11:09:48 PM 
I believe there is an ATM outside gate 1, same at the Convocation Center.
Back to Top
  
Monroe Slavin
General User

Member Since: 12/20/2004
Location: Oxnard, CA
Post Count: 9,121

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/15/2013 1:37:08 AM 
Bobcatbob wrote:
This whole sellout scenario, environment, whatever you want to call it is so far removed from my OU football experience of yore that it's still mind boggling.  Even late into last year, I still half expected to drive up to Peden a half hour before a game, park wherever I want and go in and sit down.  And yet, the people keep coming.  As is often said here,It's great time to be a Bobcat.


This is an excellent point.  There are nearly 30 years of graduating classes (roughly 1970-2000) for which OHIO FOOTBALL has no meaning..is a black hole.

But times done changed; GotFrank.

My nephews ('12 grad and a current sophomore) are lucky fellows.


Where's the band?!
WHERE"S THE BAND?!


DesignspiritUSA.com
The Pets On The Go Collection of pet gear travel bags
The Holiday Tote Bigg Bagg Collection--over-sized, reversible, extra pockets; now love carrying packages as much as you love shopping!

Back to Top
  
Gallia Cat
General User

Member Since: 7/11/2010
Post Count: 935

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/15/2013 8:11:55 AM 
bobcat72 wrote:
Wow, I looked to check this out and there certainly aren't many seats available. Still 3+ weeks to go until the first home game too.

The rumor I've been hearing is that North Texas may be the first game in a loooong time (maybe, ever?) to sell out in advance of gameday. If so, that will be unbelievable.


The Miami game during the 3rd year of Jim Grobe was an advanced sellout. The department was scolded by the Fire Marshall for allowing to many fans into the stadium vs. Bowling Green earlier in the year. I think the attendance for that game was over 23,000 and students had to sit on the track that surrounded the field. Following that game the Fire Marshall surveyed the facility and gave the university permission for 2,000 standing room. This meant only 22,000 tickets were permitted to be sold for the Miami game and the game sold out prior to Saturday. Some people actually were taking pics of the game day ticket windows with their Sold Out signs. It was really cool to see people standing on the side walks holding up fingers for how many tickets they needed. It was very soon after that planning began on Peden expansion for phase one which was lowering field, removing track and building the hill which gave us the current 24,000 capacity with the ability to go over 25,000. I still think that we may see 26,000 this season.
Back to Top
  
OU_Country
General User



Member Since: 12/6/2005
Location: On the road between Athens and Madison County
Post Count: 7,899

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/15/2013 4:33:15 PM 
Monroe Slavin wrote:
Bobcatbob wrote:
This whole sellout scenario, environment, whatever you want to call it is so far removed from my OU football experience of yore that it's still mind boggling.  Even late into last year, I still half expected to drive up to Peden a half hour before a game, park wherever I want and go in and sit down.  And yet, the people keep coming.  As is often said here,It's great time to be a Bobcat.


This is an excellent point.  There are nearly 30 years of graduating classes (roughly 1970-2000) for which OHIO FOOTBALL has no meaning..is a black hole.

But times done changed; GotFrank.

My nephews ('12 grad and a current sophomore) are lucky fellows.


Late 90's of the Grobe era was not a Black Hole.  Otherwise, I can't disagree.  Interestingly, everyone wants to toot Frank's horn all the time, and deservedly so.  How about we also give Schaus credit for a bunch of these improvements.
Back to Top
  
The Optimist
General User



Member Since: 3/16/2007
Location: Akron (sleeper agent)
Post Count: 5,088

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/15/2013 6:20:01 PM 
OU_Country wrote:
Monroe Slavin wrote:
Bobcatbob wrote:
This whole sellout scenario, environment, whatever you want to call it is so far removed from my OU football experience of yore that it's still mind boggling.  Even late into last year, I still half expected to drive up to Peden a half hour before a game, park wherever I want and go in and sit down.  And yet, the people keep coming.  As is often said here,It's great time to be a Bobcat.


This is an excellent point.  There are nearly 30 years of graduating classes (roughly 1970-2000) for which OHIO FOOTBALL has no meaning..is a black hole.

But times done changed; GotFrank.

My nephews ('12 grad and a current sophomore) are lucky fellows.


Late 90's of the Grobe era was not a Black Hole.  Otherwise, I can't disagree.  Interestingly, everyone wants to toot Frank's horn all the time, and deservedly so.  How about we also give Schaus credit for a bunch of these improvements.


And McDavis.


I've seen crazier things happen.

Black 41 Flash Reverse

Back to Top
  
catfan28
General User

Member Since: 6/11/2011
Location: Athens, OH
Post Count: 1,503

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/16/2013 1:38:43 AM 
This is really impressive that we've been able to sustain this sort of growth in season ticket sales, especially after a 4-4 MAC record and stumble to the finish (outside of the bowl game, or course). If we can have a similar off-season of sales next year, I think you're approaching a sellout nearly every game.

In other news, we have officially made Best Fans in the MAC into a "thing"...check out the front page here: http://www.ohiobobcats.com/

Pretty neat concept. Even if "best fans in the MAC" is akin to a tallest midget contest ...

Last Edited: 8/16/2013 1:40:50 AM by catfan28

Back to Top
  
Monroe Slavin
General User

Member Since: 12/20/2004
Location: Oxnard, CA
Post Count: 9,121

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/16/2013 2:18:05 AM 
Grobe era was great but the handful of years after that were horrid.

Do not underestimate the subsequent hiring.

Let's say your criteria is: great coach capable of totally solid turnaround of moribund program located in remote area.  And, that coach stays, does not quickly move 'up to a better job.'  Oh, and that coach is pretty much hof the minute after he retires--which we hope is many, many years from now.

We may not see another hire like that anywhere across the land for decades.  We are very, very fortunate.

And it's good to see recognition of that spread through Bobcatland, from fans/alumni/students to prospective players.


Where's the band?!
WHERE"S THE BAND?!


DesignspiritUSA.com
The Pets On The Go Collection of pet gear travel bags
The Holiday Tote Bigg Bagg Collection--over-sized, reversible, extra pockets; now love carrying packages as much as you love shopping!

Back to Top
  
OU_Country
General User



Member Since: 12/6/2005
Location: On the road between Athens and Madison County
Post Count: 7,899

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/16/2013 9:02:27 AM 
Monroe Slavin wrote:
Grobe era was great but the handful of years after that were horrid.

Do not underestimate the subsequent hiring.

Let's say your criteria is: great coach capable of totally solid turnaround of moribund program located in remote area.  And, that coach stays, does not quickly move 'up to a better job.'  Oh, and that coach is pretty much hof the minute after he retires--which we hope is many, many years from now.

We may not see another hire like that anywhere across the land for decades.  We are very, very fortunate.

And it's good to see recognition of that spread through Bobcatland, from fans/alumni/students to prospective players.


I totally agree with you on that, and the commenter about McDavis.  It's a true team effort.

Back to Top
  
perimeterpost
General User



Member Since: 7/6/2010
Post Count: 3,165

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Season ticket sales up 47%
   Posted: 8/16/2013 9:20:28 AM 
Monroe Slavin wrote:
Grobe era was great but the handful of years after that were horrid.

Do not underestimate the subsequent hiring.

Let's say your criteria is: great coach capable of totally solid turnaround of moribund program located in remote area.  And, that coach stays, does not quickly move 'up to a better job.'  Oh, and that coach is pretty much hof the minute after he retires--which we hope is many, many years from now.

We may not see another hire like that anywhere across the land for decades.  We are very, very fortunate.

And it's good to see recognition of that spread through Bobcatland, from fans/alumni/students to prospective players.


I hope our program can get to a point where we don't refer to 6 years of .500 ball as a great era.


MY STATE. MY TEAM.

Back to Top
  
Showing Replies:  1 - 25  of 32 Posts
Jump to Page:  1 | 2    Next >
View Other 'Ohio Football' Topics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             




Copyright ©2021 BobcatAttack.com. All rights reserved.  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Use
Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties