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Ted Thompson
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  Message Not Read  Ohio changing sidelines
   Posted: 2/5/2020 9:19:15 AM 

Bobcat Season Ticket Holder,
 

We wanted to let you know that we will be switching sidelines beginning this coming season and moving back to the west side of the field.  Please note, sections 12, 13 and 14 behind the visitors bench will now be reserved seating. 


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OU_Country
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  Message Not Read  RE: Ohio changing sidelines
   Posted: 2/5/2020 9:24:27 AM 
Since I don't get it, someone help me understand why they'd make those seats reserved seating?
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  Message Not Read  RE: Ohio changing sidelines
   Posted: 2/5/2020 9:28:30 AM 
OU_Country wrote:
Since I don't get it, someone help me understand why they'd make those seats reserved seating?


My guess is they are trying to keep students away from the seats with immediate/adjacent contact with the opponent. I believe the entire reason they switched sidelines in the first place was due to drama between opponents and students.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Ohio changing sidelines
   Posted: 2/5/2020 9:30:04 AM 
This is a great move. Every 2:00 or 3:30 game, I sit in my shady seats looking out at the opponent who is enjoying nice cool shade while the Bobcats are baking in the sun and awkwardly shielding their eyes trying to look directly into the sun.

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  Message Not Read  RE: Ohio changing sidelines
   Posted: 2/5/2020 9:30:35 AM 
Andrew Ruck wrote:
OU_Country wrote:
Since I don't get it, someone help me understand why they'd make those seats reserved seating?


My guess is they are trying to keep students away from the seats with immediate/adjacent contact with the opponent. I believe the entire reason they switched sidelines in the first place was due to drama between opponents and students.


OK, but who, older than about 25 years old, is going to want to sit there?
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  Message Not Read  RE: Ohio changing sidelines
   Posted: 2/5/2020 9:35:11 AM 
OU_Country wrote:
Andrew Ruck wrote:
OU_Country wrote:
Since I don't get it, someone help me understand why they'd make those seats reserved seating?


My guess is they are trying to keep students away from the seats with immediate/adjacent contact with the opponent. I believe the entire reason they switched sidelines in the first place was due to drama between opponents and students.


OK, but who, older than about 25 years old, is going to want to sit there?


It's possible they intend to put the visiting team's ticket allotment there? If it were me, I would put the 110 there...That would be awesome.


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Ted Thompson
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  Message Not Read  RE: Ohio changing sidelines
   Posted: 2/5/2020 9:53:34 AM 
I would think they would put the visiting team's fans there. I think that was the setup before they moved sidelines last time.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Ohio changing sidelines
   Posted: 2/5/2020 10:51:16 AM 
Ted Thompson wrote:
I would think they would put the visiting team's fans there. I think that was the setup before they moved sidelines last time.


Maybe it's just me, but doesn't it seem to make more sense to put the visiting team's fan section in the corner section where they were last year?
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  Message Not Read  RE: Ohio changing sidelines
   Posted: 2/5/2020 10:51:45 AM 
Andrew Ruck wrote:
OU_Country wrote:
Andrew Ruck wrote:
OU_Country wrote:
Since I don't get it, someone help me understand why they'd make those seats reserved seating?


My guess is they are trying to keep students away from the seats with immediate/adjacent contact with the opponent. I believe the entire reason they switched sidelines in the first place was due to drama between opponents and students.


OK, but who, older than about 25 years old, is going to want to sit there?


It's possible they intend to put the visiting team's ticket allotment there? If it were me, I would put the 110 there...That would be awesome.


Which is EXACTLY why the MAC made the rule in the first place! And for the record, around the MAC that was known as the Boeh rule, even though our band was notoriously rough on the opponents, it was Boeh who complained about every visiting student section and band that sat behind the OHIO bench at away games. Once, he even brought GA's to film the fans behind the team as evidence of the abuse we took.

Last Edited: 2/5/2020 10:53:54 AM by BillyTheCat

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  Message Not Read  RE: Ohio changing sidelines
   Posted: 2/5/2020 10:54:09 AM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
Which is EXACTLY why the MAC made the rule in the first place!


Specifically what rule? I'm just not aware of the rule you're referring to.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Ohio changing sidelines
   Posted: 2/5/2020 10:55:24 AM 
OU_Country wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
Which is EXACTLY why the MAC made the rule in the first place!


Specifically what rule? I'm just not aware of the rule you're referring to.


Who could sit behind the visiting team. The entire reason OHIO switched sidelines 14 years ago.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Ohio changing sidelines
   Posted: 2/5/2020 2:45:24 PM 
It is an improvement for getting signals in from the sidelines on sunny days. I am told that was one reason coaches were in favor.
I wonder if the coaching staff in the booth will change sides too?
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   Posted: 2/5/2020 3:27:25 PM 
ytownbobcat wrote:
It is an improvement for getting signals in from the sidelines on sunny days. I am told that was one reason coaches were in favor.
I wonder if the coaching staff in the booth will change sides too?


Yeah, construction will probably start in the Spring on the coaches box across from Peden Tower
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  Message Not Read  RE: Ohio changing sidelines
   Posted: 2/5/2020 3:28:57 PM 
OU_Country wrote:
Andrew Ruck wrote:
OU_Country wrote:
Since I don't get it, someone help me understand why they'd make those seats reserved seating?


My guess is they are trying to keep students away from the seats with immediate/adjacent contact with the opponent. I believe the entire reason they switched sidelines in the first place was due to drama between opponents and students.


OK, but who, older than about 25 years old, is going to want to sit there?


I'm 33 and totally would.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Ohio changing sidelines
   Posted: 2/6/2020 7:56:51 AM 
Screwing the students out of the prime seats at THEIR university where they pay through the nose with their activity fee, wonderful.

So now I know why the Bobcats have NEVER won the MAC--the sun!

(Anything since my OU life began is NEVER)

Last Edited: 2/6/2020 8:04:44 AM by MonroeClassmate

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  Message Not Read  RE: Ohio changing sidelines
   Posted: 2/6/2020 8:45:41 AM 
They pay through the nose?
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   Posted: 2/6/2020 9:33:57 AM 

Should we consider covering sections 12, 13, and 14 with an advertisement?

I think putting visiting fans in front of the students would be a mistake.

And, trying to sell those would likely mean empty seats.

Why not sell ad space that will be seen on TV?

Or alternate Ohio.edu and athensohio.com banners across there?

Or highest bidder. OhioHealth maybe....?

Bad idea?



Can somebody hit a pull up jumper for me?.....

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   Posted: 2/6/2020 10:14:29 AM 
MonroeClassmate wrote:
Screwing the students out of the prime seats at THEIR university where they pay through the nose with their activity fee, wonderful.


Alan Swank must have hacked into MonroeClassmate's computer. Or was it Ukraine?
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  Message Not Read  RE: Ohio changing sidelines
   Posted: 2/6/2020 11:10:34 AM 
Ohio69 wrote:
Should we consider covering sections 12, 13, and 14 with an advertisement?

I think putting visiting fans in front of the students would be a mistake.

And, trying to sell those would likely mean empty seats.

Why not sell ad space that will be seen on TV?

Or alternate Ohio.edu and athensohio.com banners across there?

Or highest bidder. OhioHealth maybe....?

Bad idea?




I like that idea. That may also help us in our quest to sell the naming rights to Peden. We gotta think outside the box!
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  Message Not Read  RE: Ohio changing sidelines
   Posted: 2/6/2020 11:23:13 AM 
Ohio69 wrote:
Should we consider covering sections 12, 13, and 14 with an advertisement?

I think putting visiting fans in front of the students would be a mistake.

And, trying to sell those would likely mean empty seats.

Why not sell ad space that will be seen on TV?

Or alternate Ohio.edu and athensohio.com banners across there?

Or highest bidder. OhioHealth maybe....?

Bad idea?




That's a good idea.

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  Message Not Read  RE: Ohio changing sidelines
   Posted: 2/6/2020 12:19:37 PM 
They had a newly graduated alumni season ticket section before, wonder if that will be it.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Ohio changing sidelines
   Posted: 2/6/2020 12:20:37 PM 
Kinggeorge4 wrote:
They had a newly graduated alumni season ticket section before, wonder if that will be it.


If they do it again, it would be a great idea.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Ohio changing sidelines
   Posted: 2/6/2020 5:38:37 PM 
Phillips Club seats are about full, so it would make sense to make the east reserved a premium opportunity.

There's no 110 box in the east grandstand. I wonder if they are moving back to the north end zone.
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   Posted: 2/6/2020 8:24:25 PM 
Pete Chouteau wrote:
Phillips Club seats are about full, so it would make sense to make the east reserved a premium opportunity.

There's no 110 box in the east grandstand. I wonder if they are moving back to the north end zone.


No room.

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  Message Not Read  RE: Ohio changing sidelines
   Posted: 2/6/2020 8:27:13 PM 
Back when the visitors were on the east sideline, the visiting fans section was in the southeast corner of the stands in sections 123 and 124, where the visiting team enters the field.

Flipping the sidelines makes a lot of sense. Players won't enter the field from the side opposite their bench, so the teams won't be crossing paths when coming on and off the field.


Actually, the phrase is "Ohio on the Charles."

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