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    Re: Declining attendance is the rule, not the exception

    I am one of the few people who accept the situation for what it is. I personally feel we need to shrink our stadium to create a better experience. MLS did that and it caused an explosion in popularity.

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    Re: Declining attendance is the rule, not the exception

    We've gotten a double whammy due to unnecessary fixes by our admin. I don't believe 40 year fans of Tech are staying home because they can watch this crappy offense and special teams on some sort of video device
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    Re: Declining attendance is the rule, not the exception

    Quote Originally Posted by KSDAWG View Post
    I am one of the few people who accept the situation for what it is. I personally feel we need to shrink our stadium to create a better experience. MLS did that and it caused an explosion in popularity.
    Take out the aluminum bleachers. If we ever need to expand, we could bowl in the lower level seats around the north end zone and tie in with the video board.

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    Re: Declining attendance is the rule, not the exception

    Quote Originally Posted by PawDawg View Post
    We've gotten a double whammy due to unnecessary fixes by our admin. I don't believe 40 year fans of Tech are staying home because they can watch this crappy offense and special teams on some sort of video device
    I don't think you're wrong about that, but I do wonder what the overall effect is of our admin trying to install "big time" protocols to our situation. I can't speak for the attitudes (or number) of 40 year Tech fans, but I know a BUNCH of 40 year LSU fans that don't go anymore...and they have season tickets. They'll pick one or two games to go to and sell the tickets for the rest.

    Pac-12 attendance on average was the lowest since 1982...that's pretty crazy.
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    It's work to go to an LSU game. I assume most P5 Games are similar. Our guy is trying to do the same thing to a totally different demographic and he's too arrogant and/or stupid to see his work spiraling down the toilet. Saying this I think we are losing a small amount of attendance due to cost of product but a much larger percentage due to lack of respect or lack of knowing our fan base. The treatment of champ967 is the norm. I think our AD has almost completely weeded out this demographic.
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    Re: Declining attendance is the rule, not the exception

    Quote Originally Posted by PawDawg View Post
    It's work to go to an LSU game. I assume most P5 Games are similar. Our guy is trying to do the same thing to a totally different demographic and he's too arrogant and/or stupid to see his work spiraling down the toilet. Saying this I think we are losing a small amount of attendance due to cost of product but a much larger percentage due to lack of respect or lack of knowing our fan base. The treatment of champ967 is the norm. I think our AD has almost completely weeded out this demographic.
    I totally agree with you! TECH admin. makes it difficult for those that want to be there. The $100 fee was stupid on tickets, and people just don't care that much to come watch an unexciting team. I have continued to get my tickets because my son loves to come, but it is easier and easier not to. He would have done better concentrating on working to get donations than feeing people and making them angry. I live in Benton, and there are so many kids going to TECH from the local area. TECH should be concentrating on adding to the fan base rather than squeezing current fans that already support the school, and pushing them away. It should be easy to be a TECH fan and support our school- it just isn't that way.

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    Re: Declining attendance is the rule, not the exception

    No relationship is being built. Tommy isn't connected with the general fanbase, students, local community.

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    Re: Declining attendance is the rule, not the exception

    The big 12 candidate down here reported 22k for their opener in the super dome. The homer radio guys say it was 2-1 moo state to leopards.

    We are not alone in this but it doesn’t make me feel any better.

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    Re: Declining attendance is the rule, not the exception

    Quote Originally Posted by rabiddawg View Post
    The big 12 candidate down here reported 22k for their opener in the super dome. The homer radio guys say it was 2-1 moo state to leopards.

    We are not alone in this but it doesn’t make me feel any better.
    Attendance will steadily decline in the coming years. Young people today just aren't as crazy about football as we were, and we're getting too old to sit out in 100 degree heat.
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    Re: Declining attendance is the rule, not the exception

    Another factor - TV timeouts that have made the game longer and interrupt the natural flow of the game.

    The kids prefer esports to traditional sports. It is projected that esports will have more viewers than the NBA next year.

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    Re: Declining attendance is the rule, not the exception

    Quote Originally Posted by Guisslapp View Post
    Another factor - TV timeouts that have made the game longer and interrupt the natural flow of the game.

    The kids prefer esports to traditional sports. It is projected that esports will have more viewers than the NBA next year.
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    I have thought for a long time that it should go to split screen for commercials. Most of us record the game or pause it to fix a drink or go pee. Then we unpause and fast forward over the commercials.

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    Re: Declining attendance is the rule, not the exception

    The other solution is to reduce the number of called Time Outs if they don’t want to split screen the commercials.

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    Re: Declining attendance is the rule, not the exception

    Football isn't popular for 2 reasons. It's too damn political, and it's all about revenue.

    It used to be about the game and who could play it the best, not being the best team who could sell the most beer for ESPN.

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    Re: Declining attendance is the rule, not the exception

    Quote Originally Posted by qng001 View Post
    No relationship is being built. Tommy isn't connected with the general fanbase, students, local community.
    I never ceased to be amazed when I observe our AD walk around at various athletic events and totally ignore his customers. The ultimate insult is to choose to ignore someone when in their presence. He does it all the time. He has been within 3 feet of me and behaves as if I am invisible to him. He refuses to smile or even nod his head. A hand shake and something such as a glad you are here and hope you enjoy the game should be a minimum expectation. Most of if not all his employees seem to mirror his behavior.

    Successful businesses don't treat paying customers this way. He would better serve himself to stay away from the events. Fans could then falsely think that he cares about them instead of witnessing the truth personally.

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