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Antonio Moss
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re: This Tiger Stadium problem was years in the making (long)


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If they want to change it they need to talk with the NFL and try to emulate them.


The NFL is having the same issues. Everything in the OP is not the catalyst for less attendance. It has everything to do with the fact that most games are broadcasted on TV, today's TV's create a great game watching experience and some people are opting for the comfort of their couch.

You can stay at home with your family and friends, save money, drink, eat, and watch the games before and after LSU and you don't have to put up with crappy people and hours of traffic.

I love going to the games; I will continue to do so. But I don't really blame people who'd rather watch from home.

Piped on music has zero to do with people opting to stay home.






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Mie2cents
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re: This Tiger Stadium problem was years in the making (long)


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Shut up, idiot


Don't listen to Chair. He sounds like he didn't read the OP. The OP made great points.






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GeauxxxTigers23
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re: This Tiger Stadium problem was years in the making (long)


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Piped on music has zero to do with people opting to stay home.



I agree. But it still sucks balls






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Cincinnati Bowtie
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re: This Tiger Stadium problem was years in the making (long)


There is a Facilities Arms Race going on right now that is making schools bleed the fan bases. We helped start it when the little bastard was here with the Football Ops Center, Cox Center, etc. it's kinda like the Athletic Dorm excesses of the 70's, most notably Oklahoma. The NCAA had to step in with that, but don't think they will with this new Arms Race. Either keep up, or get left behind, I guess.





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tduecen
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This is a issue across college football, you can claim that others schools don't have this issue and unless you've personally been to these games no one will believe you.

The real issue with fans not going to the game isn't cost. Before the game tickets were cheap (30-40 bucks) but the convenience of staying at home. With every game on TV now, what is the point of going to a game?

I can stay at home, drink all day, and enjoy myself rather than wake up early, fight traffic getting to stadium, sit in the heat all day, deal with drunk idiots at the stadium, and then fight traffic on way home while coming down from a buzz.


Alabama game will be a packed house because everyone wants to let their friends know they went to the game, and then other games (Furman for example) LSU fans will stay at home and watch it on SECTV or ESPN2 and enjoy their Saturday.

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College Football Attendance down 3% first month

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Declining student attendance is an illness that has been spreading for years nationwide. But now it has hit the Southeastern Conference, home to college football's best teams and supposedly its most fervent fans, giving athletics officials reason to fret about future ticket sales and fundraising.

As it turns out, Georgia students left empty 39% of their designated sections of Sanford Stadium over the last four seasons, according to school records of student-ticket scans. Despite their allocation of about 18,000 seats, the number of students at games between 2009 and 2012 never exceeded 15,000.


Attendance issues hit Georgia


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So does the entire game, based on recent numbers. Those numbers suggest the gold rush that has been college football for most of the last 30 years has peaked. Average FBS attendance in 2012 was the game's lowest in nine years, according to research by AL.com. Bowl attendance is down slightly, at least in the last two years. Even then, the Sugar Bowl (Florida-Louisville) experienced its lowest attendance since 1939.

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Oregon will give free food to students who stay for the entire game, provided the Ducks score 40 points or more. Seriously? We need to be enticed by free food to watch a football game? frick, I need a drink.

Read more at http://totalfratmove.com/declining-student-attendance-at-college-football-games-sweeps-the-nation/#ZxqJIJMtEoDV7hIq.99

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Fifty-six percent of the FBS schools reported fewer fans in 2012 than the previous season. Some of those dips were very minor, but others saw huge chunks of fans disappear. Eight BCS schools experienced attendance declines of 10 percent or greater from 2011: Kentucky (17 percent); Maryland (15 percent); Stanford (13 percent); and Cincinnati, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, North Carolina and Colorado (10 percent each). Five of the nation’s top 20 attendance leaders experienced noticeable declines, led by 5-percent drops at Penn State and Tennessee

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goatmilker
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They've gouged the fans, pushed them away, and taken away things they enjoy and now we have CBS calling us out on national tv. Good job, Joe. Good job.








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Antonio Moss
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re: This Tiger Stadium problem was years in the making (long)


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This is a issue across college football, you can claim that others schools don't have this issue and unless you've personally been to these games no one will believe you.


It's not just CFB, the NFL is having the same problem. Even though total popularity is increasing, attendance is down.

But LSU's problem is piped in music and corporations.







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tduecen
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Attendance is down EVERYWHERE because it is just easier to watch on the tv.... I can't understand why people can't comprehend this





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VetteGuy
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You make many valid points; ignore the comments from the office furniture.

It's a damn mess and many folks are fed up. You can't even get in the damn stadium in an organized manner. I've never seen so many empty RV spots and that's with a top notch product on the field.

Piss-poor traffic management by uninterested cops, no parking, streets blocked, the constant raisin of the prices...

Lots of empty seats today. I know they sold them all, but many folks choose not to come.

It's getting easier and easier to hey a ticket, even to big games.
You could've easily bought a ticket for face today.



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Pesticide
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I know what the problem is. I get there at 7:00 am to get a good tailgating spot. So I'm only functioning on about 4 hours sleep. Set up and sweat my arse off with little help. Wait until 10:00 until it starts to get a little exciting. Start cooking at 11:00 when friends finally show up because they can't leave their comfy house. No need to be in a hurry right, spot is reserved and waiting for you. Finally get to start having some fun. Only one decent game on tv to watch. Friends start texting and playing on Facebook. Eat. Break shite down at 1:00 pm. Now I'm freakin exhausted and sun roasted. Hike 1 mile to game avoiding hordes of people who could care less about a football game. Watch 1st half of game praying for a blowout. Get up 10-12 times becuase you need peanuts, coke, piss or fix your makeup. Halftime! Whew! Repeat last step. frick people hold your damn water and I'm about to punch you in your tits. 3rd quarter, no buzz and kidneys shutting down from lack of fluid in my body. Kids standing up behind me spilling coke in the crack of my ass. 4th quarter, looks like we're gonna win. I freaking in need a IV bag and Valium. Dumb arse women who are more concerned that they look pretty after the game, texting facebook status updates while blocking the ramps and dudes who are functioning on something more than alcohol. Old people who don't know where they are despite them going to games since 1952. I'm busting out as soon as possible so I can beat traffic, take a shower And sleep this misery off. frick you and have a nice day.


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ballscaster
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Another thing. Why is it one person's business what another person does with his football ticket and his time?





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MJM
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re: This Tiger Stadium problem was years in the making (long)


On those that have been trying to say that fans have always not shown/left early, bullshite!

I've been going to games for 30+ years and outside some of the terrible years in the 90's, fans have never ran for the exits in the 3rd quarter of SEC games.

Stop lying.






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VetteGuy
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re: This Tiger Stadium problem was years in the making (long)


Well, damn.





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go ta hell ole miss
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Takes money to compete in big time football today. I hate it, but it is the truth. No more roar from tiger stadium, but a lot of winning season. It's a trade off.





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supatigah
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re: This Tiger Stadium problem was years in the making (long)


This is the anti-capitalism thread





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OleWar
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I think the ease of buying and selling tickets over the internet has also impacted attendance. Twenty years ago, it took a good bit of effort to pick up tickets, sell them to someone else etc. I think numerous people now get their tickets easy and early. There are also numerous people who are trying to sell tickets and will let them go to waste rather then sell them at less then the value they were anticipating. Go check out stubhub now just to see the number of tickets for games this season on sale.





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JPinLondon
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re: This Tiger Stadium problem was years in the making (long)


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I know what the problem is. I get there at 7:00 am to get a good tailgating spot. So I'm only functioning on about 4 hours sleep. Set up and sweat my arse off with little help. Wait until 10:00 until it starts to get a little exciting. Start cooking at 11:00 when friends finally show up because they can't leave their comfy house. No need to be in a hurry right, spot is reserved and waiting for you. Finally get to start having some fun. Only one decent game on tv to watch.

This is me, from about 2001 to 2009. At which point, from sheer exhaustion, I quit being a "tailgate provider" and I basicaly joined the ranks of the "tailgate users"






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makinskrilla
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I'm glad I got to experience TS from 2001-2005 when TS still rocked.





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tduecen
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re: This Tiger Stadium problem was years in the making (long)


And not every game was on TV, we didn't have espn2, espnU, fxsports, etc





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supatigah
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re: This Tiger Stadium problem was years in the making (long)


Looked like a lot of people went in, suffered heat stroke and left to watch it in the shade outside the stadium





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