This concept of people being able to do what they want with tickets they own is just so radical. Going to have to think on this some more. Kinda glad I am not going to the game since I won't have to risk being judged on my personal ticket management behavior.
I think a lot of these scalpers are buying season ticket packages now. I know last year we never had the same people around us in Sec 239 Hilton (cheap seats) , even though the section's season tickets were sold out. Kind of makes me mad, as you can try to move down in your section each year you renew tickets, but in 4 years it has never worked due to everyone "renewing".
Who sells their tickets to these guys? They can't be paying very much or it wouldn't be worth their while to be there. Do season ticket holders not recognize that these guys are making lots of money selling to fans of the visiting team and gouging Iowa State fans? I suspect that they may buy some season tickets themselves and sell those, but I'm particularly concerned about Iowa State fans "giving" away their extra tickets to these guys in the parking lot as if they were Cyclone fans.
They're at the MBB games also...we mess with them every game. We have 3 tickets & if we don't have a friend using the third, we watch for families talking to these guys. Usually they just need one or two for little kids. We give them our extra ticket right in front of the scalper. Soooooo very satisfying!
If you know people at your tailgate that need tickets go outside the east or south gate or on the street just north of the stadium. I have tried to sell or give away tickets several times over the last 3 or 4 years without alot of success. I would love to sell them to ISU fans or give them to an ISU family.
I personally know three of the scalpers. One of them has been doing this since we were old enough to drive to Ames for basketball games almost 25 years. Over the years you do develop relationships with people and that's where most of the good tickets come from. Yes you can make some pretty good coin and yes the ones I know are huge Cyclone fans if that makes you feel any better.
Oh great. Way to humanize these guys and ruin my rant.
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