Maybe they should consider removing the student package option where football and basketball tickets are sold as one package.Let the students who actually want to be at these games make the effort to purchase a basketball ticket separately.
BTW, this stat is not surprising at all to me. There are a lot of seats in the balcony section, and it is empty every game. Even the Iowa and Kansas game filled less than 1/3 of the balcony section. It was disheartening to see when the rest of the arena was packed.
there were also a lot of $99 tickets sold to students so those students could be making the student section look better.
Keep in mind that there are many I'm sure like me that bought the $99 season tickets and sit down below since we are "in" CA.
I think several things need to happen 1. free and easy way to transfer tickets 2. unbundle from football (I'm sure many get the football bundle and just go to football since it's "what you do"3. get rid of the CA shirt requirement (if you want to be in CA for the perks and such go on ahead but don't require a shirt, there are already many ways around getting in there without a shirt)
I'm not arguing that football is a more appealing total package, I'm just saying that when you look at it as a straight time commitment these crys of homework and midterms ring a little untrue. Even in a week when we had two home games it's a 6-7 hour time commitment at most for the week. That is about the same amount of time I would guess most students spend tailgating and going to games on a football week. If students really wanted to be there, 10 minutes of planning your study time a little bit would make it work the majority of the time.
They clearly do not have a problem selling student season tickets. What can be done to incentivize attendance?
1. Cyclone Alley needs to be smaller and reserved for the students who want to be there every game. That is premium seating. Students who attend the game at a rate of 85% or more could be entered into a drawing for a pair of premium season football and basketball tickets the next year or something (a semester of free tuition?) You want to come up with a structure that encourages participation since those tickets are not as easily transferrable. Make CA more exclusive, and give them the potential for something of value if they follow through--since those tickets will not be transferrable.
2. The larger portion of student tickets should be general admission and transferrable. The Athletic Department could easily set up a ticket swap site with transactions for $2 to other students, enough to administer the site. The transaction would disallow one previously purchased general admission game pass in return for a single game pass using the same system already being employed to record student season tickets. It shouldn't be hard to administer. That alone would allow more people through the door. No t-shirts or other nonsense would be required of these seating areas.
AD can't allow students to transfer tickets for general admission to others. By doing that, you screw yourself on ticket sales (which are going at $25 each for side seats and $15 for upper corner seats).
Didnt know that bb and fb were coupled together. I think that would be a good first step.
It's sad to see arena circle/parquet part of student section not being full.
JP needs to oversell student tickets.