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Old 05-22-2014, 07:25 PM   #61
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Yeah because the few luxury box fans deserve so much. How about the other real fans that don't force thousands of dollars down the University's throat. Pretty sure that noise the opposing team hears doesn't come from the box.
Pretty sure that a lot of the money that is generated from the football games comes from those boxes and the fans inside them.
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Sounds like UK is shrinking seat quantity for quality..

Construction will begin after this season ends and is projected to be complete in time for the start of the 2015 season.

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■ A reduced capacity from 67,000 to 61,000. The goal is to create better seats, not more seats, officials said.

"We've got to create an environment that's fun for people to want to come," Barnhart said. "And I think this is the right size for us. And if there's someone else in 15 years that disagrees with what the old guy did, then so be it. But for now, I think this is the right size for Kentucky."

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/11/25/2...#storylink=cpy
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They are shrinking but last year they put out sketches of their stadium if they decided to expand.
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I wish I had the opportunity to get to more games. But I can certainly see why people might rather watch the games in the comfort of their living room with AC and a high Def TV. Not to mention by the time you buy tickets, parking and potentially tailgate it's an expensive day. I would love to pack 90,000 plus every game but unless the economy improves or parking and tickets go down in price many folks can't afford it.

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I wish I had the opportunity to get to more games. But I can certainly see why people might rather watch the games in the comfort of their living room with AC and a high Def TV. Not to mention by the time you buy tickets, parking and potentially tailgate it's an expensive day. I would love to pack 90,000 plus every game but unless the economy improves or parking and tickets go down in price many folks can't afford it.

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Ummm or Beast Board is better than any TV you find in a home.
While not as big, my tv has a great picture, (including picture in picture) surround sound, a convenient bathroom, and the fridge is a staircase away. I will however, say my couch is much more comfortable than the seats in WB. If I lived even remotely close to sc I would love to go to games, but my point was for people on a budget or who can't spare a whole Saturday the tv is a much better option.

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Yeah because the few luxury box fans deserve so much. How about the other real fans that don't force thousands of dollars down the University's throat. Pretty sure that noise the opposing team hears doesn't come from the box.

"Real fans". You mean the guys who spend $40 a ticket and bitch about it. How about the people who spend $50,000 for a suite each season? Let's see, Jim Bob who spends $40 for one ticket and only sets foot on "campus" for that game or the guy who spent 4-8 years on campus paying tuition, donates to the academic side of the school, and drops $50k a year for a suite for he and his family. I wonder which one is the "real" fan?
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Ummm or Beast Board is better than any TV you find in a home.
Horrible grammar/spelling aside, please explain to me why I'd pay at bare minimum $40 to come to the stadium just to watch the game on the scoreboard?
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Horrible grammar/spelling aside, please explain to me why I'd pay at bare minimum $40 to come to the stadium just to watch the game on the scoreboard?

What are you worried about granger for? It's not a scoreboard & please never come to another USC game again.
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those of you in the know... Is it truth or myth we sold out all the home games during the 1-21??
Definitely a myth.
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The BOT and the Athletic Dept will never think of expansion unless we start selling even more season tickets. We did really well selling out all the home games last year, but around 15K of those tickets were single game tickets.

There was a thread on here a while back that broke down the numbers of season tickets we've sold, so don't hold me to the exact numbers.

Our stadium has 80,250 seats, we sold around 60K Season tickets last year, we have to have around 7,500 tickets for away teams and the rest are sold as single game tickets or in packages. I think that we'll have to start selling more than 70K Season Tickets, in order for the BOT and AD to think that adding seats is a profitable idea, also they'll be wondering if it would be better to add more luxury seating that they could charge a higher per seat price for (and take away some of the existing bleacher seating to do so.)

What they don't want to do is fork $40Million over for a stadium expansion and then in 4 years struggle to even sell out a division game. It will take more than just 1 year of 70K season tickets sold to get this done. The goal isn't to have a huge ass stadium, the goal is to fit the stadium to the market demands.
We don't have 70,000 season tickets to sell - over 15,000-18,000 are taken up by student seats and visitors' tickets.
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I don't see any stadiums expanding. Maybe adding more luxury seating to replace other seating.
This is now being discussed to remove 2-3 thousand seats and replace them with luxury boxes.
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This is now being discussed to remove 2-3 thousand seats and replace them with luxury boxes.
That idea is pretty stupid. Lets remove the noise that helps us win games.
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That idea is pretty stupid. Lets remove the noise that helps us win games.
Luxury seating is where the money is at these days.

Its part of the reason that ATL is replacing the Georgia Dome. It was built before luxury seats were a big thing and the way it was designed they didn't really have room to add them (Arthur Blank and ATL also want a Super Bowl, but I digress)
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Luxury seating is where the money is at these days.

Its part of the reason that ATL is replacing the Georgia Dome. It was built before luxury seats were a big thing and the way it was designed they didn't really have room to add them (Arthur Blank and ATL also want a Super Bowl, but I digress)
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Do you think that they (AD) would be better off selling a few luxury boxes or upgrading the seating and selling 10,000 more tickets for around 40 bucks a pop?

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The next "expansion" to Williams-Brice will be to add more luxury seating. The obvious area would be the east side. There is currently alot of demand. USC has fell behind and needs to make this a priority. The only SEC school with fewer luxury seating areas is Vandy (with none). Like it or not, there is some serious money to be made for the University.
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The next "expansion" to Williams-Brice will be to add more luxury seating. The obvious area would be the east side. There is currently alot of demand. USC has fell behind and needs to make this a priority. The only SEC school with fewer luxury seating areas is Vandy (with none). Like it or not, there is some serious money to be made for the University.
exactly right....losing some seats to gain boxes is not going to diminish how loud it gets in WB......this is going to get done in the next 3-4 years......it's a net gain of a few million $$$$ for Carolina each year. This will help get you those new restrooms everyone's been wanting for years.
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exactly right....losing some seats to gain boxes is not going to diminish how loud it gets in WB......this is going to get done in the next 3-4 years......it's a net gain of a few million $$$$ for Carolina each year. This will help get you those new restrooms everyone's been wanting for years.
The only way I can ever see this even remotely being approved is if they replace the seats they remove with more seats at the time of renovation for the boxes.
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That idea is pretty stupid. Lets remove the noise that helps us win games.
More luxury boxes means more $$$$....
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