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Old 05-26-2014, 09:32 PM   #101
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We were sold out before equitable seating(which is not equitable). A lot of people got out of the Gamecock Club back then. They have made up for the loss of the season tickets with that and the price increases, but they have not gotten the seats filled back up yet. Even when it is stated to being sold out, there are always a few thousand empty seats.

And that's usually because of visiting fans, not our own. If our opponent sucks and is far away/has a small fanbase, then they simply aren't going to show up. Nothing we can really do about that as fans.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:23 AM   #102
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There were some games last season where we had some empty seats...but the seats were sold the people just didn't show up...attendance is secondary to the seats being sold...and we sold out every game last season.

I don't believe we should be expanding W-B in the next year or two, but we should be exploring how to do it the best way now so that we aren't rushed when the time does come which I don't believe is far off. And yes, the beast board was designed to be adapted when the expansion in the north endzone does happen so that isn't a concern...nor should it be.

The thing to consider is when it will be consistently profitable for us to expand. I don't want a stadium with only luxury suites...but, we are going to have more and more of them b/c of the money they generate. I am thinking that we may (and should see) renovations/improvements in the E,S, and N lowers beneath the seating...concessions and restrooms...but we'll never see renovations in the seating there. (we can thank that POS Holderman for ruining that for us...) And we should see more concession decking for the people in the East Upper, this will be expensive but the people in that deck deserve better (and again, thank that POS Holderman for that). Closing in the gaps on each end of the West lower should happen but may not be worth it from a money standpoint now.
I think they already have all the plans on how they want to expand.....
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And that's usually because of visiting fans, not our own. If our opponent sucks and is far away/has a small fanbase, then they simply aren't going to show up. Nothing we can really do about that as fans.
if visiting fans don't use their allotment, they turn them back into the school and the school tries to sell them....
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if visiting fans don't use their allotment, they turn them back into the school and the school tries to sell them....
And most of those tickets aren't given back until 2-3 days before the game. If you don't live in Columbia, then that's a serious investment on a couple of days notice to get to the game.
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Texas A&M has ridiculous money and is basically building a whole new football stadium (we don't have that kind of $)

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To talk about the kind of ridiculous money Texas A&M has, I read somewhere that our endowment is around $250 million whereas aTm's endowment is in the 6 BILLION dollar mark.

Holy hell.

As for expansion, since the stadium can never be renamed, I can't imagine many would pony up massive donations to fund the expansion.
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To talk about the kind of ridiculous money Texas A&M has, I read somewhere that our endowment is around $250 million whereas aTm's endowment is in the 6 BILLION dollar mark.

Holy hell.

As for expansion, since the stadium can never be renamed, I can't imagine many would pony up massive donations to fund the expansion.
actually I think our endowment is between 600-800 million, but nowhere close to A&M.
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Like many of you, I would rather see improvements to the stadium, such as larger bathrooms and concessions and better aesthetics around the outside of the stadium, although the second part has been approved and will look absolutely spectacular once it's completed.

Truthfully, I see no need to expand. 80,250+ works just fine, as evidenced by 18 straight home wins.
my only thing is if we can get the 18 straight wins at home with the 80,250...then how many more straight home wins can an extra 9000 rabid Gamecocks help produce?
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:21 AM   #108
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actually I think our endowment is between 600-800 million, but nowhere close to A&M.
We rank # 142 in endowments a&m ranks # 9

but we are one of the best managed endowments out there..






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We rank # 142 in endowments a&m ranks # 9

but we are one of the best managed endowments out there..






http://chronicle.com/article/CollegeUniversity/136933

At least we're #2 in the state of SC in total. Go Furman!
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:32 AM   #111
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Probably why A&M got our AD. They needed someone who could manage the crazy amounts of money they're getting.

A Texas-based university in the SEC is a match-made in heaven.
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Old 07-17-2014, 01:08 PM   #112
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Probably why A&M got our AD. They needed someone who could manage the crazy amounts of money they're getting.

A Texas-based university in the SEC is a match-made in heaven.
i guess i didnt think about that. i bet Eric Hyman is loving life down there right now, he says he wants something done and the money will be provided for it...thats got to be an easy job
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Old 07-17-2014, 01:50 PM   #113
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We need to increase premium seating. Seats in the Zone were increased I think by $ 350 each. We have more people trying to get premium seating than spots available. I've tried to increase my 3 Zone seats to 4 for 3 years now with no luck. Being a silver spur just doesn't cut it these days.
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:00 PM   #114
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We need to increase premium seating. Seats in the Zone were increased I think by $ 350 each. We have more people trying to get premium seating than spots available. I've tried to increase my 3 Zone seats to 4 for 3 years now with no luck. Being a silver spur just doesn't cut it these days.
Where do you propose we do this at?
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A&M, MSU, and Missouri are all expanding.

We don't need to at the moment. Can't fill what we have. All the North Endzone plans went out the window with the new scoreboard.
The surrounding area we are sprucing up is the most important. Inside the stadium is already nice. Just need more banners.
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To talk about the kind of ridiculous money Texas A&M has, I read somewhere that our endowment is around $250 million whereas aTm's endowment is in the 6 BILLION dollar mark.

Holy hell.

As for expansion, since the stadium can never be renamed, I can't imagine many would pony up massive donations to fund the expansion.
the athletic dept people have to laugh out loud at their own fanbase. they play a horrible ooc schedule every year, have a 6 game home schedule, and have to go to Arlington every year to see them play Arkansas. here is their schedule..

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now that sucks..but they seat the most and will have the nicest stadium...good deal for them...not
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the athletic dept people have to laugh out loud at their own fanbase. they play a horrible ooc schedule every year, have a 6 game home schedule, and have to go to Arlington every year to see them play Arkansas. here is their schedule..

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now that sucks..but they seat the most and will have the nicest stadium...good deal for them...not
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i dont see why we cant get more premium seating, which would take away some seats, but then also add the lost seats elsewhere. i honestly think that they would make their money back on the tickets, especially with the new proposed surrounding area. make it more family friendly so that more familes will come out and then add the extra seating so that more families can enjoy the game as well as the surround areas.
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Probably why A&M got our AD. They needed someone who could manage the crazy amounts of money they're getting.

A Texas-based university in the SEC is a match-made in heaven.
The AD has absolutely nothing to do with managing the endowment.
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Where do you propose we do this at?
The east side.....we will remove a couple thousand seats and replace them with boxes.....huge revenue increase for us.....we are one of the worst in the SEC for luxury boxes. I think we are close to having the plans.......probably 3 years out.
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