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Old 03-08-2018, 07:00 PM   #21
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Supply and demand is a pretty easy concept to learn. There were plenty of empty seats last year, so that means there is too much supply and not enough demand. The reaction to that should be to lower prices in order to get more people in. Then you will at least get more money from food, parking and souvenir sales. Attendance will go down with this increase.
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We need bag men to get good players not this crap. Does someone know how we are 10th in revenue in the SEC? How much do other teams pay for tickets? To me, this is Tanner being a greedy bastard we donít need more facilities we need more wins.
UGA went up from $300 a season ticket to $465 then you have to add in the donation between $250-$600 a seat
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Supply and demand is a pretty easy concept to learn. There were plenty of empty seats last year, so that means there is too much supply and not enough demand. The reaction to that should be to lower prices in order to get more people in. Then you will at least get more money from food, parking and souvenir sales. Attendance will go down with this increase.
Unless we start winning again. Remember during the 11-win seasons when we were undefeated at home every year, and pretty much sold every game out? People said the same thing with what Hyman did with the YES plan: If we start winning like that again, then selling those seats won't be a problem....
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My tickets are through tuition, so it won't change anything for me. Sadly, that will only last for 1-2 more seasons.

But if I was a normal paying customer (not a top 3% GCC member), I'd be kinda mad. Especially since the "common areas" aren't touched, but all the money go towards the areas for the top 3%.

Econ wasn't my best class, but I do remember the basics of supply and demand. There were a fair amount of empty seats for most games last year. I think this is a result of that.

I understand all of this from an administrative point of view, but as a fan it's annoying.

All that being said, start winning 10+ games every again, and this (probably) won't be an issue.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:17 PM   #25
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My tickets are through tuition, so it won't change anything for me. Sadly, that will only last for 1-2 more seasons.

But if I was a normal paying customer (not a top 3% GCC member), I'd be kinda mad. Especially since the "common areas" aren't touched, but all the money go towards the areas for the top 3%. Then they throw this curveball.

I've taken classes on this, so I understand it from an administrative point of view, but as a fan it's annoying.

All that being said, start winning 10+ games every again, and this (probably) won't be an issue.
That's the part that gets me. Last year we paid higher a seat tax now this year we get a higher ticket price. I get that we need to keep up, but at the same time, we are paying more, getting less parking and not getting any immediate benefits. As another poster mentioned, I have to pay an extra $40 a seat to get seat backs so the gargantuan next to me doesn't take over my whole spot, we won't get into the state of the lower east bathrooms....
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Two things about this bug me. One is the way our school is spending its money. The most visible spending is the Taj Mahal football operations palace we’re building. It’s for the staff and the team to enjoy and good for recruiting, but has nothing to do with the game day experience for fans. They haven’t done squat for the fans, or at least the non-luxury suite masses.

Then there’s the issue of losing the tax deduction for club dues. Tickets were never deductible but the new law is going to have the net effect of a huge increase, and they haven’t announced their plan but does anyone expect a corresponding decrease? Not me.
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...,we won't get into the state of the lower east bathrooms....

Ahh. The olí pee wall. I remember it well.
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Ahh. The olí pee wall. I remember it well.
The west side had horrible bathroom issues last year as well. Bathrooms leaking, let me correct that, pouring drainage from the upper deck onto the mid level concourse because they had backed up and were unflushable. AND that the first instance of it was at the KY game which was a HUGE recruiting weekend and a miserable facilities Ďfailí. School and AD must be sure that is fixed forever. The fact it even happened once is bush league and unacceptable. I mean címon man! Put some money into WB.
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This is going to go over about as well as a loud smelly fart on a crowded elevator.
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:00 AM   #31
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Two things about this bug me. One is the way our school is spending its money. The most visible spending is the Taj Mahal football operations palace weíre building. Itís for the staff and the team to enjoy and good for recruiting, but has nothing to do with the game day experience for fans. They havenít done squat for the fans, or at least the non-luxury suite masses.

Then thereís the issue of losing the tax deduction for club dues. Tickets were never deductible but the new law is going to have the net effect of a huge increase, and they havenít announced their plan but does anyone expect a corresponding decrease? Not me.
They have done a TON to increase gameday experience for the fan. Look at all of the new upgrades around the stadium.

The tax deduction has nothing to do with Tanner or USC at all. They didn't implement it. So, consider that the next time you vote.
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Unless we start winning again. Remember during the 11-win seasons when we were undefeated at home every year, and pretty much sold every game out? People said the same thing with what Hyman did with the YES plan: If we start winning like that again, then selling those seats won't be a problem....
But shouldn't the winning come first, not the price increase? There were already bunches of empty seats last year, this will only cause more seats to go empty. Win first, which will create demand, then charge more.
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They have done a TON to increase gameday experience for the fan. Look at all of the new upgrades around the stadium.

The tax deduction has nothing to do with Tanner or USC at all. They didn't implement it. So, consider that the next time you vote.
Maybe Tanner had nothing to do with the tax deduction, but in the past 2 months I've gotten my deduction note for this year taxes, followed by a reminder that I'll never be able to do that again, and then an email telling me the ticket prices were going up--and to try to justify it by telling me how much success we've had and how the tickets are middle of the road in the SEC and the University is one of only 20 that is self-sufficient.

It's just tone death and bad timing. This needed to be correlated with a change in the way the donations are handled or counted. Maybe with more ticket packages than just season tickets or a minipack in the nose bleeds.

I will say, in Tanner's defense, that this probably needed to be done at some point. And I like this much better than the backhanded 'seat fee' or 'seating tax' or whatever, but just wait one year for me to see how my taxes look without the deduction.

And I live in Lexington SC, my vote is drowned out.
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And I live in Lexington SC....
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They have done a TON to increase gameday experience for the fan. Look at all of the new upgrades around the stadium. .
It's great outside, I don't think anybody is questioning that. The issue some people have, myself included, is when do we see some of this money improving the experience inside the stadium for the average fans who don't have box seats?
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It's great outside, I don't think anybody is questioning that. The issue some people have, myself included, is when do we see some of this money improving the experience inside the stadium for the average fans who don't have box seats?
This. And don't get me started on the Aramark deal. Prices increased but you get less food and options.
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So I'll be the one that doesn't complain.

Not bothered by this raise at all.
right?

"OMG WE NEED BETTER FACILITIES WE NEED TO PAY OUR COACHES... I'M TIRED OF LOSING RECRUITS TO CLEMSON OMG"

*mad about $7 dollar raise in ticket price lol*

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right?

"OMG WE NEED BETTER FACILITIES WE NEED TO PAY OUR COACHES... I'M TIRED OF LOSING RECRUITS TO CLEMSON OMG"

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If you like paying more, good on you, I don't.

Which section do you have seats in? Just curious.

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Of course you don't like paying more. No one likes paying more. That's silly. And it sounds very silly complaining about a reasonable increase in the price of tickets.

It's not like they doubled the price. Also, if you don't like the price of tickets then you shouldn't buy them. No one is forcing you.

IMO, they shouldn't have said anything. Just up the price and move on. Most people wouldn't have noticed. You don't get a big announcement when Bi Lo raises the price of milk 50 cents.
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Of course you don't like paying more. No one likes paying more. That's silly. And it sounds very silly complaining about a reasonable increase in the price of tickets.

It's not like they doubled the price. Also, if you don't like the price of tickets then you shouldn't buy them. No one is forcing you.
Raising ticket prices the same year you screw everybody over with parking is not a good move, just my opinion.

Raising the ticket prices when you can't even sell out half of the upper deck is not a good decision, again just my opinion.

The lower east bathrooms are disgusting, not opinion, fact.

I would have no problem with the increase if it was going to fixing the bathrooms or getting better concessions.
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