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Old 10-11-2018, 11:53 AM   #21
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This is a horrendous excuse. Shuttles run constantly from parking areas on campus.
I agree that it is a horrible excuse for a die hard fan, but I will tell you another thing, it is a real factor.



I know people who have tailgate spaces and buy their tickets from other people or online for the games that they want to attend. When their tailgate space is not available, they simply put this on their calendar as game they will not tailgate and not attend.


So, from a business perspective and from working towards maximizing fulfillment of the stadium, the school should do everything they can to work the schedule where the fair is in town during away games.


Horrible excuse or not, it is real, I know this for a fact!
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:52 PM   #22
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There is nothing worse than a bunch of fair weather fans...

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The issue is there is not 80,000 die hard fans willing to put up with the extra traffic and pay for tickets.

If you are a casual fan, this is not an ideal game to go to. Call them fair weather fans or whatever, but its just a reality.

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Old 10-11-2018, 12:56 PM   #23
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I agree that it is a horrible excuse for a die hard fan, but I will tell you another thing, it is a real factor.



I know people who have tailgate spaces and buy their tickets from other people or online for the games that they want to attend. When their tailgate space is not available, they simply put this on their calendar as game they will not tailgate and not attend.


So, from a business perspective and from working towards maximizing fulfillment of the stadium, the school should do everything they can to work the schedule where the fair is in town during away games.


Horrible excuse or not, it is real, I know this for a fact!
Well said. Like it or not, it plays a factor in people choosing to go to the game or not. Just like the the hot weather effects peoples choice to attend/stay at games.

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Old 10-12-2018, 01:57 AM   #24
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Come on, guys, it's fun having a game during the fair and instead of tailgating, you can have fair food.
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From recent memory, we usually have a bye week for one of the fair weeks, if the school was more consistent about scheduling an away game for the other week it would work fine. That being said, I am sure there is a lot more that goes into the process.
I think the Conference is part of that calculus as well. NC State has a similar situation with the NC State Fair (shared parking lot).
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I can't go because the wife is sick, but in the past I've parked at the fairgrounds, took my grandson to the fair, and then went to the game. But this was always for later games. I guess you could reverse the order.
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:21 AM   #27
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I think the Conference is part of that calculus as well. NC State has a similar situation with the NC State Fair (shared parking lot).

Yes - The SEC sets the conference schedule. And they probably couldn't care less who has a fair or other concurring activity near stadiums.
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:04 AM   #28
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The Fair is in town. People won't show because they don't have parking this week, and they aren't going to fight the extra traffic.
I wonder if people thinking about going to the fair think, "There's a home Carolina game today, I don't wanna fight that traffic."

You would think it would affect fair attendance more than game attendance since its open every day.
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:13 AM   #29
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I’ll be there. Can’t wait. Hitting the road soon.
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:35 AM   #30
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Do they reverse lanes after the game when the fair is in town? I don't remember if they do or not. Just curious. We will be there either way.
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:47 AM   #31
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Any alternate parking suggestions for good tailgating? I have always used the fair grounds.

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Old 10-12-2018, 12:18 PM   #32
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Do they reverse lanes after the game when the fair is in town? I don't remember if they do or not. Just curious. We will be there either way.
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:23 PM   #33
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Do they reverse lanes after the game when the fair is in town? I don't remember if they do or not. Just curious. We will be there either way.
They ought to reverse the fair and put it somewhere else.
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The issue is there is not 80,000 die hard fans willing to put up with the extra traffic and pay for tickets.

If you are a casual fan, this is not an ideal game to go to. Call them fair weather fans or whatever, but its just a reality.

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It's not just the GCC Fairgrounds parking that is displaced and trying to find alternate parking. It's also the parking that the State Fair Association sells within the Fair gates that is displaced too. That's a lot of cars looking for other parking.
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It's going to be down.


No idea why it worked out like this for the season, but we need a Vanderbilt or Marshall game in the fair weekend.


What really sucks is how important this game is for the narrative of the season, Jake in particular, and honestly the future of Muschamp and McClendon.
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Yes - The SEC sets the conference schedule. And they probably couldn't care less who has a fair or other concurring activity near stadiums.
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:40 PM   #37
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a game that could potentially turn our season around and springboard the program
I mean...Go Cocks and all but slow down there skippy. I'll be faithfully watching from my couch.
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When I went every year I enjoyed the tailgating BUT I wasn't there to tailgate I was there to watch a football game...the tailgating I was ready to get over with and get up to my seats way ahead of time! Never wanted to miss pregame at all. That's the fun of it!
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You can certainly blame the kickoff times and the heat for some of this but the home games this season have been very poorly attended. Even UGA only had about 50-60% butts in seats in the upper deck endzone sections at kickoff and last week was underwhelming to say the least. And thatís before the heavens opened. No excuses this weekend. Weather looks PERFECT. Sunshine and highs in the mid 70ís. Weíre playing a team we havenít beaten yet in a game that could potentially turn our season around and springboard the program. If you have the ability to be in Williams-Brice on Saturday get your butt in your seat before kickoff. Letís show A&M what a real home field advantage is! Go Cocks

Ya it amazes me what passes for a "fan" these days. Fan is short for Fanatic i.e. hardcore/intense supporter. Most people whining about why they can't make it are more like casual interested parties. That's all fine and well if coming to the game isn't important to you but that doesn't really qualify as a fan.



I get people have issues that come up in life, illness, finances and etc but just because you have to work a little bit to find parking is a weak excuse not to come support the team in person.
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