posted in the wrong place. sorry.
further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
posted in the wrong place. sorry.
Where are all of the StubHub tickets that are being sold coming from? Did the Sugar Bowl sell them cheap to Brokers who can still make a profit reselling them for $40 on StubHub?
Why don't the Universities write it in their contracts that the bowl is not allowed to sell its own tickets for less than what it charges the Universities for similar tickets?
Otherwise, why would anyone ever buy tickets from a University? Just wait for StubHub / Brokers to dump their below-University cost tickets.
Brokers speculate, in this case they are getting their ass handed to them.
I'm guessing they're cheap because there's no SEC team. I bet SEC people bought tickets thinking an SEC team would be playing and people would make the 2-5 hour drive, and then they could sell their tickets for jacked up prices. But since it's Michigan and VT, nobody local really wants to go that bad, and are just trying to get rid of their tickets.
your anger might be a bit misplaced. Stubhub is just a ticket market, there isn't some guy named Mr. Stubhub who sits behind a computer and controls the prices. If people really wanted to go to the game, they'd pay a lot. In this case, people don't really want to go that much, so tickets aren't that expensive.
This is good news for fans who are price-sensitive and couldn't afford the much steeper tickets that the school charged. Now some hardcore fans on a tight budget are able to go, thanks to Stubhub. All hail Mr. Stubhub!
hype it up a little [and I have just compared Brian Kelly to an exploding tomato], so what's next?
OCCUPY STUB HUB!!!!!
How would that work??
So what % of tickets of those allotted would Michigan theoretically have to sell in order to break even? Anybody have an idea if 86% will cover expenses?
The problem isn't StubHub. StubHub is a great way for buyers and sellers to get together and sell tickets at a market price. The problem with the bowls is that THEY screw over the schools by forcing them to buy tickets at an inflated price and bear the risk that not all the tickets will sell.
I agree its the bowl games fault. stub hub is a great resource, I went to half of the games this year and saved a ton off of buying tickets from them for games like Illinois and Northwestern. Also, I am sure I would have had to pay more for tickets to the Iowa game if I would have had to buy them from a scalper. I'm not a major university, I am a consumer and the best deal works for me. Now if I could just get a better deal on flying to New Orleans.
Something strange is going on with the Illinois basketball game. The game is nearly sold out, only singles remaining, and the stubhub prices are already getting out of hand. I fear an Illinois takeover is imminent, as of the non-restricted games(read MSU and OSU) Penn State(opener) and Illinois are the only ones currently approaching a sellout.
On a slightly unrelated note: TicketCity is usually a little cheaper
This really got me worked up too. I bought tickets through Michigan, thinking that the StubHub price would be double face value, only to find I could have got a BETTER ticket for a fifth of the price. I guess we're the idiots here.
I wonder if the Super Dome hosting 3 bowl games including the home state LSU Tigers has helped reduce the demand of the local population for the Sugar Bowl.
I also bought from the University. I feel stupid for wasting money, I am only mad at myself.
If - more generally - you're angry because we're not selling out, then blame the bowl system for negotiating a deal to put BCS bowls on week nights. It is probably a better financial deal and very logical/rational (ignoring whose pockets the money eventually winds up in) to do this, because the increased TV ad revenues from having one featured game per night outweighs having to sell tickets on the cheap.
Way more people would be going if they had not already taken the week prior (from Christmas to New Years) off of work.