Living in central OH during the 90's, it was amazing then, too, how vibrant the secondary market was. IIRC, recent alums at that time were allotted ticket opportunities for exactly ONE game per season, not of their choosing. Yikes! Full season ticket packages were doled out only to the big dollar donors of the day. Don't knowif that's changed since or not.
Ohio State: Major ticket price increase for "premium" games
in the Big House to spoil the virtue of college football (which is somehow okay at Crisler and Yost). Seriously how much revenue could be generated with tastefully executed ad revenue?
Brandon probably would raise ticket prices the same amount though because until people say "no thanks" we will get increases to stay "competitive".
"Seriously how much revenue could be generated with tastefully executed ad revenue?"
You mean like a giant red Arby's logo all over the Big Chill signs/merchandise? I don't necessarily disagree with your point, I just have zero faith that's how it would be executed, and so I'll take the no advertising rule for as long as I can.
It's not like Gordon Gee's million dollar salary needed more scrutiny, is it?
Asking their fans to choose between trailer mortgage payments and tickets is too much. I bet Ramzy "he who can type" among them will have something to say about his until he cows to the meme that such costs must be accepted.
that's been laying the golden eggs all these decades, and they're squeezing harder and harder in an effort to get it to lay bigger eggs. Eventually that goose is going to expire from a crushed trachea and interrupted blood flow to the brain.
Is it a leftover anti-Art Modell graphic?
paying a bunch for good games and cutting back on the delaware state games. Whenever I need to get rid of a ticket to one of those people are in shock at the face value ticket prices....
I don't think this matters too much at all, and is just a silly shell game of moving the dollars around, from the perspective of the school. OSU (and UM) attendance is dominated by season ticket holders. As a season ticket holder, I look at how much TOTAL I pay for the season ticket, and decide for myself if it is worth it to pay that much. The "face value" written on the ticket is not what I paid for it: I get a discount to that price, but then pay my PSD on top of it. The Face Value only serves me one purpose - as a starting point if I want to try and sell it to someone else. I assume OSU season ticket holders are similar.
If you buy individual game tickets to the premium games from the ticket office, this could affect you, but how many people are able to do that? You at least have to buy one of the mini-pack things, and you can then look at it the same way as a season ticket holder, looking at the total cost.
If you are NOT buying tickets from the ticket offices, you are just subject to the secondary market demand. And I don't think this changes that at all.
This WILL be a big impact to UM fans that buy the away tickets through the ticket office. Currently, for big games, those face value tickets are relatively cheap compared to the secondary market - but you get crappy seats in the visitor section. With this change it might be worh it to pay full secondary market prices and get a better seat.
People over profit!
Actually, if the plan all along is to increase 'premium' game tickets significantly and then also reduce the crappy non-conference games, that's a bearable tradeoff.
More games on t.v. = http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/eye-on-college-football/21...
I know what it's like paying a fortune for a 'premium' game. 'Under the Lights' on the secondary market was refuckingdiculous. I still paid for the tickets. Fans will still pay to watch their teams. They may see a slight decrease in attendance for 'premium' games, but it won't be enough that they lose money over the long run.
But I also see more fans giving up the game day experience to sit in their own home to watch the games.
Just wait until UTL v2.0 for cost.
They should! This year the games COUNT!
Im cool with low 100's it weeds out the half ass fans. But im not ok with 200 a pc face value. Thats just going to drive stubhub prices and then this becomes one large merry go round. After moving 7 hrs away as opposed to 1.5 i am selective about games taken in anyway. Bama was fun but i only went because it was well... Bama. After that it was only the staee game. My point is that if i only go to the premium games, it will soon be as expensive as an entire season.
Ugh. Vulture culture.
The price of the tickets for the opposing teams fans. Then we wouldn't have to see any red in the stands at the last game in November.
other teams would do it to us. Away games are expensive enough. Plus those fans are spending there money up here. Which is a good thing.
Maybe they'll figure out that quality opponents bring in more revenue, and well stop getting crapy home schedules like last season.
(If they fix nothing else in the division reshuffle, they somehow need to fix our home and away strength of schedule rotation.)