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Butts in the Seats 2018 edition

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They have a couple of ticket sheds at Fallon Field they wont be using for two years

Good point. As a season ticket holder with a parking pass, I didn't have to deal with the ticket lines, but I have heard lots of complaints about how to navigate your way into the arena when there is a line of people buying tickets, and how slow the ticket lines move.

 

I think back to attendance this year, and I'm reminded about how empty the arena looked during the intro video and starting lineups, then how much the place seemed to fill by the first media time out. Yes, fans have been late arriving, but getting them in the door before the show starts and that video played should be a priority. It's a little thing, but it added to the fan experience.

 

Make an efficient ticket line that doesn't block the entrance and gets people in quickly.

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They have a couple of ticket sheds at Fallon Field they wont be using for two years

Good point. As a season ticket holder with a parking pass, I didn't have to deal with the ticket lines, but I have heard lots of complaints about how to navigate your way into the arena when there is a line of people buying tickets, and how slow the ticket lines move.

 

To give credit, the shuttle buses from the Dutch Lot seem to be a good idea as people use them. One of the downsides is when they arrive, a big group of people arrive at the ticket booth all at once. It would be awesome if they could have someone selling tickets on the bus with a portable device. Not sure how feasible that is. Not sure why they couldn't also sell tickets in the old gym to clear some of the congestion.

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They have a couple of ticket sheds at Fallon Field they wont be using for two years

Good point. As a season ticket holder with a parking pass, I didn't have to deal with the ticket lines, but I have heard lots of complaints about how to navigate your way into the arena when there is a line of people buying tickets, and how slow the ticket lines move.

 

To give credit, the shuttle buses from the Dutch Lot seem to be a good idea as people use them. One of the downsides is when they arrive, a big group of people arrive at the ticket booth all at once. It would be awesome if they could have someone selling tickets on the bus with a portable device. Not sure how feasible that is. Not sure why they couldn't also sell tickets in the old gym to clear some of the congestion.

That's a great idea. There are mobile printers that are inexpensive, combined with a mobile data connection and you can easily implement that one.

 

The buses are great, but the cost associated with drivers, gas, and insurance is part of the reason parking costs money now.

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1. Create a Sports Management LLC similar to what Buffalo did. This will allow more efficient marketing, sponsorships, etc. away from NYS contracting rules. I think they are in the process of doing this as I saw a RFP for it in the NYS contract reporter a few months back. If I can find a link to it, I will share it.

 

I went looking for the solicitation, that I swore I saw for UAlbany, but I can not seem to find it. In case anyone is interested, here is a link to the RFP that SUNY Buffalo ran for their Athletic Marketing, Media Properties, Agent Services, and Sponsorship Rights.

 

This link also has the winning bid documents, and award information. I do not have time to look through it now, but I am willing to bet that there are some extremely interesting items and ideas contained.

 

http://www.nyscr.ny.gov/adsArchive.cfm?numID=2028056

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I went to the Drexel lax game, bought the ticket on line couple hours before the game, printed it, emailed it to my phone as a back up and walked in without a line. Instead of charging more for purchasing and printing on line, they should give a discount if you avoid the ticket booth.

 

How about purchase kiosks? Like airport check in or those new ones they are installing to order and pay for your fast food?

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