WSJ: Student Sections Likely to Have Empty Seats

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WSJ: Student Sections Likely to Have Empty Seats Thursday, August 28, 2014 5:15 PM (permalink)
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http://online.wsj.com/art...empty-seats-1409188244
 


Among college football's heavyweights, student attendance was lower in 2013 than 2009 at Ohio State University, Michigan State University, University of Florida and Florida State University. It also declined at the University of Michigan and LSU, though the schools didn't provide five years of data to the Journal.
 
Schools can't even rely on students who buy tickets to show up at games—or they trickle into their seats late and leave early. At the University of Kansas, which had a 3-9 record last season, 74% of student tickets went unused.
 
At Michigan, an average of 14,749 students showed up at the college's home games last season, an 11% decline from 2011. The team won just seven games in 2013, down from 11 in 2011.
 
The attendance slide also was blamed on an increase in student ticket prices, which jumped to $295 from $205 last year, as Michigan replaced a long-standing policy that rewarded seniority with a plan that gave students general-admission access. A midseason survey by the college's student government showed that 76% of student season-ticket holders disapproved of the new plan.
 
"There are students who are being priced out," says Michael Proppe, a 22-year-old Michigan business student who was the student-body president last year. "People are looking to trim costs, and for a lot of folks, football is an easy thing to cut. It's not essential to going to college."
 
Student dissatisfaction led to another change that takes effect at Michigan's home opener against Appalachian State University on Saturday. Michigan students are now assigned seats based on how many sports games they attended the previous school year. The athletic department, which formed a student council for advice on ticketing issues, also decided to offer discounted, single-game student tickets.
 
Michigan has another problem. Because of the Big Ten's expansion, Michigan's home schedule doesn't include either Michigan State or Ohio State, Michigan's two biggest rivals, for the first time since 1966. Football ticket sales to Michigan students are down 40% from last year.

 
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Ohio St.'s actions are not unlike their lower intestine: stinky and loaded with danger.

 
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Re:WSJ: Student Sections Likely to Have Empty Seats Thursday, August 28, 2014 5:55 PM (permalink)
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Interesting to see osu student numbers on the decline as well.  They act like they are impervious to attendance issues.

 
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Re:WSJ: Student Sections Likely to Have Empty Seats Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:55 PM (permalink)
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damn technology
LETS GET BACK TO WINNING
 
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Re:WSJ: Student Sections Likely to Have Empty Seats Friday, August 29, 2014 7:41 AM (permalink)
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Interesting to see osu student numbers on the decline as well.  They act like they are impervious to attendance issues.

where have you seen that?  I recently read and article saying opposite, but I dont remember where
 
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Re:WSJ: Student Sections Likely to Have Empty Seats Friday, August 29, 2014 8:07 AM (permalink)
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It's in the posted Wall Street Journal article. First line.
Good luck RR! Go Hoke! Go Blue!
 
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Re:WSJ: Student Sections Likely to Have Empty Seats Friday, August 29, 2014 8:48 AM (permalink)
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Among college football's heavyweights, student attendance was lower in 2013 than 2009 at Ohio State University, Michigan State University, University of Florida and Florida State University. It also declined at the University of Michigan and LSU, though the schools didn't provide five years of data to the Journal.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Re:WSJ: Student Sections Likely to Have Empty Seats Friday, August 29, 2014 8:54 AM (permalink)
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The average price to get into the Buckeyes’ season opener against Navy, set to take place at the Baltimore Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, dropped 15 percent in the first two days after the injury. Originally averaging $109 before his injury, the prices were coming in at $93 on the week of the injury.

The get-in — or lowest — price for the Navy game was $77 on Aug. 17. On Tuesday night, a SeatGeek search showed the price had dropped 52 percent to as low as $37 with the game less than a week away.

Even OSU’s annual matchup with archrival Michigan — better known as The Game — saw an initial drop in prices. According to SeatGeek, the average price for the Nov. 29 matchup at Ohio Stadium was $408 during the week of Aug. 11, but dropped down to $380 — or approximately a 7 percent decrease — after the injury.


Secondary market is jumping ship since the Miller injury...

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Re:WSJ: Student Sections Likely to Have Empty Seats Friday, August 29, 2014 11:18 AM (permalink)
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Good to see these kids not making the universities any $$$......lol end sarcasm
 
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