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Suellentrop article on TD Ameritrade Park and impact on CU

Postby MVCfans » May 26th, 2011, 3:02 pm

Paul's take on TD Ameritrade Park and the impact on Creighton baseball. His stuff is always worth reading.

http://www.kansas.com/2011/05/26/186516 ... s-big.html
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Postby C0|db|00ded » May 26th, 2011, 3:18 pm

That was a great article! I'm really looking forward to the BJ's leading the conference (and eventually the nation) in attendance when Omaha starts charging for the tickets and turns off the "steroids".


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Postby tkjay1 » May 26th, 2011, 3:53 pm

C0|db|00ded wrote:That was a great article! I'm really looking forward to the BJ's leading the conference (and eventually the nation) in attendance when Omaha starts charging for the tickets and turns off the "steroids".


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HMMM.. charging for tickets? Yes they give promos away like anybody else but I think there are plenty of people who will show you the dough they shelled out for tickets to games at the new park.
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Re: Suellentrop article on TD Ameritrade Park and impact on

Postby JayWalker » May 27th, 2011, 10:42 pm

I was talking to a Shocker fan today at The Trade and I asked what the attendance was like in Wichita, and he replied that its down this year, but nobody knows the real numbers because attendance is listed as season tickets sold plus the walk up gate, is this true?
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Postby iSASO » May 28th, 2011, 12:33 am

It probably is true. This is the worst Shocker team in the past 25 years, what would you expect? It's a damn shame that they have fallen so far that they are no longer a player in the MVC title chase, regular season or conference tournament. Imagine the attendance numbers for your team if they were buried in the misery of their worst season in 25 years. The Shockers haven't even reached 40 wins yet this year. How absurdly embarrassing is that?
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Postby Ferd Berfel » May 28th, 2011, 5:07 am

I was talking to a Shocker fan today at The Trade and I asked what the attendance was like in Wichita, and he replied that its down this year, but nobody knows the real numbers because attendance is listed as season tickets sold plus the walk up gate, is this true?


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Re: Suellentrop article on TD Ameritrade Park and impact on

Postby JayWalker » May 28th, 2011, 6:32 am

Seems to be the theme in college baseball overall.

Too bad they couldn't "standardize" the attendance numbers to turnstile only so as to get an actual count to who is sitting in the seats.
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Re: Suellentrop article on TD Ameritrade Park and impact on

Postby JayWalker » May 28th, 2011, 6:35 am

HMMM.. charging for tickets? Yes they give promos away like anybody else but I think there are plenty of people who will show you the dough they shelled out for tickets to games at the new park.


I think the idea is to get people in the park and show off the product, then build a fan base.

Much like was done for basketball when the Qwest Center opened.
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Postby iSASO » May 28th, 2011, 7:34 am

So there are no more ticket giveaway promos for Creighton basketball?

I'm sure all the accounting and finance professors cring when they see the P&L for both programs when you start paying big $$$ in rent for a new facility and you give away your product instead of capturing revenue from the excitement of the newness.
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Re: Suellentrop article on TD Ameritrade Park and impact on

Postby JayWalker » May 28th, 2011, 10:02 pm

So there are no more ticket giveaway promos for Creighton basketball?


I don't think so, I may be wrong on that though.

I know my 4 season tickets have tripled in cost from 8 years ago.
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Re: Suellentrop article on TD Ameritrade Park and impact on

Postby shocker3 » January 16th, 2012, 6:57 pm

It will be interesting to see if CU can maintain a decent amount of attendance in TD Ameritrade without having to give away free tickets.

I guess even if they end up always having to give away free tickets, there is something to say for large crowds. Plus some of those people will buy concessions, programs and souvenirs.

Mo State has been in Hammons for several years now, and they still haven't figured out a way to draw a crowd.
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