“GO TO FEWER GAMES”

Yes, all is well in the world of D-1 ticket marketing.

Not many teams would tell you to go to fewer games.

Most would try to push a full season package on you, even if that requires more money or more time than you possess.

We are extremely thankful for the support of our Miami Hurricanes season ticket holders, but we understand that a full season of tickets is not for everyone, and that’s OK.

So we created the new Two-Game Mini-Plan to give fans an opportunity to experience the two best college football events in South Florida.

I guess that beats “four tickets, four hot dogs and four Cokes”.  But not by much.  Then again,

1. Better seats are available at better prices through the Two-Game Mini-Plan than on StubHub and other broker sites for the FSU game alone.

2. Florida State tickets will not be available to the general public on a single-game basis.

3. We’re throwing in a complimentary Miami Hurricanes hat with every purchase (an added $30 value per plan).

Granted, Miami’s got its own set of special problems, starting with a pretty sorry stadium arrangement.  But this is also the kind of crack in the foundation you get when it’s more important to kowtow to ESPN than it is to your fan base.

(h/t Doc Saturday)

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5 responses to ““GO TO FEWER GAMES”

  1. I Wanna Red Cup

    Maybe they should schedule a home and home with Michigan since the policies of both so ” fan friendly”

  2. Deutschland Domiciliary Dog

    Miami’s attendance historically has been subpar.

    Year # Total Average Home Attendence
    1980 5 120,007 24,001
    1981 6 239,106 39,851
    1982 6 180,602 30,100
    1983 5 222,839 44,555
    1984 5 247,852* 41,309
    1985 5 225,353 45,070
    1986 6 291,427 48,571
    1987 7 377,444 53,920
    1988 7 371,742 53,106
    1989 6 309,805 51,634
    1990 6 372,577 62,096
    1991 6 347,785 57,964
    1992 6 334,052 55,675
    1993 6 287,319 47,887
    1994 6 361,986 60,331
    1995 6 229,223 38,204
    1996 6 249,670 41,612
    1997 6 173,495 28,916
    1998 6 259,209 43,202
    1999 6 235,578 39,263
    2000 6 350,578 58,430
    2001 6 282,972 46,162
    2002 6 417,233 69,539
    2003 7 406,945 58,135
    2004 6 354,803 59,134
    2005 6 271,862 45,310
    2006 7 293,359 41,908
    2007 7 305,124 43,589
    2008 6 277,792 46,299
    2009 6 285,306 47,551
    2010 6 309,056 51,509
    2011 7 393,451 56,207

    The Hurricanes have more natties (and more felony convictions) than we do, but they’ve never been one to fill their stands.

  3. Bob

    I think they probably inflated those home attendance numbers. Every time I see them playing someone not named FSU or Notre Dame the stadium is at least half empty. Based on their success, they have bigger attendance problems than Tech does.

  4. Dog in Fla

    “I guess that beats ‘four tickets, four hot dogs and four Cokes”’

    2 boletos, 2 perritos calientes, 2 coca-colas is either twice as good or half as good. ¿ACC matemáticas es difícil?