- Feb 18, 2012
Maybe, but theres a ton of secondary avenues beyond SHI've got a feeling you won't be able to get cheap tickets on stubhub for games anymore. UConn signed a deal with stubhub during the end of the season. I bet they enforced a price floor where you can't sell a ticket below a certain cost. Similar to what the Yankees/Stubhub do.
as much as they might want to try, I cannot see UConn being able to put real wood on any secondary outlet (from the guys outside the XL pre-game to the big ticket brokers) because the eye test for the past few years tells me they are absolutely sucking wind across the board with attendance. No demand = no leverage for UConn.True
That’s the insult to injury thing. In the same year that we lose our ability to deduct 80% of a donation in which we receive a benefit (seating), we also get hit with predatory pricing by UConn.No
except for the fact that I have never gotten emails about this type of Go Fund Me stuff from UConn prior to this year and have been a season ticket holder for a very long time.It appears to be part of the bigger school-wide fundraiser they're doing this week (UConn Gives). I wouldn't read any deeper into it.
It appears to be part of the bigger school-wide fundraiser they're doing this week (UConn Gives). I wouldn't read any deeper into it.
FAQ | University of Connecticut Giving Dayexcept for the fact that I have never gotten emails about this type of Go Fund Me stuff from UConn prior to this year and have been a season ticket holder for a very long time.
thank you - this is my first time hearing about itFAQ | University of Connecticut Giving Day
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They did the same thing last year...
In the past, Chief has allocated maybe 25% of my donation to some non major sports teams. They have usually been appreciative and send hand written personal thank you cards. Chief got a lot of satisfaction helping these teams out in a small way.
Chief likes to see good teams regardless of where they are from. I am also ready to move on from the old Big East but I acknowledge I enjoy some of the old rivalry games. I do agree with many of your points about how predatory pricing tactics will lower attendance and interest in the team and actually produce less revenues.BC did something similar when they moved to the ACC. My buddy and I had great BC basketball season tickets for almost 15 years to see all the Big East teams and made a very small donation every year. When they moved to the ACC, BC tried to charge a seat license, but we wouldn’t pay it. So, we were moved out of our great chairback seats into the bleachers. We gave up our season tickets after one year (we didn’t care about the ACC) and so did lots of people. Between the seat license, poor performance and moving to the ACC, attendance declined. (When BC was in the Big East, it was easy to get friends to go to games as we knew people who went to many Big East schools. When BC went to the ACC,friends were only interested in seeing UNC and Duke. The later expansion improved the schedule with Syracuse and ND.)
I just keep coming back to the fact that $1600 will get me even better seats than I have now if I buy games off the secondary market.The losers are the UConn Foundation, loyal fans and ultimately the students who will have to absorb the impact of another poorly thought out decision in their student fees. Donors make voluntary donations and can walk, unfortunately the captive audience revenue stream (students) will have to pick up the slack in student fees.