Ticket Information

Discussion in 'Ticket Exchange' started by minidarren, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. businesslawyer

    businesslawyer

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    Seriously, stop it. What's the reason for somebody to privately donate $25k a year if they only get to purchase the number of tickets that you do?

    This is what it is. There is no way for them to do this to make everyone happy. They are trying to maximize support and you don't have nearly enough information to know that they are not proceeding in a rational manner.
     
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  2. Carl Spackler

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    I agree. I'm not sure why they don't set up basketball post season ticket ordering windows by priority points, other than probably the same people that were there in Storrs managing this stuff, were probably the same people there in December 2010. The priority point system, as it's been explained to me before, is set up exactly to reward everyone equally and proportionally from large money donors, to long time small money donors equally, to favoring current season ticket holders and current donors over lapsed donors and non-season ticket holder. It's obvious that when supply is far below demand for tickets, that people will be left out. You just want it to be fair so that nobody feels like they are being screwed. That wasn't the case today. Especially for long time season ticket holders, that are mid-level donors.

    What they said (or wrote), from what I saw today, is that they planned to allocate seat location by priority points, but broke up the ordering by category of donor annual dollar amount giving only. Nothing about duration of giving, or if you're an actual current season ticket holder or not. I think that should be priority #1 actually - the people that actually paid for season tickets should be priority #1 for any post season event. I'm not sure if that's even the case.

    Whatever, don't want this to be a negative energy fest, but I do think there will be repercussions from this - especially from that mid-level, long time donor and season ticket buyer demographic for basketball. The conference changes, no more Big East tournament at MSG, and this team getting itself to MSG for a sweet 16 for the east regional at MSG - is probably a kind of a perfect storm - and if it exposes things that can get better for the university - that's fine by me. The ticket selling policies and department management forked us over with their ineptitude around football in December 2010.

    I won't write anymore after this - but man - as pissed as some people were that I know, there are probably more. I felt like something needed to be said.
     
  3. Carl Spackler

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    Why don't you try offering a solution rather than attack me. I did. Can you answer rationally why the ticket ordering windows laid out for this event were by annual dollar amount given in the past year, rather than by total priority points accumulated?

    I'm not even a basketball guy. Sheesh. I'll be watching from home, where I planned to watch from.
     
  4. businesslawyer

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    Sure. Because you want to please those people who are going to write you a big check in the future more than you want to please those who have loyally written you small checks in the past.

    The allocation for this event is ridiculously small and the school is doing the best it can to maximize revenue from it. By way of comparison, when we played in the Western Regional in '11, I (for my small donation based on my two football seats) had no trouble buying two tickets for some friends in San Diego. But that was for a game 2500 miles away. Not for one at the end of the Metronorth line.
     
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  5. FDNY99

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    Anybody call Iowa St, UVA or Mich St and try to buy a package of tickets through them? If you want to go it may not be a bad idea...especially Iowa St & Mich St.
     
  6. methodology

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    UVA sold out instantly like UConn according to an associate who is an alumni
     
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  8. FDNY99

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    Not surprised....UVA is within reasonable driving distance.
     
  9. gampelcrazies

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  10. UConnDad

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    Anyone know how many student tix are available?
     
  11. Carl Spackler

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    Maximizing revenue? BS. It's the same old guard, using the same old systems and no forethought or thinking. Small time thinking that costs big time in the long run. The vast majority of donors fall between the 1,000-10,000 a year range. Half of those, give the same amounts regularly for years and years, buy tickets year in and year out, and got cut out of ordering tickets today and are wondering why they give so much money.

    They should have been doing post season ticket window ordering by current season ticket holder status #1, current year donor status #2, and priority points after that. It's not rocket science, you got beaurocracy in place in Storrs that's not completely cleaned out yet.
     
  12. WestHartHusk

    WestHartHusk Thank God It's Basketball Season

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  13. husky8273

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    post season tickets have always been distributed by current year donation level, not by priority points