uconn’s average five year attendance for football is about 24,000. Even if it dropped to 20,000 for 2019, at 7 games, that would be an average ticket cost of less than $24. And that wouldn’t count any TV money, parking money, or money from any other source. It just seems unreasonable. I realize UConn has a good Women’s basketball program, but it seems difficult to believe that WBB could generate 35% more revenue than a FBS football team.7 homes games do the math.
475,000 per game
maybe 30 x 15000 per game.
well, if true, that would certainly answer the question of why the revenue numbers are so small.When was the last time anyone paid to go to a football game...I remember one game where there were free tickets by the hundreds printed out and left to be picked up by whomever.
yeah, that does make the numbers less accurate. Even if you argue that not all of it is allocated to Athletics, at least apportion a piece of it.The Marketing and licensing revenue isn't included in any of the sport breakdowns.
Wow. Nice job. My big frustration with UConn is we never see the projections. We see the end result. I wish they were as transparent as public companies and I could look in the 10k or check out the investor deck.Says in the article in 2021 it will start getting better, which would make sense since that is when travel savings and increased TV revenue will be realized. I have updated the spreadsheet for the increase in donations and from an earlier critique changed it from an annualized calculation to a NPV analysis. UConn will come out ahead, it just won't be realized overnight.
It's very good reporting by HC and Putterman, but don't get too caught up in the headline.
Always open to comments and critiques on how to improve this.
this is actually a big issue and is lost on a lot of people. The numbers are accurate at a high level, but breaking down to individual sport it starts to breakdown. When someone buys a UConn shirt, who owns that purchase? The brand does.yeah, that does make the numbers less accurate. Even if you argue that not all of it is allocated to Athletics, at least apportion a piece of it.
Between this and the accounting measures mentioned above, it seems the situation isn’t quite as bad as the headline shows.