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Post by bobtcat2 on Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:59 am

Down. This is not a $10 product at this point. People are listing tickets for as low as $1 on Vivid Seats and Stubhub but the fees add $15 or more. Very annoying to have the ushers vigilantly guarding against people moving down when the gym is empty. Why not run some ticket promos or something when you're putting out the worst product in the history of Oregon basketball?
Rant over, let's shock Pepperdine!

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Post by NoPoNeighbor on Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:03 pm

I'd like to see UP adopt more of an 'open seating' policy across the board. The A10 is doing this for its tournament this year:
http://www.atlantic10.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31600&ATCLID=211771622

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Post by blacksheep on Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:49 pm

It's hard to justify selling reserved seats for more if you are just going to allow everyone to sit where they want.

That being said, it's the Chiles Center, sit where you want (except for 7587's seat, that one is his!). I don't think I've been asked to show my ticket all season.



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Post by up7587 on Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:30 pm

blacksheep wrote:It's hard to justify selling reserved seats for more if you are just going to allow everyone to sit where they want.

That being said, it's the Chiles Center, sit where you want (except for 7589's seat, that one is his!). †I don't think I've been asked to show my ticket all season. †


That's Mr. 7587 to you.
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Post by NoPoNeighbor on Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:48 pm

I finally had to figure out where my season ticket seat is located for the Gonzaga game. Before that I didn't even know where I was "supposed" to be sitting, and just grabbed whatever seat struck my fancy for each game.

UP could sell a couple of sections of 'premium' reserved seats (people could buy these as season tickets or single-game). Those could come with some extra perks to make it worth it. But the rest of the arena should just be GA open seating for one standard ticket price. You could buy a GA season ticket or single-game.

Or just do assigned seats for GU and BYU. Open seating for all other games.

No good reason not to go this route. It would make the fan experience better. More energy in the building if more people are closer to the court, and it incentivizes people to get to the game on time. People will buy more beers and hot dogs.

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Post by bobtcat2 on Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:39 pm

NoPoNeighbor wrote:I finally had to figure out where my season ticket seat is located for the Gonzaga game. Before that I didn't even know where I was "supposed" to be sitting, and just grabbed whatever seat struck my fancy for each game.

UP could sell a couple of sections of 'premium' reserved seats (people could buy these as season tickets or single-game). Those could come with some extra perks to make it worth it. But the rest of the arena should just be GA open seating for one standard ticket price. You could buy a GA season ticket or single-game.

Or just do assigned seats for GU and BYU. Open seating for all other games.

No good reason not to go this route. It would make the fan experience better. More energy in the building if more people are closer to the court, and it incentivizes people to get to the game on time. People will buy more beers and hot dogs.

I have been buying GA and they have ushers vigilantly checking tickets so you can't sit anywhere besides bleachers with a GA seat. Previous seasons this was not the case, you could walk in and sit in the regular seats.

I know I sound cheap but $10 is about what I'm willing to pay for this product right now. I will still go tomorrow, but also agree they could do mostly GA seating for games other than Gonzaga/BYU. This is going to be one empty gym tomorrow night.

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Post by blacksheep on Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:26 am

I used to get checked every single game. Now I don't get checked at all.

I think the ushers must sense fear in you. You need to walk past them like you own the place! If it's one particular usher that is stopping you, maybe try a different access point.
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Post by bobtcat2 on Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:52 pm

Good point! Confidence is everything.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:11 pm

I dunno.i donít get asked because Iíve been sitting in the same seat in the same section since 1992 and know all the ushers.
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Post by JimmAlacki on Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:34 pm

bobtcat2 wrote:Down. †This is not a $10 product at this point. †People are listing tickets for as low as $1 on Vivid Seats and Stubhub but the fees add $15 or more. †Very annoying to have the ushers vigilantly guarding against people moving down when the gym is empty. †Why not run some ticket promos or something when you're putting out the worst product in the history of Oregon basketball? †
Rant over, let's shock Pepperdine!
There should be a family rate where an adult pays and his kids get in free. You'll get your money from the concessions. My concern is the overpriced concessions and the under talented team. There is no attempt to get the cheeks in the seats. You need to get the future Pilot fans, students or players as Pilot fans as soon as possible.

It is sad that UP was not able to get Santangelo , Frahm, Gourde, Dickau, Derek Raivio to stay at home.

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Post by dholcombe on Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:40 pm

Kids were free the entire winter break I believe. You can also join the kids club which is $10 which gets you into games for all sports including basketball (gu and by excluded) for "free" after the initial $10. It's great if your family plans to attend more than one game a year across all sports. Not do great if you attend only one basketball or soccer game.

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