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I was in the north end zone and this a pic from a video I took right before the team came out of the tunnel.
Simple solution...only sell 6-7,000 reserved tickets for the students in the lower corner beside the band (not general admission), no blocks for the Greeks anymore, and each student can only buy their one ticket for themselves and has to stand in line the week prior to each home game for these tickets. Also, do not allow these tickets to be upgraded as they do now and only allow admission to these areas to students.
The university will then make more money by selling the upper deck at regular pricing and there will not be any of the BS on here any longer about this!!!
1) Hire people to be head counters for every game for student seating section. Count students that go in to be seated in sudent areas prior to kick-off. At the beginning of the 4th qtr counters will count empty seats in the student section. Whatever the difference is that number is subtracted from their alotment for the following home game.
Example: 10,000 students present at kickoff and 4,000 students present at start of 4th qtr = take away 6,000 student seats for next home game.
2) Have "Standby tickets" available for $30 each. Those 6,000 available tickets would be announced on Monday morning and regular fans would have the opportunity to purchase them and pick them up at will call for the next home game.
Bottom line is that if the students do not want to lose their seats to the old farts they will have to stay until around the 12:00 min mark of the 4th quarter or risk losing them for the next game. After a while they will figure out that if you don't use them....you lose them.
This way the stadium says full and does not look disgraceful once we go up by 2 touchdowns on national TV. People who want to go to a game have a better chance of getting a ticket....and Coach Saban stays happy.
Just my .02 cents
"The (All In) Family"
Lol. No. Use what you have before you want to take away seats from those of us that pay for them.
This post was edited by UA_Tide 21 months ago
The frat block seating area is equally bad. They leave at halftime - like Vandy students. It's embarrassing.
The student tickets, unless something changed, are pre-sold in the spring.
I'd bet heavily that those empty seats are bought and belong to someone, whether they're there or not.
What difference does it make if they wait an hour and a half longer to go out and party? Will it be past their bedtime if they wait until after the game to party? Give me a break. They leave early because they don't care about the football game to begin with. They are just there to socialize and feel important in front of all of their "friends".
If you want to be a Greek and party all the time, then more power to you. But don't buy up half the student tickets in order to socialize and then not be there at all in the 2nd half. Greek block seating has to go. There's no other way around it.
If you watch the replay, around the 11:00 minute mark in the 4th QTR, there's a coaches line view shot, with the pathetic Southeast upper deck (EMPTY) in view over the shoulder of Scott Cochran. THEY know wth is going on. It's not good.
1960 Les Paul
Complete joke....we are only undefeated and ranked # 1....completely spoiled with no appreciation of what we have with Saban....it's only 7 Saturday's per year....eliminate block seating immediately....first come first serve....reduce student allotment by at least 25 %...the Greek mentality that it is "cool" to leave at half time must change.....student section requirement: prohibited items-coats and ties; required item-shaker; optional item-flask
As posted in another thread, here is the problem. The first picture is of the stadium with roughly 13:30 left in the 4th, with us up 31-0. It shows what I've been trying to explain, parts of the student section *are* full, namely between the 25 and the corner (though it's just starting to thin out on the right edge). Certain parts are less than half full. You can easily see which is which in the photo. The second photo is of the non-block seats in the lower bowl (about half the seats) with 4:39 left in the game. They're still full.
1) Non-block student seating
2) Block seating (S3 and over)
3) Upper Deck
I personally think the upper deck is a horrible idea. Remember, the University is now taking large numbers of academically prestigious out of state students. Many, many of those don't care about football. If they represent 5% of tickets and don't show, and another 5% is crammed into the bowl, then 10% of the allotted seats, all in the upper deck will be empty. This is problem that the students can't fix, and will only get worse.
The main thing is that a lot of other alumni want to lump all these kids into one basket. We need to realize that students are not *one* body, but very different groups. It sticks in my mind being chewed out and shoved off my seat by an older former player as a grad student when, at an away game, he got mad that the students stood on their seats, which the older guys couldn't do. He was mad because "you guys won't sit down," but I didn't want to stand any more than he did, I just couldn't get them to sit either. I just don't like how many posters here are doing the same thing, ridiculing all the students when it's only certain groups that are a problem. You still have 10,000 students who filled their section and stayed the game, it's just the university has added a lot more students (and seats), and a bigger block section, which aren't showing up. It's a complicated problem.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Huskypup 21 months ago
I hate idea of putting students in upper deck. I hate block seating. I hate to see empty seats at the stadium, before or at the end of the game.
I am a proud alumni. I have had season tickets since 1995.
The student tickets should be reserved seats also. If it was harder to obtain them, those not interested would be less likely to obtain tickets and not use them. I also feel that a single id card should be issued to all ticket holders that is swipped and attendance records if any ticket holder misses too many games, over 2 a season, their tickets are lost. There is too much demand,, and too few seats to have tickets go unused. Th
Well said. Tyvm.
I was there. Have you ever noticed how the girls are dressed? Have you ever tried to keep a freezing girl in a cold place?
I'm going to give the student's a pass on this one.
Note: I never leave early. Last night I left with my taughter half way into the fourth quarter.
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It was the same at the Ole Miss game.
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