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Sure. Take away students' tickets. That's what they should do. Because random dude from Greene County who never went to Bama wants those tickets. We do understand that UA is a university, right? And the STUDENTS are the ones that go there. I know a lot of alums want tickets, but students should have PRIORITY.
They only get four ticket packages as it is now. Are people really advocating taking away more of them? Ridiculous!
My two cents.
Poor bastards getting off the bus in Tuscaloosa will probably feel like those dumped on Omaha Beach - Unknown Vol's fan
The students are not using their tickets. Some never showed up at all despite the fact that we are no. 1 in the country and were playing an undefeated SEC team. If random fan from Greene County cares more about the team than students, and will increase the University's coffers by PAYING for the tickets to boot, they absolutely should get the tickets. Also I am an alum since that appears to be a criterion for participating in this discussion.
You would have thought the game was over with that picture
"im going to post a message on a message board that more than half the students will never see, that will show them"
The University of Alabama provides more student tickets (as a percentage of the student body) than anyone in the country. So it is clear that students have been a priority. But tickets to all groups (students, alumni, donors, and the general public) are limited and everyone cannot be accommodated. So if one of those groups does not use their allotment, then the allotments should be changed. There are thousands of people waiting years to get into Tide Pride where they will pay a premium for the seats. These are people who earned their degree and still support the university with their money and by sending their children to school there. The University is there for the students of course, but the athletic programs there for both students and alumni.
Im not talking to the students. I am talking to the adults that give the students their allotment of tickets. Thanks for the input though
The only way to pack the upper deck is to print more tickets for the same seats. They can't do that. The students are going to squeeze in to the lower levels every time
If the Greeks and other student orgs who use block seating won't at least make a half-assed effort to stay most of the game, they should lose the privelege of having seats reserved for them.
I have no problem with student orgs getting block seating IF THEY USE IT for a majority of the game. But it's embarassing to look down at halftime (literally, I'm not making this up.....at HALFTIME) and see half of one endzone almost completely empty.
You know another reason it looks bad? Our recruits now sit in the opposite endzone right next to me. They're facing that all night. What kind of message does it send when the kids we're trying to attract look at thousands of empty seats for almost 2 hours of gametime? Not exactly a "hype" atmosphere when the message being sent is "we're only going to support you when the game is exciting...otherwise, we have better sh*t to do."
1960 Les Paul
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