View Full Version : contact NCAA re: high ticket prices / low attendance at regionals

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The Sicatoka
04-08-2010, 03:54 PM
The only way to be able to plan to attend a regional is to know your favorite school is the host and will be seeded in that regional if they make the tournament.

lord k
04-08-2010, 04:31 PM
The regionals suck for many reasons. Most of the teams super fans go to the conference tournys the week before, so most pray their team wins in the regional and then they go to the frozen four.

I think the best solution would be to have the regionals played at the #1 seeds home rink. It would insure good attendance and would provide a great atmoshere for the players. It would also reward teams for having a great regular season. You wana host, just win baby.

It wouldnt matter if a school with a small rink ended up hosting because most of the regionals are very poorly attended anyway.

Tipsy McStagger
04-08-2010, 07:21 PM
No kidding... the turnout by both UW and SCSU was kinda sad in comparison to the infestation of green and black the weekend before.
Wisconsin and Minnesota both have other pro sports team. The UND hockey team is the biggest sports ticket in the state of North Dakota.

04-08-2010, 07:31 PM
Yikes!!! That's steep. How can an average person afford that?

Not really, that's a <$10 increase, and only $15 more than DC in 09, and still less expensive than most final four seats. Plus the FF in an NHL arena is not for the average person to attend.

04-08-2010, 07:53 PM
Thats up what? $5-15 from Detroit? Can't remember if detroit was 179 or 189 for the expensive lottery?

Most expensive tix in Detroit are $189. Next year they will be $195. In 2008 they were $168. Odd that in a time where there has been relatively little inflationary pressure in the economy (and the CPI even actually declined .4% from 2008 to 2009) we've seen an increase of 12.5% in just two years. With next years increase that's a 16% raise in ticket prices in just 3 years. While I disagree with Swami pretty much in his opinion of whether or not the prices for the regionals are appropriate, I do agree with him that for the FF they are not so out of whack. This is the pinnacle of the sport, and the games have been sold out the last few seasons. I Still say the most compelling evidence of ticket prices that are too high are all the empty seats. We've seen that at most -- if not all -- of the regionals the last few years. But not at the FF. Well, we may see empty seats, but all those seats were sold.