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I hate to offend anyone's delicate sensibilities but it is almost impossible to give Friars hockey tickets away day of game. If something comes up it's almost a guarantee that you're eating those tickets.
Never really factored in the Leary Room taking some of the crowd away from the seats. That makes a lot more sense now with the # of people I tend to notice wandering around there at any game against how many seats may be open. Tim the ticket guy is pretty reliable about alerting me to any open seats/tickets, who may be a season ticket seat that's unavailable (I sit next to one who shows up maybe 10 games a year if that).
All these explainations are nice but why is this situation only at PC, I watch other games in HE on NESN and the seats are full and the upstairs at PC is not that big
I think watching games on TV can be deceiving. I attend a fair amount of games and the in-person turnout at other schools is often low. This includes BU. Agganis over the past few seasons (at least at the games PC has played in) has been pretty empty. Of the Hockey East schools, I think UMass-Lowell draws the best - they have really marketed the program to the local community.
I've been a longtime season ticket holder and my seats are surrounded by season ticket holders who are at most games.
I do agree that PC hockey should have way more attendance and support than it has, especially given their string of recent successes: 6 straight NCAA appearances; 2 frozen fours; and a national title. However PC in my opinion remains a basketball-centric school, and that bewilders me because the program has had only moderate success when compared to hockey. When they make a tournament, they usually have a quick exit. However, they play in a bigger arena downtown. They also seem to have better marketing (look at the recent Late Night Madness event). Certainly they get better TV coverage (although NESN's focus on HE this year may help in that regard). Then again, what other schools in HE truly have a competing basketball program? UConn, UMass, and NU on occasion?
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I'm not a basketball guy, haven't been to a game there in about 20 years and regularly turn down tickets whenever someone offers them. I enjoy the under the radar aspect of the college hockey when compared to basketball. I look at how they promote the events and getting the Late Night Madness when hockey just gets a late afternoon opener to accommodate everything else feels like a snub, when it should've been promoted better.
In the past two years, we've had a Hobey Baker winner and a Richter award goalie. You've had top quality teams and some terrific individuals. Still the fans don't come! Our students leave early. Why not. We gave them the tickets, so they don't attachmuch value to them. We raise prices as though demand is there and inelastic. Has PC raised its prices as well? Why do we bother to study Economic???
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Your guys looked great, even considering the wretched effort from Maine. I expect you will have another good season. See you in November and, hopefully at the Garden in March!
Have a great season. We finish
I imagine TV games do impact some of the attendance especially in the cold mid-winter. This year Friars are on the road 8 out of 13 games with no BU or BC for second half of year.
I always take in NU game in Boston, this year have a choice of 2, early in schedule or late in schedule, probably take the late one which is on a Friday. On those games I have been to other than the students in the upper section, plenty of empty seats. Quite a few PC fans show up at Matthews.
There is also no overlap with bball games (a couple of double headers for us that go to both in '19 portion of the schedule). I imagine students will show for the afternoon bball game and pass on the hockey game although one is against BU.
Going to be an interesting year in HE with a lot of new players across the board.
Not rocket science - simply the basketball program carries the athletic department at the school. The Big East money, Fox TV contract, nationwide exposure - and lets face it, college basketball is just a lot more popular then college hockey.
OT W by HC tonight. Sounded like close gm all gm from what I caught online. We (NU) play them in a bit.. quick question, are they very good or were the Friars caught off guard? playing to the competition etc.
The interesting thing about the game was the reaction of the Holy Cross coaching staff like they won the NCAA Championship or Stanley Cup. It will be interesting to see Berardís kid playing under Nate and how that goes as Berard was a little bit too excited to win tonight IMO, and the incident last year in Worcester between the two of them.
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