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i get what you are saying, but kind of unprecedented times...yes we have done better than some said when we would be lucky to get 50K to games but we are still in crazy sanctions
JMO, but if they are requiring this, they should at least give you a discount on the EMU/Kent State ticket. Like 30% off or something.
Based on the reactions here this policy doesn't seem like it going to help sell more tickets. If anything it's the opposite.
The attendance issues actually started towards the end of the Paterno era, and probably began around when Morelli was our QB. They never adjusted for an economic downturn. I had a pretty good at the time so it didn't mostly bother me, but every year you'd notice more and more empty seats.
That said, our attendance figures are still among the best in America. Just that we're used to better
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I think this is more designed to grab extra money from the traveling michigan/nebraska fans than it is to hurt penn state fans.
If you're hellbent on buying single game tickets from PSU and not using the secondary market, it's likely in your best interest to make a minimal donation to the NLC each year just to keep your foot in the door. That at least gets you the fringe benefit of having earlier (and better) access to single game/away tickets (without needing to tie into another game), plus gives you an in for neutral site games and (eventually) an outside shot at bowl game tickets. It also lets you accrue points for if you're ever interested in or able to move up to season tickets.
This is far from abnormal for most college football programs.
I've been an NLC member since 2003, and an looking at my account right now - I have no offer for single game purchases other than PSU - Syracuse. You have to be a season ticket holder to get the single game option. They do that so you can get tickets for anyone else coming with you. If you're not a season ticket holder you have to wait until the public sale - at least that's how it was last year.
I'm pretty sure the mailer I received had a single game option you could pick. Wasn't limited to Syracuse either.
the option for single game tickets for nlc members is over
i already rec'd my michigan tickets about 3 weeks ago. not a season ticket holder either.
According to the benefits chart on the NLC website, at the $100-$399/year giving level, you get:
"Priority purchase to single game tickets at the non public price (based on NLC point total, giving level, and meeting the single game ticket deadline)"
Perhaps you had the option but the deadline has passed?
Link included for reference.
Then I have no idea. Maybe I lost it somehow. Even then, its unfair to the general public in PA - or if you're a Michigan or Nebraska fan. I'd be furious if I were them, because they don't do that to us - unless that changed recently as well.
It's Bush league.
A quick trip over to MgoBlue.com/tickets shows that if i want to go to the UM/Nebraska game at the big house, my only option for tickets is a "3 game pick pack" where I get a Nebraska ticket, the choice of an Indiana or Minnesota ticket, and the choice of a CMU or Akron ticket. Didn't follow through with it to see what the price was.
I checked Nebraska's as well, and couldn't find anything other than a place to request home game tickets for individual games, which may not be filled, but the hottest ticket on Nebraska's home schedule this year is your choice of MSU or Iowa, so that just might not apply.
The precedent seems to be there at other similar schools though.
Thanks for the research. That's an unfortunate precedent/collusion. I have an issue with Public institutions fleecing the people that provide some funding to them.
Here is the link to StubHub for the Michigan game. Tickets start at $140.
You are right. And it's embarrassing the number of empty seats available.
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This is correct. Also, applications for individual game tickets were sent out via USPS mail and there was no online option available, which I found to be odd being 2013 and all. Hopefully an online application will be coming in the near future.
You are correct, this group has learned nothing from Pitt's disaster when trying to greedily grab cash during their brief up swing only to alienate the long time loyal fan who they ran off and then needed during their long term down swing. Guess all the former loyal fans are represented by yellow seat backs? Lots of vacant holes where the fans used to fill Beaver Stadium. The impact is not a dramatic as the Pitt disaster but still indicative of a major flaw in planning and execution. Will they learn this time? Unlikely, history continues to repeat.
The precedent seems to be there at other similar schools though.
No doubt it is but we are not other schools who have major metropolitan centers close by and continue to fill their stadiums. We have a far different paradigm and we continue to greedily attempt to compare and then follow others who have far different situations of fan density, overnight stay requirements, etc. Kind of like planning you whole vacation just like a family of six when you are a couple just married. Unlikely to do the same things, have the same needs or desires, etc.
Apples to oranges in my book.
Im sure a lot of you use this already but if you post this early you might get lucky for mich or nebraska. Or if you want to get tix for any others at season ticket holder price. You should't have to be a paying member, but I think you just have to make an account with you email. Lot cheaper than stub hub.
Look all they are doing is charging 120 a ticket for Neb/mich. for a top notch game that is not crazy. It's not like you have to go to eastern Michigan. This is not that uncommon around the country. I think people need to step back and appreciate what they are trying to do.
As has oft been stated, no public monies go to support the athletic programs at Penn State.
Do you know what the word "fungible" means? Regardless, that's the people of Pennsylvania's football program so long as they retain the name "The Pennsylvania State University". If they want to be completely free of any responsibility towards the people of Pennsylvania, then turn private and get rid "State" in your name - oh and start paying some freakin taxes for the land you use, and the facilities. The same is true of ALL of the state's collegiate institutions.
I'm supposed to appreciate the fact that they jacked up the price of a game by $50?
Ha - someone does not like being challenged
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