This feels like a circular argument, they'll run discounts to pull in groups and promotions, and the numbers will be fine. When I was an undergrad, breaking 4k on a weekend was a HUGE crowd.
Still well within my comfort zone price-wise. Even with all the upheaval, we've got some exciting basketball this upcoming season!
The biggest impediment to having more ticket purchasing people, i.e. not students, at games is NOT the ticket prices. It's the traffic and there's nothing we can do about that.
My normal route for a weeknight game is from Tysons to Leesburg (to pick up my kids) and then down to the Patriot Center. So I know about the traffic. So man up, quitcherbichin, and get out to the games!! It's not that expensive (and I have 4 seats); it's maybe 10 times per year (weeknights), and still a great time.
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I am a casual fan of the University of Tennessee men's basketball. A couple times a year I attend a game but I look for the $10 specials which means I typically see the less desirable games but they make a distinction between watching Florida and, say, ETSU.
It just isn't worth it to me to pay more than $10 for a team I only somewhat care about. I am sure there are some (none here, of course) who feel the same about Mason games.
What could have been . . . (sigh)
When does the officicial 2012-13 schedule come out?
if we had joined the A-10, I wouldn't have minded paying $30/ticket per game. Yes, I'll pay more for better conference competition.
If we had complete control over the situation, maybe an 8-10 slot would work--minimizes rush hour, although the game would be ending when the late classes also emptying out.
Just an FYI, but ODU announced ticket prices for the Governor's Classic at the Coliseum (your game vs. Richmond)
300 level $25 (3rd deck on the ends), upper level $35, lower level $50, club seats $70