PACKING THE BOOTH NEXT YEAR. Apr 24, 2012 19:32:04 GMT -5
Post by skyhoya on Apr 24, 2012 19:32:04 GMT -5
I was looking forward to the final BE appearances of PITT, CUSE and WVU this coming year at the booth. We have lost to all three teams the last two years, both home and away. We won’t see the ugly maze fans arriving in their pick- up trucks this year because the B12 bought them out of their BE commitment.
I got an email from Lee reed trying to get more dollars from their donation shortfall of basketball boosters. I think the problem was that season ticket sales were down last year and that made the booster bucks go down. I’ve been a season ticket holder for many years and the way the BE schedule turned out, we didn’t get our normal marquee BE games. Secondly, our home OOC schedule left a lot to be desired. When I first saw, it, I understand why III put it together that way with so many freshmen on the team.
I understand that they are negotiating with some big name teams that wear blue uniforms from the ACC, SEC and CUSA. There is no guarantee that we will get them into the booth this year, but if we do, we should take advantage of it with a big home crowd and financial success of a sellout. We didn’t have a public sale for the CUSE game two years ago, we still packed the booth and there was a lot less orange than usual this time. I would suggest that the DC fan base will come out in force for marquee games and give us a home crowd advantage.
I think with LVILLE coming off a final four appearance, CUSE and PITT making their last appearance and a blue team our two, that the ticket office could get creative and market some nice package for the HOYA faithful and limit the public sale to the opposition. It’s a win-win, a packed HOYA house and some additional revenue for the athletic department.