Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ticket Bonanza Week #1

Northeastern at Boston College Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, MA
Upper End Zone WW 4 2 $5.00 each
101 ticket listings
About par for a BC home game without a big time oppenent.

Baylor at Wake Forest at 3:30 PM at BBT Field in Winston Salem, NC
Sideline 13 SS 2 $6.00 each
101 ticket listings
Not bad seats on the 20. Low price for a game with two BCS teams.

Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game: Virginia Tech vs. Alabama at Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA
Upper Corner 301 23 Up to 12 $135.00 each
675 ticket listings
Down from $162 on August 9th.

North Dakota State at Iowa State
Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, IA
End Zone AA 22 2 $15.00 each
47 ticket listings
A rare Thursday afternoon game?

Louisiana-Monroe at Texas 1:00 PM at Darrell K Royal Memorial Stadium in Austin, TX
Upper End Zone 112 24 2 $35.00 each
453 ticket listings
About the price for a Texas cupcake game.

Minnesota at Syracuse at 12:00 PM at Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
Lower Corner 128 L 2 $45.00 each
23 ticket listings
The Paulus effect?

Youngstown State at Pittsburgh 1:00 PM at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA
Upper Level 522 H 2 $1.75 each
125 ticket listings
Over supply or a Pirates game?

Western Michigan at Michigan at 3:30 PM at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI
End Zone 12R 71 2 $35.00 each
387 ticket listings
See Texas.

Towson at Northwestern 11:00 AM at Ryan Field in Evanston, IL
Lower End Zone 117 17 Up to 6 $2.99 each
59 ticket listings
Come on! Where's the love for the mighty Towson Tigers.

Appalachian State at East Carolina 12:00 PM at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, NC
214 AA Up to 4 $83.00 each
27 ticket listings
Big surprise to see that high a price.

Idaho State at Arizona State 7:00 PM at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, AZ
Upper Corner 232 12 3 $5.50 each
167 ticket listings
Thankfully for the the evening.

Maryland at Cal 7:00 PM at Memorial Stadium (Cal) in Berkeley, CA
Blue Zone LL 1 2 $33.00 each
126 ticket listings
Only left turns are allowed in Berkley.

Louisiana Tech at Auburn at Jordan Hare Stadium in Auburn, AL
Upper Deck Sideline 61 24 Up to 2 $20.00 each
225 ticket
What are the fans expecting from the Tigers this year?

Southeastern Louisiana at Ole Miss at 1:00 PM at Vaught Hemingway Stadium in University, MS
North End Zone 102 10 2 $5.00 each
254 ticket listings
Too low for a top 10 team.

Oregon at Boise State
Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 8:15 PM at Bronco Stadium in Boise, ID
Upper End Zone 101 AA Up to 6 $165.00 each
42 ticket listings
Few tickets and high prices.

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Can't see the Mountian West as BCS worthy

Mountain West Conference a low priority for CBS C by Scott Pierce shows the weakness of this conference's argument to be included at the BCS table...lack of media exposure and lack of media respect. The talking heads can say all they want about the the strength of the MWC while the suit in the back with the power of the checkbook and the programming schedule do not deem them worthy.

As the broadcast
schedule shows the conference has a weak television presence with CBS College Sports cherry picking game of interest (the 10/31 New Mexico at San Diego St.being an exception). Even with CBS C and Mtn. showing what could be the most important game of the season the college football world may barely notice as Disney Sports will be busy hyping games to be play December 5th. and CBS will be selling the hell out of the SEC championship game.

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Sunday, August 09, 2009

Ticket Bonanza Opening Weekend Preview

Ticket Bonanza Opening Weekend Preview
Survey of the cheapest tickets listed at (8/9/09)
Games to be played on 9/5/09 unless otherwise noted.

Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game: Virginia Tech vs. Alabama
Upper End Zone 307 Up to 7 $162.00 each
597 ticket listings
Speculators betting on a big pay day. This will need some follow up.

Miami at Florida State
Monday, September 7, 2009
Lower Level End Zone 118 Up to 4 $186.00 each
118 ticket listings
Jacksonville State the following week much better seats for less the $20.

Cincinnati at Rutgers
Monday, September 7, 2009
Lower End Zone 116 Up to 4 $45.00 each
125 ticket listings
Are the Yankees playing the Red Sox?

Minnesota at Syracuse
Upper End Zone 330 Up to 4 $38.00 each
22 ticket listings are displayed in the map
In two weekweeks you can see Northwestern for just $14

Navy at Ohio State
Deck 6 C 28 $143.00 each
122 ticket listings
No tickets for the Buckeyes are currently listed below the century mark.

BYU vs. Oklahoma at Dallas Cowboys New Stadium in Arlington, TX
Upper Reserved 401 2 $81.99 each
346 ticket listings
Worth the money just to see the 8th Wonder of the World.

Georgia at Oklahoma State
129 ticket listings
Lower Corner 101 2 $129.00 each
There are muliple listings for seats in section 101 which are in the "Fun Zone" and cost $336 per seat for the eight home games. This prices are well beyond those for the rest of the season and may be a result of the Bulldog Effect.

Louisiana Tech at Auburn
Upper Deck Sideline 48 Up to 4 $29.99 each
191 ticket listings
And this is about the best home SEC game of the week.

Utah State at Utah
Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 7:00 PM
Redzone N 27 Up to 4 $22.00 each
60 ticket listings
Coming off a historic season and only $22?

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Friday, August 07, 2009

Early Rivalry Game Ticket Prices 8/8/09

The third in a series looking at ticket prices at three marque rivalry games. Surprisingly two of the three games show a firming. Prices for the Ohio State at Michigan have fallen dramatically dropping $80 between March and August.

Ohio State at Michigan Football Tickets Saturday, November 21, 2009
Section Row Qty. Price
End Zone 35R 97 2 $250.00 each
End Zone 11R 96 2 $258.00 each
End Zone 36R 94 2 $259.00 each

End Zone 34R 97 Up to 4 $214.99 each
End Zone 33R 36 2 $215.00 each
End Zone 34R 98 Up to 4 $215.00 each
End Zone 34R 40 2 $220.00 each

End Zone 33R19 2 $169.99 each
Corner 40 86 Up to 4 $171.00 each
End Zone 15R 21 2 $175.00 each

Another $45 drop in price with 2346 tickets available form $170 to $1245 (there is one $4000 end zone ticket listed).

Oklahoma vs. Texas Football Tickets Saturday, October 17, 2009
Section Row Qty. Price
Upper End Zone 115 29 Up to 6 $258.00 each
Upper End Zone 116 TBD Up to 12 $265.00 each
Upper End Zone 115 30 Up to 6 $278.00 each

Upper End Zone 116 21 2 $234.00 each
Upper End Zone 115 24 2 $234.00 each
Upper End Zone 115 23 Up to 4 $234.00 each
Upper End Zone 116 14 Up to 5 $241.00 each

Upper End Zone 116 21 2 $262.00 each
Upper End Zone 118 29 Up to 8 $265.00 each
Upper End Zone 115 18 Up to 4 $269.00 each
An increase of $28 with 943 tickets available form $262 to $1398.

USC at Notre Dame Football Tickets at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, IN
Section Row Qty. Price
Lower Level End Zone 18 TBD 2 $335.00 each
Lower Level End Zone 18 TBD 2 $335.00 each
Lower Level End Zone 19 TBD 2 $335.00 each
Lower Level End Zone 17 TBD 2 $335.00 each
Lower Level End Zone 1 TBD 2 $335.00 each
Lower Level End Zone 19 TBD 2 $335.00 each
Lower Level End Zone 17 45 2 $336.00 each
Lower Level End Zone 18 45 2 $336.00 each

Upper Level End Zone 118 23 2 $277.00 each
Upper Level End Zone 101 24 2 $277.00 each
Upper Level End Zone 118 23 2 $278.00 each
Lower Level End Zone 19 25 2 $284.00 each
Lower Level End Zone 17 TBD 2 $286.00 each
Lower Level End Zone 19 46 2 $286.00 each
Lower Level End Zone 18 TBD 2 $286.00 each
Lower Level End Zone 1 TBD 2 $286.00 each
Lower Level End Zone 2 TBD 2 $286.00 each

Lower Level End Zone 17 54 Up to 4 $280.00 each
Lower Level Corner 23 10, 11 2 $300.00 each
Lower Level End Zone 19 56 2 $301.00 each

An increase of $3 in price with 698 tickets available on StubHub from $280 to $1148 (a set of tickets set at $3500)

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No Beer For You

Students who get drunk and rowdy at a University of Minnesota football game may be asked to make a special stop — at a breath-test machine — before entering the next time.

So maybe the bars near TCF Bank Stadium won't need extra capacity as students that attend the game and act inappropriately will be flagged and made to take a little test. Would anyone be willing to have the same rule apply to all the fans. Drunk stupid behavior is not only the limited to just students.

Implanting RFID chips would save alot of time and might be able to provide real time blood alcohol reports.

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Amber Fall

Building a new $288 million stdium was only part of the expense. With a stadium come the need for improving the infastructure. Investment in better roads, sewers, and bars.

Bar owners near the new University of Minnesota football stadium are seeking city permission to serve drinks outside their walls on game days.

Think green, drink local.

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Thursday, August 06, 2009

Playing on Empty

Construction Cam

Roll over to pick your seat

Ever been to a shopping mall that is struggling? The empty stores tell the even the casual consumer that the business is struggling. In the current economic difficulties, decisions made more than two years ago seem silly and poorly thought out. Truth is, way back in 2007 the personal wealth created by the real estate boom was the drug that allowed the populace to look at the future with beer goggle. Fans can keep spending because home price never go down.

(I do have contempt for that part of American society that over consumed. Using the equity in real estate as a personal piggy bank is reckless and shortsighted. Given the wide spread practice of this the entire economy has been put in peril by lack of personal fiscal prudence. Washington and Wall Street played a role but the consumer made the final poor choices.)

Today the Baltimore Sun reported on the poor progress of selling luxury suites at the University of Maryland--UM looking for suite buyers at Byrd. In 2007 adding 64 luxury boxes the Byrd Stadium made sense, beer goggle sense. Now as the grand opening approaches 24 (37.5%) remain unsold. The announcement was noted in this blog HERE .

From that prior post:

"The first phase of expansion - scheduled to be completed by August 2010 - includes 64 swanky suites with flat-screen televisions, food services, and indoor and outdoor seating. Maryland can't move forward with its other plans, though, until at least 50 of the luxury suites have been sold...Ten suites have already been sold..."

Help me with the math here but they could not move forward until 50 had been sold...but only 40 have been sold.

"The cost for phase one of the project is $50.8 million, to be paid entirely by the athletic department. Maryland sold the naming rights of the field to Chevy Chase Bank for $20 million last year, and borrowed $35 million from the University System of Maryland."

And given the lack of sales will there be any problems with paying back the loan?

As other sports have found the luxury box is not a sure thing and the revenue does not always justify the cost.

Please buy a box!

Would winning even sell these boxes?

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