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    For those who say the students show up at games... Link to article about attendance

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    November 29, 2012 | Filed under: Campus,News | Posted by: Marc Torrence
    Alabama fans are greeted with a familiar sight as kickoff nears for a football game in Bryant-Denny Stadium. It’s as common as seeing the Million Dollar Band on the field or the pre-game “Tradition” video.
    Only this one isn’t so inspiring.
    The upper deck student section, where students are sent once the lower bowl has reached capacity, is never filled and has become an eyesore for many fans. It’s a blemish on what some say would otherwise be the most spectacular sight in college football – 101,000-plus fans packed into one stadium to watch a football game.
    The student section has never filled up completely, or even come close, according to information received from The University of Alabama under an open-records request.
    Alabama’s season opener against San Jose State in 2010 drew the most students since 2008, when the University started using ACT Cards for football tickets and the earliest that data was made available. Of the 17,000 seats given to students, only 13,638 were filled for the game. That means 3,362 tickets went unused, and the section was just over 80 percent capacity.
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    Re: For those who say the students show up at games... Link to article about attendan

    It was obvious (a couple of times) on TV last weekend for the Auburn game. If they dont show up for that, something is wrong.

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    Re: For those who say the students show up at games... Link to article about attendan

    Good article.Cleared up a lot of questions I had about how student tickets were managed.
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    Re: For those who say the students show up at games... Link to article about attendan

    That's because trust fund babies are too good to sit in the upper deck like us common folk. Not all, just some. From what I understand, it's a first come first seat kinda of thing.

    On a positive note, I believe that the students are the loudest and I love it when they set the tone for making noise at the stadium. Also, in their defense....."responsible" students don't have all day to get there 6 hours before kickoff just to get a better seat, watch a three hour game then go back to where they live.

    So stick em together in the lower section, everyone wins!

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    Re: For those who say the students show up at games... Link to article about attendan

    They need to look at the average number of seats that were empty this year and remove them from the student section. It's ridiculous to have unused seats when there are people on the TP waiting list will to pay good money for those seats. Let the students complain about the lack of $10 seats, not the people willing to pay 10x that much for them.

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    Re: For those who say the students show up at games... Link to article about attendan

    Quote Originally Posted by HitMan54 View Post
    That's because trust fund babies are too good to sit in the upper deck like us common folk. Not all, just some. From what I understand, it's a first come first seat kinda of thing.

    On a positive note, I believe that the students are the loudest and I love it when they set the tone for making noise at the stadium. Also, in their defense....."responsible" students don't have all day to get there 6 hours before kickoff just to get a better seat, watch a three hour game then go back to where they live.

    So stick em together in the lower section, everyone wins!
    I think your perception of responsible students not having time is not the problem. I don't think you have to go 6 hours early to get a seat. I also don't think most students spend that much time studying on Saturday.

    The upper deck section is pretty annoying to see I don't really have a solution for it. At South Carolina you request a ticket each week and either get the lower or the upper it is assigned. That might help but kids who get the upper might just say screw it and turn in their tickets. The positive with that system is if they turn it in someone else who wants to go can claim it.

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    Re: For those who say the students show up at games... Link to article about attendan

    They should get rid of the ACT card crap and go back to just having regular tickets. That way the students who don't want to go can sell them without the person buying them who's not a student having to shell out $80 extra dollars! Makes it impossible for students who can't go to sell their tickets, because most of the ones bought from students are friends and family that just want to sit with their friend/family that goes there!
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    Re: For those who say the students show up at games... Link to article about attendan

    "Deas said entitlement plays a key role in the lack of enthusiasm he’s seen from students."

    "“Students think that just because they get tickets, they don’t have to use them,” he said. “I just don’t understand that when you go to a school with a program like Alabama football – the program is, right now, the best in the country. Yet the only people that seem to be apathetic about it are the people that attend school there.”



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    Re: For those who say the students show up at games... Link to article about attendan

    yeah, i dont understand not going to most games as a student. i went to all of them until my sr. year when i had a job that required working saturday nights. and most of the years i was there, we had to trudge to legion field for most of the games.
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    Re: For those who say the students show up at games... Link to article about attendan

    Quote Originally Posted by J4Bama View Post
    "Deas said entitlement plays a key role in the lack of enthusiasm he’s seen from students."

    "“Students think that just because they get tickets, they don’t have to use them,” he said. “I just don’t understand that when you go to a school with a program like Alabama football – the program is, right now, the best in the country. Yet the only people that seem to be apathetic about it are the people that attend school there.”



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    well, they're going to be in for a rude awakening when they get out of school and realize how expensive tickets are.
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    Re: For those who say the students show up at games... Link to article about attendan

    They should have it where 30 mins before the game, the tickets that are not used, can be sold to the public. Then that would take care of the students not caring or who want to show up late. They would show up and late and their tickets wouldn't be valid anymore.
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    Re: For those who say the students show up at games... Link to article about attendan

    Take away ALL upper deck seating for students and sell them to the people on the TP waiting list! I may could get that magic email then!!

    In the 5 football seasons I was a student at Bama, I NEVER missed a home football game.

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    Re: For those who say the students show up at games... Link to article about attendan

    I've never missed an Alabama game where I've had a student ticket. I had to bail on the Mississippi State game this season because I did go up to the upperdeck and it just got to darn chilly for me.

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