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    UA Offering Season and Mini-Package Tickets

    https://www.tuscaloosanews.com/news/...icket-packages

    Before I over react and think this is an early indication of future ticket sales, is this normal and I am forgetting it?


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    Re: UA Offering Season and Mini-Package Tickets

    Apparently, ticket prices (and all of the associated fees) have hit the saturation point, and the ticket-buying fans are showing the administration the ole crimson finger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
    https://www.tuscaloosanews.com/news/...icket-packages

    Before I over react and think this is an early indication of future ticket sales, is this normal and I am forgetting it?
    I don't recall them doing this in the past, and with a TidePride waiting list, don't know how they could unless sales are down.
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    Re: UA Offering Season and Mini-Package Tickets

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    I don't recall them doing this in the past, and with a TidePride waiting list, don't know how they could unless sales are down.
    My thoughts as well.


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    Re: UA Offering Season and Mini-Package Tickets

    Wow! How can they justify the TidePride waiting list given this? Something isn't right.

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    So do all the “Alabama football is in high demand so you should give them your wallet” folks still saying that it is in the best interest of the University to continue to price goug folks who have been loyal to them for over 30 years of going to games?

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    Re: UA Offering Season and Mini-Package Tickets

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    Wow! How can they justify the TidePride waiting list given this? Something isn't right.
    Because that $25 fee was desperation on their part because all those loyal fans just gave them the other #1 finger after being price gouged to hell.

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    Re: UA Offering Season and Mini-Package Tickets

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
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    Before I over react and think this is an early indication of future ticket sales, is this normal and I am forgetting it?


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    I think they had some struggles last year but this year has been much worse. Faculty/staff ticket package buy-in was clearly not up to snuff because they were practically begging me to sign up over email.
    I owe it to the people to have a signature...so here goes nothing!

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    Re: UA Offering Season and Mini-Package Tickets

    Well if people want tickets then here is your chance! The Bama tickets are no more expensive than other major football schools.
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    Re: UA Offering Season and Mini-Package Tickets

    I also like how you have to pay for the tickets, donate to the school, pay a processing fee, and pay an "order charge." Especially since the order charge is somewhat hidden below the package options and not included in the section that the other prices are included.

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    Re: UA Offering Season and Mini-Package Tickets

    Also, I received notice that I’m now eligible for A&M and MSU road tickets which wasn’t the case at Tide Pride renewal time. It would seem that demand has peaked and Tide fans are a bit tapped out.


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    Re: UA Offering Season and Mini-Package Tickets

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
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    Before I over react and think this is an early indication of future ticket sales, is this normal and I am forgetting it?


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    I recall Tennessee doing this a few years ago......


    Anecdotal evidence: I bought someone else's season tickets for the 2016 and 2017 seasons (different persons each time). Last year, I was not going to be able to go anyway - remember, I live in Dallas, so for me it's huge expense just to go to one game, and I have a child in "college" (a conservatory), so I didn't even try. This year, I got a text message from the broker who sold me tickets two years ago asking if I wanted season tickets. I politely declined, mostly because I'm not paying a fortune for what amounts to two decent home games.

    I'd never heard of someone having (or feeling they had) to contact someone else in order to sell Alabama football tickets.

    I know folks get upset about the overall grind, and since we've BY FAR played more games than anyone else since 2014 - and more big ones - I "get" not opening with Ohio St in BDS.

    But at some point, the novelty of "the BDS experience" wears out on the locals, and who in their right minds is spending Saturday at BDS watching us end the game with New Mexico St or Mercer in the first qtr? We haven't lost a home game to an unranked team since 2007, and very few of those kinds of games have even been close. At some point - especially in the HDTV age, everyone has a big screen, plumbing going out in the stadium so you have to hold it - the expense isn't worth it.
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    Re: UA Offering Season and Mini-Package Tickets

    Quote Originally Posted by selmaborntidefan View Post
    I recall Tennessee doing this a few years ago......


    Anecdotal evidence: I bought someone else's season tickets for the 2016 and 2017 seasons (different persons each time). Last year, I was not going to be able to go anyway - remember, I live in Dallas, so for me it's huge expense just to go to one game, and I have a child in "college" (a conservatory), so I didn't even try. This year, I got a text message from the broker who sold me tickets two years ago asking if I wanted season tickets. I politely declined, mostly because I'm not paying a fortune for what amounts to two decent home games.

    I'd never heard of someone having (or feeling they had) to contact someone else in order to sell Alabama football tickets.

    I know folks get upset about the overall grind, and since we've BY FAR played more games than anyone else since 2014 - and more big ones - I "get" not opening with Ohio St in BDS.

    But at some point, the novelty of "the BDS experience" wears out on the locals, and who in their right minds is spending Saturday at BDS watching us end the game with New Mexico St or Mercer in the first qtr? We haven't lost a home game to an unranked team since 2007, and very few of those kinds of games have even been close. At some point - especially in the HDTV age, everyone has a big screen, plumbing going out in the stadium so you have to hold it - the expense isn't worth it.
    It really isn’t the “wearing out the locals” it’s the university saying “screw you and pay us more” to their most loyal fans and wondering why their numbers aren’t going up when they do that and ask money from fans that aren’t on Tide Pride


    My friend’s uncle got on Tide Pride from literally day 1, and got to practically pick his 50 yard line seats in the shade. He had 12 tickets that he has paid for for over 30 years. He knew the renovations were probably going to affect him and was prepared to move if it was a somewhat understandable place. The university basically gave him 2 options. 1) move and have scattered seating in the zone seats or 2) Get box seats for over 120k a year in donation fees alone.No one in their right mind will take option one, and there is a reason zone seats have the most turnover. He basically said he wasn’t doing 120k a year. They must’ve really thought that folks were going for those options because they came back with a lesser price. Basically everyone was too hacked off to even consider it. There are many stories just like this one on other sites.

    It was after this that the university started the absurd paying to stay on the waiting list thing and running vendors off campus. The university is desperate because they have found out that they just made some of their most loyal customers seriously angry and are having to rely more on younger and unpredictable Tide Priders to start carrying a heavier load. It’s really no coincidence that the Crimson Standard hasn’t gone according to plan, and season tickets are now available to the public after a mass exodus of waiting list people and Tide Priders for over 30 years finally giving up tickets.

    The university’s greed has finally caught up to them.
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