Racenut wrote: ↑October 15th, 2021, 10:50 am
Just a reality check for those wanting more general admission seating and better parking. I would imagine that most general admission seating will be done away with soon. That was FCS, we are now FBS. Every school that we would consider even remotely equal to us has ZERO general admission seating except in a designated student section. Every other seat in the house has a seat number on it and the right to purchase that seat is directly related to the booster club level to which a person contributes. Not trying to sound mean, just being truthful. As soon as next year, there will be fans of other schools buying lower level Flames Club memberships just to get tickets to the one game of the year when their team plays us. They will sell most of our other game tickets on Stub Hub to recoup some of their investment. If you don't believe it, you will when you see all the Orange clad Hokies and blue/white BYU fans at our games next year. Our current reserved season and single game tickets are so much cheaper than other FBS tickets, that those fans will pay the price. For example, a single game reserved LU ticket is generally in the $30 range and ECU tix are around $60 not including Pirate Club contributions. That is with a $500 contribution to the Pirate Club and your seats are on the 20 yard line. You are not getting anywhere near the 50 yard line without a $1,500 Pirate Club contribution.
The goal is to get to a point where Football and Basketball pay for sports scholarships themselves and eventually for the non-revenue scholly's (like softball). I know that is in the future, but that will pave the way for more $ to stay in academics and other endeavors.
What LU needs is to get more alums into the Flames Club. The lowest level starts at just $60 a year and you can pay it monthly over the course of the year. Did mine yesterday for next year and they split it into 10 monthly no-interest payments. Tickets can be split up as well when the new prices are announced early next year. Parking is also included and my modest contribution this year entitled me to park right next to the bookstore. You can't beat that.
To conclude, LU has the most reasonable prices to see a top 25 caliber FBS team in the country, it's time for some to realize what a gem we have and get on board. By the way, I got season basketball tickets too. Great seats for less than $9 a game, come on, man!
Agree 100000000%. I have been a member of the Flames Club for 25+ years. It wasn't even called the Flames Club back then. It is a great way to support the athletic program. I know that it is disconcerting to have opposing fans sitting in the Club Seats, especially when they are sold out. I am also aware of some, who plan to join the Flames Club next year, just to sell their tickets to the VaTech's of the world, to recoup their cost of the rest of the season ticket price.
We have a great product at a very reasonable price. EVERYONE on this board should be a Club member.
As far as expanding the stadium, I believe it is quite premature. We haven't come close to filling the one we have. I see the wisdom in a stadium the resembles the basket ball arena. People always want things that are in short supply. I bought 2 season ticket to basketball, even though I live 3 hours away and will probably attend very few games. But when I want to attend, I want my tickets readily available. Use my name when joining, I get points for referring new members.