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Kris, we all know ops facility is #1 priority. That’s a given. But a few…

things aren’t going to change. C’ville-Albemarle is too small of a market to come even close to filling Scott. It will require the key population centers such as DMV and 757 to help rebuild those numbers.

My kids and their friends are alums, mid-to-upper 30s with high earnings and discretionary income to be ideal targets as ticket buyers. Unlike their parents, none of them are interested in committing to be season ticket buyers. They may choose to come to a big game once a year (or homecoming) and can find tickets through friends or 2nd party sellers. They have zero interest after grinding through DC area traffic 5 days a week of getting in a vehicle 7 Saturdays in the fall to battle traffic on a 6th day.

That’s why I suggest the days of consistent crowds of high 50K is long gone. There may be one or two a season. And I give Bronco/Carla kudos for the student outreach program to cultivate a fandom beyond four years on Grounds. But the DMV will remain a key component with over 40K alums currently there and a major employer of our graduates to attract future ‘Hoos.

How do you motivate enough fans to walk away from 60+ inch screens, surround sound, food/beverages of choice with every game being broadcast to drive 2 1/2 hrs? It’s a lot different than walking from the dorms, JPA apartments or a Rugby Road House.

Therefore, the dynamic I described above is not going away. UVA can only hope that the grads from this decade will reinvest in football much stronger than those from the previous two decades. Because that’s where the gap in support resides right now and immediate future that prevents larger attendance with greater consistency.

(In response to this post by Kris)

Posted: 09/15/2021 at 05:29AM


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  Wouldn't bother me giving away chunks of tickets -- balzhoo 09/14/2021 5:55PM
  Negligible impact on attendance -- 007 Hoo 09/14/2021 3:31PM
  I didn't say it was a good idea... -- The Hook 09/14/2021 2:55PM
  Cant get much dumber ** -- Mg234 09/14/2021 3:02PM
  VAF says, 'hold my beer'... ** -- The Hook 09/14/2021 3:05PM
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  For him ** -- Mg234 09/14/2021 3:32PM
  He'd fit right in. ** -- The Hook 09/14/2021 3:35PM
  They get tickets. Some have run out with the team. -- ChathamHoo 09/14/2021 3:44PM
  Thanks.. -- Birddog 09/14/2021 3:50PM
  Thanks, was just wondering. ** -- Birddog 09/14/2021 4:16PM
  This is the way ** -- HoosYourDaddy003 09/14/2021 1:55PM
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  If you can find 3 drinks at SS...... ** -- Zhoo 09/14/2021 2:50PM
  That's the genius part -- mrcaniac 09/14/2021 3:02PM
  Fair point. ** -- Molina 09/14/2021 2:15PM
  Here is what I would do...... -- Zhoo 09/14/2021 12:51PM
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  I’d put the tickets I can’t use into that ** -- EC Hoo 09/14/2021 5:44PM
  Or give them to university staff ** -- TriplHoo 09/14/2021 12:10PM
  Except for profs ** -- 09/14/2021 12:27PM
  Haterade ** -- Mg234 09/14/2021 2:46PM
  Thank you, Lyle ** -- 09/14/2021 4:51PM
  Why not profs? ** -- OstHoo 09/14/2021 1:09PM
  (#halftime pass-outs) -- Trigon 09/14/2021 11:35AM
  Who is "He"? -- DeltaPsiberHoo 09/15/2021 4:55PM
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  That's a negative, Ghostrider. ** -- jdubforwahoowa 09/14/2021 11:01AM

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