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LTHoo

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The difference between then and now


After CGW turned the program around.

When we had an extra ticket during the Welsh, Groh and early London years, it was easy to sell it when someone in our group couldn't attend. Over the past several years, it is difficult to even give them away for free. There are a lot of reasons for the decline in interest. The reseating policy seriously damaged relationships with VAF members. We had a couple of losing seasons at the end of the Groh era, London only had 1 winning season in 6 years and 2 winning seasons under Bronco. We were picked 4th or 5th in the Coastal prior to this season.

Expectations have also changed significantly. Fans believed we could win at a higher level in the past, which created excitement and interest in attending games. Today, many fans are don't expect much more than .500 seasons. Most games are on TV and it is hard for a .500 team to compete with everyone's busy schedules. In sports, the answer for solving almost all problems is to win. Until that happens at a higher level, fans aren't going to return to Scott Stadium regardless on the concessions, seating, etc. JMO






[Post edited by LTHoo at 10/14/2021 08:31AM]

(In response to this post by Mo Better Hoos)

Posted: 10/14/2021 at 07:59AM



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