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When will Auburn expand the stadium to 100k? Is it possible or in the making?
The Gus Bus is rolling, get on or get out of the way!!
Anybody got any intel on the above question
Nothing has been approved yet but they have long range plans in place. I would imagine stadium improvement, and possibly expansion, could be coming soon following the building of new athletic dorms and restaurant. I don't expect Auburn will approve a major stadium expansion until it's economically feasible via premium ticket sales.
This post was edited by Bryan Matthews 2 years ago
Cant see expansion like that at JH. The only thing that would make sense is expand for premium seating.
The bottom line is that we dont have the demand. We're not exempt from the cost of game tickets, the proliferation of TV games and the general cost of traveling anywhere currently.
I love going to games but I've only managed two games in the last three years. Just cannot afford to carry 3 kids and my wife to a game. You're talking $4 bills, just for tickets. Then food, gas.... $6 bills or so. Hard to justify.
They might be able to ring the end zones with a level of sky boxes, (similar to UGA), and add 3 to 5 thousand... but I just cant see us growing much above low 90s.
My guess based upon Phillip's comment above and what I have heard in the past is that if we do expand it will be along the lines of what LSU just approved last week- 4,500 end zone seats of which 3,000 will be premium club level seats plus a bunch of skyboxes. See link below for LSU end zone expansion.
Ticket sales have been dropping in the SEC, NCAA and NFL as most all games are now on TV in high-def. Unlikely to see major seat exapansions going forward but I could envision something in the range of 3,500 to 5,000 seats at Auburn. The unmet demand is in the premium seats not general admission.
What I like about an end zone expansion is that it would trap more sound and make it louder and more intimidating on the field.
BATON ROUGE - A proposal to expand Tiger Stadium will be presented to the LSU Board of Supervisors at its next meeting on April 27, it was announced Wednesday by Joe Alleva, Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics.
This post was edited by RobertB 2 years ago
Happy days are here again!!!!
Move the pressbox to the endzone and use that enormous area to add more scholarship seating. Then add additional suites along the top at the same level as the current suites.
my thought was that we would increase the capacity to 100k and lower the ticket prices. I havent been to a game since LSU in 2004 the 10-9 games.... As a teenager my parents didnt go and now as a young adult i cant afford it I figure the more seats lower the price and drive more people in...
This. I refuse to buy season tickets every year because the only thing available is endzone and upper deck. I'd pay for lower sideline but it's not available. I just pick the games I want to go to and buy lower sideline ticks on Stubhub.
The combination of the recession, a subpar 2008 season, virtually every game being televised and the development of high definition technology along with larger and larger flat screen TV sets with crystal clear pictures negatively impacted AU's season ticket sales to the point that I don't believe they are selling as many season ticket packages as they sold in 2007. Since they are not selling out the current season tickets available, I doubt there will be any significant JHS expansion except for"scholarship" types of seats, as others have stated above.
The only thing that might change that fact is if demand for season tickets significantly increases which could happen if AU starts consistently winning big over the next few years.
Anyone who has attended a game at JHS knows there are always tickets available outside the stadium before game time for even the biggest games. Shop around and you might find tickets at a significant savings especially right before the game starts. Understand though that the price printed on tickets does not represent the true cost. lower sideline tickets have either a $750 or $500 surcharge. Most uper deck tickets have a $400 surcharge and endzone seats have a $275 surcharge. Basically, any TUF season tickets cost the purchaser anywhere from about 50% to over 100% more than the "face value".
Unless "the wheels fall off" I can't imagine AU lowering ticket prices. In fact they've been going up over the years past.
"Brick by brick, my citizens. Brick by brick"
Yeah, a lot of people don't seem to really understand the actual cost of tickets. I understand why many people don't buy them. It costs a lot of money to go to home games every year. As someone else said earlier, tickets are just a fraction of it. At some point, I will walk away from mine. It's hard to do after buying them for so many years. I have three kids who graduated from AU and they have little interest in going. Distance, kids of their own, free time and costs all play a part. They stay at home or meet friends at a bar, watch it on the big screen along with all the pre-game shows and all the other televised games of the day. I don't blame them
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