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2017-18 Average Home Attendance Prediction Summary

Participant Average Home Attendance

1. Seawrightspostgame 6,219

2. Joe95 6,150
3. ATPTourFan 6,126
4. bigappleram 6,105

5. URI96 6,088
6. PeterRamTime 6,071
7. reef 6,052
8. sf2010 6,051
9. rhody law 6,001
10. rhodylocal 6,000

11. Blue Man 5,995
12. NJ03 5,990
13. Rhody Dude 5,988
14. hrstrat57 5,957
15. Rhody74 5,949
16. Rhodyhoopz 5,944
17. Roz 5,915
18. urirx 5,914
19. Justns11 5,903
20. TruePoint 5,901

21. RIFan 5,899
22. jmck 5,897
23. Iggy1979 5,876
24. CT Rhody 5,864
25. Taylor Swift 5,860
26. Mongo 5,856
27. section104 5,829
28. STC 5,802
29. ramsman75 5,800

30. wgracie99 5,797
31. bmat07 5,785
32. BPR2010 5,783
33. Stop! Rammer Time 5,780
34. DeanDome88 5,777
35. jaywin86 5,757
36. UCH21377 5,755
37. zporiri 5,750
38. sevegny7 5,750 Disqualified.
39. wpbrown8267 5,744
40. RAM67 5,741
41. bwerner10 5,732
42. Running Ram 5,727
43. bpaz11 5,722
44. Rhody Guy 5,712
45. rhodywins 5,705
46. BleedBlue87 5,700
47. URIFIJI 5,700 Disqualified.

48. mmp136 5,685
49. rambone 78 5,678
50. steveystuds06 5,675
51. twisted3829 5,673
52. Rhody1992 5,671
53. josephski 5,651
54. FroggyTheFan 5,612
55. runninrams5 5,605

56. jro44 5,593
57. rhodyruckus 5,589
58. Shaolin Swat 5,583
59. ramster 5,571
60. luke 5,559
61. NHRamFan 5,534
62. RFORTE 5,521
63. rhody12 5,519

64. rhodysurf 5,484
65. adam914 5,477
66. Buckets 5,473
67. neil 5,462
68. Rhody15 5,455
69. CTRamFan 5,448
70. Billyboy78 5,428
71. ram1980 5,409
72. Rhody83 5,404

73. ramfan85 5,391
74. rhodyrudder 5,374
75. URIRecruitingInfo 5,340
76. Kingston 5,334
77. Bos8 5,333
78. The Dude 5,321
79. RoadyJay 5,318
80. Sweep The Leg 5,317

81. spookydog 5,269
82. Ram1019 5,222
83. Martyf250 5,205


84. Shinze88 5,161

85. NYGFan_Section208 5,000

86. RI_Bred 4,999
87. section(105) 4,900
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.....boy there is the Debbie downer in at 87th slot.....
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Seawright off to a good start.
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I think we will avg over 6 k !!
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RHODE ISLAND HOME ATTENDANCE 2016-17 YTD
OPPONENT | ATTENDANCE | TO DATE | AVERAGE
UNC-Asheville | 6,367 | 6,367 | 6,367
Holy Cross | 4,309 | 10,676 | 5,338
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Disappointing 4309 . I think on even the poor teams we still need to get over 5k ???
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reef wrote:Disappointing 4309 . I think on even the poor teams we still need to get over 5k ???



First two games this year each had an almost identical +300 more than their counterpart game ly. My thinking is this number ties very close to the increase in full season tickets that occurred. The mini pack sales increase is still yet to be seen as neither game played to date was part of offered plans. I unfortunately do not think we will see big numbers for games other than PC until mid January when the students arrive. I also think the recent injuries will prevent the team from meeting initial expectations in the OOC portion of the schedule and not drive upward momentum as was once hoped.
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RF1 wrote:
reef wrote:Disappointing 4309 . I think on even the poor teams we still need to get over 5k ???



First two games this year each had an almost identical +300 more than their counterpart game ly. My thinking is this number ties very close to the increase in full season tickets that occurred. The mini pack sales increase is still yet to be seen as neither game played to date was part of offered plans. I unfortunately do not think we will see big numbers for games other than PC until mid January when the students arrive. I also think the recent injuries will prevent the team from meeting initial expectations in the OOC portion of the schedule and not drive upward momentum as was once hoped.


RF1,
I hate to ask a question that I am sure has been discussed many times but does the 4,309 count turnstile tickets (actually scanned and entered the Ryan Center)or is is tickets actually sold?

Also, does the 4,309 include players, cheerleaders, concession workers, security workers, basically everyone in the building?
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ramster wrote:
RF1 wrote:
reef wrote:Disappointing 4309 . I think on even the poor teams we still need to get over 5k ???



First two games this year each had an almost identical +300 more than their counterpart game ly. My thinking is this number ties very close to the increase in full season tickets that occurred. The mini pack sales increase is still yet to be seen as neither game played to date was part of offered plans. I unfortunately do not think we will see big numbers for games other than PC until mid January when the students arrive. I also think the recent injuries will prevent the team from meeting initial expectations in the OOC portion of the schedule and not drive upward momentum as was once hoped.


RF1,
I hate to ask a question that I am sure has been discussed many times but does the 4,309 count turnstile tickets (actually scanned and entered the Ryan Center)or is is tickets actually sold?

Also, does the 4,309 include players, cheerleaders, concession workers, security workers, basically everyone in the building?



Sorry. I do not have a definitive answer to your questions. I however am inclined to believe it is scanned tickets as there are sometimes wide variances from game to game.
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I believe it is any sold/comp ticket and any scanned student ID. Anyone working would not be included.
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Unread postby RoadyJay » 2 weeks ago

4,485 tonight. 5,630 against Brown last year which was also a weeknight game.

But there is no problem right?
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RoadyJay wrote:4,485 tonight. 5,630 against Brown last year which was also a weeknight game.

But there is no problem right?


1145 lower than last year or 20.3% lower. Don't know what to say.

Maybe 1000 showed up last year just to see your signs. An atrocity that Roady Jay's signs are no more
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With the PC game home on Saturday, that took away any limelight this game might have had last year. It’s not an apples and apples comparison due to that but still nontheless disappointing. Hopefully that turns around as the season progresses. Also as the season ticket base continues to grow year over year, this will start to become less of an issue as scarcity and the event helps the cause.
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Unread postby RhodyAlum » 2 weeks ago

Attendance for weekday games is a reflection of the local fan base, students included. I'm a season ticket holder who lives in Boston; I attend select games including Saturday's and any game that I don't attend I donate to the Vet ticket program.

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RHODE ISLAND HOME ATTENDANCE 2017-18 YTD
OPPONENT | ATTENDANCE | TO DATE | AVERAGE
UNC-Asheville | 6,367 | 6,367 | 6,367
Holy Cross | 4,309 | 10,676 | 5,338
Brown | 4,485 | 15,161 | 5,054



RHODE ISLAND HOME ATTENDANCE 2016-17 YTD
OPPONENT | ATTENDANCE | TO DATE | AVERAGE
Dartmouth | 6,052 | 6,052 | 6,052
Marist | 4,021 | 10,073 | 5,037
Brown | 5,630 | 15,703 | 5,234
Belmont | 4,626 | 20,329 | 5,082
Old Dominion | 4,250 | 24,579 | 4,916
Holy Cross | 3,537 | 28,116 | 4,686
William & Mary | 3,570 | 31,686 | 4,527
St. Joe's | 3,880 | 35,566 | 4,446
La Salle | 3,753 | 39,319 | 4,369
UMass | 6,202 | 45,521 | 4,552
St. Bonaventure | 6,757 | 52,278 | 4,753
George Washington | 5,190 | 57,468 | 4,789
Dayton | 7,394 | 64,862 | 4,989
Fordham | 3,791 | 68,653 | 4,904
VCU | 6,845 | 75,498 | 5,033
Davidson | 7,263 | 82,761 | 5,173
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Unread postby reef » 2 weeks ago

No excuse for this rediculously poor turnout. Anything less than 5k for last night is unacceptable
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CT Rhody wrote:With the PC game home on Saturday, that took away any limelight this game might have had last year. It’s not an apples and apples comparison due to that but still nontheless disappointing. Hopefully that turns around as the season progresses. Also as the season ticket base continues to grow year over year, this will start to become less of an issue as scarcity and the event helps the cause.



I disagree. This is about as apples to apples a comparison as you can get.
Same opponent, 1 year later, in November, School in session for both games
4,485 versus 5,630: lower by 1,145 or 20% fewer people

I've read a lot of excuses and "justifications" and reasons today.............not buying any of them

Before yesterday's game there is not a poster here who can honestly say they thought attendance would be that much lower than last year, but today it seems many were not surprised

No PC Game last year (Away) but now this year because Brown is on Tuesday and PC is 4 nights later on Saturday that URI Fans decided to forego the Brown game? Really? If that is the case and URI fans are that fickle we are in some kind of bad shape

- URI has now won 4 Top 25 games under DH. Complaint was Baron never beat a Top 25 team in 11 long years
- URI won the A10
- URI got in the NCAA
- URI won an NCAA Game and got significant National Publicity with performance in Sacramento, Lamar Odom and Jim Harrick publicity as they attended both games in Sacramento
- URI picked to win the A10 Conference in preseason for the first time EVER
- Top 25 Recruiting Class for the first time ever
- Dan Hurley in his 6th year

My fear is that the 4,485 is a sign of things to come. If we can drop 20% year to year like that I struggle to believe we won't see similar drops in other games as well. Was this a fluke? Hopefully, but I have my doubts.

Hurley, Cox, the Seniors on this team, the Junior, Sophomores, Freshmen and incoming recruits deserve larger crowds than what we are getting.

Our Coach will not stay here forever, he is frustrated by small crowds like this, and incoming candidates for Head Coach will take note of the attendance figures too.

We want Cox monetarily rewarded for his accomplishments and have people donate - fine. But also students, alumni and other fans needs to get in the seats in larger numbers.

VCU down year but still over 100 consecutive sellout and the caliber of the opponent, day of the week, National Football League Schedule, time of game, weather, etc do not matter. Dayton sells out regularly with over 12,000. Sure they have a head start on us. We are catching up on them fast with Recruiting, W/L Record, etc but our attendance rate of increase is snail-like.
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Does everyone that is complaining about attendance go to every game?? My wife and I do (snow stopped us once last year)... Think about why you miss games .. Others have the same reasons.. Student attendance is the biggest disappointment.. You are already there. Fact is no one has the answer to why the building is not full.. Uri since I have been a fan (37 years) has always been the bridesmaids to the arrogance from up north. Not sure that will ever change.. We enjoy the games even more so now with the improved product. Enjoy the ride while it lasts, stay loyal and do what you can do to support the team.. Even with 4000 in the building it can be loud.. Let's do what we can control to keep the train rolling.. Much more fun talking about players coaches and recruits than harping on something that may never change.. Enjoy the ride.. Its kinda fun... Rhody rhody rhody
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Don’t look so deeply into Brown type games. As has been shown there are local teams with far more resources and success and even multiple national championships that can’t sell out a crap no-doubt win in the OOC.
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ATPTourFan wrote:Don’t look so deeply into Brown type games. As has been shown there are local teams with far more resources and success and even multiple national championships that can’t sell out a crap no-doubt win in the OOC.


Nobody is talking about selling out against crap teams.

1,145 less than last year is going in the wrong direction

Student attendance is the opportunity. Put people in the promotions department that can get students to attend. It can be done.

But the defeatist, woe is us attitudes, it's the best we can do type people should not be in the promotions, marketing, ticketing jobs - get some creative, energetic, optimistic people in those roles

Reminds me of the posters who said why would a player like Jermaine Harris ever come to URI back in the pre Hurley days

We change coaches, why not make changes to bring some energy to ticket sales and promotions - focus on the students - they will come
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The thing is, 1500 students will be there on Saturday and many others will be shut out. I wonder how many students who stand in line for an hour or so, then get to the door and are told that it's sold out, will return? Probably not a lot. The hard core students will be towards the front of the line already. They will get in. Many of the fringe student fans, will not. So, in this case, there will be too many students interested in going. Ironic.
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ram1980 wrote:Does everyone that is complaining about attendance go to every game?? My wife and I do (snow stopped us once last year)... Think about why you miss games .. Others have the same reasons.. Student attendance is the biggest disappointment.. You are already there. Fact is no one has the answer to why the building is not full.. Uri since I have been a fan (37 years) has always been the bridesmaids to the arrogance from up north. Not sure that will ever change.. We enjoy the games even more so now with the improved product. Enjoy the ride while it lasts, stay loyal and do what you can do to support the team.. Even with 4000 in the building it can be loud.. Let's do what we can control to keep the train rolling.. Much more fun talking about players coaches and recruits than harping on something that may never change.. Enjoy the ride.. Its kinda fun... Rhody rhody rhody


Some who make excuses for the attendance watch streaming I think.

Nail on the head with the students. By far the biggest disappointment. I don't blame them.
Make ticket acquisition as simple and quick as possible. Never make them wait in line to get in and then not let them in because too full. Ration out the tickets ahead of time. Respect their time. Do not make them waste their time in line to be disappointed. How does that make Students feel?
Mobile tickets on phone.
Get with the times. Get rid of paper tickets.
Make more than 1500 Student Tickets available.
Give them some better seating. Not just end zone
Raffle, lottery for better seats courtside - start with 50 or 100 but give them something to get them excited for
Get students involved in marketing, promotions, halftime events,

As far as enjoy the ride absolutely. I said in Jim Baron 2.0 let the season play out - the 5th year is not over yet - that was just 9 months ago. How things have changed.
Students are the key. They are not to blame either. Neither are posters here, season ticket holders, mini pack holders. URI has to turn around the marketing, ticketing, promotional aspects.

This Head Coach and Assistants will not be here forever. If we can't draw students now we likely never will
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Like I said there are no paper tickets for students anymore.

You are extrapolating out that attendance will be bad the whole season because of poorly attended Brown and Holy Cross games.
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Unread postby reef » 2 weeks ago

Let's just hope DH stays here for the long term. I would hate the fact if he left for a bigger job down the road that poor attendance was a big reason for his departure
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rhodysurf wrote:Like I said there are no paper tickets for students anymore.

You are extrapolating out that attendance will be bad the whole season because of poorly attended Brown and Holy Cross games.


Yes I am. I would restate my attendance guess in Obadiah's Attendance Contest today if I could.
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Unread postby Billyboy78 » 2 weeks ago

Have the casual fans and the students already forgotten what we did in March? You would think they would be at least somewhat interested in an early season game to see what we look like this year. (yeah, yeah, they're all waiting for the PC game to do that. The fringe fans can even kill two birds with one stone.)
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Billyboy78 wrote:Have the casual fans and the students already forgotten what we did in March?


In a word, yes.

To quote myself from the Holy Cross game...
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josephski wrote:People on here want to compare ourselves to Gonzaga, Dayton, VCU, etc, look at how many fans show up to their games even against low major teams.

The key is that those teams are on the level we want to get to. No one is saying that we are there yet. It takes more than just one conference championship and one NCAA tourney win. It's just annoying to read all the whining about it after every non-marquee home game.

But I guarantee we'll all hear about it again when we don't break 6,000 for Brown, CofC, Iona, and FGCU...


I'll be sure to bring it up again after the CofC game.
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sf2010 wrote:
Billyboy78 wrote:Have the casual fans and the students already forgotten what we did in March?


In a word, yes.

To quote myself from the Holy Cross game...
sf2010 wrote:
josephski wrote:People on here want to compare ourselves to Gonzaga, Dayton, VCU, etc, look at how many fans show up to their games even against low major teams.

The key is that those teams are on the level we want to get to. No one is saying that we are there yet. It takes more than just one conference championship and one NCAA tourney win. It's just annoying to read all the whining about it after every non-marquee home game.

But I guarantee we'll all hear about it again when we don't break 6,000 for Brown, CofC, Iona, and FGCU...


I'll be sure to bring it up again after the CofC game.

5000 would be nice...
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RHODE ISLAND HOME ATTENDANCE 2017-18 YTD
OPPONENT | ATTENDANCE | TO DATE | AVERAGE
UNC-Asheville | 6,367 | 6,367 | 6,367
Holy Cross | 4,309 | 10,676 | 5,338
Brown | 4,485 | 15,161 | 5,054
Providence | 7,959 | 23,120 | 5,780


RHODE ISLAND HOME ATTENDANCE 2016-17
OPPONENT | ATTENDANCE | TO DATE | AVERAGE
Dartmouth | 6,052 | 6,052 | 6,052
Marist | 4,021 | 10,073 | 5,037
Brown | 5,630 | 15,703 | 5,234
Belmont | 4,626 | 20,329 | 5,082
Old Dominion | 4,250 | 24,579 | 4,916
Holy Cross | 3,537 | 28,116 | 4,686
William & Mary | 3,570 | 31,686 | 4,527
St. Joe's | 3,880 | 35,566 | 4,446
La Salle | 3,753 | 39,319 | 4,369
UMass | 6,202 | 45,521 | 4,552
St. Bonaventure | 6,757 | 52,278 | 4,753
George Washington | 5,190 | 57,468 | 4,789
Dayton | 7,394 | 64,862 | 4,989
Fordham | 3,791 | 68,653 | 4,904
VCU | 6,845 | 75,498 | 5,033
Davidson | 7,263 | 82,761 | 5,173
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Unread postby Billyboy78 » 1 week ago

How did they fit so many people in the RC yesterday? I thought Standing Room was illegal? I'm not complaining. It was great. I had a bunch of PC fans right next to me in section 211 standing at the railing in the corner. It was great watching them suffer. I turned over to wish them a Merry Christmas with about 30 seconds left, but they had already bailed.
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Unread postby Rhody74 » 1 week ago

I thought it was limited by fire codes. If we can get nearly 8k for a sellout, I'm all for it. BTW, sitting in the car listening to Steve and Don (and Chris) for 20 minutes was a pleasure.
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Nice to get that avg back up now we need to keep it up
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Unread postby ATPTourFan » 1 week ago

Also nice to get a few hundred "bonus" butts in the seats for those of us in the 6000+ avg per game club. :)
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Unread postby Obadiah » 1 week ago

Remember the full effect of the mini packages incremental to the full season tickets began with the PC game and the second game in the package is the C. of C. game.
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Obadiah wrote:Remember the full effect of the mini packages incremental to the full season tickets began with the PC game and the second game in the package is the C. of C. game.

Yes, it looks like that game will have a good crowd too....not close to 8000, but well over 6000.
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Unread postby Blue Man » 1 week ago

I think the conference schedule attendance will truly dictate Dan's willingness to stay or go.

Every single excuse that's been listed for attendance - NCAA, A10 title, NCAA win, national ranking, beating PC - we've covered.

It very well could be as many have said that the location/etc doesn't bode well for us with casual fans. Maybe that is the case, and we're not meant to have a super passionate fan base for basketball. If that becomes a reality, expect our coach to be gone shortly.

Having seen what I've seen in the Ryan Center, the paper 20 win teams could command a lot of 6k + games January to March, even when collapsing.

Saturday should've convinced the last of the holdouts that this program deserves the fanfare we want. I'm betting we get it.
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Unread postby reef » 1 week ago

That's a great point Blue no reason attendance in conference games should be lower than 6k on average
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Blue Man wrote:I think the conference schedule attendance will truly dictate Dan's willingness to stay or go.

Every single excuse that's been listed for attendance - NCAA, A10 title, NCAA win, national ranking, beating PC - we've covered.

It very well could be as many have said that the location/etc doesn't bode well for us with casual fans. Maybe that is the case, and we're not meant to have a super passionate fan base for basketball. If that becomes a reality, expect our coach to be gone shortly.

Having seen what I've seen in the Ryan Center, the paper 20 win teams could command a lot of 6k + games January to March, even when collapsing.

Saturday should've convinced the last of the holdouts that this program deserves the fanfare we want. I'm betting we get it.

Unfortunately the students won't be on campus for 4 of those, almost 45% of the A10 games.
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Blue Man wrote:I think the conference schedule attendance will truly dictate Dan's willingness to stay or go.

Every single excuse that's been listed for attendance - NCAA, A10 title, NCAA win, national ranking, beating PC - we've covered.

It very well could be as many have said that the location/etc doesn't bode well for us with casual fans. Maybe that is the case, and we're not meant to have a super passionate fan base for basketball. If that becomes a reality, expect our coach to be gone shortly.

Having seen what I've seen in the Ryan Center, the paper 20 win teams could command a lot of 6k + games January to March, even when collapsing.

Saturday should've convinced the last of the holdouts that this program deserves the fanfare we want. I'm betting we get it.

Unfortunately the students won't be on campus for 4 of those, almost 45% of the A10 games.


Agreed. I just don't think those are the types of games Dan or anyone would expect to be packed - unless it was a year when you had a great A10 team coming in. It's not reasonable in any college environment that isn't pitting 2 top 25 teams against each other, to assume you can get 80% capacity for games when your school isn't in session.

Without the students on campus, 5500 is what you could consider a realistic "sell out" without the 2000 + student fans.

If we're get 4500 for those games, you can certainly expect 6500 the rest of the way.

Win and that place will sell out. Just gotta keep it going.
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The friar fans who bought the mini-plan solely to get in on Saturday will not return for the other 5 games.....I have been told this by several acquaintances who are doing it.......the others with no strong ties to the friars may come back for weekend games....

Unfortunately our conference opponents are off to terrible starts so the draw of playing other potential tournament teams won't be there.....
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Even if they bought the tix but don't show it still should count toward the attendance I think ??
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It will show up in the stats but no bodies in the building
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Also, interesting to note that MBB continues to sell the 5 game mini packages even though the PC game has taken place.You can buy the package with the 2/23 Dayton game in place of PC and the package will be available up to the 12/16 game with C. of C.
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The corner sections in the 200s and the midcourt sections in the 300s are pretty much sold out for the C of C game. That's because of the increase in the mini-plans,
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Unread postby RF1 » 1 week ago

I thought this was an interesting read on the attendance problems at four time NCAA National Champion UConn:

Bad Will and Empty Arenas are UConn’s Fault
By Tyler Wilkinson -
December 6, 2017

http://adimeback.com/bad-will-empty-arenas-uconn-fault/
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Like the writer, loved this line:

Each empty seat at a game represents one fan who existed in 2006 that no longer exists today.
As attendance has eroded, so too has the overall interest in UConn basketball.
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Struggle UConn struggle and stay away from our head coach !!!
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reef wrote:Struggle UConn struggle and stay away from our head coach !!!


You should probably be rooting for them to win then
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