PlayMikeMotenMore wrote:TruePoint wrote:RhowdyRam02 wrote:
If the ticket is sold it's counted towards attendance whether you go or not
Just from a marketing perspective, we SHOULD do it this way, but I am almost positive that we don't. I have a family member that worked in the arena business for 30 years, and he is convinced that URI actually under-reports attendance, whereas most teams treat attendance like heights: it's almost all slightly exaggerated or rounded up. When we go to other sporting events, my family member can usually look around the arena and guess the attendance to a pretty high degree of accuracy - at the Ryan he is almost always on the high side.
Well you've convinced me and I'm sure everyone else on the board with that nugget. Way to bring it strong, TP! Hey everyone, TP's 2nd cousin on his mother's side worked in the arena business (changing light bulbs?) and he can play the family's "Guess the Attendance" game in any arena they go to except the Ryan Center.
For what it is worth.................
February 9, 2013, Saturday Night 7:00pm
We lost to St Bonaventure at home 67-61
Attendance was announced as 1933 for the Ryan Center
I was at the game and trust me, there were no more than 200 people at this game, probably more like 100. In no way, shape or form was the actual body count in the Ryan Center 1,933.
Bonaventure arrived in Rhode Island early Thursday morning directly from Indianapolis following its game against Butler, and Friday night the power at the team hotel went out due to Winter Storm Nemo. The hotel generators broke, leaving the Bonnies without electricity, heat, hot water and hot food for nearly 20 hours before they left for the game around 4:30 Saturday afternoon.
The game was originally scheduled for 2 p.m., but was moved to a 7 p.m. start early in the day Friday to allow the storm to calm down and transportation crews more time to clear the roads. Rhode Island officials declared a state of emergency as many in the Ocean State were without power following high winds and snow ranging from 2-3 feet. Rhode Island's Ryan Center was the only building on campus with power, and that came from a generator.
http://gobonnies.sbu.edu/sports/m-baskb ... 02091i9pem
http://www.gorhody.com/sports/m-baskbl/ ... w=boxscore