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don’t rememberer seeing season tickets advertised since..... 2008. while mrs sharif and I will attend the majority of the home games, it’s sad that the university has not figured out the forces of supply and demand. we canceled our season tickets (held since 04) because it’s much less expensive (last season was about a 55% difference). to buy them on the secondary market. unless you’re behind a pole, there is not a bad seat in the house.
While this is certainly true in the present if this program returns to national prominence atop the polls then you'll find yourself in a situation of paying much higher single game tickets when everyone wants to watch. You might be able to return to season tickets. Maybe not. There's a tradeoff and pros/cons on both sides of the ledger.
since all of the games are on tv, I’ll have roll the dice. wichita is definitely a college basketball town with a corporate culture at the games. i wish that would change, but its not likely. the atmosphere for the thursday night tbt game was the best i’ve seen koch in quite some time.
finances were not a reason for dropping - perceived value was.
had center court seats about ten rows from the top
for a few bucks down the road, i can skip the line and get great seats again should we choose
i wish that wsu in-game production would listen more.
I’ve had tix since 98 and been in the same 2 seats since the Roundhouse Renaissance, added 2 tickets in 2006. We have tried to get our four seats together since 2007 but haven’t been able too. The best we have done is the same section, two rows apart and on opposite aisles. We are Bold Gold donors for 4 seats since Century Club parking was taken away. This season we were able to add a seat, move our all 5 seats together stacked 3 seats in front of 2 seats. Same section, one row back, and two aisle seats. Giddy as all get out.
You prostitute yourself to corporate donors at the expense of long term family donors, for short term gain, this is what happens when a dry season or two comes around. Things are getting better and the dry patch will pass.
RoyalShockShockBandKung Wu_kai_ EDIT: This is my 7,300 post since we had reset the post count with a change in bulletin board providers a decade plus ago. Shockernet has certainly seen the lows and highs of Shocker athletics and university life since ol’ Shockercat flipped the switch on this place. A tip-off the hat to RoyalShock, Kai, ShockBand, and of course KungWu for keeping the lights on over the years. Thank you and as always:
Last edited by DUShock; August 3rd, 2019, 05:51 PM.
After 15 years, my breaking point was reached after the 2018 season. It sucks cuz we’re in a real conference now too. Made 1 game last year (the UCF win, ha) and it does suck not being there watching live.
But they’ve just outpriced us. And I feel it’s nothing but a giant commercial when game play isn’t happening. The game production is mid major at best and worst of all, they don’t seem to care. Maybe they’ll start caring when the attendance continues a decline. The product is absolutely not an issue. The $8 nachos and the inability to show a controversial replay during the game are inexcusable. But hey, those bottle caps are back, despite being told to the fanbase that it was a conference rule, which was a flat out lie.
... No really, deuces.
"Enjoy the ride."
A) It wasn't a lie, but no one else followed it. We were attempting to be good stewards of the new conference.
Fev, honest question. What would bring you back? I'm being serious here. I'm going to ignore the replay thing because I don't really believe that keeps you from coming, as annoying as it may be. If they had $5 nachos, $5 beers and $3 dogs would you come back? If tickets were say $600 instead of $760 would you come back? I'm honestly curious what combination of price and amenities that you would want to return to buying tickets.
some time has passed and my feelings on this haven't changed - in fact they have become more sad/strong/angry/bitter. the games are big commercials with tired promos. I understand that the new conference and travel is much more expensive and the athletic department needs to raise monies, but they could do themselves a favor by listening to fans and refreshing the game-day experience.
i would have kept my tickets and PAID MORE for them if i felt that i was getting a true college basketball experience. the product on the court is gold, but in 2019 its about the entire production experience as i can watch the games at home for $4.99/mo. maybe that will change with declining revenues but a few things will hide problems for a while include items such as new revenues from beer sales (total revenue percentage increases yoy). eventually sales growth will slow and/or turn negative.
i have season tickets to sporting kc and while they are a professional organization, my experience with them has been nothing more than top notch. i received a call from and spent almost 20 minutes talking to my season ticket rep (yes i have one person that i talk to) about improvements to the fan experience that the club has made this year including ordering apparel online for quick pickup at the match (no waiting in line), discounts on concessions for season ticket members (STMs), wifi, and mobile concession ordering (wow they're fast and no waiting in line). While SKC is toward the bottom of the standings this year, the club seems to spend a lot of time working toward keeping the season ticket holders happy. we can blah blah that its a professional club or they have a big ass budget, but wichita state has plenty of resources / opportunities for free/low cost interns to work for us. they also have ears - whether or not they're being properly used is another story.
sometimes its not about wins and losses or supporting the guys. its about how an organization makes you FEEL. i FEEL that SKC does an amazing job of making me feel important and like i'm a big part of their success, I feel like they listen and are not happy with the status quo.