I think the university should set up a shuttle service...not from Blackham or some other parking lot...but from each "fan's" home. We don't want to inconvenience anyone.
It's my opinion. You might agree. You might not. It might hurt your feelings or offend your sensibilities. Too bad. You don't have to like me. I don't have to like you. We don't need to be drinking buddies. That's the greatness of America. At least it used to be.
Or here's another thought: Being there will be so many people who want to tailgate that park at blackham, they can all tailgate over there. Being so many people will want to tailgate, the atmosphere won't be much different.
Come Early. Wear Red. Stay Late.
Lafman, we've upped our RCAF donations...so up yours.
I have a spare C-lot pass that I will not use and am willing to give away, on one condition though. The recipient of my pass has to recruit one friend to join the RCAF. $100-$249 level is fine. If you do this I will give you my pass for your (or your buddy's) use for all 6 games of the season. Think of the pass as an incentive to get someone new to join the RCAF. Anyone who is interested please PM me.
You guys that keep complaining about every IMPROVEMENT the University makes is nauseating. Casual fans can't walk from the Hilton to Cajun Field? Non-casual fans walk way farther than that when attending an LSU game but ours can't walk several hundred yards?
So attendance and the program should suffer so people can have convenient parking spots next to their tailgating spots? Buddy, grow a set and show up early to drop your stuff off and its not a problem.
What barriers are there to becoming a fan as you say? You mean actually having to pay to park and buying a ticket to watch a sporting event that requires money to function? If that's a barrier then that person wasn't going to be much of a supporter of the program anyway.
Do you remember when the IceGators were playing in the Cajundome? People PAID TO PARK IN THE GRAVEL and still walked to the Cajundome and it was sold out every game. People pay to park at all events around the country but because we do it now we're turning people away?
People like you want undefeated seasons, low ticket prices, convenient FREE parking, a great coach and all on a shoestring budget. If you can't walk a few hundred yards to sit on your butt while tailgating how will you ever make it up and down the stairs of the stadium. Here's a benefit of the parking plan: We won't have so many fat people to look at by the end of the year. We'll call it the "RCAF Diet: Dropping money and pounds to make a change."
CajunRebel, since it seems like you will be void of "casual fans" at your tailgating spot this year would you be interested in selling your spot? I mean with having to walk 100 yards with a chair, ice chest and your food it just is so much hassle. Not to mention sweating, packing your items up before the game and picking up trash after the game and its a wonder why anyone would pay to do this. You would literally need to show up at least 3 hours before the game and have a set of testicles to have any chance at succeeding. With stipulations like this it's no wonder why the casual fan wouldn't be interested. With all of the monetary fees asked these days it's like they are asking you to help subsidize their athletic program. That's just wrong and unacceptable in my opinion.
I am willing to purchase your tailgating spot as a favor so you don't have to break your back this year. Think of it as a donation. And with so many people not going to the games this year I can't see how the value would go up any higher so sell while the market demand is high.
You can always go drop your stuff at the spot before you go park. I have parked in reserve parking for years and have never carried one thing from truck to my spot. Pull up to the spot, unload, then go park. Quit being so damn cheap and if you want to be lazy it only cost you a 250 donation.