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    Quote Originally Posted by ULGrad@HOU View Post
    You never build anything with a usage plan of 30+ years by looking at what is going on in a short time frame. The program is down now, that is not your gauge. With being in the sucky Sunbelt, and any excitement, Cajun Field has seen 36K, 38K, and over 41K. It is ridiculous and down right stupid to set your limit at 35-40K and not to expect surpassing that. You recently hired a staff, both administrative and coaches, with a success goal in mind. Make absolutely sure the facilities can support a growth in success, or why even try? Minimum, 40K - 50K.
    Thank you very much. Even though the national attendance trend is downward, we have real chances of growing ours significantly in the next few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJeaux View Post
    I agree with you...anyone here ever went to a game at Middle Tennessee??....terrible stadium...
    I drove through it.. Murfreesboro and the stadium both look like a ____ hole

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    While it may be cheaper to build a new structure, what do we do with the current stadium? And how much would it cost to remove/re-purpose it?


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    While it may be cheaper to build a new structure, what do we do with the current stadium? And how much would it cost to remove/re-purpose it?
    Someone brought up using the hole as a new parking tower which is a great idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajunsFan View Post
    Thank you very much. Even though the national attendance trend is downward, we have real chances of growing ours significantly in the next few years.
    I think you will be disappointed. Families have diverted their disposable income to investing in their children. Here in Nola I see people dropping or splitting their LSU/Saints tickets because it is too expensive and too time consuming. I haven't been to a UL game in two years even though I have season tickets because I do not have the time. Winning 8 or 9 games in the SBC or Cusa will not change peoples weekend habits. We saw this with basketball this year. Having 33k means we sell out a game every 10 years. I do like the idea of future expansion if our fortunes change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    Someone brought up using the hole as a new parking tower which is a great idea
    thanks - see post #11 and a supporting reply a few post down. - I would leave the concession stands and restrooms on east and south sides to service the parking tower.

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    Attendance will continue to drop drastically, prices keep going up which will keep people bowing out which will cause them to keep raising prices and more and more people stop going. Combine that with it's too hot, it's too cold, it might rain, parking too far, park too close, i don't like to walk, if only the Game was at 4, if only the game was at 7...etc, etc, etc...we will never need anything over 40k. If it ever comes to that, then sellout 40k every game.


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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleCajun View Post
    thanks - see post #11 and a supporting reply a few post down. - I would leave the concession stands and restrooms on east and south sides to service the parking tower.
    If someone stepped up, we could back up the proposed administration building to the parking structure and finally tear down Cox Building. Maybe attach a stage to the north or south end for concerts or plays. The south end zone is to code. This is an architect's dream job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    I think you will be disappointed. Families have diverted their disposable income to investing in their children. Here in Nola I see people dropping or splitting their LSU/Saints tickets because it is too expensive and too time consuming. I haven't been to a UL game in two years even though I have season tickets because I do not have the time. Winning 8 or 9 games in the SBC or Cusa will not change peoples weekend habits. We saw this with basketball this year. Having 33k means we sell out a game every 10 years. I do like the idea of future expansion if our fortunes change.
    This is happening throughout the nation in virtually all college and pro sports. Having the ability to watch so many games on TV or online is also a factor. Exceptions are whwn the football factory and blue blood basketball schools are having big games. Even our baseball team is getting about 60 per cent of announced attendance on a game by game basis. Mid majors are really having it tough due to all the attention going to big schools. This new reality needs to be considered when making facility decisions. That is for all schools, not just ours

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazycajun View Post
    Attendance will continue to drop drastically, prices keep going up which will keep people bowing out which will cause them to keep raising prices and more and more people stop going. Combine that with it's too hot, it's too cold, it might rain, parking too far, park too close, i don't like to walk, if only the Game was at 4, if only the game was at 7...etc, etc, etc...we would never need anything over 40k. If it ever comes to that, then sellout 40k every game.
    Tickets are $20-$25 and have been since 2008 price is not the issue

    If you win & play good competition people will come

    Napier & Maggard are restructuring the way we schedule & will see a lot more regional G5 teams that people care about at Cajun field

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    I think you will be disappointed. Families have diverted their disposable income to investing in their children. Here in Nola I see people dropping or splitting their LSU/Saints tickets because it is too expensive and too time consuming. I haven't been to a UL game in two years even though I have season tickets because I do not have the time. Winning 8 or 9 games in the SBC or Cusa will not change peoples weekend habits. We saw this with basketball this year. Having 33k means we sell out a game every 10 years. I do like the idea of future expansion if our fortunes change.
    Basketball played an extremely ____ty schedule that's why people did not go none care about Louisana College .. Now if football is 8-2 or 9-1 We will have 30K + for the South Al game

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    This is happening throughout the nation in virtually all college and pro sports. Having the ability to watch so many games on TV or online is also a factor. Exceptions are whwn the football factory and blue blood basketball schools are having big games. Even our baseball team is getting about 60 per cent of announced attendance on a game by game basis. Mid majors are really having it tough due to all the attention going to big schools. This new reality needs to be considered when making facility decisions. That is for all schools, not just ours
    Well said. I trust our administration to make the right call here. I believe 20 years from now we will all look at these giant football stadiums the same way we looked at multi purpose stadiums built in the 70's....relics of the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    Tickets are $20-$25 and have been since 2008 price is not the issue

    If you win & play good competition people will come

    Napier & Maggard are restructuring the way we schedule & will see a lot more regional G5 teams that people care about at Cajun field
    A Ticket isn't the only thing that cost to go to a football game. Rcaf minimums, parking pass fees, tailgate fees, concession stand prices..every time they need more money they add. We need a lot more people paying not the same people constantly paying a lot more. I was and still an ok with raising prices to catch up with everyone else, but they need to find a way to get more people on board do we can make strides and not just having the same people footing the bill to simply keep pace.

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    When UL added the back rests to the lower west side of Cajun Field, I'm sure it was done for the comfort of fans in mind. However, when the backs were added, it took away the leg room and now things are really tight and just as uncomfortable as before IMO. The entire stadium needs to be brought up to code. If that is done, it would then match the SEZ and all seats would be much more comfortable simply by giving everyone the extra leg room in the aisles.

    I think it is becoming very clear, that whenever renovations are made to Cajun Field, and whatever gets done, it will need to involve the entire facility and not just the upper deck.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    This is happening throughout the nation in virtually all college and pro sports. Having the ability to watch so many games on TV or online is also a factor. Exceptions are whwn the football factory and blue blood basketball schools are having big games. Even our baseball team is getting about 60 per cent of announced attendance on a game by game basis. Mid majors are really having it tough due to all the attention going to big schools. This new reality needs to be considered when making facility decisions. That is for all schools, not just ours
    Exactly.

    Stanford shrunk their stadium capacity a few years back (from ~80k - 45k) in order to increase ticket demand, and they've actually done quite well which includes their recent success of course. But also (and I said this about the $60 parking fee), the performance on the field has to complement the cost. Losing teams and poor competition don't sustain profits.

    IF we decide to remodel the stadium, our business model has to include 1) success complimentary to with the seating capacity and 2) the competition coming in. People aren't going to pay tons of money for a suite to watch us beat up on Texas State and ULM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    Basketball played an extremely ____ty schedule that's why people did not go none care about Louisana College .. Now if football is 8-2 or 9-1 We will have 30K + for the South Al game
    Even in the height of the greatest 4 years in our football program's history (which isn't saying much), the only game that came close to 40,000 was Southern. Sun Belt games got to 30,000, but that's it. 40,000 is the ceiling. Build that. If for some unknown reason, we can continually sell that out, raise ticket prices (supply and demand).

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazycajun View Post
    A Ticket isn't the only thing that cost to go to a football game. Rcaf minimums, parking pass fees, tailgate fees, concession stand prices..every time they need more money they add. We need a lot more people paying not the same people constantly paying a lot more.
    Thats fine if you dont want a parking pass dont get one they have shuttle service

    Tailgate is too expensive dont buy a spot

    Dont eat at the game if its too pricey

    Don't give to RCAF only about 10% of people at the games are member

    I pay 1000 for 2 tickets a parking pass and a tailgate spot cant find that anywhere in the country for that cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    Thats fine if you dont want a parking pass dont get one they have shuttle service

    Tailgate is too expensive dont buy a spot

    Dont eat at the game if its too pricey

    Don't give to RCAF only about 10% of people at the games are member

    I pay 1000 for 2 tickets a parking pass and a tailgate spot cant find that anywhere in the country for that cheap
    You know what I can find somewhere else in the country?

    A __ ___ PERIOD to separate sentences!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeauxLouisiana View Post
    You know what I can find somewhere else in the country?

    A __ ___ PERIOD to separate sentences!
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    But let me fix it for you ......suck .a .d_i_c_k

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    Thats fine if you dont want a parking pass dont get one they have shuttle service

    Tailgate is too expensive dont buy a spot

    Dont eat at the game if its too pricey

    Don't give to RCAF only about 10% of people at the games are member

    I pay 1000 for 2 tickets a parking pass and a tailgate spot cant find that anywhere in the country for that cheap
    And don't build a stadium over 40k capacity because you will never fill it. Not many casual fans/ families will drop $150-$200 to go to a sun belt football game. The die hards will always be there but that's only about 12k people at most. Keep raising prices and you will only need a stadium the size of Tulane. Or be smart and find a balance that gets the masses involved for every game. The Atlanta falcons and Baltimore ravens dropped there concession prices by more than half, i bet you will see more of that and i bet they will see attendance increase and revenue increase because they will have more people going and more people drinking and eating at games with reasonable prices.

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