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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunrunner View Post
    I get what you're saying in the first part and agree.

    As for the 2nd part...if we were somehow 5-0 right now with wins over Miss State and Bama, you'd have a butt in every seat and patch of grass at Cajun Field. If anything, even just LSU fans curious to see what the hell our team is about.

    Of course, that's not the case right now.
    I dont think we'd sell out. We dont have any sort of supply and demand at cajun field. Just anyone can get a ticket and there's no buzz and excitement around it. You mentioned lsu and they have people on a waiting list to spend their life savings to get season tickets. But its "too expensive nowadays here" and cant give away tickets even with reduced costs promos like mcdonalds family fun pack, etc.

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    Just to keep things in perspective before Hud got here 22,000 was a damn good attendance day. I'd be happy with that. I hope the good weather will bring out more fans.

    The problem is that the new stadium expansion makes a crowd of 22,000 look empty as ****. Another problem is that they maked the middle sections of the East side off for reserved seating but couldn't actually sell tickets there. So it stays empty.


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    Quote Originally Posted by angeleast View Post
    fortunately , we are in south central La. and he s going to florida
    He will also hit land on Wednesday and game is not until Saturday. By Saturday, Michael will be in Atlantic. Bigger factor is Tigers game conficting with ours to some degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragin' Caleb View Post
    I dont think we'd sell out. We dont have any sort of supply and demand at cajun field. Just anyone can get a ticket and there's no buzz and excitement around it. You mentioned lsu and they have people on a waiting list to spend their life savings to get season tickets. But its "too expensive nowadays here" and cant give away tickets even with reduced costs promos like mcdonalds family fun pack, etc.
    FYI, LSU doesn't have a waiting list for season tickets. They didn't sell all their season tickets this season.

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    These students suck, plain and simple. No sugar coating it. I was at the Texas State game, and they had about 2-3k students there (in the first half) for a terrible team, with ACL going on down the road. I don't think there is a worse student section in the Sunbelt than UL. Maybe Georgia State, but I can't confirm that, yet.

    ETA: 19,450
    300 students

    LSU/UGA keeps away 5k


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    Quote Originally Posted by Localyokel View Post
    These students suck, plain and simple. No sugar coating it. I was at the Texas State game, and they had about 2-3k students there (in the first half) for a terrible team, with ACL going on down the road. I don't think there is a worse student section in the Sunbelt than UL. Maybe Georgia State, but I can't confirm that, yet.
    They weren't always bad.


    Someone sent the message that they didn't matter.

    Someone needs to send the message that they are needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunNation View Post
    Predicted 25k last week. Sticking with it.

    Best gameday weather in several years. Best group of running backs in the history of the school. We might have 2 future NFL RBs on the same roster. We've got the best tailgating in the country. It's Homecoming. Gonna be a very good game.

    The place to be Saturday afternoon is not at home on a beautiful Fall afternoon watching those other guys. The place to be is Cajun Field.

    People will show up to watch the Louisiana Pain Train.

    Better than Alonzo Harris and Elijah McGuire combo? I'm not saying they are not, but both of those guys have actually played in the nfl.

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    My prediction . . .


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunDreDog View Post
    FYI, LSU doesn't have a waiting list for season tickets. They didn't sell all their season tickets this season.
    I'll take your word on that, I really dont care too much for those boys out east. But that's not the point. It's about supply and demand. 105k find a way. In the same state. Only an hour away. But we don't have 50k fans who have money, or 40k, or 30k. Do you see my point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Localyokel View Post
    These students suck, plain and simple. No sugar coating it. I was at the Texas State game, and they had about 2-3k students there (in the first half) for a terrible team, with ACL going on down the road. I don't think there is a worse student section in the Sunbelt than UL. Maybe Georgia State, but I can't confirm that, yet.

    ETA: 19,450
    300 students

    LSU/UGA keeps away 5k
    The entire fanbase sucks. We add 3000 students to our attendance and our numbers still suck. We have a much larger issue than just the students and people need to realize that. The local community is not getting involved for whatever reason. Until that is fixed our attendence will always be bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angeleast View Post
    fortunately , we are in south central La. and he s going to florida
    30,000. Festival people come take in a UL Football 🏈 game

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    They weren't always bad.


    Someone sent the message that they didn't matter.

    Someone needs to send the message that they are needed.
    I'm sure everyone can think of games were the student section was packed. If not packed, it was certainly fuller than it has been in recent memory. When Hud was winning, the students showed up. They'll come back for a winner.

    Plus, across the college football landscape, attendance is a topic of conversation. I'm sure the peer schools in our conference and similar sized institutions across the G5 collectively have the same conversations about attendance as we do on this board, oh, every 9 days or so.

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    Hudspeth was motivating and marketing to the students and fan base in the beginning. UL had hope of being big time due to winning. Students and fans need constant visual reminder. Does the athletic department need to have more of a presence on campus?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyCajun View Post
    30,000. Festival people come take in a UL Football 🏈 game
    I'm thinking we get at least 10 Festival People.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clutch0364 View Post
    The entire fanbase sucks. We add 3000 students to our attendance and our numbers still suck. We have a much larger issue than just the students and people need to realize that. The local community is not getting involved for whatever reason. Until that is fixed our attendence will always be bad.
    Because we don't win.. And I don't mean Sun Belt win.. We need to WIN.

    People want to be a part of something special. Beating NMSU isn't special. Even if you do it over and over again.

    Bring Boise to town and win. Go beat a Kentucky or Ole Miss on the road, and then come home and dominate the conference. Do something special on national TV when the whole country is watching. That's our problem.

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    There are folks in the Athletic complex who are paid money to figure this out. Obviously, they aren't doing a very good job. UL has always had game marketing/involvement issues. While winning will cure some of these ills (see Cincinnati vs Tulane, the Bearcat student sections were full for an afternoon game...) its going to take some creative direct marketing to sway student participation. It ain't rocket surgery, get creative and get to work on social media. Avoid the "cutesy" promotions, they never work and only look cheap and dumb. NO ONE is going to show up to for a free fry or drink promotion. And to some extent, this situation DOES involve the game day atmosphere and in stadium experience, which has been enough of a sore point that it makes its way on to the after game surveys, but changes never occur. And since it is homecoming, Napier should say something about not just student attendance, but address the "casual" fan out there...


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    Quote Originally Posted by facelessjonmoon View Post
    Better than Alonzo Harris and Elijah McGuire combo? I'm not saying they are not, but both of those guys have actually played in the nfl.
    Didn't say current duo is better, yet. I think when you throw in Calais, this is the best RB group ever.

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