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Ohio State to raise ticket prices?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Bucknut24, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Mike80

    Mike80 make it happen

    Yet people are still buying those tickets. You can only judge their intent or want if they don't buy them.
  2. JBaney45

    JBaney45 Junior

    True to an extent. It depends on if the people knew up front that said tickets were obstructed and/or were actually given the option to choose their seat. Many of the seating options are drawn at random after all. If you are in the Buckeye club or even enter the alumni lottery you could get stuck with your seats there. I suppose you agree to that risk when you sign up for the aforementioned, but I can see where it might put some off. Imagine dropping 1,500 on the Buckeye club and then another 1,400 on the pair of season tickets then drawing a seat where your view of half the game is obstructed. Might put you off from doing it again.

    Sure the seats are still getting sold year after year, but it's possible that stuff like that has a negative impact on Buckeye Club/Alumni Association participation which = extra revenue opportunities lost. Obviously one would have to have the numbers available to analyze in order to say for sure.
  3. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble

    You probably purchase them with your vcash:wink:

    On another note to those who are complaining about ticket prices going higher if you cannot afford something you don't purchase something. That's just a fact of life!
    buckeyesin07 likes this.
  4. Mike80

    Mike80 make it happen

    :lol:

    Way to make a statement and then play Switzerland with it :shake:
  5. buckeyesin07

    buckeyesin07 Veni. Vidi. Vici.

    Exactly. His whole argument seems to rest on the premise that because he's entitled to receive tickets to premium games at face value, his price to those games is now going to go up to $250/pair for those premium games in 2013.

    :tibor:. I know many people (myself included) who would love to have bought tickets to '05 Texas, '06 TSUN, or '10 Miami (FL) for $250/pair.
  6. Bucknut24

    Bucknut24 Trolololol

    lots of elitist pricks up in dis thread :paranoid:
  7. JBaney45

    JBaney45 Junior


    To be fair, my original statement:


    "May" be some seats. I guess the question in terms of moving to a tiered seating structure is to whether the lowest priced seat would be the 70 bucks you are paying currently and everything else would go up or if you drop those seats down 10-20 dollars while you are raising most of the other ones.
  8. jlb1705

    jlb1705 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Staff Member Bookie

    Getting your name drawn in the alumni lottery for M*ch*g*n tickets instead of a game against some MAC school is suddenly a bad thing?

    [​IMG]

    I've seen a lot of people complain about the quality of the matchups during football season. While everybody likes to see the big showdowns, I'll gladly watch the Buckeyes play any time, any place. I won't turn my nose up at getting tickets to a game against a lousy team. It's the Buckeyes I'm there to see, not the other guys.
  9. I've been incredibly lucky in the past in regards to games I've attended. I've been to every one of the top 10 attendance games plus many, many others. I've never paid more than face.

    I will also continue going to the games with the price increase.

    That said, Ohio State tickets are already among the highest in the country, and I feel that this increase is just the school being greedy.
  10. buckeyesin07

    buckeyesin07 Veni. Vidi. Vici.

    Two things in response to the bold:

    1. OSU tickets may be already among the highest in the country. I don't know if that's true or not, but let's say it is. I'd counter that OSU is among the best football programs in the country. So I guess I don't find that point persuasive at all. If you want a cheaper ticket, go to an Indiana football game--the quality will be inferior, I promise. But it appears that only price matters.

    2. I'm not sure what you mean when you say this "is just the school being greedy." If you define "greed" as the school attempting to retain money that would otherwise wind up in the hands of scalpers, I guess I agree. But I'm not sure that's how I'd define "greed."
  11. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble

    Plus, the football and basketball programs fund how many other athletic programs at The Ohio State University.
  12. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    To paraphrase Patrick Ewing: sure, they make a lot of money, but they spend a lot, too. :tongue2:
  13. GP-FUCKIN-A-RIGHT! While I wouldn't trade a ticket against scUM for any other, I would be more than content watching the Buckeyes break some kind of record off in the Bulls ass.
  14. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    Is it time for me to pull out my "I Like Ike" button and go all, I remember when a loaf of Wonder Bread was 10 cents, a nickel got you a real chocolate candy bar or a Coke and the student activity card was $15 and that was for 6 home games against real D-I teams and half the basketball season?

    "Where have you gone Johnny Havlicek? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you..."

    Anybody seen my walker and prune juice?
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  15. This is the site I used to find ticket prices. On the side bar it lists conferences, and if you click that it'll show prices by school.

    Based on that article, which granted is from 2010, the ''premium'' tickets would be the highest cost tickets in the country, tied with tickets to the Oklahoma - Ok State game from that year.

    Tickets to OSU games already cost more than tickets to normal Nebraska games, despite Nebraska having a considerably smaller stadium and arguably more demand, seeing as they've sold out every game since the 70's.

    OSU tickets cost almost double Stanford ''high demand game'' tickets, despite Stanford needing the revenue to support almost as many sports as OSU has.

    OSU tickets are more than normal Alabama games as well, despite Alabama having even more success than we have recently.

    I don't think the price increase is going to do anything to stop money being lost to scalpers. Only way they're going to stop scalpers from getting money off of tickets is if they charge so much that no one buys them at all.

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