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Ohio State to raise ticket prices?

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

  1. buckeyesin07

    buckeyesin07 Veni. Vidi. Vici.

    I'm not sure how any of this is responsive to my post. Who cares if OSU charges more? If you're right in your guess that teams like Nebraska "have arguably more demand," then the market will bear that out and OSU will lose customers and be forced to drop its price back to current levels. BTW--you're kidding yourself if you think that's going to happen.

    As for your claim that this isn't "going to do anything to stop money being lost to scalpers," well, if you really think that more of what scalpers currently make off $70 tickets won't be retained by the university now charging $125 for the same tickets, then I don't know how anyone can explain it to you. Of course it won't eliminate scalpers altogether, but it certainly will redistribute some of the money they currently make back to the university. And that's a good thing, IMO.
  2. THEWOOD

    THEWOOD "Greed Is Good"

    I am glad they are raising prices. Means maybe I will actually get to buy tickets from the source instead of a fucking scalper.
  3. Tonyank

    Tonyank BuckeyeNation 4 Life

    this
  4. Mike80

    Mike80 CRUCKER CROAKER!!

    Exactly.

  5. I have no doubt we'll still sell out most games. I'm still going to games, I'll still buy tickets to ''premium'' games.

    What I meant by my comment about scalpers, is that currently, you'll see $70 tickets being sold for $500 or $1000 for the best games. Once the price is upped, the price the scalpers will charge will be that much higher. The crappy games usually soll for well below face, and they still will...
  6. gmen6981

    gmen6981 Just livin' the dream.....a bad, bad dream.

    It's the first year in a long long time that I can remember seeing tickets available on Ticketmaster right up to game day for almost ALL home games.
    I couldn't believe the number of face value tickets that were out there for sale.
  7. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie


    I let this go the first time it came up because someone else hinted at the answer, but this needs to be put to rest.

    On Monday of game week, the visiting team returns their unsold allotment. EVERY week that this happened, the morons on 97.1TheFan berated the Buckeye Fan base for leaving tickets unpurchased, even if the tickets were snapped up by Tuesday.

    Also there is the sad fact that there was no Bowl game or Championship beyond the division to play for this year, and that seems to have had an effect on demand.

    For 2013, in spite of the sorry schedule and slow economy, demand will be brisk.
  8. buckeyesin07

    buckeyesin07 Veni. Vidi. Vici.

    No offense, but I disagree with this wholeheartedly. Scalpers may ask for more if they themselves have to pay more, but people buying from scalpers won't pay more. Are you really telling me that you believe, all other things equal, that the general public will pay $500/pair for tickets to a TSUN game if the face value is $150/pair, but the general public will pay $700/pair for tickets to a TSUN game if the face value is $350/pair? Because I don't.
  9. I absolutely think they will. I sold one ticket to The Game in 06 for $600...It was on roughly the 20, South-east side. half-way up A. Not a fantastic ticket by any means.
  10. jlb1705

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

    That's not entirely where the available tickets were coming from last year. I bought tickets to the Cal game directly from the ticket office... two seats next to each other... two weeks before the game... in the alumni section.

    There were also plenty of tickets sold in that part of the stadium that people didn't redeem. I went to two games this past season, and there were empty seats beside both me and my wife for both games. While the elbow room was nice, the reminder of the frontrunner element of the Ohio State fanbase was not.
  11. AuburnBuckeye

    AuburnBuckeye Go Bucks

    A $9 hike to personally witness a national championship team seems fair to me
    BayBuck likes this.
  12. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    I get a shot at two tickets each year. In the past the price has been in the 60 to 70 buck range. If it's a Big 10 game, or a real D1 game- and no, I don't consider Ohio, BGSU, YSU or even Cincinnati a "real D1" game- its a bargain even if I do end up in the end zone.

    However, most years I get a chance to buy two tickets to games such as San Diego State, Ohio U., YSU, EMU etc., etc. Games for which I can, and have, purchased for as little as $10 and in much better locations than those offered to alums. In the past I've gone ahead and purchased such tickets just to be sure I get my annual fix of being in the 'shoe for a game.

    At some point in time the price I'm willing to pay and the price OSU wants to charge me will be heading in different directions. I'm going to guess that this may be that point. IF OSU wants me to buy 2 tickets for a Big 10 game at $80, I'll buy. If they want me to buy 2 tickets to watch Buffalo, SDSU or Florida A&M at $80 I'll pass and take my chances with scalpers.
  13. Best Buckeye

    Best Buckeye Pretending I'm a pleasant person is exhausting Staff Member

    The prices have been heading north for me for a couple of years now, especially with my health heading south so another increase is another nail in the coffin that was my interest in attending games. I always went once a year if I could.
    Now their pricing is beyond the price I'm willing to pay .
    I'm was like Cinci in that getting to see the Bucks play at least once a year was all I needed in life. But now I'm retired on less money and 90 is out of reach.
    Oh I could pay it but since I'm too old and unathletic and married to chase college women anymore at tailgates it takes half the fun out of being there.
    I can ogle ,and leer, at the babes here in Toledo at the mall for free.
    Just think, I can remember getting tickets for 14 and 16 bucks.
    :(
    So anyway when you combine the pricing with the physical exertion needed to walk a mile to the Shoe and climb 10 or 20 rows with an elephant on your back its just getting to be too much.
    And it certainly is too much to pay to see a patsy.
    Writing This has made me sad. :( :(
  14. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    And it should have been easier due to the shift from quarters to semesters. For once everyone was in school BEFORE the season began.
  15. JBaney45

    JBaney45 Junior


    I think this is more of a factor of having a better ticket support structure set up through ticketmaster where they can relist unsold/returned tickets easily...coupled with the fact that it's poorly advertised and the average buckeye fan probably wouldn't think that you could go to ticketmaster and grab spare tickets the week of a game.

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