Tom Servo wrote:muni cup14 wrote:Just another reason on why our attendance has been down.Why would
someone pay 15$ for a ticket when for 5$ a month they can watch the
game on line.Home games should be blacked out within 50 miles.
To me that is a garbage excuse, games were on Channel 14 for years when 10,000 people were there and you could watch that for free. In addition, the games that have been on FSN Midwest have usually been some of the strongest draws over the years. The data just doesn't back this up.
The people who say they'll just watch it at home are not ever going to go anyway, so it really means nothing.
The whole idea of them being on TV is for people to get some exposure to them so eventually they'll come to a live game - well worth it in my opinion. Much better than burying their head in the sand and waiting for the people to show up like UE used to do.
To me, having the games at 1:00 PM on Sat and 6:00 PM on weeknights is a whole lot bigger issue than having them on ESPN + which a big percentage of people probably have no clue how to use.
Seeing an exciting product, a winning team, and having fun, has more to do with attendance than ESPN3 does. I am very thankful that UE is able to stream games, on whatever media, as there are those who cannot physically attend the games, and would not be able to see them otherwise.