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Re: Attendance

Postby acecard » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:24 pm

If the official attendance is figured on the actual number of tickets SOLD, and since there were people sitting in the upper deck, that must mean that there are no more than 6,000 seats in the lower bowl. As I understand it, there could be not one single person in the stands, but the official attendance would be reported as 6,000, or how ever many tickets were sold. There were obviously a lot of no shows yesterday.

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Re: Attendance

Postby muni cup14 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:23 pm

Second in the Valley in home attendance. 5059.
Illinois St. 1st at. 5092. And were 1 game under 500

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Re: Attendance

Postby IBLEEDPURPLE » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:00 pm

muni cup14 wrote:Second in the Valley in home attendance. 5059.
Illinois St. 1st at. 5092. And were 1 game under 500


I don't think anyone who predicts we will lead the conference in attendance next year would be going too far out on a limb. Heck, we are only 33 behind Illinois State and finishing second this year is possible if not first.

Like the saying goes, "what a difference a year can make" and we are seeing the fruits of the change in direction already in many ways. The wins will be the next area we see improvements in. This year we are already overachieving. If we can finish .500 for the year it would be terrific. Long way to go but love the direction of the program.

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Re: Attendance

Postby muni cup14 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:59 pm

I don't think the upper deck seats 4000.

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Re: Attendance

Postby ncace » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:07 pm

Maybe someone could break down upper and lower capacity for us. My guess would be 7500 lower/2500 upper, but it could be more like 80/20.

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Re: Attendance

Postby Purple&Orange » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:36 pm

If I had to guess I’d say the lower bowl for basketball is around 6,000. I would imagine by opening up the upper level on one side that it meant each seat was sold in the lower bowl. I also remember a 5,500 non-con attendance announced with the curtain down.

The product on the floor has a lot to do with the increased attendance but the athletic department staff deserves some credit as well for trying new things, reaching out on social media and just being more engaged, promoting the program.

This weekend was a great example with the raise the curtain graphics, promos involving Coach, and the work that went into a new intro video.

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Re: Attendance

Postby Tom Servo » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:17 am

They have done a fantastic job as far as attendance goes. I am still in shock at how far we've come from the dismal direction we were headed. Let's hope we can pull a miracle out of the hat and continue to win some games.

I'm pretty sure the lower bowl holds a little over 6,000 for basketball. The reason that number is low is because those tarps take up a ton of seats.
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Re: Attendance

Postby muni cup14 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:20 am

Okay I had the official number of seats available for an Aces basketball game in the lower bowl. This is per U of e athletics department. Approximately 6100. The reason there so many empty seats is those were individual seats that were available.

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Re: Attendance

Postby acecard » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:39 am

muni cup14 wrote:Okay I had the official number of seats available for an Aces basketball game in the lower bowl. This is per U of e athletics department. Approximately 6100. The reason there so many empty seats is those were individual seats that were available.

Logic would have said that the lower bowl has approximately 6,000 seats., which I said in an earlier post.

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Re: Attendance

Postby 6th man » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:57 pm

For your edification....http://icemenmaniacs.com/blog/?p=264

For Hockey you don't have the tarpped off areas nor do you have the addition of the baseline bar and the student and onfloor seating sections
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