Monday, May 20, 2013

More moves: BC changes student ticket packages

First the Game Day tents, now Brad Bates changing in the student season ticket packages. Like the Game Day pregame facilities, I have no idea if this will work, but I applaud the action. Empty student seats were an embarrassment  Maybe this will change things.

Austin Tedesco broke the news and highlighted how the program will work.

All undergraduate students will be eligible to purchase the pass, and there will not be a limit on the number of passes sold. Once purchased, the pass will be loaded onto a student’s Eagle-One Card. Students will then be able to swipe their IDs for entrance to all football, men’s and women’s basketball, and men’s hockey games.

Swiping a card instead of a paper ticket is hardly revolutionary. BC is playing catch up there. The bigger change is the bundling of all the tickets at a reduced cost and available to all students. Two of the biggest complaints students have had (going back to my days) is lack of tickets and the cost. Now both have been addressed. The best part of the plan is bundling football with the other sports. Even the least interested BC student tends to buy football tickets. The casual Superfan was only committing to a few games and the cost was relatively cheap. Now those passive fans will have access to more events. I don't think they will suddenly become die hards and attend every basketball and hockey game, but it should create a marginal increase in attendance.

 Based on just his recent announcements, I am becoming very optimistic about the plan Bates is unveiling this summer. His early moves have shown a willingness to address long-neglected issues. If we keep heading down this path being a BC fan might be a totally new experience in five years.


BCMike said...

This almost makes me want to take one class part-time so I can get access to this card.

Really a great idea.

Tim said...

BRILLIANT: "Students will receive one point for attending high-demand games, two points for moderate demand, and three points for low-demand. The athletic department will determine point values for each game based on the quality of opponent, day of the week, and time of the game. There will also be bonus points for swiping in 30 minutes early and for attending designated games for Olympic sports."

BC05 said...

I think the best part of this deal is the overselling of student seats.

eagle1331 said...

Also have to give Bates credit for letting the Heights make the announcement. Minor in the grand scheme of things, I suppose, but the way he has worked with students the last few months has to be applauded...

Big Jack Krack said...

I like it a lot at first glance.

Reasonably priced and the point value aspect looks good.

Also, get in early and earn bonus points.

Go BC.

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