You sure you don't want to hang out with Coley O'Brien that weekend?
you and Lou and Coley and then duck out.
you are always welcome. You don't just "talk the talk"; you actually "walk the walk". It is always a treat to hang out with you.
I have some local Domers (one you know) who are looking for seats. I will use my contacts to fill their orders.
What some might call futile and stupid, others call it character building.
And then sell them to them at face value or less.
It's something that they worked out with ND.
It just means fewer tickets in the various ticket pools for that game.
ND Band is moving because of the new visitors' tunnel, but there's no rule that says the bands have to have equal accommodations. Michigan and MSU would have their bands sit in the student section while ours would be on the field level.
Thankfully this program has been decomposing for quite some time, so I could provide years notice I wanted nothing to do with this stench.
Have at it UGA fans.
Then reality drags the program back to earth.
Yes, ND ticket holders -- including season ticket holders -- will now be able to sell their tickets above face value without worrying about jeopardizing their ticket rights. (See link on how to sell via Vivid Seats.) Vivid is simply a marketplace. You can put your tickets on there and price them however you want.
I live and work in Atlanta. I cannot tell you how many Georgia fans and alumni have approached me about acquiring tickets. There is huge pent-up demand from UGA: they almost never travel out of the region for games, and there is a loyal and large following. Having never played in South Bend before adds to the uniqueness and demand for the event.
Although it is anecdotal, my friends and colleagues are willing to pay well over two hundred dollars per ticket. They view it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Add to this their excitement about a pair of great runners and a promising young quarterback and the second year of a new coach. The fact that ND alumni and fans are firmly in wait-and-see mode (or worse) with respect to the current direction of the ND program, coupled with the now unfettered ability to scalp tickets, and I think this will be worse than the Nebraska debacle.
Or is only VividSeats allowed to do that?
If it is, I have no idea why they would give UGA a head start in invading our stadium.
As I understand it, we give USC 10,000 and everyone else 5,000. SC gets more because they give ND more. I don't recall us giving more than 5,000 to any of our other recent, big name opponents (Texas, OU, Penn State), so I have no clue why they would give Georgia more.
That notwithstanding, it will be a sea of red. UGA has played road gives at Colorado and Arizona State over the past ten years and they have had a massive crowd there. This game is bigger than those two easily.
they have more tickets to give them. Demand is down among the ND faithful, and the administration would rather create a hostile crowd than miss an opportunity to make a few bucks.
The lottery demand for this game will be the largest of all the 2017 games. They will have no problem filling the stadium at full price to ND fans.
I'm not so sure about the second.
Speaking for our alumni club, we offered 50 tickets to the Georgia game in a Dutch Auction. We received 33 bids. The clearing price was the minimum required bid of $1 over face.
I'm with the Atlanta club - maybe we can work out a deal. Email above.
But I think you are wrong. I think ND alumni will indeed request that ticket, but I think more than ever before will turn around and sell them via Vivid seats or other secondary markets.
Why would you expect ND to betray it$ primary mi$$ion?
I think it depends, but for the bigger teams that are one offs, I think they play ball a bit more because it's a bigger draw, because of the frequency aspect.
It doesn't make sense to give Michigan 10k seats, because they'll be back in 2 years. But Georgia may not make it back to South Bend for another generation (see 20 years between Texas/ND home and homes). That sort of infrequency seems to drive the larger allotments (both ways)
a little public embarrassment on NBC might go a long way.
Notre Dame doesn't care. The stadium could have 40,000 opposing fans in it and Notre Dame would spin it as how welcoming they are. The stadium could have 15,000 empty seats and Notre Dame would spin it as how there are many teams and sports that are struggling to sell out, anybody see a NASCAR race recently. Thinking that the next embarrassing situation -- no matter what it might be -- will change Notre Dame's approach sounds like all of the people who thought certainly that Donald Trump's NEXT controversial statement would sink him. I'm not bringing politics into this, just making what I believe to be an applicable comparison. There were enough embarrassing situations 10 or 15 years ago for Notre Dame to recognize a change in thinking was needed and they did not change. The "Notre Dame football" thing we all loved is dead and gone. It isn't coming back.
they sell them.
Once Georgia fans stop coming, then they'll take notice. But by then, it will have been too late for a generation.
On top of gouging the faithful at record prices for a sure sellout.
ND will consider this a raging success.
BK's offense might just be the catalyst we need.
On NBC or not.
Edit to add: By "we," I mean the people in charge of Notre Dame (e.g. Jack Swarbrick, Fr. Jenkins, the Board, etc.).
they'd have to give a shit in the first place.
That the major players would have been unloaded....Shameful....
Just passing on the inflated costs to another consumer.