Thursday, July 28, 2011

New Traditions, Slow Ticket Sales

Jeff Lockridge notes that despite all that's been done to generate excitement around the football program, the marketing campaign has yet to translate into increased sales of season tickets. About 11,000 seats have been sold, which is 1,500 shy of where Vanderbilt was last year at this time. Vandy officials say they're anticipating a big August. Let's hope so, because it's high time we reverse the trend of other SEC fans buying Vandy season tickets just so they can have a seat at the one game of the year their team plays in Nashville.

Meanwhile, some intriguing new announcements have come out about changes to the gameday experience.  A few highlights:
  • Dore Walk: Players will walk through the Vandyville tailgating area before games, adopting "the most copied tradition in all of college football."
  • More affordable parking and tailgating options near the stadium.  (Not sure what this will entail but I like the sound of it.)
  • Live music and kids' play area.
  • "Commodore VIP": A tent where fans can meet a Vandy big-shot before each home game.
  • New sound system in the stadium.
Sounds like a good time to buy season tickets...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tickets sale are lower because enemy fans are buying LESS tickets. Georgia and UK fans can buy lots of tickets but they won't buy as many as Florida and uThug fans. If Florida and uThug were on the bill that would mean more sold.