10 things to improve attendance.....In no particular order.October 25 2008 at 10:16 AM
|Mats (no login)|
-Give the game more "Vavoom", change the goal song, get a siren or explosions or a air horn, have a spotlite on the goalscorer when he scores. I and many other people are way too tired of the stir the pot song.
-The in game music is a constant source of complaints as well. A change there and as well a sound sytem upgrade would not hurt. How much could a couple of subwoofers cost? It would be money well spent to liven the place up. The City and the Ice go halfs on the price?
-Speaking of the city, install seamless glass on the side boards and the penalty boxes and behind the benches. There is no way I would pay 18 bucks for a ticket sitting in the lower 6 or so rows and only be able to see 1/2 of the game.
-They should try having a fan appreciation night sometime. I have been going to every game since they moved into the rec-plex and I don't ever remember them having even one.
-Big market prices for a small market team. A quick look at pricing across the league and our ticket prices, season and single game, when compared to the 1/2 of the league in smaller centers is easliy the highest.
-Some promos to attract more season ticket holders. Say for every multiple season ticket holder they get one parking pass. Joe Blow has a season ticket but his wife only goes to some games so she buys a flex pass or something like that instead. A free parking pass, a 72 dollar value, mite be enuff to entice the couple to buy another season ticket. Another bum in the seats would quickly make up that 2 dollar parking fee per game. Also I saw one team that put every paid season ticket holders name into a draw for a chance to win a 50 inch TV. There is many things that could be done.
-Hire somebody with a background in Marketing. Most every team in the league has a director of Marketing. It couldn' hurt.
-More give-a-ways, like the first 3000 people thru the door get a "blah blah blah" sponsored by "blah blah blah". It seems to me that most nites when they have some kind of promo it costs the fan more money to partake in that certain festivity. Yes it is for a charity most times but the fan still has to dole out more cash.
-Improve the concessions. Get some beer taps that actually work. Why not have a "Beer Only" line in a couple of them. They could also pre pour a few to make it faster. I hear a lot of complaints about them running out of stuff all the time as well.
-Attract the out of towners. This team to survive needs the fans from Fernie, Creston and such.
Play the exhibition games in places like Invermere, Creston and Sparwood. They would be much better off attracting 400 or 500 people there than in the Plex. What a great way to advertise your product.
Since we are the shopping hub in this area try to tie in promos with Walmart, the Mall, Home Depot or the Superstore, like spend 200 bucks and get a free ticket, something along those lines.
I doubt I would drive for an hour to watch an Ice game now, with the price of gas and the lack of in house entertainment. Well I mite cause the on ice product is once again outstanding.
I think any of these things would make the experience of going to a game much more enjoyable, therefore putting more butts in the seats. Food for thought.
| Great Points||Ice Fan For Life||Oct 25, 2008, 3:22 PM|
| Re: 10 things to improve attendance.....In no particular order.||Spungy||Oct 25, 2008, 9:33 PM|
| Re: 10 things to improve attendance.....In no particular order.||Mats||Nov 4, 2008, 12:29 PM|
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