moonshine wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:51 pm
AppSt94 wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:57 pm
The downside is that 15 returning Seniors adds about 450k to the budget.
How many season tickets do we sell? We have a nice slate next year with Marshall and Leon at the Rock and a "home" game against ECU in Charlotte. This probably won't be popular but next year might be a good time to do a price increase on tickets to cover the additional cost if multiple seniors return. Plus with UNC at the Rock looming, it might be a good time to try and increase the revenue as I imagine we may end up seeing a record breaking year in season tickets for 2022 to guarantee a seat.
Or DG could do a smaller increase on season tickets and a larger increase on single game tickets to try and drive season tickets sales. Maybe add a $.50-$1 bump on all concessions to help offset the increase from the super seniors.
1. You may be able to cut the cost number in half. Because after a semester, I would imagine that most of the 5th/6th year seniors would move on.
2. We all love and appreciate our seniors. However, we also have underclassmen who have joined the program expecting the seniors to move on after this year (Pre-COVID) who are ready to get on the field. Some, MAY
even be better next year than some of the returning seniors. For all FBS programs, there is going to be a balance between returning seniors/underclassmen/new recruits. As was already posted in this thread, there may be some difficult conversations and there may be some budgetary conversations. Grad Transfers with another year of eligibility throw another kink into system. Essentially college football (with the exception of 254 draft picks and those who choose to terminated their college careers) will be faced with trying to fit 6 classes of players into a 5 year schedule.