When your school has trouble selling out home football games, what’s the logical approach to fixing that problem? How about telling fans to go to less games. Because that’s what the Miami Hurricanes ticket office is doing, believe it or not.
I guess file this one under #ACCLogic.
In a story found on LostLetterman.com, the Hurricanes ticket sales department is battling waning season ticket sales by offering a smaller package to fans who want to attend games, but can’t afford (or don’t want to) attend all the Canes home games.
Included in the two-game package are games against the North Carolina Tar Heels and the reigning national champion Florida State Seminoles. Sounds kind of like getting a free Ginsu knife when you order the hottest made for TV product if you ask me.
Here’s a photo of the newspaper ad the Miami offices ran.
So is this just complete backwards-ass craziness by Miami, or is this a way for them to bulk up attendance at a game (North Carolina) that otherwise might have a lot of empty seats, as the Florida State game is always a sell-out.
When you look at the other games besides these two on Miami’s home schedule — Florida A&M, Arkansas State, Duke, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh — it becomes more clear why the University felt the need to have a gimmick to silence the echoes of the empty seats in Sun Life Stadium for at least one more home game.
I wonder if consistently winning games and returning to being a national power would help. Maybe?