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As someone who attends the best road game of the year each year, I first noticed how far behind the curve Oregon' ticket office was when I tried to buy tickets for the cowboy classic against LSU. LSU's website was informative, gave dates, and was easy to deal with. Oregon's....horrible. I could barely even manage to buy a parking pass through Oregon's ticket office. Has anyone else noticed this?
Now I'm trying to find out about tickets for Virginia. Virginia's website is laid out with purchase dates and seating options and etc etc. Oregon's....nada.
Not to randomly bitch but I can only write so many letters to the ticket office.
Yup. Did the same thing with USC. I had to buy tickets to the AZ ST/USC game too, but after selling them on StubHub, the overall price of $80 for pretty good seats was a pretty good way to go. I don't even know what dirty things I'd have to do to the ticket office to sit in the ducks section.
So cool. Guess I'll buy tickets through the wahoos ticket office. They go on sale on July 19th. Premium seating is $60 a ticket. Shwing! Who's in?
If our athletic programs were not through the roof successful right now, the AD wouldn't be able to get away with how they are treating fans. From season ticket renewal fees and fiascos to the terrible web support, to the insane prices, there's a lot wrong with the way things are being run, but hey, some will say that's the price of success.
I've heard that for sure...
But at some point you gotta look at schools like LSU and say, "you know, Mr. Mullens, some consider LSU pretty darned successful and their way of doing business blows yours to Katmandu and back."
If you want to sit with all ducks...buy from the The O. If you want a specific seat assignment...order from Virginia and sit with Orange. I normally buy from the visiting school or from a crazy looking guy in a trench coat holding a sign.
There's no reason for tickets at the UO ticket office to be double or even triple that of our opponents. It's just a slap in the face to fans the AD should be loyal to instead of trying to take advantage of. I know we have a lot of big bills to pay, but this is the ugly side of things, and it is ugly at Oregon. /shrug
This post was edited by Trogdor420 12 months ago
I'm specifically bitter about the WSU game last year. My dad and his wife wanted to go to the game and visit her family near Seattle. Being retired social workers they are on a fixed budget and were pretty upset to find out they could have saved $80 going through WSU. My dad had been going to games since the early 70's prior to some health issues a few years ago. Does the AD owe him anything? No not really, but they are burning bridges with people who were part of the grass roots Duck movement in the 80s, and it's sad.
Very true....is too bad when they are trying to hose the hand that feeds them.
Doesn't say much for our sports marketing degree.
Going to the Virginia game with some fellow alums. Called the Oregon ticket office and was told they don't have any info and probably would not until "about a month or so before the game." Pretty lame. Will likely do what I've done in the past and call a couple of ticket brokers who always know which section is the visitors section for road games and then look for tickets in those sections on sights.
To the UO's credit, they did inform me about the discrepancy and allowed me to return my UO-bought tickets and get the better, cheaper WSU seats. But yeah, we shouldn't have had to have gone through that.
Not to defend them in any way but they really don't know what they will have left after season ticket holder requests... As a season ticket holder especially with the rising prices the one thing I do like about our ticket office is that season ticket holders get first request on road games.... As the deadline to renew season tickets is still 2 weeks away, they at this point do not know how many they will have left for the general public....
They wouldn't sell me a parking pass for the LSU game because I wasn't a season ticket holder. I finally got someone on the phone and the conversation went something like this:
"You have excess parking passes that you are not going to sell."
"I can't say that for sure, sir."
"You do. The game is in a month. Your tickets are sold out. You're sitting on a bunch of parking passes. I'm a duck. I'm not a season ticket holder, but I graduated in 2004. You can check me out. It makes no sense for you not to sell this parking pass to me."
"Let me talk to my manager."
After 20 minutes on the phone they saw my logic and finally sold me a parking pass despite my not being a season ticket holder. It's the dark ages, I swear.
This post was edited by die yankees die 12 months ago
We bought a 6 game package for bball. Our tix didn't work once and we had to wait outside the arena for 15 minutes every game waiting for another set
Actually, they do a hell of a job marketing. Probably as good a job as any sports department in the country. The sports department generally does a phenomal job in all respects with the exception of ticket sales. The ticket websites are archaic and the prices are extreme, but other than that they generally do a banner job. They also operate in the black (very rare) which keeps the fuddy duddies from barking too loudly about how much is spent on sports vs. academics. Part of operating in the black is charging enough for the tickets to remain profitable, but it does seem they have pushed the boundaries of the extreme on this and have lost some loyal followers because of it. They will certainly need continued success for the demand to match the supply (whatever the cost). It would be nice to see a freeze in ticket prices, for folk's pocket books to catch up to the cost. There is no explanation for a sub par ticket office though. It seems that a sports program known for being on the cutting edge has let that aspect lapse into the Stone Age.
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