At the beginning of the month I posted a fanpost reguarding the lack of attendence for FSU football (compared to other elite school around the country). You all gave some good reasons/excuses for the lack of attendance. However, I am still annoyed at this problem with ticket sales.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, as of Friday afternoon (August 27th), there are 15,000 tickets remaining for the first football game. Yes, 15,000!! That means there are currently only about 68,000 tickets sold and we have a week until the game. That's embarrassing for an elite program like FSU.
This is Jimbo Fisher's first game as head coach at FSU, we have a potential heisman quarterback, and a program that seems to be on the rise. Now I know some of you will say "the game is at noon" "it's too far away" "it's Samford" "I have a family" "Too much money." "Game's on tv"
Well you know what, those are pretty bad excuses. UF is playing Miami, Ohio for their first game. So they aren't any better than Stamford. They also play at noon. Their game is on tv as well (espn). And their fans have family and money issues as well. The only thing that's different is location and that 2 hour difference between g-ville and tally shouldn't account for a 25,000 ticket differential.
I realize they have had better success lately, but if we have true fans, it shouldn't matter if we're ranked 20th or if we're ranked 1st. We have to pack the Doak! I'm tired of fans only attending the big games or when we're ranked high. Part of being a true seminole is supporting your team in person as often as possible.
Only 68,000 tickets sold to this point is pretty embarrassing for our program. I sure hope many people buy tickets this week. Go Noles!
P.S Before anyone takes offense to this post, I realize most of the readers on this site are die-hard fans and attend many games or watch the games from very far away. This post is inteded for FSU fans in general and is my reaction to the large amount of tickets that remain unsold.