Posted by Maroon and Gold on January 15, 16 at 09:25:59:
In Reply to: Re: ASU BB posted by ScooterDevil on January 15, 16 at 06:28:08:
: The Cardinals play in Glendale and that stadium seats less than 100,000 people. Wells Fargo seats 10,000. There are almost 5 million people in the Valley. The Cardinals are not the reason that no one is going to ASU basketball games.
: The reason I feel is that Phoenicians pretty much suck. And I was born and raised there. ASU for local kids is very much a commuter campus. My experience has shown me that a large number of the dorm students that get the true "college experience" at ASU and get invested in the University are from out of state. And many of them move back at some point after completing their degree. So the alumni that we are expecting to support the team that are local had a different college experience than most. ASU was more vocational than collegiate to them. So how does that change?
: I think the 942 crew is a big start. If you have students that get into going to the games as students then they are more likely to continue attending them after they graduate. ASU needs to advertise it and get students to go to games. Then 5-10 years down the road we might see things change. And of course winning will fix everything.
: : : ASU handed a defeat to WSU in front of a pathetically small crowd. Justice blew the lights out and Holder got 20 pts. What is it going to take to get a decent crowd? We did not even come close to a sell out for the au game even with 1/3 of those at the game being au fans.
: : : T Suggs was there for the entire game..however he was texting most of the time. He must of had 10 pounds of bling hanging on his neck.
: : Crowd will be small Saturday also due Cardinals playoff game. 942 crew looked like the 600 crew.
I totally agree with you; however, the point I was specifically making was that this Saturday's game vs UW will draw a small crowd since the Cardinals game is on at virtually the same time. I know several fans have season tickets to both ASU basketball and the Cardinals.
In our group of 6, I think I'm the only one that will be at the basketball game. The others said they were going to watch the football game at home. One of the guys said he knew of a family of 4 that they were giving the tickets to; hopefully, they show up at the basketball game.
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