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Posted: 26 July 2019 10:57 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I’ve read UNC sold out of season tickets. I also know that’s a common thing at some schools. It has led me to think… are season tickets even needed? With the trend of fewer folks going to games nationally, it would seem tickets could be had for most any game. UNC announced two games (Clemson and ASU) are sold out. It would be nice to see Clemson in person, but I saw them demolish UNC several years ago at Clemson. The Miami game on a Thursday seems like a good choice to me. I might also go to the UVa game, as I hate that team a lot. With Dook, NCSU, UVa, and to some extent VT there is a lot of hate to go around for UNC fans.

How is it at your school? Do season tickets sell out every year? Are you going to all the games? With the ACCN maybe we won’t see a lot of 12 pm games, but somebody has to play them.

As for me, my every home game and 2-3 road games a year is over. With 4K and surround sound and a recliner.. all your missing is the band and tailgating. Tailgating can be fun, but at UNC it is either a big chore or very expensive. They have a service that will set up your tailgate near stadium with everything you need for a fee.

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Posted: 26 July 2019 11:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I don’t do season tickets either. I’m just not able to get there that much, and it gets pretty pricey with tickets, hotels etc. I usually go to a few games and also do a random road trip for a game or game setting that’s of interest but not necessarily a Clemson game. That’s taken me to some fun games around the southeast.

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Posted: 26 July 2019 01:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I do season tickets and for me over the past 15 years, it has been a complete ripoff related to the secondary market. I have waaayyyy overpaid but I just consider it my donation to the school that I love and I get a regular seat with regular neighbors that I know and my kids feel comfortable so on and so forth.

At Alabama season tickets are a requirement because they have such demand. Most schools aren’t like that.

Attendance will continue to decline at all schools. I am planning on getting a new TV this year and I worry it is going to make me not want to go to games anymore. lol.

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Posted: 26 July 2019 01:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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My family has done season tickets for years, we figure it’s better to keep them and sell what we aren’t going to use or make it to than to give the seats up because we may never get them back with the rate levels are rising in Clemson.  I’m sure there will come a time soon enough where we can’t afford to keep up with the race and will have to let them go but for now, we get them and sell the ones we can’t use.  Everyone is getting a little older and have other things going on during gamedays, the parents are aging, it’s just hard to get the whole crew together to make it like we used to.  It will be bittersweet once we finally have to give them up, but I know its coming at some point as long as Clemson keeps this success rate.

I have to say, i love going to Clemson to see the games but its SOOOOO nice being at home, not having to wake up early, drive in traffic, sit in the heat, and then drive back late.  You can use your own bathroom whenever you want, get food whenever you want, and you are relaxed in the AC.  And it’s SO much cheaper.  Plus you can watch 10x more games on Saturday.

I hate to say I’ve gotten my fill of attending Clemson games, but I kind of have.  It’s a chore to tailgate.  And quite honestly, apart from a very few select games during the year the atmosphere is really really disappointing now.  I’ll be the first to tell you the run down the hill is a sleeper now, used to be can’t miss moment.  I’ve already committed to not attending the national championship game this year if we make it again, but I expect I’ll be at all of the home games this season.

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Posted: 26 July 2019 02:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I’ll add with my nephew back from Afghanistan and being stationed here in NC if he’s available for golf this fall… football may not be watched on TV, either.

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Posted: 26 July 2019 07:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I’m a huge fan but Clemson lost the only two games I went to after graduating.  FSU/Winston blowout and the 2016 loss to Pitt so I’ve banned myself from the games.  I honestly prefer watching from home anyway.  I don’t drink a ton nowadays and don’t have a truck for tailgating supply hauling. 

If I decide to go on a vacation in the upstate or NC in late fall I might stop by Clemson for a game.

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Posted: 31 July 2019 05:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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My wife used to get tickets from her parents until they passed away. If it was a day game we would spend Friday night in Seneca and if it was a night game we would spend Saturday night and drive back to Columbia Sunday morning.

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Posted: 31 July 2019 05:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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My falls are so busy with my work with the Boy Scouts over many of the weekends that I’m usually sneaking away somewhere to catch the game on my mobile device since we have a “no-tech” rule for the boys and “My Hypocrisy Only goes So Far” as Doc Holliday in “Tombstone” said…

It’s much easy to cherry pick games I can actually attend and buy them on the secondary market.  But ticket prices are nuts!  It’s almost and bad a going to the movies and buy concessions….LOL

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Posted: 01 August 2019 05:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I’ve had UNC season tickets with my brother and a good friend every year since 1992, through the good and the not so good, supporting the Tar Heels. It’s sometimes essential to occasionally miss a game due to family obligations, weddings, etc., but we are usually in our seats in Kenan Stadium on fall Saturdays.  There’s nothing quite like being there.  My first game was in 1977, Carolina versus Clemson when Bill Dooley and Charley Pell were coaching their respective teams. It was a rocking atmosphere that day. Carolina had Amos Lawrence,etc., and Clemson had Steve Fuller,etc.. They played to a 13 all tie.(no overtime in those days)  That was the only blemish on the Tar Heels conference record, as they were eventually crowned ACC champs. Good memories, hoping to make some new ones.

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