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Date Posted: Wed, January 25 2006, 19:20:20
Author: Duck
Subject: Re: Three Years, 360 days to Go
In reply to: 91 the expert on all things UTA 's message, "Re: Three Years, 360 days to Go" on Wed, January 25 2006, 10:20:07

Those are both excellent points, but I think the competition is less for dollars than for time. Living in the Metroplex tends to consume huge amounts of time and energy just going to and from work, and then there is the time consumed by all the various attractions that are not available in more rural settings.

I guess it means we have to be up to the challenge of making our activities exciting enough to be put on people's schedules ahead of going to the mall, playing video games and whatever else is happening, in order to fill the seats. I'm really wondering if our new arena will tend to be a ghost town like the "super pit" at NT.

Sports marketing is a challenge and our sports marketeers should be held accountable for the results achieved. If they have a losing record, maybe it's time to move on and get new and improved shills for our events.

>maybe that's the problem...too much competition for
>the sports dollar in a major market. I'm guessing
>there's less to do on an average saturday in a more
>rural market as compared to a market where there are
>two major cities within 20 miles of each other.
>Of course, there's also a lot more opportunity for
>corporate sponsorship, which could add crucial dollars
>to help the program get off the ground. Maybe there's
>a big company in the area that would like to buy
>naming rights to the stadium or something?

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