I agree that the game-day experience will have a tremendous effect on whether people show up to the stadium. That's why I suggested there may have been other factors that went into the decision to not continue with season tickets wasn't strictly about the W/L. Why go stand in the beating heat in September when you can't tailgate easily and you can have a better experience with a watching party at your house? Although I'd prefer to watch from home, If I lived closer, I'd go and tailgate and suffer through the heat, but I don't.I am not sure we will ever get that many side walk fans. Even after 1990 ticket sales did not greatly expand. Being a Tech fan is something different. Also as the Tech game day experience continues to change, in a bad way, less folks will be going. I am referring to loss of parking and tailgaiting areas. Most don't like riding the MARTA train to games. And if we continue to have games at MBS, that will hurt as well. Our UNC game this year is a home game for UNC.
I think winning will attract sidewalk fans. 1990 was preceded by 2-9, 3-8, 7-4 (all without bowls) and followed by 8-4 and the Seattle Bowl against Stanford. Mac coached the bowl game. Then we got HIM. Not really much to build on there.