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Improving fan experience

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by yoshiki2, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. yoshiki2

    yoshiki2 Jolly Good Fellow

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    Hello guys.. This is a school project but it's also related to GTAA football.. can you give me any ideas on how to improve fan experience.. without increasing costs?
    (If this topic doesn't belong here.. I do apologise in advance..)
    I have some ideas like . Redirecting outgoing traffic.. using apps to order food .. any other ideas?
     
  2. boger2337

    boger2337 Helluva Engineer

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    Sure! Making sure the trophy room is open 3 hours before every game and have something going on in there. A former player signing autographs or something of the sort. Get people in there to see the history we have!

    Reach out and try and get food trucks in for wreckfest every game. We need 2-5 food trucks that also can sell alcohol. This would make Bobby Dodd way a party street and lots of fun.
     
  3. GT14

    GT14 Ramblin' Wreck

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    Beer sales is the easiest one.
     
  4. BuckeyeJacket

    BuckeyeJacket Helluva Engineer

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    A better PA person. They create the atmosphere in the stadium and getting people energized through music and cheers.

    As much as I love Vanessa Carlton, playing one of her songs in the 4Q of a game is detrimental to the fan experience. The PA has been lacking for years.

    Play "All The Way Turnt Up".
     
  5. GT_05

    GT_05 Helluva Engineer

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    Yes, a better PA person and more wins.


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  6. smokey_wasp

    smokey_wasp Helluva Engineer

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    As big as Coach Collins is on consistent branding, I would be shocked if he doesn't bring up this issue with TStan and get it fixed. I expect a mix of hip hop and Star Wars music. Lol.
     
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  7. GTRock

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    On top of beer sales and DEFINITELY a better PA director, I like this idea.
     
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  8. yoshiki2

    yoshiki2 Jolly Good Fellow

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    About the trucks.. they would be outside the stadium.. I believe there's a policy that if you leave the stadium you cannot go back inside???
     
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  9. yoshiki2

    yoshiki2 Jolly Good Fellow

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    Shall we try to invite a rapper for every game? Like Atlanta United does?? It's working for them..
     
  10. smokey_wasp

    smokey_wasp Helluva Engineer

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    If players and recruits like it (and they do) I am all for it.
     
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  11. Gold1

    Gold1 Helluva Engineer

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    Yeah better music for sure
     
  12. jacketjp

    jacketjp Jolly Good Fellow

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    Along the lines of what others have stated, but the in game use of the PA system / piped in music, use of the video board, and coordination with the band has been comically / painfully horrid for years. It absolutely destroys the atmosphere when we blast Vanessa Carlton over the loudspeakers when we have our opponent on their heels, 3rd and long in the 4th quarter. I get that someone was trying to be cute with the the whole "1,000 miles" thing, but give me a break. The people running the board have zero situational awareness. I have said it before elsewhere and I mean it without hyperbole: I have been to dozens, if not hundreds, of professional, semi-professional, and collegiate sporting events in my lifetime. The in game entertainment (meaning use of the video board, PA announcements, piped in music, coordination with the band, etc.) at GT is by far the worst I have experienced at any level and it's not even close.
     
  13. TooTall

    TooTall Helluva Engineer

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    Food trucks set up 3hrs prior to kick off and stay open until end of first quarter. They create the party atmosphere until kick off, then the FOOTBALL GAME keeps it going. Why would you want to leave a game for a 8 cheese grilled cheese sandwich on brioche bun???????
     
  14. boger2337

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    That's correct. I'm saying before the game... not for during the game. Food options inside or blah at best. This would offer some better options than BDS can handle inside. I would attend forsure
     
  15. Animal02

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    Incorporate the plaza north of the north stands as part of the "in stadium" area....and set up all kinds of activities that end 1/2 hr before kick off....gets people into the stadium and into their seats.
     
  16. TooTall

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    Just make BDS a party scene. Not a drunk free for all, but get the people excited and funnel them into the stadium before kickoff. How many games does the crowd not get there until halfway through the first quarter????
     
  17. boger2337

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    Exactly. Offer beer sales out there with the food trucks. Make it a party. Our own version a party tailgate on campus but with food trucks and make the beer reasonably priced. Like 3-4 dollars a beer. 5 for tall boys
     
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  18. wesgt123

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    Ultra strong T-shirt guns so the people in upper levels can have a chance to catch a shirt


    I always feel like a peasant watching people below me getting all of them lol
     
  19. boger2337

    boger2337 Helluva Engineer

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    They only give them to the students!!! Its annoying. I've only seen them go to mon student sections once last season
     
  20. GTRock

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    Lol... well at least that's a problem not unique to GT.
     
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