[quote="tundra, post:19, topic:1282"]The link talks about 93,000 tickets sold. That leaves about 15,000 tickets for general sale. This is MUCH more than usual for general sale. I did not link anything about STEP. STEP has been explained on many other PSU boards. One more point. STEP is no great "brain child" idea. EVERYBODY has know a couple of other schools charge more licensing fees for their season football tickets. So, the decision had to made at the top when PSU was going to "change" licensing fees systems. Did the "old way" need revised? Maybe so. I just think STEP went WAY TOO FAR, WAY TOO FAST.................To the point of being mean spirted. And, I think, empty seats will be the result.[/quote]
STEP doesn’t start until next year so why should any renewals this year be affected? As far as STEP going “WAY TOO FAR, WAY TOO FAST”, I’m not sure how much slower they could have gone. It was rumored for years. Joe Batista started talking about doing something from the very moment he took over as the director of the NLC in 2006.
Why are so many tickets now available??..serious question.
WAY TOO FAR…means STEP will be charging TOO MUCH…
People have though about and discussed change WAY before Joe Batista was in the NLC job. The problem was “Do you change a WINNING GAME??” see: sell outs and mucho profits. Joe was just the perfect implementation guy. SUPER zealous worker. BUT Joe had to be assigned the task from the TOP.
Think ten years ahead and let me know how you feel about 10,000 empty seats. …And, heck many of “these students” might not make it to the game at all. Ya know it’s really “cool” to tailgate until your stone drunk.