Sports Event Audit
Due date 3-11-13
How often have you heard the chant I-L-L-I-N-I? Here on the campus I hear this chant a lot in support of school sprit. This chant is widely used throughout the university at most sporting events and I have personally heard the chant at highly populated social gatherings. This university renowned chant when implemented at the sports aspect is a great crowd pleaser and I am pretty sure it hypes up our home team to a certain extent. I’ve recently attended the Men’s basketball home game against Wisconsin on March 2nd, 2013 to witness this chant first hand but primarily I attended the game in regards to evaluating the event from a consultant’s perspective.
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My ticket cost was about eleven dollars because I sat in the C level, while the B level was 25 dollars, and the A level was 40 dollars for a ticket. As I stated earlier there was a special package deal, which consisted of four C level tickets for 50 dollars because of the 50th anniversary of assembly hall. Once entering the building you have more ticketing attendants who rip off stubs on both the main level and upper level of the arena.
Three different levels classify the seating in the Assembly hall. The first level is floor seating, the second level seating is about the first 30 rows, and while the last and last highest level are rows 40 going back towards the top of the structure. I think that the idea behind the seating structure was to create the most possible seats for fans. There are over 16,000 seats at Assembly Hall. There were ushers at the opening of each seating sections that were labeled by numbers. The usher directed me towards my seat without me asking which were only a few rows before top row of is seats in the building. It was easy gaining access due to the labeling of the rows and seat numbers on the side of the stairs as you walk up them. Towards the end of the game I conversed with an usher. She was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable of other areas of the arena. She stated that she had been working at Assembly hall for years and really enjoys helping people. The seats were not that
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Collegiate athletics have long played an integral role in higher education in the United States. The popularity of collegiate football in America is unprecedented. “The fan frenzy surrounding teams, games, and the sport itself, is borderline barmy. Aptly described as the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, fan emotions in college football are rampant” (Moore, B., 2010). Football programs are able to generate a great deal of revenue through gate receipts (Groza, M. D., 2010). Football game day attendance is also an excellent proxy for other revenues such apparel sales and concessions.
You are able to purchase 1 day ticket for $99 for an adult and child $93.00, 2 day ticket Adult 92.50 and child $86.00, 3 day ticket 78.34 and child 76.67, 4 day ticket adult $65.00 and child $61.25 and for the 5 day ticket adults $55.00 and child $51.80.
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The front row of the hall was reserved for board members and such. Not everyone in the row was identified; some of the members seemed to simply be friends and family of some of the presenters and speakers.
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