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2020 Colorado Football Schedule & Future Schedules

Darth Snow

Hawaiian Buffalo
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Junta Member
I'm struggling for how season ticket holders got the shaft. After years of complaints on this board about having CSU games in Denver as part of the season ticket package, how am I supposed to believe that now it's wrong not to have a Denver game as part of the package?

If your complaint is simply that the game isn't in Folsom, RG has been perfectly clear that season ticket holders can expect 6 home games per season. That's what you're getting plus the opportunity at first crack at tickets vs. an SEC opponent within an hour's drive.

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The CSU game was not part of the season ticket package. We had to pay extra. Also, it's dumb to arbitrarily limit home games to six. Especially in favor of stupid EMPOWERRRR.

Go roller blade around central park or something.
 

WasianCU

Moderator
Club Member
The CSU game was not part of the season ticket package. We had to pay extra.
I thought upper decker seats were included but also came with 2 options. 1) trade in for credit to another home game's tickets, or 2) use as credit and upgrade to better seats within the stadium.
 

Darth Snow

Hawaiian Buffalo
Club Member
Junta Member
I thought upper decker seats were included but also came with 2 options. 1) trade in for credit to another home game's tickets, or 2) use as credit and upgrade to better seats within the stadium.
The upper deck seats were just a trap to force you to upgrade. I think the trade in credit came in later, but my memory is fuzzy on when that started. They were worth an upper decker in a frat house.
 

BuffsNYC

Captain Jazz Ass
Club Member
The CSU game was not part of the season ticket package. We had to pay extra. Also, it's dumb to arbitrarily limit home games to six. Especially in favor of stupid EMPOWERRRR.

Go roller blade around central park or something.

Too cold. Maybe I'll go ice skating instead.
 

SINKRATZ

PhD in Analogy
Club Member
Again moving this to Denver is the only way this game stays on next season. Complain about RG’s contract skills, but the contract to play them was signed in 2015 and I’m pretty sure no one thought back then that a worldwide pandemic would cancel the 2020 game and trigger some of the contract nuances.

Buff fans are never happy.
 

Darth Snow

Hawaiian Buffalo
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Junta Member
I do not think complaining about OOC games being moved to Denver is being a snowflake.

I think you can understand this as a one-off type thing, but moving marquee OOC out of Folsom should not be a regular occurrence.
Isn't the upcoming game against the nubs likely to get moved as well? iirc.
 

Duff Man

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Again moving this to Denver is the only way this game stays on next season. Complain about RG’s contract skills, but the contract to play them was signed in 2015 and I’m pretty sure no one thought back then that a worldwide pandemic would cancel the 2020 game and trigger some of the contract nuances.

Buff fans are never happy.

This was not a contract nuance. There was always a good chance it would be moved, COVID notwithstanding.
 

TSchekler

Club Member
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This was not a contract nuance. There was always a good chance it would be moved, COVID notwithstanding.
Do you know how much revenue CU would make on a marquee sellout at Folsom, vs a marquee sellout at Mile High? Serious question, I don't know.
 

SINKRATZ

PhD in Analogy
Club Member
More in Mile High, but sellouts there are much less likely IMO.
Doesn’t need to be a sellout to be a huge jump in attendance. CU/CSU in Denver regularly sells 65-75k which is way more than Folsom holds. I expect the A&M game in September to sell well over Folsom’s capacity (assuming there are no COVID capacity restrictions at that point).
 

SINKRATZ

PhD in Analogy
Club Member
Isn't the upcoming game against the nubs likely to get moved as well? iirc.
It probably should be TBH. This program needs money and apparently there are too many fans who would rather cash in on their tickets by selling them to road team fans. If we’re going to play a “home” game with 70% of the stadium full of road team fans, we might as well do it in Denver so the AD gets that money instead of season ticket scalpers.
 

Duff Man

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Doesn’t need to be a sellout to be a huge jump in attendance. CU/CSU in Denver regularly sells 65-75k which is way more than Folsom holds. I expect the A&M game in September to sell well over Folsom’s capacity (assuming there are no COVID capacity restrictions at that point).

So long as drawing more people than in Folsom is the only consideration, it should be done yearly, maybe even more than once.
 

SINKRATZ

PhD in Analogy
Club Member
So long as drawing more people than in Folsom is the only consideration, it should be done yearly, maybe even more than once.
It’s pretty obviously about money and I suspect the 2019 ****braska game was eye opening for the CU AD. How much more money would they have made with that game in Denver?
 

SINKRATZ

PhD in Analogy
Club Member
CU can also schedule 2-for-1s (two in Bama, one in Denver) with teams like Alabama to make more money as well. Just go full body bag.
You are making the case the game should be in Folsom - I agree that under normal circumstances the atmosphere and fan experience is better on campus - but if half the season ticket holders are going to sell their tickets to road fans for profit, that goes out the window. The school loses money, our fans are more inclined to cash in and watch from their couch, and the atmosphere sucks. That 2019 ****braska game was awesome because we got the win, but the atmosphere in the stadium and on campus that day was awful.

I believe completely that the 2019 Nub game weighed heavily in this decision.
 

TSchekler

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CU can also schedule 2-for-1s (two in Bama, one in Denver) with teams like Alabama to make more money as well. Just go full body bag.
I know you're being facetious but this is going to become reality if the Pac 12 can't figure out a stronger revenue model
 

Duff Man

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I know you're being facetious but this is going to become reality if the Pac 12 can't figure out a stronger revenue model

Not really. Certainly hyperbolic, but just playing out the logic. If the program wants to make a lot of money short-term, body bag games are the way to go. Occasionally moving a game to Denver is just half-assed.
 

SINKRATZ

PhD in Analogy
Club Member
Not really. Certainly hyperbolic, but just playing out the logic. If the program wants to make a lot of money short-term, body bag games are the way to go. Occasionally moving a game to Denver is just half-assed.
When this game was scheduled 5 years ago I’m guessing RG underestimated Buff fans willingness to skip a home game at Folsom against a premium opponent.

If 35,000 road fans are coming to this game wherever it’s held, better to play it in Denver where the AD makes the money selling those tickets to A&M than selling discount tickets to CU season ticket holders so they can flip for a profit. The calculus here is that the AD can make more money off the road team than CU fans when it’s a marquee opponent who travels.

I think you see one of two things going forward:
1) Big name programs whose fans travel (Bama, Michigan, Florida, etc) - game in Denver.
2) Other P5 team who doesn’t travel as well (Minnesota, Missouri, etc) - game in Folsom.
 

hokiehead

Gobbler on the Mountain!
Club Member
VT message boards reflect the sentiment that playing a game in an NFL staidum at least once every four years is a recruiting selling point. I'm feeling that Allbuffs doesn't see it the same.
 

Darth Snow

Hawaiian Buffalo
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Junta Member
VT message boards reflect the sentiment that playing a game in an NFL staidum at least once every four years is a recruiting selling point. I'm feeling that Allbuffs doesn't see it the same.
once every 4 years isn't a horrible idea. That's not the pace we are on, although that hopefully changes quickly.
 

Joe Theismann's Leg

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VT message boards reflect the sentiment that playing a game in an NFL stadium at least once every four years is a recruiting selling point. I'm feeling that Allbuffs doesn't see it the same.

This is why I never understood the hate for the RMS. It's a game a year in an NFL stadium against a team we should beat. It's a great atmosphere and seems like a good start to the season. I'd think it'd be a great pitch.
 

4BienemyTDs

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Club Member
I hope we can at least paint COLORADO in the endzone or something to get some nice visuals, as well as spend some money on banners to make it feel like Folsom.
Nice little mention on ESPN App about the game.

 

patebuff

Club Member
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If we see another ****braska type of ticket selling again, I wouldn't blame the AD in the least to schedule as many neutral site games as possible. At that point, season ticket holders are letting the AD know their true thoughts on marquee matchups.
 
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