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The QC Times says that Trice, which holds 56,975 (record set against UNI) will hold 45,000 for the Iowa game.

This is actually high by about 4-5,000.

They've sold 36-37,000 season tickets, and only Iowa was allowed to sell individual game tickets (4000).  That's a max paying gate of 41,000.

That's 27% below capacity.

That's at a taxpayer funded institution, where the bureaucrat AD, paid by taxpayers, is telling fans to pound sand because of his pecuniary ambitions (show the annuity value of season tickets, and extort season ticket buyers).

So this is supposed to be an Iowa institution, this game, and Iowa is supposed to continue playing this crew, but the AD can take his state-funded salary and tell Iowans who want to see the game to pound sand, they ain't getting in without a season ticket.  

Worse, he says he can't sell more than 38,000 tickets because of configuration issues.  So the asshole planned all along to have a max 42,000 gate.

I'm so pleased he knows how to use a spreadsheet and can show his president how they make more money by playing in a 73% full stadium.  I guess my mistake was not realizing that it was all about him, and thinking that the point of college sports was to experience some form of senseless, mindless, noneconomic athletic fun -- that the point was the fans and the school, not the spreadsheet.  What a jerk.  

So take your Florida--TN game, and add an AD who decides to undersell the stadium by 27% deliberately, to pump his season ticket sales or some other accounting metric.  That's one fired if not dead AD.

I don't know how you work with a guy like that, and don't see any reason to try.

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