Night Biking Enthusiast
- Aug 15, 2011
about attendance or a fanbase because otherwise they would have never considered us.
Fans turn out to see a winner. It's the same in any sport in any league. When a team has been down and losing for a long period of time attendance suffers. While we are making progress in changing on field competitiveness it takes some time to build up. When we win regularly the crowds will be there. Nature of the beast.
Maybe instead of turning on the TV, you come to the Dome yourself.Your right, the attendance is phenomenal for a program that is starting to not suck anymore. Just disappointing to turn the TV on and see almost nobody in the stadium. Looks like when your trying to proclaim to anybody (national tv and recruits) that your a big time program with a storied history. Attendance matters - an empty stadium matters.
If Marrone builds it, they will come.
The McNabb era is the wrong one to cite.Stop with this attendance nonsense. I was at Syracuse during the halcyon days of McNabb and Co. and nothing has changed optically about our fan base. I remember everyone leaving at halftime of a Rutgers game during that time b/c the game was out of hand. The big games get big crowds, the Toledo/Tulane games have always been very tenuous attendance wise. Why is everyone surprised by this. Now couple this with an atrocious run in the mid 2000s and you get an easy answer why people are skeptical about showing up more often.
As someone alluded to, win consistently and you will get more fans in there. Win all the time and they still won't fill the Dome. Like BC (who the ACC loved too), like Miami (who doesn't fill Joe Robbie), etc etc.
I believe the mere fact that it’s such a hassle to park hurts attendance. The casual fan just doesn’t want to deal with the aggravation of it. I have no doubt that easy convenient parking would increase attendance but what do I know. I think you’d get a lot more casual fans to the games.
Every lot requires a parking pass. There’s only a couple of garages and one of those garages now also requires a pass. The trolley train is defunct. All the side streets towards wescott are coned off and if you deviate or are on the wrong side of the street you get a ticket. Great, park at skytop and get bused. People hate that.
By the way, when did parking at manley became a parking pass lot? I noticed that driving by for the Wake game.
Slightly off topic – but I love how they have the quad parking pass lots all fenced off and torn up with construction – especially the main thoroughfare between the quad and the dome. Great planning there to have it torn up during football season.
Every lot does not require a pass, many permit lots are now opened to the public for a fee after a certin time frame. Construction is inevitable and impacts people and places from time to time, then again construction in Syracuse is a miracle at this point.
I remember going to Stanford when they had 1/2 the campus torn up, it happens
All the side streets towards wescott are coned off and if you deviate or are on the wrong side of the street you get a ticket.