The story in today’s Forum on only 559 unallocated tickets left for the FCS title game is probably vastly outdated at this minute. My first thought was things are getting arrogant, a little premature around here; I can’t imagine what the coaching staff’s reaction would be. Another wrinkle was added to the head coach’s forehead this morning.
But in the long run, and if you take an educated and title game-experienced look at it, it’s really not that huge of a gamble and it’s probably going to be the new way of FCS business as long as the title game is held in 20,500-seat FCS Dallas Stadium. If your team doesn’t make it, odds are another team with a decent fan base will. Thanks to the onlike ticket selling business, you could probably dump your tickets at face value or a little below and not be out that much cash.
I know of a few Bison fans who bought their tickets from fans of the University of Montana, who did the same thing earlier last season. What scared this concept initially was the first game in Frisco in 2010 between Eastern Washington and Delaware, two teams from a long way away who don’t travel as well as other programs, apparently. It didn’t sell out, probably didn’t come close.
It takes a year of experience to figure out this NCAA FC Dallas ticket system. There was shear anger at times early in the ticket buying process last year for Bison fans after the semifinal games, when the sold out sign went up in the Frisco ticket office. These days, that ticket office spans the country, from fans gobbling up tickets early thinking their team has a good chance to reach Texas. Here’s the formula in August: if your team is a preseason top 10 pick in the poll, if you have an experienced quarterback and a good defense, if you travel to watch your team, you might as well fork over the $30 for a Frisco ticket. You probably spend more in an afternoon at a tailgating lot anyway. If your team doesn’t make it, hello StubHub, fan website or some similar online ticket selling method.