What Can Be Done About Empty Student Section Seats?
Michigan State University, along with many other universities around the country, finds itself perplexed. Perplexed with what to do about the lack of students not coming to their home football games and/or staying consistently.
MSU is part of the age of a student who would rather party than go to the games. The situation is strange because the tickets are already purchased but students aren't going.
There are many ways to combat this, but there is no true solution because students can now watch games in the friendly confines of a home or bar . Also, don't forget that HD comes in the size of a movie screen. This is only one of many reasons students are staying away.
Now what should these universities do to allure students through the turnstiles? There have been many ideas kicked around but nothing that can stick. To me, it is what it is. Meaning you can't push someone somewhere when they don't want to go. If the tickets are sold that's great, but when television makes the stadiums not look full that's not good.
So I don't know really what these universities can do to combat the absence of the student body at games. Maybe open some of the student section tickets up for sale to the general population. But who knows, this could be just a cyclical thing and might work it's way out. We shall see.