Americans just cannot get enough of football on television.
According to a December 26, 2014 article in USA Today entitled “Bowl Game Attendance on Decline But TV Interest Grows,” author Brent Schrotenboer states, “Although ticket demand is relatively low for lesser bowls, an incredible number of viewers keep watching, even if it’s the Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Ala., a game title that drew just 20,256 fans the other day but attracted an average television audience of 1,114,000, according to ESPN.”
Schrotenboer goes on to express, “Just one bowl game this past year drew fewer than 1.2 million viewers on average, according to Nielsen. That’s better compared to 1.1 million who watched an opening day baseball game this past year between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Nationally broadcast regular season baseball games in 2012 and 2013 averaged about 680,000 viewers.”
Can you imagine then a following scenario for the college football bowl season:
ESPN builds its television studio strictly for the purpose of hosting college bowl games. The tv screen network already owns and operates 11 bowl games. In like that, it doesn’t have middleman to manage for these additional events, eliminating needing to negotiate with a different facility to host the game. No costs for having to drive production trailers or fly technical crews halfway across the country.
Because this facility will be built as a tv studio and not being an outdoor multipurpose arena, ESPN might make attending the bowl game a true multimedia experience for the fan, with special effects like lasers. lights and smoke. The network could ensure the bowl experience for the live attendee in addition to the tv screen viewer to be unlike any other.
But here’s the catch: the ESPN studio might have just a limited quantity of seats, say 5,000 or less, which would minimize construction costs. The studio would not have to be much bigger than the common college football program’s practice facility. Just big enough to exhibit to the million plus viewers that there are actually some fans in the stands ดูบอลสด.Thus, there wouldn’t be a single bad seat in the house. You’d be sure an up-close and personal bowl experience. And due to the intimate atmosphere, the sounds from the fans would reverberate through the facility.
Due to the limited way to obtain seats, this might force ticket demand (and prices) up. Forget about 60,000- or 80,000-seat facilities which are less when compared to a quarter full. It will be a 180-degree differ from the current experience, in which many schools have to count on daily deal sites to help unload their share of allocated tickets.
Thus, the universities would benefit because they wouldn’t be forced to choose the tens of thousands of tickets which they cannot sell (even on Groupon).
ESPN could make use of this facility multiple times during the expanse of the two- to three-week bowl period.
As an example, in 2010 five additional college football teams qualified for a pan that these were not invited to. That’s two additional games that the schools and network aren’t generating an incredible number of dollars from, forcing television viewers to instead watch sitcom reruns when they’d much rather be enjoying a live sporting event. And advertisers would rather be buying time on a tv program that a lot of viewers will watch live and can’t fast-forward through their commercials.
Schrotenboer states, “Schools, coaches and players also are interested – planning to a pan game means more possible donations, more television exposure, more practice time and more bonus money.”