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End of an Era?

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by ArtVandelay, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. ArtVandelay

    ArtVandelay GC Hall of Fame

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    It appears the UAA is going to use COVID as an opportunity to go all digital with regard to tickets. This is very frustrating for someone like me who had been fanatical about collecting tickets all my life, especially for the Gator games.

    Anyone else collect their tickets?

    How long have you been collecting?

    Are you a season ticket holder?

    Would you pay to have the option to continue to get a printed ticket?

    Any help with replies would be appreciated. I have some really memorable tickets and would like to keep one of my many Gator traditions going.

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  2. akaGatorhoops

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    I probably don’t qualify as a collector, but there are certainly some memorable games for which I have saved tickets.
    I’ve always liked the tangible ticket. Depending on price and significance of game... id definitely pay more for a ticket.
    I’m not a season ticket holder.
     
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  3. TJtheGator

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    Print them out. :cool:
     
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  4. TrueGator

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    I had to get my account reset not once, but, twice in the last two days already to keep the Florida Gator App working. So, I have no real confidence it will work on gameday under a bandwidth saturated network. I don't mind the digital approach at all, but, I always prefer to have paper in my pocket as a backup. The funny thing is, they don't handle the paper tickets anymore anyway. They just electronically scan them at the gates. Not sure what the big advantage is healthwise. But, no, I throw my paper tickets away after the game.
     
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  5. oragator1

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    Since I live far away I’m not a season ticket holder, but I do have some great ones - 1997 sugar bowl ticket at the top of the list.
     
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  6. revgator

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    I'll miss the tickets, too. Been saving them since 1990... Here's something I made with some of them, and then framed.
     
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  7. Crusher

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    gonna be tough to load my tix on my flip phone.
     
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  8. Crusher

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    There is none, its about cost, obviously.
     
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  9. ArtVandelay

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    Your picture didn't attach.

    Would you pay money for a printed ticket?
     
  10. 31g8r

    31g8r All American

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    FYI
    The switch was underway last year and the UAA was committed to 100% electronic tix before C-19 made its presence known.

    Bandwidth wasn’t a factor last year and with <18k attendance this years shouldn’t be a factor this year either

    Enjoy the game day experience such as it will be this year. We are sitting it out b/c my folks aren’t comfortable going, it will be first season since 1969 they won’t be attending in person
     
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  11. twodaparty

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    Why not make everything electronic but give the option for fans to contact the UAA and have a physical ticket printed? You pay for it and they mail it to you so it isn’t costing you anything.
     
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  12. filamg8torfan

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    I wish I had saved my tickets. I tried to hold on to them for keep sake, but we moved so much in the past 10 years that it made it difficult for me to keep up with it. Especially after I gave up my season tiks in 2013.
     
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  13. tigator2019

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    In my head--- UF
    I have tickets starting in 1979. All SECCG tickets where gators played, including bham. The Copper Bowl. All American Bowl.

    All of the MNC games, including huskers.

    Gators dwags in athens. UF Mississippi State in Tampa. Gators Ole Miss in Jackson. First game in Mizzou, first game in College Station.

    Think in total it's about 330 stubs give or take a few.

    All in 3 frames

    If they go all electronic I think I'd pay an extra 5-10$ to get a paper ticket per game.

    Unless you tell me how to use cardboard stock to print the eversion
     
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  14. ArtVandelay

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    That's awesome! Mine are scattered a little because of my moves. Hope to do something creative with it soon.
     
  15. ArtVandelay

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    I think you mean so it isn't costing them anything. Great point!
     
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  16. ArtVandelay

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    It's about the money and collecting your data. Of course there is no safety reason, there still is plenty of digital fraud and it's not necessarily a better experience.

    I was at a game where the bandwidth was so bad, we didn't get in until halfway through the first quarter and we were in line well before kickoff.

    There is really no reason they can't offer a paper ticket option for those that want. They can charge. They can have a sponsor/brand partner pay for them. They can turn the expense into a revenue stream.

    Feel really bad for the long time STHs.
     
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  17. ArtVandelay

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    Do your folks collect the tickets?
     
  18. 31g8r

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    Next time enter north EZ east side walk up and no wait even 25 min before KO
     
  19. 31g8r

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    Yes started with the goofy hat tix stuck in hat band moved on to keeping in office and displaying important games separately
     
  20. ozgatorfan

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    What about pre-game scalping. I’ve found some great deals that way. That will be curtailed.