On tv it looked like the upper bowl was curtained off for men’s basketball.


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    • #113897

      EutawStreet
      Ute Fan
      @eutawstreet

      Was last Friday night’s basketball game the first time that a men’s regular season game had the upper bowl curtained off?  Also, the official attendance was listed at 12,760.  The lower bowl seats 8,000.

       

    • #113900

      Tony
      Admin/Founder
      @admin

      They did it many times last season.  

      • #113902

        EagleMountainUte
        Ute Fan
        @battlegroundute

        Yeah I have been to a few where they told me to sit in the lower bowl. One time I had to move twice. These old gray hairs were adament about sitting in their seats. 

      • #113906

        EutawStreet
        Ute Fan
        @eutawstreet

        Thanks. Last year was the first year that I did not attend a regular season game. I went to the exhibition game last season and spent most of the game laughing about the new announcer. I tried buying some tickets last season only to have the ticketing website screw up my order 3 times. I bought tickets to the Nevada game, they emailed me and said that they sold me the tickets in error and took them back. That was enough to keep me home.

        • #113908

          EagleMountainUte
          Ute Fan
          @battlegroundute

          My dad gave up his after 40 some odd years. Mostly because of health and money problems. But he suffered through those crap years like a champ.  

        • #113923

          Tony
          Admin/Founder
          @admin

          The announcer is horrible. I was hoping last year was a one and done situation, but no. 

    • #113945

      astUTE
      Ute Fan
      @astute

      As others have mentioned, several of the early season games last year, had a curtain restricting access to the upper bowl.  I go to virtually every game, and have done so for almost 25 years as a season ticket holder and more than another 25 years before that with my father and grandfather, all the way back the Einar Nielson Fieldhouse.

      I hate the fact that we no longer fill the house for every game, but have to admit, that the atmosphere, in a game like Friday’s is dramatically improved by closing the upper bowl.

      I know there are a lot of problems with “rearranging” seats, although, I have not had any – I’m in my seats early, and don’t leave ’til the game ends – so no competition for my seats.

      For now, with early season “expected low turnout” games, I support this mode fully – although they may need to better manage the reallocation of upper bowl tickets to lower bowl seats. 

      I also sincerely hope the program is back on the upswing – as it seemed to be under Coach K in 2015.

      If not, there may be a day that the Hunty is a lower bowl only arena – and after a generation of watching spectacular basketball in the full arena, that would be very sad.

      Go UTES!  Fill the Hunty!   

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