Vanderbilt excitement doesn't match football ticket sales

The hiring of football Coach James Franklin and a hard marketing push have not translated to increased season ticket sales at Vanderbilt.

About 11,000 season tickets have been sold, approximately 1,500 off last year’s pace.

That is despite intensified focus on marketing, which will increase over the next month.

“It’s fluid this time of year and we’re expecting a pretty big August,” said Rod Williamson, Vanderbilt’s director of athletic communications. “It’s never (comparing) apples to apples.”

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Vol_in_GA writes:

WWCSSD?

murrayvol writes:

When a Vandy fan is torn between a case of top shelf Chardonnay or season tickets it's a no brainer.

Orange_Scooter writes:

What? You mean the signing of Kimbrow and getting a new coach doesn't magically solve Vandy's problems? Wow!?!?!?!?!?

VOLliven2it writes:

It IS Vanderbilt for crying out loud! Why is anyone surprised that after being hyped up over what...two or three really good recruits, about the same or less people are buying season tickets? I for one am not surprised at all.

Volunatic writes:

Good news, CSS-- plenty of Vandy football tickets to spare!
(I'm sure there are plenty of football season tickets available at the actual university where you attended, too-- Tiger High.)

Prostar writes:

Hey CSS dude, the article said they had sold 11,000 season tickets, period. That in a city the size of Nashville is PATHETIC. All that excitement is like peeing on yourself in a dark suit, you get a nice warm feeling but nobody notices.

Vay_Owe_Ale_Ace writes:

BFD

FearTheVols1252 writes:

Perhaps Vandy fans have conceded to the fact that losing is a certainty and all the hyped up marketing does nothing to convince them of anything other than what's already well known around Nashville - "Same story... different year"

Volunatic writes:

Acadia, all you do is whine. Maine had a good win in football a few years ago. Go root for them.

shipperman#280095 writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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Yet as usual, we will still kick Vandy's arse

Down_The_Field writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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i have a question.

if the 4* QB peebody stole from Va Tech runs for homecoming queen, will that make him a dual threat QB?

allvol32 writes:

in response to Acadia_Vol:

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Step right up folks and see a serious case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder looks like. The term "has no life" gets bandied about a lot on these boards but here is the King of Has No Life.

I knew that I was seeing a lot of drivel from this dude so I ran a quick audit of what he's posted since Tuesday morning (56 total posts in 56 hours and spanning all hours of the day and night):

Today as of 3:45 PM:

3:43 PM
3:06 PM
2:51 PM
11:30 AM
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Wednesday:

11:48 PM
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Come on KNS either get rid of the psycho or give us an ignore button so we don't have to keep stepping over the dog mess.

volinlouisvilleky writes:

in response to Acadia_Vol:

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I'm starting to think that Acadia_Vol and CantStandSaban are the same person, anyone else have that thought?

abnerPeabody writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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Even in off year ticket sales,Tennessee will sell around 95000 tickets.Vandy will be doing well to sell 15000.You are out of your league in all of your efforts.Good news is, you will have no problem getting front center tickets to see a really bad team win more than 5 or 6 games in any year ever.

abnerPeabody writes:

in response to volinlouisvilleky:

I'm starting to think that Acadia_Vol and CantStandSaban are the same person, anyone else have that thought?

No.Even that stupid cantstandsaban is smarter than this moron.

orangecountyvols writes:

in response to abnerPeabody:

No.Even that stupid cantstandsaban is smarter than this moron.

Hall of fame........

But................the bottom line is:

They're both trolls the KNS allowed through the back door to this site.

Very simply, trolls and yes, probably plants.

chattavfl86 writes:

Its not vandys fault more people are excited about paint drying than their football program. I truely hope they do sell more tickets next year when all their so called "hot shot" recruits show up. At least then it wont be a stadium full of vols watching when the torBraydo touches down in their stadium to lay down a whoopin. And bfd franklin stole a 4* qb from va tech. Dooley stole a 5* receiver in Da'Rick Rogers from a conference foe with almost no time to do so. Css I know you want vandy to be good but franklin is selling swamp land disguised as lake front property. Just chill and do like kentucky; wait for basketball season.

FearTheVols1252 writes:

in response to abnerPeabody:

Even in off year ticket sales,Tennessee will sell around 95000 tickets.Vandy will be doing well to sell 15000.You are out of your league in all of your efforts.Good news is, you will have no problem getting front center tickets to see a really bad team win more than 5 or 6 games in any year ever.

Vandy fans aren't worried. Ticket sales will rebound... every year their stadium is overrun by opposing fans.

Vandy fans - be sure to thank opposing fans for buying up all the tickets and helping to keep Vandy football alive.

volinlouisvilleky writes:

in response to abnerPeabody:

No.Even that stupid cantstandsaban is smarter than this moron.

You're probably right, they both have a lot of growing up to do though!

RoadTrip writes:

The article is simply about Vandy being Vandy. Just like the CSS troll being a troll. If he isn't a KNS plant he is a sicko.

Volunteer-Varmint writes:

in response to allvol32:

Step right up folks and see a serious case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder looks like. The term "has no life" gets bandied about a lot on these boards but here is the King of Has No Life.

I knew that I was seeing a lot of drivel from this dude so I ran a quick audit of what he's posted since Tuesday morning (56 total posts in 56 hours and spanning all hours of the day and night):

Today as of 3:45 PM:

3:43 PM
3:06 PM
2:51 PM
11:30 AM
11:09 AM
10:15 AM
2:42 AM
1:46 AM
1:16 AM
12:57 AM
12:19 AM

Wednesday:

11:48 PM
11:25 PM
10:17 PM
9:43 PM
9:19 PM
3:39 PM
1:41 PM
1:21 PM
1:04 PM
12:46 PM
12:22 PM
12:00 PM
11:21 AM
10:32 AM
9:52 AM
1:44 AM
12:16 AM

Tuesday - doesn't count posts after midnight on Monday:

11:12 PM
11:01 PM
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Come on KNS either get rid of the psycho or give us an ignore button so we don't have to keep stepping over the dog mess.

You did it again AllVol. Keep it up! The more we can humiliate these "No Lifers" the better off we'll be. I did it to whitch doctor's daddy wantabe the other day on a post. He thought I had too much time on my hands when actually all I did was googled Gator thugs and it popped up the entire list. GBO!

murrayvol writes:

in response to Acadia_Vol:

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You are the wind beneath our butt cheeks.

dlobh writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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You're right again, Brett Maverick, you sports genius!! That's why UT has been in the top 15 or higher in recruiting every year but one in the last umpteen years. And Vanderbilt has never, ever been in the top 25. And they won't be this year. Mark it down.

dlobh writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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You're right, there, Brett. Vanderbilt won't have to worry about ticket sales for that pathetic dump because the opposing team will fill the stadium again this year. And UT will again have its 95-100,000 fans in the stadium for every game. Vanderbilt su*, always has, always will.

orangecountyvols writes:

Vol n Texas,

You described the looney bird, Acadia perfectly.
Obsession...........that describes this troll,
along with Cantstandhimelf, and the copycat,
WDD.

Once again, what became of the anti-troll site,
TheVolElite? There's bound to be one better than what this one has spiraled downward to.........

The KNS admins has its hands full keeping this site full of trolls, hope the pay is worth it.

Oops, that's the reason for GVX247, right?

chattavfl86 writes:

in response to dlobh:

You're right, there, Brett. Vanderbilt won't have to worry about ticket sales for that pathetic dump because the opposing team will fill the stadium again this year. And UT will again have its 95-100,000 fans in the stadium for every game. Vanderbilt su*, always has, always will.

Let him have his fun now. He can posture all year and talk about how vandy is better until we whoop that butt for them in november and then he looks stupid once again. Same with recruiting. CDD and his staff are proven extraordinary closers. On NSD he will look stupid again. Then he can spend all off season spewing the same idiotic stuff. We don't have to call him on it, the team will prove him wrong.

stevefrommemphis writes:

I'll give Vandy credit for one thing: they have a better non conference schedule than Tennessee.

Here are the non-conference schedules of the Tennessee schools:

Vanderbilt: Elon, Connecticut, Army, Wake Forest
MTSU: Purdue, Georgia Tech, Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis: Mississippi St, Arkansas St, Austin Peay, MTSU
Tennessee: Montana, Cincinnati, Buffalo, MTSU

MTSU has the sort of non-conference schedule Tennessee used to have.

VolzsFan writes:

Most great Universities in this country outside of the Southeast (and the NeckCar promotions with Tenn football) do not measure their success by the number of football season tickets they sell. Most of the country outside the Southeast could care a less. Many of you live your life by what them there Vols will be doing from recruiting to running throught Da T to tackle them there Grizzly Bears from Montana. Seriously, all of you get a life.

doh writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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I dont even know why this article is even in the KNS. We are talking about vandy football. who cares. they suck and will as long as they are in the sec.

chrisw2967 writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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Whats the over/under that these same recruits decommits once the losing starts? which is only about 35 days away before it starts.Tennessee will be back and even some idiot like you even knows that.Vandy,well they will always be just Vandy.Wonder why Vandy stadium only holds what 25k and under half of that 25k is probably actually Vandy fans.

CrankE writes:

"The hiring of football Coach James Franklin and a hard marketing push have not translated to increased season ticket sales at Vanderbilt."

Unexpectedly!

chattavfl86 writes:

Vandy could have our non con schedule and still only hope for 1-3 against it if they could upset buff or montana. Isn't this year an anamoly for our non con schedule? What kind of games do we have coming down the pipe. I know we have nc state next year and im assuming the Oregon deal was a home and home.

buzz29 writes:

Similar to most teams' situations with a history of losing, most folks won't show up at the games and claim to be fans until the team starts winning.

chattavfl86 writes:

Looks like we will be getting Oklahoma, Nebraska, and ohio state between now and 2018 as well. Just a down year this year. I believe the weak non con this year is the main reason for lagging sales this year.

Voluvr writes:

There's an NCAA secondary violation here...Vanderbilt is simulating game day every time they take a recruit into an empty stadium.

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

WOW!! This is shocker...NOT!!!

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

in response to volinlouisvilleky:

I'm starting to think that Acadia_Vol and CantStandSaban are the same person, anyone else have that thought?

It crossed my mind once or twice.

orangecountyvols writes:

in response to VOL_GOD:

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VolGod,

You woke up the troll from his sleep.........you know he needs to sleep all day since he does his trolling at 2-3 a.m.

The best news for Vol fans will be when trolls like this are finally banned, or someone originates a decent site where we can enjoy the news about the Vols without the obnoxious idiots like CSS, WDD ( the copycat ) and all the ZZ's etc.

This site is imploding which is what trolls like the 2 a.m. wonder want.

thetrollhunter writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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HAHAHAHAHAHAH WHAT????? 8 three stars makes you an elite program? Do you watch football? Do you know what a football is? Do you know what sports are? HILARIOUS...

thetrollhunter writes:

in response to allvol32:

Step right up folks and see a serious case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder looks like. The term "has no life" gets bandied about a lot on these boards but here is the King of Has No Life.

I knew that I was seeing a lot of drivel from this dude so I ran a quick audit of what he's posted since Tuesday morning (56 total posts in 56 hours and spanning all hours of the day and night):

Today as of 3:45 PM:

3:43 PM
3:06 PM
2:51 PM
11:30 AM
11:09 AM
10:15 AM
2:42 AM
1:46 AM
1:16 AM
12:57 AM
12:19 AM

Wednesday:

11:48 PM
11:25 PM
10:17 PM
9:43 PM
9:19 PM
3:39 PM
1:41 PM
1:21 PM
1:04 PM
12:46 PM
12:22 PM
12:00 PM
11:21 AM
10:32 AM
9:52 AM
1:44 AM
12:16 AM

Tuesday - doesn't count posts after midnight on Monday:

11:12 PM
11:01 PM
10:39 PM
10:31 PM
10:59 PM
10:29 PM
9:01 PM
8:30 PM
8:25 PM
8:19 PM
7:55 PM
7:42 PM
6:25 PM
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4:56 PM
4:10 PM
3:45 PM
3:09 PM
2:51 PM
2:33 PM
1:30 PM
1:15 PM
12:29 PM
11:12 AM
10:29 AM
9:55 AM
9:39 AM
7:55 AM

Come on KNS either get rid of the psycho or give us an ignore button so we don't have to keep stepping over the dog mess.

Holy cow..... guess that proves he doesn't have a job...or friends...or has ever kissed a girl....or has a life.... Is he just attached to his computer?? Has he ever seen sunlight?

thetrollhunter writes:

in response to orangecountyvols:

VolGod,

You woke up the troll from his sleep.........you know he needs to sleep all day since he does his trolling at 2-3 a.m.

The best news for Vol fans will be when trolls like this are finally banned, or someone originates a decent site where we can enjoy the news about the Vols without the obnoxious idiots like CSS, WDD ( the copycat ) and all the ZZ's etc.

This site is imploding which is what trolls like the 2 a.m. wonder want.

I don't think GVX cares about anything. If they do care, they do a terrible job at management. How are they going to just let these idiots keep posting?

I'm moving to Vol Nation, they actually keep trolls out. Things here have just gotten worse.

thetrollhunter writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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You are the only Vandy fan in existence lol. Go join the rest of your lame family with Mike's Hard Lemonade and leave sports talk to the people who have actually been inside a football stadium hahahaha

givehimsix82 writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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Titan writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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So you're claiming that UT is down more than you've sold? Wow that's a stat that I would sure be broadcasting if I was a Vandy fan. You can brag about new turf, new coach, new recruits, new whatever - the fact remains that you are still the SAME OLD VANDY. Always have been - always will be.

(BTW - a couple weeks ago I challenged you to add up total Vandy and Vols football and basketball wins against each other through the decades since the SEC was formed. You seem to have a lot of time on your hands but must not have been able to work this little statistical exercise into your busy trolling day.)

Titan writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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No UT fans don't hate the truth, but those of us that live in middle Tennessee and have to listen to the elitist Vandy fans like you certainly hate Candy and all it stands for. Call again when you have to start counting CWS appearances on more than one finger and bowl game appearances on more than one hand.

jkjvols writes:

Vanderbilt fans,

Look at things this way; You will go 2-10 this year, but I see you going 10-2 if you count your moral victories. The new coach of yours if full of hot air and something else. The way I see things is, if he was so great, why didn't Maryland give him a second look when they fired Ralph Friedgen. I love reading the Tennessean on Sunday in the fall when I get home from Knoxville and they are talking about how the game was a big moral victory for the team. I am assuming that every time you watch the Miracle in Knoxville, Golden Edition DVD it gives you something to smile about. In 07' our worst year since the mid to late 80's and y'all's best year, we still beat y'all 20-10. I think you need to enjoy your four bowl appearances... because it will be about another 20 years before you see another one. Win a national championship in something other than bowling and you might have a valid argument. Like someone said a few days ago, I gurantee you will never make it to Atlanta for the Championship game.

chrisw2967 writes:

in response to Bodeanvol:

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I didnt know it was 37K I thought it was 30k.Either way its always a home game for the opposing team.

Theo writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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You are exactly right. Is the bowling arena sold out yet?

VolGrad writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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Comparing Vandy and UT ticket sales is like comparing apples and oranges. Tennessee could be 24,000 tickets off their average and still have more fans in the stands than Vandy on gameday. So what is your point?

GBO!

shipperman#280095 writes:

in response to Titan:

So you're claiming that UT is down more than you've sold? Wow that's a stat that I would sure be broadcasting if I was a Vandy fan. You can brag about new turf, new coach, new recruits, new whatever - the fact remains that you are still the SAME OLD VANDY. Always have been - always will be.

(BTW - a couple weeks ago I challenged you to add up total Vandy and Vols football and basketball wins against each other through the decades since the SEC was formed. You seem to have a lot of time on your hands but must not have been able to work this little statistical exercise into your busy trolling day.)

The Vols lead the overall series with a 69-27-5 record against the Commodores.

In basketball: Tennessee leads the all-time series 107-67

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