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How are the rockets selling out their games?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Air Langhi, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. Air Langhi

    Air Langhi Contributing Member

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    It feels like attendence has really not been good this year. I check ESPN and we have 100% sellouts. I haven't been to many games this year, but a good 30% of the seats were empty and there weren't enough people at the bar to account for the difference. Are people/companies paying 200+ dollars for unused seats? Also why have the rockets raised prices for the cheap seats?
     
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    tickets are bought...people just don’t show up for numerous reasons

    this has been the case for years now

    TC is an embarrassing home environment...I struggle to name 1 good thing about it

    it fcking sucks

    empty seats, bad food, quiet building, in game entertainment is trash, Matt Thomas sounds horrible, the horrible “Let’s go Rockets” tune they play every possession even tho the fans never actually do the chant, the terrible lighting in the arena just exposing the vast amount of empty seats, etc...
     
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    i go to most home games and THIS year there are more empty seats for sure.

    this year is worse, trust me. i'm seeing upperdeck 30-40% empty on weekend nights now. didn't really see that the last few years, not that bad anyway.

    also, toyota center is NOTORIOUS for late arriving crowd and i put that on Les and Tilman. toyota center parking, security, usher, staff are the worst, super aggressive, unfriendly, downright make you feel awful. i've emailed the Rox about this for several years now, no changes. i've actually skipped games when i'm not in the mood to deal with it. also, Les is the real cheap bastard. for being new toyota center is very blah... and has the worst training facility in the nba. Les never built one, used to rent Westside TC which is also shitty for an NBA team to have their facility at a Tennis Club. Fack Les, fack Toyota Center, Fack Tilman for not hurrying up fixing these issues, Fack the Security and the Ushers,

    -edit- fack the tshirt cannon guys who only shoot the sideline seats and ignore the baseline. it's insulting and yet hilarious watching shirt after shirt land in giant empty sections of seats. sad and pathetic.
     
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  4. Mattician

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    The lower bowl always has a lot of empty seats. When watching the playoffs, the Rockets' home crowd is one of the worst.
     
  5. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    Supply and Demand.
     
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    Bee doo bee doo. Clap clap clap clap clap
     
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    Spurs had terrible attendance in lower bowl last game. Did anyone else notice that?

    Spurs fans are NFL fans without a home ... not really basketball fans, just 20yr bandwagoners with sore butts, now.
     
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    Are the red rowdies even rowdy still? Do they even have auditions anymore lol
     
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  9. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    OP bitchin' like Jessie
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  10. Rocket River

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    Interesting

    So I should buy the cheat seats then move down

    Rocket River
     
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  11. CK Johnson

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    It's not a late arriving crowd, it's not Houston traffic, it's not bad food. This city just doesn't care about the Rockets.
     
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    I think demographic wise: for rockets fans: the Asian, south Asian, Hispanic and black demographic only watches basketball. Rockets and nba in general struggle to get the white audience until the 2nd round of the playoffs

    so we have to find a way to get white people interested in the nba again. To 1. Improve ratings and 2. Improve attendance
     
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    Landry’s food vouchers should help get them white folks in.
     
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    Free copies of Shut Up and Listen to every lower bowl ticket holder.
     
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    Something something increasing urbanization of the TC experience
     
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    Surprising to me to as well. I called about getting group tickets to Nets game and they have nothing available in lower section even though it is always seems empty.
    Can’t believe this many people just waste that much money and don’t use the tickets.
     
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    Lot of no-shows in the upper deck/non-corporate seats.

    The city has never been passionate about the NBA other than the post-championship years till 1999. That was also at a time of no Texans/football and pre-MMP for the Astros. Those two facets alone cut into the devoted attention the Rockets received starting around 1995.
     
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    They need to stop selling all the good sideline seats to corporate partners. It's annoying
     
  19. Air Langhi

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    Except there doesn't seem to be demand for the rockets but somehow they are selling out. I can't believe companies are cool with shelling 200 dollars for unused tickets. My company gave out out tickets to few games, but they were sub 100 tickets. Wish the rockets could resell those tickets.
     
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  20. mac_got_this

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    The postseason is the only time the rockets crowd seems to show up and act like a real home court advantage
     
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