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, “Even though ticket demand is relatively low for lesser bowls, an incredible number of viewers keep watching, even though it’s the Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Ala., a game title that drew just 20,256 fans the other day but attracted the average television audience of 1,114,000, in accordance with ESPN.”
Schrotenboer goes on to say, “Just one bowl game this past year drew fewer than 1.2 million viewers typically, in accordance with Nielsen. That’s better than the 1.1 million who watched a beginning 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 the following scenario for the college football bowl season:
ESPN builds its own television studio strictly for the objective of hosting college bowl games. The tv screen network already owns and operates 11 bowl games. In that way, it doesn’t have middleman to cope with for these additional events, eliminating needing to negotiate with a separate facility to host the game. No costs for having to operate a vehicle production trailers or fly technical crews halfway across the country.
Since this facility will be built as a tv studio and not being an outdoor multipurpose arena, ESPN may 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 along with the tv screen viewer to be unlike any other.
But here’s the catch: the ESPN studio would have only a limited amount of seats, say 5,000 or less, which will minimize construction costs. The studio wouldn’t have to be much larger than the common college football program’s practice facility. Just big enough to exhibit to the million plus viewers 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 because of the intimate atmosphere, the sounds from the fans would reverberate throughout the facility.
Due to the limited method of getting seats, this could force ticket demand (and prices) up. No longer 60,000- or 80,000-seat facilities that are less when compared to a quarter full. It would have been a 180-degree vary from the existing experience, in which many schools need to depend on daily deal sites to help unload their share of allocated tickets.
Thus, the universities would benefit because they wouldn’t be required to choose the 1000s of tickets which they cannot sell (even on Groupon).
ESPN could utilize this facility multiple times through the expanse of the two- to three-week bowl period.
As an example, in 2010 five additional college football teams qualified for a bowl that they 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 prefer to 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 bowl game means more possible donations, more television exposure, more practice time and more bonus money.”