WAC Tourney Attendance - Vegas vs. Reno

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Are you more likely to attend the WAC Tournament in Las Vegas as opposed to Reno?

QUESTION 1
4
3%
I am going to Vegas and I also went to Reno last year
28
19%
I am going to Vegas but I didn't go to Reno last year
27
18%
I am not going to Vegas but I did go to Reno last year
6
4%
I am not going to Vegas and I didn't go to Reno last year
16
11%
QUESTION 2
3
2%
I am MORE likely to attend a tournament in Vegas as opposed to Reno
61
40%
I am LESS likely to attend a tournament in Vegas as opposed to Reno
6
4%
 
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WAC Tourney Attendance - Vegas vs. Reno

Post by Mr. Sneelock » February 7th, 2011, 4:42 pm

I am curious about whether more Aggie fans will attend the WAC Tournament in Vegas as opposed to Reno. I attended in Reno and I am going to Vegas, but I think all things being equal, I would definitely be more likely to attend in Vegas. Please answer one of the first four options, and then answer one of the last two options.


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Re: WAC Tourney Attendance - Vegas vs. Reno

Post by Mr. Sneelock » February 7th, 2011, 4:53 pm

OK, who's the smartass that voted for "Question 1"?


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Re: WAC Tourney Attendance - Vegas vs. Reno

Post by WAAggie » February 7th, 2011, 4:59 pm

No WAC tourney games for me, but do i get credit for attending our last two NCAA games? Vegas is calling my name. If I could get better airfare prices closer to the game days, I may be in. Leaving on Wed, returning on Mon. is just too much time from work. :(



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Re: WAC Tourney Attendance - Vegas vs. Reno

Post by ProvoAggie » February 7th, 2011, 5:02 pm

I went to Reno back in 2006 and it was a long and miserable drive. Even though the tournament was great, I haven't been able to bring myself to make that trip again. I would much rather go to Vegas and will be there this year.



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Re: WAC Tourney Attendance - Vegas vs. Reno

Post by Agsman » February 7th, 2011, 5:10 pm

I was in the process of getting tickets for this year, but the Mrs is expecting. Not a drive I want to get caught in labor somewhere. Never went to Reno.



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Re: WAC Tourney Attendance - Vegas vs. Reno

Post by QuackAttackAggie » February 7th, 2011, 6:28 pm

Mr. Sneelock wrote:OK, who's the smartass that voted for "Question 1"?

not I. i am a question 2 man, through and through.



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Re: WAC Tourney Attendance - Vegas vs. Reno

Post by AGGZILLA » February 7th, 2011, 6:59 pm

Mr. Sneelock wrote:OK, who's the smartass that voted for "Question 1"?

Better yet, who's the dope that voted that they'd prefer to have the tourney in Reno?? Even if I lived in Reno, I still would rather have the tourney in Vegas.


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Re: WAC Tourney Attendance - Vegas vs. Reno

Post by buckfever » February 7th, 2011, 7:04 pm

this will be my 23rd consecutive usu conference tourney attendance...I even withstood the dreary lost crotches new mexico 2 years of hell, beat that with a pinatastick! I would only pass on the tourney if it were in antartica...unless penguins were in season of course



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Post by buckfever » February 7th, 2011, 7:06 pm

I also attended several tourneys before going to dental school in va....even flew back for one tourney whilst there



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Re: WAC Tourney Attendance - Vegas vs. Reno

Post by QuackAttackAggie » February 7th, 2011, 7:11 pm

that is great, buckfever. i've only been to one. I'm from vegas, but i can't miss class to go back. my family will be on a cruise during it anyway.



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Re: WAC Tourney Attendance - Vegas vs. Reno

Post by Cuchelain » February 7th, 2011, 11:57 pm

Everyone who is concerned about missing work/school should realize that we're only talking about one day here. We play friday and saturday and that's it. Now I realize that some people can't take that one day off but for everyone else this should be way easier than a three game tourney.



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Re: WAC Tourney Attendance - Vegas vs. Reno

Post by treesap32 » February 8th, 2011, 7:15 am

QuackAttackAggie wrote:that is great, buckfever. i've only been to one. I'm from vegas, but i can't miss class to go back. my family will be on a cruise during it anyway.
Perfect opportunity to hold a HUGE PARTY at their house.



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Re: WAC Tourney Attendance - Vegas vs. Reno

Post by treesap32 » February 8th, 2011, 7:19 am

I've been to every WAC Tournament since our last tournament in Las Vegas, with the exception of two whilst I was out of the country.

Anyone remember what year we last played in the Thomas and Mack Center in Vegas?



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Re: WAC Tourney Attendance - Vegas vs. Reno

Post by treesap32 » February 8th, 2011, 7:33 am

treesap32 wrote:I've been to every WAC Tournament since our last tournament in Las Vegas, with the exception of two whilst I was out of the country.

Anyone remember what year we last played in the Thomas and Mack Center in Vegas?
Just looked it up. It was the 1994-95 season. So this year will be my 15th tournament (17-2).



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Re: WAC Tourney Attendance - Vegas vs. Reno

Post by cache-aggie » February 8th, 2011, 8:31 am

For me, its just nice going to a neutral site for the tournament for a change! Nothing against Reno, its been a decent enough place to host a tournament, and their students and fans have been accomodating over the years. But Las Cruces -- nothing against their fans (except their mascot), but talk about a hole! Why anyone thought they could host a tournament there is beyond my comprehension!



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Post by AgSpaceCase » February 8th, 2011, 11:49 am

Apparently question one twice a popular as question two. I thought it would be when I first selected it and started the trend (yes I am a smartass). I just didn't think my not being able to make it to either Reno or Vegas recently applied since with being less then five years into my career with 3 kids in a high income area like Seattle i would have to hit the lottery to afford going down to the WAC tourney. $1500 ( minimum) plus tickets plus cost of whatever my family does while I am at the game just cost prohibitive right now. A close NCAA game or a bowl game just about anywhere (west of the Mississippi) and I will be there. I'd rather give the money to USU directly then to the Las Legas tourism board.


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Re: WAC Tourney Attendance - Vegas vs. Reno

Post by BigVBAg » February 8th, 2011, 5:28 pm

I attended the tournament in Reno the past 2 years and am attending in Vegas this year. That said, with all things being equal, I'd much rather go to Vegas than Reno, especially since it's a neutral floor and significantly closer for me (since I live in Utah County). However, I am a bit shocked by the high ticket prices, and am a bit worried about the attendance due to those prices. Still, I think the move to Vegas was the right one.



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Re: WAC Tourney Attendance - Vegas vs. Reno

Post by Mr. Sneelock » February 9th, 2011, 8:58 am

BigVBAg wrote:I attended the tournament in Reno the past 2 years and am attending in Vegas this year. That said, with all things being equal, I'd much rather go to Vegas than Reno, especially since it's a neutral floor and significantly closer for me (since I live in Utah County). However, I am a bit shocked by the high ticket prices, and am a bit worried about the attendance due to those prices. Still, I think the move to Vegas was the right one.
The all-session prices aren't any higher this year than they were last.


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Re: WAC Tourney Attendance - Vegas vs. Reno

Post by BigVBAg » February 9th, 2011, 11:28 am

Mr. Sneelock wrote:
BigVBAg wrote:I attended the tournament in Reno the past 2 years and am attending in Vegas this year. That said, with all things being equal, I'd much rather go to Vegas than Reno, especially since it's a neutral floor and significantly closer for me (since I live in Utah County). However, I am a bit shocked by the high ticket prices, and am a bit worried about the attendance due to those prices. Still, I think the move to Vegas was the right one.
The all-session prices aren't any higher this year than they were last.
The individual session tickets cost more which is what I was planning on getting this year with the new tournament format. I also thought the all-session passes last year were $175 no matter where they were located whereas this year, the best seats are obviously more:
Level P1 (Courtside) $500
Level P2 ( first six rows - Sec. 103 - 05, 115 - 17) $200
Level P3 (Sec. 102 – 118; end zone) $175

I guess this is just one more thing we can blame on Scott Barnes in his effort to destroy Aggie Athletics. :joking:



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Re: WAC Tourney Attendance - Vegas vs. Reno

Post by jdubb12 » February 9th, 2011, 11:54 am

FWIW, USU has sold nearly double the amount of all-session passes this year than the two previous years. Sounds like Vegas is causing more people to go, which isn't a surprise.



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