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Dwindling attendance at high school playoff events

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MTM, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    An interesting read in the LA Times about how ticket sales to high school playoff events are on a decline in California, leading to a decline in revenue.

    The article cites that "most of the high-profile schools play so many attractive nonleague games that the CIF championship games don’t have the same sizzle," traffic, parking and "the fact that many successful teams are made up of non-community members (which) doesn’t help inspire loyalty."

    It doesn't mention that the games can be far away from campus and students who get into home games for free during the regular season must pay to attend the playoffs. It also didn't address the fact that teens today don 't seem as sports obsessed as previous generations.

    Sections across California look for ways to increase revenue as playoff ticket sales decline
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2019
  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Does winning a Division 9 state title really mean anything?
    Stoney likes this.
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Top-level "high school" basketball and football in any state is nothing even remotely resembling actual high school sports --it's U20 semipro club sports.
    wicked likes this.
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    For that matter, regular season attendance at HS sports events is dramatically down from previous decades.

    I think it's still doing all right in rural, "Hickory High" communities, but in suburbs and metro areas, the bottom has dropped out.
    maumann likes this.
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    But a lot of those "Hickory High" communities have been consolidated, which strips away identities and ultimately takes away as much attendance from older folks as it does the younger.
  6. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    When your state has as many people as California, yes.
  7. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Are there any events anywhere for anything that aren't facing dwindling attendance?
  8. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    I'm sure Megachurch attendance is as high as it's ever been.
  9. dirtybird

    dirtybird Well-Known Member

    I mean, I used to live in a place where winning a conference title earned you nothing but a conference title. People still liked winning them. They also liked winning country tournaments.

    Things mean exactly what you want them to mean. Shit, Ca didn’t have state titles at all until what, 20 years ago?
  10. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    No sir. Millennials are turning off the Jesus.
  11. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    Good. Spirituality is awesome and powerful. Organized religion has been bringing out the worst in humanity for a millennium.
    2muchcoffeeman likes this.
  12. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Spirituality is nonsense. It means nothing. It’s another word for belief relativism.

    As it relates to Christianity, it’s supposed to be a church. Organized. A body of believers. Of this there is little doubt. However badly humans screw it up, faith is still not be to pursued alone. At least in Christianity.
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