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Re: Anyone know details of Hogs arrival to Bryant-Denny?
« Reply #18400 on: October 14, 2017, 12:59:22 pm »

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Re: Anyone know details of Hogs arrival to Bryant-Denny?
« Reply #18401 on: October 14, 2017, 01:02:34 pm »

The footage has already been leaked. It's a good watch at least.

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Re: Anyone know details of Hogs arrival to Bryant-Denny?
« Reply #18404 on: October 14, 2017, 01:20:37 pm »

Just watch out for the grassy knoll.
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Re: Anyone know details of Hogs arrival to Bryant-Denny?
« Reply #18405 on: October 14, 2017, 01:22:51 pm »

They aren't planning on getting off the bus.
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Re: Anyone know details of Hogs arrival to Bryant-Denny?
« Reply #18406 on: October 14, 2017, 01:25:50 pm »

I just hope this isn't a detail of their departure...

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Re: Anyone know details of Hogs arrival to Bryant-Denny?
« Reply #18407 on: October 14, 2017, 01:54:46 pm »

Lining up against Bama in the bus.
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How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18408 on: October 18, 2017, 03:20:08 pm »

There is a glut of cheap tickets available for every Razorback football game these days, but if you check hotels right now room rates are pricing the fans who might purchase them out of going to a night game.

It is a factor that to keep in mind when you see the dwindling attendance, especially for the last two games of the season, and one that will need to be addressed in the future as the UA continues to add even more seats in a stadium it has very rarely sold out since expansion despite news releases telling us otherwise.

(This is not a GSD post. The time has come for no more games at WMS.)
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18409 on: October 18, 2017, 03:28:44 pm »

It will change when the hotels start seeing a drop-off in business or competition drives the price down.
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18410 on: October 18, 2017, 03:30:53 pm »

Unfortunately, the hotel problem is serious at all the other SEC locations.  I guess they'd rather have a half full hotel at sky high prices than a full one at justifiably reasonable prices.
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18411 on: October 18, 2017, 03:33:07 pm »

Supply and demand
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18412 on: October 18, 2017, 03:34:47 pm »

Losing has more to do with attendance than anything.  Hotel rates are all supply/demand based.  If they weren't sufficiently booked they would be burning off the excess inventory with lower rates on sites such as Hotwire.  Hotwire rates are as high as I've ever seen them, meaning hotels are at or near capacity.  I just checked a couple of Bentonville hotes where friends have gotten last minute rooms at very affordable rates before, and they are booked full.  Also they have always been high for game weekends and required 2 nights stays etc.


If had a .500 or better record and season was looking up people wouldn't GAF about hotel rates.  They would stay with friends, pay the hotel rates or just make it a late night and drive home after the game.

I checked many of the games on stub hub at the start of the season and they weren't at extraordinarily low prices, because people had hope for the season.  The availability and price have more to do with people's perceived view of the rest of the season than hotel rates.
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18413 on: October 18, 2017, 03:37:15 pm »

Ran into this exact issue when trying to book a hotel for the game this weekend. I booked a hotel 3 months ago in Conway because I could not find a decent prices anywhere around Fayetteville.
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18414 on: October 18, 2017, 03:40:10 pm »

Supply and demand is a beautiful thing. Living in Fayetteville I've never had to check hotels out personally but from what I hear the demand is high and supply is low. Until that changes, prices won't.
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18415 on: October 18, 2017, 03:40:46 pm »

I'll tell you what is and will continue to compete with hotels..AirBnB.  My sister has rented her house in Fayetteville out for 2 football weekends already. The prices may be a tad higher than a hotel but for the price the guests get several rooms, a kitchen, private yard/hang out area.  I can see this being more popular if hotels fill up or charge higher rates.
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18416 on: October 18, 2017, 03:43:17 pm »

AirBNB/VRBO or stay in another city. I've found a house for rent for the weekend for as cheap as some of the nicer area hotels on game weekends.
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18417 on: October 18, 2017, 03:48:49 pm »

This is craft fair weekend in NWA. Crazy that they would schedule it on a game weekend, but I imagine they probably had the date set before the SEC announced the football schedule. There wonít be any hotel rooms within 50 miles this weekend.
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18418 on: October 18, 2017, 03:49:12 pm »

It's a factor for sure.  Even with cheap tickets, you're pretty much going to spend a thousand dollars a weekend minimum up there when you go to a game.  I will agree that since every game is televised that it is all about the experience these days instead of actually wanting to see the game.  That said, we have to be good enough at least that the game doesn't piss you off.  No need to spend between$1 and $2k in a day or two just to watch crappy football and fight the crowds.  If you just want to go up there and see something, wait until basketball season and you can actually get into some restaurants and the like without having to compete with 75k people.
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18419 on: October 18, 2017, 03:55:13 pm »

This is craft fair weekend in NWA. Crazy that they would schedule it on a game weekend, but I imagine they probably had the date set before the SEC announced the football schedule. There wonít be any hotel rooms within 50 miles this weekend.

Forgot about craft fairs, that's why Northern NWA is booked and high. 
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18420 on: October 18, 2017, 03:55:48 pm »

This is craft fair weekend in NWA. Crazy that they would schedule it on a game weekend, but I imagine they probably had the date set before the SEC announced the football schedule. There wonít be any hotel rooms within 50 miles this weekend.

Hmmm, War Eagle and War Eagle?
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18421 on: October 18, 2017, 04:03:19 pm »

Forgot about craft fairs, that's why Northern NWA is booked and high. 

Makes 100% sense, now.
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18422 on: October 18, 2017, 04:04:26 pm »

Going to be some wild crocheting parties going down in the hotels Saturday night!

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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18423 on: October 18, 2017, 04:07:25 pm »

It's a factor for sure.  Even with cheap tickets, you're pretty much going to spend a thousand dollars a weekend minimum up there when you go to a game.  I will agree that since every game is televised that it is all about the experience these days instead of actually wanting to see the game.  That said, we have to be good enough at least that the game doesn't piss you off.  No need to spend between$1 and $2k in a day or two just to watch crappy football and fight the crowds.  If you just want to go up there and see something, wait until basketball season and you can actually get into some restaurants and the like without having to compete with 75k people.

1k  to 2k, get real. We fully understand you hate everything about Razorback football, but unless you're bring a family of 6-8, your numbers make absolutely zero sense.
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18424 on: October 18, 2017, 04:12:12 pm »

1k  to 2k, get real. We fully understand you hate everything about Razorback football, but unless you're bring a family of 6-8, your numbers make absolutely zero sense.

I can't help it if you are a pauper and spend accordingly.  $500 for two nights at a hotel, dinner a couple times,tickets, $100 gas for the Denali and you are at $1k easy.
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18425 on: October 18, 2017, 04:14:54 pm »

There is a glut of cheap tickets available for every Razorback football game these days, but if you check hotels right now room rates are pricing the fans who might purchase them out of going to a night game.

It is a factor that to keep in mind when you see the dwindling attendance, especially for the last two games of the season, and one that will need to be addressed in the future as the UA continues to add even more seats in a stadium it has very rarely sold out since expansion despite news releases telling us otherwise.

(This is not a GSD post. The time has come for no more games at WMS.)
IMO that's not a major problem. The real issue is the team's performance. I can PROMISE you that were the team winning on a consistent basis the vast majority of fans who had to stay overnight wouldn't really give it much thought. Having said that, as it always is in a free enterprise system it's a question of supply and demand. If the demand is going down due to lack of fan support and interest prices WILL come down. Empty rooms don't pay for themselves.

One last thought: the reality of life is that most, not all, fans will find a way to scrape together enough money to be able to attend and stay if necessary. While prices might keep a few away, I can assure you that the fan who can get truly excited with a team's performance and success will scratch around and find enough loose change to be able to pay for game attendance.
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18426 on: October 18, 2017, 04:16:03 pm »

I can't help it if you are a pauper and spend accordingly.  $500 for two nights at a hotel, dinner a couple times,tickets, $100 gas for the Denali and you are at $1k easy.

What about the family of four bringing up the honda accord, taking the kids through the whataburger and staying at the best western?  Probably somewhere int he $400-$500 range.
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« Reply #18427 on: October 18, 2017, 04:16:19 pm »

Obviously supply and demand matter, but prices are stickier than they should be ... hotels are resistant to lower prices even if they are not fully booked.

I agree it is a problem.

Some of the cancellation policies are just ridiculous too.
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« Reply #18428 on: October 18, 2017, 04:16:47 pm »

I can't help it if you are a pauper and spend accordingly.  $500 for two nights at a hotel, dinner a couple times,tickets, $100 gas for the Denali and you are at $1k easy.

Yep, quite the cheapskate, I'm not even spending the night on this game.
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18430 on: October 18, 2017, 04:20:33 pm »

Drive down and stay in the Fort. The way we are losing is having the most affect.
Stay in VB.
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18431 on: October 18, 2017, 04:22:17 pm »

Yep, quite the cheapskate, I'm not even spending the night on this game.

Then why are you even commenting in a thread that SPECIFICALLY posited the question as to if hotel prices were affecting attendance?
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« Reply #18432 on: October 18, 2017, 04:28:26 pm »

Then why are you even commenting in a thread that SPECIFICALLY posited the question as to if hotel prices were affecting attendance?

Because I stay when I don't fly up the day of the game, and I don't spend 2k, and you don't have to spend two nights. I never have been forced to spend two nights, I occasionally do as I've had children attending up there for the past 8 years, and will for the next 6. So, as someone who has been coming to games up there, I find that hotel prices haven't increased that much. In fact, the opening of Crystal Bridges has raised the average price of a room up north, more than the football game pressure.
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18433 on: October 18, 2017, 04:28:44 pm »

Hasnít mine. We typically make reservations about three months before the season starts. Usually find rooms for $125 to $175 a night, which isnít bad at all.
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« Reply #18434 on: October 18, 2017, 04:30:16 pm »

Hasnít mine. We typically make reservations about three months before the season starts. Usually find rooms for $125 to $175 a night, which isnít bad at all.

I'd say I average $150/night, I don't ever recall spending $200/night.
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18435 on: October 18, 2017, 04:34:22 pm »

... The way we are losing is having the most affect.

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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18436 on: October 18, 2017, 04:34:52 pm »

I'd say I average $150/night, I don't ever recall spending $200/night.

I donít either.
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« Reply #18437 on: October 18, 2017, 04:38:28 pm »

Forgot about craft fairs, that's why Northern NWA is booked and high. 

Nooooo! I forgot too. BBB, Shareholders, and Crafters :(
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18438 on: October 18, 2017, 04:39:32 pm »

Nooooo! I forgot too. BBB, Shareholders, and Crafters :(

Yeah, but how many times is War Eagle on a home weekend?
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18439 on: October 18, 2017, 04:45:20 pm »

Everyone is acting like there are not a ton of cheap tickets available for just about every game in Fay. Every game we have ever decided to go to I have found tickets for way below face. So yes attendance is affected by losing, BUT this is also the 1st SEC game in Fay this year, and with St Gus coming to town the weather will have more impact than the record or hotel prices. 
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18440 on: October 18, 2017, 04:47:27 pm »

They are building a new hotel right off the Fulbright expressway where it connects to 71.  Right next to Mud Creek.

There is a huge lot of land off of Van Asche where they could build a couple new hotels but they are too busy building condos and apartments.
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18441 on: October 18, 2017, 04:51:02 pm »

In addition to more hotels....we need them to build a Topgolf driving range:






$$$$$$$ to be made
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18442 on: October 18, 2017, 04:57:02 pm »

Drive down and stay in the Fort. The way we are losing is having the most affect.
Stay in VB.
Stayed in VB many, many times. No doubt the money saved is worth the extra drive after the game. Plus if you're heading south anyway you're already an hour or so further down the road.
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« Reply #18443 on: October 18, 2017, 05:55:55 pm »

In addition to more hotels....we need them to build a Topgolf driving range:






$$$$$$$ to be made

My boys love those, I doubt NWA  has the needed population to swing one.
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« Reply #18444 on: October 18, 2017, 05:58:20 pm »

They are building a new hotel right off the Fulbright expressway where it connects to 71.  Right next to Mud Creek.

There is a huge lot of land off of Van Asche where they could build a couple new hotels but they are too busy building condos and apartments.

Inhogs knows all about the hotel market and saturation, you need more than 7 football game weekends.
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18445 on: October 18, 2017, 06:08:08 pm »

Yep, quite the cheapskate, I'm not even spending the night on this game.
You must be flying then.
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18446 on: October 18, 2017, 08:25:00 pm »

I can't help it if you are a pauper and spend accordingly.  $500 for two nights at a hotel, dinner a couple times,tickets, $100 gas for the Denali and you are at $1k easy.

Driving a Denali and griping about the hotel rates? Hmmm.....okie dokie.
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« Reply #18447 on: October 18, 2017, 08:27:35 pm »

Forgot about craft fairs, that's why Northern NWA is booked and high. 
not sure if serious.  do people really travel to crap fairs?
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« Reply #18448 on: October 18, 2017, 08:30:55 pm »

Driving a Denali and griping about the hotel rates? Hmmm.....okie dokie.

Not griping, stating facts. It costs at least a thousand dollars to go up for a game weekend if you stay a couple of nights.
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Re: How much are NWA hotel prices affecting football attendance?
« Reply #18449 on: October 18, 2017, 08:42:37 pm »

Not griping, stating facts. It costs at least a thousand dollars to go up for a game weekend if you stay a couple of nights.

Done it for quite a bit less many times...but to each his own.
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