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BGleas said on December 1st, 2008 at 11:36 am

I think they did go a little too far. One thing I’ve learned in business is that you can’t force people to do something or buy something that they don’t want. You can persuade or convince, but you can’t force.

Once it became clear the week of the game that they weren’t going to sell anymore packages, they should have released the tickets. It might not have influenced the game, but it would have added to the atmosphere and impacted overall game sales.

Maybe some of those single game buyers can be turned into season ticket buyers after witnessing the environment.

Stephen O'Leary said on December 9th, 2008 at 10:23 am

Another upside from releasing the remaining tickets would have been the sell-out feel. Audiences love to feel part of a sell-out event, it gives it that bit more excitement to know that you are one of the lucky ones.

Empty seats around you takes away from this feeling. In the longrun, OSU may regret their strategy.