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Re: Random thoughts about 2012...

Postby MikeAK » Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:57 am

The only thought I have about 2012 is when can I buy my West Final tickets? Seriously, I know it is way early and the games still have to be played on the field but this year I'm very excited. In my opinion the West looks so much weaker then years past and there are so many question marks on the other teams that unless the boys are bitten by a bug I can see them not just winning the West but literally running away with it.
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Re: Random thoughts about 2012...

Postby DanoT » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:34 am

I have already posted in another thread that I am in favour of inviting kids sports teams to free end zone seats and having a section of the stadium "Kids get in free with a paid adult ticket".

Do the Lions even have a marketing department that does anything?
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Re: Random thoughts about 2012...

Postby TheLionKing » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:37 am

The idea of free transit for those attending games is worthy of further consideration
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Re: Random thoughts about 2012...

Postby MexicoLionFan » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:53 pm

Those are all great suggestions and ideas James...especially cool ideas about reliving the Grey Cup teams...Thanks.
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Re: Random thoughts about 2012...

Postby notahomer » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:27 pm

I hope the Lions do have a video showcasing the run and win of the Grey Cup during game one but then thats it. The past few seasons IIRC, we had a longish, IMO, video during the last full season at the Dome and another longish (not quite as long but still?) video at Tempire. I want more flow. I actually liked when the oppossing team starters got introduced but thats me. If you want to introduce the opponents and their coach fine but then get into the Lions. Don't have the Lions and us sitting around watching a three to five minute video that we've seen before at every other game. Introduce them and then just after we've finished BOOING our lungs out we get to flip over to going NUTS and CHEERING on our LIions. Just me but many have shared they like these videos, not me though.

I'm all for kids getting deals and giveaways. Lots of those giveaways are cool to collect as a fan too. I still have my Jason Clermont bobblehead. These are things you kinda have to be in the know about though. For eg. the preseason game they were giving out preseason programs so we'd have an idea of some of the lesser knowns on the training camp roster. I asked once I got in the stadium "what about the preseason program?" and the staff I saw didn't have a clue what I was talking about. Thankfully, other staff on another level knew and pointed me where I needed to go. I'm going to stay away from the upper gates (A or B) for giveaways as those gates can be hit or miss with know and having stuff. Usually fine but once they had run out quickly BUT I was still able to pick up a claim coupon at one of the quieter gates.

I'm looking forward to this season and have no doubt the Lions will surprise us with the product on the field and all the other stuff that goes along with it....
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Re: Random thoughts about 2012...

Postby Toppy Vann » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:09 pm

With Transit so heavily underfunded in BC now I am not sure that the free transit idea makes a lot of sense here and to expect the Lions to absorb that is not a great idea either. That money for transit has to come from somewhere. The enticement for transit has to be ease of getting DT and no parking costs. The Lions need to find other more creative ways to get fans into the dome and try to attract and market more to the thousands who live near or in DT now as well as some incentives or packages for out of town travelers to come to games. Can they find hotels/motels to do deal deals to fill the upper decks? Restaurants who want to offer packages? But at the same they must and should respect the season ticket holders and other walk up fans who are paying top ticket dollars.

The 711 package sounds quite rich for these times.
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Re: Random thoughts about 2012...

Postby TheLionKing » Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:40 pm

Toppy Vann wrote:With Transit so heavily underfunded in BC now I am not sure that the free transit idea makes a lot of sense here and to expect the Lions to absorb that is not a great idea either. That money for transit has to come from somewhere. The enticement for transit has to be ease of getting DT and no parking costs.


I'm sure Translink can afford it. The executives will have to make do with a smaller bonus at the end of the year.
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Re: Random thoughts about 2012...

Postby Centrum22 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:02 pm

Speaking of pre-game videos, the BC Lions made a big deal by tweeting that they had put together an amazing new introductory video, that it was top secret and they would be showing it for the first time at last Wednesday's preseason game at BC Place. However, I just watched someone's video of the moments before the Lions were introduced on Wednesday. The video they were showing on the big screen was the "Re-Live The Lions' 2011 Season" video, which has been on the Lions' official You Tube page for about a month. You can see the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RofIO3sEnJU&feature=plcp

Can anyone confirm that the above video (which is old) was the only one shown?
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Re: Random thoughts about 2012...

Postby TheLionKing » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:13 am

Yes, that video was shown at the game on Wednesday
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Re: Random thoughts about 2012...

Postby xon100 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:32 am

JohnHenry wrote:I like the idea of free transit for Lions fans. For the upcoming Argos exhibition game they've distributed 30,000 free tickets to kids and have a sponsor (Toronto Sun) paying for free transit to the game on Tuesday. I think the Esks also offer free transit for ticket holders.


The Esks do have free transit (at least they did 2 years ago) all you need to do is show your ticket.

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Re: Random thoughts about 2012...

Postby Dan_Payne_fan!! » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:07 am

Centrum22 wrote:Speaking of pre-game videos, the BC Lions made a big deal by tweeting that they had put together an amazing new introductory video, that it was top secret and they would be showing it for the first time at last Wednesday's preseason game at BC Place. However, I just watched someone's video of the moments before the Lions were introduced on Wednesday. The video they were showing on the big screen was the "Re-Live The Lions' 2011 Season" video, which has been on the Lions' official You Tube page for about a month. You can see the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RofIO3sEnJU&feature=plcp

Can anyone confirm that the above video (which is old) was the only one shown?

maybe they clicked the wrong video lol
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