Jeff Gravley

How many Pack fans will show up?

Posted February 22, 2011

At many sporting events there can be a discrepancy between the "announced" attendance and the actual "F.I.S." count. (That's folks in seats) 

The NC State media guide lists capacity at the RBC center for basketball at 19,700. Using that number, State has not had one sell-out all season long.

Not the season opener for the debut of three heralded freshman. (15,450 vs. Tennessee Tech) Not even the Duke game which was listed at 19,387.

How many Wolfpack fans will fill the seats when North Carolina pays a visit? 

You will see a smattering of light blue sitting among State fans just like there were red-clad Pack fans at the Smith Center in January.

Just don't let seats go unoccupied. State fans if you have a ticket and don't want Carolina fans in your arena, use your ticket.  

North Carolina has taken some of the swagger out of the rivalry winning 9 straight including a 20 point pounding less than a month ago. With two minutes to go in the game, Tar Heel fans chanted, "Not our rival," to mock the Wolfpack.

No, you won't see this game get the national hype of a Duke/Carolina, UCONN/Syracuse or Ohio State/Michigan State game but in these parts, NC State and North Carolina have the largest collection of fans. They go to school together, work together, heck even get married! 

It's a game that deserves a full house. I mean come on, it's being televised in China!

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  • Ken D. Feb 23, 2011

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    Why should Pack fans show up? To support their team and their school when they are needed.

    On the other hand, if you aren't a fan, but just a consumer of entertainment events, supporting your team doesn't matter to you. Being entertained is all that matters. If the folks at Carolina or Duke are playing ball at a higher level, maybe that's where you should be spending your entertainment dollars. Or just go to the movies.

    Only fans support their team in bad times as well as good.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Feb 23, 2011

    Plus, there aren't many bad seats at the football stadium. If you're way up in the rafters at a basketball game, you really need binoculars to be able to follow it well.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Feb 23, 2011

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    Yes, but football is different. It's a whole-day event, with tailgating, socializing, etc. In basketball, you pretty much show up for the game, and leave a couple hours later. It's not the event that a football game is.

  • soxnbraves Feb 23, 2011

    There are tickets available, I beg the State fans on here to buy them up.

  • jandscroom Feb 23, 2011

    If I had tickets, I would be there!

    GO PACK!!

  • NCSU84 Feb 23, 2011

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    Agreed, product on the court does not warrant that. I have no problem paying $50 for a football tix, though....

  • yurnodiffrent Feb 23, 2011

    That's a good question, Jeff. Hmmm, that depends . . . Is it free John Deere hat night?

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Feb 23, 2011

    I'd buy tickets for me and my wife if they weren't $40+ per ticket. Ridiculous.

  • r u crazy too Feb 23, 2011

    I understand that Pack basketball is not what it has been, but seems to me that fans support their teams through good time and bad. You buy tickets,.... you go to games, and support your team.

  • PACKFAN08 Feb 23, 2011

    Why should 'Pack fans show up Jeff?

    Also, why should the RBC center be sold out every game? the product on the court has not warranted sold out games...

    I didnt see you asking where all the Carolina fans were last season, when there were plenty of empties in the Smith Center....

    I would either sale my ticket to another State fan, or I would let it go wasted before selling it to a possible Carolina fan....

    Keep stirring the pot Jeff...if Duke and Carolina would of had the mediocrity of what we have dealt with the last 20+ years, I doubt Cameron, and the Dean Dome would be sold out every game....

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