If this idea already exists, please let us know
There are 160,000 plus alumni living in the Houston area. Spread that out to Texas and you have even more!
But there is an issue; How come we can’t sell out TDECU? Student tickets are limited and are available for purchase on Gameday (slow process for walkups too). And there might not be enough interest for someone to come out to a game by themselves/their spouse or family.
This brings an idea: Reunion weekends. Many students/young alums would say that they went to games because they got to sit with their fellow students, which created a bit of an atmosphere for them! So why not apply that to alumni?
A reunion weekend would be as follows: There are five home games at TDECU (and one at NRG). Take out the sections that aren’t sold as much, and dedicate each section to a graduating class in intervals of five or ten years!
Homecoming can be reserved for reunions of 10 (bronze), 25 (silver), and 50 (gold) class reunions. Other games can vary for years such as five (no longer young alumni), 15, 20, 30, 35, 45, 55, and others for specific years.
This could potentially generate interests for members of a class to come back, sit, and watch a game all together. They can engage in traditions that they did in THEIR time, and meet up with each other during a specified time.
Imagine a scenario where there are there people, A, B, C, and D. They were all best friends while at UH, and currently live all over the country.
A is much into UH sports, B is moderately into sports, and C, not so much. They all hear of their class reunion occurring at the game versus Cincy and decide to go. They don’t have a way of contacting D, but D is such a die-hard fan that they know D is going to be there. At the same time, all four of these students took a difficult core Chemistry class with other peers, and they’re probably going to show up there as well. So while they watch the Coogs play, they can discuss how much they wanted to bash their head while taking Chemistry.
Any discussion on this? Does this idea sound good to y’all? Let us know! We plan on proposing this idea to Marketing and UHAA soon.