College and professional sports franchises alike are fighting a difficult battle against a massive foe — television. Just as high-definition TVs have brought a sharper picture into fans’ homes, new cable and satellite networks have greatly increased the number of games available. Those two factors — mixed in with a gradually recovering economy and high ticket prices — have led many sports fans to simply sit at home on Saturdays and Sundays.
In response, the SEC recently created a panel to focus on improving the in-stadium experience at league football games. So it’s no surprise to learn that Auburn has already started adding flat-screen TVs to the concourse at Jordan-Hare Stadium as well as new food items at the venue’s concession stands.
“We’ve really made an effort to listen to our fans and respond with changes that we think make our entire gameday experience among the very best in college football. Our fans wanted more parking and tailgating opportunities, more choices at the concessions stand and better communication, so we are pleased to announce these improvements for the upcoming season.”
Expect to hear more announcements like this one from all across the SEC over the next 12 months.