Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Obviously you scale prices to match product -- but, Toeldo manages to sell luxury boxes playing a "who cares" MAC schedule, so there should be at least some model that will work for pricing on games against similarly "who cares" opponents.
The good news for UC is that they'll move a lot of product solely on people wanting to get in on the ground floor and be the first people to own a box or purchase premium seating. If they're smart, they'll offer the boxes on 5-10yr leases, which will buy them time to sort the conference situation out before the leases come up for renewal.
I won't pretend to act like I know the situation in Toledo very well, but it seems to me that there isn't a whole lot of competition for luxury suites. You have the Rockets and.......? The Mud Hens? That's in a metro area with a population of roughly 600k. By contrast, Cincinnati has tremendous competition in the luxury suite market. Aside from the Bearcats, corporate buyers can get nice luxury boxes with the Bengals, Reds, and even Xavier basketball.