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Why Don't You Go To UCLA Baseball Games? How To Improve Fan Support?

As I've made it clear many times, the support for UCLA baseball is lacking. That comes from both the Morgan Center and the fans. I've come to expect little of the Morgan Center in their support of baseball because history has given me no reason to expect more. I have never quite understood why fan support has suffered though.

Baseball is a popular sport and while not as much on the collegiate level as on the professional level, I think there are throngs of UCLA students, alumni and fans that would consider themselves fans of the sport. With MLB ticket prices always on the rise and UCLA tickets under $10 and free to students, economically, it's a sound decision to attend games. The kids out there bust it all the time and while the rule changes in the late '90's have curbed scoring to a reasonable mark, there is still more scoring than the professional game. The Bruins, while not having the success some would expect, have established themselves as one of the Pac-10's better teams and has some of the better talent in the conference. It seems as if fan support should be decent and not the reported ~700 reported per home game (that number is inflated by the athletic department).

So I ask you, faithful Bruin fans, why don't you attend games? Please be 100% honest here. I will take no offense whatsoever if your answer is "baseball sucks," "I just don't care" or "Ryan's coverage is nauseating and has turned me off to the program." Really what I want here is honesty. Why don't you go to games? If you do go, why don't you go to more? What can the athletic department, program or anyone do to get you to more game?

Does the dilapidated facility scare you away? Is it tough to get into a team that is so hard to follow if you're not at games? I don't care what the answer is as long as it's truthful. Tell me why you don't go and what anyone can do to help get you to games.

I'm hoping to gather all of the answers here and everywhere else I'm gathering things and submit it to Coach Savage and the Morgan Center. This is all in the hope of bettering the fan experience and doing whatever possible to increase fan support for the program. Your time in doing this is much appreciated and can benefit the program a great deal hopefully.

So, please use the comments below to respond to this. If you don't want to leave it in the comments section, you're welcome to e-mail me with anything you'd like to say at all. Please do this to help out the program.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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