For those who are curious, the minutes of the Blazers' Fan Advisory Board meeting have been disseminated and the Blazers have given us permission to re-post them here. It's just a bare-bones list but some of the items could make interesting discussion. What are your thoughts or questions on some of these issues?
(Note: I have changed/reorganized a couple of the title lines in order to make the organization somewhat clearer. None of the actual items have been altered in any way.)
In-Game Experience Suggestions
Find the right balance of a pure sporting event and an entertainment experience
Not every moment needs to be filled
Games appear to be overproduced
Finding a way to tone-down performances to make them more family-friendly (uniforms, dance routines, etc.)
Try to host post-game show live in the arena
Announcers Tony and Michael come across cheesy, and sideline reporter Rebecca Haarlow is getting better
Develop tradition by encouraging fans to all wear the same color
Keep the tradition of passing the ball from the 300 section to the court
Better response needed from ushers to help remove disruptive fans
Continue to find more ways to make a personal connection with the team
Increase positive interactions with children's organizations (YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, etc.)
Content on website/TV
Events for Fans (bowling at Al's, etc.)
Season/Group Ticket Suggestions
For giveaway nights, give each season ticket holder one certificate per seat (helps for when businesses bring clients to a game)
The wrong impression is being portrayed that for group nights kids need to sell the tickets
Any way to create ringtones of in-arena sounds (buzzer, broadcast jingle, etc.)?
Try to improve connection between iamatrailblazersfan.com and trailblazers.com
More coverage of Trail Blazers international players and the D-League affiliate
Expansion of women's product line
iRoys for sale?