Occasionally I have an idea that I think is worthwile but that I have no clue how to execute. I’m going to start posting them here, free for the taking. All I ask is that you buy me a nice bottle of scotch if you strike it rich.
A couple weeks ago, I went to the Sweet-Sixteen / Elite Eight games in at Reliant Stadium in Houston to cheer on my beloved Blue Devils. It struck me that someone could create some value with a seat-swapper application.
I’m not talking about a marketplace for buying and selling tickets, but a mechanism to enable fans of a team to sit in closer proximity. In the Sweet Sixteen games you had people from four different teams more or less jumbled through the arena, save for a couple small sections for students. Then at the Elite Eight game, you had probably 40,000 Baylor fans with 5,000 Duke fans scattered across the arena.
I would have happily paid an additional fee to enable a seat shuffle such that I got seats roughly equivalent to what I had, pricewise, but in a cluster with other Duke folk.
Surely there is a way to programatically shuffle seats around while generally maintaining row and position. It’s a feature I think a lot of sports fans would pay for — and not unique to basketball playoffs. And it would make the stadium experience even better and more exciting.Related articles by Zemanta
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