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Title: ticket prices- should we drop them more often
Post by: Norfolk Baggie on November 19, 2011, 09:02:13 PM
The atmosphere today was great on both sides.  This was much helped by the full house, which in these difficult times we can only get if the prices are reasonable.  I am a season ticket holder and I do take the point that there has to be some reason to buy an ST.  But personally I would tolerate lower prices to fill the seats (particularly for under 16s, pensioners and armed services personnel.  What do you think?
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Post by: kris_boing on November 19, 2011, 09:09:52 PM
It does prove that if the tickets are priced low enough we dont have a problem filling the stadium.  I think the same applies to other clubs up and down the country.  Football needs to wake up.
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Post by: tuamigos on November 19, 2011, 09:10:07 PM
They should do really, because in the Prem ticket revenue is a minute part of a clubs income.
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Post by: Dexy on November 19, 2011, 09:12:26 PM
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Post by: Rich99 on November 19, 2011, 09:46:30 PM
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Post by: baggie82 on November 19, 2011, 09:50:07 PM
Yeah absolutely, I will keep my ST no matter what but we need a full house every game or we won't move forward as a club.
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Post by: Wbahunty on November 19, 2011, 09:59:08 PM
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Post by: Wbahunty on November 19, 2011, 10:00:49 PM
However when tickets are 42 yes we get a bargain!
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Post by: Baggie Artist on November 20, 2011, 01:50:21 AM
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Post by: Rich99 on November 20, 2011, 05:09:36 AM
It could be the novelty of the cheaper prices that decides for them that they go to these games.

Or maybe they are just working class fans who just can't afford to go every week anymore when considering the ridiculous prices that are charged.
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Post by: albion70 on November 20, 2011, 08:26:29 AM
first game ive been to this year with one of my lads.

cracking value at 20 quid and the lad loved it as usual.

will be me and all 3 kids there against wigan. we cant commit to season tickets but on the other hand can not justify the normally high match day packages.

the major advantage to making it affordable for more people to come to the hawthorns is that you are looking after your future generations.

if i was a season ticket holder i wouldnt mind a fair sprinkling of cheaper games as it will benefit the club in the long run.
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Post by: Dexy on November 20, 2011, 10:24:10 AM
first game ive been to this year with one of my lads.

cracking value at 20 quid and the lad loved it as usual.

will be me and all 3 kids there against wigan. we cant commit to season tickets but on the other hand can not justify the normally high match day packages.

the major advantage to making it affordable for more people to come to the hawthorns is that you are looking after your future generations.

if i was a season ticket holder i wouldnt mind a fair sprinkling of cheaper games as it will benefit the club in the long run.
Great post mate,nail on the head for me.Once you get the Albion bug as a kid it tends to stick.I wonder how many kids came out of the ground yesterday asking when they could go again?
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Post by: reiss on November 20, 2011, 10:27:30 AM

 IM a home season ticket holder, and agree we should drop the prices more often, it was the best atmosphere yesterday all season apart from the wolves macth
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Post by: hardtobeat on November 20, 2011, 10:55:02 AM
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Post by: Political Cake on November 20, 2011, 03:44:00 PM
Ultimately, I feel that every now and then should do fine, as then everyone's happy in that enough money is made whilst keeping everyone else 'just' about happy. :P
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on November 20, 2011, 04:10:19 PM
I am a season ticket holder and have no problem with cheaper tickets to fill the ground.Maybe season ticket holders should get an incentive like free travel to an away game :)
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Post by: BoingFlyer on November 20, 2011, 04:52:27 PM
When I had a season ticket and there were offers like this or the kids for quid, I would invite some friends down and have a cracking day out. There is nothing stopping season ticket holders taking advantage of a few cut price games.
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Post by: danwatson on November 20, 2011, 06:28:50 PM
Also got to remember the extra 6000 people who are potentially buying food drinks and programmes... Makes up for what the club are perhaps losing in terms of ticket revenue.
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Post by: James,SBFC on November 20, 2011, 07:27:51 PM
yes you should as me and a few others may be coming up to you on Saturday, so drop them for Saturday ;)
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 20, 2011, 09:31:17 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed seeing the ground full, and with that also enjoyed the atmosphere.

As a season ticket holder, I don't mind prices being reduced to get people through the gates. It should be done more often by football clubs. As a poster in the thread pointed out, we have to draw in the next generation. Prices like these and those kids a quid game certainly get the youngsters involved and enjoying life with the football club. Afterall, they're the future.
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Post by: Critical Baggie on November 20, 2011, 11:12:58 PM
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Post by: cricket on November 23, 2011, 12:23:26 PM
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Post by: WBASPE77 on November 24, 2011, 09:42:52 AM
Hopefully taking my 10 year old cousin with us to the Wigan game a fiver for a Premiership game is really good another full house for the Wigan game I expect.
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Post by: wbarenno on November 24, 2011, 12:14:40 PM
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Post by: Dexy on November 24, 2011, 06:43:05 PM
I think there will always be a floating 4/5000 fans who want to see the Man U/Liverpool/Man City/Chelsea's,not really Albion fans.While there is the club will always charge bigger prices.