New Stadium Details And Discussions

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I'm not sure I understand your point...
if they had said once they knew there would be a delay that as a season ticket holder you would be assigned the same seat as last season, and then refund the difference. so as an example as a ST holder the cost of a Cat C game last season = £40, but due to the ticket you have purchased for the New WHL that ticket for that match would of been £60, so you only got a refund of £20 instead of the whole £60 then more Season ticket holders would attend the matches. Now they can pick and choose the games they want.

the below is the post for the reasons why I believe the costings are what they are. just remember ST holders if they decide to book a ticket for any match are still receiving a small refund and a discount compared to members, unless your buying tickets in a dearer area for Wembley

last season when we had Wembley the action to get more than the normal 50k for extra events was done in the build up to the season. we never asked for that this season as we was meant to be at the NWHL, and due to the uncertainty of when we will return or even due to reasons because we had it last season the locals didn't want it again.

so at the moment every match if we sold all would be 12k down on what was expected. because of the problems every home game 42k guaranteed money is no longer guaranteed, 8k premium members money in not guaranteed. we are also paying quite a lot of staff now double their wages compared to last season, we are paying a weekly rent to Wembley, the building costs went up massively, and many want the club to give big discounts to make even bigger loses because it's harder to get to, lacks atmosphere or because they have the hump because they once sat in the cheapest seats in the old WHL, and now have to pay the same as the West Stand having been paying for all the seasons ST's have been in place.

the annoying about it all is that the only things the club are at fault for are 1. not freezing the West Stand prices providing you sat in a similar area to the old WHL, so that the hike on the East wasn't so big. 2, not just use Wembley for 2 seasons and hope for permission for bigger crowds. if they had the opportunity to sell 80k tickets for a midweek match then selling them cheaper wouldn't hurt the club.

the most annoying thing though is everyone that is moaning and expecting the club to give back, and it's not even their fault
 
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midoNdefoe

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if they had said once they knew there would be a delay that as a season ticket holder you would be assigned the same seat as last season, and then refund the difference. so as an example as a ST holder the cost of a Cat C game last season = £40, but due to the ticket you have purchased for the New WHL that ticket for that match would of been £60, so you only got a refund of £20 instead of the whole £60 then more Season ticket holders would attend the matches. Now they can pick and choose the games they want.

the below is the post for the reasons why I believe the costings are what they are. just remember ST holders if they decide to book a ticket for any match are still receiving a small refund and a discount compared to members, unless your buying tickets in a dearer area for Wembley
I was talking members and general sale folk, really. In regards to the dwindling attendances - by my reckoning we would have got closer to 50k if the tickets were around the £30 mark, rather than the chepest being from £45 and us barely drawing 30k+.

The ST remark was aimed at BBLG's tourist/uncommitted fans comment...
 
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I was talking members and general sale folk, really. In regards to the dwindling attendances - by my reckoning we would have got closer to 50k if the tickets were around the £30 mark, rather than the chepest being from £45 and us barely drawing 30k+.

The ST remark was aimed at BBLG's tourist/uncommitted fans comment...
the Southampton game was our lowest. it might even be the lowest we have ever had there in all comps. it might go down even more the next few games because the ST holders don't have the pressure to have to go.

my remarks are seeing ST holders wanting something in return because of the delays, something that the club isn't even at fault for, and at the moment is costing the club itself a lot of money, and the team the backing that might be needed.

they won't offer members prices less than what they are offering ST holders the price to go (even though there isn't any such thing till the new stadium opens now days). If they had known well in advance about having to use Wembley for half a season, they might of applied earlier for the increase to then allow tickets to be slightly cheaper.
 

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Nor me. Having said that I’m still in two minds whether I really want to go. A proper match day in front of a full crowd may be the best introduction.
Get what you mean, but having watched the whole build from start to almost finished and being frustrated with numerous delays I'm just so desperate to go and visit it.
 
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