Season Ticket Renewal Thread (Read first post)

sxboy

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Most of the season ticket holders near me wont give a toss, they dont go much and sell their tickets to annoying tourists or away supporters anyway.
 

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I have my eye open for this as well. When I selected our seats in East Upper, I was still under 65 and we hadn't been told that only some areas of the stadium would qualify for concessions. Now I'm stuck there, paying full price, despite being 66. I'd rather stay on the Shelf, but not if I could save the best part of a grand a year.

There is nothing whatsoever that I can find on the website about this, nor even about which areas qualify for concessions (if you know where it is, please post a link). Eventually, I'll probably have to ring them, by which time I will probably be quite ratty about it...
my recollection, which was based on the ST prices at the outset, was concessions were only in areas where the ST full price was below £1200. I kept the original colour chart so hopefully this helps


 

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my recollection, which was based on the ST prices at the outset, was concessions were only in areas where the ST full price was below £1200. I kept the original colour chart so hopefully this helps


Thanks to both of you.

Looks like I'm screwed, unless I move to a not-very-good seat in the north stand.
 

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I’m struggling to now see the benefits of having a ST over being a +member. The absolute main concept of any ST has pretty much been lost which is value. Companies generally offer a ST to anything like a Gym or a Club because you get each individual visit at a cheaper price, which now does not apply to the stadium. Secondly the simple fact of getting in, which was applicable at the old stadium. Now apart from very few games you will get into every game. In fact you don’t even need to be a member to get into probably 50% of games which for many is more than enough. You’re really counting on sentimental loyalty. Even if you gave up a ST my guess is you’d have a very good chance of getting it back next season.
Not a chance. If you give up a ST now, you'll never get one again IMO
 

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Does anyone know whether the club has a 'rule' over season ticket holders selling their tickets on ticket exchange? By that question I mean do they monitor how many games you sell and if you continue to go over a threshold theyll confiscate the ticket

Would be interesting to know... for a friend
 

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I have my eye open for this as well. When I selected our seats in East Upper, I was still under 65 and we hadn't been told that only some areas of the stadium would qualify for concessions. Now I'm stuck there, paying full price, despite being 66. I'd rather stay on the Shelf, but not if I could save the best part of a grand a year.

There is nothing whatsoever that I can find on the website about this, nor even about which areas qualify for concessions (if you know where it is, please post a link). Eventually, I'll probably have to ring them, by which time I will probably be quite ratty about it...
David, I'm in a similar situation to you albeit a few years older.

I contacted Supporter Services and requested to be relocated to a section of the stadium where age concessions apply. They responded by saying that I had to renew my ticket at the full price and then they would attempt to relocate me. They said that there was no guarantee that there would be availability.

So after 69 years supporting the club and holding a season ticket for 20 years, I have decided to take my chances with the Ticket Exchange.
 

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Does anyone know whether the club has a 'rule' over season ticket holders selling their tickets on ticket exchange? By that question I mean do they monitor how many games you sell and if you continue to go over a threshold theyll confiscate the ticket

Would be interesting to know... for a friend
They'd never turn around and take a ticket away if they sell more games than attend.

The ST holder pays up front for the season which is what the club care about - It's up to them, what they do there after.

If Joe Bloggs wants to pay £1k up front and only go to two games but sell the rest? Club won't worry about that
 

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Does anyone know whether the club has a 'rule' over season ticket holders selling their tickets on ticket exchange? By that question I mean do they monitor how many games you sell and if you continue to go over a threshold theyll confiscate the ticket

Would be interesting to know... for a friend
Nope. In fact, it's great for the club. They have the money up front to earn interest on. They get an extra £4.50 "booking fee" every time someones buys your ticket on the Exchange. They've already sold the seat, even if you can't go and can't resell e.g. a crap bank holiday fixture with no transport. And the tourists who'll turn up in your place will on average spend more on food, drink, programmes, and best of all total crap from the shop that sells for £70 on £3 worth of materials.
 

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I agree with the sentiment but we can't do that and simultaneously demand the club spends money on the same level as the Mancs, Chelsea and Liverpool.
My expectation is that the club charges the highest prices in the world when they're at least the best football team in the country. Until they get themselves there by whatever means (clever scouting/excellent management/heavy spending/whatever else), I think the club should price accordingly for the quality of football that they are producing.
 

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My expectation is that the club charges the highest prices in the world when they're at least the best football team in the country. Until they get themselves there by whatever means (clever scouting/excellent management/heavy spending/whatever else), I think the club should price accordingly for the quality of football that they are producing.
Then your argument is with capitalism, or at least its place in football. Things are priced according to what the market determines, not the quality of the product or any notion of fairness. I'm on the same page as you, but sadly most of the country clearly is not.
 

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Then your argument is with capitalism, or at least its place in football. Things are priced according to what the market determines, not the quality of the product or any notion of fairness. I'm on the same page as you, but sadly most of the country clearly is not.
You're absolutely right, it is. Honestly, I wouldn't really describe myself as a Spurs supporter at this point; modern football has conditioned me to feel like a Spurs consumer instead. And so when we charge prices that aren't commensurate with the quality of the product, I'm always going to be moaning about it, just like I would if Tesco started selling own-brand loaves of bread for a fiver.
 

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They'd never turn around and take a ticket away if they sell more games than attend.

The ST holder pays up front for the season which is what the club care about - It's up to them, what they do there after.

If Joe Bloggs wants to pay £1k up front and only go to two games but sell the rest? Club won't worry about that
Nope. In fact, it's great for the club. They have the money up front to earn interest on. They get an extra £4.50 "booking fee" every time someones buys your ticket on the Exchange. They've already sold the seat, even if you can't go and can't resell e.g. a crap bank holiday fixture with no transport. And the tourists who'll turn up in your place will on average spend more on food, drink, programmes, and best of all total crap from the shop that sells for £70 on £3 worth of materials.
That is true - didnt think of it like that. I guess I was thinking of it from the poitn of view of a fan on the waiting list - seems unfair on them (although I am one of the ST holders who has sold tickets this year through the exchange).
 

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Thanks to both of you.

Looks like I'm screwed, unless I move to a not-very-good seat in the north stand.
Yes it's a bit of a pain. When we went to Wembley I paid full price and had a really good seat in Club Wembley but when we moved back qualified for the concession rate so am stuck with a seat behind the goal and 100 steps up to it ... though I usually get the lift up. Still I tend to sell tickets for games I can't make and use the money to buy tickets for cup games or others in better parts of the ground. To be honest once in my seat it is not too bad though of course I would like the East or West stand - though I have mates who moan about the atmosphere or lack of it and also those low down in the stands don't get a good view, unlike mine. All in all I am lucky to have a season ticket at last and pay less than £600
 

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Re the concession rates, a senior citizen mate who is in the east stand has been told by the ticket office , pay for you season ticket as normal, at the end of the ST sales window they will look at the seating available and will consider relocating him to north or south stands at the concession rate depending on which block , he would then get a refund at the appropriate rate.

I don't know but it may well be that there is a percentage limit on the amount on concession rate seats that they offer , e.g they wouldn't want 17,500 senior citizens all paying the cheaper rate in the south stand the queues at the toilets would be horrendous.
 
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