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Season ticket sales. (8,319 after early bird)

jerryatricjanner

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Sponsor of Butcher
Apr 22, 2006
7,531
966
Very encouraging and not unexpected. With a third being new buyers we could be looking at 8,000 plus this season.
I like the match day pricing structure too with some attractive prices for the less glamorous fixtures.
 

Argylegames

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Zoe Cunningham
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Jun 12, 2006
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But we lose out on revenue every time we have a sell out.
There are two different aspects here.

1. If you can't guarantee a seat by walking up to the ticket office because the game is sold out then it encourages you to ensure a seat by buying a ST.
2. If we are losing money because we are turning people away consistently then the club need to address that in a sustainable way.

The only way we can justify large expansions is if the overwhelming majority of the crowd are ST holders, and we are consistently turning people away as there is no room.
When last in the Prem Pompous had a crowd which was mostly ST holders as you couldn't get a seat otherwise. (Away area excepted)
 
Interesting that you mention Pompey and it being difficult to get tickets for individual games when they were in the Prem. I have a couple of mates who are Portsmouth fans, and that caused a fair bit of alienation among supporters who didn't get every Saturday off work for instance. If you've got the cash to buy a ST, you don't live too far away and you work Monday to Friday it's fine, but it's important that other people get access to matchday tickets too.

When I was in my early 20s I worked in a shop which meant I got four Saturdays off a year (and a day off on Boxing Day was out of the question) so I could only really go to Tuesday night games. If the ground had already been sold out to ST holders I'd just never have been able to watch Argyle live. Luckily we were absolutely terrible at the time so it was never a problem.
 
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Interesting that you mention Pompey and it being difficult to get tickets for individual games when they were in the Prem. I have a couple of mates who are Portsmouth fans, and that caused a fair bit of alienation among supporters who didn't get every Saturday off work for instance. If you've got the cash to buy a ST, you don't live too far away and you work Monday to Friday it's fine, but it's important that other people get access to matchday tickets too.

When I was in my early 20s I worked in a shop which meant I got four Saturdays off a year (and a day off on Boxing Day was out of the question) so I could only really go to Tuesday night games. If the ground had already been sold out to ST holders I'd just never have been able to watch Argyle live. Luckily we were absolutely terrible at the time so it was never a problem.
Buy a flexible ticket?
 

jerryatricjanner

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Sponsor of Butcher
Apr 22, 2006
7,531
966
Buy a flexible ticket?
I think he was referring to Pompey or Argyle in the Prem and that wasn't an option I guess. It is the option I take at Argyle even though I will be unlikely to be able to attend 6 at home, it is more likely to be 3 or 4 at home and the same away. At 60 odd quid for an old git in the lower Mayflower it is still decent value and I can give my unused tickets to someone deserving as the season draws to a close.
 
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I think if we had been promoted we would have sold out of season tickets (assuming they would limit season ticket sales to around 12,000) I would have got one even though only attend half matches, and many others would too.
 
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Extremely encouraging that so many new people are taking up season tickets.

The Halletts have obviously invested very heavily in 'the matchday experience' (ugh) and in the professional people charged with delivering it.

It's probably quite hard to for those of us posting here to judge whether this investment is delivering because it has little bearing on our own matchday attendance or support for Argyle.

But these figures (admittedly from the not unbiased source of the club itself) suggest that it is.
 
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