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Offline mr underhill

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #705 on: July 25, 2019, 11:15:04 AM »
that's just a terrace chant. It's a no to anywhere other than where we are.

Offline Brassneck

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #706 on: July 25, 2019, 11:25:02 AM »
You can however be sat in traffic for 2 hours after a game before you even reach the motorway.

What????

The worst I’ve ever experinced was 15 minutes when we played Leeds 2 seasons ago and they held the traffic up to escort their coaches out.

Where the hell do you park and where the hell are you at 7 o’clock on a Saturday game or midnight for a midweek game?

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #707 on: July 25, 2019, 11:38:56 AM »
Maybe he is actually sitting in traffic, as he doesn't have a car?

Offline Brassneck

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #708 on: July 25, 2019, 11:41:16 AM »
Maybe he is actually sitting in traffic, as he doesn't have a car?

Good point.

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #709 on: July 25, 2019, 11:59:27 AM »
You can however be sat in traffic for 2 hours after a game before you even reach the motorway.

What????

The worst I’ve ever experinced was 15 minutes when we played Leeds 2 seasons ago and they held the traffic up to escort their coaches out.

Where the hell do you park and where the hell are you at 7 o’clock on a Saturday game or midnight for a midweek game?

I've parked at King Edwards for years now, and if it's a big crowd it takes me upwards of an hour just to get from King Edwards to Park Circus. I don't like to 'leave early to miss the traffic'!

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #710 on: July 25, 2019, 12:06:23 PM »
You can however be sat in traffic for 2 hours after a game before you even reach the motorway.

What? ???

The worst I’ve ever experinced was 15 minutes when we played Leeds 2 seasons ago and they held the traffic up to escort their coaches out.

Where the hell do you park and where the hell are you at 7 o’clock on a Saturday game or midnight for a midweek game?

I parked at the ground for the Leeds home game as I was in the 82 Lounge.  Gave it an hour after kick off hour before we left, and it still took an hour to get to the motorway, All of the roads immediately around VP were absolutely gridlocked.  The trouble is, a lot of the surrounding side streets are too small to comfortably get two cars passing down them, so they get blocked and that has a knock on effect everywhere.

Offline Brassneck

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #711 on: July 25, 2019, 12:11:26 PM »
You can however be sat in traffic for 2 hours after a game before you even reach the motorway.

What????

The worst I’ve ever experinced was 15 minutes when we played Leeds 2 seasons ago and they held the traffic up to escort their coaches out.

Where the hell do you park and where the hell are you at 7 o’clock on a Saturday game or midnight for a midweek game?

I've parked at King Edwards for years now, and if it's a big crowd it takes me upwards of an hour just to get from King Edwards to Park Circus. I don't like to 'leave early to miss the traffic'!

I’d recommend you change your parking spot then.  I park not far from KE and every time I get to the A38 island after a game, I always ask myself why in God’s name would anyone want to put themselves in that bottleneck every other week.

I never leave early (sometimes I would if I wasn’t waiting for my lift) I rarely encounter any problems getting away.  Sometimes we have to drop my nephew back at his university digs in selly oak and usually, the worst traffic we hit is getting through the underpasses and the first bit of Bristol Road.

Offline Brassneck

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #712 on: July 25, 2019, 12:15:10 PM »
You can however be sat in traffic for 2 hours after a game before you even reach the motorway.

What? ???

The worst I’ve ever experinced was 15 minutes when we played Leeds 2 seasons ago and they held the traffic up to escort their coaches out.

Where the hell do you park and where the hell are you at 7 o’clock on a Saturday game or midnight for a midweek game?

I parked at the ground for the Leeds home game as I was in the 82 Lounge.  Gave it an hour after kick off hour before we left, and it still took an hour to get to the motorway, All of the roads immediately around VP were absolutely gridlocked.  The trouble is, a lot of the surrounding side streets are too small to comfortably get two cars passing down them, so they get blocked and that has a knock on effect everywhere.

I was on about the night game, the season before. There must have been some roadworks on Lichfield Road or at spaghetti.  Their coaches were brought towards town and onto the A38 at The KE roundabout.

Offline KRS

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #713 on: July 25, 2019, 02:01:10 PM »
I always park at Star City. It’s a 25-30 minute walk but always get a spot and escape the traffic easily enough. Options for pre or post match refreshments and entertainment too.

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #714 on: July 25, 2019, 04:43:09 PM »
In light of recent events, I have changed my mind about us expanding a couple of stands to bring capacity up to 50,000.

Expand all four and let's be bigger than the Nou Camp, please.

#announcemassivefuckoffground

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #715 on: July 25, 2019, 04:45:54 PM »
In light of recent events, I have changed my mind about us expanding a couple of stands to bring capacity up to 50,000.

Expand all four and let's be bigger than the Nou Camp, please.

#announcemassivefuckoffground

If that's what you want #announcecdwolvesfan

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #716 on: July 25, 2019, 07:42:24 PM »
I wouldn't be able to get a ticket at the Neux Camp, I wasn't one of the 200,000 who watched them in the Fourth Division.

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #717 on: July 25, 2019, 10:12:07 PM »
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For me and most other fans, staying put is a must.  We have the infrastructure and accessibility as shown in the past when we’ve hit gates of between late 40s to 60 odd thousand.

I would be happy to somehow add 5000-10,000 by tweaking the existing ground, filling in the corners etc.  We have great land at the back of the NS and we’re possibly missing a trick by not taking advantage of it fully.  Perhaps an additional 5,000-10,000 would act as a stop gap for a while to allow time to evaluate whether a complete redevelopment of the NS and ground behind is viable.

Imagine (or dream) if we could make a real impact on the top 6 again.  50,000 gates are far from being unrealistic.  I have no idea of the revenue in comparison to initial outlay but with a rebuild NS, there is scope for more hospitality areas.  Not everyone likes hospitality but we all have to accept that it’s part of modern football.
All well and good.
The biggest challenge VP has now is accommodating car-parking. As someone who comes in every home game form the North, I'm finding I have to arrive 2.5-3 hours ahead of kick-off to get a decent parking space.
I'd also add that I think growing the merchandising around the ground gives matchday more of a carnival 'feel' and this develops the whole experience.

Always surprised me the club have never run a shuttle service from Star City. I get a lift from there on midweek games and always plenty of fans walking back that way so clearly plenty parking with the huge amount of spaces on offer.

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #718 on: July 25, 2019, 10:15:01 PM »
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For me and most other fans, staying put is a must.  We have the infrastructure and accessibility as shown in the past when we’ve hit gates of between late 40s to 60 odd thousand.

I would be happy to somehow add 5000-10,000 by tweaking the existing ground, filling in the corners etc.  We have great land at the back of the NS and we’re possibly missing a trick by not taking advantage of it fully.  Perhaps an additional 5,000-10,000 would act as a stop gap for a while to allow time to evaluate whether a complete redevelopment of the NS and ground behind is viable.

Imagine (or dream) if we could make a real impact on the top 6 again.  50,000 gates are far from being unrealistic.  I have no idea of the revenue in comparison to initial outlay but with a rebuild NS, there is scope for more hospitality areas.  Not everyone likes hospitality but we all have to accept that it’s part of modern football.
All well and good.
The biggest challenge VP has now is accommodating car-parking. As someone who comes in every home game form the North, I'm finding I have to arrive 2.5-3 hours ahead of kick-off to get a decent parking space.
I'd also add that I think growing the merchandising around the ground gives matchday more of a carnival 'feel' and this develops the whole experience.

Always surprised me the club have never run a shuttle service from Star City. I get a lift from there on midweek games and always plenty of fans walking back that way so clearly plenty parking with the huge amount of spaces on offer.

Probably because Star City don't want to encourage people using their car park.

Offline KRS

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #719 on: July 25, 2019, 10:25:12 PM »
They usually have “free matchday parking” signs at the entrance.