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Offline frank black

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1515 on: October 04, 2022, 08:31:32 PM »
https://twitter.com/savec4andc5avfc?s=21&t=se45nrsJ_YNOcIiCNTib6Q

Hope this is OK to share here. Itís for those impacted by the proposed changes to C4 and C5 which will in all likelihood become corporate seats once the development is complete. Whether you agree with it or not, itís an opportunity for those impacted to voice their views and keep updated (hopefully)

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1516 on: October 04, 2022, 08:46:21 PM »
It looks like another move by the club to alienate fans.
I donít like the general direction we seem to be heading.
Although it is where the PL is, the fans that attend are now the equivalent of extras at a film set.
The difference is the extras get paid.

Offline London Villan

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1517 on: October 04, 2022, 08:49:13 PM »
And its probably more enjoyable.

Offline chrisw1

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1518 on: October 04, 2022, 08:49:27 PM »
Iíve got mixed feelings about this.  Fans want progress and want us to compete with the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal & Spurs.  The only way we can do that is by increasing revenue.  The owners are spending millions on a new stand, they want to see a return and unfortunately increased corporate seating is the answer.

Iíd be pissed off if I lost my seat (I might if they bring standing into the Holte upper), but itís the price we pay unfortunately.

The new stand is increasing capacity by 7k, but only about 3.5k is additional standard seating post reconfiguration of the seating - which means more corporate in the Trinity

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1519 on: October 04, 2022, 08:54:50 PM »
But is it really necessary to rinse every last shilling out of the place, the new stand will end up being plastered with advertising boards just like the Trinity, of  which they have destroyed any aesthetic that it once had.
But they canít organise a drink and a pie inside the ground.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1520 on: October 04, 2022, 08:56:04 PM »
Itís actually described as general admission ďplusĒ, which could just mean premium prices for regular seats, based on access to a pre-match bar. So until we know the full details Iím not worrying too much yet

Offline frank black

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1521 on: October 04, 2022, 09:00:26 PM »
I think itís being poorly implemented, the club are yet to communicate with those impacted. To make them aware of their plans or what the alternatives might be. Lots of very longstanding season ticket holders that know each other very well , wondering what the options might beÖ in all likelihood not going to get a similar view seat together

Offline London Villan

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1522 on: October 04, 2022, 09:02:46 PM »
Theyíll now be on the back foot as its been picked up by the media too.

Offline frank black

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1523 on: October 04, 2022, 09:04:26 PM »
Itís actually described as general admission ďplusĒ, which could just mean premium prices for regular seats, based on access to a pre-match bar. So until we know the full details Iím not worrying too much yet

Still means itís moving out of price range though. Realistically, access to a premium bar/food and soft chair isnít going to cost you a couple of hundred quid more.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1524 on: October 04, 2022, 09:08:52 PM »
We donít know yet. The cheapest hospitality is about £150 per match, up to £400+ per person. I expect these seats will be between £80-£100 per match.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1525 on: October 04, 2022, 10:42:22 PM »
I think itís being poorly implemented, the club are yet to communicate with those impacted. To make them aware of their plans or what the alternatives might be. Lots of very longstanding season ticket holders that know each other very well , wondering what the options might beÖ in all likelihood not going to get a similar view seat together
In fairness it hasnít even got planning consent yet and wonít be complete for 2 years.  Theyíve  got quite a long time to liaise with fans about a seating plan and would probably prefer to do so when the detailed plans are finalised

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1526 on: October 05, 2022, 06:59:49 AM »
That may be what they'd prefer to do, but it's not what they should do.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1527 on: October 05, 2022, 07:13:56 AM »
That may be what they'd prefer to do, but it's not what they should do.
I donít think it would reflect well if they said to some fans, you may lose your seats but weíre not quite sure, weíre not quite sure what the seating layout and pricing will be in the new stand so no we canít discuss that as an option yet.  No, not 100% on timescales so cant really confirm that either.  Yes, we know itís a bit shit, but we just wanted to worry you about your seat as early as possible without being able to confirm anything or discuss alternatives.  Thatís right, we felt it was the right thing to do.

Offline TelfordVilla

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1528 on: October 05, 2022, 07:26:27 AM »
That may be what they'd prefer to do, but it's not what they should do.
I donít think it would reflect well if they said to some fans, you may lose your seats but weíre not quite sure, weíre not quite sure what the seating layout and pricing will be in the new stand so no we canít discuss that as an option yet.  No, not 100% on timescales so cant really confirm that either.  Yes, we know itís a bit shit, but we just wanted to worry you about your seat as early as possible without being able to confirm anything or discuss alternatives.  Thatís right, we felt it was the right thing to do.
   that's OK. The Mail have already done that for them.

Offline frank black

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1529 on: October 05, 2022, 07:57:03 AM »
That may be what they'd prefer to do, but it's not what they should do.
I donít think it would reflect well if they said to some fans, you may lose your seats but weíre not quite sure, weíre not quite sure what the seating layout and pricing will be in the new stand so no we canít discuss that as an option yet.  No, not 100% on timescales so cant really confirm that either.  Yes, we know itís a bit shit, but we just wanted to worry you about your seat as early as possible without being able to confirm anything or discuss alternatives.  Thatís right, we felt it was the right thing to do.

The alternative happened. We found out about this whilst trawling through the planning application and realised we might be loosing our seats. So contacted the club, only for them to say they know nothing about it and theyíll get back to us. A simple communication telling us this is in the pipeline and that they will contact us closer to the time with alternative options would have sufficedÖ. People would still be pi@@ed off anyway, but at least the club doesnít look like it might be hiding something.

 


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