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Re: Season Tickets
« Reply #1785 on: May 24, 2024, 02:33:54 PM »
I think you're missing the point with these GA+ seats guys, they're not in the slightest bit interested in the season ticket holders turning up faithfully every week, they want these tickets filled by day trippers that will come and spend a wedge in the club shop on that day too.

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Re: Season Tickets
« Reply #1786 on: May 24, 2024, 02:52:06 PM »
Reducing the number of ST holders looks like the route now .

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Re: Season Tickets
« Reply #1787 on: May 24, 2024, 03:01:55 PM »
I think you're missing the point with these GA+ seats guys, they're not in the slightest bit interested in the season ticket holders turning up faithfully every week, they want these tickets filled by day trippers that will come and spend a wedge in the club shop on that day too.

Yep, we are the fish in the net moaning about the bait they're using to catch all the other fish out there.

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Re: Season Tickets
« Reply #1788 on: May 24, 2024, 03:11:00 PM »
Reducing the number of ST holders looks like the route now .
You're just making stuff up now Tim.

900 people are being moved, mainly because the boxes are being reconfigured to create more space.  That's it.  Frustrating and disappointing for those affected, but they're getting to choose seats in their current stands and I guess they'll be allowed to relocate to other stands in the usual relocation window at a later date if they want. 

It's shit for those impacted, but they're not being kicked out by the club, just being asked to relocate.  The club are trying to compete financially and increasing corporate income is part of that.

We're in the Champions League next year.  I hope each and everyone of them finds a seat they are happy with and gets to watch us in our most exciting season in 40 years.


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Re: Season Tickets
« Reply #1789 on: May 24, 2024, 03:13:14 PM »
Reducing the number of ST holders looks like the route now .
You're just making stuff up now Tim.

900 people are being moved, mainly because the boxes are being reconfigured to create more space.  That's it.  Frustrating and disappointing for those affected, but they're getting to choose seats in their current stands and I guess they'll be allowed to relocate to other stands in the usual relocation window at a later date if they want. 

It's shit for those impacted, but they're not being kicked out by the club, just being asked to relocate.  The club are trying to compete financially and increasing corporate income is part of that.

We're in the Champions League next year.  I hope each and everyone of them finds a seat they are happy with and gets to watch us in our most exciting season in 40 years.
No, my point is , they would rather fans went a couple of times a year and splashed out for GA+ rather than buying a cheaper ST .

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Re: Season Tickets
« Reply #1790 on: May 24, 2024, 03:18:34 PM »
They obviously want the GA+ sales.  But they also want 30k season ticket holders as it's core income with money up front.

Where I do agree with you is the regular fans who are not ST holders will be the ones who are squeezed.  Even Claret members will find it harder to get a ticket next season.  This is why I think not building the North is a big mistake. But if they had, I still reckon they would have reconfigured the DE boxes and people would still have lost their seats.

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Re: Season Tickets
« Reply #1791 on: May 24, 2024, 03:22:07 PM »
They obviously want the GA+ sales.  But they also want 30k season ticket holders as it's core income with money up front.

Where I do agree with you is the regular fans who are not ST holders will be the ones who are squeezed.  Even Claret members will find it harder to get a ticket next season.  This is why I think not building the North is a big mistake. But if they had, I still reckon they would have reconfigured the DE boxes and people would still have lost their seats.

Yes, I seem to recall them saying that the North would take us up to around 50k and then other changes would be made reconfiguring the other stands. So I expect they still would have made the changes even if they had built the stand.

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Re: Season Tickets
« Reply #1792 on: May 24, 2024, 03:38:12 PM »
You mean 'this' North Stand, redevelopment of which still has its own page on the official website ?

https://www.avfc.co.uk/villa-park/future/

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Re: Season Tickets
« Reply #1793 on: May 24, 2024, 03:52:23 PM »
Reducing the number of ST holders looks like the route now .
You're just making stuff up now Tim.

900 people are being moved, mainly because the boxes are being reconfigured to create more space.  That's it.  Frustrating and disappointing for those affected, but they're getting to choose seats in their current stands and I guess they'll be allowed to relocate to other stands in the usual relocation window at a later date if they want. 

It's shit for those impacted, but they're not being kicked out by the club, just being asked to relocate.  The club are trying to compete financially and increasing corporate income is part of that.

We're in the Champions League next year.  I hope each and everyone of them finds a seat they are happy with and gets to watch us in our most exciting season in 40 years.


They are not being asked to relocate , they are being told to & given no other choice

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Re: Season Tickets
« Reply #1794 on: May 24, 2024, 04:06:12 PM »
OK Luke.  I think we're all aware of that.

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Re: Season Tickets
« Reply #1795 on: May 24, 2024, 04:54:59 PM »
I think the club are going to announce the incredibly attractive ST prices, the fabulous new Adidas kit details, and the Grealish signing all on the same day!
This site would be fun 😁

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Re: Season Tickets
« Reply #1796 on: May 24, 2024, 06:34:34 PM »
Reducing the number of ST holders looks like the route now .
You're just making stuff up now Tim.

900 people are being moved, mainly because the boxes are being reconfigured to create more space.  That's it.  Frustrating and disappointing for those affected, but they're getting to choose seats in their current stands and I guess they'll be allowed to relocate to other stands in the usual relocation window at a later date if they want. 

It's shit for those impacted, but they're not being kicked out by the club, just being asked to relocate.  The club are trying to compete financially and increasing corporate income is part of that.

We're in the Champions League next year.  I hope each and everyone of them finds a seat they are happy with and gets to watch us in our most exciting season in 40 years.
No, my point is , they would rather fans went a couple of times a year and splashed out for GA+ rather than buying a cheaper ST .


That's not what you said, though, Tim. You do this all the time.

The scenario in the last line of your second post may be right, but it doesn't look like they're "reducing the number of ST holders" at all.

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Re: Season Tickets
« Reply #1797 on: May 24, 2024, 10:56:22 PM »
I should look in the Villa Park redevelopment thread but how much is our capacity actually increasing next season with all these configurations?

Surely we're not messing everyone around just to add another 100 seats even if they're premium pricing?

Another two thousand and us up at near enough 45k and I could see more sense.

As someone who only goes to 4-5 homes a season now ultimately this doesn't impact me but plenty of realistic appraisals above. This is Modern Football now and we've belatedly joined the party in terms of how we're going to maximise match going fans under this ownership.


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Re: Season Tickets
« Reply #1798 on: May 24, 2024, 11:06:03 PM »
I think you're missing the point with these GA+ seats guys, they're not in the slightest bit interested in the season ticket holders turning up faithfully every week, they want these tickets filled by day trippers that will come and spend a wedge in the club shop on that day too.

I actually noticed this at a few aways this year without thinking anything of it

But you could be right at Spurs and Fulham especially people were wandering around with brand-new scarves, some half and half’s and different nationalities,
they stuck out like a sore thumb because most of them didn’t know where they were going

But they’d all been spending, I just put it down to tourists in London town but maybe everyone is catching on


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Re: Season Tickets
« Reply #1799 on: May 24, 2024, 11:14:46 PM »
I think you're missing the point with these GA+ seats guys, they're not in the slightest bit interested in the season ticket holders turning up faithfully every week, they want these tickets filled by day trippers that will come and spend a wedge in the club shop on that day too.

I actually noticed this at a few aways this year without thinking anything of it

But you could be right at Spurs and Fulham especially people were wandering around with brand-new scarves, some half and half’s and different nationalities,
they stuck out like a sore thumb because most of them didn’t know where they were going

But they’d all been spending, I just put it down to tourists in London town but maybe everyone is catching on



I was watching a river of a Spurs game in the run in and must've been an Australian channel covering their match as they ran an ad during half time of Spurs announcing a ticket exchange partnership with Australian site.

So they have that, healthy influx of Korean fans wanting to watch Son every game and also generally the attraction of their new ground for London tourists and also probably some fans who come over to watch NFL and then decide they want to see a premier league game there a few months later.

With that demand makes it far easier for them to make decisions like scrapping concession prices for over 65s.

Pretty sad that's where we are so soon after 18 months of empty stands/covid season and what was generally a miserable viewing experience.


 


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