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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #510 on: October 03, 2023, 08:21:27 PM »
I don't think a 12.30 ko with a weeks selling time is a reasonable barometer of how successful it will be.  It may well flop, but the Brighton game wont be the yardstick.

Where they really fucked up was not putting the reserved seats on general sale a few days before the game.  It's a travesty to have empty seats when there may well have been paying fans who would have been happy to take them.

Tomd made the same point earlier in the thread but it isn't really true. My uncle's in L5 for the West Ham game so I was keeping an eye on tickets for the Brighton game. Late on Friday there were plenty of 'resale' seats available including 15 in L5, so anyone that wanted to go could have.

Having said that, I agree with the rest of your post (and Tomd's).

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #511 on: October 03, 2023, 10:34:32 PM »
I don't think a 12.30 ko with a weeks selling time is a reasonable barometer of how successful it will be.  It may well flop, but the Brighton game wont be the yardstick.

Where they really fucked up was not putting the reserved seats on general sale a few days before the game.  It's a travesty to have empty seats when there may well have been paying fans who would have been happy to take them.

Tomd made the same point earlier in the thread but it isn't really true. My uncle's in L5 for the West Ham game so I was keeping an eye on tickets for the Brighton game. Late on Friday there were plenty of 'resale' seats available including 15 in L5, so anyone that wanted to go could have.

Having said that, I agree with the rest of your post (and Tomd's).

Yeah, but they only allow resale seats once the match has sold out, and more often than not, they tend to be individual seats which are hard to shift at any time, but especially so at the last minute.

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #512 on: October 03, 2023, 10:39:26 PM »
I don't think a 12.30 ko with a weeks selling time is a reasonable barometer of how successful it will be.  It may well flop, but the Brighton game wont be the yardstick.

Where they really fucked up was not putting the reserved seats on general sale a few days before the game.  It's a travesty to have empty seats when there may well have been paying fans who would have been happy to take them.

Tomd made the same point earlier in the thread but it isn't really true. My uncle's in L5 for the West Ham game so I was keeping an eye on tickets for the Brighton game. Late on Friday there were plenty of 'resale' seats available including 15 in L5, so anyone that wanted to go could have.

Having said that, I agree with the rest of your post (and Tomd's).

Yeah, but they only allow resale seats once the match has sold out, and more often than not, they tend to be individual seats which are hard to shift at any time, but especially so at the last minute.
Yes it screws the ST holders that can not go to a game for whatever reason.

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #513 on: October 03, 2023, 10:40:44 PM »
The Tavern refurb must have cost an absolute fortune, a massive increase in capacity, whereas the WA was always a big pub.

I think at least part of the money for the Tavern refurb came from the council in the form of a grant as part of the deal for the compulsary purchase of the Eddies.

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #514 on: October 03, 2023, 10:53:51 PM »
The club shared a photo on Facebook. Doesn't look empty. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid023H9z3CL7ygDiMU9uf6vmDzLXwuX8eLg8Ak9Y3iECUnexdLY51pZFcKtjfkiLmse6l&id=100044439759406&sfnsn=scwspmo

Loads of freebies given out, there's other rooms and that's only half of that room. There's loads of non Pravda pics and videos on social media showing how empty it was.

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #515 on: October 03, 2023, 11:25:19 PM »
If it was so packed, why were there blocks of empty seats in the Trinity and Witton on Saturday? I'm also sceptical about the sold out notice for Thursday. OS bullshit IMO


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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #516 on: October 03, 2023, 11:26:33 PM »
If it was so packed, why were there blocks of empty seats in the Trinity and Witton on Saturday? I'm also sceptical about the sold out notice for Thursday. OS bullshit IMO

Well, I guess the obvious (and I don't really care either way) answer is that you can also buy it as a bolt on to your season ticket.

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« Reply #517 on: October 03, 2023, 11:45:07 PM »
The package Saturday was I believe all you can eat and drink , for 60 . Not sure if that's always going to be the price but if it is for some of the heavy drinkers this would actually be decent value as say 5 pints pre game 1 at half time and 3 after the game is about 50 plus whatever food is on it becomes cost neutral for them

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #518 on: October 04, 2023, 12:06:20 AM »
So if you down 9 pints it makes sense? How many people really down that much beer? Especially for a 12.30 kick off.

How many people are prepared to try in a quest to get their money's worth, and what's more, isn't it an offence to enter a football ground whilst shit faced?


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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #519 on: October 04, 2023, 12:24:58 AM »
The package Saturday was I believe all you can eat and drink , for 60 . Not sure if that's always going to be the price but if it is for some of the heavy drinkers this would actually be decent value as say 5 pints pre game 1 at half time and 3 after the game is about 50 plus whatever food is on it becomes cost neutral for them

So basically, to get any value out this you need to get shit faced before the match, have a load more beer after and shovel as much concourse quality grub you can handle, to soak up the alcohol.

Never has The Witton Arms looked more attractive.

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #520 on: October 04, 2023, 01:58:33 AM »
All of the European games have 'the lower grounds' as 'sold out'. Most likely explanation is licensing laws. The big patches of tickets which were empty for Brighton are both on sale for Mostar.

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #521 on: October 04, 2023, 05:27:38 AM »
So if you down 9 pints it makes sense? How many people really down that much beer? Especially for a 12.30 kick off.

How many people are prepared to try in a quest to get their money's worth, and what's more, isn't it an offence to enter a football ground whilst shit faced?
I've always gotten away with it!

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #522 on: October 04, 2023, 06:35:14 AM »
If it was so packed, why were there blocks of empty seats in the Trinity and Witton on Saturday? I'm also sceptical about the sold out notice for Thursday. OS bullshit IMO

Well, I guess the obvious (and I don't really care either way) answer is that you can also buy it as a bolt on to your season ticket.

I heard it was offered as a freebie to families of staff. Good Photo opportunity for the "we sold out" look

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #523 on: October 04, 2023, 07:30:08 AM »
All of the European games have 'the lower grounds' as 'sold out'. Most likely explanation is licensing laws. The big patches of tickets which were empty for Brighton are both on sale for Mostar.


Ta. UEFA lifted their ban a few years back, but they have sought guidance, perhaps we've actually been cautious.

The last two LG tickets for West Ham seem to have sold overnight. A3 is still 'locked', so can't look to see if there's a suitable ticket near me available for the lad.

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #524 on: October 04, 2023, 07:50:41 AM »
Those tickets in A2 and P2 now cost you 60. Bloody hell. 2 left for West Ham, so I guess A2 and P2 will be full. Tally ho!

69 to sit on the Holte with Terrace View. 93 available for people wanting to turn left.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2023, 07:52:22 AM by Ads »

 


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