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How do we get the missing thousands of fans back to Hillsborough who have dropped off over the last 20 years for various reasons i.e relegation from Premier League, club on its knees financially and not being competitive and now high pay on the gate prices.

 

Our attendances have been stuck around 22,000 to 23,000 the past 2 or 3 years only increasing slightly if when we’ve been doing well or attractive opposition mainly because fans have been picking and choosing their games rather than religiously turning up week after week.

 

The club can’t radically change its pricing structure because fans have purchased up to 5 year season tickets but . . . . .

 

What would people think about a monthly season ticket?

 

Looking at the price of season tickets on sale at the moment an adult is paying the following per game :-

 

Kop £21.96

 

North & Grandstand :-  £26.74

 

South Stand :-£30.65

 

Fans have many reasons why they can’t/won’t buy a season ticket from work commitments, financial reasons e.t.c. e.t.c

 

When the fixtures come out in June and we have for example 3 home games in August, people could sign up for a month ticket at say £25 per match on the Kop so £75 in total for which they’d be sent 3 match day tickets for the month.

 

September we may have 2 games so that’d be £50

 

People maybe don’t want to commit to £505 to £705 for an adult season ticket but might be prepared to commit to £50-£75 a month (just checking this seasons fixtures the most home league games in a month was 3) people don’t have to commit one month if they have work commitments / holidays planned / social arrangements preventing them going to a game e.t.c e.t.c

 

Hopefully next season we’ll be fighting for those automatic promotion places but the ground won’t fill up week on week paying £33 to £39 on the Kop or up to £49 on the South Stand

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4 minutes ago, owl-zat said:

How do we get the missing thousands of fans back to Hillsborough who have dropped off over the last 20 years for various reasons i.e relegation from Premier League, club on its knees financially and not being competitive and now high pay on the gate prices.

 

Our attendances have been stuck around 22,000 to 23,000 the past 2 or 3 years only increasing slightly if when we’ve been doing well or attractive opposition mainly because fans have been picking and choosing their games rather than religiously turning up week after week.

 

The club can’t radically change its pricing structure because fans have purchased up to 5 year season tickets but . . . . .

 

What would people think about a monthly season ticket?

 

Looking at the price of season tickets on sale at the moment an adult is paying the following per game :-

 

Kop £21.96

 

North & Grandstand :-  £26.74

 

South Stand :-£30.65

 

Fans have many reasons why they can’t/won’t buy a season ticket from work commitments, financial reasons e.t.c. e.t.c

 

When the fixtures come out in June and we have for example 3 home games in August, people could sign up for a month ticket at say £25 per match on the Kop so £75 in total for which they’d be sent 3 match day tickets for the month.

 

September we may have 2 games so that’d be £50

 

People maybe don’t want to commit to £505 to £705 for an adult season ticket but might be prepared to commit to £50-£75 a month (just checking this seasons fixtures the most home league games in a month was 3) people don’t have to commit one month if they have work commitments / holidays planned / social arrangements preventing them going to a game e.t.c e.t.c

 

Hopefully next season we’ll be fighting for those automatic promotion places but the ground won’t fill up week on week paying £33 to £39 on the Kop or up to £49 on the South Stand

God knows what those prices would be for next season if we went up instead of the blunts.WTF:WTF:

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You look at our pricing and our last two seasons and are you surprised that attendances have gone down? I would have been surprised if they hadn't given the dross served up by Joss, coupled with the success of our neighbours who have to be more appealing to neutrals.

We've dealt with one problem but not the pricing.

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Opening this I thought it was Chansiris call for a  club inquest /Fans forum into Mycrofts Fùckup.....

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Some will say reducing prices doesn’t work because fans don’t want to accept the token gesture of getting a £20 ticket every few months for an unattractive midweek fixture at short notice.

 

In reality reducing pricing should be a priority and will get numbers through the gate. 

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3 minutes ago, room0035 said:

Plain and simple fans have been priced out of attending games. The club have backed themselves into a corner because of the season tickets purchased in advance so they need to get used in lower attendances.

 

£30 is plenty for any seat in the brown but for most of the season floater fans have stayed away because the prices are too high.

 

Another 5,000 on the gate at £30 a ticket would have the club another £3.5m into the club But DC continues to drive fans away.

 

His latest policy of crap half time offers and moneyless tills all this does is mean more people spend less on match day in the ground. This meaning the club are worse off as well.

 

For me a complete rethink is needed from top to bottom the only thing he has got right in 4 and 1/2 years is Steve Bruce.

Totally agree 100%.:tango:

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5 minutes ago, room0035 said:

Plain and simple fans have been priced out of attending games. The club have backed themselves into a corner because of the season tickets purchased in advance so they need to get used in lower attendances.

 

£30 is plenty for any seat in the brown but for most of the season floater fans have stayed away because the prices are too high.

 

Another 5,000 on the gate at £30 a ticket would have the club another £3.5m into the club But DC continues to drive fans away.

 

His latest policy of crap half time offers and moneyless tills all this does is mean more people spend less on match day in the ground. This meaning the club are worse off as well.

 

For me a complete rethink is needed from top to bottom the only thing he has got right in 4 and 1/2 years is Steve Bruce.

 

Yeah, because prior to the current regime putting up prices our attendances were significantly higher right...........

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The club nearly got it right last season with the 6 game deal but they over priced it and it could be used over the season.

 

Even when the have a good idea they make it too complicated.

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It would be interesting to know the average gate for this calender year

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32 minutes ago, owl-zat said:

How do we get the missing thousands of fans back to Hillsborough who have dropped off over the last 20 years for various reasons i.e relegation from Premier League, club on its knees financially and not being competitive and now high pay on the gate prices.

 

Our attendances have been stuck around 22,000 to 23,000 the past 2 or 3 years only increasing slightly if when we’ve been doing well or attractive opposition mainly because fans have been picking and choosing their games rather than religiously turning up week after week.

 

The club can’t radically change its pricing structure because fans have purchased up to 5 year season tickets but . . . . .

 

What would people think about a monthly season ticket?

 

Looking at the price of season tickets on sale at the moment an adult is paying the following per game :-

 

Kop £21.96

 

North & Grandstand :-  £26.74

 

South Stand :-£30.65

 

Fans have many reasons why they can’t/won’t buy a season ticket from work commitments, financial reasons e.t.c. e.t.c

 

When the fixtures come out in June and we have for example 3 home games in August, people could sign up for a month ticket at say £25 per match on the Kop so £75 in total for which they’d be sent 3 match day tickets for the month.

 

September we may have 2 games so that’d be £50

 

People maybe don’t want to commit to £505 to £705 for an adult season ticket but might be prepared to commit to £50-£75 a month (just checking this seasons fixtures the most home league games in a month was 3) people don’t have to commit one month if they have work commitments / holidays planned / social arrangements preventing them going to a game e.t.c e.t.c

 

Hopefully next season we’ll be fighting for those automatic promotion places but the ground won’t fill up week on week paying £33 to £39 on the Kop or up to £49 on the South Stand

Challenge for promotion then the fans will come back 

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Just now, hirstyboywonder said:

 

Yeah, because prior to the current regime putting up prices our attendances were significantly higher right...........

Look fans come in all shapes a sizes, old and young under the current regime, older fans and those on lesser income are priced out of attending games.

 

Shirts are as expensive as team playing in the Champions league when we are playing the likes of  millwall, Rotherham each week.

 

We have 10-15,000 empty seats each game But no ticket given to local schools to get fans hook on the Owls at an early age.

 

No deals to get students into the ground here for uni, the prices are simple too high. And next season we are competing against a premier league team the other side of the city.

 

I massive overall and rethink is needed, as plain and simple keep things as they are and attendance will continue to drop off.

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1 minute ago, akbuk said:

It would be interesting to know the average gate for this calender year

 

Total up the attendances then divide by the number of the games we've played.

 

Next lesson will be multiplication.

 

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i'm at least 2 of the missing thousands

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Lower prices

 

Free kids tickets

 

Student deals

 

Improve facilities

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1 minute ago, room0035 said:

Look fans come in all shapes a sizes, old and young under the current regime, older fans and those on lesser income are priced out of attending games.

 

Shirts are as expensive as team playing in the Champions league when we are playing the likes of  millwall, Rotherham each week.

 

We have 10-15,000 empty seats each game But no ticket given to local schools to get fans hook on the Owls at an early age.

 

No deals to get students into the ground here for uni, the prices are simple too high. And next season we are competing against a premier league team the other side of the city.

 

I massive overall and rethink is needed, as plain and simple keep things as they are and attendance will continue to drop off.

 

I agree matchday prices and merchandise are too expensive but to put the empty seats down to price structure in the main is dismissing the recent history of our support.

 

Were the seats full before Chansiri put the prices up?

 

As for giving tickets to local schools - don't use things like that to attack the club for if you don't know the facts - one of my kids schools were given tickets for kids with adults at a significantly reduced rate a few weeks ago so to say we don't do anything is clearly wrong.

 

 

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