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Another season of empty seats then

Philbfctrois

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Not a chance fans will pay £32 for a match day ticket

Far too expensive 😪

Membership a great idea but not everyone will get one especially fans who can only get to occasional matches or fans who work weekends

Very few people will pay the walk up price of £32

Print at home cost £2 as well, bizarre

Season ticket prices ok, but its a £30 increase in most areas at a time when people are struggling with cost of living increases, there was also a 'modest' increase last season after people had forked out on a season ticket with no games

18-21 idea is a good one but its about £80 too expensive imo

We are meant to be a community club, doesn’t look like it squeezing our own fans

The club also aren't selling East tickets which suggests the whole East will be made available for away clubs who can sell it, so we could have some away clubs having a third of the capacity thus losing any real home advantage

Will also probably mean our away fans will get rinsed on away prices on a tit for tat basis after we charge £32

So all in all i think the club have got it wrong again

Just my opinion 🤷
 

southshorepool

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Not a chance fans will pay £32 for a match day ticket

Far too expensive 😪

Membership a great idea but not everyone will get one especially fans who can only get to occasional matches or fans who work weekends

Very few people will pay the walk up price of £32

Print at home cost £2 as well, bizarre

Season ticket prices ok, but its a £30 increase in most areas at a time when people are struggling with cost of living increases, there was also a 'modest' increase last season after people had forked out on a season ticket with no games

18-21 idea is a good one but its about £80 too expensive imo

We are meant to be a community club, doesn’t look like it squeezing our own fans

The club also aren't selling East tickets which suggests the whole East will be made available for away clubs who can sell it, so we could have some away clubs having a third of the capacity thus losing any real home advantage

Will also probably mean our away fans will get rinsed on away prices on a tit for tat basis after we charge £32

So all in all i think the club have got it wrong again

Just my opinion 🤷
I think your bang on the money with matchday prices. I'm sure they have their reasons but I don't get it.
 

Olliesoffhistrolley

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I think that so much of what our club is doing demonstrates that we are a community focused club ,the community trust is doing great work .
Regarding season ticket prices I hope the vast majority will support Simon Sadlers ambitions to create a sustainable future for the club and buy season tickets in greater numbers. Season tickets are the best way to save on match day prices and shows a real commitment and confidence in what Simon is trying to achieve .
 

Dave62

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The ST early bird prices are 369,which is £10 more than I was paying about 12 years ago. The difference this time is that we can see 30m being invested in club legacy/development. I think St's are reasonable.

I agree with the o/p that £32 is expensive for the walk up on the day tickets, and can potentially reduce match day crowds if the away following isnt large. The print at home cost seems also very odd to me.

I've never been in the newEast stand, but I believe the facilities in the NE are poor, and it seems there's little point in investing in this if we're building a new stand. Add Lancashire Police over the top segregation, the arrangements in the East were always going to be likely to remain similar next season.
 

1966_and_all_that

Well-known member
Not a chance fans will pay £32 for a match day ticket

Far too expensive 😪

Membership a great idea but not everyone will get one especially fans who can only get to occasional matches or fans who work weekends

Very few people will pay the walk up price of £32

Print at home cost £2 as well, bizarre

Season ticket prices ok, but its a £30 increase in most areas at a time when people are struggling with cost of living increases, there was also a 'modest' increase last season after people had forked out on a season ticket with no games

18-21 idea is a good one but its about £80 too expensive imo

We are meant to be a community club, doesn’t look like it squeezing our own fans

The club also aren't selling East tickets which suggests the whole East will be made available for away clubs who can sell it, so we could have some away clubs having a third of the capacity thus losing any real home advantage

Will also probably mean our away fans will get rinsed on away prices on a tit for tat basis after we charge £32

So all in all i think the club have got it wrong again

Just my opinion 🤷
As some have suggested, it may be designed to turn people towards season tickets and away from POTG. As you and others have said, lots of fans can't afford to do that in an economically struggling town like Blackpool. Perhaps this is not the best strategy to attract infrequent attenders. However, once the early-bird period is over and the number of overall season ticket sales becomes more predictable - as well as the fixtures being published - the Club could look to introduce 10 match tickets for different parts of the season at an attractive price.
 

SeasideSid

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Not sure print at home is charged. You are charged a booking fee and print at home is free, no? If you have the ticket posted or select collection I am sure you’ll pay more for that.
 

TimperleyTangerine

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Whoever is responsible, is completely out of touch with the mindset of the `half-hearted/fair weather' football fan.
I'm sorry to say that this will be an own goal.
And yet these same fans miraculously can find the money for the big games.

In common with most clubs, we have a good number who only go when the team is doing well, or there is a big game. No way should SS be incentivising that approach.

For a modest sum to purchase membership, the club is offering good discounts on match day tickets. To make the most of this, fans can buy in advance. We cannot plan & invest in the club, based on maybe a few hundred fans who decide on the day (unless it’s a big game, when they will be happy to purchase in advance).

The 18-21 ST price is an absolute bargain.
 
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JJpool

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It's too high, it demonstrates a lack of understanding about the financial situation in the town but also at this time with people under incredible pressure.

We can say about investment in the club and no one wants the club to lose money, but its a simple equation....

The less you charge the more will go, the more you charge the less will go.

The clubs done and doing a hell of a lot of good, but I thought when you have people from the area involved in the club you'd get a pricing structure that fits the town.

Its not about anyone not supporting Simon and his investments as we all will, so will people who pay on the day if its reasonably priced.

On a bst meeting video I posted the other day from around Christmas BM and others were acknowledging that Blackpool has a lot of the poorest areas in the country, but then on the other hand now some of the highest prices in the division.

As I've said before there must be a better way to both make a decent amount and to get as many fans in as possible.

For eg, 2k home fans paying 30 with 1800 away fans paying 29. = 112.2k

If you get just 2700 home fans at 22 quid and 2200 away fans at 21 thats 105.6k.

With additional spend from increased numbers you probably are a bit down, maybe 5k.

Its about having more people attending, because they are also then more likely to attend cup games etc. So there's that revenue too. So it'll be even less than 5k if you get that many in. Also when coming they are more likely to spend in the club shop.

If you trust your marketing campaign, not just the usual social media ones, ask to get a shout out on the radio, get volunteers going round spreading the word, ask fans again to bring friends and family.

At a lower price its an easy case to make, the good news is an easy sell, along then with the other positive news about investment.

The club have the data yes, but a lot more did turn up for the 20 quid brum game and the derby game for eg was a sell out. Also a nothing game and had we had the east open to us, as away teams won't brink 4k often, we'd have sold more in a meaningful game.

We had over 11k fans that game so seeing as we averaged around 10k home fans overall, it shows you can increase in a nothing game by about 1k+ dropping to 20 quid, so I dont think 700 increase is unreasonable at 22, probably an under estimate.

This is about getting people hooked, we still haven't recovered from the boycott years or covid promotion.

New fans don't buy season tickets nor will they, unless we're flying high, go to a first game or come more often for 30 or 32 quid.
 

NewburyOne

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£32 is too much but how many will actually pay that price? I don't know the numbers but how many walk-ups do we have these days? I would imagine ~95% of non-season ticket sales are in advance and would be using a membership.
 

Fylde Seasider

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I think that so much of what our club is doing demonstrates that we are a community focused club ,the community trust is doing great work .
Regarding season ticket prices I hope the vast majority will support Simon Sadlers ambitions to create a sustainable future for the club and buy season tickets in greater numbers. Season tickets are the best way to save on match day prices and shows a real commitment and confidence in what Simon is trying to achieve .
But you can go and watch top end Championship clubs who have spent tens of £millions or even hundreds of £millions on their squads for similar money. And Blackpool has the lowest average wages the highest deprivation and poverty indices in the country.

First own goal credited to Sadler!
 

SeasideSid

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It's too high, it demonstrates a lack of understanding about the financial situation in the town but also at this time with people under incredible pressure.

We can say about investment in the club and no one wants the club to lose money, but its a simple equation....

The less you charge the more will go, the more you charge the less will go.

The clubs done and doing a hell of a lot of good, but I thought when you have people from the area involved in the club you'd get a pricing structure that fits the town.

Its not about anyone not supporting Simon and his investments as we all will, so will people who pay on the day if its reasonably priced.

On a bst meeting video I posted the other day from around Christmas BM and others were acknowledging that Blackpool has a lot of the poorest areas in the country, but then on the other hand now some of the highest prices in the division.

As I've said before there must be a better way to both make a decent amount and to get as many fans in as possible.

For eg, 2k home fans paying 30 with 1800 away fans paying 29. = 112.2k

If you get just 2700 home fans at 22 quid and 2200 away fans at 21 thats 105.6k.

With additional spend from increased numbers you probably are a bit down, maybe 5k.

Its about having more people attending, because they are also then more likely to attend cup games etc. So there's that revenue too. So it'll be even less than 5k if you get that many in. Also when coming they are more likely to spend in the club shop.

If you trust your marketing campaign, not just the usual social media ones, ask to get a shout out on the radio, get volunteers going round spreading the word, ask fans again to bring friends and family.

At a lower price its an easy case to make, the good news is an easy sell, along then with the other positive news about investment.

The club have the data yes, but a lot more did turn up for the 20 quid brum game and the derby game for eg was a sell out. Also a nothing game and had we had the east open to us, as away teams won't brink 4k often, we'd have sold more in a meaningful game.

We had over 11k fans that game so seeing as we averaged around 10k home fans overall, it shows you can increase in a nothing game by about 1k+ dropping to 20 quid, so I dont think 700 increase is unreasonable at 22, probably an under estimate.

This is about getting people hooked, we still haven't recovered from the boycott years or covid promotion.

New fans don't buy season tickets nor will they, unless we're flying high, go to a first game or come more often for 30 or 32 quid.
This… This is it… Well said JJ 👏🏼
 

JJpool

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Let's see how many empty seats there are if we do well.
Likewise those same people won't turn up if we're in a relegation battle.

You could make tickets £10/person and some still wouldn't come if we were playing Wycombe
There's always an element who drift away when doing bad or come when it's good, that's human nature.

But I think you'd be surprised how many turn up for a tenner, if it happened.

People love a bargain, its hard to turn down, its in impulse buy territory. That's why in shops people end up buying crap they don't need that hits the impulse buy for that product.
 

Be bop deluxe

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But you can go and watch top end Championship clubs who have spent tens of £millions or even hundreds of £millions on their squads for similar money. And Blackpool has the lowest average wages the highest deprivation and poverty indices in the country.

First own goal credited to Sadler!
That's other clubs fault paying execive wages and in debt to tens of millions and risk of bankruptcy. Take your choice I want BFC to continue after what we've been through or is that forgotten now
 

td53

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Phil is bang on here.

Loads of you line up to say "well, if you don't want to pay it" but whilst I don't know Phil personally, he's a face I've seen all over the place for years and years and it's evidently not about him.

Yeah, he's sometimes a bit impish with what he posts but his point has been the same for years on this and I continue to agree.

I.m.h.o it's bizarre to be celebrating food bank collections and donations on one hand and on the other making the matchday ticket (the most accessible to watch football, especially if you got a low or fluctuating/precarious income) prohibitively expensive.

It's not simply about 'floating fans' - it's about how much cash people have in their pockets. The connection between how much you can afford to pay and when and how often and how much of a fan you are is pure shite. Plenty of people love this club and struggle to get to games. I did when I was in my early twenties. Went to what I could but it was nowhere near what I'd like to have done. Did that mean I supported Blackpool *less* than some freak rimming Oyston in the corporate lounge? I don't think it did. It just meant I hadn't got much money.
 

td53

Well-known member
I will balance what I've said above by acknowledging that a lot of the pricing is good and some very good indeed.
 

Wizaard

Well-known member
£32 on the day is too much because buying on the day is done by non committed people.

£25 with a membership is a reasonable price for Championship football imo.

I can only presume they've analysed the non ST data and seen the vast majority do at least 3 home games, thereby incentivising membership take up. That data may also be saying that there is very little take up actually on the day, and to be fair, every time I go in for away tickets, there is never a queue of folks getting matchday tickets.

The figure allows them to justify the thousands paying that as away fans, and maybe also justifies their overall strategy.

At face value it still looks too expensive though.
 

Altyseasider

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£32 does seem pretty steep considering we are a poor town etc but I think you will find everything is expensive these days when you look it's about 75 quid a tickets for a night at Lytham festival or how much it is to even get a cinema ticket these days.

369 for a season ticket is great value though and works out at about 16 quid a game. I think 25 would have been enough for a match day ticket and was hoping we could improve on last year's attendances but feel we may have priced a good few out.
 

Rock and Roll Star

Well-known member
Not a chance fans will pay £32 for a match day ticket

Far too expensive 😪

Membership a great idea but not everyone will get one especially fans who can only get to occasional matches or fans who work weekends

Very few people will pay the walk up price of £32

Print at home cost £2 as well, bizarre

Season ticket prices ok, but its a £30 increase in most areas at a time when people are struggling with cost of living increases, there was also a 'modest' increase last season after people had forked out on a season ticket with no games

18-21 idea is a good one but its about £80 too expensive imo

We are meant to be a community club, doesn’t look like it squeezing our own fans

The club also aren't selling East tickets which suggests the whole East will be made available for away clubs who can sell it, so we could have some away clubs having a third of the capacity thus losing any real home advantage

Will also probably mean our away fans will get rinsed on away prices on a tit for tat basis after we charge £32

So all in all i think the club have got it wrong again

Just my opinion 🤷
What a happy soul you are…not!
 

fcblackpool

Well-known member
Not a chance fans will pay £32 for a match day ticket

Far too expensive 😪

Membership a great idea but not everyone will get one especially fans who can only get to occasional matches or fans who work weekends

Very few people will pay the walk up price of £32

Print at home cost £2 as well, bizarre

Season ticket prices ok, but its a £30 increase in most areas at a time when people are struggling with cost of living increases, there was also a 'modest' increase last season after people had forked out on a season ticket with no games

18-21 idea is a good one but its about £80 too expensive imo

We are meant to be a community club, doesn’t look like it squeezing our own fans

The club also aren't selling East tickets which suggests the whole East will be made available for away clubs who can sell it, so we could have some away clubs having a third of the capacity thus losing any real home advantage

Will also probably mean our away fans will get rinsed on away prices on a tit for tat basis after we charge £32

So all in all i think the club have got it wrong again

Just my opinion 🤷
It's all been said and said again, but I will say this, memberships should have been free (or admin only) with Preston and x,y,or z tickets only available if you have 2 purchases on the card already. In the event that we play them early doors tickets van only be purchased with 2 STH's as references.

This would have also helped with the £32 nonsense.
 

clappers

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£32 on the day is too much because buying on the day is done by non committed people.

£25 with a membership is a reasonable price for Championship football imo.

I can only presume they've analysed the non ST data and seen the vast majority do at least 3 home games, thereby incentivising membership take up. That data may also be saying that there is very little take up actually on the day, and to be fair, every time I go in for away tickets, there is never a queue of folks getting matchday tickets.

The figure allows them to justify the thousands paying that as away fans, and maybe also justifies their overall strategy.

At face value it still looks too expensive though.
I’d like to think during the period of season ticket early bird sales they could offer the memberships for £5. Those that can afford the ST will still go with it and those that can’t grab a bargain and are incentivised to sign up for a membership and thereafter more likely to use it.
 

TANGERINETOWERPOWER

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Twenty is plenty seems a long distant memory and I think the club have underestimated how many fans can access the home games on iptv now basically for free. I doubt we will sell more than a handful of tickets at £32 per game...shocking value and no chance of building a new fan base with that so they better really push the season tickets
 

SeasideKurt

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Twenty is plenty seems a long distant memory and I think the club have underestimated how many fans can access the home games on iptv now basically for free. I doubt we will sell more than a handful of tickets at £32 per game...shocking value and no chance of building a new fan base with that so they better really push the season tickets
We won't build a fan base because we have tickets at 20 quid a game. You'll build a fan base by exciting football and good football and even then you'll reach a peak.

City have one of the best stadiums in the UK with one of the best teams and don't sell out when their CL tickets were 25 quid.

Personally think 25 but ultimately 27/28 quid a ticket for me is ok if I do 5/6 home games a season is pretty good value.

You're not going to get an extra 1,000 bums on seats whether the tickets are 20 quid or 32 quid. Marginally it'll make sweet f all difference.
 

Torycorner

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Not a chance fans will pay £32 for a match day ticket

Far too expensive 😪

Membership a great idea but not everyone will get one especially fans who can only get to occasional matches or fans who work weekends

Very few people will pay the walk up price of £32

Print at home cost £2 as well, bizarre

Season ticket prices ok, but its a £30 increase in most areas at a time when people are struggling with cost of living increases, there was also a 'modest' increase last season after people had forked out on a season ticket with no games

18-21 idea is a good one but its about £80 too expensive imo

We are meant to be a community club, doesn’t look like it squeezing our own fans

The club also aren't selling East tickets which suggests the whole East will be made available for away clubs who can sell it, so we could have some away clubs having a third of the capacity thus losing any real home advantage

Will also probably mean our away fans will get rinsed on away prices on a tit for tat basis after we charge £32

So all in all i think the club have got it wrong again

Just my opinion 🤷
Got to say, I agree with most of what Phil says here.
I am SO positive about “almost” everything that is going on around the club at the moment, but match day ticket prices will be detrimental to the club unless they revise it.
I don’t blame the club for wanting to maximise gate revenue when we consider the MASSIVE two Capital Investment Projects beni g undertaken.
But…..IMO ONLY I think the club have mis-read the “affordability” of the Fylde Coast Population generally,especially in the “bizarre global economic conditions” where EVERY household is being hardly hit.
It won’t be that existing or new fans WONT pay out of stubbornness, it’s the fact they WONT BE ABLE to pay.
I certainly don’t expect a family to have to make a decision on a match ticket OR a child’s school dinner money or the electric meter.
Ash.🚌
 

Thatseasider

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The pricing levels are about right in my opinion. The clubs a symbiotic creature between the staff the owner and the fans.

SS is basically asking us to come along with what he is doing for the club. This is still an Oyston hangover issue, we need two major pieces of infrastructure building whilst competing at Championship level.
Unfortunately there isn’t a money printer next to the fax machine it needs to be created through the product the club creates.

As I mention, I agree in principle with all the pricing structures. The devils in the detail here a bit for me though. The extra two quid on the day is daft, and they should have offered ST and membership holders to buy another couple match day tickets at the reduced rate. That would accomplish the increased revenue whilst also growing the on the day attendances somewhat.

If people can’t afford it, it’s unfortunate but they’ll always be people that can’t afford it at any price, it’s for the club to live and die by their decisions. They’ve got almost everything right in the last two years so I’m willing to let them bank the capital they’ve built up with us all atm and see how this plays out over the season.

I feel we’ll have crowds at about the same level next season with around 8k ST holders. 1k members and a hundred or so on the day purchasers/ non member purchases. Away fans getting fleeced but that’s a different discussion for another day.
 
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JJpool

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£32 on the day is too much because buying on the day is done by non committed people.

£25 with a membership is a reasonable price for Championship football imo.

I can only presume they've analysed the non ST data and seen the vast majority do at least 3 home games, thereby incentivising membership take up. That data may also be saying that there is very little take up actually on the day, and to be fair, every time I go in for away tickets, there is never a queue of folks getting matchday tickets.

The figure allows them to justify the thousands paying that as away fans, and maybe also justifies their overall strategy.

At face value it still looks too expensive though.
But would it hurt the club to at least explain if there was some fair reason for the rise. At least with an explanation that most fans won't be paying it you have the reason.

I don’t like hitting away fans so hard and also I think many people we need to attract back and new fans are lured back for the odd game, so you have to price it reasonable for them.

If we have any real intention of growing the club and 'nobbling the neighbours' or whoever, as mansford says, you have to have a price that is attractive and affordable to first time fans.

A lot of clubs have lowered some prices, I said when pne did their deal its great for st holders but their matchday price has gone up to 28, I said that wouldn't work well for us given the nature of the town with low wages so seasonal work where people decide on the day etc.

But we've gone worse than that. Yes people can get it cheaper with membership but new fans and people unsure if they're going ro another game before they are hooked won't do and probably won't afford the high prices.

It's psychological too.

Also its during a time where people at the bottom are hit so hard by cost of living crisis, Blackpool will be hit very hard and is already at the bottom.

There's no way I thought prices would go this high with fans involved in the club.
 
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Brett&Murphs.

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£32 is just to milk the away fans who will travel in big numbers to Bloomfield road IMO.

Most fair weather fans will do 3+ home games so the Membership is a way of getting money upfront. Personally when I didn’t have a season ticket I’d still do 10+ home games so I’d of saved quite a bit.

Sadler is a business man and is forking out for a new East and training ground. Blackpool is a deprived area but realistically how many are going to come to Bloomfield road? If you can’t afford £32 I don’t think paying £25 or whatever will make a difference.
 

SquiresGateTango

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Is the critical word here FAN? Surely even a fan who might come once to see what the crack is will buy a membership as only £8 more. If they come back then its £25 happy days.
Does the £32 allow us to charge more for away fans? as the gold coast is probably one of the highlights of the fixture list.
 

BFC_53

Well-known member
People calling this an own goal. Own goals are accidental, but this is a deliberate policy - they have some clever people on the board and will be well aware that £32 is going to mean hardly any purchases on matchday. It's designed to charge away fans more as they were regularly selling out their allocation, while also encouraging Blackpool fans to go down the season ticket route and pay up front. Not saying I agree with it at all, but a lot of people seem to think (judging by the posts) that the board haven't thought about it properly. I'd suggest they have.
 

voyeur

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£32 on the day is too much because buying on the day is done by non committed people.

£25 with a membership is a reasonable price for Championship football imo.

I can only presume they've analysed the non ST data and seen the vast majority do at least 3 home games, thereby incentivising membership take up. That data may also be saying that there is very little take up actually on the day, and to be fair, every time I go in for away tickets, there is never a queue of folks getting matchday tickets.

The figure allows them to justify the thousands paying that as away fans, and maybe also justifies their overall strategy.

At face value it still looks too expensive though.
If you buy 3 match tickets it will be £30 a game. Plus booking fee.

The club is drawing a line in the sand and saying:

1. We only really want season ticket holders. Everyone else can do one
2. Away fans are there to be ripped off.
3. Building the infrastructure is more important than building the fanbase.
4. Payment schemes are too much hassle. Cough up now or do one.
 

JJpool

Well-known member
Got to say, I agree with most of what Phil says here.
I am SO positive about “almost” everything that is going on around the club at the moment, but match day ticket prices will be detrimental to the club unless they revise it.
I don’t blame the club for wanting to maximise gate revenue when we consider the MASSIVE two Capital Investment Projects beni g undertaken.
But…..IMO ONLY I think the club have mis-read the “affordability” of the Fylde Coast Population generally,especially in the “bizarre global economic conditions” where EVERY household is being hardly hit.
It won’t be that existing or new fans WONT pay out of stubbornness, it’s the fact they WONT BE ABLE to pay.
I certainly don’t expect a family to have to make a decision on a match ticket OR a child’s school dinner money or the electric meter.
Ash.🚌
Why didn't anyone say anything when at the dialogue meeting, surely the time to mention this.

Maybe thats the issue, if the top groups aren't willing to call out when something is wrong then maybe they think its OK.

If the club had an avftt presence they could have done a poll to gauge opinion.

I'd rather the club have named the stadium the Bloomfield Road addidas arena and kept prices low than just raise them.
 

seasideone

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The amount of assumptions people are making on these ticket threads is unbelievable.

You have one person throwing numbers around and prices trying to justify they know better, and believing their fairy tail made up numbers and you have other people who just think/assume the prices are too high, and you have the rest who think they are about right.

The club have picked price points that they believe are right - however they got there we simply do not know.

NOBODY knows for sure if they are right, over priced or even cheap, and will not until the season is over or a good way in at least.

One thing for sure is, if they are wrong - they will be different next year!

If i was running Blackpool FC I would look at something like the following over the season....

1, Season ticket revenue
2, Non season Ticket revenue
3, Other match day revenue
4, Net number supporters under / over age 21 against last season(s)
5, Number of walk ups compared to last year, compared to total match day ticket sales

Once I had this info I would know if I was getting it right or not and leave / change accordingly.
 

Torycorner

Well-known member
Why didn't anyone say anything when at the dialogue meeting, surely the time to mention this.

Maybe thats the issue, if the top groups aren't willing to call out when something is wrong then maybe they think its OK.

If the club had an avftt presence they could have done a poll to gauge opinion.

I'd rather the club have named the stadium the Bloomfield Road addidas arena and kept prices low than just raise them.
To be fair JJ there was an awful lot to discuss at the meeting and the questions has been co-ordinated into a set of questions raising from paper towels in the North Stand Toilet to Building the Training Ground & East Stand by the SLO prior to it being held.
Perhaps wrongly, I was too focused on ST prices which I thought were “acceptable”
It was mentioned by Ben Mansford that prices prices on match ticket were also going up.
I for one regrettably assumed it would be in line with STs I may have missed guther dtails being discussed and if I did I apologise for any short fall on my behalf.
Oh by the way I am not afraid to speak out on anything as I think all attendees at the meeting witnessed when “Policing at PNE away” was brought up.
Ash.🚌
 
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JJpool

Well-known member
The amount of assumptions people are making on these ticket threads is unbelievable.

You have one person throwing numbers around and prices trying to justify they know better, and believing their fairy tail made up numbers and you have other people who just think/assume the prices are too high, and you have the rest who think they are about right.

The club have picked price points that they believe are right - however they got there we simply do not know.

NOBODY knows for sure if they are right, over priced or even cheap, and will not until the season is over or a good way in at least.

One thing for sure is, if they are wrong - they will be different next year!

If i was running Blackpool FC I would look at something like the following over the season....

1, Season ticket revenue
2, Non season Ticket revenue
3, Other match day revenue
4, Net number supporters under / over age 21 against last season(s)
5, Number of walk ups compared to last year, compared to total match day ticket sales

Once I had this info I would know if I was getting it right or not and leave / change accordingly.
You might not like the example numbers but without access to the actual figures we have to use examples.

The general concept is true we can make a similar amount from a lower price strategy if the numbers turn up.

We did average about 10k home fans over the season and did have over 11k for the derby game and maybe brum too. So in a nothing game just dropping to 20 clearly can bring in a fair few more fans.

The 30 and 32 is a tough one to support, we have the membership yes, but the club says attracting the next gen of fans and growing the fan base.

To do that you also have to have a fair and reasonable walk on price for new fans who won't just buy a membership.

It kind of seems not to understand how a fanbase, especially like our in a town like Blackpool grows.

A good matchday ticket price would be pretty essential to most on here if setting the policy.
 

Blackpool_Gaz

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People calling this an own goal. Own goals are accidental, but this is a deliberate policy - they have some clever people on the board and will be well aware that £32 is going to mean hardly any purchases on matchday. It's designed to charge away fans more as they were regularly selling out their allocation, while also encouraging Blackpool fans to go down the season ticket route and pay up front. Not saying I agree with it at all, but a lot of people seem to think (judging by the posts) that the board haven't thought about it properly. I'd suggest they have.
I never thought of it that way. If it is true, then BFC is only interested in the money coming into the club and not the best way to improve the Blackpool fan base. Money first, Pool fans second, results third (results mustn't matter to those running the club as we'll be surrendering home advantage with more away fans in the ground).
 

seasideone

Well-known member
You might not like the example numbers but without access to the actual figures we have to use examples.

The general concept is true we can make a similar amount from a lower price strategy if the numbers turn up.

We did average about 10k home fans over the season and did have over 11k for the derby game and maybe brum too. So in a nothing game just dropping to 20 clearly can bring in a fair few more fans.

The 30 and 32 is a tough one to support, we have the membership yes, but the club says attracting the next gen of fans and growing the fan base.

To do that you also have to have a fair and reasonable walk on price for new fans who won't just buy a membership.

It kind of seems not to understand how a fanbase, especially like our in a town like Blackpool grows.

A good matchday ticket price would be pretty essential to most on here if setting the policy.
You are assuming that if you reduce prices generally more will turn up to cover the shortfall.

You do not KNOW that, you are ASSUMING that to back up your OPINION using made up numbers.
 

JJpool

Well-known member
You are assuming that if you reduce prices generally more will turn up to cover the shortfall.

You do not KNOW that, you are ASSUMING that to back up your OPINION using made up numbers.
It literally just happened for the derby game which was a nothing game.

Its a pretty simple concept that the lower it is the more turn up.

Also its an investment in growing the fanbase too, which is for the future and can also have a huge impact on the team and performance.

The extra fans can have a big effect.
 
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