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ST holders can apply to see the away game v Stoke city at Lionel Road, if they wish?!

£40 adults

£30 juniors

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Email arrived ......

While we continue to work with the UK Government on the safe return of our fans to home games, we’re pleased to invite you to Brentford Community Stadium for a screening of our away game against Stoke City.

The live screening will take place in one of our lounges at our stadium on Saturday 24 October (doors open at 1.30pm), and is exclusively available to 2020/21 Season Ticket/Premium Seat Holders and their families. (Please note you will only be able to book tickets with supporters from your own household or one person from your support bubble and there will not be any access to the stadium bowl).​
Your ticket includes:

- Buttermilk chicken burger with sweet potato wedges -
(Vegan option available)
- Half-time pie -
- Two Peroni bottled beers, house wines or soft drinks -
- Drink upgrade menu available -

(Contactless payment only)
- Prize draw -
- Brentford FC gift -
- Special merchandise discounts -
- Q&A with a Brentford Legend -
 
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While we continue to work with the UK Government on the safe return of our fans to home games, we’re pleased to invite you to Brentford Community Stadium for a screening of our away game against Stoke City.

The live screening will take place in one of our lounges at our stadium on Saturday 24 October(doors open at 1.30pm), and is exclusively available to 2020/21 Season Ticket/Premium Seat Holders and their families. (Please note you will only be able to book tickets with supporters from your own household or one person from your support bubble and there will not be any access to the stadium bowl).​
Your ticket includes:

- Buttermilk chicken burger with sweet potato wedges -
(Vegan option available)
- Half-time pie -
- Two Peroni bottled beers, house wines or soft drinks -
- Drink upgrade menu available -

(Contactless payment only)
- Prize draw -
- Brentford FC gift -
- Special merchandise discounts -
- Q&A with a Brentford Legend -
Our Box Office team will contact supporters that have registered an interest to confirm bookings. (Subject to availability). We will not be taking bookings for this event from supporters over the phone.​
Please note, our package will be discounted by 50% for a personal assistant accompanying a disabled supporter. Please email tickets@brentfordfc.com for more information.

Your health and safety is our top priority and this event will take place in accordance with the latest UK Government guidance for bars and restaurants. This means all attendees will have their own private table and the event will operate as strictly table service only. In addition, we have worked hard to implement measures and invest in the necessary equipment and technology to ensure our stadium is a COVID secure environment.

Places for the screening are limited, so register your interest to avoid disappointment. Bookings close at 3pm on Wednesday 21 October (or earlier should the places be sold out).

Please ensure you read our Code of Conductbefore you book, as you and your guests will be required to adhere to this when attending the screening.
Come on you Bees,

Brentford FC​
 

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Didnt think £40 was too bad for what you get but £30 for juniors is a bit stiff, for u10s especially.
 

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It's ****ing ridiculous is this!

We aren't allowed to go OUTSIDE to a home game, but we are allowed INSIDE our home stadium to watch an away game on the telly.

🙄😬🥴🤒😷
What's worse is the club could also do this for home games with the blinds down.
 

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What the hell is a 'buttermilk chicken burger'?!? Prawn sarnies in all but name.

My God. Forty quid for that.
 

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Didnt think £40 was too bad for what you get but £30 for juniors is a bit stiff, for u10s especially.
As long as they get the beers too “for dad” it’ll be fine.
 

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What the hell is a 'buttermilk chicken burger'?!? Prawn sarnies in all but name.

My God. Forty quid for that.
...its a breast of chicken marinated in buttermilk....surrounded by something commonly known as a bun/bap or roll....depending on demographics....and will also usually include lettuce and tomato.....but i would agree.... 40 quid does seem excessive.
 

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Boycott.

Make sure the people putting these prices together know exactly what’s thought of this. The club need to reach out to supporters at this time, and not profiteer. We’ve just banked £60m over five years so this stinks.
 

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That’s a lot of money for Grandad, Son and Grandsons just to go into a bar a few drinks and a bite to eat. To watch a game on TV’s

I’ll go for the £10 IFollow, link toTV , a couple of bottles of Pride and cheese and onion sandwich with crisp . Son and Grandson can come and watch as well if I send the wife out so there’s only one Grandparent so as to adhere to the Bubble

Away from the grip, does this help in getting another set up in getting the necessary Safety Certificate.?
 

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Dilemma:
1. Do I stay at home, eat a nice free lunch (free in the sense that I will already have paid for the ingredients) and watch the game free on IFollow (as I’ve already paid for it) or
2. Go to Lionel Road, eat a less than attractive sounding lunch with a couple of bottles of stuff I wouldn’t normally touch and pay £40 on top of what I’ve already paid to watch on tv?

With option 1. I can go to the toilet as many times as I like during the game, using the ‘stop’ button to ensure that I don’t miss anything.

With option 2. I can still go to the toilet as often as I like but run the risk of someone remarking on it with a clever joke, and, with my luck, miss a goal.

Now, let me see....
 

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Not sure I see it as profiteering any more than having premium seats and corporate hospitality.

I used have one of the best seats / views (IMO) at GP - close to the half way line at a decent level in Braemar Road, but I go for the match and don't spend much on extras, so I chose the North Stand in a similar position at LR because I didn't want to pay for extras I would rarely use.

I'm unlikely to apply for this offer, but I suppose might consider it at a lower price, probably with every other ST holder, and with restricted numbers I suppose the pricing is one way of (maybe) limiting demand. That's my view and will be different to many others - horses for courses as far as I'm concerned, although I can't wait to get to see a live match there ...
 

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I appreciate this seems quite steep but I am sure the club has done their research and are confident sufficient numbers will take up the offer. I am sure with all the precautions and restrictions in place offering this at a competitive price would be challenging.

Personally I am not sure I see the appeal but if it gives the club an additional revenue stream then I hope it works out.
 

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A bit steep perhaps but how much would you pay in a London high street for these items?

Buttermilk chicken burger with sweet potato wedges - £7.50/10?
(Vegan option available)
- Half-time pie - £5/7?
- Two Peroni bottled beers, house wines or soft drinks -
£7/10? depending on size.

So, could plausibly be £27 or so for the food alone, which would make this only slightly more expensive than iFollow.
 

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On the plus side, I want to know what the prize for the 'prize draw' is.

Assuming only those in attendance have tickets for it, I reckon you stand a good chance of winning 1st prize, as I can't see there will be double figures taking up this offer. You would literally have to have more money than sense.
 

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A bit steep perhaps but how much would you pay in a London high street for these items?

Buttermilk chicken burger with sweet potato wedges - £7.50/10?
(Vegan option available)
- Half-time pie - £5/7?
- Two Peroni bottled beers, house wines or soft drinks -
£7/10? depending on size.

So, could plausibly be £27 or so for the food alone, which would make this only slightly more expensive than iFollow.
Plus £10 for iFollow as it’s an away game. I don’t think it’s a bad price or offer. Ive ‘registered my interest’. The COVID situation around it does seem silly, but that’s more down to the governments rules than the club.
 

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The food, drink and gift (assuming its roughly £5 tat thats spare from the old club shop) is probably knocking £20 at stadium prices. Plus £10 for your for match footage and an Ivan Toney beamback lecture on the bombing of Coventry from whatever Stoke's ground is called now, £40 for adults didnt seem unreasonable to me and I'm tighter than the proverbial duck's anus.

I think some of you just love to moan :fishing:

Could do with clarification on whether its the world famous Brentford pies or microwaved pukkas actually.
 

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Full agree with other posters re price but for those saying they will watch at home on tv I thought Saturday away matches weren’t available on video ifollow !? Only midweek away matches
 

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...as I can't see there will be double figures taking up this offer
Similar things were said about the prices for Premium Seats. I think they'll sell for a one off match - at least a hundred or so. The question is whether there is enough interest to repeat it for every Saturday away game.
 

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Boycott.

Make sure the people putting these prices together know exactly what’s thought of this. The club need to reach out to supporters at this time, and not profiteer. We’ve just banked £60m over five years so this stinks.
Its the pretender premier prices.
 

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Eh, every other club is doing it, so why not us. Obviously these 'shut the blinds down so you can't see it' events are ridiculous, but when you have official policy basically being improvised on a case by case basis, you're going to get inconsistencies. We may as well take advantage of it.

I don't see the massive issue with the £40, you get a meal, drinks and ultimately a first experience of the new stadium in quite a relaxed environment. I would definitely consider it for a one off.
 

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Full agree with other posters re price but for those saying they will watch at home on tv I thought Saturday away matches weren’t available on video ifollow !? Only midweek away matches
Yes, you’re right. I was mistaken.
 

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Can't come,Wales in lockdown.Prawn sandwich price points very much part of our future.As long as there's still good value affordable options for the rest of us that's fine by me. Coming out of the pandemic those who will happily pay more, and can afford it,in all areas of life should probably be allowed to do so.Think of it as a voluntary tax contribution.
 

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Awful pricing and more evidence of how the club are detaching from the inclusive/community image.

How on earth do they expect numbers to turn up for those prices, especially if they have kids.
 

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BIAS did ask for a price reduction but it was not agreed. They stated that the cost of opening, staffing, first aid etc for a small number of people is expensive.

They have said they are not making a profit, but I expect they aren't making a loss either.

As @rebus says, the club have banked a lot of money recently and feel they could've done something.
 

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How is this permitted in Tier 2? In doors. People from different households. I received an invite and thought it must be spam.
 

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How is this permitted in Tier 2? In doors. People from different households. I received an invite and thought it must be spam.
They are operating as a hospitality venue, so the same as a pub.

Stay at your table, wear a mask when going to the loo. Don't mix households etc.
 

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Awful pricing and more evidence of how the club are detaching from the inclusive/community image.

How on earth do they expect numbers to turn up for those prices, especially if they have kids.
They don't need (or want) big numbers to turn up though. With all the restrictions I'd guess they can only accommodate low three figures at most, and there will probably be enough takers at the price being charged to fill the capacity. If anything the price is being set at a level to minimise demand from the average fan.

I do agree that this could be a PR own goal, but in commercial terms it makes perfect sense.
 

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They are operating as a hospitality venue, so the same as a pub.

Stay at your table, wear a mask when going to the loo. Don't mix households etc.
I'll be on my own though. Table for 1 please!
 

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They don't need (or want) big numbers to turn up though. With all the restrictions I'd guess they can only accommodate low three figures at most, and there will probably be enough takers at the price being charged to fill the capacity. If anything the price is being set at a level to minimise demand from the average fan.

I do agree that this could be a PR own goal, but in commercial terms it makes perfect sense.
They are only opening one lounge, so a couple of hundred max. If it's successful they may open more for another match so they could then lower the price.
 

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For me it's not the club pricing that's the main issue, it's the fact that the rules allow us to watch INDOORS at the stadium but not OUTDOORS at the same stadium. That's not the club's fault obviously.
 

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....from what some have been discussing and suggesting on this forum.....it's been clear there are several who are desperate to get into LR to watch a game.....this is their opportunity.....i dont have any issue with what BFC are doing.....or those who want to be part of this.....its the 'sanitised' aspect of this event that wouldnt be for me.....i want to go to LR for the very first time and experience what i did at GP for the very last time against SWFC all those months ago....i can wait.
 

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For me it's not the club pricing that's the main issue, it's the fact that the rules allow us to watch INDOORS at the stadium but not OUTDOORS at the same stadium. That's not the club's fault obviously.
Watching outdoors wouldn’t be great for an away game.
 

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For me it's not the club pricing that's the main issue, it's the fact that the rules allow us to watch INDOORS at the stadium but not OUTDOORS at the same stadium. That's not the club's fault obviously.
Absolutely. It's just complete b***ock*S. Stupid.
 

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....from what some have been discussing and suggesting on this forum.....it's been clear there are several who are desperate to get into LR to watch a game.....this is their opportunity.....i dont have any issue with what BFC are doing.....or those who want to be part of this.....its the 'sanitised' aspect of this event that wouldnt be for me.....i want to go to LR for the very first time and experience what i did at GP for the very last time against SWFC all those months ago....i can wait.
Yep - that's me. I'm all over this. Understand why others might not be so keen though...
 

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