2016/17 Ticket prices; BIAS need your views.

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It may not even be half time in the footballing calendar, but we’re already thinking about next season. The club is probably thinking about ticket prices for next year too and we want to know your thoughts on this important issue.

What do you like about the changes this season and what could be better?

Do you have concerns about the ease of purchasing a ticket, particularly at short notice?

Are prices affordable?

Do you understand match categories?

What are your thoughts on away ticket prices?

We want to ensure we grow as a club, keep it affordable for fans and make it easy for new fans to come to matches.

Please email lisao@bias.org.uk or tweet @BIAS_bfc with your views by 6 December. We’ll take your views and lobby the club on your behalf.
 

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I vote triple it for kids again. Will save me 90 quid
 

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i am starting too think how much would i pay for a game ? think my season ticket works out about 20 quid roughly per game - but if buying on game o game basis 30 and above would be pushing it - even on season ticket at 25 oer game i be thinking hold on - i reckon 500 for season ticket be most i go too at moment
 

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Free for all for Season Ticket Holders. **** those with Loyalty Points.
 

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Just to make everyone happy

Adult seats 900
Adult standing 800
Under 18 oaps and kids free

No away points just General sale ! :eek:
 

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£450+ for season ticket would've pushing it for me, think the magic £500 mark would be my lot
 

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It may not even be half time in the footballing calendar, but we’re already thinking about next season. The club is probably thinking about ticket prices for next year too and we want to know your thoughts on this important issue.

What do you like about the changes this season and what could be better?

I like the member card upload system. Though the club needs to inform the stewards that the cards don't have the stand on. Got stopped at the nottingham forest game going into ER and missed the first couple of minutes at the half bevause he wanted to see sonething with the stand to him. I explained that this was the fundamental flaw with the current system and had foreseen this from the first time I'd used it. But he still took me aside to see the supervisor.

Also think the points/order of sales needs to be more consistent for away tickets


Do you have concerns about the ease of purchasing a ticket, particularly at short notice?

Easy enough to get a ticket but don't see why you should be penalised with higher prices for deciding to go last minute or being unable to commit in advance.

Are prices affordable?

Advance ones are... just. On the bounds of acceptability. Match day prices too high.

Do you understand match categories?

Conceptually, yes. Don't see the need for them, or if we do there should be very few higher priced games (I mean literally just Fulham and QPR)

What are your thoughts on away ticket prices?

We want to ensure we grow as a club, keep it affordable for fans and make it easy for new fans to come to matches.

Please email lisao@bias.org.uk or tweet @BIAS_bfc with your views by 6 December. We’ll take your views and lobby the club on your behalf.

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Anything over £400 for an Ealing Road season ticket and I would have to start thinking about not having one, but a club membership and pick and choose games to attend.

I miss around half a dozen games a year due to holidays/social events so I'd pick what is most cost effective for me.
 

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Season tickets continue to be good value, hopefully they won't raise the prices of these. Not specifically on ticket prices but one of my hates is the Ealing Road getting too packed. It's well known that people sit in the braemar first half then stand in the Ealing Road second half, against QPR when the end was already sold out this created a safety risk and the club needs to do more to stop it.
 

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Hey!

I do as I have a 52 mile round trip for home games which costs me around £10 in my car.

Mine is nearly 400 miles which is not cheap!!! Don't take it out on us oldies !!!!!
 

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kids prices on st need to come down , £90 is too much imo, these fans are the next generation and BFC shd remember that...and there needs to be some at less then £400 to avoid pricing people out of coming........and id never pay £500 to watch BFC either
 
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I am always eyeing up the comparison between season ticket price to a weekly ticket. The general consensus seems to be that you get payback after about 18 games - for me 449 against (25*£25)+£20 membership = 595 minus a bit for Cat B games. But there are a lot of discounts out there - especially if I was to move over a block.

For me the reduced kids ticket is what hooks me and makes me want a consistent seat and no messing around - bringing my son also is my passport to attending enough games to make it worthwhile as it would be difficult to switch child duties for all 3 kids with the Ex if I was going by myself. So I think providing kids tickets stay low - around the £100 mark I am probably OK with Adult tickets rising to around 500 or even a little over - but they have to watch the offers on the match tickets.

As my work often throws a curve ball and I miss matches I would be prepared to pay more IF the ticket return system provided a 50% credit on return of ticket and an additional 50% if resold - this would also encourage early ticket return. Probably less popular for those that make every game but I have to figure on missing 2-4 games a year because of work.
 

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Keep the kids prices low. It's our USP and puts many other clubs to shame.

Walk up prices are prohibitive to casuals/floaters. £29/£30 should be the ceiling price at GP imho.

Also do away with the draconian raising of prices x amount of days before a game. Can't see any benefit at all, infact i expect it would dissuade people making a late decision on whether to attend
 

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Season tickets continue to be good value, hopefully they won't raise the prices of these. Not specifically on ticket prices but one of my hates is the Ealing Road getting too packed. It's well known that people sit in the braemar first half then stand in the Ealing Road second half, against QPR when the end was already sold out this created a safety risk and the club needs to do more to stop it.

Conversely if there is space in either stand then allowing movement would be a good idea in my view...
 

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kids prices on st need to come down , £90 is too much imo, these fans are the next generation and BFC shd remember that...and there needs to be some at less then £400 to avoid pricing people out of coming........and id never pay £500 to watch BFC either

Kids prices work out at less than £4 per game, fantastic value.
 

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I'd freeze prices. I think much of an increase and the crowd will really start to change in nature. I think quite a few are just about hanging in there with a season ticket when it does not make financial sense.
 

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How about we give-up on the Kurtatron and reduce prices by the money we'd spend on it :shrug:
 

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Kids prices work out at less than £4 per game, fantastic value.

£90 a ticket is much more then many clubs in our league charge, breaking it down per game it's reasonable but imo a ceiling charge shd be £50 .I don't know if the club offer a family season ticket.....for me personally I can't afford 3 kids st and one adult or even to bring three to a home game...dunno how voice does it!
 

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I'm unlikely to miss many games so a ST is good value. The ability to have an unused ST for a particular game put back for potential sale is a good feature as well. The club were generous to those in the 60-65 group to allow them to continue paying the senior rate when the age limit was hiked for this season.
 

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Incidentally would love to see books of tickets (vouchers) being sold - as was done a couple of seasons ago. Maybe split this with the membership reductions - so £3 off per game as a member but £5 off if you buy a book of 10 vouchers up front. Rewards members who attend more games. Vouchers to be exchanged for tickets.
 

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At Griffin Park, the club should explore increasing the base prices with "discounts" for home members and members' extras, to exploit fully the away supporters. I did like the Leeds idea of a "pie tax"... possibly targeted at selected areas in the Breamar!
 

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At Griffin Park, the club should explore increasing the base prices with "discounts" for home members and members' extras, to exploit fully the away supporters. I did like the Leeds idea of a "pie tax"... possibly targeted at selected areas in the Breamar!

When have you ever seen the paddock boys eating anything. Beer tax maybe
 

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As long as it stays under £500 for the Braemar Road I'll be happy. usually miss 3/4 games but still works out as fabulous value.

Kids prices should be frozen to make up for last years hike for under 10's............... I was ready for the increase for my son but not my younger daughter.................that said still outstanding value.
 

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Conversely if there is space in either stand then allowing movement would be a good idea in my view...

How would this be managed? If ER is 500 below capacity what would stop 1000 people from BR moving at half time? Bad idea IMO, the chances of GP being significantly below capacity are a thing of the past.
 

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How would this be managed? If ER is 500 below capacity what would stop 1000 people from BR moving at half time? Bad idea IMO, the chances of GP being significantly below capacity are a thing of the past.

2 stewards on the entrance to ER - one clicking people in and one clicking people out....simple enough and if we are anywhere near capacity you can't move?

I have had some back trouble this year so standing for long periods is a real pain....if there are loads of empty seats in the Braemar Road surely it can't be a problem?
 

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I have had some back trouble this year so standing for long periods is a real pain....if there are loads of empty seats in the Braemar Road surely it can't be a problem?

Do you pay the extra for the seat?
 

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2 stewards on the entrance to ER - one clicking people in and one clicking people out....simple enough and if we are anywhere near capacity you can't move?

I have had some back trouble this year so standing for long periods is a real pain....if there are loads of empty seats in the Braemar Road surely it can't be a problem?

What if you are standing in ER go the toilet and then the stewards won't let you back in as it's now full?
 

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I'd accept a small increase (5%) as an ER season ticket is good value (about £16 per game if you make them all - I'll probably miss 2-4 and a mate can use it then). May not be long before I need a seat and there could be a nasty year or two between the increased price of a seat and me being eligible for seniors' discount. But 'within reason' (whatever that means) I'd probably keep going as a 50+ year habit is hard to shift
 

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As a 'Senior' ST holder in New Road, my ticket went up 11% this season - which is a quite substantial rise.

Yes, it's still good value for me (with the early bird discount) and I'll renew again next season (after so many decades it's unlikely that I'll change my ways) but hope the inevitable rise won't be so steep as it was this season.
 

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Senior ST rise was OTT plus the age change.
 

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Keep it at £20 to stand and £25 to sit???? £30+ is too much for GP as well as football in general.
 

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If we were in the Premiership then loyal fans could be massively rewarded with cheap STs and match tickets. The amount of money the club would trouser in TV money would be enormous in comparison to the loss made.
 

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I like that the season ticket card is 'marked', and supporters are rewarded for attending games. So those that attend the most games get first dibs with tickets being released.
The scanning of the ticket is much better; everyone gets in a lot quicker.
I have heard of moans and groans from people that telling me they are unable to buy a ticket after 2pm. The box office stay should stay open longer
The match day programme could be much improved.
Away ticket prices (at other grounds) - I don't see how the club can have any control over that? But Sheff Wed charging £40+ is gut wrenching. If you mean supporters in Brook Road, keep them priced attractively?
Ticket prices are sensible, but there has been a hefty hike so another increase would be hard to accept.
 

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If the club want to keep on top of fans switching stands perhaps they should introduce different coloured season tickets for each stand
 

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Season ticket seemed like good value but I've only had one a short while. If prices went up again I'd have to think about whether I'd still want a ST. The problem then is all the inconvenience of having to book tickets in advance for games and getting them delivered or having to pick them up. I suspect I'd go to a lot fewer games, all the more so if I'd tried to get a ticket and then found out I'd missed the cheap purchase deadline and they'd gone up in price.
 

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Keep the kids prices low. It's our USP and puts many other clubs to shame.

Walk up prices are prohibitive to casuals/floaters. £29/£30 should be the ceiling price at GP imho.

Also do away with the draconian raising of prices x amount of days before a game. Can't see any benefit at all, infact i expect it would dissuade people making a late decision on whether to attend

I agree 100% with your final comment. It's pointless especially as now most supporters have got used to buying in advance.
 

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I'm sure this is controversial but I'd like to see ST prices and books of vouchers (maybe minimum of 3 games) kept as low as possible -maybe in line with current price. . Matchday prices on the other hand dictate what we can charge the away fans so upping the on the day price could be a consideration
 

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I'm sure this is controversial but I'd like to see ST prices and books of vouchers (maybe minimum of 3 games) kept as low as possible -maybe in line with current price. . Matchday prices on the other hand dictate what we can charge the away fans so upping the on the day price could be a consideration

So would you be happy if other clubs did that to our travelling fans?
 

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So long as my ST is better value then match day tickets im happy. Being a shift worker i cant make every game. Think i miss 3 a season on average but still great value for money.
 
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