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My Bees Members with 1,200+ TAPs: Wednesday 17 November, 2pm (one per person, six per transaction)

My Bees Members with a lower TAPs threshold (lower TAPs threshold TBC dependant on demand): Friday 19 November, 2pm (one per person, subject to availability, six per transaction)

All My Bees Members: Wednesday 24 November, 2pm (one per person, subject to availability, six per transaction)

100 of these Match Tickets will be available to purchase at the Box Office only. 100 Match Tickets will be offered in pairs via an under 18 Lucky Dip (similar to the process we successfully operated at our category A fixtures this season). Successful Members will be contacted by the Box Office to buy two Match Tickets (including one for a parent/guardian Member).
 

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On the firm as well, same seat at the top of the West/North stand corner. :sorted:
 

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This is a sod that it's been moved.

Can't go.
 
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  • My Bees Members with 850+ TAPs: Friday 19 November, 2pm (one per person, subject to availability, six per transaction)
    Tickets will go off sale at 9am on Wednesday 24 November.
    The remaining tickets from the First Allocation
  • All My Bees Members: Wednesday 24 November, 2pm (one per person, subject to availability, six per transaction)
    The remaining 50 per cent of all home Match Tickets.
    100 of these Match Tickets will be available to purchase at the Box Office only.
 

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Debuting in the west stand for this, only done North so far
 
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All My Bees Members: Wednesday 24 November, 2pm (one per person, subject to availability, six per transaction)

100 of these Match Tickets will be available to purchase at the Box Office only. Please note, the Box Office will be open 10am-5pm on Wednesday 24 November.

100 Match Tickets will be offered in pairs via an under 18 Lucky Dip (similar to the process we successfully operated at our category A fixtures this season). Successful Members will be contacted by the Box Office to buy two Match Tickets (including one for a parent/guardian Member).
 

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In at quarter to, pushed into a website queue at 1355. Thanks
 

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Same as above, I was on the website ahead of time but Man City game wasn't open for buying, refreshed, 13 minute wait. Probably won't get any now :cry:
 

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The first two tranches completely passed me by on this one :doh: Fingers crossed in the scrum. It’s like a full time job being a member

Was in waiting area. Let me in and no home tickets wtf
I’m losing my marbles. The Brentford ticket system has finally made me crack… I’d already bought a solitary Man City ticket and had forgot... Here’s me today thinking I’ll buy for me and my lower tap mate together. No wonder it kept showing no home tickets. Luckily I had his login on an old message but he’s now in a different stand lol with the suggestion message saying ‘here’s an alternative’ over and over. Oh and my card is now added on his account (so that works if anyone’s still reading my ramblings). NURSE!
 

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My boss bought a membership this week and got Chelsea and City tickets, absolutely madness that this is allowed
Crazy and wrong. Anyone legitimately interested in watching Brentford in the future doesn’t purchase like this. Why is it allowed. Very tiny short term gains for the club of £40 when we’re buying and selling players 20+million. Guess the membership KPI looks good for ‘bees fan’ JV
 

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Crazy and wrong. Anyone legitimately interested in watching Brentford in the future doesn’t purchase like this. Why is it allowed. Very tiny short term gains for the club of £40 when we’re buying and selling players 20+million. Guess the membership KPI looks good for ‘bees fan’ JV

He's a massive Bees fan
 

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Crazy and wrong. Anyone legitimately interested in watching Brentford in the future doesn’t purchase like this. Why is it allowed. Very tiny short term gains for the club of £40 when we’re buying and selling players 20+million. Guess the membership KPI looks good for ‘bees fan’ JV
.... it's pure greed.....and absolutely nothing to do with increasing fanbase..... regardless of how BFC and others spin it.
 

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Then he’s not very intelligent. Because a massive bees fan could use very little brain power to protect the interests of his fellow fan without having much impact on club finances.
I mean, that’s not totally true. The impact on club finances would be from less memberships bought, the ground (this season at least) will always sell out. Plus, beyond that, fans won’t stay away for a slight like this. Football fans, unlike any other customer base, is 90% fixed for life (people don’t switch teams). The aim is actually to generate more fans, particularly younger fans, who will then be captive.
 

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I mean, that’s not totally true. The impact on club finances would be from less memberships bought, the ground (this season at least) will always sell out. Plus, beyond that, fans won’t stay away for a slight like this. Football fans, unlike any other customer base, is 90% fixed for life (people don’t switch teams). The aim is actually to generate more fans, particularly younger fans, who will then be captive.
Nope. I realise the club have agreed to sell half the tickets to every game to any members, so we can’t add in extra windows in descending TAPs until next season.
But this incredible, brilliant new little stadium had its first game (for most) on 31st July… anyone who hasn’t purchased a membership between then and late November is nothing to do with our future. They are an away fan who has seen the greed loophole for what it is. You could have stopped membership sales after say 2 Prem games, anyone future fan knows we exist then and if after that any games don’t sell out (highly unlikely) put them on general sale
 

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Crazy and wrong. Anyone legitimately interested in watching Brentford in the future doesn’t purchase like this. Why is it allowed. Very tiny short term gains for the club of £40 when we’re buying and selling players 20+million. Guess the membership KPI looks good for ‘bees fan’ JV

I get the frustration of fans that missed out and I can see the logic in having some form of TAPs for catagory A games. However it's likely the membership scheme was decided by a number of people at the club.

As for 'KPI' employees aren't employed to be fans, I think it is good they are fans as that would help in their role but they're employed to run the business and make business decisions and despite the rights and wrongs the membership scheme is going to look very healthly on the end of year accounts.

From the business side of things it's hard to argue it was successful although with some issues around re selling tickets and long term fans missing out that may be looked at next season.
 

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Did anyone else know they opened the ticket office for today?
Guy on the phone is adament communications went out, but I've not seen anything
 

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They did tweet about it... though that depends on you using Twitter to see it.
 

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Did anyone else know they opened the ticket office for today?
Guy on the phone is adament communications went out, but I've not seen anything
Yes, was on Twitter.
 

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Nope. I realise the club have agreed to sell half the tickets to every game to any members, so we can’t add in extra windows in descending TAPs until next season.
But this incredible, brilliant new little stadium had its first game (for most) on 31st July… anyone who hasn’t purchased a membership between then and late November is nothing to do with our future. They are an away fan who has seen the greed loophole for what it is. You could have stopped membership sales after say 2 Prem games, anyone future fan knows we exist then and if after that any games don’t sell out (highly unlikely) put them on general sale
But you were suggesting his stupidity in revenue generation. Whereas stopping sales of memberships would certainly result in less revenue. Either way the tickets in the stadium will sell out & memberships will generate extra revenue. I’d posit that although deemed unfair, stopping selling memberships would be the stupid thing to do concerning revenue generation.
 

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But you were suggesting his stupidity in revenue generation. Whereas stopping sales of memberships would certainly result in less revenue. Either way the tickets in the stadium will sell out & memberships will generate extra revenue. I’d posit that although deemed unfair, stopping selling memberships would be the stupid thing to do concerning revenue generation.
We’re going round in circles. He’s the CEO of an organisation with a lot of stakeholders. Plus a fan I’m told. He is suppose to have the short, medium and long term interests of the club as CEO (forget the fan bit). The short term gains to the club’s bottom line are tiny compared to the TV/advertising and transfer money it generates, never mind the ill feeling gained from stakeholders and poor atmosphere that will be far greater a few months and further down the line.
You’re acting like he’s selling £1 raffle tickets outside the ground with a pinnie round his waist, where all that matters is the money generation and there are no further consequences.
 

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Why do they go straight from 850+ TAPS to 0? Surely doing another level at say 450+ would reduce the amount of non Brentford fans getting tickets? Strange
Yeah the current process could definitely be improved! Even if the next level was set at something like 50 TAPs it would still ensure more "actual" fans had the opportunity. And maybe keep 10% back for a bunfight for all members so it's not a completely closed shop.
 

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We’re going round in circles. He’s the CEO of an organisation with a lot of stakeholders. Plus a fan I’m told. He is suppose to have the short, medium and long term interests of the club as CEO (forget the fan bit). The short term gains to the club’s bottom line are tiny compared to the TV/advertising and transfer money it generates, never mind the ill feeling gained from stakeholders and poor atmosphere that will be far greater a few months and further down the line.
You’re acting like he’s selling £1 raffle tickets outside the ground with a pinnie round his waist, where all that matters is the money generation and there are no further consequences.
And you’re acting like*:

- the revenue from memberships doesn’t matter
- the responsibility of a CEO is anything else than acting on behalf of the shareholders
- Brentford fans are so flaky that any perceived slight will see them switch allegiances or stay away
- that the ground is choc-full of away fans in the home end

I’m not saying that the process can’t be improved. That it should be improved at the earliest possible juncture. That certain checks & balances need to be refined next season.

But to call into question someone’s intelligence and commercial acumen, because you weren’t switched on enough to get a ticket is a fallacy.

*all of which are false btw
 

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And you’re acting like*:

- the revenue from memberships doesn’t matter
- the responsibility of a CEO is anything else than acting on behalf of the shareholders
- Brentford fans are so flaky that any perceived slight will see them switch allegiances or stay away
- that the ground is choc-full of away fans in the home end

I’m not saying that the process can’t be improved. That it should be improved at the earliest possible juncture. That certain checks & balances need to be refined next season.

But to call into question someone’s intelligence and commercial acumen, because you weren’t switched on enough to get a ticket is a fallacy.

*all of which are false btw
Thanks for your feedback Jon. Not addressed anything I’ve said and gone off on tangents. Yes revenue from membership sales after September/October is irrelevant, they lead to touts/away fans and day trippers who will only return for the big game where demand outstrips supply anyway - so every £4K for the 100 sold prior to Man City for example pisses 100 Brentford or potential Brentford fans off who have been keenly in the membership scheme for months, years. I also have a ticket :wave:... There’s a right and wrong way to treat fans. Selling memberships the week before Man City at home in November is the wrong way. End of story.
 
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