Purchasing next years season ticket?

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Surely people would be allowed to move seats? Everyone had to buy their seats when no one had even entered the stadium (if it was even finished). Flexibility there makes sense surely?

But the club aren't going to put up finance options now when they probably won't even decide the processes for buying new ST's for another few months. That said I would assume that new ST's will be down to TAP's of existing members, and it would be very hard for most to get one. I don't know if they're tracking how often a ST seat is used, I am curious to know if they'd allow a renewal for a seat that was used say 6 times, given the demand.
That’s a really good point about infrequent usage. Should I be reporting to the club that there has been no one in the RHS seat next to me for the first 4 PL games ? Or do their systems know this already ? Maybe the ST was never sold because it is an isolated single. Is hard to reconcile this with the idea that games have been “Sold Out”.
 

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If anyone can't afford to keep their ST next season or just want to give it up, specifically in the South Stand, please let me know and I'll buy it off you. Many thanks. :sorted: :sorted:
 
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Now all you minted fans have had your say perhaps the less fortunate can been given some help to get them next seasons tickets sorted
 

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Why on earth pay the club instalments in advance rather than pay that same money into a savings account where at least you'd get some interest
 

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Now all you minted fans have had your say perhaps the less fortunate can been given some help to get them next seasons tickets sorted
In what way is saving in a bank rather than giving the same money to the club an option just for the ‘minted’? You had your answer in post 2. What ‘help’ do you think is needed that the club can realistically give? Free STs for those who took a lifetime membership in 1976? A discount for those who think the club lost its soul when it replaced the castle badge?
 

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Why on earth pay the club instalments in advance rather than pay that same money into a savings account where at least you'd get some interest
… and there’s a myriad companies you can do it with, from the stodgy to the dodgy. Buy premium bonds each month by SO
 

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That’s a really good point about infrequent usage. Should I be reporting to the club that there has been no one in the RHS seat next to me for the first 4 PL games ? Or do their systems know this already ? Maybe the ST was never sold because it is an isolated single. Is hard to reconcile this with the idea that games have been “Sold Out”.

may have told this story before but I think it may well be worth telling again.

4 friends from earlier years chose watch rugby over football ( know you can do both but with being on the south Coast and a young family etc ) . They had 4 tickets in row at Harlequins and wanted a fifth. Season started and seat at one end of their four was empty. Second, third, fourth game, still empty. Each time they went to the club saying this seat is empty. The response was always, sorry it’s sold.

Come Boxing Day, guy turns up in the seat. Where have you been for half the season. The reply rather embarrassingly was,

Wife brought me a season ticket as a surprise and gave it to me yesterday as a Christmas present🤨🤨🤨🤨
 

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may have told this story before but I think it may well be worth telling again.

4 friends from earlier years chose watch rugby over football ( know you can do both but with being on the south Coast and a young family etc ) . They had 4 tickets in row at Harlequins and wanted a fifth. Season started and seat at one end of their four was empty. Second, third, fourth game, still empty. Each time they went to the club saying this seat is empty. The response was always, sorry it’s sold.

Come Boxing Day, guy turns up in the seat. Where have you been for half the season. The reply rather embarrassingly was,

Wife brought me a season ticket as a surprise and gave it to me yesterday as a Christmas present🤨🤨🤨🤨
I believe there could be a surprising number of Chelsea ST fans who over the years also have ST at Brentford as the games rarely coincided. For example Andy Jacobs on Talksport has both ST and I know someone who has 3 ST's with Chelsea QPR & Brentford, he's been to most games this season even though we are at home same weekends, but TV times have dictated, they only missed Brighton game, which they put on exchange.
 

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Try a non-Aussie bank? Or a biscuit tin under the bed like in the old days?

Interest rates are so low at the moment that you would not lose out that much with the biscuit tin method!
 

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I believe there could be a surprising number of Chelsea ST fans who over the years also have ST at Brentford as the games rarely coincided. For example Andy Jacobs on Talksport has both ST and I know someone who has 3 ST's with Chelsea QPR & Brentford, he's been to most games this season even though we are at home same weekends, but TV times have dictated, they only missed Brighton game, which they put on exchange.
WOW

I’m mentally and physically knackard after just one game a weekend.

I personally don’t get the more than one club thing but the guy must love his football.
 

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A B I think your confusing me with the coffee cartel members .anyway please back to the title . The reason for the thread is a bees fan asked at the ticket office if the club could help him sort out next years ticket. the staff member said No well I feel this sought of comment sends out the wrong message as bfc is a caring family club .looking to build on its fan base not destroy it .The fan was concerned mentioning he wouldn’t be able to go and after fifty years following the bees felt dumbfounded by the staffs response not good p R is it .
Maybe this is evidence of “management” looking to shift on the legacy fans, in favour of a younger more affluent supporter base :fishing:
 

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WOW

I’m mentally and physically knackard after just one game a weekend.

I personally don’t get the more than one club thing but the guy must love his football.
He's a single bloke with no ties, he is a football nut and with plenty of spare cash.
 

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I am guessing the club expected nowhere near as much membership uptake when they promised "priority on 22/23 Season Tickets" as part of the deal..
I am already anticipating a farce.
“Carnage” is the correct expression, is it not?
 

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WOW

I’m mentally and physically knackard after just one game a weekend.

I personally don’t get the more than one club thing but the guy must love his football.
Reminds me of when I first started working and could buy as many books and records as I fancied. Then realised if I bought more than one a week I’d probably not get round to reading or listening to all of them.
 

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Now all you minted fans have had your say perhaps the less fortunate can been given some help to get them next seasons tickets sorted
So what do you suggest ???

Presumably prices for next season will be dependant upon which division we are in therefore allowing only a small window for an “ early bird” discount

Bottom line is if you can put £10 pw aside from now you will have sufficient funds to buy the ST when they come out, if you put that into Premium Bonds in the interim, who knows you might have enough winnings to go Premium.

somewhere in the back of my mind I thought you posted on here that you couldn’t deal with the changes from GP to LR and that you wouldn’t be going to the new stadium so I presume your question is on behalf of someone else !!😂😂
 

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@hobbsy will there be an option for a season ticket holder to buy an extra one for a family member who is a member, assuming there will be any extra available! I want to get one for my partner next season - both seats either side of me are taken so it'd mean me moving unless either of the guys didn't renew.

Trouble is if these are done at different stages I wouldn't want to risk losing my seat and not getting two elsewhere!
 

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Unfortunately it seems that from a regulatory perspective your proposal would be illegal, however, You could get your mate to meet Nick Logan every2 weeks and give him the £20 to save for the ticket renewal. I’m sure he wouldn’t spend it on samosas and strongbow.
 
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Just to update all you lovelly fans before posting this thread . Sales so watch this space I emailed the club ie Sophie McGill and they would be able to set something up in advance to next seasons ticket
 

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Just to update all you lovelly fans before posting this thread . Sales so watch this space I emailed the club ie Sophie McGill and they would be able to set something up in advance to next seasons ticket
Shame it's at 1500% APR...
 

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Just to update all you lovelly fans before posting this thread . Sales so watch this space I emailed the club ie Sophie McGill and they would be able to set something up in advance to next seasons ticket
Why does this option via BFC help you more than saving up in a jar at home or saving in a bank? 🤔
 

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As I recall the club said there would be a 25% uplift for PL, assuming we are still there. they could add a bit for inflation, but given the financial pressure on people I hope not.
As someone else mentioned I believe the 25% uplift mentioned was for premium seats and applied this season. The only person I know in the premium seats is paying £125pm since promotion whereas it would have been £99 (don't tell me that's not exactly 25%....), ironic maybe that those paying most were the only ones not to get a price freeze but those were the T&Cs.
[EDIT: of those able to commit to keeping their money with the club, of course, I know not everyone got a guaranteed ST price freeze if they wanted a 75% refund]

My west stand upper ticket was £399 early bird but £449 full price - I doubt many paid that given the uptake during the first purchasing windows.

Any thoughts as to what next year's price could be if we were still in the PL? Prices went up about 15% when we got the the Championship but the match tickets have gone up 40%-60% between Ealing Road standing and West Stand seating.

Ticket revenue is such an irrelevant amount in the overall scheme of Premier League things.
I read Man City fans have debated this particularly in light of having super duper rich owners.
The alternative argument in that debate is that this is the best football we've ever seen and paying more for the privilege of enjoying it is "fair".
 

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As someone else mentioned I believe the 25% uplift mentioned was for premium seats and applied this season. The only person I know in the premium seats is paying £125pm since promotion whereas it would have been £99 (don't tell me that's not exactly 25%....), ironic maybe that those paying most were the only ones not to get a price freeze but those were the T&Cs.
[EDIT: of those able to commit to keeping their money with the club, of course, I know not everyone got a guaranteed ST price freeze if they wanted a 75% refund]

My west stand upper ticket was £399 early bird but £449 full price - I doubt many paid that given the uptake during the first purchasing windows.

Any thoughts as to what next year's price could be if we were still in the PL? Prices went up about 15% when we got the the Championship but the match tickets have gone up 40%-60% between Ealing Road standing and West Stand seating.


I read Man City fans have debated this particularly in light of having super duper rich owners.
The alternative argument in that debate is that this is the best football we've ever seen and paying more for the privilege of enjoying it is "fair".
I think the 25% increase also applied to all stands if the ST was purchased after the Early Bird window (presumably this was only limited to purchases after last season ended not during the original window in 2020)
 

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As someone else mentioned I believe the 25% uplift mentioned was for premium seats and applied this season. The only person I know in the premium seats is paying £125pm since promotion whereas it would have been £99 (don't tell me that's not exactly 25%....), ironic maybe that those paying most were the only ones not to get a price freeze but those were the T&Cs.
[EDIT: of those able to commit to keeping their money with the club, of course, I know not everyone got a guaranteed ST price freeze if they wanted a 75% refund]

My west stand upper ticket was £399 early bird but £449 full price - I doubt many paid that given the uptake during the first purchasing windows.

Any thoughts as to what next year's price could be if we were still in the PL? Prices went up about 15% when we got the the Championship but the match tickets have gone up 40%-60% between Ealing Road standing and West Stand seating.


I read Man City fans have debated this particularly in light of having super duper rich owners.
The alternative argument in that debate is that this is the best football we've ever seen and paying more for the privilege of enjoying it is "fair".
As I understood it the last season ticket we bought was going to increase by 25% if we were promoted to PL, but tickets bought
early would not increase however I assume that next years would reflect a 25% increase for PL games, but would drop back if we
were relegated, perhaps someone ITK could confirm or reject this.
 

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As someone else mentioned I believe the 25% uplift mentioned was for premium seats and applied this season. The only person I know in the premium seats is paying £125pm since promotion whereas it would have been £99 (don't tell me that's not exactly 25%....), ironic maybe that those paying most were the only ones not to get a price freeze but those were the T&Cs.
[EDIT: of those able to commit to keeping their money with the club, of course, I know not everyone got a guaranteed ST price freeze if they wanted a 75% refund]

My west stand upper ticket was £399 early bird but £449 full price - I doubt many paid that given the uptake during the first purchasing windows.

Any thoughts as to what next year's price could be if we were still in the PL? Prices went up about 15% when we got the the Championship but the match tickets have gone up 40%-60% between Ealing Road standing and West Stand seating.


I read Man City fans have debated this particularly in light of having super duper rich owners.
The alternative argument in that debate is that this is the best football we've ever seen and paying more for the privilege of enjoying it is "fair".
My fag packet guess is early bird £499 and £549 after. Pay as you go frozen at £35 or dropped to £30 if relegated.
 

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My fag packet guess is early bird £499 and £549 after. Pay as you go frozen at £35 or dropped to £30 if relegated.
This reflects what I thought my early bird was £399 I expect 25% lift i.e. £499 which is quite a jump on a pension.
 

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This reflects what I thought my early bird was £399 I expect 25% lift i.e. £499 which is quite a jump on a pension.
It’s steep but we’ve been protected from getting that rise this season which would I’m sure have happened had our STs been used last season. Maybe if we’re already on 40 points when STs go on sale they could sell at £449 to reward us for the great support to get us there.
 
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It’s steep but we’ve been protected from getting that rise this season which would I’m sure have happened had our STs been used last season. Maybe if we’re already on 40 points when STs go on sale they could sell at £449 to reward us for the great support to get us there.
My thought is that if they could only get the food and drink offer right (we want to support this-but is currently Novgorod enough in my view), they might need to make less from increasing the season ticket pricing. My other fanciful idea is that those with high TAPs should get the chance for a new ST at best prices. This would cater for those who missed out on an early ST last season (maybe because they could not afford it at the time in the pandemic).
 

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Why does this option via BFC help you more than saving up in a jar at home or saving in a bank? 🤔
Heaven 17 sang “temptation, keep us from temptation”, although I don’t think Heaven 17 are the originators of the phrase, that could be the reason?
 

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My thought is that if they could only get the food and drink offer right (we want to support this-but is currently Novgorod enough in my view), they might need to make less from increasing the season ticket pricing. My other fanciful idea is that those with high TAPs should get the chance for a new ST at best prices. This would cater for those who missed out on an early ST last season (maybe because they could not afford it at the time in the pandemic).
I doubt the catering offer would swing it. How much does the club make from it? Maybe just a concession fee? Or that plus a quid a pint/hot food item. If everyone buys a pie and pint every game they make £38 over the season per ticket holder.

Offering any extra STs to those with high TAPs would be good. But I doubt they’d put many more than those made available through people giving theirs up or perhaps a few confiscated for being resold commercially/to away fans. It’d be bad to make getting tickets for members even harder than it is already.
 

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If anyone can't afford to keep their ST next season or just want to give it up, specifically in the South Stand, please let me know and I'll buy it off you. Many thanks. :sorted: :sorted:
Have a word with Nanny58 looks like he might be going fishing next season instead of watching the Bees
 

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smcgill@brentfordfc.com for those of you that want to start putting money away for next years seasons ticket hope this helps a few
She’s happy to help and planning a getaway, sorry, holiday to Brazil to reflect on this great service already.
 

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Reminds me of when I first started working and could buy as many books and records as I fancied. Then realised if I bought more than one a week I’d probably not get round to reading or listening to all of them.

You see, I never really learnt that lesson, particularly about books!!!
 

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Heaven 17 sang “temptation, keep us from temptation”, although I don’t think Heaven 17 are the originators of the phrase, that could be the reason?
Gees, if that's actually the reason it's both astounding and sad in equal measure.
 

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Well I'm with Nanny. I thought a while back that advance purchase of season tickets might be helpful to a few fans and accelerated revenue for the club can only be a good thing, surely.

Horses for courses.
 
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