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Ticket prices

Post by champanzie » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:57 pm

I have just had a look at tickets for the Premiership final at twickenham.
How can the RFU justify charging people £85 to watch the final. The cheapest ticket I have found is £52.

The pricing of tickets is getting a little stupid if you ask me.

Maybe the RFU should look at what football is doing, limiting away tickets to £30. Can there not be a limit in rugby also?

Ripping the fans off if you ask me!! :smt013 :smt013 Rant over..
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Re: Ticket prices

Post by vin rouge » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:25 pm

be thankful you're not a stains fan- From the Mercury

It was disappointing to see so few Leicester fans in the crowd at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday – though the ones that were there made a right noise. I would have a strong guess that the reason was due to the prices the home club were charging for away supporters' tickets. Supply and demand dictates pricing structure at all sporting events and Franklin's Gardens was sold out at its new increased capacity of 15,249. But the knock of effects of charging Tigers fans £43 to stand (and £31 for under-16s) at the Gardens was fewer away followers than I can remember. For comparison, tickets to stand at Welford Road for the home game against Worcester a week on Saturday are £28

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Leice ... story.html

and you have to watch stains!!
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Re: Ticket prices

Post by Iain » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:32 pm

We're on a slippery slope with ticket prices. It always used to be that rugby was the cheaper alternative to taking your kids to the football. Not any more.

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Re: Ticket prices

Post by longlivethecrumbie » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:48 pm

I've been a regular going to watch Tigers at Saints for a number of years, but drew the line at the cost of tickets this year. I was told, by a Saints fan, that tickets to Saints fans to stand on the terrace were £28 for the game last weekend.

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Re: Ticket prices

Post by JackFlashJonny » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:53 pm

Prices are becoming unsustainable for many fans...

It is no wonder WR has been full very few times this season to my knowledge

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Re: Ticket prices

Post by ourla » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:54 pm

champanzie wrote:I have just had a look at tickets for the Premiership final at twickenham.
How can the RFU justify charging people £85 to watch the final. The cheapest ticket I have found is £52.
They can justify it based on the number of tickets they sell. Last years attendance was 80,589 (less than 1500 shy of capacity).
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Re: Ticket prices

Post by doublecarpet » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:55 pm

longlivethecrumbie wrote:I've been a regular going to watch Tigers at Saints for a number of years, but drew the line at the cost of tickets this year. I was told, by a Saints fan, that tickets to Saints fans to stand on the terrace were £28 for the game last weekend.
Outrageous if true.

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Re: Ticket prices

Post by ourla » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:03 pm

longlivethecrumbie wrote:I've been a regular going to watch Tigers at Saints for a number of years, but drew the line at the cost of tickets this year. I was told, by a Saints fan, that tickets to Saints fans to stand on the terrace were £28 for the game last weekend.
I think you may have misheard.

It is £38 for their last home game against Bath

FG is expensive for everybody. £5 to park (it was £3 not so long back). Beer £4 a pint. But it's nearly full every game.
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Re: Ticket prices

Post by champanzie » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:05 pm

The semi-final this weekend is not going to be anywhere near a sell out.
I brought tickets at £35 but i still thought that was quite steep. Would never think of paying £60 for a ticket.

The same goes for international matches. Just look at the World cup matches, the cheapest england ticket you could get was £75 which is crazy money
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Re: Ticket prices

Post by Iain » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:07 pm

£35 for a semi final I'm just about okay with. £60 is rather steep.

Twickenham is hideously overpriced.

Saints are now taking the mickey.

Tigers may be pushing their luck too much with a bigger stadium.

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Re: Ticket prices

Post by animalnitrate » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:11 pm

Interestingly enough only this morning I had an email from good old Wowcher offering Premiership Final tickets for £24 each.

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Re: Ticket prices

Post by watsonjm » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:12 pm

Iain wrote:£35 for a semi final I'm just about okay with. £60 is rather steep.

Twickenham is hideously overpriced.

Saints are now taking the mickey.

Tigers may be pushing their luck too much with a bigger stadium.
This sums it up very nicely.

+1

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Re: Ticket prices

Post by JackFlashJonny » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:14 pm

animalnitrate wrote:Interestingly enough only this morning I had an email from good old Wowcher offering Premiership Final tickets for £24 each.
Great shout :smt023 ...link is below

https://secure.wowcher.co.uk/payment/654817

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Re: Ticket prices

Post by champanzie » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:21 pm

Well hopefully Tigers will be able to charge less with a higher seating capacity?

Saints must be charging more for only having 15000 or so seats.

I will be interested to see how much the tickets are for the European cup Final are if we make it there.
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Re: Ticket prices

Post by BeeJay » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:27 am

champanzie wrote: I brought (sic) tickets at £35 but i still thought that was quite steap.
Steap? Is that somewhere between cheap and steep? :smt002

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