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#1 MR51CUK

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 11:16 AM

After a bit of help really.
The Crusaders are interested in any ways that they can get more bums on seats and are hopefully meeting a few fans to discuss ideas and I was wondering if anyone could come up with any new or 'out of the box' ways of getting people down to the ground.
I personally think the Wire and Saints games will sell themselves due to the proximity to Wrexham and the weight they carry as RL clubs.
However without wanting to cause offence the likes of Hull KR and Salford don't have quite as much pull.
So any ideas I can take to the meeting?

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 12:11 PM

QUOTE (MR51CUK @ Jun 29 2010, 12:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
After a bit of help really.
The Crusaders are interested in any ways that they can get more bums on seats and are hopefully meeting a few fans to discuss ideas and I was wondering if anyone could come up with any new or 'out of the box' ways of getting people down to the ground.
I personally think the Wire and Saints games will sell themselves due to the proximity to Wrexham and the weight they carry as RL clubs.
However without wanting to cause offence the likes of Hull KR and Salford don't have quite as much pull.
So any ideas I can take to the meeting?


Any chance you can allow Peter Hood to attend?

#3 Father Ted

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:25 PM

Wigan have some very good ideas on bringing extra fans in.
One is their "Scrum Ticket" where a season ticket holder can bring six friends to a game for 30.
Have a look around some of the SL club's web sites and maybe get some ideas from there.


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Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:39 PM

widnes have run the bring a friend for free promotion a couple of times with great success
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:01 PM

QUOTE (MR51CUK @ Jun 29 2010, 12:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
After a bit of help really.
The Crusaders are interested in any ways that they can get more bums on seats and are hopefully meeting a few fans to discuss ideas and I was wondering if anyone could come up with any new or 'out of the box' ways of getting people down to the ground.
I personally think the Wire and Saints games will sell themselves due to the proximity to Wrexham and the weight they carry as RL clubs.
However without wanting to cause offence the likes of Hull KR and Salford don't have quite as much pull.
So any ideas I can take to the meeting?


Sign up Andy Powell just before the Salford game at a motorway service station with a press conference on the hard shoulder!!! biggrin.gif

That would get you in the national media!



#6 Bob8

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 03:09 PM

QUOTE (MR51CUK @ Jun 29 2010, 01:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
After a bit of help really.
The Crusaders are interested in any ways that they can get more bums on seats and are hopefully meeting a few fans to discuss ideas and I was wondering if anyone could come up with any new or 'out of the box' ways of getting people down to the ground.
I personally think the Wire and Saints games will sell themselves due to the proximity to Wrexham and the weight they carry as RL clubs.
However without wanting to cause offence the likes of Hull KR and Salford don't have quite as much pull.
So any ideas I can take to the meeting?


Have you considered threats of physical violence?

I find these can be very effective, particularly with the elderly or infirm.

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#7 Dave T

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 04:02 PM

Wigan do seem to have some very good ideas, not sure how succesful each one is, but personally I would receommend your club sets up a meeting with the other local clubs in the area who have grown their crowds this year (Wigan, Wire and Saints have all done so).

I like the fact that on Wigan's website they give details of most of their promotion, whereas much of the work that Warrington do seems to be kept quiet in this area. Sometimes the crowd is just higher for no apparent reason!

Wigan have a lot of group packages which I think are a great idea, they have all sorts of discounted packages for certain numbers. They have packages where the kids can go pitchside during the warmup, or can hold the hands of the players as they enter the field. Some very impressive packages.

They have also done something whereby the person who purchases the most tickets for a certain game gets a free season ticket for next year. Something like that may encourage people to drag their families along, and perhaps you could reward anybody who buys over 10 tickets at once.

#8 hindle xiii

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 04:28 PM

I think for starters, win games often.

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#9 Lounge Room Lizard

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 04:30 PM

Put a cushion on the seat-Makes it more comfortable

#10 Viking Warrior

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 05:54 PM

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I think for starters, win games often.



they do against bradford.....................
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#11 hindle xiii

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 05:59 PM

QUOTE (Viking Warrior @ Jun 29 2010, 06:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
they do against bradford.....................

Exactly.

We're not famous anymore and look at our crowds...

And that came without a dig at Widnes! cool.gif (It would be too easy)

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#12 Viking Warrior

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 06:06 PM

QUOTE (hindle xiii @ Jun 29 2010, 06:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Exactly.

We're not famous anymore and look at our crowds...

And that came without a dig at Widnes! cool.gif (It would be too easy)



i didn't mean a dig against bradford................after all my dad played for them.
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#13 John Rhino

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 06:31 PM

QUOTE (Viking Warrior @ Jun 29 2010, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i didn't mean a dig against bradford................after all my dad played for them.


I attended the first game in Wrexham and it was a sell out. They e-mailed me a couple of weeks later and then nothing.

I bought tickets off the Wigan Website as we were taking the brother in law who lives there and they mail, text and even ring me up for big games over a year later. My team, the Rhinos also keep in touch with frequent mailings and offers.

I guess what I'm saying is it needs constant effort - fans like to feel loved and wanted! Have the Crusaders got the details of all the people who turned up on that night in Wrexham? If not why not?

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#14 Viking Warrior

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 06:35 PM

thats ok my dad ried his best until he died to get me to support bradford northern..................................guess what? no success.............
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#15 MR51CUK

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:08 AM

Cheers all, I'll pass some of these on.
If anyone else has anymore ideas please feel free to get in touch.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:32 AM

QUOTE (MR51CUK @ Jun 29 2010, 12:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
After a bit of help really.
The Crusaders are interested in any ways that they can get more bums on seats and are hopefully meeting a few fans to discuss ideas and I was wondering if anyone could come up with any new or 'out of the box' ways of getting people down to the ground.
I personally think the Wire and Saints games will sell themselves due to the proximity to Wrexham and the weight they carry as RL clubs.
However without wanting to cause offence the likes of Hull KR and Salford don't have quite as much pull.
So any ideas I can take to the meeting?


I seem to remember Hull FC a couple of seasons ago, having some kind of 'Fan party' outside their ground on a Sunday afternoon before a game. Food stalls, perhaps a band or two etc etc. No idea how your ground is laid out (ie - is there any space adjacent to it?) but it seemed to go down quite well at Hull, and could be pushed as a 'thank you' to the fans for their support for the first season? A bit of a 'carnival atmosphere' could make a lesser match seem more attractive?

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 12:56 PM

QUOTE (Bob8 @ Jun 29 2010, 05:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have you considered threats of physical violence?

I find these can be very effective, particularly with the elderly or infirm.



QUOTE (MR51CUK @ Jun 30 2010, 01:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cheers all, I'll pass some of these on.
If anyone else has anymore ideas please feel free to get in touch.


Good man!

Sorry about some of the crazier ideas cluttering up the thread.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:25 PM

QUOTE (MR51CUK @ Jun 29 2010, 12:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
After a bit of help really.
The Crusaders are interested in any ways that they can get more bums on seats and are hopefully meeting a few fans to discuss ideas and I was wondering if anyone could come up with any new or 'out of the box' ways of getting people down to the ground.
I personally think the Wire and Saints games will sell themselves due to the proximity to Wrexham and the weight they carry as RL clubs.
However without wanting to cause offence the likes of Hull KR and Salford don't have quite as much pull.
So any ideas I can take to the meeting?



#19 frenzarin

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:28 PM

Is there a meeting to be held for fans to attend. If so would be very interested in volunteering to help sell or promote ticket sales.

#20 Mumby Magic

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 05:32 PM

How about a League vs Union match at the beginning of next season vs one of the pro/semi pro sides with maybe Gareth Thomas captaining the Crusaders? Would generate a lot of interest amongst the sporting fraternity of Wales/

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