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#1 3owls

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:22 AM

I don't know how many clubs have announced season ticket prices for next year, they have up at headingley and i'd better start getting some extra jobs in. Considering inflation is at an all time low and banks are only paying less than 1% on savings i find it hard to swallow that my season ticket is going up by around 10% for next season. Yes it's the most exciting sport to follow, and yes the players earn every penny, but 10% extra is a lot to cough up in the current economic climate. How much do others pay on here for a comparable seat ? Mine is down the side of the pitch (north stand) in the upper tier and it's costing me £270 (x2) if i book at the early bird price before december. It's not in with the corporates or even padded, it's just a bog standard old wooden seat. Has Ronseal spiralled in price or something ? I'll be interested to see how Mr Hetheringtons pricing policy compares with other clubs.

#2 TheDuke

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:25 AM

it must be harder to swallow when they have made record profits

#3 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:28 AM

QUOTE (3owls @ Aug 17 2010, 09:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know how many clubs have announced season ticket prices for next year, they have up at headingley and i'd better start getting some extra jobs in. Considering inflation is at an all time low and banks are only paying less than 1% on savings i find it hard to swallow that my season ticket is going up by around 10% for next season. Yes it's the most exciting sport to follow, and yes the players earn every penny, but 10% extra is a lot to cough up in the current economic climate. How much do others pay on here for a comparable seat ? Mine is down the side of the pitch (north stand) in the upper tier and it's costing me £270 (x2) if i book at the early bird price before december. It's not in with the corporates or even padded, it's just a bog standard old wooden seat. Has Ronseal spiralled in price or something ? I'll be interested to see how Mr Hetheringtons pricing policy compares with other clubs.

He's got to pay for the new stands somehow but 10% is a bit steep.
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#4 Derwent

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:30 AM

QUOTE (3owls @ Aug 17 2010, 09:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Considering inflation is at an all time low


No it isn't. Inflation (RPI) is currently around 5%, which is higher than its been for some considerable time.

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#5 3owls

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:35 AM

QUOTE (Derwent @ Aug 17 2010, 09:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No it isn't. Inflation (RPI) is currently around 5%, which is higher than its been for some considerable time.

I stand corrected, but it's not 10% that's for sure. Many people have lost their jobs or are managing on reduced earnings so it's still taking the pi** as far as i'm concerned.

#6 Kenilworth Tiger

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:38 AM

I heard a rumour that clubs are charging for season tickets based on the amount of tries scored in the previous season.

I can understand why Leeds' have gone up.

You can get a season ticket at Odsal next year for £8.26
Now then, it's a race between Sandie....and Fairburn....and the little man is in........yeees he's in.

I, just like those Castleford supporters felt that the ball should have gone to David Plange but he put the bit betwen his teeth...and it was a try

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#7 Bomb Jack

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:30 AM

Widnes have frozen their prices for the next two years. The price i pay ( early bird ) is £143, ( £156 after early bird ) to sit in the South Stand ( the Main Stand with the boxes ) parallel with the Try Line.

This means if we get the nod next March, i can watch Super League in 2012 for £156 ( the non early bird price this Season ).

Sounds good to me wink.gif
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#8 Wendall

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:38 AM

Wires have gone up but they put some kind of spin on it like you are saving two extra games!

But I guess thats the price to pay for glamour and success. rolleyes.gif



#9 RP London

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:43 AM

QUOTE (3owls @ Aug 17 2010, 08:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I stand corrected, but it's not 10% that's for sure. Many people have lost their jobs or are managing on reduced earnings so it's still taking the pi** as far as i'm concerned.


the problem is your looking at it the wrong way.. their prices will be run by their costs not by what people can afford.. if their costs have gone up then their prices have to go up.. that is what drives inflation, the costs to produce the product. for them the product is Rugby. So if energy prices are going up (they will have contracts for 1-2 years prices) plus all other costs then they have to up the price to be able to keep the same margin.

They also have to look at a "best guess" for the numbers they will sell and plan accordingly.. so they may be planning for less people being able to afford it so again it goes up a little more to compensate for this..

prices going up cause inflation as well as inflation causing prices to rise becuase of the above.

#10 RP London

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:43 AM

QUOTE (3owls @ Aug 17 2010, 08:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I stand corrected, but it's not 10% that's for sure. Many people have lost their jobs or are managing on reduced earnings so it's still taking the pi** as far as i'm concerned.


the problem is your looking at it the wrong way.. their prices will be run by their costs not by what people can afford.. if their costs have gone up then their prices have to go up.. that is what drives inflation, the costs to produce the product. for them the product is Rugby. So if energy prices are going up (they will have contracts for 1-2 years prices) plus all other costs then they have to up the price to be able to keep the same margin.

They also have to look at a "best guess" for the numbers they will sell and plan accordingly.. so they may be planning for less people being able to afford it so again it goes up a little more to compensate for this..

prices going up cause inflation as well as inflation causing prices to rise becuase of the above.

#11 Wendall

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:49 AM

QUOTE (3owls @ Aug 17 2010, 09:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I stand corrected, but it's not 10% that's for sure. Many people have lost their jobs or are managing on reduced earnings so it's still taking the pi** as far as i'm concerned.


Thats not RL clubs fault though. That fault lies with the Tories for putting them on the dole.

RL is still a great value for money sport and compared to roundball we are cheap as chips.



#12 Derwent

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:58 AM

There is also the forthcoming 2.5% VAT rise to take into account which will have been factored in to the prices for 2011.

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#13 The Bobster

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:15 AM

I've took the Saints Five Year season ticket offer at £19.00 per month, which will make my season ticket for Widnes next year and the new stadium £228.00 per season.

Incidentally it mentioned in the Chairmanís page in the Bradford match day programme, it's looking like Saints will sell more season tickets for Widnes next season than they did for KR this season!

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#14 bendyas

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:36 AM

They're all pretty cheap and cheaper than a phone contract per month.

Toughen up.



#15 Lee

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 11:04 AM

PRICE FREEZE ON ALL SEASONAL PACKAGES
Once again, the Huddersfield Giants have Ďbucked the trendí and FROZEN the price of all 2011 Season Ticket packages. With match day prices increasing there really is no better time to sign up for a Huddersfield Giants Season Ticket.

Contrary to popular believe they aint free and you dont get em free in a crisp packet neither

Down either side is £210 or £170 before Nov 5th


http://www.giantsrl.com/


Saying that Matchday price is up a pound to £21


Edited by Lee, 17 August 2010 - 11:05 AM.

A lot of Yorkshiremen believe that when God created the world, he made it with perfect balance.
He balanced the hot areas with the cold areas. the dry areas with the wet areas.
And, in creating Yorkshire, he created the most glorious place on earth - full of majestic beauty and sporting giants.........and for balance he created....... Lancashire.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 11:10 AM

QUOTE (Kenilworth Tiger @ Aug 17 2010, 09:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You can get a season ticket at Odsal next year for £8.26



£7.26 overpriced then



A lot of Yorkshiremen believe that when God created the world, he made it with perfect balance.
He balanced the hot areas with the cold areas. the dry areas with the wet areas.
And, in creating Yorkshire, he created the most glorious place on earth - full of majestic beauty and sporting giants.........and for balance he created....... Lancashire.

#17 cookey

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 12:40 PM

The inflation figures came out today and have just been reduced from 3.2% to 3.1%.It also comes down to value for money and Clubs in old,run down grounds,with very basic facilities need to be careful what they charge for standing up,old toilets,poor food etc e.g. Wakefield,Cas and Bradford. Shows the obsolute importance of modern facilities.

#18 Blind side johnny

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 12:57 PM



RU clubs are expensive hobbies you know!

Someone's got to pay for it.


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#19 Tommy The C5t

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 01:09 PM

QUOTE (The Bobster @ Aug 17 2010, 11:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've took the Saints Five Year season ticket offer at £19.00 per month, which will make my season ticket for Widnes next year and the new stadium £228.00 per season.

Incidentally it mentioned in the Chairmanís page in the Bradford match day programme, it's looking like Saints will sell more season tickets for Widnes next season than they did for KR this season!


I must say on that passing through the turnstyle on Friday, the five year season ticket deal looks amazing value.

Don't forget we announce ours at half-time on Sunday.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 02:05 PM

QUOTE (Kenilworth Tiger @ Aug 17 2010, 09:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You can get a season ticket at Odsal next year for £8.26


You can get one or two of our players for that.
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