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#21 ArmchairRhino

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 04:13 PM

I'm sure there will be a huge take up in Wigan for their first final in 6 years.

I don't think the final's ever actully sold out...
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Posted 26 September 2010 - 04:17 PM

QUOTE (ArmchairRhino @ Sep 26 2010, 05:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm sure there will be a huge take up in Wigan for their first final in 6 years.

I don't think the final's ever actully sold out...


It has a few times actually.

#23 ArmchairRhino

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 04:21 PM

QUOTE (Maximus Decimus @ Sep 26 2010, 03:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It has a few times actually.


which years?
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Posted 26 September 2010 - 04:27 PM

QUOTE (ArmchairRhino @ Sep 26 2010, 05:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
which years?

'03, '04, '05 when the capactiy was only 65k.

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 11:31 AM

58,132 when the two sides met in 2000. Capacity now what 75,000 'ish. Have we ever reached 70K.
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Posted 27 September 2010 - 11:38 AM

I'm flying out of Carassonne tomorrow and will be there Saturday. My mate timtum who posts on here flying out Thursday with a French mate from Belvis a lovely little village resting below the Pyrenean peaks. Laurent a huge Dragons fan will be flying for the first time and is looking forward to the occasion hugely. He has his match ticket under the clock on his mantlepiece I understand!
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Posted 27 September 2010 - 11:40 AM

QUOTE (audois @ Sep 27 2010, 12:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
58,132 when the two sides met in 2000. Capacity now what 75,000 'ish. Have we ever reached 70K.



The capacity might be 75,000 but don't they lose two thousand seats because of the big screen?

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 12:26 PM

QUOTE (audois @ Sep 27 2010, 12:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
58,132 when the two sides met in 2000. Capacity now what 75,000 'ish. Have we ever reached 70K.


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Posted 27 September 2010 - 01:10 PM

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Ive seen queue this mornin when i drove past went all way round to south stand. Ive not been able get a season ticket this year with bein at uni. Do you know how many you can buy?? I know season ticket holders can only have 2 each just wonderin if it were same for general public??

Phone the RL direct, if you tell them you're a Wigan supporter you'll probably be able to get tickets for that area, maybe not directly behind the sticks or possibly you may have to go on the 2nd tier.
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Posted 27 September 2010 - 04:15 PM

Ive just got our tickets from the RFL, rang them up n they said the only tickets wigan have left are the 5,000 that go on general sale tomorrow which will go really quick. Im on the half way line bwt half way up think there are some neutrals around us but the chap on the phone said that 30 wiganers had booked infront of us
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#31 The Boy Saint

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 04:32 PM

Myself, Simon Templar and two others could only get 4 tickets in the top tier of the north stand from the RFL direct. The queue outside Knowsley Roads ticket office looked about 300 deep each time I drove past today.

I think it will have sold out by wednesday at the latest.

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#32 Jill Halfpenny fan

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 07:31 PM

Wigan fans seem to be suggesting demand for tickets is high.

Think I'll just check out "Cockney Latic" for an impartial view.

Edited by Jill Halfpenny fan, 27 September 2010 - 08:03 PM.

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#33 ArmchairRhino

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 07:47 PM

QUOTE (Dave T @ Sep 26 2010, 03:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
'03, '04, '05 when the capactiy was only 65k.


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#34 bewareshadows

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 08:43 AM

The maximum capacity for the GF is always difficult to measure, as the ground keeps increasing in size and the Big screen takes out a random number of seat. You can only go off the RFL if they say it's a sell out as only they will know if they have run out of tickets.

I would imagine the ends will fill pretty quickly. Whether both sides will be full is always tricky, especially that 3rd tier.

This will be the first GF I will have missed for a few years now, but I'm sure the extras as I like to call them will make up the numbers.

I know people call them all glory hunters but every club needs it's occasional big game watchers, as it shows that the fan base has room to expand. If each club could only rustle up the same support for a final as a regular league match we would truely know that RL had expanded to capacity and had no further growth possible.

Also not all the extra fans are glory hunters, some will be fans that turn up as and when they can because of work commitments. So even though Saints have an average of 10k, I very much doubt the same 10k turn up each week. Some fans may come to 5 or 6 games whilst others can only make it to a different 5 or 6.
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Posted 28 September 2010 - 09:00 AM

QUOTE (bewareshadows @ Sep 28 2010, 09:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The maximum capacity for the GF is always difficult to measure, as the ground keeps increasing in size and the Big screen takes out a random number of seat. You can only go off the RFL if they say it's a sell out as only they will know if they have run out of tickets.

I would imagine the ends will fill pretty quickly. Whether both sides will be full is always tricky, especially that 3rd tier.

This will be the first GF I will have missed for a few years now, but I'm sure the extras as I like to call them will make up the numbers.

I know people call them all glory hunters but every club needs it's occasional big game watchers, as it shows that the fan base has room to expand. If each club could only rustle up the same support for a final as a regular league match we would truely know that RL had expanded to capacity and had no further growth possible.

Also not all the extra fans are glory hunters, some will be fans that turn up as and when they can because of work commitments. So even though Saints have an average of 10k, I very much doubt the same 10k turn up each week. Some fans may come to 5 or 6 games whilst others can only make it to a different 5 or 6.

And there will be those who have been regulars in the past but, for whatever reason, no longer attend. They will have helped the club to be where they are today, they will retain an affection for the club, so why shouldn't they be there?
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Posted 28 September 2010 - 02:34 PM

I read (in the Times I think) that there will be twice as many Wiganers there on Saturday. If so, that could be a bad thing in that we really want the game to feel like an away rather than a home match, to stand our best chance of victory.

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 04:52 PM

QUOTE (Jill Halfpenny fan @ Sep 27 2010, 08:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wigan fans seem to be suggesting demand for tickets is high.

Think I'll just check out "Cockney Latic" for an impartial view.



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#38 The Boy Saint

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 06:49 PM

QUOTE (Exiled Wiganer @ Sep 28 2010, 03:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I read (in the Times I think) that there will be twice as many Wiganers there on Saturday. If so, that could be a bad thing in that we really want the game to feel like an away rather than a home match, to stand our best chance of victory.


I read that as well, any clue to their source for said ticket sales?

Cant understand why it would be 2 to 1

#39 Jill Halfpenny fan

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 08:12 PM

QUOTE (The Boy Saint @ Sep 28 2010, 07:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I read that as well, any clue to their source for said ticket sales?

Cant understand why it would be 2 to 1


Because they have more fans?
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Posted 28 September 2010 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE (Exiled Wiganer @ Sep 28 2010, 03:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I read (in the Times I think) that there will be twice as many Wiganers there on Saturday. If so, that could be a bad thing in that we really want the game to feel like an away rather than a home match, to stand our best chance of victory.


God I hope not cos if thats the case whoever wins will be getting the trophy in front of only a 1/3 rd full stadium!




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