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Empty Seats On The Telly.....


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#121 JohnM

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 09:51 AM

Well yes, but the RFL doesn't have 90k seats to sell, so that figure is a little disingenuous, to be fair John. Wembley may well hold 90K but we need to deduct the 'club Wembley' numbers to come up with an actual true maximum for the RFL to aim for.

 

Q: How many fit in Wembley these days? 

A: 90,000



#122 barnyia

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:06 AM

Anyone else struggling out there to make ends meet?

#123 St Reatham

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:23 AM

Anyone else struggling out there to make ends meet?


This highlights an important point. I think fans have to pick and choose what they can and can't attend. In an ideal world, I'd like to have the time and money to attend all the games I would like to watch, but this certainly isn't possible. Having the semi finals so close to the final, and the final so close to the playoffs and GF is part of this.

#124 Dave T

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:49 AM

This highlights an important point. I think fans have to pick and choose what they can and can't attend. In an ideal world, I'd like to have the time and money to attend all the games I would like to watch, but this certainly isn't possible. Having the semi finals so close to the final, and the final so close to the playoffs and GF is part of this.

Yes, in this culture of season tickets (which also affects other sports - their cup comps often suffer) the months of August, September and August can suddenly become very expensive.

 

Also, at the same time we see some clubs doing early bird deals asking people to commit even more money to next season. Imho, other than Direct Debit schemes, no early bird offers should be able to end before November as you are directly clashing with Playoff, Grand Final and International sales otherwise.



#125 Gerri Monside

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 12:51 PM

Would a "club membership" type offer work to make the costs more managable for those struggling. The club would arrange transport / tickets well in advance & you pay, say, £10 a month over a full calender year. That should enable you to get a reasonable ticket & a coach trip down for not too much pain. It could also build a greater sense of club ownership or belonging. As an added "incentive", you could get the clubs to take giant flags to display at a certain time in the build up, or get members of each club to parade their flag around the perimeter as part of the build up. And a parade of mascots....

Just ideas of course. I'd include clubs at all levels of the game in this.

It's an easy kick for the lad but, as we say in Rugby League, there's no easy kicks.

 

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