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NZ Test Series - ticket sales

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4 minutes ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

Upper West tends to just be used as overflow for both rugby and football. Was used every week when the football team were in Premier league but now their crowds are on a par with us. We don't open North stand for regular games either. As far as I understand it, its because the club pays rent for each stand individually so when away fans used to be in North, we were paying for that stand to be open for a couple hundred people and not making the money back so we stuck them in part of East stand instead. Probably same thing here, no point in paying for upper West to be open if there are only gonna be a few hundred people who can still be fit into the bottom tier. And a fuller bottom tier will look better on tele than a patchy one. 

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46 minutes ago, Balmain1969 said:

I really feel for you lot over there, as I've said previously I can't believe how archaic the ticketing system is over there. In Australia for almost everything you can get tickets electronically via email or direct to your phone, you have them the minute you purchase them.

Onto the game this week, is there any reason the upper level is closed. It appears most of the available area is almost sold, wouldn't opening a whole area of prime seats add a spike in sales. I'm not overly familiar with the stadium layout, is the upper level normally put aside for VIP/Corporates, I know the entire upper level on one side of Allianz in Sydney is for members only.

I will add to my previous reply as well, you mention the members area at Allianz. This situation is one reason the attendances at challenge Cup final have been lower the last two years. In the past, the smaller, middle tier at Wembley was 'club wembley' seats. Basically someone bought a sort of season pass to every event that was put on at Wembley so even if those people weren't there they were counted on attendance stats. The last two years, those seats have been sold to normal folk for the cup final so the ones not sold haven't been counted. Attendance was given as 68,000 in 2017 which would have been more like 78,000 with club wembley so around the figures given in previous years. Last year would have been more like 60,000. Basically knock off about 10,000 from all the attendances pre-2017 at new Wembley and they are the actual numbers of people there. 

I don't know if it is the same in Australia but the reason this situation arises (at most sporting events here) is because the stadium management have to give an estimate of crowd size to the police before the game so they know how best to police the event, how many officers to assign and what have you. All season passes have to be included cos those people might turn up and they are counted towards the figure of tickets sold hence the skewed attendance figure. There was a story in news not long ago about this, how a lot of football clubs are publishing figures suggesting their grounds are full every game yet you watch them and a lot have whole tiers empty, same situation. 

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On 10/24/2018 at 3:01 PM, leaguefan13 said:

The Hull sales look a bit more promising but would say still only around 17-18000 sold. The Leeds game looks strong with still over 2 weeks till the game but the Anfield sales look awful. It looks no more than 10000 sold so far. It will look dreadful on tv unless they have a massive surge in sales in the next week 

They might have got a few more at Leeds, including me, if they hadn't picked the 100 year commemoration of the armistice. I have commitments at where I volunteer 

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On 10/24/2018 at 4:33 PM, Dave T said:

Completely irrelevant. 

There is a huge demand for Liverpool FC. People will attend from the area and the6 have a huge captive audience, plus a wider market seduced by the LFC brand.

I agree. Holidayed in Iceland a few years ago. Met a guy who with 23 mates chartered a plane and flew over for EVERY Liverpool home game.

Football just inhabits a different universe so there's no point comparing 

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3 hours ago, Blind side johnny said:

Smaller ground, three times as expensive, otherwise no difference.

True , point been the tickets are in his back pocket . Maybe phone maybe email maybe txt maybe whatsapp .

Cant see him ringing a phone line a day or so before the event.

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job cancelled tommrrw - can we drive over and pay at the gate?


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1 hour ago, Leonard said:

Anfield was a very odd choice.

Nowt wrong with the choice of venue - just the decision to change, randomly, from Saturday to Sunday.

There were 18 of us going as part of a stag weekend...not now.

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5 minutes ago, parklandswolf said:

Still available online, assume you pick them up from the stadium. 

so cant just see who fancies it in the morn?  drive over and pay for entry?  - that would be far too easy to do.- its ok al watch it on tv maybe, or maybe not.


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1 minute ago, graveyard johnny said:

so cant just see who fancies it in the morn?  drive over and pay for entry?  - that would be far too easy to do.- its ok al watch it on tv maybe, or maybe not.

There are not many international sporting events where you can just pitch up if you decide on the day.

Plus, you hardly got a definitive answer from here, have you asked the RFL?

Or was this a fake scenario?

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With Hull FC and KR averaging around 17000 to 18000 a game between them, you would assume at least 20k would be made up of just Humber fans so with fans who follow England anyway added to that you would expect this to be an easy sell out.

Can't believe any RL fans in Hull wouldn't want to go to this game - what on earth are they doing instead.

Only hope for the series now is for a 20k crowd that looks good on TV and a cracking game so it gets fans to book for the next 2 games.

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2 minutes ago, Dave T said:

There are not many international sporting events where you can just pitch up if you decide on the day.

Plus, you hardly got a definitive answer from here, have you asked the RFL?

Or was this a fake scenario?

decided on the day - 1982 invincibles at central park

decided on the day cc final replay widnes v hull

decide lots of things on the day- too difficult these days - emails - structured plans- who can do what - when? 

cant be rsed with it - too busy- we were fine without all this internet gubbins, huge crowds many turning up spontaneously - game still needs walk up spectators 


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2 minutes ago, graveyard johnny said:

decided on the day - 1982 invincibles at central park

decided on the day cc final replay widnes v hull

decide lots of things on the day- too difficult these days - emails - structured plans- who can do what - when? 

cant be rsed with it - too busy- we were fine without all this internet gubbins, huge crowds many turning up spontaneously - game still needs walk up spectators 

I'm pretty sure there will be ticket kiosks at the ground.

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5 minutes ago, graveyard johnny said:

so cant just see who fancies it in the morn?  drive over and pay for entry?  - that would be far too easy to do.- its ok al watch it on tv maybe, or maybe not.

Doubt it'll be pay at the turnstile but i reckon you'll be able to buy from the stadium ticket office right up until kick off, or at worst book in the morning and collect at the stadium ticket office.

They're probably not saying so just yet so as not to put people off buying in advance, but if you check social media in the morning there will probably be something put out to that effect.

I hope you can make it, would be nice to see it as full as possible.

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30 minutes ago, graveyard johnny said:

decided on the day - 1982 invincibles at central park

decided on the day cc final replay widnes v hull

decide lots of things on the day- too difficult these days - emails - structured plans- who can do what - when? 

cant be rsed with it - too busy- we were fine without all this internet gubbins, huge crowds many turning up spontaneously - game still needs walk up spectators 

Who has told you that you can't?

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2 hours ago, Leonard said:

Anfield was a very odd choice.

Why? Where else would you suggest west of the Pennines? Wigan would have been slated by most people on here! Liverpool is within easy travelling distance of most RL towns. I m coming from London and that is only two hours. There is just no pleasing RL fans,there are always excuses not to attend so they can complain about how bad the crowd looks on TV!!

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2 hours ago, Leonard said:

Anfield was a very odd choice.

I Personally think anfield was a great choice but moving to the sunday will harm the attendance. I was almost certainly going on the Sat possibly with a group but now I will wait until the night before / day of the game to decide. For once the RFL announced the stadium in plenty of time but leave it until the week before to ramp up promotion. I'm predicting 25k and that won't look very good to a national audience. 

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34 minutes ago, Dave T said:

Who has told you that you can't?

Why are you persevering with this nob?

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I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.

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26 minutes ago, Just Browny said:

Why are you persevering with this nob?

That's outrageous!!!       

 

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2 hours ago, Dave T said:

There are not many international sporting events where you can just pitch up if you decide on the day.

Plus, you hardly got a definitive answer from here, have you asked the RFL?

Or was this a fake scenario?

Definitely a fake scenario - he wanted to be told he couldn't just drive over and pay on the gate to push his agenda that is the reason he and others won't go. Odd behaviour. 

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I find it hard to believe graveyard jonny simply pitched up at Elland Road for the 1982 Challenge Cup Final replay. I was there for that game and it was rammed. We arrived in plenty of time but didn’t actually get to see any of the game until 20 minutes in when we were escorted round the pitch to one of the side stands.


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6 minutes ago, St Reatham said:

I’m still bewildered why a game isn’t being played in London. The last time we played the Kiwis in London (2015), over 44k attended.

You are applying logic and common sense... 

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