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Topic: Admission Prices 2015 / 2016
Posted By: Sir Alf Ramsey
Subject: Admission Prices 2015 / 2016
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2015 at 11:59pm
I see FCUM have the following Prices for this Season:

£9 Adults

£5 Over 60s / Students

£2 Under 18s

That is a bloody good price structure.

Can't Tamworth follow suit.

Maybe charge £2.00 more, for Sitting.



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Posted By: NWL
Date Posted: 27 Jul 2015 at 7:34am
Originally posted by Sir Alf Ramsey Sir Alf Ramsey wrote:

I see FCUM have the following Prices for this Season:

£9 Adults

£5 Over 60s / Students

£2 Under 18s

That is a bloody good price structure.

Can't Tamworth follow suit.

Maybe charge £2.00 more, for Sitting.


They probably could if we had 800 more home fans, would be surprised if any of there home games will be under1500.


Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 27 Jul 2015 at 1:09pm

Alf,

Have you considered just supporting FCUM? I think I read in the NLP that they've shifted a four figure number of season tickets so they'll be 2k plus gates every game so to be honest, they could let all pay on the dayers in for 50p and take more through the gates over a season than us. We could cut prices by a couple of quid and gates may go up very marginally but we've done numerous free tickets for kids offers, kids for a quid etc etc and we don't achieve dramatic jumps.

Winning games was what led to a good increase in gates last year and it's the only thing that will do it this year and in the long term.

..and before you suggest it, levelling the pitch wouldn't attract an extra 500 fans either!

FCUM have very impressive supporter numbers but comparing them to established non league clubs who don't have a vast bank of Premier League fans to call on is pretty pointless.



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Posted By: Sir Alf Ramsey
Date Posted: 27 Jul 2015 at 10:13pm
Originally posted by Pricey2 Pricey2 wrote:

Alf,

Have you considered just supporting FCUM? I think I read in the NLP that they've shifted a four figure number of season tickets so they'll be 2k plus gates every game so to be honest, they could let all pay on the dayers in for 50p and take more through the gates over a season than us. We could cut prices by a couple of quid and gates may go up very marginally but we've done numerous free tickets for kids offers, kids for a quid etc etc and we don't achieve dramatic jumps.

Winning games was what led to a good increase in gates last year and it's the only thing that will do it this year and in the long term.

..and before you suggest it, levelling the pitch wouldn't attract an extra 500 fans either!

FCUM have very impressive supporter numbers but comparing them to established non league clubs who don't have a vast bank of Premier League fans to call on is pretty pointless.



I know what you are saying to a degree.

FCUM have broken away from Man United , which obviously had a "higher" profile.

Tamworth FC , where they are located should try and captalise particularly on the many Birmingham / Villa supporters, to get a greater Fan Base.

Tamworth did become the "overspill" of Birmingham afterall, in the 1970s.

Loads of Brummies living there.

You could say p ssed off with the Carsen Young / Randy Learner regime ( similar to the Glaziers upsetting quite a few Man U Fans ).



Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 27 Jul 2015 at 11:18pm

There may be Blues and Villa fans who'd be interested but Blues and Villa have both been pretty hopeless for the last 3 or 4 years without it affecting our gates much and although I think Tim Sherwood is a charlatan of Harry Redknapp esque proportions, I can't see him making them much worse to be honest.

Our ticket prices come up about level with Hednesford who are a much more suitable comparison than FCUM. They charge £12 terracing for all games that are unsegregated and £13 for segregated matches. At £12 and £14 we are roughly similar.

Our terrace season tickets were £230 (£200 on early bird). Theirs are £216. Unless our fan base was to explode, I don't think we could afford to reduce prices much and as we've seen from Stoke/Norwich/Everton, the one off surges don't seem to result in any long term upturn. Last season's winning run however certainly did. I think realistically we have to live within our means for the time being but if we are successful on the pitch, that'll see gates rise and might create a snowball effect. We could get in the play offs this year, we could even get promoted but we won't do it through gimmicks.

I'd love to let adults in for a fiver and kids for a quid but if we want to sign players of decent quality (and I think AM has in fairness to him - I'm cautiously optimistic about this season), then we probably have to accept the current pricing structure.



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Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 27 Jul 2015 at 11:36pm
By further comparison, terrace season tickets at Kiddy are £280, Burton are £323 terracing and £380 for a seat, a lower tier adult in the Eddie Stobart Spotter (comes from working in Bloxwich that, not sure what it's really called, Tile Choice I think) stand at the Bescot is £330, a Brummie Road End season ticket at the Albion is £399 and the lower tier of the North Stand at Vile Park is £380 (Holte End is £430 to £510 lower tier unless you want one in the last block near the Doug Ellis right on the edge which is almost restricted view for £335 (that would be my preference for watching a Sherwood team if I couldn't get a seat in the concourse) so at £200 we don't stand out as fantastic value but neither do we seem absurdly over priced.

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