The cost of football.

Sarge

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#3
Obviously, I dont have any access to the balance sheet, but, at a guess.... admission take :considerably less..... catering merch/programmes take: substantially more..... goodwill of the fanbase priceless

And much cheaper that adverts in the media
 

Sarge

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#5
Because we make no money from food and drinks we have no way of benefitting from the extra people, so it’s a money loser for us. Yet another reason why getting improving our stadium situation is vital.
indeed
 

Essexyellows

Active member
#6
I would rather see a full house with folk having paid £5 or £10 than 6,000+ empty plastic seats. Round these parts big employers (NHS etc) get staff deals for the less glamorous rugby games............ OUFC could do the same for BMW/NHS etc....
 

grenobleroad

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#7
To be fair early on Ashton implemented free tickets to local services and people took advantage of it.

I remember less sell outs and more disgruntled fans and people getting freebies and taking advantage.
 

MarkG

Active member
#9
A few years ago I thought the league had a “four games per season” home fans promotional ticket price rule. But the other week Millwall fans got a refund for not being offered equivalent ticket prices for a game at Leeds. What are the rules now ?
 

unification

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2018-19 shirt sponsor for Jamie Hanson
#10
Playing Devil’s advocate here, lower league clubs need to keep ticket prices at a steady level. Whilst we applaud Nott County’s initiative and other teams for looking to boost attendances (a full crowd at a football game is always an aesthetically pleasing sight), no side in League 1 and below can consistently maintain low ticket prices to survive as an entity. It’s the main revenue stream as the other options just won’t generate enough to keep a football club afloat.

The Premier League however is a different story. I recall a FSF spokesperson saying after the latest TV deal was announced that all 20 PL clubs could not charge for fans both home and away for an entire season and still be richer than they were before the TV deal. That’s how much money is awash at the top level.

We all knew it’s become a different ball game in recent years, but the gulf is more of a chasm nowadays.
 

Marked Ox

Well-known member
#11
Playing Devil’s advocate here, lower league clubs need to keep ticket prices at a steady level. Whilst we applaud Nott County’s initiative and other teams for looking to boost attendances (a full crowd at a football game is always an aesthetically pleasing sight), no side in League 1 and below can consistently maintain low ticket prices to survive as an entity. It’s the main revenue stream as the other options just won’t generate enough to keep a football club afloat.

The Premier League however is a different story. I recall a FSF spokesperson saying after the latest TV deal was announced that all 20 PL clubs could not charge for fans both home and away for an entire season and still be richer than they were before the TV deal. That’s how much money is awash at the top level.

We all knew it’s become a different ball game in recent years, but the gulf is more of a chasm nowadays.
Tbf, Bradford have cheap season tickets but then they have the capacity to make the income from greater numbers (and probably benefit from food sales etc). Sutton Utd have also done cheap season tickets but then they get income from the 3g pitch.
 

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