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Title: Next season
Post by: Mallard on June 10, 2020, 06:30:19 PM
With the seemingly positive news coming out of the EFL meeting.   Do we dare look ahead to next season ( whenever it may start).?

Season Tickets and general admission costs will be one of the first things to be sorted.
What are peopleís thoughts on this.  How would the following sound ?

General Ground ( standing) £18
Seating  right and left hand side £21
Seating  mid stand     £25.

Then how about a £1 surcharge per ticket sold to go to the War Chest.

Tin helmet is on, but  for Step 1 Football I think the prices are about right. ( based on 2019/2020 prices)

Thoughts ?
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on June 10, 2020, 07:17:44 PM
I think Notts County were most expensive at £22.00.

Harrogate £18 standing, £19 seated with a £2 discount if purchased on line before the game.

Halifax £20 NEXT season.
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: Squire of Langham on June 10, 2020, 07:32:14 PM
Season tickets need to have a significant discount for them to be attractive, Lynn's was pitiful.

Bromley for 2019/20 was £18 which include seating but if booked in advance online £15.

Premier League/EFL season ticket holders £15

Concessions/NHS/Armed Forces/Emergency Services £13 if booked in advance online £10

Full paying adult also include 2 free children if required.
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: Mallard on June 10, 2020, 08:10:12 PM
I think throughout each League you get variations in price.   
Squire,  what sort of gates did Bromley enjoy for that kind of money ?  Hopefully it paid off for them
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: Bluboy on June 10, 2020, 10:16:48 PM
To be honest Iím willing to pay £18-20 to watch lynn standing and seated £20-22
If I ever sit I normally move side to side lynns attacking as I find the pillars obscure view

This topic will cause many an opinion mine is based on last season , and if promoted a real chance to give it ago of staying up and also to support the work all of those Involved  who have got lynn to be in this position .
Perhaps they could look at either family season tickets or similar match day tickets to get the next generation involved .
 
Also would love to think  away travel would be better supported when a coach is laid on perhaps a incentive there  some how could be found
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on June 10, 2020, 10:27:48 PM
Squire,  what sort of gates did Bromley enjoy for that kind of money ?  Hopefully it paid off for them

Bromley averaged 2018. That's an increase of 36% on the previous season.
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: Squire of Langham on June 11, 2020, 12:30:08 PM
Thanks Nigel,

Yes it paid off Mallard, they haven't increased their prices for 3 seasons with season ticket sales breaking records each year.  They did an early bird offer which offered a substantial discount. I think it worked out at around £11 a game for a full paying adult.

They also don't charge for their U/23 games, also they open up their facilities to screen lunchtime PL games on match days and the first pint is free.



Title: Re: Next season
Post by: Mallard on June 11, 2020, 02:30:41 PM
Blimey that is some marketing initiative, Squire.
Looks like they have a very innovative and forward thinking marketing dept at Bromley.  The fans seem to be buying in to that modus operandi.
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: KES80 on June 11, 2020, 08:00:23 PM
Counting chickens before they've hatched..... could still end up null and void. Hopefully a special resolution can be passed to allow York and Havant to be promoted without play offs.
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: westlynnmike on June 12, 2020, 08:49:40 AM
Counting chickens before they've hatched..... could still end up null and void. Hopefully a special resolution can be passed to allow York and Havant to be promoted without play offs.

Totally agree KES, normally 2teams go Up from each League (N & S) to National so why not keep that tradition  - York and Havant both deserve Promotion by PPG as well.
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: Non League on June 12, 2020, 10:57:55 AM
Counting chickens before they've hatched..... could still end up null and void. Hopefully a special resolution can be passed to allow York and Havant to be promoted without play offs.

0% chance of that happening. Can't promote with that, so Barrow would miss out and any sides in the play offs. They need 17 votes, NL get 24, N/S get 4 each. In NL alone, they'll comfortable hit that target because I could only see at worse Chorley/Stockport and maybe another side being against it.
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: westlynnmike on June 12, 2020, 11:40:00 AM
Whichever way you look at it - One League (EFL 1 / EFL 2 - National - NL North - NL South) will be playing next Season 1 x Team light (Bury FC Ejected from EFL 1).

Unless FA decide that 2020-21 will again be played with a Team light or find a "Team" out-of-the-hat. Bury FC have applied to FA to go into National League (Step 1) but that would put the cat-amongst-the -pigeons. Better solution is Bury FC go into NL (North) and York go Up.
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: Non League on June 12, 2020, 03:39:06 PM
Whichever way you look at it - One League (EFL 1 / EFL 2 - National - NL North - NL South) will be playing next Season 1 x Team light (Bury FC Ejected from EFL 1).

Unless FA decide that 2020-21 will again be played with a Team light or find a "Team" out-of-the-hat. Bury FC have applied to FA to go into National League (Step 1) but that would put the cat-amongst-the -pigeons. Better solution is Bury FC go into NL (North) and York go Up.

Think the logical decision is one of Gloucester/Brackley will move to NLS again, and Bury FC will go into North.
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: Mallard on June 24, 2020, 03:18:01 PM
Had a conversation with an acquaintance who does some ground advertising at The Walks.  Mark Hearle has been in touch ( good to hear he is back from Furlough) and broke the news that the cost has risen by a staggering 150%.

Seems like we are entering a whole new ball game game now we have moved up to the top tier of Non League Football.   A really professional outlook seems the order of the day.  Can you imagine how much the main shirt sponsor will be expected to cough up this coming season ?   Must be big bucks.

Title: Re: Next season
Post by: KES80 on June 24, 2020, 05:02:57 PM
If there is significant TV coverage of matches going forward, then prices of advertising opportunities in the ground need to reflect that .
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: Mallard on June 24, 2020, 05:35:53 PM
Thatís exactly it KES.  A different level now.  TV will be involved from BT Sports.   Letís hope the local businessís havenít suffered massively from the Covid situation and can find the budget to support the Club.
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on June 24, 2020, 07:17:50 PM
If there is significant TV coverage of matches going forward, then prices of advertising opportunities in the ground need to reflect that .

At the same time Mr. Hearle needs to be careful not to burn too many bridges with the small local firms on the way, incase they are needed on the way down.

On a slightly different note, will we be the only PT teams in the National League next year, (if none of the FT go PT for corona costs)?
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on June 24, 2020, 07:59:34 PM
If there is significant TV coverage of matches going forward, then prices of advertising opportunities in the ground need to reflect that .


That's fair enough, but a 150% increase?

I wouldn't be surprised if there's a misunderstanding there.  That would make a £400 pitchside board now cost £1200, or an £800 board £2000!

TV coverage or not, with the financial fall out due to the Pandemic, I would have thought many sponsors (all over the country)  will be thinking long and hard about the amount they usually spend on sponsorship, let alone increasing the expense by 150%.

I cant see it myself, so l'll believe it when I hear it, or read it, from an official source.

 :scarf:
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: m a hill on June 25, 2020, 11:34:01 AM
Does that 150% mean an increase in notice board uptake or is it price increase. It is not quite clear which one you mean
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: Mallard on June 25, 2020, 12:06:13 PM
Come on Hill have a word with yaself.  :laughcry:.   Using the Word  Ďcostí must have given you a clue.  Plus where in the ground could 150% more boards be accommodated?
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: m a hill on June 25, 2020, 12:08:56 PM
Duck it wasnít that clear sorry
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on June 25, 2020, 12:09:59 PM
Come on Hill have a word with yaself.  :laughcry:.   Using the Word  Ďcostí must have given you a clue.  Plus where in the ground could 150% more boards be accommodated?

Come on Mallard. You never heard of Sky hooks?   :laughcry:
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: Mallard on June 25, 2020, 12:13:08 PM
Sorry Hill, I will try and be much clearer in future instead of using the cost I will use the term in exchange for money. :countingmoney:

B&G. Along with wire netting seed and tartan paint.
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: KES80 on June 25, 2020, 12:21:33 PM
Could it be that it's a 50% increase..ie cost is now 150% of the original cost ?
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: m a hill on June 25, 2020, 12:36:41 PM
Going back to B & G comment regarding the use of Sky Hooks in my younger days I was. Scaffolder and them Sky Hooks came in very handy
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: Mallard on June 25, 2020, 12:38:48 PM
Did a Long Weight come into the equation
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: m a hill on June 25, 2020, 01:00:55 PM
Never did use them never had need to but I know they were available
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on June 25, 2020, 01:32:15 PM
Apparently there always used to be a supply at the Council Offices.

Always a problem when they were needed though, as the Cuckoo Clocks always had to be moved out of the way first, to be able to get to them.
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: Dilligaf on June 25, 2020, 06:13:34 PM
If there is significant TV coverage of matches going forward, then prices of advertising opportunities in the ground need to reflect that .


That's fair enough, but a 150% increase?

I wouldn't be surprised if there's a misunderstanding there.  That would make a £400 pitchside board now cost £1200, or an £800 board £2000!

TV coverage or not, with the financial fall out due to the Pandemic, I would have thought many sponsors (all over the country)  will be thinking long and hard about the amount they usually spend on sponsorship, let alone increasing the expense by 150%.

I cant see it myself, so l'll believe it when I hear it, or read it, from an official source.

 :scarf:


Maybe it'll be made clear in the next podcast, that have dried up all of a sudden..... :dontknow: :dontknow:
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: Mallard on June 25, 2020, 06:20:52 PM
We did have 3/4 Podcasts in a Week Dil.  I would think SC has had a very busy week since promotion was confirmed.   A lot of Prep to put in place in readiness for next season.   I would think he needs to get his ducks all in row.   Hopefully including pulling in a big name sponsor who can help in supporting the Club at our new level.

Canít expect the owner and the fans to fund it all.
Title: Re: Next season
Post by: Dilligaf on June 25, 2020, 08:30:08 PM
We did have 3/4 Podcasts in a Week Dil.  I would think SC has had a very busy week since promotion was confirmed.   A lot of Prep to put in place in readiness for next season.   I would think he needs to get his ducks all in row.   Hopefully including pulling in a big name sponsor who can help in supporting the Club at our new level.

Canít expect the owner and the fans to fund it all.

I am sure you're right.... :salute: :salute: