City Fans Leaving Early/Empty seats

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  1. Ban-jani

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    Automate it for ticket exchange.
     
  2. blingy

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    Ey up the grammar police are out in force , ;/)
     
  3. lancs blue

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    It's barm so STFU.
    Work commitments meant West Brom was a very rare miss for me so I stuck it on the exchange for the first time, like you I must have an undesirable seat.

    It's classed as a sell-out because your seat was sold - to you as a s/card holder, in the end you still paid for that seat.
     
  4. ell

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    I understand that, but surely declaring the game a sell out, would deter anyone who maybe changed their mind last minute from buying a ticket (I understand this would be very rare but still)
     
  5. Why Always Ste

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    Good point this fella.
    City could do more to entice people in the city centre into buying a one off ticket.

    Maybe little booths like the programme sellers, scattered around Picc. Gardens and market Street, Deansgate etc etc.
    Included in the ticket would be free Tram use to the stadium.

    No matter how "undesirable" your seat is, some bloke bored walking around Arndale with his Mrs shopping will snap it up.... If the price was desirable!
     
  6. JPAMCR

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    There's something in this - instead of saying it's sold out, just say something like tickets may be available via the exchange, and put a link to it.
     
  7. blueparrot

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    The ticket exchange works as far as I can tell like this. The seat is put on the exchange and then the seat is put on the planner as a normal matchday ticket so if the matchday ticket is £35 or £58 for that seat, that's the price it is sold at. I think, but not certain only cityzens, can buy ticket on the exchange so they would get the £5 discount for the seat. The s/c holder gets 1/19th of his next s/c so the amount depends on his s/c cost. so £600 s/c holder would get £31 for a seat that may be sold for £30or £41 or £53 depending which game, obviously a £299 seat would only get the holder £16 back , not perfect but much better than viagogo when the s/c holder could sell for the matchday price + 20% plus viagogo fee.
    As for value gold, I think it's great to have it back, but in the context of empty seats somebody is much more likely to miss a game they have paid £15 for than £30.
    I do have issues with matchday pricing but don't think it's new, and also not related to empty seats, The £53 games will be 1st and last home games, United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal and the rest will be either £35 or £41 and there will be more empty seats against Swansea then the premium games, Leicester was slightly different matchday tickets sold out, but after the fixture changes the resale tickets didn't go because West Brom on Tuesday became ours and Zabs last game.
    My opinion is there are 2 issues, empty seats which is mainly a resale problem, I don't know a way round that. And the matchday prices are a separate issue, but not new as I would say there are more £30 tickets this season because returned away 3rd tier are sold at that price. I did post my matchday price idea earlier which was.


    "have always thought the matchday prices should be the price of that seat for the s/ c pluse lets,say 20% so if a s/ c buyer wasnt going to 15 games it would be cheaper to just buy the tickets, that way not only would the season card not need to increase it would make matchday tickets in the main cheaper but, in the dearer seats the £800 areas the club could still charge £50"
     
  8. BlueSkyBlue

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    I honestly think people buying a season ticket to just attend anything less than 10 a season should not be allowed to renew, unless they have mitigating circumstances - and that would actually directly affect me!
     
  9. Marvin

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    They do. I don't know if it happens every time, but I have seen some news stories to that effect.
     
  10. Marvin

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    perhaps but maybe we're over doing the problem. It's nothing like as bad as Arsenal.

    http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/614832/Arsenal-Emirates-Stadium-empty-seats-sportgalleries

    Ticket Exchange certainly works to an extent, and perhaps more blues will get the message. It is only viable whilst the games sell out otherwise it wont be available
     

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