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Lets make it count

Lets make it count

This weekend sees the first of the reduced £20 ticket games as Wigan come to town.

I know some will argue that £20 is still too much, but in this day and age, especially a Pompey day and age, that amount for a top-flight game is very good and cannot be scoffed at if you ask me.

Pompey clearly need to look at ticket prices on a regular basis next season - categorising into 'bands' if needed - with all, or at least most games, at a reduced rate, with of course season ticket holders also looked after, as I am sure they will be.

The message that cheaper tickets means more come through the gates needs to be one that we put across - and with these bigger gates should come greater support, which - in theory - will see the performance of the players raise, so everyone wins...

People might say the club lose out, and maybe they will but in the grander scheme of things will they really?

Surely it is better to sell-out at a lower amount than have 3000 plus tickets going unsold at £34-£40?

The extra revenue generated through food and merchandise should also help compensate things, right?

If we cannot sell-out, or near sell-out the sections notorious for not selling-out at these prices we never will - lets make it count!


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Date:Thursday October 29 2009
Time: 8:31AM

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If I had a spare £20 floating about I'd go for sure, but unfortunately I'll be listening on the radio, as usual
29/10/2009 09:11:00
Well the price reduction for unsold tickets is a move in the right direction. The ticket office should market sales with advanced thinking,a bit like airlines they have computer systems that tell them in advance of how many seats will be sold then they offer the empty seats in ticket sales. This is not done 4 days before the flight,sometimes months before. Also pointed out by other posters, problems with ticket office staff not handling sales with a helpful friendly manner. Example. Living abroad I bought 2 tickets for the Rangers game that was going to be delivered to my home address. One week before the game and several emails to the ticket office I was getting no help finding out when the tickets would arrive. Well they didn't make it before I left. It was only when I talked to a very helpful Lynn Mills did I find out what had happened, they had never been sent. My point is if one person can make the effort to help, then all ticket staff should be trained with the same helpful attitude and not pi** off potential future ticket buyers. Just my view.
29/10/2009 09:30:00
I would love to go on Sat. If I was living locally I would be their in a flash. But the cost of getting from Scotland in this current climate I cannot justify. But I will be there in Spirit. Come on boys lets kick on from here and put our off the field worries behind us. P.U.P.
29/10/2009 09:33:00
What about me? I have to travel all the way to watch a match; thank God I can still watch it live on tv.
Pompey Malta
29/10/2009 10:24:00
It males you think what we would get if this was a championship match? as fgor value for money, it's a bit hard to swallow for us season ticket holders where the price isn't as justifiable as it was last spring when we paid up!!!
29/10/2009 12:38:00
im going saturday first home game of the season also went to wolves away so hopfully im a lucky omen. FIRST HOME WIN OF THE SEASON ! PLAY UP POMPEY
29/10/2009 18:24:00
I'm there on Saturday...PUP
30/10/2009 17:41:00
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