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 Post subject: Re: Warrington attendance
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:50 pm 
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Jukesays wrote:So we would be around 200k down on receipts tonight.
Hows that going to work?
How does that make things better?
Hiw does that incentivise people to spend money on tickets further down the line when you've basically give them something for free and then ask them to pay £20/25 week after or 2 weeks later.

Here's a novel idea, let's get more people in paying the same amount of money.


Its just living in dreamland to think that will somehow happen - its been the same pattern with playoff games for 20 years. Particularly for the earlier games. So unless something significant is done it won't change.

I acknowledge what you're saying about the financial implications and the game will have to decide whether it can afford to make adaptations. But if none are made, then without question season low crowds will continue to be the norm for the most important games. Negative impact on the sport's reputation and the matchday experience plus the players deserve better.

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Fantastic support from the Salford fans tonight. Without them the atmosphere in the stadium would have been next to non existent.

The west stand was empty, south stand barely half full and the east stand (which I was in) felt like it was rammed. I said to my mate on the way home that I don’t see why play off games aren’t part of the ST. That game should have drawn 12k+.






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100% Warrior wrote:Fantastic support from the Salford fans tonight. Without them the atmosphere in the stadium would have been next to non existent.

The west stand was empty, south stand barely half full and the east stand (which I was in) felt like it was rammed. I said to my mate on the way home that I don’t see why play off games aren’t part of the ST. That game should have drawn 12k+.



Funnily enough I was sat in the centre of the South. West & East stands were much less attended than our usual home games. The South 'felt' pretty full but you're saying less than half full.

Atmosphere was good tonight. Salford following was very good, will be interesting to see if they show up in numbers at home against Cas.






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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:09 pm 
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MattyB wrote:Funnily enough I was sat in the centre of the South. West & East stands were much less attended than our usual home games. The South 'felt' pretty full but you're saying less than half full.

Atmosphere was good tonight. Salford following was very good, will be interesting to see if they show up in numbers at home against Cas.


That’s what it looked like to me but you’re also saying that the East stand wasn’t as well attended as usual which was the opposite to what I felt. Semantics I suppose!






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 Post subject: Re: Warrington attendance
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:11 pm 
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100% Warrior wrote: I don’t see why play off games aren’t part of the ST. That game should have drawn 12k+.


I guess its because you can't guarantee playoff rugby.

How do you charge people for a game that may/may not happen? A perfect example is - was that our last home game of 2019? No one knows, as you don't know what will happen next week.






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sergeant pepper wrote:I guess it's because you can't guarantee playoff rugby.

How do you charge people for a game that may/may not happen? A perfect example is - was that our last home game of 2019? No one knows, as you don't know what will happen next week.


I know. It’s not an easy fix but the attendances last night and tonight were horrific for two play off games. It needs sorting.






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 Post subject: Re: Warrington attendance
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100% Warrior wrote:I know. It’s not an easy fix but the attendances last night and tonight were horrific for two play off games. It needs sorting.


Without a shadow of a doubt.

I don't want to belittle Salford, but if that was Vs either Leeds or Warrington tonight you probably would have seen an extra 2K on the gate. Salford deserve tonight, but more casual Wigan fans would have come for Wigan vs Leeds or Wigan Vs Wire imo.

That's why it's key that the top tier teams perform. The top tier rivalries is what makes our sport. If you don't have that then the crowds plummet.






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 Post subject: Re: Warrington attendance
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Well I went and it was worth every penny. Not really sure what the fuss is about paying tbh. Why do people expect things to be free? I just don't get the thinking. I bet half the people complaining wouldn't think twice about buying 20 fags, half a dozen pints of beer or paying for concert tickets or similar. Why is rugby expected to be discounted all the time?

Great atmosphere at the ground tonight and kudos to Salford who brought a sizable and vocal crowd. I can guarantee that it was better to be at the ground tonight than watching on TV.

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100% Warrior wrote:I know. It’s not an easy fix but the attendances last night and tonight were horrific for two play off games. It needs sorting.


Without a shadow of a doubt.

I don't want to belittle Salford, but if that was Vs either Leeds or Warrington tonight you probably would have seen an extra 2K on the gate. Salford deserve tonight, but more casual Wigan fans would have come for Wigan vs Leeds or Wigan Vs Wire imo.

That's why it's key that the top tier teams perform. The top tier rivalries is what makes our sport. If you don't have that then the crowds plummet.


Isn't that point only relevant if you support a top team. To the other thirty odd teams that play RL, but only see one of 3 or 4 teams in with a chance of getting to Old Trafford ,the play offs are completely irrelevant & their supporters probably couldn't give a toss. As with the CC.

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 Post subject: Re: Warrington attendance
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:39 am 
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I thought that playoff games were a RFL event, where prices were set by the RFL and clubs had no say. That would explain why both Warrington and Wigan ST holders received the same £5 discounts - did Cas & Salford ST holders also receive a discount? The clubs' hands are tied when pricing these fixtures.

That said, which looks better on TV? 9000 in a 25,000 seat stadium generating £X or 18,000 in a 25,000 seat stadium also generating the same revenue because ticket prices are halved? The RFL need to speculate to accumulate, otherwise you will continue to get 33% full stadiums for these supposedly "massive" games.

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