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Club accede to full allocation demands


Filed: Monday, 27th November 2017
By: Staff Writer


West Ham United have bowed down to demands from supporters to request the full allocation of tickets at away venues for five of the club's next six matches.

Excluding the Boxing Day trip to Bournemouth, for which the full allocation of 1,100 had already been applied, the club confirmed today that they would be requesting full allocations for the trips to Stoke (16 December), Arsenal (19 December), Tottenham (31 December), Huddersfield (13 January) and Brighton, on 3 February.

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News of the policy change follows demands from fans for the club to take the highest possible allocation, after West Ham's marketing department were accused of requesting a minimal amount in order to prevent losses from unsold tickets.

And in addition to the increased allocations, the club also confirmed that a percentage of additional tickets would be made available for season ticket holders and claret members who had not accrued enough points to be eligible for away trips.

That new directive has however received a lukewarm reponse from supporters posting on the KUMB Forum this afternoon, with some complaining that their efforts to gain enough priority points in order to be eligible for away tickets had effectively been a waste of time.

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"The system we have works, it rewards the people who put the effort in," wrote Row X. "Currently, if you're on the cusp of getting a ticket - let's say around the seven point mark for some games - you'll probably miss out due to 10% of the tickets going to a ballot and someone on zero points jumping in before you and getting a ticket."

However the new system - which is being trialled until mid-January - was welcomed by others. "I am on eight points and I'm happy with this new system (subject to seeing it in action of course)," wrote bobd. "Anyone who goes to most of the away games won't miss out and the infrequent away-ers like myself have a chance at (almost) all games now."





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