Arch Dandy wrote:
Well from any who used to go or wanted to go but have been priced out in the last 10 years, that'll be people who stopped going in the 70's/80's due to violence, people who used to go but can't afford it themselves, people who want to take their kids but can't afford it as well as people on day trips & tourists. It's not like we don't get those now is it?
I'd think the cheap seats would be at the front, that'll be the worst view I would think, like now.
The violence has been gone for years and the stadium makes no difference so it would just leave those who've been priced out. A 45k Boleyn or a purpose built 45k stadium would allow some reduction in ticket prices, being able to maintain a c.75% full stadium even for Wigan at home on a Wednesday on Sky, be purpose built with football in mind not some half-arsed refit as G&S want to improve their investment's bank balance over what's best for the long-term of the club.
If we're selling the seats cheap enough to fill 60k for Wigan at home how does the turnover increase dramatically then, especially as many will give up ST as they can just pick and choose the games? Arsenal had a very low uptake on ST when they moved as those on the waiting list at Highbury became Gold members and could easily get tickets for any match. I'd assume some, myself included, would see the move as the final straw and jack in the ST aswell due to the nature of the new stadium. Also, we'd have to invest heavily in a redesign to add in the corporate areas that G&S will obviously want. We might get some daytrippers now, but we'd get a lot more in the new OS stadium, or do you really think any different and that instead it will be full of previously priced out fans? The Emirates certainly isn't. Nice idea, but won't be the reality IMO.
The cheap seats will be at the back where the view is the worst. I have very little doubt on this. The cheaper seats now are up the back and in the corners if you take the West Stand as an example of a large, modern tiered stand.