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Post by Cultured Bogan » Mon 28 May, 2012 10:49 am

Mad Tiger wrote:For those saying the ticket prices are fair, please explain why our club charges the MOST out of ALL the Western Sydney teams...

GA for a Panthers game is $22 for an adult

GA for a Eels game is $22 for an adult

GA for a Bulldogs game is $20 for an adult pre-sale or $25 for gate tickets.
And what is the financial state of Parra and Penriff?

The Bulldogs can afford to charge $20 for an adult, because they have a 80,000 seat stadium to fill. And unless WT go back to Homebush, you will not see ticket pricing at that mark.

FFS, we can't have it both ways... If you want more games played at CSS and LO, you'll have to pay a premium. Like many others have said, $30 to watch 160 mins of Rugby League over four hours is better than paying $20 to watch the latest 80 minute Hollywood offering which these days seems to be a remake, a comic book adaptation or a banal piece of crap.
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Post by Alf Duguid » Mon 28 May, 2012 10:57 am

The players saying that Leichhardt is their favourite home ground just a week before is hardly a good marketing ploy. If the players don't want to play there, why should the fans fork out their hard earned cashola

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Post by Mad Tiger » Mon 28 May, 2012 12:29 pm

Cultured Bogan wrote:
Mad Tiger wrote:For those saying the ticket prices are fair, please explain why our club charges the MOST out of ALL the Western Sydney teams...

GA for a Panthers game is $22 for an adult

GA for a Eels game is $22 for an adult

GA for a Bulldogs game is $20 for an adult pre-sale or $25 for gate tickets.
And what is the financial state of Parra and Penriff?

The Bulldogs can afford to charge $20 for an adult, because they have a 80,000 seat stadium to fill. And unless WT go back to Homebush, you will not see ticket pricing at that mark.

FFS, we can't have it both ways... If you want more games played at CSS and LO, you'll have to pay a premium. Like many others have said, $30 to watch 160 mins of Rugby League over four hours is better than paying $20 to watch the latest 80 minute Hollywood offering which these days seems to be a remake, a comic book adaptation or a banal piece of crap.

We are the only Sydney based team to charge that much...

All others charge between 20-25 for GA tickets...

Ive never had an issue paying to go to the footy but when you have a family its a bloody expensive day out and its understandable why the crowds aren't as big as what people would like.. Afterall the people of Campbelltown aren't exactly made of money...

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Post by smeghead » Mon 28 May, 2012 1:02 pm

Family GA Tickets were $60 (2 x Adults, 2 x Children)

That is pretty reasonable especially if you take your own food
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Post by Mothermagpie » Mon 28 May, 2012 1:29 pm

Well.. we had a great time, the crowd was fantastic! Beau Ryan loved the crowd. After a lot of people made their way out, a lot of supporters were still chanting, Beau got such a kick out of it, he was punching his fist in the air. They all came back to the club which was good. Only a hand full of Cowboy fans there, as you would expect. As for the Magpie stand why are some of you so picky? Who cares?


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Post by Ed Reschs » Mon 28 May, 2012 1:48 pm

Last time WT played in C'Town they were woeful. Perhaps people have good memories.

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Post by Staks » Mon 28 May, 2012 1:56 pm

Dissapointed in the crowd figure. Was expecting 15k+.

Given the current economic climate how can the club justify the price increase over the past two years. From $18 in 2010, $25 in 2011 and now $30 for a GA ticket ? ... and this at a ground that the Wests Tigers have trouble filling.
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Post by Chris » Mon 28 May, 2012 2:09 pm

Before the season started certain people tried marched in protest for more games to be played at Campbelltown. This game was their chance to show that their march was justified but the numbers showed that marchers were just blowing their own horn.

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Mon 28 May, 2012 2:14 pm

Mad Tiger wrote:
Cultured Bogan wrote:
Mad Tiger wrote:For those saying the ticket prices are fair, please explain why our club charges the MOST out of ALL the Western Sydney teams...

GA for a Panthers game is $22 for an adult

GA for a Eels game is $22 for an adult

GA for a Bulldogs game is $20 for an adult pre-sale or $25 for gate tickets.
And what is the financial state of Parra and Penriff?

The Bulldogs can afford to charge $20 for an adult, because they have a 80,000 seat stadium to fill. And unless WT go back to Homebush, you will not see ticket pricing at that mark.

FFS, we can't have it both ways... If you want more games played at CSS and LO, you'll have to pay a premium. Like many others have said, $30 to watch 160 mins of Rugby League over four hours is better than paying $20 to watch the latest 80 minute Hollywood offering which these days seems to be a remake, a comic book adaptation or a banal piece of crap.

We are the only Sydney based team to charge that much...

All others charge between 20-25 for GA tickets...

Ive never had an issue paying to go to the footy but when you have a family its a bloody expensive day out and its understandable why the crowds aren't as big as what people would like.. Afterall the people of Campbelltown aren't exactly made of money...
Jeez that's a big generalisation.

In regards to being the only Sydney team who charges that much...

- Parra & Penriff are in pretty bad financial state;
- The Bulldogs and Souths have a 80,000 seat stadium and can afford to charge less to put more bums on seats;
- St George, Manly and Cronulla have all cried poor and previously asked for NRL grants early which indicates a poor financial position;
- Easts is propped up by Uncle Nick and his mates at Channel Nine.

WT is a business and a private company, and it would be reckless management to not charge appropriately to ensure the club is making money. I highly doubt WT are price gouging as they're not exactly swimming in cash.

The inability to fill LO and CSS up is also championing a cause to play all games at the likes of Allianz or Homebush, where we are paid to play there, rather than the other way around.
And she's turning cold, at fifteen years old,
Taken too much slow, minds gone out to sea on the P&O,
Don't know what to do, rotten shade of blue,
Another case of "stupid is as stupid does..."

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Post by Mrs T » Mon 28 May, 2012 2:19 pm

Mad Tiger wrote:
Cultured Bogan wrote:
Mad Tiger wrote:For those saying the ticket prices are fair, please explain why our club charges the MOST out of ALL the Western Sydney teams...

GA for a Panthers game is $22 for an adult

GA for a Eels game is $22 for an adult

GA for a Bulldogs game is $20 for an adult pre-sale or $25 for gate tickets.
And what is the financial state of Parra and Penriff?

The Bulldogs can afford to charge $20 for an adult, because they have a 80,000 seat stadium to fill. And unless WT go back to Homebush, you will not see ticket pricing at that mark.

FFS, we can't have it both ways... If you want more games played at CSS and LO, you'll have to pay a premium. Like many others have said, $30 to watch 160 mins of Rugby League over four hours is better than paying $20 to watch the latest 80 minute Hollywood offering which these days seems to be a remake, a comic book adaptation or a banal piece of crap.

We are the only Sydney based team to charge that much...

All others charge between 20-25 for GA tickets...

Ive never had an issue paying to go to the footy but when you have a family its a bloody expensive day out and its understandable why the crowds aren't as big as what people would like.. Afterall the people of Campbelltown aren't exactly made of money...
No. I paid $30 for GA at a Roosters game, may have been Foundation Cup, last year.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Mon 28 May, 2012 2:34 pm

You are right about the movie prices 2041. I went with the girlfriend a few weeks back and for two tickets, popcorn and 2 drinks, it was 70 bucks :crazy

Anyway i think of it like this. Lets say we were playing the Sharks yesterday, it would have been gaurenteed 18K. Why you ask? because the Sharks actually have a fan base in Sydney, so naturally a good number are going to turn up. When theres 20 thousand at a game, do you honestly believe they all supporters of one team? opposition supporters make a strong contribution to crowd figures. Thats something thats being conveniently overlooked imo

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Mon 28 May, 2012 2:39 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:You are right about the movie prices 2041. I went with the girlfriend a few weeks back and for two tickets, popcorn and 2 drinks, it was 70 bucks :crazy

Anyway i think of it like this. Lets say we were playing the Sharks yesterday, it would have been gaurenteed 18K. Why you ask? because the Sharks actually have a fan base in Sydney, so naturally a good number are going to turn up. When theres 20 thousand at a game, do you honestly believe they all supporters of one team? opposition supporters make a strong contribution to crowd figures. Thats something thats being conveniently overlooked imo
If we were playing the Sharks or Souffs yesterday, the ground would have been close to sold out.

The fact that we played a team that has virtually no presence in Sydney compounds the poor figures.
And she's turning cold, at fifteen years old,
Taken too much slow, minds gone out to sea on the P&O,
Don't know what to do, rotten shade of blue,
Another case of "stupid is as stupid does..."

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Post by Mothermagpie » Mon 28 May, 2012 2:47 pm

Chris wrote:Before the season started certain people tried marched in protest for more games to be played at Campbelltown. This game was their chance to show that their march was justified but the numbers showed that marchers were just blowing their own horn.
So does this statement mean that only Campbelltown people should go to C'town games???

I thought we are the WESTSTIGERS and that all supporters should try to make it to Sydney games??

As we travel to Leichhardt and other grounds... :deadhorse:
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Post by Goose » Mon 28 May, 2012 3:05 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:You are right about the movie prices 2041. I went with the girlfriend a few weeks back and for two tickets, popcorn and 2 drinks, it was 70 bucks :crazy

Anyway i think of it like this. Lets say we were playing the Sharks yesterday, it would have been gaurenteed 18K. Why you ask? because the Sharks actually have a fan base in Sydney, so naturally a good number are going to turn up. When theres 20 thousand at a game, do you honestly believe they all supporters of one team? opposition supporters make a strong contribution to crowd figures. Thats something thats being conveniently overlooked imo
Agreed, no away supporters hurt crowd figures.

People make all these accusations and excuses, no need for either IMO

We played an out of sydney team and got a crowd in line approximately with what you'd expect.

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Post by 2041 » Mon 28 May, 2012 3:07 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:You are right about the movie prices 2041. I went with the girlfriend a few weeks back and for two tickets, popcorn and 2 drinks, it was 70 bucks :crazy

Anyway i think of it like this. Lets say we were playing the Sharks yesterday, it would have been gaurenteed 18K. Why you ask? because the Sharks actually have a fan base in Sydney, so naturally a good number are going to turn up. When theres 20 thousand at a game, do you honestly believe they all supporters of one team? opposition supporters make a strong contribution to crowd figures. Thats something thats being conveniently overlooked imo
True, though if the comparison is Campbelltown v Leichhardt it has to be said that the same applies to both. You can pretty much guarantee that any season's Leichhardt games will include at least two or three of the non-Broncos out of town sides. If we're playing anyone who will really bring a crowd it'll be at the SFS.

Incidentally, can I throw in Souths here as the classic example of the fallacy of playing all games at the big grounds? When we play them at home the poor tramps are so starved of local football that isn't played at a soulless bowl in the middle of nowhere that they turn up in droves. Yet their home games frequently attract pathetic crowds (well below their alleged membership figures *ahem*). Possibly because no-one in their right mind - or even a Souths fan attracted by the prospect of a roof over their head for a couple of hours - wants to go to Homebush all the time?

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Mon 28 May, 2012 3:24 pm

Goose wrote:
GNR4LIFE wrote:You are right about the movie prices 2041. I went with the girlfriend a few weeks back and for two tickets, popcorn and 2 drinks, it was 70 bucks :crazy

Anyway i think of it like this. Lets say we were playing the Sharks yesterday, it would have been gaurenteed 18K. Why you ask? because the Sharks actually have a fan base in Sydney, so naturally a good number are going to turn up. When theres 20 thousand at a game, do you honestly believe they all supporters of one team? opposition supporters make a strong contribution to crowd figures. Thats something thats being conveniently overlooked imo
Agreed, no away supporters hurt crowd figures.

People make all these accusations and excuses, no need for either IMO

We played an out of sydney team and got a crowd in line approximately with what you'd expect.
And we were slightly above the average anyway.
And she's turning cold, at fifteen years old,
Taken too much slow, minds gone out to sea on the P&O,
Don't know what to do, rotten shade of blue,
Another case of "stupid is as stupid does..."

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Mon 28 May, 2012 7:18 pm

Looks like theres lucky to be 10 thousand at the SFS tonight, and thats with 2 Sydney teams

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Post by Goose » Mon 28 May, 2012 7:35 pm

2041 wrote:
GNR4LIFE wrote:You are right about the movie prices 2041. I went with the girlfriend a few weeks back and for two tickets, popcorn and 2 drinks, it was 70 bucks :crazy

Anyway i think of it like this. Lets say we were playing the Sharks yesterday, it would have been gaurenteed 18K. Why you ask? because the Sharks actually have a fan base in Sydney, so naturally a good number are going to turn up. When theres 20 thousand at a game, do you honestly believe they all supporters of one team? opposition supporters make a strong contribution to crowd figures. Thats something thats being conveniently overlooked imo
True, though if the comparison is Campbelltown v Leichhardt it has to be said that the same applies to both. You can pretty much guarantee that any season's Leichhardt games will include at least two or three of the non-Broncos out of town sides. If we're playing anyone who will really bring a crowd it'll be at the SFS.

Incidentally, can I throw in Souths here as the classic example of the fallacy of playing all games at the big grounds? When we play them at home the poor tramps are so starved of local football that isn't played at a soulless bowl in the middle of nowhere that they turn up in droves. Yet their home games frequently attract pathetic crowds (well below their alleged membership figures *ahem*). Possibly because no-one in their right mind - or even a Souths fan attracted by the prospect of a roof over their head for a couple of hours - wants to go to Homebush all the time?
Agree, if we played all our games at any of the grounds, the average crowds would be lower, currently it is a treat at each of the 3 grounds, so we are more inclined to turn up at each of them.
if we played every game at Leichhardt, which currently sells out or near enough, pretty much every time, the novelty would wear off and we would all be complaining about the poor facilities and playing in front of crowds of less than 10k. But for 4 games a year I love it, even my non football loving wife loves to get to Leichhardt at least once a year.
If we played the cowboys at SFS on the weekend it would have been in front of well less than 10K.

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