Could we do a 'Dortmund'?

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Re: Could we do a 'Dortmund'?

Postby brownout on Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:45 am

[quote="the pink palermo"]Rio, seriously , what were you expecting ?

The fans currently in the BML and Chav corner will be spread to the back of the so called Kop stand and the outer edges /

Sorry to keep banging on about it but what exactly is in it for the fans who currently go week in week out ?[/quote]

A choice - Cheap seats with poor view, or expensive seats with reasonable view.
I hope that the 85% who voted in favour of the move aren't going to complain when they realise these are the choices on offer.
Of course there is the third option which Ms Brady has already outlined to Pinky.
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Re: Could we do a 'Dortmund'?

Postby e10hammer on Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:40 pm

As i currently do about 6 home games a season that cost me about £300, and do about 10 aways which cost me about the same including rail travel, i will buy the cheapest season ticket available, which will cost about the same as my current 6 game expenditure, and give the ticket to friends and family when i cannot attend, i shall carry on with the majority of aways.
Of course i shall be investing in a good pair of binoculars!
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Re: Could we do a 'Dortmund'?

Postby Rio on Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:43 pm

the pink palermo wrote:Rio, seriously , what were you expecting ?

The fans currently in the BML and Chav corner will be spread to the back of the so called Kop stand and the outer edges /

Sorry to keep banging on about it but what exactly is in it for the fans who currently go week in week out ?


Certainly wasn't naive enough to expect anything else. But after listening to Gavin wax lyrical about atmosphere and then asking what would aid it, the look on his face when I suggested it was priceless. You could literally see the pounds flashing before his eyes.
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Re: Could we do a 'Dortmund'?

Postby warp on Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:49 pm

no.
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Re: Could we do a 'Dortmund'?

Postby Knighter10WHU on Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:30 am

warp wrote:no.

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Re: Could we do a 'Dortmund'?

Postby warp on Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:01 pm

^ yeah sorry i answered a direct question! Image
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Re: Could we do a 'Dortmund'?

Postby Pulls up Trees on Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:28 pm

21,000 fans in that East stand will make a **** ton of noise, especially with the sound bouncing roof.
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Re: Could we do a 'Dortmund'?

Postby Rocketron on Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:51 pm

Pulls up Trees wrote:21,000 fans in that East stand will make a **** ton of noise, especially with the sound bouncing roof.

Not if they are the most expensive tickets.
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Re: Could we do a 'Dortmund'?

Postby ooh look who it is on Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:23 pm

WestHamIFC wrote:A great video and article on the BBC website got me really envious of Borussia Dortmund. Their pricing policy of £13 matchday tickets, and average season ticket holder paying £9 per game has resulted in this:


More to the point it's created an amazing carnival atmosphere for all home games:

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Answer to the question - no.

However oh yes it will be like a carnival especially in the freebie seats :lol:
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Re: Could we do a 'Dortmund'?

Postby Claret&Blue,Thru& on Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:36 pm

Not on current form; relegation doesn't seem as likely as it is for Dortmund.
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Re: Could we do a 'Dortmund'?

Postby WestHamIFC on Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:32 pm

So the 54k Football capacity OS is going to actually having more than 74,000 seats with 20k of them covered up in football mode:

http://www.claretandhugh.info/olympic-stadium-to-keep-74000-seats/

Screams to me that we could absolutely 'do a Dortmund'.

The covered-up up 20k seats will obviously be up in the gods, so why not sell them dirt cheap and get a potential 74k fans watching West Ham?

That's potentially 20k extra spending money on catering, merchandise and parents bringing kids who could become WH fans for life.

I understand the Blue areas are the 20k seats in questions. Sell them for £5 a ticket.

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Re: Could we do a 'Dortmund'?

Postby NorthBankAlliance on Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:34 pm

Neutral end la la la...
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Re: Could we do a 'Dortmund'?

Postby The Rebirth on Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:00 pm

the pink palermo wrote:Keep dreaming of those cheap tickets .....


Doesn't need to £289 for the cheapest season ticket.

NorthBankAlliance wrote:Neutral end la la la...


You have no clue la la la la

In answer to doing a Dortmund, no chance it will never happen here
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Re: Could we do a 'Dortmund'?

Postby gavrosh on Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:11 pm

Seats in those areas couldnt be used in European games but there's nothing stopping them being used in the Premier League as there is no distance restriction. What would be needed is more toilets (about 350) and mobile food and drink stalls, as well as a non-material planning amendment that allows for games of up to 75,000. The biggest constraint is concerns about crowd sizes coming into and leaving the stadium, and there would likely be more road closures which would not go down well with Westfield.
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