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Season ticket uncertainty

Postby simonpaulthomas on Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:37 pm

Firstly, sorry if this is in the wrong forum- it seemed like a better fit as it regards the OS rather than general day to day club stuff.

I'm strongly considering getting a season ticket for next year - I live in Plymouth and have traveled up for about 5-10 games a season the last few years... So far this year I've spent a small fortune once I factor everything in, and obviously I haven't been able to get tickets so readily this season, so I'm figuring a Band 5 ST would be a good way to offset the expense of travelling. Here's my reservations;

The View - is it going to be horrendous? On the whole I'm not that fussed, but I'd rather not buy a ST and then hate where I'm sat!

Leaving an Empty Seat/Giving My Ticket Away - I won't be able to make every match as I'm self employed and usually work Saturdays, so I'd still only be able to manage around 10 matches max anyway, so if I get a season ticket am I able to 'give' it to someone else (I'm thinking members of this forum specifically) easily enough? The last thing I want is to potentially deprive someone else of an affordable ticket and leave an empty seat.

Should I perhaps go to a few matches at the OS first and decide after? Are there even Band 5 tickets left!?

Apologies for the essay too, I can waffle on...
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Re: Season ticket uncertainty

Postby War Pony on Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:42 pm

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the stadium is almost sold out. Join the waiting/priority list behind 10k others mate (feel free to correct me on the amount in that list)
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Re: Season ticket uncertainty

Postby the bubble hammer on Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:44 pm

In all honesty mate, if you haven't yet joined the waiting list I shouldn't worry too much about who you can and can't give it away to. I would suggest you haven't got a chance of getting one for next season. The second season in I would say you have a fair chance
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Re: Season ticket uncertainty

Postby fredjstanley on Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:35 pm

War Pony wrote:Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the stadium is almost sold out. Join the waiting/priority list behind 10k others mate (feel free to correct me on the amount in that list)


Was told 35k at my appointment on Monday
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Re: Season ticket uncertainty

Postby War Pony on Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:07 pm

Uppereastside on Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:46 pm

Just back from my apt, easy and quick , quite pleased with the view, said they had around 2,000 left if I recall. Said something like 40k on the waiting list.
All very professional and helpful, all in all impressed.
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Re: Season ticket uncertainty

Postby 919er on Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:06 pm

40,000 on waiting list? That means together with those sold 100,000 fans want tickets .... and certain factions said we'd never fill it.
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Re: Season ticket uncertainty

Postby simonpaulthomas on Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:49 pm

Well, that's me told them I guess! :lol:
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Re: Season ticket uncertainty

Postby Sweeney Bod on Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:27 pm

We will sell out, but I would not read too much into the 40,000 waiting list. This figure will include a lot of people that have taken out memberships to be able to enter the ballot for the last two games at the Boleyn.

There is no way we have 90,000 people wanting a season ticket.
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Re: Season ticket uncertainty

Postby upton o'good on Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:01 pm

Sweeney Bod wrote:We will sell out, but I would not read too much into the 40,000 waiting list. This figure will include a lot of people that have taken out memberships to be able to enter the ballot for the last two games at the Boleyn.

There is no way we have 90,000 people wanting a season ticket.



Quite a few of them multi applying touts...
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Re: Season ticket uncertainty

Postby Hammerite on Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:09 pm

simonpaulthomas wrote:Firstly, sorry if this is in the wrong forum- it seemed like a better fit as it regards the OS rather than general day to day club stuff.

I'm strongly considering getting a season ticket for next year - I live in Plymouth and have traveled up for about 5-10 games a season the last few years... So far this year I've spent a small fortune once I factor everything in, and obviously I haven't been able to get tickets so readily this season, so I'm figuring a Band 5 ST would be a good way to offset the expense of travelling. Here's my reservations;

The View - is it going to be horrendous? On the whole I'm not that fussed, but I'd rather not buy a ST and then hate where I'm sat!

Leaving an Empty Seat/Giving My Ticket Away - I won't be able to make every match as I'm self employed and usually work Saturdays, so I'd still only be able to manage around 10 matches max anyway, so if I get a season ticket am I able to 'give' it to someone else (I'm thinking members of this forum specifically) easily enough? The last thing I want is to potentially deprive someone else of an affordable ticket and leave an empty seat.

Should I perhaps go to a few matches at the OS first and decide after? Are there even Band 5 tickets left!?

Apologies for the essay too, I can waffle on...


If you don't get yourself sorted then feel free to PM me next season, I sit amongst a group of fans numbering about 50 that migrated across as a block...so there should be a spare or two for most games in amongst that lot.
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Re: Season ticket uncertainty

Postby mcan on Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:58 pm

Sweeney Bod wrote:We will sell out, but I would not read too much into the 40,000 waiting list. This figure will include a lot of people that have taken out memberships to be able to enter the ballot for the last two games at the Boleyn.

There is no way we have 90,000 people wanting a season ticket.


Correct, I know a few who bought memberships this year to give them chance of tickets this season but will certainly not be buying ST.

Any idea of how many ST have, or expected to be sold, for next year (excluding the mythical waiting list)?
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Re: Season ticket uncertainty

Postby arlhe on Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:57 pm

Well, according to the posts on this thread in the last two pages, we will have sold about 48,000. The 30,000- 40,000 are people who have paid £10.00 to go on a waiting list and we are currently working through those who applied last July.

I wouldn't be surprised to see the remaining additional 6,000 tickets offered in May.
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Re: Season ticket uncertainty

Postby sendô on Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:50 pm

I'm on the list, no idea where but I'm not confident of getting a chance at a ST for next season.
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Re: Season ticket uncertainty

Postby Westbourne Bill on Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:46 pm

Im sure there will tens of thousands of spare seats for cup games that are obviously not included in STs. Also after year one Im sure many of the £99 kids STs will not be renewed by fans who didnt actually end up making much use of them.
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Re: Season ticket uncertainty

Postby Sweeney Bod on Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:01 pm

arlhe wrote:Well, according to the posts on this thread in the last two pages, we will have sold about 48,000. The 30,000- 40,000 are people who have paid £10.00 to go on a waiting list and we are currently working through those who applied last July.

I wouldn't be surprised to see the remaining additional 6,000 tickets offered in May.


The salesman at my appointment last week said we had sold 45,000 regular tickets and 3,000 corporate which confirms your figure of 48,000. He also said there were around 2,000 tickets left. I believe 50,000 is the maximum number of season tickets they can sell when you factor in away support, the commitment to Newham and match day sales.
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Re: Season ticket uncertainty

Postby Staffordiron on Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:01 pm

I've given up hope now. I applied on the sixth of August but can't believe that I will fall into the 2000 left.

Hope it will be easy enough to get tickets as a member next year
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Re: Season ticket uncertainty

Postby sicknote on Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:35 pm

Even when we get to finals (rare) semi finals and huge games, our club gets tickets returned,

There's thousands upon thousands of plus ones and twos and kids tickets with z securing deposit only one, I know people who only did this because it was offered to them and was cheap as chips, if when push comes to shove and the rest of the monies are demanded to secure those extras but those people don't have the funds these tickets will not only become available but be offered to those waiting, they may even be offered as single tickets to single seat ticket holders in **** band 4 or 5 that expressed displeasure at not having an ability to get a 1 2 or 3 band or corporate ticket

That will open up tickets

Trust me there will be tickets to fulfill the real demand
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Re: Season ticket uncertainty

Postby goof on Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:43 pm

just out of interest what will be left over for general sale at the OS
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Re: Season ticket uncertainty

Postby Staffordiron on Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:15 pm

goof wrote:just out of interest what will be left over for general sale at the OS


I spoke to the reservation centre and the chap I spoke to said 4000. He appeared to revel in telling me that there was bob hope of getting a season ticket this year and getting a match ticket as a member next year would be a nightmare

Feeling pretty dismayed by the whole thing but as was said above, hope there's a chance that a lot of plus ones and kids seats were impulse buys

Even more frustrating when in the last month alone I've heard from an Arsenal taxi driver that he and seven of his gooner mates have all got tickets, a family of Liverpool supporters I know have all got tickets and some prick from work got one just to make money on it.
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Re: Season ticket uncertainty

Postby Adie64 on Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:48 pm

^^^ I was able to get a Season ticket along with my Dad, Brother & his young Son. I won't be happy if there's non West Ham Supporters around me not cheering us on.
There really should have been people with a history of ticket purchasing that were able to get Season Tickets 1st, so unfair on people like you StaffordIron. :x
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