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    piengravyAdrian Fletcher
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    1. Keeping season ticket holders through excellent prices. Well done Latics.

    2. Getting new “on the day” fans through the door and trying to keep them, preferably families in the longer term.

    For arguably our most important league match of the season, it would cost a dad with two U11s £50 to get in. That is way too much. However good value the season tickets are, the on the day prices are poor. Do they really need to charge U11s £15 to get in, especially when they’ll have to be accompanied by a full price paying adult?

    I know people will say a £10 membership cuts prices for the kids, but its still up front money that hard pressed families have to find, particularly when they don’t know if their kids will enjoy it – could be £10 wasted.

    Come on Latics, sort the on the day match prices out. An adult season ticket with 2 kids is £300. Brilliant value – £15 a game. Even doubling that would only be £30. Make it £20 for adults and £5 for accompanying kids and don’t put expensive membership schemes in the way of new fans coming. STs would still be easy the best value.

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    Vat69Vat69
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    To be fair, I don’t think anybody can really have a go at the club for it’s ticket prices.

    Wiganers are jus to apathetic.

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    bickymonbickymon
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    scoring goals ,winning more games,and not conceeding pon fulls

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    filmossfilmoss
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    To a degree Bickymon is right because football fans anywhere you go are of the ” Fair Weather ” variety. So yes if we start winning games and doing well then the fans will come ! In our present league situation you could make tickets £10 for adults and we wouldn’t sell that many more !

    #61933
    piengravyAdrian Fletcher
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    To be fair, I don’t think anybody can really have a go at the club for it’s ticket prices.

    Wiganers are jus to apathetic.

    So you think £50 for a dad and 2 kids to come for the first time is reasonable?

    #62039
    edinburghlaticTalktoyourselfasnoonewanttolistenanymore
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    Honestly must we go through this conversation every two months or so. Wigan have one of the most reasonable ticket prices in the UK, your beef is against the cost of football in general, which then takes us to the game has lost its roots, Sky has ruined it and bl**dy foreigners etc….

    If people cant understand that Wigan offer probably the best value for money tickets then they are stupid. End of.

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    I cannot agree – Whelan has tried every offer to get the crowds up free kids with every adult he has tried a few times and we still could not get the crowd over 16k

    Wigan are constantly giving tickets away to local football teams – the kids up our road have had 2 a year

    We are still one of the cheapest clubs in the country including lower divisions.

    It does not matter how cheap you make it we struggle to attract the support as we are unfashionable.

    At the end of the day there are loads of offers that you can take up – but the club cannot just keep putting the prices further and further down as it does not make financial sense and is unfair on the season ticket holders

    I challenge you to find another club where you can get an adult and 2 kids for £50

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    Hindley blueHindley blue
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    I cannot agree – Whelan has tried every offer to get the crowds up free kids with every adult he has tried a few times and we still could not get the crowd over 16k

    Wigan are constantly giving tickets away to local football teams – the kids up our road have had 2 a year

    We are still one of the cheapest clubs in the country including lower divisions.

    It does not matter how cheap you make it we struggle to attract the support as we are unfashionable.

    At the end of the day there are loads of offers that you can take up – but the club cannot just keep putting the prices further and further down as it does not make financial sense and is unfair on the season ticket holders

    I challenge you to find another club where you can get an adult and 2 kids for £50

    When you go to the match you want A) to be entertained and B) see your team win.

    You could let people in for free and we wont fill the ground if we get beat all the time :shock: :shock: :shock:

    #62054
    Tom ThumbRob Hinds
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    When Bowton play West Ham on 9th Apr,admission is £15.00. Groups of 10 or more can get in for £10.00

    #62055
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    we have had a few 2 for 20 quid deals this year can’t understand people saying our tickets are too expensive they are the lowest in the division and about 5th lowest in the leagues

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    The EggThe Egg
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    It would help if the product was exciting.

    I’ve been a ST holder for 15 years now and I wake up on a Saturday morning wanting any excuse not to go as I’m usually bored sh*tless by 3.05pm. Obviously I do go and will continue to do so, but it’s more out of blind faith than anything else.

    Nobody is going to turn up once with the cheap tickets and want to pay full price for some of the sh*te we’re being served up.

    #62080
    edinburghlaticTalktoyourselfasnoonewanttolistenanymore
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    Wigan did suffer in the first 2 seasons in the premiership, apart from the Chelski game int he first season we hardly gave an account of ourselves in the big games. Which is generally when the JCL’s started to come along, so it was no shock to see them not come back.

    The faithful will always be there..

    #62084
    piengravyAdrian Fletcher
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    My point is that each game should be affordable to everyone. Ditch all the special offers and go for a fair affordable price, linked to the ST price.

    Take the parent and two kid price per game of STs – £15. Double that so STs can’t complain. That gves you £30 for a dad and two kids. Good value, should attract fans and available for every game. ST holders have still got a bargain in comparison.

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    My point is that each game should be affordable to everyone. Ditch all the special offers and go for a fair affordable price, linked to the ST price.

    Take the parent and two kid price per game of STs – £15. Double that so STs can’t complain. That gves you £30 for a dad and two kids. Good value, should attract fans and available for every game. ST holders have still got a bargain in comparison.

    Interesting proposal.

    I’m sure Wigan Ath have worked out different variations, for example,

    Based upon us having 10,000 season ticket holders and getting an average crowd of 16000.

    The extra 6000 fans made up on average of a dad and two kids would mean the revenue for these extra fans at your prices would be £60,000 compared to £100,000 for the original price of £50.

    To get this £40,000 revenue lost the club would have to sell an extra 4,100 tickets to cover this cost.

    Th club would have to work out whether they could attract an extra 4,100 fans at this lower price.

    Considering against Fulham for a reduced rate we still only got around 18,000 fans it would appear that this would not be the case.

    This is assuming also that the 6,000 fans above season ticket level are a dad with two kids, but it does give you an idea of what the club has to consider.

    #62086
    piengravyAdrian Fletcher
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    You’re right about all that of course, but:
    16,000 includes on average say 3,000 away fans. A deal like that would probably attract a lot more of them. And when there’s no special deals on, the number of Latics fans paying on the door must be minimal, maybe a couple of thousand, judging by the attendances. A deal like that which was available at every game might get a few more than 2,000 in. Finally, the income from gates must be a small minority of Latics income. 10,000 ST holders paying an average of £200 each allowing for kids is only £2m. What do they get from Sky? £50m?

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