AFL 2017 Finals Ticketing thread. Post your ticket concerns here

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by The Sultan, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. The Sultan

    The Sultan Club Legend

    Carlton
    Mar 29, 2007
    2,909
    Rand McNally
    With the tigs one win away from the unthinkable, how long until the whinging start when supporters realised that their three game and/or pet membership doesn't entitle them to a guaranteed GF ticket.
     

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  2. HaroLad

    HaroLad Ham Man

    Geelong
    Other teams:
    Nets, Stars
    Dec 11, 2013
    16,158
    Melbourne
    Pet membership should guarantee entry, another farce from the corrupt AFL.
     
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  3. Scotland

    Scotland Hall of Famer

    West Coast
    May 5, 2006
    34,883
    Is the GF going to be played at Simonds Stadium?
     
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  4. Cat Maniac

    Cat Maniac Suspended

    Geelong
    Sep 2, 2017
    50
    Yeah, why not?!
     
  5. Bokonon_

    Bokonon_ Never Surrender

    GWS
    Nov 23, 2016
    8,938
    :eek: The club promised me mine does.

    :oops:I have a suspicion that Crows and Tigers fans will want them more though
     
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  6. MF

    MF Good Poster, Shit Bloke

    Sydney
    Other teams:
    Liverpool, Ed Barlow
    Sep 10, 2006
    15,715
    Unlike previous years I purchased a GF guaranteed membership straight off the bat this season, instead of upgrading later in the season like I usually do.

    Felt like a bit of a dick after we went 0-6. Pretty happy with myself now, though.
     
  7. doona

    doona SMFC

    Sydney
    Other teams:
    Brumbies
    Jul 22, 2008
    10,974
    Sydney
    The one time it sucks to be a Vic/Melbourne based club.

    Due to travel, last year the Swans didn't exhaust their GF ticket allocations so the Dogs got more tickets available.

    Good for our supporters who want to go!

    On Nexus 6P using BigFooty.com mobile app
     
  8. ESKIE

    ESKIE Keeping it Cool.

    Carlton
    Feb 28, 2009
    19,171
    Geelong fans will be whinging in this thread to no doubt
     
  9. JohnZ

    JohnZ Club Legend

    Geelong
    Mar 10, 2016
    1,052
    At least we have reason to do so, you post bait to stay relevant over the off-season
     
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  10. PoppedCorn

    PoppedCorn Premium Platinum

    St Kilda
    Other teams:
    West Ham
    Dec 29, 2009
    5,397
    A crows member at work got asked by the club if he wanted to upgrade to gold a couple of weeks ago.....gets him in if they make the GF (obviously still has to buy the ticket)
    Told him he is nuts if he doesn't
    He did

    I'm presuming it had something to do with the afl saying a few weeks ago that there will be more tickets for members this year??
     
  11. ESKIE

    ESKIE Keeping it Cool.

    Carlton
    Feb 28, 2009
    19,171
    Not baiting just stating a fact most threads on the main board are cats fans whining, put on the radio and their whining read the news their whining, just be pleased you've won some flags and are playing finals
     
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  12. ESKIE

    ESKIE Keeping it Cool.

    Carlton
    Feb 28, 2009
    19,171
    I hope their are more tickets for the members this year, the die hard supporters deserve to see their team in the GF, gets too corporate, good on your work buddy for upgrading ... well they need to win the prelim first !
     
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  13. rfctiger74

    rfctiger74 Premium Platinum

    Richmond
    Other teams:
    76'ers
    Aug 22, 2009
    30,304
    Its already started

    Reality is 17000 seats doesnt convert into 40-70k members, but until it happens to "you", people never do the math
     
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  14. doona

    doona SMFC

    Sydney
    Other teams:
    Brumbies
    Jul 22, 2008
    10,974
    Sydney
    No. The club/AFL making more money. Theoretically Adelaide could sell as many gauranteed grand finals tickets as their total GF allocation. 15k or something like that.

    Therefore, if that happened, no member without gauranteed GF tickets would be able to get one.

    On Nexus 6P using BigFooty.com mobile app
     
  15. rfctiger74

    rfctiger74 Premium Platinum

    Richmond
    Other teams:
    76'ers
    Aug 22, 2009
    30,304
    I wanted to buy who pet memberships for my dogs, but wife vetoed

    She said if the dogs were being refused entry to the g as members, she had no interest in supporting their discrimination

    (I just thought my dog looks cool in a tigs scarf, but wives be wives....)
     
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  16. Run n Spread

    Run n Spread Premiership Player

    Collingwood
    Apr 2, 2013
    4,712
    Richmond and Geelong on Friday got 95000. Thus the stadium didn't fill entirely. Everyone who theoretically wanted to go could. Even a tourist from Russia could've gone.

    Now come GF Day those same people will not have access. Why? Who is going on GF Day that didn't go Friday. There is the problem with the allocation.
     
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  17. The Goon

    The Goon Premium Platinum

    Richmond
    Other teams:
    Bayern Munich, Chicago Bears
    Aug 2, 2010
    7,416
    Hell Yeah
    Pertinent thread. Got some questions to those that have had their teams in the grand final before:
    1. As Tiger members we're being asked to register this week for GF tickets. Is this usual for the final four clubs (would have been next week if we had to play a semi final), or are the Tigers just full of hubris?
    2. Apparently we have to pay a non-refundable $5 fee to register (whether we get tickets or not). Again, is this standard?
    If the second is common it seems to me particularly outrageous. Just say 60k of our members, 40k of Adelaide's, 20k of Sydney's and 5k of GWS' register (no offence meant Cats or Eagle - just quoted for example). That's $625,000 spent just for registering! With 3 interstate teams!
     
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  18. mattpolo8

    mattpolo8 Debutant

    Sydney
    Sep 25, 2012
    122
    Short answers: yes and yes
     
  19. WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Norm Smith Medallist

    Adelaide
    Oct 26, 2012
    5,448
    http://www.afl.com.au/tickets/grandfinal/eligibility
    1. Competing Club Members 16,000 - 35,000
    2. AFL Clubs (18) 0 - 10,000
    3. MCC Reserve 16,000 - 26,000
    4. AFL Members 13,000 - 23,000
    5. AFL/Medallion Club Members 3,000 - 5,000
    6. AFL Entitlements/Contractual Obligation 5,000 - 30,000
    7. Competing Clubs 0 - 5,000
    Total 100,000 (approx)

    The biggest one for me is section 6. That's where I'm guessing all the corporates get allocated their tickets.
     
  20. juss

    juss Brownlow Medallist

    Richmond
    Other teams:
    New York Jets, Detroit Pistons
    Feb 23, 2009
    10,860
    Melbourne
    I'm unlikely to get a ticket via the Richmond members ballet, would paying a shitload on ebay be the only other way to get a GF ticket if we made it?
     
  21. The Sultan

    The Sultan Club Legend

    Carlton
    Mar 29, 2007
    2,909
    Rand McNally

    Each club gets 1000 odd tickets which they package up with a sausage roll
    And a warm vb and then sell
    It for $1500, they should get 200 tickets to go sponsors etc.

    The afl allotment IIRC also includes players and life members who have access to tix, which also seem to end up with corporate resellers, heard a rumour that Nixon used to make $$$$ each year reselling tickets that he brought of players he managed
     
  22. doona

    doona SMFC

    Sydney
    Other teams:
    Brumbies
    Jul 22, 2008
    10,974
    Sydney
    It's illegal to sell grand final tickets via eBay etc....

    On Nexus 6P using BigFooty.com mobile app
     
  23. The Sultan

    The Sultan Club Legend

    Carlton
    Mar 29, 2007
    2,909
    Rand McNally
    But

    Hope that also make it illegal for
    "Official onsellers" as well
     
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  24. doona

    doona SMFC

    Sydney
    Other teams:
    Brumbies
    Jul 22, 2008
    10,974
    Sydney
    This is from last year, but it will be the same this year:

    http://economicdevelopment.vic.gov.au/about-us/news/selling-or-buying-2016-afl-grand-final-tickets

     
  25. The Sultan

    The Sultan Club Legend

    Carlton
    Mar 29, 2007
    2,909
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