Certified Legendary Thread Sneaking in to the Grand Final............

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Morales
Oct 29, 2003
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I got lucky in the membership ballot last year, $300 for a nosebleeder. Loved it bad very glad not to have paid much more. $500 would be about my limit I reckon.
My son and i are gold Richmond members so we'll be in the ballot. I think we have about a 20% chance of getting a regular priced ticket. Its pretty hard with 100k members. And if its a Coll v Rich its going to be even harder.

Luckily I got to go in 2017
 

BIRDBRAIN

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Aug 12, 2013
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My son and i are gold Richmond members so we'll be in the ballot. I think we have about a 20% chance of getting a regular priced ticket. Its pretty hard with 100k members. And if its a Coll v Rich its going to be even harder.

Luckily I got to go in 2017
I reckon one of the reasons I got lucky was I was only asking for 1 ticket. Right at the end of the ballot after all the family groups have gotten lucky there would be spare single seats I reckon and that's where I swoop in and get the highest, last seat in the house :D
 

nobbyiscool

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Aug 11, 2006
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How about a storm Area 51-style plan? The more of us that participate, the less the chance of each individual being one of the unlucky captives.
This would actually work - the problem is that people aren't interested in collectivism.

Let's say that if you did this, 1 in 10 people is caught. People won't risk being that one who is caught, fined and maybe banned from the ground despite the 90% chance of personal success.
 

The King!

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Aug 3, 2004
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This would actually work - the problem is that people aren't interested in collectivism.

Let's say that if you did this, 1 in 10 people is caught. People won't risk being that one who is caught, fined and maybe banned from the ground despite the 90% chance of personal success.

fu** it I’ll do it , find 8 more and let’s go
 

Jamurp

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Apr 26, 2011
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It’s really all about confidence more than the wacky convoluted method that you end up going for, I feel I’d crumble under the first bit of pressure unfortunately.

I had an idea of going as one of those Chub security guys (might have to knick a uniform off a mate), and rocking up early to the staff entry with an empty secure box and the words ‘classified delivery’, but there’s always the 90% chance they’d think it’s a bomb, so perhaps not.
 

burge13

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Jan 25, 2019
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It’s really all about confidence more than the wacky convoluted method that you end up going for, I feel I’d crumble under the first bit of pressure unfortunately.

I had an idea of going as one of those Chub security guys (might have to knick a uniform off a mate), and rocking up early to the staff entry with an empty secure box and the words ‘classified delivery’, but there’s always the 90% chance they’d think it’s a bomb, so perhaps not.
I think if you're going to do it it's all about confidence. I would also crumble

2 guys got into Mayweathers entourage that walked him to the ring for the McGregor (Might have been Pac) fight. Walked with them like they were supposed to be there, never got caught.

There's also that guy who got in Man United team photos. Plenty of stories of acting like you're important working. Sadly, I don't have the bottle to make it work
 

99cents

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Dec 4, 2011
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That cheapest option at $1760 is now sold out. That's what I anticipated and posted on August 4.

Now most who will miss out in the ballot will be forking out 4k plus if Collingwood and Richmond play off. If they don't make it, well that's literally the price you play and risk you take. At least you're guaranteed a ticket though. If it is the Pies-Tiges, stress and time saved, and a s**t load of money.


Once in a life time.
Might be a bit easier if it's GIANTS v Eagles
 

blue harvest

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Sep 11, 2008
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Hawthorn
Anyone got any thoughts on getting an adult into the GF using a child ticket? Do they even check?
There are no child tickets for the GF, there's only adult and concession.
A light comes up on the turnstile to show what type of ticket it is, if the attendant is watching and it comes up concession then they may ask to see a concession/student card but most CGAF, especially if it's busy. Just borrow a concession card off someone if you are worried or go through a turnstile where they aren't paying attention. The worst thing that can happen is they send you to the ticket window to pay extra and upgrade it to adult.
 

Aramis

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Jul 31, 2016
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This would actually work - the problem is that people aren't interested in collectivism.

Let's say that if you did this, 1 in 10 people is caught. People won't risk being that one who is caught, fined and maybe banned from the ground despite the 90% chance of personal success.
fu** it I’ll do it , find 8 more and let’s go

I reckon with a group of 10, at its absolute highest you probably have a 50/50 shot of not getting busted and even thats optimistic I reckon.

50 people+, that's another story... probably looking at a 60-80% chance of success. However, the rub is if caught huge fines, suspensions and possibly even bans. The more who partake, the more publicity it will garner equalling larger penalties to present a clear deterrent to other would-be Usain Bolts.
 
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H E Pennypacker

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There are no child tickets for the GF, there's only adult and concession.
A light comes up on the turnstile to show what type of ticket it is, if the attendant is watching and it comes up concession then they may ask to see a concession/student card but most CGAF, especially if it's busy. Just borrow a concession card off someone if you are worried or go through a turnstile where they aren't paying attention. The worst thing that can happen is they send you to the ticket window to pay extra and upgrade it to adult.
Awesome, thanks for the advice
 

SimpkinByTheDockOfTheBay

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Aug 21, 2018
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This year I'm using the sneaking in method of having a missus who is very smart and successful and who hasn't yet woken up to the fact that she could do way better than me - and through her job we're getting September Club tickets.

Normally I'd feel bad about taking a seat off a real fan, but well, Collingwood and Richmond supporters love telling us North fans about how many members they have, so, to those members I say, enjoy being one of the however many billion of you there are ... watching in the pub.

If GWS make it all the Richmond fans will get in anyway, and Geelong aren't beating Richmond so whatevs.
 

Bay Giant

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Jun 20, 2019
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This would actually work - the problem is that people aren't interested in collectivism.

Let's say that if you did this, 1 in 10 people is caught. People won't risk being that one who is caught, fined and maybe banned from the ground despite the 90% chance of personal success.
Yeah, it would not work.

The players would not go out on to the ground.
 

Forever North

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Apr 24, 2011
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Anyone got any thoughts on getting an adult into the GF using a child ticket? Do they even check?
Make sure its really busy at the turnstiles, look for a disinterested attendant(possibly me, i work there), look agitated and rushed whilst 'talking' on your phone when scanning in, then walk away super quick. Don't hesitate and simply be cool. I do it all the time at other venues.
 

H E Pennypacker

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Jun 22, 2009
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Make sure its really busy at the turnstiles, look for a disinterested attendant(possibly me, i work there), look agitated and rushed whilst 'talking' on your phone when scanning in, then walk away super quick. Don't hesitate and simply be cool. I do it all the time at other venues.
Also good advice. Thanks.
 

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