- Sep 5, 2016
- AFL Club
I live in south coast of NSW.
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I booked the cheapest tickets I could for me and my 16 year old son on the wednesday before the sat twilight game against the pies. It cost $90.30.... 3 years ago it it $42I did go to today’s game but when I bought my ticket on Wednesday the cheapest ticket was $52 which I imagine would have been off putting to a lot of fans.
Yes I do understand that a club membership only gets you into home games... and you have to pay to go watch your team play as the away team.Do you not understand that Swans membership doesn't give entry to this game so the membership number is pretty much irrelevant?
give the swans members a discount on the ticket price, any coin is better than nothingYes I do understand that a club membership only gets you into home games... and you have to pay to go watch your team play as the away team.
I just imagined that the fact Swans fans didn't need to travel 1,000's of km's to get to the game, there would have been more people there.
Ticket prices for the games at Giants stadium seem to be pretty hexy but. Very hexy actually.
$52 cheapest ticket on Wed before the game was shocking and 33% below capacity... although I doubt 16k of a 24k capacity stadium were actually there, with stands closed and empty seats in every bay.give the swans members a discount on the ticket price, any coin is better than nothing
The stadium itself isn’t great but it’s not a bad place to watch footy. Has a suburban ground feel to it.Last time I went to that s**thole was r1 2014
Agreed. I did post this early after the game finished. I was really quite taken back that a derby of the only 2 sydneys based clubs in the AFL couldn't get a close to 24,000 capacity.I think the Smoky is being disingenuous coming on our board asking our views like he is a newly appointed management consultant looking to fix the problems of AFL attendance in Sydney while on the game day thread it's more along the lines of "Swans should be embarrassed".
Let me answer a few of your accusations...
1. "The rubbish about kids playing sport between 2pm and 5pm on a Saturday isn't the issueLet me ta."
My son played yesterday at 2pm on the other side of town, that's a big reason I wasn't there.
2. "Location isn't the issue"
Yes, the Westconnex has helped, but as any Sydneysider will tell you Saturday traffic is worse that peak hour.
3. "Maybe it's because they don't serve chardonnay at Giants stadium!"
Boring cliche. It'd be like me saying you have to drink it through a straw because you are a toothless Collingwood supporter. Wrong (hopefully) and boring.
4. "Sydney could have done with some crowd support in the last minute. Reids mark should have been paid... and Greene getting a free kick cause he was pushed in the back by his own team mate."
If it takes crowd support to get correct decisions from umpires the league has a bigger problem than Sydney attendance
Fair enough, no problem. GWS is a bit of an issue for some Swans fans. A club we didn't want thrust into our market with the sort of concessions the Swans never got when they came to Sydney. A club gifted finals at Homebush when we finished higher than them on the ladder. Our crowds at the SCG have held up pretty well this year given our ladder position. The torch should be on GWS supporters for not filling it, not us. There was little orange at the SCG for the game earlier this year. And if it's true they jacked up the prices this week to take advantage of Swans supporters then I'm pleased it was half empty.Agreed. I did post this early after the game finished. I was really quite taken back that a derby of the only 2 sydneys based clubs in the AFL couldn't get a close to 24,000 capacity.
Personally had no problem with your enquiry and you showed respect. No issue.Agreed. I did post this early after the game finished. I was really quite taken back that a derby of the only 2 sydneys based clubs in the AFL couldn't get a close to 24,000 capacity.
Then a few comments on the thread after my (innappropiate comments) posts, convinced me there were some genuine issues regarding ticket pricing, which I've encountered before.
Yes personally I think the Swans got ripped off hard in that last 90 seconds and I definately think a large portion of crowd noise during those shocking umpiring decisions may have helped.
Anyways, sorry if I offended on this topic on the gameday thread, but rest assured I have seen the light on the topic now and have appreciated everyone input from both boards since I reached out to the club and to you guys on both this board and the GWS board.
Im not trying to take a comprehensive survey... but get a general feel for as to why.
Thanks... and Sorry...