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Incredibly the Reds are also announcing that there is only one price band for the entire stadium! In what we believe is a first for top level sport in the UK supporters can choose to stand or sit in any area where there is availability for the same price! That means a centre seat in the fabulous new West Stand will cost just £70 for an adult member for the entire season! If you prefer to stand it is the same low price for every game in the entire 2012 season!....
Premier and Premier+ membership is available for a low weekly cost and paid via Direct Debit meaning a family of four could buy four passes for the entire season and only pay £140 up front – something we hope will be a very welcome benefit in the run up to the expensive Christmas season.
For the more casual (or perhaps international) fans there is the new Reds Membership tier for just £1 per week – this level isn’t eligible for the match passes, but can get a free Discount Entry card which vastly reduces the cost of admission on a match by match basis.
Each level of membership comes with incredible added value that makes it an even better deal, and all of the benefits are detailed in the brochure that is linked on this page and will be dropping into supporters’ mailboxes over the next week or so.
The new Premier+ membership is the most exciting and provides the most bang for your buck including a chance to sample the superb hospitality in the new stadium with a free upgrade – perfect for a special occasion throughout the season, be it a birthday or an anniversary, or just for a quick FREE nosey at how ‘the other half’ live. Premier level members can also benefit from this through a 50% discount.
Changes in the way juniors watch the Reds also come into effect with Reds Membership now free of charge to Under 12s who can pay just £10 for a Match Pass for the season!
I reckon the on-site car park will mostly be used by the old, incapacitated and infirm.
On the above figures the last home game pulled in just over 9000, if the game had been played at barton 2000+ would have been standing.
All good points gentlemen, but is anyone listening?
Therein lies the rub.
Perhaps twittering it would be a better idea?
Does anyone know whether the supporters committees ever met again?
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I think this move is potentially financial suicide. Friday night rugby already repeatedly the most popular time for established fans.
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From the stadium's website:
Something Extra Special
All of our guests have the option to travel to our venue in pure luxury. A private helicopter charter service is available for both corporate and private clients of the stadium....
Quote:There used to be a rowing boat ferry from Partington to the north side of the canal years ago
I hope you're right H's Dad,
I've spent my professional life around 'Planning and Development' and there doesn't seem to be much doubt to me that 'sustainable transport issues' on Barton Stadium have slipped under the radar somewhere.
Supporters are keen and resourceful; I have no doubt that everyone will find ways of getting to Sale Games eventually just as they do to many older Stadia in the country which were built without adequate access, parking and transport. But it's obvious it won't be without a lot of queues, @#$%&-off residents and delays.
The whole point of a new Stadium is to get these issues right. They have done so at the Etihad and the Reebok for example. Admittedly the tram access at the Etihad is a little slow coming but it's a short walk from parking, and the tram and train in Manchester Centre.
I'm quite concerned about it and find the lack of comment from Sale Sharks and the Stadium Developer significant; I suspect they are hoping the issue will resolve itself and just go away.
I don't think it will.
In one sense is it not also a case of " we don't know what we've got till it's gone"?
Quote:This is the sort of issue which could be discussed with SS ... if they cared to engage with their supporters.
Quote:Several reports of an extra 20-30 minutes queuing in and out.It was a great experience, hope you get the traffic issues sorted out though, we were still there nearly an hour after the game finished!!!