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Admission Charges
compo simonite (IP Logged)
19 February, 2019 19:50
It has been mentioned elsewhere on this forum that a popular player has been offered the chance to remain at GR but have his wages cut.......

.......ok so letís ask the question how much are we willing to pay in increased admission charges to offer him and others at least the same remuneration or even increase his wages packet....

Or use the increase in revenue to increase the squad.....the choice is yours.....

Re: Admission Charges
TryBlues (IP Logged)
19 February, 2019 21:22
We overspent on our budget 2 years ago and obviously need to try and make savings somewhere, as well as boost income. It is no coincidence we made a profit when we were towards the bottom of the league and didn't have the quality of player we do again now.

It actually happens a lot of the time after contracts come to an end. Virtually any player in this division would like to play for the Blues... why? There are many reasons but a few are:

12 month contracts rather than 10 months that some clubs offer

A good brand of rugby, which gives all players an opportunity to be put in the shop window.

The home and away support rather than feeling like you are playing in a cemetery

Personally I think the ticket prices have hit their ceiling at the moment and more could be done to get another 100 - 200 in regularly.

If there was an increase in ticket price what I would actually like to see is this money not spent on players but to be put in a separate development fund for the future. It would take a long time to get a meaningful sum of money and I doubt we have any long term plan thoughts.

I'd actually go one step further and say if we average 2,300 in a season, anything above we would put in to a fund, if we could get 15 games at £15 with another 100 people that is £22,500, 200 people is £45k, they will spend on other things around the ground so the club will still have more funds to utilise on the squad.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 25/02/2019 21:21 by TryBlues.

Re: Admission Charges
Jonathan Wilcox (IP Logged)
25 February, 2019 21:00
A covered terrace perhaps....

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