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All stands open next season
Raggs (IP Logged)
16 April, 2018 07:40
Just browsing the season ticket sales (looks like pretty good numbers!), and noticed that they're being sold in all stands. Does this mean next season all stands will be open at all times? Would have to assume so.

 
Re: All stands open next season
ricohchezwasp (IP Logged)
16 April, 2018 07:43
Yes thatís my understanding



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Re: All stands open next season
NellyWellyWaspy (IP Logged)
16 April, 2018 11:53
The main issue with the South Stand is that it is disconnected from the rest of the stadium and has no bars or food stands, I think. Not so good for socialising. It has to be that way as the wendyball team have to segregate the away fans.

 
Re: All stands open next season
coddy (IP Logged)
16 April, 2018 22:17
The South Stand is disconnected but it certainly does have Bars in there.

 
Re: All stands open next season
hookender (IP Logged)
17 April, 2018 17:22
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coddy
The South Stand is disconnected but it certainly does have Bars in there.
this may help with queues at the outlets in other areas if percentage of crowd is in own area---unless they take staff from existing bars/counters to cover!

 
Re: All stands open next season
Marconi (IP Logged)
17 April, 2018 18:39
From my experiences in the Tigers Semi last season, the South Stand has a very different feel to the Concourse area - not having the thoroughfare allows more of an atmosphere to build, and was a decent place to congegrate.

Only problem was that the bars that are in there are the only ones you can access so queues were a problem - however on a regular 15/16K attendance you'd imagine service will be faster. Food options weren't extensive either.

 
Re: All stands open next season
Hymenoptera (IP Logged)
17 April, 2018 19:17
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Raggs
Just browsing the season ticket sales (looks like pretty good numbers!), and noticed that they're being sold in all stands. Does this mean next season all stands will be open at all times? Would have to assume so.

What are the figures Raggs?

 
Re: All stands open next season
ClaretAndBlueWasp (IP Logged)
18 April, 2018 07:40
I donít understand why they are opening it for season ticket holders? Surely there isnít enough demand to fill the reminder of the seats, great news if thatís the case though. Having people even more spread out will kill off the atmosphere.

 
Re: All stands open next season
ricohchezwasp (IP Logged)
18 April, 2018 07:43
Provides all around atmosphere rather than playing towards an empty stand, have you been to London Irish recently .....



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Re: All stands open next season
Raggs (IP Logged)
18 April, 2018 07:44
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Hymenoptera
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Raggs
Just browsing the season ticket sales (looks like pretty good numbers!), and noticed that they're being sold in all stands. Does this mean next season all stands will be open at all times? Would have to assume so.

What are the figures Raggs?

No idea on actual figures, just looked like a good number of seats had been sold when I checked. I think Nelly knows how many seats there are in each block? Think he counted them last time.

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ClaretAndBlueWasp
I donít understand why they are opening it for season ticket holders? Surely there isnít enough demand to fill the reminder of the seats, great news if thatís the case though. Having people even more spread out will kill off the atmosphere.

I suspect they saw the large influx of tickets bought when it was opened before. Some people like sitting behind the posts, and from a certain range of heights, once those seats are gone one end, they may not be interested in getting worse seats to watch the game. More desirable seats available could simply increase ticket sales, and make it worth while.

 
Re: All stands open next season
ClaretAndBlueWasp (IP Logged)
18 April, 2018 07:47
I havenít and I think they could fit all of their supporters behind the posts and close the other 3 stands. I think there move from Reading will be good for them when it happens.

A long way off but does anyone think there will be terracing installed? Similar to what Celtic and many German football teams have. I think this would lead to a better atmospheres too.

 
Re: All stands open next season
ricohchezwasp (IP Logged)
18 April, 2018 07:50
Until the FA change their rules or Coventry find another home, it wonít happen. Agree it would be a good thing.



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Re: All stands open next season
Dgwasp (IP Logged)
18 April, 2018 08:33
The south stand being opened up was something that Nick Eastwood discussed in a recent announcement which included details about a second screen. I've just renewed in block 23 for next year again. Good to hear that the numbers are promising.

 
Re: All stands open next season
NellyWellyWaspy (IP Logged)
18 April, 2018 10:03
I didn't do a full count of what is sold so far, but this year they seem to have made more seats initially available for season tickets, so it is easier to count. My rough guess is that, so far, it looks quite a bit up on last year. By opening up South stand, they have freed up a lot more lower cost seats, many low cost family options, so I can see why they did it.

Whether revenue is up is another issue. I think some seats are less than £70 for young ones, yes?

 
Re: All stands open next season
wiltshire wasp (IP Logged)
18 April, 2018 17:56
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ClaretAndBlueWasp
I donít understand why they are opening it for season ticket holders? Surely there isnít enough demand to fill the reminder of the seats, great news if thatís the case though. Having people even more spread out will kill off the atmosphere.

I think it is only open for season ticket holders now as those are the tickets being sold at the moment. I would be astonished if tickets on a game by game basis are not for sale as they are for the other parts of the ground.

 
Re: All stands open next season
Atomic Wasp (IP Logged)
18 April, 2018 22:53
On the safe standing front there is a petition gaining good numbers at the moment to help try and get it tested and allowed in soccer. Well worth signing as it will almost certainly affect us too.

[petition.parliament.uk]



Cheers

Rick


@W2APS on twitter, the chap with the banners and flags.

 
Re: All stands open next season
Heathen (IP Logged)
19 April, 2018 08:08
Even if standing was OK for football, why would Wasps want/need to do it? No economic value whatsoever.

 
Re: All stands open next season
RossM (IP Logged)
19 April, 2018 08:12
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Heathen
Even if standing was OK for football, why would Wasps want/need to do it? No economic value whatsoever.

I understand that some fans really like standing on the terraces. Not me, but I'm a short @rse. The few times I tried standing all I could see was armpits! Actually left an England/AB game early because I was standing on the old South Terrace at Twickenham. The only time I saw anything was when someone kicked the ball in the air.

 
Re: All stands open next season
Raggs (IP Logged)
19 April, 2018 08:35
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Heathen
Even if standing was OK for football, why would Wasps want/need to do it? No economic value whatsoever.

Are the first 3/4 rows of seats that popular? Don't most people think they're too low? Whereas for someone who wants to stand and be right up close to the action etc, I'd guess it could be more popular. I wonder if you could increase the capacity too.

 
Re: All stands open next season
NellyWellyWaspy (IP Logged)
19 April, 2018 10:42
I am short, old, and have major back problems, so no standing, thank you.

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