Buying & Selling

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  1. A.Ruiz says:

    The Chicago Fire did the exact same thing for the Galaxy aka the David Beckham Experience. Season ticket holders were able to purchase an extra ticket, everyone else had to buy a 4 game ticket packet.

    As for the supporters that might miss out on the hot ticket because they’re too lazy/cheap/etc to get season tickets. Tough, thats the benefit of having season tickets. Teams depend on season tickets more than walk-up sales, because they’re guaranteed the money. Even if the weather is terrible and they’re playing like crap they still have that dependable revenue.

    Maybe that sounds naive coming from the US and 23, but I just can’t fathom how things are done by just volunteers on phonelines in this day and age. It would be like passing out your articles by mimeograph or xerox and leaving them around local shops. Sure, it would work…but then I’d never be able to read them across the world.
    Why couldn’t the FA just set up an internet one-stop for non-league clubs/FA cup? They had enough money for Wembley, right?

    PS
    When I call the Fire phone line, they seem to have that same excitedness. Instead of them cold calling people to meet quotas, heres someone doing their work for them!

  2. Brenton says:

    What is an “all-ticket” match? And do some teams really not sell tickets at the grounds on match-day? That makes absolutely zero sense to me.

  3. admin says:

    If a match is going to be a sell-out and there are likely to be security concerns with large numbers of people turning up on the day, then yes. It’s pretty commonplace.

  4. Martin says:

    What a lovely problem to have.

    There was plenty of space at the home FA Cup replays against Bedford and Dover.

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