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Re: South Stand

Postby Hiveoccupier » 01 Mar 2019, 14:12

MCB wrote:
Hiveoccupier wrote:The view is fine unless you stand right behind the goal. Bars aren't an essential for everyone or even most. £10 v £22 is quite a big differential.


£10 is amongst the cheapest in the league, if not the cheapest. But has lowering the prices made any difference to people going? I do pop into the South sometimes, i've no loyalty to any particular stand! But beer is fairly important to me when it comes to Barnet!


Not sure what any of that has to do with Barrow fans' factually legitimate moan that Barnet fans have got a much lower priced offer for watching Saturday's game.
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Re: South Stand

Postby jdmckbee » 01 Mar 2019, 14:13

MCB wrote:
Hiveoccupier wrote:The view is fine unless you stand right behind the goal. Bars aren't an essential for everyone or even most. £10 v £22 is quite a big differential.


£10 is amongst the cheapest in the league, if not the cheapest. But has lowering the prices made any difference to people going? I do pop into the South sometimes, i've no loyalty to any particular stand! But beer is fairly important to me when it comes to Barnet!


Maybe that was the clubs plan all along, to create such a dire spectacle on and off the pitch, that the only way of getting through a matchday is to drink lots of their dreadful beer?
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Re: South Stand

Postby ETBee » 01 Mar 2019, 14:20

Blimey. If the Barrow fans are complaining about the Hive I can't imagine what they would say/have said when they visit Solihull!
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Re: South Stand

Postby jerroll » 01 Mar 2019, 14:25

Hiveoccupier wrote:
MCB wrote:
Hiveoccupier wrote:The view is fine unless you stand right behind the goal. Bars aren't an essential for everyone or even most. £10 v £22 is quite a big differential.


£10 is amongst the cheapest in the league, if not the cheapest. But has lowering the prices made any difference to people going? I do pop into the South sometimes, i've no loyalty to any particular stand! But beer is fairly important to me when it comes to Barnet!


Not sure what any of that has to do with Barrow fans' factually legitimate moan that Barnet fans have got a much lower priced offer for watching Saturday's game.

I agree they have a point however their club charges away fans £15 for the most primitive accommodation with no cover in the event of inclement weather!
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Re: South Stand

Postby MCB » 01 Mar 2019, 14:29

Hiveoccupier wrote:Not sure what any of that has to do with Barrow fans' factually legitimate moan that Barnet fans have got a much lower priced offer for watching Saturday's game.


Alright, it's not a legitimate moan as you have no right to pay the same as home fans. Happy? Moral, maybe, legitimate, nope.

Persisting with the belief that we should be driving down facilities to cheapen the away offer will only lead to the elimination of the home terrace for home fans, or to see the re-introduction of £22 standing for home fans.

There are two ways of looking at this as an away fan.

1. It's not fair, Barnet fans pay less, I don't care about a seat, views, bar, cover, I just want the cheapest possible access to see my team play against Barnet NO MATTER WHAT.
2. £20 is amongst the more expensive entrance fees we'll pay, but it's the best away end in the league, with great views, comfort, our own bar and in London, so it's worth paying the extra £2 than away fans pay for seats in our away end.

It's now the case that INCREASING the cost of the South Stand to £15 actually eradicates some of the complaints of the away fans which is ridiculous. We can't give them terracing. We can't decrease the cost of seats to £10. So either close the terrace or increase the price?
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Re: South Stand

Postby MCB » 01 Mar 2019, 14:32

jerroll wrote:I agree they have a point however their club charges away fans £15 for the most primitive accommodation with no cover in the event of inclement weather!


£16, or £18 on the day. I have been to Barrow (not the ground) as i'm from that way, so I know there is plenty of inclement weather. So the away fans don't get cover?

Definitely worth a '£2' supplement.
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Re: South Stand

Postby jerroll » 01 Mar 2019, 14:37

MCB wrote:
jerroll wrote:I agree they have a point however their club charges away fans £15 for the most primitive accommodation with no cover in the event of inclement weather!


£16, or £18 on the day. I have been to Barrow (not the ground) as i'm from that way, so I know there is plenty of inclement weather. So the away fans don't get cover?

Definitely worth a '£2' supplement.

only if you can get a seat as only 1000 in whole ground!!
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Re: South Stand

Postby Tuesds » 01 Mar 2019, 15:00

Hiveoccupier wrote:
MCB wrote:It's difficult to make them understand they are not getting like for like.

If they are trying to compare then they should realise we pay more for equivilent facilities compared to what they are getting. If the terrace had decent views or a bar i'd have sympathy.


The view is fine unless you stand right behind the goal. Bars aren't an essential for everyone or even most. £10 v £22 is quite a big differential.


They don’t pay £22. They pay £20. It’s home fans who pay £22, to sit in the West Stand. Come to think of it, the comparison between the West and the North Stands is a much fairer one, and we charge away fans less than home fans!

They’re getting a bargain, and should be hailing us for our benevolence! Or at least quit their moaning.
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Re: South Stand

Postby Hiveoccupier » 01 Mar 2019, 15:35

Tuesds wrote:
Hiveoccupier wrote:
MCB wrote:It's difficult to make them understand they are not getting like for like.

If they are trying to compare then they should realise we pay more for equivilent facilities compared to what they are getting. If the terrace had decent views or a bar i'd have sympathy.


The view is fine unless you stand right behind the goal. Bars aren't an essential for everyone or even most. £10 v £22 is quite a big differential.


They don’t pay £22. They pay £20. It’s home fans who pay £22, to sit in the West Stand. Come to think of it, the comparison between the West and the North Stands is a much fairer one, and we charge away fans less than home fans!

They’re getting a bargain, and should be hailing us for our benevolence! Or at least stop moaning.


Sorry about the £2 error.

It is a fact that Barnet supporters can watch this game for the price a £10 adult standing ticket and the cheapest that a Barrow fan can watch it with an adult ticket is £20.

However we might want to justify things it is a material difference in available price points and it is bound to attract some complaints from those away supporters. Especially those who don't place any value on sitting or having access to a bar in a football stadium.
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Re: South Stand

Postby pgbee » 01 Mar 2019, 17:10

Orient did (have been doing) it for years , it's nothing new. Do away with terrace,so that you can charge away fans more for a seat. And in their case, a worse view.
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Re: South Stand

Postby becbee » 01 Mar 2019, 17:23

ETBee wrote:Blimey. If the Barrow fans are complaining about the Hive I can't imagine what they would say/have said when they visit Solihull!


They probably prefer Solihull as being a couple of hours closer than The Hive is.

To be honest, if I travelled for over 5 hours for an away match, I'd at least want a good view of the match itself - which they'll get from the away stand.
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Re: South Stand

Postby lemming3k » 01 Mar 2019, 23:35

Like it or not and regardless of what most fans prefer, seats command higher prices. The North stand is fully seated, has fantastic views, and is brand new with very good facilities. It is in no way comparable to the South and any reasonable fan will see how blatantly obvious the difference is when they arrive.

£20 is pretty much spot on and fully comparable to other clubs pricing structures, more so considering what Barrow and many other clubs charge (both home and away) fans for low quality terracing with poor views and barely a pot to piss in.
Yes, home fans get a very good deal to see a game for £10 when you'd expect to pay £17 or so and it is a big difference, but that doesn't make the away end overpriced and the club are entitled to offer home fans a discount if they desire, it comes out of our budget after all. I'm certain we aren't the only club to ever do that and it's probably partly in response to the poor decision to increase prices at the start of the season.
Enjoy it while it lasts as when the new stand goes up we will no doubt pay the same price as away fans, and that will also be entirely correct.

If Barrow fans feel ripped off, I'd suggest a visit to Borehamwood so they can see what they get for their £20 there! Quite frankly we probably have the best priced away facilities in the league, but you can't please everyone.
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