Tickets for York City's play-off first leg sell out

York Press: Tickets for York City's play-off first leg sell out Tickets for York City's play-off first leg sell out

YORK City remaining 600 tickets for Saturday’s play-off, semi-final first leg against Fleetwood at Bootham Crescent were sold by noon today.

Tickets for the away leg on Friday, May 16 will also go on sale for season-ticket holders tomorrow from 9am to 5pm.

City have been given an allocation of 1,056 and season-ticket holders will have the opportunity to buy one per person first. Tickets will then go on general sale on Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Credit card sales will be accepted from season-ticket holders and non-season ticket holders, the latter from Friday at 9am onwards, over the telephone by calling 01904 624447.

All tickets not purchased in person, however, must be collected from the ticket office at Bootham Crescent during opening hours prior to the second leg. They cannot be collected from Fleetwood and will not be posted out.

Prices for standing are £16 (adults), £11 (over-65s) and £8 (U16s) and respective seating prices at £18, £13 and £10.

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12:22pm Wed 7 May 14

Proudyorkshireman says...

More proof that a 6000 seater stadium capacity will NOT be enough
More proof that a 6000 seater stadium capacity will NOT be enough Proudyorkshireman
  • Score: 49

12:57pm Wed 7 May 14

YorkCityLuke says...

Does anyone know the actual number of tickets we've sold in order to 'sell out'? I think the ground is meant to hold about 8000 but that's including the away end.
Does anyone know the actual number of tickets we've sold in order to 'sell out'? I think the ground is meant to hold about 8000 but that's including the away end. YorkCityLuke
  • Score: 6

1:09pm Wed 7 May 14

Lambi-63 says...

Think it's just under 6,000. Fleetwood had sold about 250 yesterday. Wonder if there's any way of spitting the away end into two to allow extra City fans in.

Agre with Proudyorkshireman. The stadium capacity has reduced over the years and I think stands at 7,800, but tha's dependent on away sides selling nearly 2,000!
Think it's just under 6,000. Fleetwood had sold about 250 yesterday. Wonder if there's any way of spitting the away end into two to allow extra City fans in. Agre with Proudyorkshireman. The stadium capacity has reduced over the years and I think stands at 7,800, but tha's dependent on away sides selling nearly 2,000! Lambi-63
  • Score: 7

1:16pm Wed 7 May 14

NottsExile says...

Elf and Safety will prevent any flexibility in arrangements (bless them) so we will have an overwhelming advantage in terms of noise and support, with tumbleweed blowing across the away end (- no disrespect to our opponents)
Despite others' comments about the fan base at Fleetwood, you would expect them to get excited enough to come over ON A SATURDAY for a vital game. We will need to travel ON A FRIDAY but we will travel in force and create a wonderful atmosphere, nothing less than our great club derserves.
Elf and Safety will prevent any flexibility in arrangements (bless them) so we will have an overwhelming advantage in terms of noise and support, with tumbleweed blowing across the away end (- no disrespect to our opponents) Despite others' comments about the fan base at Fleetwood, you would expect them to get excited enough to come over ON A SATURDAY for a vital game. We will need to travel ON A FRIDAY but we will travel in force and create a wonderful atmosphere, nothing less than our great club derserves. NottsExile
  • Score: 13

1:23pm Wed 7 May 14

Some old bloke says...

I've searched the official club site but can't find any reference to the ground capacity. The Press gives it as 9496 (really?). Whatever the correct official figure is, you can guarantee that fewer tickets than that will be sold - segregating fans and other H&S issues will make sure of that. This is why a new 6000 seater stadium is unlikely to hold 6000 people.
I've searched the official club site but can't find any reference to the ground capacity. The Press gives it as 9496 (really?). Whatever the correct official figure is, you can guarantee that fewer tickets than that will be sold - segregating fans and other H&S issues will make sure of that. This is why a new 6000 seater stadium is unlikely to hold 6000 people. Some old bloke
  • Score: 8

1:27pm Wed 7 May 14

Fat Harry says...

You could only divide the away end by denying hundreds of people access to adequate toilet and catering facilities. Not acceptable in the 21st century, even if the stadium is a relic of the 1930s.

Only way round it would be de-segregation which the powers-that-be won't be allowing any time soon.
You could only divide the away end by denying hundreds of people access to adequate toilet and catering facilities. Not acceptable in the 21st century, even if the stadium is a relic of the 1930s. Only way round it would be de-segregation which the powers-that-be won't be allowing any time soon. Fat Harry
  • Score: 1

1:43pm Wed 7 May 14

The Legend Of Keith says...

Fat Harry wrote:
You could only divide the away end by denying hundreds of people access to adequate toilet and catering facilities. Not acceptable in the 21st century, even if the stadium is a relic of the 1930s.

Only way round it would be de-segregation which the powers-that-be won't be allowing any time soon.
Move all Fleetwood seating to the Main Stand. Open the whole Pop Stand to York fans. This will enable all the Pop Stand to access the toilets and refreshments of the Longhurst stand.

This won't be possible now and H&S and policing/stewarding will need to be considered and probably veto it. A good case for a larger capacity at the new stadium if ever there was.

Brilliant that we have sold out so quickly and there is such healthy disappointment for those not getting tickets.
[quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: You could only divide the away end by denying hundreds of people access to adequate toilet and catering facilities. Not acceptable in the 21st century, even if the stadium is a relic of the 1930s. Only way round it would be de-segregation which the powers-that-be won't be allowing any time soon.[/p][/quote]Move all Fleetwood seating to the Main Stand. Open the whole Pop Stand to York fans. This will enable all the Pop Stand to access the toilets and refreshments of the Longhurst stand. This won't be possible now and H&S and policing/stewarding will need to be considered and probably veto it. A good case for a larger capacity at the new stadium if ever there was. Brilliant that we have sold out so quickly and there is such healthy disappointment for those not getting tickets. The Legend Of Keith
  • Score: 3

1:53pm Wed 7 May 14

againstthecuts says...

I think the capacity was reduced to 7,300
I think the capacity was reduced to 7,300 againstthecuts
  • Score: 1

1:53pm Wed 7 May 14

againstthecuts says...

The ground capacity is 7,872
The ground capacity is 7,872 againstthecuts
  • Score: 1

2:24pm Wed 7 May 14

redbluelion says...

againstthecuts wrote:
The ground capacity is 7,872
thats right according to wiki. how wrong i was proved this season and the team turned the season on its head got my tickets for saturday..will be shouting screaming and singing along with the rest ..no-matter what happens now its been one he** of a season thanks to the players manager all the coaching staff the groundsman the chairman and the tea lady... lets dream of wembley again and another promotion....
[quote][p][bold]againstthecuts[/bold] wrote: The ground capacity is 7,872[/p][/quote]thats right according to wiki. how wrong i was proved this season and the team turned the season on its head got my tickets for saturday..will be shouting screaming and singing along with the rest ..no-matter what happens now its been one he** of a season thanks to the players manager all the coaching staff the groundsman the chairman and the tea lady... lets dream of wembley again and another promotion.... redbluelion
  • Score: 11

3:41pm Wed 7 May 14

AlwaysMike says...

Absolutely fantastic that we've sold out. Let's hope we are at least as loud as we were at Scunny!

A friend got my tickets after a 2 and a half hour queue on sat. I'll be repaying the favour tomorrow morning. The deck chair may be accompanying me!
Absolutely fantastic that we've sold out. Let's hope we are at least as loud as we were at Scunny! A friend got my tickets after a 2 and a half hour queue on sat. I'll be repaying the favour tomorrow morning. The deck chair may be accompanying me! AlwaysMike
  • Score: 1

4:07pm Wed 7 May 14

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Both matches, home and away, are live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports HD1. That's me sorted :-)
Both matches, home and away, are live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports HD1. That's me sorted :-) Garrowby Turnoff
  • Score: -10

4:23pm Wed 7 May 14

dctyke says...

Proves a 6000 mx is nowhere near big enough!
Proves a 6000 mx is nowhere near big enough! dctyke
  • Score: 14

4:50pm Wed 7 May 14

tips says...

Proudyorkshireman wrote:
More proof that a 6000 seater stadium capacity will NOT be enough
Quite agree you only have to look at some of the potential games in Division 1 to appreciate a 6000 capacity is far too small.If clubs like Yeovil can also reach the Championship then why can't we do the same eventually.
I am not getting carried away and hope we can gain promotion if not this season then certainly next.
It is essential that the powers that be get the decision on the ground size right first time and not build a 6000 capacity with talk of add ons later.
I think a 8000/10000 capacity would be acceptable.
[quote][p][bold]Proudyorkshireman[/bold] wrote: More proof that a 6000 seater stadium capacity will NOT be enough[/p][/quote]Quite agree you only have to look at some of the potential games in Division 1 to appreciate a 6000 capacity is far too small.If clubs like Yeovil can also reach the Championship then why can't we do the same eventually. I am not getting carried away and hope we can gain promotion if not this season then certainly next. It is essential that the powers that be get the decision on the ground size right first time and not build a 6000 capacity with talk of add ons later. I think a 8000/10000 capacity would be acceptable. tips
  • Score: 9

5:11pm Wed 7 May 14

Garrowby Turnoff says...

tips wrote:
Proudyorkshireman wrote:
More proof that a 6000 seater stadium capacity will NOT be enough
Quite agree you only have to look at some of the potential games in Division 1 to appreciate a 6000 capacity is far too small.If clubs like Yeovil can also reach the Championship then why can't we do the same eventually.
I am not getting carried away and hope we can gain promotion if not this season then certainly next.
It is essential that the powers that be get the decision on the ground size right first time and not build a 6000 capacity with talk of add ons later.
I think a 8000/10000 capacity would be acceptable.
With an 8k capacity that'll mean a typical 4000 crowd would mean the place was half-empty most of the time, rather than two thirds full with 6k stadium. Can we really justify buying all the extra empty seats?

Just asking - not knocking.
[quote][p][bold]tips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Proudyorkshireman[/bold] wrote: More proof that a 6000 seater stadium capacity will NOT be enough[/p][/quote]Quite agree you only have to look at some of the potential games in Division 1 to appreciate a 6000 capacity is far too small.If clubs like Yeovil can also reach the Championship then why can't we do the same eventually. I am not getting carried away and hope we can gain promotion if not this season then certainly next. It is essential that the powers that be get the decision on the ground size right first time and not build a 6000 capacity with talk of add ons later. I think a 8000/10000 capacity would be acceptable.[/p][/quote]With an 8k capacity that'll mean a typical 4000 crowd would mean the place was half-empty most of the time, rather than two thirds full with 6k stadium. Can we really justify buying all the extra empty seats? Just asking - not knocking. Garrowby Turnoff
  • Score: -6

5:45pm Wed 7 May 14

redbluelion says...

should be an age restriction anyone over 50 your too old and no-longer fit enough to attend football matches at bc,because of health and safety we can't risk you having a heart attack with all the singing and shouting best leave it to the young one's in the future..only joking its a wind up,if that was the case id be baned too...50 on saturday so give me a game to remember city and score a hat full of goal to make the old man happy..
should be an age restriction anyone over 50 your too old and no-longer fit enough to attend football matches at bc,because of health and safety we can't risk you having a heart attack with all the singing and shouting best leave it to the young one's in the future..only joking its a wind up,if that was the case id be baned too...50 on saturday so give me a game to remember city and score a hat full of goal to make the old man happy.. redbluelion
  • Score: -3

5:49pm Wed 7 May 14

spockboy2 says...

sing ..Where were you when we were crap wheeerree were you when weee were crap ..come on city !!!
sing ..Where were you when we were crap wheeerree were you when weee were crap ..come on city !!! spockboy2
  • Score: 3

6:36pm Wed 7 May 14

yorkieforever says...

Working over Blackpool way this week, Went to Highbury this afternoon, purchased tickets for home match in away end and away match in home end, no bother at all and don't think i was the only one doing so.
Working over Blackpool way this week, Went to Highbury this afternoon, purchased tickets for home match in away end and away match in home end, no bother at all and don't think i was the only one doing so. yorkieforever
  • Score: 5

7:41pm Wed 7 May 14

againstthecuts says...

yorkieforever wrote:
Working over Blackpool way this week, Went to Highbury this afternoon, purchased tickets for home match in away end and away match in home end, no bother at all and don't think i was the only one doing so.
I've heard there's been york city fans going up to fleet wood to buy tickets for the game as they have totally sold out at york.
[quote][p][bold]yorkieforever[/bold] wrote: Working over Blackpool way this week, Went to Highbury this afternoon, purchased tickets for home match in away end and away match in home end, no bother at all and don't think i was the only one doing so.[/p][/quote]I've heard there's been york city fans going up to fleet wood to buy tickets for the game as they have totally sold out at york. againstthecuts
  • Score: 5

8:16pm Wed 7 May 14

Yorkieroy60 says...

spockboy2 wrote:
sing ..Where were you when we were crap wheeerree were you when weee were crap ..come on city !!!
Exactly! where were they indeed! always the same regular supporters get their noses pushed out at times like this when they all come out of the woodwork!-
Can't believe the Club let season ticket holders walk away with as many tickets as they wanted-no system in place?-diabolical!
Good job we're good on the pitch!...Come on City!!!
[quote][p][bold]spockboy2[/bold] wrote: sing ..Where were you when we were crap wheeerree were you when weee were crap ..come on city !!![/p][/quote]Exactly! where were they indeed! always the same regular supporters get their noses pushed out at times like this when they all come out of the woodwork!- Can't believe the Club let season ticket holders walk away with as many tickets as they wanted-no system in place?-diabolical! Good job we're good on the pitch!...Come on City!!! Yorkieroy60
  • Score: 3

8:42pm Wed 7 May 14

duffy says...

Garrowby Turnoff wrote:
tips wrote:
Proudyorkshireman wrote:
More proof that a 6000 seater stadium capacity will NOT be enough
Quite agree you only have to look at some of the potential games in Division 1 to appreciate a 6000 capacity is far too small.If clubs like Yeovil can also reach the Championship then why can't we do the same eventually.
I am not getting carried away and hope we can gain promotion if not this season then certainly next.
It is essential that the powers that be get the decision on the ground size right first time and not build a 6000 capacity with talk of add ons later.
I think a 8000/10000 capacity would be acceptable.
With an 8k capacity that'll mean a typical 4000 crowd would mean the place was half-empty most of the time, rather than two thirds full with 6k stadium. Can we really justify buying all the extra empty seats?

Just asking - not knocking.
Last time we were in league one we averaged 5500, given segregation and the number of local derbies I'm struggling to see how a 6000 capacity would give us any level of flexibility. Any game looking even close to capacity from either home or away support would end up all ticket and I think at least half a dozen games would attract a higher attendance than 6000.
At league one level I don't think 6000 is even an option.
[quote][p][bold]Garrowby Turnoff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Proudyorkshireman[/bold] wrote: More proof that a 6000 seater stadium capacity will NOT be enough[/p][/quote]Quite agree you only have to look at some of the potential games in Division 1 to appreciate a 6000 capacity is far too small.If clubs like Yeovil can also reach the Championship then why can't we do the same eventually. I am not getting carried away and hope we can gain promotion if not this season then certainly next. It is essential that the powers that be get the decision on the ground size right first time and not build a 6000 capacity with talk of add ons later. I think a 8000/10000 capacity would be acceptable.[/p][/quote]With an 8k capacity that'll mean a typical 4000 crowd would mean the place was half-empty most of the time, rather than two thirds full with 6k stadium. Can we really justify buying all the extra empty seats? Just asking - not knocking.[/p][/quote]Last time we were in league one we averaged 5500, given segregation and the number of local derbies I'm struggling to see how a 6000 capacity would give us any level of flexibility. Any game looking even close to capacity from either home or away support would end up all ticket and I think at least half a dozen games would attract a higher attendance than 6000. At league one level I don't think 6000 is even an option. duffy
  • Score: 14

8:49pm Wed 7 May 14

dazthecat says...

Yorkieroy60 wrote:
spockboy2 wrote:
sing ..Where were you when we were crap wheeerree were you when weee were crap ..come on city !!!
Exactly! where were they indeed! always the same regular supporters get their noses pushed out at times like this when they all come out of the woodwork!-
Can't believe the Club let season ticket holders walk away with as many tickets as they wanted-no system in place?-diabolical!
Good job we're good on the pitch!...Come on City!!!
I would never discourage anyone for coming to support us, even if they do just come along for the good times. But there does seem to be a lot of genuine excitement at what's happening at the moment, so hopefully a few of the less regular fans might stick around next season. I certainly don't think chanting at their regularity does anyone any favours
[quote][p][bold]Yorkieroy60[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spockboy2[/bold] wrote: sing ..Where were you when we were crap wheeerree were you when weee were crap ..come on city !!![/p][/quote]Exactly! where were they indeed! always the same regular supporters get their noses pushed out at times like this when they all come out of the woodwork!- Can't believe the Club let season ticket holders walk away with as many tickets as they wanted-no system in place?-diabolical! Good job we're good on the pitch!...Come on City!!![/p][/quote]I would never discourage anyone for coming to support us, even if they do just come along for the good times. But there does seem to be a lot of genuine excitement at what's happening at the moment, so hopefully a few of the less regular fans might stick around next season. I certainly don't think chanting at their regularity does anyone any favours dazthecat
  • Score: 21

8:54pm Wed 7 May 14

ian923 says...

Where have all these so called supporters been all season.? We have never been near capacity all season even when the away side has brought over 1000! Approximately 3000 of the crowd are going to be glory hunters on Saturday on probably their first visit to Bootham Crescent. It,s good for the club though and with a bit of luck and a good result some may return next season.
Where have all these so called supporters been all season.? We have never been near capacity all season even when the away side has brought over 1000! Approximately 3000 of the crowd are going to be glory hunters on Saturday on probably their first visit to Bootham Crescent. It,s good for the club though and with a bit of luck and a good result some may return next season. ian923
  • Score: -3

11:03pm Wed 7 May 14

Peppa07 says...

spockboy2 wrote:
sing ..Where were you when we were crap wheeerree were you when weee were crap ..come on city !!!
I like this. The attendances this season have been poor. City have a hard core of 3,300 dedicated fans, many of whom get to several away games. Then there's the once or twice a season brigade. Not good enough really. Sorry to moan but if we are to get a stadium with 8 or 10K it's going to be mostly so we can meet the demands of big travelling support from Bradford, Sheffield United, Coventry and a couple of others. Still, that's money for the club and big games will add the twice-a-season brigade to the home support, adding income for the club. So we definitely need an 8,000 minimum stadium.
It's a shame there are more armchair Premiershxxx supporters than fans of proper football in York. NW and the team deserve better. COYR! Looking forward to a great win on Saturday!!!
[quote][p][bold]spockboy2[/bold] wrote: sing ..Where were you when we were crap wheeerree were you when weee were crap ..come on city !!![/p][/quote]I like this. The attendances this season have been poor. City have a hard core of 3,300 dedicated fans, many of whom get to several away games. Then there's the once or twice a season brigade. Not good enough really. Sorry to moan but if we are to get a stadium with 8 or 10K it's going to be mostly so we can meet the demands of big travelling support from Bradford, Sheffield United, Coventry and a couple of others. Still, that's money for the club and big games will add the twice-a-season brigade to the home support, adding income for the club. So we definitely need an 8,000 minimum stadium. It's a shame there are more armchair Premiershxxx supporters than fans of proper football in York. NW and the team deserve better. COYR! Looking forward to a great win on Saturday!!! Peppa07
  • Score: 2

11:22pm Wed 7 May 14

redbluelion says...

i think all clubs should hand out vouchers to traveling away supporters as well as home so when it comes down to these play off games regular loyal supporters get first choice on any play off tickets...
i think all clubs should hand out vouchers to traveling away supporters as well as home so when it comes down to these play off games regular loyal supporters get first choice on any play off tickets... redbluelion
  • Score: 5

12:06am Thu 8 May 14

PositiveFootball says...

to every home game this season. Couldn't get to the ground and couldn't get through on the telephone. No ticket and pretty p***** off.
to every home game this season. Couldn't get to the ground and couldn't get through on the telephone. No ticket and pretty p***** off. PositiveFootball
  • Score: 5

12:42am Thu 8 May 14

haveapasty says...

I think these mutterings about the 'once a season' brigade is quite harsh to be honest. And no, I'm not one of them- I study in London and I go to the southern away games and come back for some home matches around family commitments and if I fancy a trip home and, each and every time, my dad and a couple of his mates go- one cov fan, one orient and one man utd- come as well, all who live in York and get as into supporting city as I do. I don't enjoy seeing the day trippers coming to quietly applaud, and will be rather dischuffed if I see a fair few come Saturday night as I'm sure we all know one or two genuine fans who have missed out on tickets, but I think that if they put their voices to it and show genuine passion and support for the team, I'd say anyone is welcome to the revival or york city, as screened by sky.
I think these mutterings about the 'once a season' brigade is quite harsh to be honest. And no, I'm not one of them- I study in London and I go to the southern away games and come back for some home matches around family commitments and if I fancy a trip home and, each and every time, my dad and a couple of his mates go- one cov fan, one orient and one man utd- come as well, all who live in York and get as into supporting city as I do. I don't enjoy seeing the day trippers coming to quietly applaud, and will be rather dischuffed if I see a fair few come Saturday night as I'm sure we all know one or two genuine fans who have missed out on tickets, but I think that if they put their voices to it and show genuine passion and support for the team, I'd say anyone is welcome to the revival or york city, as screened by sky. haveapasty
  • Score: 4

12:43am Thu 8 May 14

haveapasty says...

I think these mutterings about the 'once a season' brigade is quite harsh to be honest. And no, I'm not one of them- I study in London and I go to the southern away games and come back for some home matches around family commitments and if I fancy a trip home and, each and every time, my dad and a couple of his mates go- one cov fan, one orient and one man utd- come as well, all who live in York and get as into supporting city as I do. I don't enjoy seeing the day trippers coming to quietly applaud, and will be rather dischuffed if I see a fair few come Saturday night as I'm sure we all know one or two genuine fans who have missed out on tickets, but I think that if they put their voices to it and show genuine passion and support for the team, I'd say anyone is welcome to the revival of york city, as screened by sky.
I think these mutterings about the 'once a season' brigade is quite harsh to be honest. And no, I'm not one of them- I study in London and I go to the southern away games and come back for some home matches around family commitments and if I fancy a trip home and, each and every time, my dad and a couple of his mates go- one cov fan, one orient and one man utd- come as well, all who live in York and get as into supporting city as I do. I don't enjoy seeing the day trippers coming to quietly applaud, and will be rather dischuffed if I see a fair few come Saturday night as I'm sure we all know one or two genuine fans who have missed out on tickets, but I think that if they put their voices to it and show genuine passion and support for the team, I'd say anyone is welcome to the revival of york city, as screened by sky. haveapasty
  • Score: 1

7:49am Thu 8 May 14

NotInOz says...

I'd like to offer a thought on the 3,300 hard core versus once per season debate. I'm not convinced it's so clear cut. We sell (say) 1,000 season tickets who are accounted in every home attendance. That leaves a weekly attendance of 2,000+ non-season ticket holders. Some of these will be unable to afford to fork out for a season ticket up front, but may still make most games. However, I suspect that a lot of these are people who cannot make enough home games to justify a season ticket - whether it's for financial, work / study or family reasons. That sugests that the floating 2,000 is made up of different people every week. If each of these can afford / manage to attend (say) a third of home games on average then that means we have 1,000 season ticket holders plus 6,000 (2,000 x 3) other reasonably regular fans, or a core support of 7,000. When a big match comes along, those who are limited financially or otherwise will push the boat out to attend, hence the surge in interest.
I'd like to offer a thought on the 3,300 hard core versus once per season debate. I'm not convinced it's so clear cut. We sell (say) 1,000 season tickets who are accounted in every home attendance. That leaves a weekly attendance of 2,000+ non-season ticket holders. Some of these will be unable to afford to fork out for a season ticket up front, but may still make most games. However, I suspect that a lot of these are people who cannot make enough home games to justify a season ticket - whether it's for financial, work / study or family reasons. That sugests that the floating 2,000 is made up of different people every week. If each of these can afford / manage to attend (say) a third of home games on average then that means we have 1,000 season ticket holders plus 6,000 (2,000 x 3) other reasonably regular fans, or a core support of 7,000. When a big match comes along, those who are limited financially or otherwise will push the boat out to attend, hence the surge in interest. NotInOz
  • Score: 19

7:50am Thu 8 May 14

NotInOz says...

PS On the same thought ... as haveapasty suggests ... all the exile fans around the country / world will also be making the extra effort for the bigger games.
PS On the same thought ... as haveapasty suggests ... all the exile fans around the country / world will also be making the extra effort for the bigger games. NotInOz
  • Score: 1

8:28am Thu 8 May 14

PositiveFootball says...

OK, crying in my porridge, still trying to come to terms with not having a ticket for the game. Briefly thought about travelling to Fleetwood for a ticket, but watching it at the pub with a pint won hands down over watching it with the cod army. Anybody know a likely pub where there will be a large contingent of Minster Men fans so that we can create our own little BC?
OK, crying in my porridge, still trying to come to terms with not having a ticket for the game. Briefly thought about travelling to Fleetwood for a ticket, but watching it at the pub with a pint won hands down over watching it with the cod army. Anybody know a likely pub where there will be a large contingent of Minster Men fans so that we can create our own little BC? PositiveFootball
  • Score: 1

8:33am Thu 8 May 14

Peppa07 says...

Haveapasty and NotInOz make good points. Yes, there are proper supporters like Haveapasty who live far away or for other reasons miss a lot of games, sure. I wouldn't want to denegrate them at all. My gripe is literally with the once a season brigade - the types who'll show up for a playoff or if we draw a top club in the Cup so that others like PositiveFootball can't even get a ticket.
There should be a token system so that regular fans get tickets or a limit of two per purchase. I heard season ticket holders were buying loads of tickets, so expect a black market on Saturday night. I hope Positive Football gets his ticket at face value. If I had a spare I'd meet you in the pub, mate!
Haveapasty and NotInOz make good points. Yes, there are proper supporters like Haveapasty who live far away or for other reasons miss a lot of games, sure. I wouldn't want to denegrate them at all. My gripe is literally with the once a season brigade - the types who'll show up for a playoff or if we draw a top club in the Cup so that others like PositiveFootball can't even get a ticket. There should be a token system so that regular fans get tickets or a limit of two per purchase. I heard season ticket holders were buying loads of tickets, so expect a black market on Saturday night. I hope Positive Football gets his ticket at face value. If I had a spare I'd meet you in the pub, mate! Peppa07
  • Score: 6

9:05am Thu 8 May 14

Fat Harry says...

Season ticket holders who were buying lots of tickets were mostly buying them for mates, many of whom would be season ticket holders anyway; that's how I got my ticket because I can't get to BC during office hours. If Fat Harriet gets to BC in time today, I hope to be OK for the away leg too, but I might not...

Whatever system the club chooses to distribute a limited number of tickets for a big game, there'll always be some loyal supporters who miss out for reasons beyond their own (or the club's) control.

I'd just say, compare the chaos at the tail end of last season with the calm and professional way the club has dealt with the demands of this season.

Whether or not I get to Fleetwood, I feel I've been given a fair chance, and will have been treated far far better than those unlucky people who missed out on the home match v Southend last year.
Season ticket holders who were buying lots of tickets were mostly buying them for mates, many of whom would be season ticket holders anyway; that's how I got my ticket because I can't get to BC during office hours. If Fat Harriet gets to BC in time today, I hope to be OK for the away leg too, but I might not... Whatever system the club chooses to distribute a limited number of tickets for a big game, there'll always be some loyal supporters who miss out for reasons beyond their own (or the club's) control. I'd just say, compare the chaos at the tail end of last season with the calm and professional way the club has dealt with the demands of this season. Whether or not I get to Fleetwood, I feel I've been given a fair chance, and will have been treated far far better than those unlucky people who missed out on the home match v Southend last year. Fat Harry
  • Score: 7

10:05am Thu 8 May 14

The Legend Of Keith says...

haveapasty wrote:
I think these mutterings about the 'once a season' brigade is quite harsh to be honest. And no, I'm not one of them- I study in London and I go to the southern away games and come back for some home matches around family commitments and if I fancy a trip home and, each and every time, my dad and a couple of his mates go- one cov fan, one orient and one man utd- come as well, all who live in York and get as into supporting city as I do. I don't enjoy seeing the day trippers coming to quietly applaud, and will be rather dischuffed if I see a fair few come Saturday night as I'm sure we all know one or two genuine fans who have missed out on tickets, but I think that if they put their voices to it and show genuine passion and support for the team, I'd say anyone is welcome to the revival or york city, as screened by sky.
Here here and well said. York supporters are all over the country (down South for me) and it is simply logistically from a cost and family life perspective impossible to get back to every home game. However, I've supported York for over 25 years and have in the past for many years been an "every home game" and "some away". I look out for their results every game before any other and always will.

I am going to the home game with some friends who follow York as well as a number of other higher level teams. They go several times a year, but not every game. Success leads to interest and success leads to exactly this type of person coming back more frequently which is what York as a club needs. This is the formula that will guarantee success and stability off the pitch for York.

Those regulars who saw York through the nightmare Conference years deserve huge credit (myself included) and they kept the club alive, but they are the foundation on which a greater fan base must be built. There can be no "them and us", no division, no disharmony. Every single person who wants to attend and get behind the club should be encouraged. This is how York, our club, will go from strength to strength.
[quote][p][bold]haveapasty[/bold] wrote: I think these mutterings about the 'once a season' brigade is quite harsh to be honest. And no, I'm not one of them- I study in London and I go to the southern away games and come back for some home matches around family commitments and if I fancy a trip home and, each and every time, my dad and a couple of his mates go- one cov fan, one orient and one man utd- come as well, all who live in York and get as into supporting city as I do. I don't enjoy seeing the day trippers coming to quietly applaud, and will be rather dischuffed if I see a fair few come Saturday night as I'm sure we all know one or two genuine fans who have missed out on tickets, but I think that if they put their voices to it and show genuine passion and support for the team, I'd say anyone is welcome to the revival or york city, as screened by sky.[/p][/quote]Here here and well said. York supporters are all over the country (down South for me) and it is simply logistically from a cost and family life perspective impossible to get back to every home game. However, I've supported York for over 25 years and have in the past for many years been an "every home game" and "some away". I look out for their results every game before any other and always will. I am going to the home game with some friends who follow York as well as a number of other higher level teams. They go several times a year, but not every game. Success leads to interest and success leads to exactly this type of person coming back more frequently which is what York as a club needs. This is the formula that will guarantee success and stability off the pitch for York. Those regulars who saw York through the nightmare Conference years deserve huge credit (myself included) and they kept the club alive, but they are the foundation on which a greater fan base must be built. There can be no "them and us", no division, no disharmony. Every single person who wants to attend and get behind the club should be encouraged. This is how York, our club, will go from strength to strength. The Legend Of Keith
  • Score: 25

10:12am Thu 8 May 14

The Legend Of Keith says...

duffy wrote:
Garrowby Turnoff wrote:
tips wrote:
Proudyorkshireman wrote:
More proof that a 6000 seater stadium capacity will NOT be enough
Quite agree you only have to look at some of the potential games in Division 1 to appreciate a 6000 capacity is far too small.If clubs like Yeovil can also reach the Championship then why can't we do the same eventually.
I am not getting carried away and hope we can gain promotion if not this season then certainly next.
It is essential that the powers that be get the decision on the ground size right first time and not build a 6000 capacity with talk of add ons later.
I think a 8000/10000 capacity would be acceptable.
With an 8k capacity that'll mean a typical 4000 crowd would mean the place was half-empty most of the time, rather than two thirds full with 6k stadium. Can we really justify buying all the extra empty seats?

Just asking - not knocking.
Last time we were in league one we averaged 5500, given segregation and the number of local derbies I'm struggling to see how a 6000 capacity would give us any level of flexibility. Any game looking even close to capacity from either home or away support would end up all ticket and I think at least half a dozen games would attract a higher attendance than 6000.
At league one level I don't think 6000 is even an option.
There are some big local(ish) clubs in League 1 who will bring large travelling contingents (well over 1k and potentially up to 3k for some) that will swell the match day takings for the club: Bradford, Coventry, Sheff Utd, Barnsley, Doncaster, Oldham, Rotherham and Preston.

These travelling fans should offset easily the smaller clubs who may visit: Crawley for example.

A new stadium with an 8-10k capacity and, let's say, 1-3k away allocation that can be flexible depending on opposition will allow easily those of York who want to attend plus making a good return on away ticket sales. It's simple business sense that a 6k stadium will not allow us to realise this potential return.
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garrowby Turnoff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Proudyorkshireman[/bold] wrote: More proof that a 6000 seater stadium capacity will NOT be enough[/p][/quote]Quite agree you only have to look at some of the potential games in Division 1 to appreciate a 6000 capacity is far too small.If clubs like Yeovil can also reach the Championship then why can't we do the same eventually. I am not getting carried away and hope we can gain promotion if not this season then certainly next. It is essential that the powers that be get the decision on the ground size right first time and not build a 6000 capacity with talk of add ons later. I think a 8000/10000 capacity would be acceptable.[/p][/quote]With an 8k capacity that'll mean a typical 4000 crowd would mean the place was half-empty most of the time, rather than two thirds full with 6k stadium. Can we really justify buying all the extra empty seats? Just asking - not knocking.[/p][/quote]Last time we were in league one we averaged 5500, given segregation and the number of local derbies I'm struggling to see how a 6000 capacity would give us any level of flexibility. Any game looking even close to capacity from either home or away support would end up all ticket and I think at least half a dozen games would attract a higher attendance than 6000. At league one level I don't think 6000 is even an option.[/p][/quote]There are some big local(ish) clubs in League 1 who will bring large travelling contingents (well over 1k and potentially up to 3k for some) that will swell the match day takings for the club: Bradford, Coventry, Sheff Utd, Barnsley, Doncaster, Oldham, Rotherham and Preston. These travelling fans should offset easily the smaller clubs who may visit: Crawley for example. A new stadium with an 8-10k capacity and, let's say, 1-3k away allocation that can be flexible depending on opposition will allow easily those of York who want to attend plus making a good return on away ticket sales. It's simple business sense that a 6k stadium will not allow us to realise this potential return. The Legend Of Keith
  • Score: 10

11:01am Thu 8 May 14

Peppa07 says...

Legend of Keiths (Walwyn and Houchen!) both your posts make perfect sense. Thanks.
Legend of Keiths (Walwyn and Houchen!) both your posts make perfect sense. Thanks. Peppa07
  • Score: 3

11:07am Thu 8 May 14

Peppa07 says...

We can see how vital promotion has become now. Some posters commented on these boards that it was coming too early - which doesn't make any sense to me. We need pomotion now to make it abundantly clear that a 6000 capacity stadium would be a ridiculous false economy and one that in the short and long term would lose the club a lot of money. With promotion now we'll have all the evidence needed to prove that it has to be 8,000 or 10,000 (don't know why but 9,000 sounds like a weird option!). It's scary to think how much rides on the next three matches!
We can see how vital promotion has become now. Some posters commented on these boards that it was coming too early - which doesn't make any sense to me. We need pomotion now to make it abundantly clear that a 6000 capacity stadium would be a ridiculous false economy and one that in the short and long term would lose the club a lot of money. With promotion now we'll have all the evidence needed to prove that it has to be 8,000 or 10,000 (don't know why but 9,000 sounds like a weird option!). It's scary to think how much rides on the next three matches! Peppa07
  • Score: 0

11:24am Thu 8 May 14

Some old bloke says...

It's good to see all the sensible, differing views re tickets. I was surprised that season ticket holders were allowed to buy unlimited numbers of tickets for the home leg. No doubt the aim was to reward regular attenders but surely that was being done anyway by selling to ST holders first. As has been said, there are many fans who come to most games but can't justify a ST and some of these have missed out.
On the new stadium, I don't subscribe to the view that 4000 people in an 8000 stadium will seem half-empty (even if it is!) Isn't that what's been happening this season? I think some people are thinking of a Darlington-type situation, where 2000 fans are 'crammed' into a 25,000 stadium.
It's good to see all the sensible, differing views re tickets. I was surprised that season ticket holders were allowed to buy unlimited numbers of tickets for the home leg. No doubt the aim was to reward regular attenders but surely that was being done anyway by selling to ST holders first. As has been said, there are many fans who come to most games but can't justify a ST and some of these have missed out. On the new stadium, I don't subscribe to the view that 4000 people in an 8000 stadium will seem half-empty (even if it is!) Isn't that what's been happening this season? I think some people are thinking of a Darlington-type situation, where 2000 fans are 'crammed' into a 25,000 stadium. Some old bloke
  • Score: 6

11:43am Thu 8 May 14

PositiveFootball says...

Peppa07 wrote:
Haveapasty and NotInOz make good points. Yes, there are proper supporters like Haveapasty who live far away or for other reasons miss a lot of games, sure. I wouldn't want to denegrate them at all. My gripe is literally with the once a season brigade - the types who'll show up for a playoff or if we draw a top club in the Cup so that others like PositiveFootball can't even get a ticket.
There should be a token system so that regular fans get tickets or a limit of two per purchase. I heard season ticket holders were buying loads of tickets, so expect a black market on Saturday night. I hope Positive Football gets his ticket at face value. If I had a spare I'd meet you in the pub, mate!
Can't believe my luck - just rung the club to voice my opinion and they had some returns in the Popstand.
Hopefully, we'll all be in the Pub celebrating after the game. Good on ya Peppa!
[quote][p][bold]Peppa07[/bold] wrote: Haveapasty and NotInOz make good points. Yes, there are proper supporters like Haveapasty who live far away or for other reasons miss a lot of games, sure. I wouldn't want to denegrate them at all. My gripe is literally with the once a season brigade - the types who'll show up for a playoff or if we draw a top club in the Cup so that others like PositiveFootball can't even get a ticket. There should be a token system so that regular fans get tickets or a limit of two per purchase. I heard season ticket holders were buying loads of tickets, so expect a black market on Saturday night. I hope Positive Football gets his ticket at face value. If I had a spare I'd meet you in the pub, mate![/p][/quote]Can't believe my luck - just rung the club to voice my opinion and they had some returns in the Popstand. Hopefully, we'll all be in the Pub celebrating after the game. Good on ya Peppa! PositiveFootball
  • Score: 6

4:15pm Thu 8 May 14

joejamestom says...

I think some flexibility in the design & operation is required while I cannot see a regular home attendance above 5000 for some time flexibility in the initial design should allow for cost effective expansion. In addition some thought should be given in the design to allowing for expansion of away capacity & still giving the required segregation obviously at the expense of casual home crowd capacity. Probably a 6000 capacity cuts it a bit fine no more than 8000 as we have averaged 3750 this season. Looking upward the average side in league 1 seems to have attendances around 6000.
I think some flexibility in the design & operation is required while I cannot see a regular home attendance above 5000 for some time flexibility in the initial design should allow for cost effective expansion. In addition some thought should be given in the design to allowing for expansion of away capacity & still giving the required segregation obviously at the expense of casual home crowd capacity. Probably a 6000 capacity cuts it a bit fine no more than 8000 as we have averaged 3750 this season. Looking upward the average side in league 1 seems to have attendances around 6000. joejamestom
  • Score: 0

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