Man Utd Season Tickets

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  1. CFC1

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    Just seen on Sky Sports News that Man Utd have sold 64,000 season tickets for the upcoming season :eek: .

    That is impressive, given the level of vitriole when the Glasers took over.
     
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    Fact is, for every Manc who 'protests' by not buying a season ticket, there's a glory hunting mongboy from Surrey willing to travel up and take his place. Roy Keane knows it, I know it, we all know it.

    The stupidity of "United ['PLC'] - NOT FOR SALE" being on supporter banners can never be forgotton.
     
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    Here Here!
    I read in the paper yesterday that Man Utd are now selling prints of the "Not for $ale" banner :eek: If that aint taking the P*** :D
     
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    It's just great for Mr Average with 2 kids who wants to go along for their annual treat to see Man Utd play.

    I'm not Mr Average but I think it takes the p*** when only those that can afford an annual £600-£2000 lay out can go see the top teams play.
     
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    Absolutely right. It's a disgrace, but sadly a trend that looks irreversible. I live in Northern Ireland and on the odd occasion that I want to go over for a game, it's the same story.... no tickets for sale to the general public! No wonder ticket touts are getting fat!

    I understand the need to guarantee some advance revenue via season ticket sales, but it alienates the casual spectator and hinders the growth of potential new supporters.
     
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    :rotfl:
     
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    :boring: Oh look, a bitter scouser, how original.
     
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    Just facts, my friend, just facts.
     
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    The fact is none of the 'big' clubs have any more than a tiny percentage now of their original 'working class', local support. The game has become the home, almost exclusively, of the Middle classes or those with no life and plenty of money to waste on £1,000 season ticket.
     
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    Yep, it's true.
     
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    Just how much are season tickets at ManU? My mind is boggling at the revenue they must have generated.
    And does anyone know of a website that lists a table of seson ticket prices for the Prem & Championship?
    I'm curious, as I'm a season ticket holder at Derby, and for 1 adult & 1 junior (11-16) it costs me £380. A couple of folks I know are paying more to watch teams in the same league and lower.
    And I know, I've asked for it, bring on the jokes :D
     
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    Not sure of a place for all the teams, but here's United's top one:

    North / South Upper Wings £37 per game £703 for the season
     
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    By my reckoning, average season ticket prices being £600 and there being 64,000 of them, that amounts to £38.5 million. It's mindblowing therefore that all of this doesn't even buy a couple of decent players. :eek:

    Even more mindblowing is the thought that Roman Abramovich carries more than this in loose change in his car's ashtray! :D
     
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    64,000 prawn sandwiches at a pound each just about covers Ronney's wages for the week.:rotfl:
     
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    My old boss and his family have 4 Man U season tickets a year, and sells them on straight away at a huge profit. He's done it for at least 15 years to my knowlege, and treats it as a nice little earner.
    AFAIK he's never even been in the ground, and his sons are city supporters! But the profit he makes on the United tickets pay for their season tickets.

    PS Why are they allowed to be called Manchester United? Manchester isn't united so isn't the name a breach of the trade descriptions act?:D
     
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    :eek: Are we being overcharged at the Bridge?
     
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    I'd say so:

    Shevchenko Salad - £30m.

    Shaun Wright Peanuts - £21m.

    Carvalho Potatoes - £20.

    You could have got a Borgetti Bolognese for £1m!

    :rotfl:
     
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    OUCH! :eek: Stupid me, I walked right into that, didn't I?
     
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    Walked into it like a fish into a net :rotfl:

    ...hang on, that's not right is it?
     
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    Because the Glazers interest payments on the loans they took to buy Utd PLC is probably around about £38.5m per year!!
     
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    I never knew you were not a Londoner following your team, so why Chelsea? And for how long?:hiya:
     
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    Del Boy mate: I was born in South London, but I married a girl from Northern Ireland and we moved over here 13 years ago.

    Ironically, I began supporting Chelsea 5 minutes before the start of the 1967 Cup Final. Because most of my little buddies supported Spurs, I decided to be different...The rest, as they say is history (bad history with regards to the result of that game):mad:
     
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    The cheapest Man U season ticket is around £250.
    Hate to keep brining this up but over 70% of season tickets holders live in greater Manchester.
    And you can get a ticket for every game.
    Just go to the the ticket office before the game.
    (the bigger the opponents the earlier you get there)
    And just wait.
    Can be 2 hrs can be 7 hrs but there are always tickets available.
    Been to over 20 matches in the last 3 years doing that way.
    (be warned me and my mates always get there for about 7.30am and are always near the front of the cue.)
     
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    With all those seasonticket holders, I am impressed that they still put some on general sale! I hate to say it, but good for them! :)
     
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    there not classed as general sale, more like returns.
    Most of the time we get sat with the players and wives.
    Sat behind ole and his wife, giggsy's dad, Jordan (when dating Dwight), mark Robbins. rio's brother,beckhams sister and Brooklyn.
    Its mainly them phoning up saying they can't make it and then those tickets get sold.
    If your lucky there will be about 100 tickets up.
    thats why you have to get there early.
    For the Man U vs Real Madrid champs league final i cued for 11hrs to get a ticket for that.
     
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    And Neville Neville?
     
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    and there was still room for other people!?! :eek: Sorry, I couldn't resist it. :oops:
     
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    having 12,000 seats on sale to non season ticket holders is hardly that limited is it? city have the same number, liverpool have something like 16,000.

    before I got my united season ticket (which I have since given up in protest) I used to apply for matches as each game came along, I didn't used to get every one but I got plenty.

    The whole "I can't get tickets" myth is perpetrated by people who feel they need to defend the fact they don't actually GO to football matches, if you are that interested then you can usually get hold of a ticket (and, no, I don't mean by resorting to going to a tout).

    A lot of people would be more than happy to alienate "casual supporters"...
     
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    1. Apart from the season ticket seats at Chelsea, the rest go to away supporters and a limited number of members, meaning very rarely do they go to the general public.

    2. Because of logistical & financial reasons, not everyone can go every week. I live in Northern Ireland and have to work 3 saturdays out of 4 and have 2 children & a wife to support. I can only afford the time & money to take my family over for 2 or 3 matches per season. Each trip costs us around £ 800 and if we do manage to get hold of tickets, they are invariably for category C games.
    You don't know me, so I would appreciate it if you would keep your thinly veiled (and snide) comments in relation to my commitment to my team to yourself.

    3. If you read my post properly, nowhere will you find the phrase " casual supporter.
     
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    What's going on at the Bridge? Following Chelsea's failure to sell their ticket allocation for the Community Shield on Sunday, I see Sky Sports are running a piece this morning saying that Chelsea have actually had to put tickets on general sale for the season opener against Man City on Sunday...... :eek:
     

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