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Admission To League Games Set To Increase

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Replying To achara:  "Will you have no problem with another €5 increase in 5 years time?"
Not at all. I think it's great value for money. When you look at rugby, soccer etc it's very cheap. A great day out. Now I have season tickets so it doesn't really affect me. But it's a measly fiver. You pay that for parking in most shopping centers in country. For our product I don't see 20 as over exorbitant

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15993 - 20/01/2019 00:06:39    2158332

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Replying To Offside_Rule:  "It's a 33 1/3rd percent increase. Not even the utilities companies hike at that rate."
Buy it in centre or SuperValu the day before. Then no increase.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15993 - 20/01/2019 08:30:37    2158342

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Replying To Kepak10:  "Are Supervalu/Centra still selling reduced price tickets up to a day before a game ?"
Yep. They are

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15993 - 20/01/2019 09:55:01    2158350

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Not at all. I think it's great value for money. When you look at rugby, soccer etc it's very cheap. A great day out. Now I have season tickets so it doesn't really affect me. But it's a measly fiver. You pay that for parking in most shopping centers in country. For our product I don't see 20 as over exorbitant"
I think this is the point everyone is missing really. They have raised the price of a per game ticket to make buying a season ticket more attractive and hopefully push a few that direction. Season ticket itself is 120.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 2795 - 20/01/2019 10:21:03    2158359

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "The league is better then the leinster championship so I won't be complaining. €20 is not too bad."
Well theres a first .

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 1829 - 20/01/2019 10:40:56    2158360

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Yep. They are"
Still increase as when buy in supervalu tickets now €15(as opposed to €12 last year)

Thankfully wont effect myself with season ticket but its not fair,especially at time when crowds are decreasing generally, will be interestig to see attendances during league and qualifiers now this year

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 866 - 20/01/2019 12:34:51    2158371

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Buy it in centre or SuperValu the day before. Then no increase."
Ah sure no bother - will drive over an hour to Belfast the day before and over an hour back to save a couple of quid...

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3850 - 20/01/2019 13:52:42    2158388

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Charging an OAP or student €15 to go to a game is an absolute disgrace lads. No matter what way they try to dress it up. An OAP like. That's who the GAA is trying to make profit from. After driving to a game, paying to park in a lot of places as they can't walk far to the pitch, then the scandalous price of programmes on top. It's not right lads. No way.

icehonesty (Wexford) - Posts: 2387 - 20/01/2019 14:36:52    2158389

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Always found GAA as a bunch of complainers, go to a pro14 rugby match, GAA would seem cheap then

PyatPree (Cork) - Posts: 376 - 20/01/2019 15:30:24    2158404

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Replying To tommy132:  "Christ Id want to be getting change out of €10 never mind 20"
Goo point. Based on prices in local Spar, €8 would probably cover coffee/tea, and snack.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1144 - 20/01/2019 15:56:35    2158414

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Replying To Offside_Rule:  "Ah sure no bother - will drive over an hour to Belfast the day before and over an hour back to save a couple of quid..."
There's no centra or SuperValu near you? Jesus now that's something you won't find down here. You can't turn a corner without seeing one.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15993 - 20/01/2019 16:18:40    2158426

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Replying To TheUsername:  "I think this is the point everyone is missing really. They have raised the price of a per game ticket to make buying a season ticket more attractive and hopefully push a few that direction. Season ticket itself is 120."
I expect so. The money is there regardless, of if someone gets up with the flu and can't go. I'll get one game free in the league and first championship game. So I see it as good value.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15993 - 20/01/2019 16:24:20    2158430

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Replying To royaldunne:  "I expect so. The money is there regardless, of if someone gets up with the flu and can't go. I'll get one game free in the league and first championship game. So I see it as good value."
I think thats it really, the pricing of the season ticket meant it was cheaper to just purchase tickets on a per game basis and miss the odd one if you something came up and your county didn't have a great chance of getting to an All Ireland final.

This maybe has more to do with pushing season tickets then anything.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 2795 - 20/01/2019 16:31:32    2158434

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Replying To royaldunne:  "I expect so. The money is there regardless, of if someone gets up with the flu and can't go. I'll get one game free in the league and first championship game. So I see it as good value."
It's excellent value RD.

I always find these threads funny. They present the GAA as some kind of distant entity. The whole thing is communal, it's where your counties money from etc.

No body wants to pay more, but everyone wants their team to have more money.

The GAA make a massive loss at every single game. Apparently for a GAA game to break even after costsyou need a crowd of 50k.

I actually think the GAA pricing structure is very naieve.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 2795 - 20/01/2019 16:58:34    2158443

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Replying To Ludovic_Giuly:  "These people are detached from reality.
€20 is way too steep especially for Div 4 football on a cold Feb Sunday.
€10 would be lots enough. I wouldn't mind 20 or 25 for championship.
Whats the story with OAPs? I'd imagine they get some kind of reduction?"
I agree with you there L_G. Was planning to come up home for the Wexford match. Was looking forward to it as well. I feel the league is a superior competition to the half-baked, lop-sided championship as it is at present. But coming up home from Munster there is the petrol to factor in to that as well (700 kms round trip). €20 is a lot for a league match, and particularly Div 4. They're not exactly encouraging us to make the effort. I presume that tickets for championship matches are similarly going up as well so? I expect OAPs and students will still have a reduction (probably to €15).

offyertrolley (Leitrim) - Posts: 124 - 20/01/2019 17:25:55    2158456

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Replying To TheUsername:  "I think thats it really, the pricing of the season ticket meant it was cheaper to just purchase tickets on a per game basis and miss the odd one if you something came up and your county didn't have a great chance of getting to an All Ireland final.

This maybe has more to do with pushing season tickets then anything."
Season tickets are not for everyone. Plenty with family or work commitments can only get to some home league games and are out of Championship after 2 games so a season ticket isn't great value for them. Probably suits Division One counties better as they go deeper into the summer. I think GAA top brass anticipated a feelgood factor with the rule changes. But the price increases on top of the bad publicity about the handpass rule brings them some negative press. Just need to put heads down until the league starts. A few cracking games and this increase will be largely forgotten. Maybe they could have a virtual ticket for our phones to scan barcode on entrance to grounds too?

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5492 - 20/01/2019 17:28:17    2158457

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Replying To offyertrolley:  "I agree with you there L_G. Was planning to come up home for the Wexford match. Was looking forward to it as well. I feel the league is a superior competition to the half-baked, lop-sided championship as it is at present. But coming up home from Munster there is the petrol to factor in to that as well (700 kms round trip). €20 is a lot for a league match, and particularly Div 4. They're not exactly encouraging us to make the effort. I presume that tickets for championship matches are similarly going up as well so? I expect OAPs and students will still have a reduction (probably to €15)."
Just to clarify, it's 15 for all division 3 and 4 games. And if you purchase ticket prior to day of game it's cheaper still.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15993 - 20/01/2019 17:55:41    2158470

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Replying To offyertrolley:  "I agree with you there L_G. Was planning to come up home for the Wexford match. Was looking forward to it as well. I feel the league is a superior competition to the half-baked, lop-sided championship as it is at present. But coming up home from Munster there is the petrol to factor in to that as well (700 kms round trip). €20 is a lot for a league match, and particularly Div 4. They're not exactly encouraging us to make the effort. I presume that tickets for championship matches are similarly going up as well so? I expect OAPs and students will still have a reduction (probably to €15)."
The price of admission to Division 3 and 4 games is still €10.

lilywhite1 (Kildare) - Posts: 2960 - 20/01/2019 18:45:51    2158482

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Replying To lilywhite1:  "The price of admission to Division 3 and 4 games is still €10."
My friend lillywhite is correct. It's 10 not 15.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15993 - 20/01/2019 20:13:39    2158505

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Replying To royaldunne:  "There's no centra or SuperValu near you? Jesus now that's something you won't find down here. You can't turn a corner without seeing one."
Had replied earlier but seems to have got lost in the ether. Basically answer was No. Up the Glens the only thing you can't turn a corner without seeing one are sheep.

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3850 - 20/01/2019 20:21:35    2158511

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