Please note. I’m not necessarily being critical. I’m just curious.
How are the attendance figures arrived at? I think we’ve all looked around when the official attendance is announced and said.. ‘That can’t be right’
Is it just matter of how many ‘bums on seats/standing’?
Approx. how many comps are there for an average match?
Who gets these comps?
E.g. Do the kids who kick about at half time, and their parents/grandparents etc get in for free?
Did the squaddies get in for free?
How many officials from the visiting team get in for free?
How many officials from our club get in free?
Do the ‘comps’ count towards the total?
Assuming that the attendance figure somehow has to reconcile with the declared receipts…who pays for the comps, or are we allowed a certain number per match/season?
What is the official capacity of the ground?
Why are we allocated a specified seat when we want to sit in the stand?
Whatever ticket I’m given I sit in the same seat that I have for the last 15+ years. The one time someone approached me with a ticket for ‘my’ seat I said.. ‘It’s ok mate, you can sit where you want’.. He said… ‘Thanks, I wondered why I had to sit where I was told’, and he and his kids moved along to where they wanted to be.
I suppose it looks more professional to have printed tickets for each match. But is that the only reason, and what does it cost?
Is it to ensure that the stand isn’t overcrowded?...we managed ok previously.
Couldn’t the same result be achieved by buying a book of raffle tickets for 20p, use the numbers 1 to 400, or whatever, and when they’re sold out it indicates the stand is full…it would also mean that you could sit where you wanted.
I haven’t spoken to anyone who thinks it’s a good idea, or necessary. It just seems to p**s people off as far as I can tell.
N.B - I’m not looking to start an argument, or stir up some s**t, I’m just genuinely curious about the above points.