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Re: Season Ticket Launch Party

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:28 am
by dolf_lundgren
All good points,

Creating a scarcity of tickets is also an important part of this. We wont build loyalty if you can cherry pick the big games and have no worries about getting a ticket. It will also de-value the new ground if big games aren't played there. It will create some momentum if we win some big games there. Also hopefully it will add to the atmosphere, once we have instructions on what to sing obviously!

Re: Season Ticket Launch Party

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:30 am
by Wottie
I would like to think we will only move to BTM for the 1872 home games and, optimistically, knockout champions cup matches, but only where a crowd of 15k+ is expected. For less than that I would expect us to stay at Minifield.

Re: Season Ticket Launch Party

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:14 pm
by Weegie
Clearly Cockerill has an issue with playing the hoe leg of the 1872 at Murrayfield from his comments when Edinburgh were still at Myreside. Roughly similar to what has been said, by going to Murrayfield we lose the crowd intimidation factor so lose much of home advantage.

It should be easier to sell Murrayfield as a neutral venue for Silver Saturday if that is the only time it is used for club matches, and the Glasgow and Edinburgh home games are mirror images with ticket supplies for away fans severely restricted at both.

But with finances the way they are, you can see why the SRU wants another roughly 15k fans through the gate.

Re: Season Ticket Launch Party

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:10 pm
by Tichtheid
When we get our home quarter finals of the Heineken Cup we'll need a minimum capacity of 15k as per the regs of the competition, this coming season is fine, from the following season we'll need to move back to the big hoose, unless we can extend the capacity for those games.

Re: Season Ticket Launch Party

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:23 pm
by The Feral Goat
I cant see money being spent to add temporary capacity to Minifield when Murrayfield is right there to use.

If we ever get to selling out Minifield every match then I can see extra capacity being added on a more permanent basis but not for a couple of matches a season.

Re: Season Ticket Launch Party

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:35 pm
by Wottie
The Feral Goat wrote:I cant see money being spent to add temporary capacity to Minifield when Murrayfield is right there to use.

If we ever get to selling out Minifield every match then I can see extra capacity being added on a more permanent basis but not for a couple of matches a season.


Completely agree.

Re: Season Ticket Launch Party

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:57 pm
by biffer
The Feral Goat wrote:I cant see money being spent to add temporary capacity to Minifield when Murrayfield is right there to use.

If we ever get to selling out Minifield every match then I can see extra capacity being added on a more permanent basis but not for a couple of matches a season.


Yeah, if the demand was ther to take it up to 12k and sell out regularly, you could go that high. But that is a loooooong way away.

Re: Season Ticket Launch Party

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:06 pm
by Tichtheid
okay, so we'll just have to get more through the gates at Murrayfield for our next big cup quarter final than the last one

Re: Season Ticket Launch Party

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:18 pm
by biffer
Tichtheid wrote:okay, so we'll just have to get more through the gates at Murrayfield for our next big cup quarter final than the last one


Our last big quarter final was 37k, so that’d be lovely.

Re: Season Ticket Launch Party

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:33 pm
by Tichtheid
biffer wrote:
Tichtheid wrote:okay, so we'll just have to get more through the gates at Murrayfield for our next big cup quarter final than the last one


Our last big quarter final was 37k, so that’d be lovely.



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