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2017/18 season tickets on sale now

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12 minutes ago, Mr Zo said:

I read recently about Bradford aiming for 20,000 season tickets with huge discounts if bought in March and so on. It looked impressive and would be great if we could tap into the feel good factor and get more bums on seats on a regular basis at St Mirren Park.

That would only work if you were either going to get promoted or safe from relegation. 

Very few people would buy  a ST, even one with a huge discount, if the team were in danger of relegation.

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1 hour ago, stuartsmfc said:

Me, along with at least 2 mates and my brother are getting season tickets this year for the first time in about 7 8 years. Been picking and choosing my games and went to much more this season. 

This is the first time I've wanted to go every week in a long time and I couldn't wait til the next game towards the end of this season. Watching a team who actually give a f**k makes you care so much more. 

That's amazing for four of our elderly fans All over 80 years old and still going to games, and in facct now going to buy season tickets.

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I'm not sure about the £25 additions for the kids tickets, just not sure of the logic, my ST will be an extra £25 this year, it's not as if we sold out games and were taking up seats that others could have used ...

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1 hour ago, soldiersaint1877 said:

I'm not sure about the £25 additions for the kids tickets, just not sure of the logic, my ST will be an extra £25 this year, it's not as if we sold out games and were taking up seats that others could have used ...

It was explained that a lot of the kids tickets were almost NEVER used last season. Those seats couldn't be sold no matter whether there was demand or not. I am as guilty as anyone as I took up the offer for both my grandkids and one of them chose not to go after two visits. The token fee should discourage those who took the tickets "just on the off chance the kid might like it. The fact the normal ST stays the same price should offset the cost of a kid's ticket for those really interested. The empty seats, many in good vantage points, can be sold if needed.  Makes sense if you ask me.

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11 minutes ago, stlucifer said:

It was explained that a lot of the kids tickets were almost NEVER used last season. Those seats couldn't be sold no matter whether there was demand or not.

Yeah, that was my take on it as well. Although £25 is still £25   more than zero, it is still exceptional walue for the season and if some people do decide "nah, it's not worth it, the wee man/lass won't go" then it does mean there's extra revenue for the club.

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3 hours ago, Herbie said:

Sore one for me this year as the wee man's ticket jumps to £130. Still, needs must, and if I hadn't spunked £300 on Lewis Morgan's shirt when I was pissed in the Bankhouse then I might have thought differently. You live and learn.....

Yeah I'm in that boat too. £15 last season (or free if you went to ticket office) and now £130. Yikes!

Still, although I didn't spend £300 on Morgy's shirt, I can trump you, as I spent £300 on sponsoring Ben fucking Gordon this season :lol:

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Tried to but a season ticket tonight following the Online Store link on the official site. Took me to a page saying "Under Maintenance ", not to worry ; it also says it will be up and running by 11 MAy(sic). Can hardly wait. 

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It's £0 to £45 for me - for the wee man's ticket in the main stand.

I will of course be paying it but the logic of the 'cover charge' to stop there being empty seats in a stadium which is almost never more than half full does not sit well with me.

Since the club are in a position to record the number of times a season ticket is used then it would not have been too much work to have a two (or three) tiered renewal policy (e.g. free \ reduced tickets used less than 50% of the time - £25 and more than 50% remaining free etc.)

I'm guessing that the point of the free season ticket for kids was to encourage the next generation of fans to come along while assisting parents who might not be able to afford to bring kids otherwise and I while I note that the Family Stand does still offer this facility, the fact that this change will potentially penalise family generations that sit together in other stands, and who attend regularly, seems to be a bit like throwing the baby out with bathwater.

Like I say, I will be paying the new prices and I accept the club has to make money and cut out on unneccessary admin charges - I just think they could have employed a more fine tuned approach.

Still - bring on the new season! :D

 

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It's £0 to £45 for me - for the wee man's ticket in the main stand.
I will of course be paying it but the logic of the 'cover charge' to stop there being empty seats in a stadium which is almost never more than half full does not sit well with me.
Since the club are in a position to record the number of times a season ticket is used then it would not have been too much work to have a two (or three) tiered renewal policy (e.g. free \ reduced tickets used less than 50% of the time - £25 and more than 50% remaining free etc.)
I'm guessing that the point of the free season ticket for kids was to encourage the next generation of fans to come along while assisting parents who might not be able to afford to bring kids otherwise and I while I note that the Family Stand does still offer this facility, the fact that this change will potentially penalise family generations that sit together in other stands, and who attend regularly, seems to be a bit like throwing the baby out with bathwater.
Like I say, I will be paying the new prices and I accept the club has to make money and cut out on unneccessary admin charges - I just think they could have employed a more fine tuned approach.
Still - bring on the new season!
 


Good points in principle mate but guess would have caused all sorts of admin chaos.

What I would have suggested is that each kid season ticket at £25 also got a free kids home shirt or something like that.

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Like doonhamer checked out the online tickets page this morning and got the 'under maintenance' message. Not good for those of us who want to buy season tickets but live far from the stadium and don't have easy access to the ticket office!

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If the target is 1000 adult ST purchases to make the west stand exclusive to home support, but up to 50% ST purchases were free kids seats, who now, along with the purchasing adult have to relocate to the family stand. Is there a cat in hell's chance the west stand will be home fans only for any game next season?

looks like it might not have been fully thought through, or dangling an unreachable carrot?

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53 minutes ago, div said:

 


Good points in principle mate but guess would have caused all sorts of admin chaos.

What I would have suggested is that each kid season ticket at £25 also got a free kids home shirt or something like that.

 

Make it an Adult's shirt, since it's Dad that;s paying.

Everybody happy :D

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8 hours ago, doonhamer said:

Tried to but a season ticket tonight following the Online Store link on the official site. Took me to a page saying "Under Maintenance ", not to worry ; it also says it will be up and running by 11 MAy(sic). Can hardly wait. 

 

1 hour ago, pondsman said:

Like doonhamer checked out the online tickets page this morning and got the 'under maintenance' message. Not good for those of us who want to buy season tickets but live far from the stadium and don't have easy access to the ticket office!

The on-line ticket system is being updated for the new season and , according to the official notice on the OS, will not be available until 10am this morning. Not long to go :)

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17 hours ago, Yflab said:

I'm in. 2 down 998 to go! 

We need guys like Drew to become ST holders again if we want to get to 1000 tickets.

I'm seriously considering it, but the difficulty I have is finding a seat now that makes it worth my while. My old ST seat is taken, and the chances of me finding one beside mates (ie - chance of me funding mates....) is pretty slim.

Its okay sitting on your lonesome now and again, but one of the main draws of going to games is to catch up with mates. I could, of course, but a random seat ticket then scout about on the day, but that limits me to a single stand.

I won't bore on about my previous 'ST Lite' suggestion, cause that's been done to death and never flew, but I do think that a bit more creativity would be good.

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And as sure as day follows night the online ticket site is down! Although you can leave feedback for the site builders Interstadia.

wouldn't it be great if the club could just get one customer service issue right?

edit: bawz just seen the login icon, humble apologies, but get the interstadia pish shifted so fans land on the login page.

Edited by Lord Pityme

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Renewed mine ok but the new layout is far from user friendly. I think their staff need to go on a web design course. Div can you take this over :)

Edited by Sonny

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I wonder if there will be any deals for season tickets on the new shirts this season? A wee cheeky £10 off on the home top would be just the ticket. 

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6 minutes ago, renfrew said:

Since there is 6 weeks still to go to keep your existing seat, what the panic if the online site is down for a few days  :huh:

The site is online. It's just a mess the way that Interstadia present the login. It looks like the site is offline. The login icon is kinda hidden away in the top left hand side of the screen. They really need to sort that out as it's not easy to find the login. I've emailed them feedback.

you are right there is no rush, but there are incentives to sign up early.

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1 minute ago, Yflab said:

The site is online. It's just a mess the way that Interstadia present the login. It looks like the site is offline. The login icon is kinda hidden away in the top left hand side of the screen. They really need to sort that out as it's not easy to find the login. I've emailed them feedback.

you are right there is no rush, but there are incentives to sign up early.

Serve me right for reading Lord Pityme post and assume he was right :lol:

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I'm seriously considering it, but the difficulty I have is finding a seat now that makes it worth my while. My old ST seat is taken, and the chances of me finding one beside mates (ie - chance of me funding mates....) is pretty slim.
Its okay sitting on your lonesome now and again, but one of the main draws of going to games is to catch up with mates. I could, of course, but a random seat ticket then scout about on the day, but that limits me to a single stand.
I won't bore on about my previous 'ST Lite' suggestion, cause that's been done to death and never flew, but I do think that a bit more creativity would be good.


Time to face up to the truth buddy... Poz disnae want you beside him and is happy with his reserved seat!

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