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DavidNoble

877 tickets left for Blackburn

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I've just had a gander on our online ticketing system and added up all the remaining seats in each block of the stadium which has come to 877.

Does that mean that we are expecting to have an attendance of over 26K or maybe even a full sell out?

 

EDIT:

Just noticed 2 things:

1) Blackburn are expected to bring just 400 so that will hinder the overall attendance if we continue with wasting hundreds of seats to segregation.

2) I have moved my season ticket seats into the upper tier of the Lansdown stand and they still appear as 'taken' on the online ticketing system. Of course somebody could have bought them already but it would be so BCFC to allow people to move their seats into the upper tier but then not allow anybody else to purchase the seats left empty.

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Not sure how many Blackburn have sold and also I think there will be a few spare seats in the atyeo home end as like me I've moving to the Lansdown to take up the bring a friend offer. But its certainly looking a very promising attendance.

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7 minutes ago, DavidNoble said:

I've just had a gander on our online ticketing system and added up all the remaining seats in each block of the stadium which has come to 877.

Does that mean that we are expecting to have an attendance of over 26K or maybe even a full sell out?

 

You counted them all up..?

Adam Baker announced yesterday at about 3.30pm that sales had just tipped over 20k, so I think you've wasted your time. 

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2 minutes ago, Bar BS3 said:

You counted them all up..?

Adam Baker announced yesterday at about 3.30pm that sales had just tipped over 20k, so I think you've wasted your time. 

Yep, it took less than a minute and I did it for that exact reason.

I saw Adam Baker mention that but when I'd looked online earlier in the day it looked as though well over 25K tickets had been sold.

There are only 877 tickets available to buy online, so if we assume that all season tickets go (and even if they don't they're still added to the attendance), then we should be expecting an attendance of at least 26,123...?

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Outside blocks in Upper Lansdown have not been put on sale as yet. Also they have only just today opened up last few rows at the back of other blocks. Add that to the circa 860 still unsold and the 2,300 unused seats in the away end. We're looking at a crowd of at best 23,000. So guesses around there won't be far wrong. 

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18 minutes ago, DavidNoble said:

There are only 877 tickets available to buy online, so if we assume that all season tickets go (and even if they don't they're still added to the attendance), then we should be expecting an attendance of at least 26,123...?

 

15 minutes ago, NYTRAM said:

Outside blocks in Upper Lansdown have not been put on sale as yet. Also they have only just today opened up last few rows at the back of other blocks.

Sadly @DavidNoble you've wasted your time on this. AS @NYTRAM correctly points out, only certain seats and areas are actually put onsale in the upper tier. So the seats showing available up there are only what is left of the limited number originally on sale.

The club reported yesterday that over 2,800 had bought / swapped tickets for the upper tier

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35 minutes ago, Bar BS3 said:

You counted them all up..?

Adam Baker announced yesterday at about 3.30pm that sales had just tipped over 20k, so I think you've wasted your time. 

Adam also tweeted yesterday that 2,800 tickets had been sold for the Lansdown Stand's upper tier...

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42 minutes ago, DavidNoble said:

Yep, it took less than a minute and I did it for that exact reason.

I saw Adam Baker mention that but when I'd looked online earlier in the day it looked as though well over 25K tickets had been sold.

There are only 877 tickets available to buy online, so if we assume that all season tickets go (and even if they don't they're still added to the attendance), then we should be expecting an attendance of at least 26,123...?

There are currently 877 left, but of how many?

If those sold out in the next hour, then more would be put on sale. 

It's a bit disappointing really. I thought there would be 25k.

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So just had a quick tally up on the upper Lans seats,  in total there appears to be 283 seats in all the upper blocks available, is this correct or are the club holding back seats but showing that they are sold on the website.

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As I pointed out earlier they've gradually released rows. All available bar end blocks. Guessing there's around 600 in each end block so around 1500 still to be sold in Upper Lansdown.

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28 minutes ago, The Joker said:

So just had a quick tally up on the upper Lans seats,  in total there appears to be 283 seats in all the upper blocks available, is this correct or are the club holding back seats but showing that they are sold on the website.

It appears that the latter is the case from what people have said.

Apparently the wing blocks of the upper tier isn't actually on sale but the club has opted to note the block as 'sold out' as opposed to 'not currently for sale'...

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48 minutes ago, NYTRAM said:

As I pointed out earlier they've gradually released rows. All available bar end blocks. Guessing there's around 600 in each end block so around 1500 still to be sold in Upper Lansdown.

Ok cheers for that, all very confusing if your looking on line to buy tickets, i guess the only way to be sure what is available is to ring up, bit bonkers me thinks

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2 minutes ago, The Joker said:

Ok cheers for that, all very confusing if your looking on line to buy tickets, i guess the only way to be sure what is available is to ring up, bit bonkers me thinks

It tells you exactly what is on sale, at the time you are looking. 

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17 minutes ago, Bar BS3 said:

It tells you exactly what is on sale, at the time you are looking. 

Yes i realize that now its been explained.:thumbsup:

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Unfortunately the OP has fallen into the classic OTIB ticket thread trap of believing unavailable seats to be the same as sold seats.

Also the 2,800 tickets sold in the Lansdown Upper means less than it normally would, with moves permitted on this occasion.  If the attendance is going to be around 20k, then I actually fear the atmosphere will be poorer than usual, with lots of gaps in the lower bowl.  One of the main reasons why I support the decision to retain the upper tier for overflow only.

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16 minutes ago, ChippenhamRed said:

Unfortunately the OP has fallen into the classic OTIB ticket thread trap of believing unavailable seats to be the same as sold seats.

Also the 2,800 tickets sold in the Lansdown Upper means less than it normally would, with moves permitted on this occasion.  If the attendance is going to be around 20k, then I actually fear the atmosphere will be poorer than usual, with lots of gaps in the lower bowl.  One of the main reasons why I support the decision to retain the upper tier for overflow only.

I find it amazing that if we've got 14,000 season ticket holders, that less than half (well less, when you think that many will have bought 2 extras) have opted to bring a friend, family member or work colleague for a tenner. I'm genuinely shocked at such low take up on a great offer.

 

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11 minutes ago, Bar BS3 said:

I find it amazing that if we've got 14,000 season ticket holders, that less than half (well less, when you think that many will have bought 2 extras) have opted to bring a friend, family member or work colleague for a tenner. I'm genuinely shocked at such low take up on a great offer.

 

I thought this too but ive had trouble handing out my two guest tickets.

 A lot of people i know who would be interested actually play sport on the saturday and only go to the night matches which i believe is five for us this year including the hull game.

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23 minutes ago, Bar BS3 said:

I find it amazing that if we've got 14,000 season ticket holders, that less than half (well less, when you think that many will have bought 2 extras) have opted to bring a friend, family member or work colleague for a tenner. I'm genuinely shocked at such low take up on a great offer.

 

Good job they didn't all bring 2 friends each!

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22 minutes ago, Bar BS3 said:

I find it amazing that if we've got 14,000 season ticket holders, that less than half (well less, when you think that many will have bought 2 extras) have opted to bring a friend, family member or work colleague for a tenner. I'm genuinely shocked at such low take up on a great offer.

 

Most people I know already have season tickets or they play on a Saturday, I've tried a few people but they are doing other things, maybe next time try a night game?

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Luxury a) Knowing City fans at work like first team City fans and b) Knowing as mates people who support City.

With very few exceptions, most I know are either PL fans outright, don't like football in any real way or City as some vaguely 2nd team who they may see once in a blue moon- one of the key  reasons I have no season ticket, who would I go with? How could one get a Bristol PL fan to commit to a City S/T?

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Does anyone know if Atyeo season ticket holders are allowed to bring friends in the Atyeo with them yet? It sounds like it's going to be more than half empty especially with some moving to the upper Lansdown and the small away following.

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43 minutes ago, Bar BS3 said:

I find it amazing that if we've got 14,000 season ticket holders, that less than half (well less, when you think that many will have bought 2 extras) have opted to bring a friend, family member or work colleague for a tenner. I'm genuinely shocked at such low take up on a great offer.

 

Blackburn is hardly a glamour tie, lets be honest. I'm sure that would contribute to people choosing not to go.

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12 minutes ago, Sergio Georgini said:

Blackburn is hardly a glamour tie, lets be honest. I'm sure that would contribute to people choosing not to go.

At £10 a ticket, surely it shouldn't matter who we are playing..?!

 

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20 minutes ago, Ohbasso said:

Does anyone know if Atyeo season ticket holders are allowed to bring friends in the Atyeo with them yet? It sounds like it's going to be more than half empty especially with some moving to the upper Lansdown and the small away following.

I was thinking the same thing aswell, one reason i haven't used my guest offer yet. If they are only bringing 400 why can't we have half the Atyeo? They used to do this in the East End depending how many away fans were coming. 

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42 minutes ago, Bar BS3 said:

I find it amazing that if we've got 14,000 season ticket holders, that less than half (well less, when you think that many will have bought 2 extras) have opted to bring a friend, family member or work colleague for a tenner. I'm genuinely shocked at such low take up on a great offer.

 

I find it amazing that I have 2 spare season tickets for this game and I cant convince any friends to come along for free! The ones that want to go already have tickets and don't want the hassle of trying to get a refund and the ones that weren't willing to pay £10 also don't want to pay the cost of traveling even if the game is free.

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7 minutes ago, Threshing Red said:

I was thinking the same thing aswell, one reason i haven't used my guest offer yet. If they are only bringing 400 why can't we have half the Atyeo? They used to do this in the East End depending how many away fans were coming. 

Yeah that's what I was thinking, it'll be strange in there Saturday with less than 500 Blackburn one end and less than 1000 City the other end separated by 3000 odd seats. It would've been a good game to get more in there to help with the atmosphere.

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I found it hard giving away my tickets, in the end it was - meh I'll come and see what it was like from family members.

 

As for the ticketing, well there will be lot's of gaps as people will have relocated to sit with their guest for the game.

 

The Lansdown ticketing is weird, if we are going to open it up for large games then we need the whole thing open and let people choose where they sit, forcing people to sit somewhere due to scarcity and then opening up another block, or rows within the block that you may have preferred is just stupid. I don't think my guest will likely go again as it;s not really their thing, but if they had been genuinely interested then the bad news is they got crap tickets in the very back, right in the wings.... i kinda left it a little late - my fault.

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So does this help answer any of the questions posed on here on a regular basis? If season tickets were £150/£200 would we have sold many more (what would the price have to be to sell out every week)?

When people talk about us taking £45000 to Wembley at considerably more cost is it any clearer why these people come to games like that but not to Blackburn at £10?

Can we now agree that there is a serious problem with getting people to attend football games in Bristol and it wont be fixed by anything other than a sustained period in the prem?

IMO a lot of people will only attend at the point where we can get relative success and it has nothing to do with cost, there are also those that are just interested in going to Wembley for a day out.

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13 minutes ago, Pezo said:

So does this help answer any of the questions posed on here on a regular basis? If season tickets were £150/£200 would we have sold many more (what would the price have to be to sell out every week)?

When people talk about us taking £45000 to Wembley at considerably more cost is it any clearer why these people come to games like that but not to Blackburn at £10?

Can we now agree that there is a serious problem with getting people to attend football games in Bristol and it wont be fixed by anything other than a sustained period in the prem?

IMO a lot of people will only attend at the point where we can get relative success and it has nothing to do with cost, there are also those that are just interested in going to Wembley for a day out.

I think it certain shows that cheap season tickets won't mean guaranteed higher attendances. 

The apathy astounds me! You could understand it if we were languishing near the bottom on the league, but we are doing well and have plenty of decent PR around the ground, SL & Tammy. 

I get that a lot of people play on Saturdays, but it's not like we get a massive boost to the crowd for night games. 

Maybe it's just all relative. In the past, 20/21k V Blackburn would have been celebrated as massive. So are we currently at/around our potential, until we make the next step up..? 

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16 minutes ago, Pezo said:

So does this help answer any of the questions posed on here on a regular basis? If season tickets were £150/£200 would we have sold many more (what would the price have to be to sell out every week)?

When people talk about us taking £45000 to Wembley at considerably more cost is it any clearer why these people come to games like that but not to Blackburn at £10?

Can we now agree that there is a serious problem with getting people to attend football games in Bristol and it wont be fixed by anything other than a sustained period in the prem?

IMO a lot of people will only attend at the point where we can get relative success and it has nothing to do with cost, there are also those that are just interested in going to Wembley for a day out.

Lots of good points there Pezo. It does suggest that money is not the main factor that keeps people away. It seems our support consists of STH, member regulars, exiles who can only attend occasionally...and not a lot beyond that.

My experience from working in a big office is that if you took a random sample of 100 people, there would probably be 5 people who actively support a local team (I.e. attend games), 25 people who "support" a PL team, another 20 with a vague interest in the game,and 50 who couldn't care less.

Of course these ratios will vary according to the type of work place and the geographical location (I don't work in a city). But it does highlight the struggle clubs like City have competing against the lure of the big teams.

As a side note, I do wonder if it might have been more effective just to have said it was simply £10 for everyone this game, rather than making it a STH-friends deal. That would have broadened the appeal as it wouldn't rely on people knowing a STH.

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1 hour ago, Bar BS3 said:

At £10 a ticket, surely it shouldn't matter who we are playing..?!

 

I didnt realised people paid to go in the City end but support the other 'glamour' team we are playing!!:blink:

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1 hour ago, harrys said:

Most people I know already have season tickets or they play on a Saturday, I've tried a few people but they are doing other things, maybe next time try a night game?

Night games could be gone completely in a few years time if the league shake up happens

Quite a bit of interest in my office but some have named parking / poor public transport as a main reason not too bother.

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8 minutes ago, nickolas said:

I didnt realised people paid to go in the City end but support the other 'glamour' team we are playing!!:blink:

To be fair, as it stands this game won't outsell the Newcastle or Villa games despite being a third of the price...that does suggest the opposition has something to do with it.

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12 minutes ago, ChippenhamRed said:

To be fair, as it stands this game won't outsell the Newcastle or Villa games despite being a third of the price...that does suggest the opposition has something to do with it.

And therefore shows Mr Lansdown has a hell of a battle to convince our very fickle supporters to turn up regardless of the already state of the art facilities now produced!

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33 minutes ago, ChippenhamRed said:

Love how this thread has evolved from the OP optimistically suggesting we might sell out...to everyone lamenting the lack of additional sales!

Ok, let's spin it as one of the biggest crowds seen at Ashton gate in the last 30 years. 

Sounds much better! 

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3 hours ago, Bar BS3 said:

I find it amazing that if we've got 14,000 season ticket holders, that less than half (well less, when you think that many will have bought 2 extras) have opted to bring a friend, family member or work colleague for a tenner. I'm genuinely shocked at such low take up on a great offer.

 

Being half term next week didn't help. People I offered them too are going away. 

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We are attracting around 20 k at home , and on the website it is trumpeting the fact we will have a crowd of 20 k !    Do we have no friends !!   I'm bringing 4 extra from work :)

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1 hour ago, ChippenhamRed said:

To be fair, as it stands this game won't outsell the Newcastle or Villa games despite being a third of the price...that does suggest the opposition has something to do with it.

Blackburn will have 2000 less fans than those two though. 

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Let's look at the positives...

For one, being pissed off with a 20k plus (potentially 23k) attendance.... just the fact you are pissed off shows progress when you think what attendances we have had recently, even in our promotion year!

 

 

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38 minutes ago, RightUpInCider said:

Let's look at the positives...

For one, being pissed off with a 20k plus (potentially 23k) attendance.... just the fact you are pissed off shows progress when you think what attendances we have had recently, even in our promotion year!

 

 

I can't believe people are saying 20k plus against unattractive opposition is a poor show. Regardless of cost of tickets it's a good attendance and a sign of the progress we have made. A similar offer 5 years ago would of seen us get 15k max.

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11 hours ago, Pezo said:

 

When people talk about us taking £45000 to Wembley...

Check out Flash-boy.

Able to afford a pint AND a burger at the National Stadium.

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