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1 Posted 11/01/2019 at 01:01:33
2 Posted 11/01/2019 at 01:43:34
Surely our owners look at current season-ticket holders, plus our growing waiting list, and make a good calculated decision.
I don't think 52 thousand is over the top, especially if the pricing of the tickets is done correctly.
40,000 season tickets, 5,000 away fans and only 7,000 left for general sale, doesn't seem too extreme.
3 Posted 11/01/2019 at 02:36:48
4 Posted 11/01/2019 at 08:19:41
5 Posted 11/01/2019 at 15:27:23
Ah well, Up the Toffees!!
6 Posted 11/01/2019 at 22:58:09
7 Posted 12/01/2019 at 15:08:50
8 Posted 12/01/2019 at 15:14:30
9 Posted 12/01/2019 at 16:35:48
10 Posted 12/01/2019 at 16:52:40
Takes no account of the artificial limit on demand created by a ground that is currently way smaller than 52k. And the fact that it's almost full every week — despite something like 4k of obstructed views. And very few walk-up opportunities anymore. With far better ticket exchange through StubHub and internet-based forums like ours that never used to exist.
And frankly the incredible level of loyalty considering the mediocrity currently on display. Just imagine the demand if we were actually playing decent exciting winning football! No doubt Butland would cite poor crowd stats from the last time we were doing that — in the '80s — when the circumstances were worlds away from where we are now — or where we aspire to be in ~5 years from now.
Build it, and they will come. Shameful nonsense from Gavin Butland.
11 Posted 12/01/2019 at 16:52:53
Does to me
12 Posted 12/01/2019 at 17:15:52
Why the club (and others) continually fail to take into account the number of fans without a season ticket or not currently on the waiting list is beyond stupid.
Look. Goodison as an ‘experience' just isn't going to do it for some anymore. The shit concourse facilities, the cramped conditions, the pissy lager, the shit fanzone, the bogs etc etc etc. The point I'm making is that there are large numbers of dedicated blues (never mind new fans or potential corporate match goers) who will jump on board when season tickets are released for Bramley-Moore Dock. We will see unprecedented demand, especially if we are on an upward curve on the pitch and prices are kept fairly reasonable.
13 Posted 14/01/2019 at 00:54:37
14 Posted 16/01/2019 at 15:32:27
The Toffees are expected to submit proposals for their £500m Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium later in 2019.
The venue will initially house 52,000 seats, but that could increase if the government permits safe standing.
15 Posted 28/01/2019 at 22:55:46
52k is very do-able, some of us want more and he says you really should be happy with much less, EFC chime in and say don't worry we really should give you 44k but we'll give you 52k – aren't we nice!
We all sigh with relief and suddenly become happy with 52k – our adjusted expectations met.
I wonder what dark corner of a swanky restaurant the meeting between Mr Butland and EFC took place?
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