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[Football] Woking FC offer discount to STH of Premier League and Championship clubs

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BigBod

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Dec 12, 2014
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During the world cup. I could be tempted. I grew up in Woking so always keep an eye on how they are doing.

 


CheeseRolls

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Jan 27, 2009
5,409
Shoreham Beach
I just realised that League 1 down are still playing. I am torn, as to which club I will adopt in a patronising and largely ill informed way for a short period. Both Sheffield Wednesday and Portsmouth are so deserving, what a choice!
 

Bold Seagull

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Mar 18, 2010
28,332
Hove
Imagine paying tickets each week, full price, just to see some fancy pants PL fans getting a discount as soon as they're in for a boring month.
It may well look like that, but non league fans like nothing better than big gates to watch their team - their grounds are rarely sold out, so would be delighted with the extra support. My Grandad was heavily involved at board level at Havant & Waterlooville who operate a discount for Portsmouth ST holders and have done for many years and always see bigger crowds at home when Portsmouth were away – more food sales, more people in the bar, more people cheering the team on. I don't think a single H&W fan had an issue with the policy and they gained new fans because of it.
 

Hotchilidog

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Jan 24, 2009
7,496
There was a time when Worthing FC would offer a discount to BHAFC STHs if they were at home and we were away. Not sure if they still do.
They no longer do, but it was nice gesture at the time, one I certainly took advantage of. I am however more than happy to pay the full whack now.
 


heavysoul

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Aug 21, 2018
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Worthing currently averaging 1,280 for home games. Not sure there will be that many tonight.

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heavysoul

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Aug 21, 2018
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Is getting in for a tenner a 50% saving then?

Went to Tonbridge Bath on Saturday and it was £15 so assumed it wasn't £20 to get in.
The 50% saving mentioned in the article is at Woking ... not Worthing!!

Woking tickets are £20 - so yes, it's a 50% saving :facepalm:
 

Bold Seagull

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Mar 18, 2010
28,332
Hove
Worthing currently averaging 1,280 for home games. Not sure there will be that many tonight.


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That’s incredible attendances for tier 6. I would say 10 years ago only 1 or 2 sides in that league would average over 1000, with most 500 or less.

The experience at this level has improved so much as well. If a PL game is £35+ no wonder fans are picking these games in greater numbers.
 

chaileyjem

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Jun 27, 2012
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That’s incredible attendances for tier 6. I would say 10 years ago only 1 or 2 sides in that league would average over 1000, with most 500 or less.

The experience at this level has improved so much as well. If a PL game is £35+ no wonder fans are picking these games in greater numbers.
Maybe it is about price for some but its hard to tell if the increased crowds for non league football are at the expense of PL / EFL or a reaction to pricing. . The league crowds have - post Covid - returned at historically high levels as well (and of course - plenty of fans go to league AND non league football. Lots of Brighton fans go to Worthing/ Lewes etc)
 

Bold Seagull

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Mar 18, 2010
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Hove
Maybe it is about price for some but its hard to tell if the increased crowds for non league football are at the expense of PL / EFL or a reaction to pricing. . The league crowds have - post Covid - returned at historically high levels as well (and of course - plenty of fans go to league AND non league football. Lots of Brighton fans go to Worthing/ Lewes etc)
I think the overall quality of the experience has gone up tbh. Covered terraces, decent bars and food, I think clubs that have made a real effort with their facilities have seen that paid back with numbers. I also think there has been an improvement to the quality of football; national league is now pretty much all full time, and tier 6 clubs are being much more professional as a result.
 

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