Minutes from the last Ticketing Group Meeting Mar 29, 2005 10:48:08 GMT 1
Post by Reverend AP of Block 14 Parish on Mar 29, 2005 10:48:08 GMT 1
Ticketing Working Group
MINUTES FOR MEETING SIX TUESDAY 1ST FEBRUARY 2005. 7.00 P.M. ARTHUR ROWLEY PLAYERS BAR
GAY MEADOW – SHREWSBURY TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB
Attended by Carol Bradshaw, Ian Jones, Gary Bright, Chris Smith, Gareth Hopkins, fagin, Dave Matthias, and Keith Sayfritz, Judy Shone, Neil Warburton, Adrian Plimmer, Gemma Lawley, Ian M.
Were received from Lizzie Evans, Chris Wynne, Phil Hopkins, Colin Storey.
2. Minutes of last meeting.
3. Workings of Umbrella Group 2004-2005 – Supporters Trust
Ade Plimmer gave an overview on the purpose of a supporters trust, what had been done so far and what the next step would be.
Ade said that he did not see it(supporters trust) having any effect on umbrella groups, and the working groups would/should stay the same for now.
4. Ticketing Proposals
Gary Bright – said feedback says:-
Fans not happy to buy tickets before going to turnstiles.
Fans do not like early bird schemes – however it was pointed out that this was to the fans benefit.
KS – said Matchday prices are realistic, but scheme if someone wanted to buy one a few days earlier at reduced price there would be no objections – if a scheme was running.
JS – said that there would be less money about on match days, which from a security point of view is a benefit.
CS – said that Northwest Clubs had lower admission prices than their counterparts in the southern area.
AP- said there are advantages for, but is it the club trying to raise prices via the backdoor.
GB – summed up saying that club must ensure that there is always a cash turnstile available.
GB –then brought up about New Meadow -
Turnstiles – will they log who goes to games, so if all tickets they’d get priority?
KS – said not yet considered, but it would depend on what system is chosen/adopted at New Meadow
5. Additional Points raised by Supporters
GH – Is going to email Judy, some prices that he’s got as a result of some research that he’s done.
GH – Says if you get a ticket beforehand, could you get a free bus ticket?
KS – Says that this is another idea to grapple with for the future – and all ideas will be considered.
NW – talked about Warrington Rugby Football Club – their scheme works if you park on the council’s park and ride then the council subsidises the buses.
KS – said attitude of council up to now was not good.
AP – mentioned about 92 year old gentleman – would they get disabled space?
Chris Smith mentioned a Programme Fair on May 2nd at Oswestry
NW – Said staggered price reductions for season tickets the longer you are season ticket holders the bigger the discount i.e. 3 years 2.5%, 6 years 5%.
KS – Says books have to be balanced at the end of the day, which was discussed at last board meeting. Pledge to buy at certain price, more season ticket holders, more revenue.
GH – will do some proposals.
Tidy things up, Family Tickets, aim for end of March/beg April – Firm proposals,
KS – Then can be presented to board at their board meeting April.
Also discussed by various suggestions for Family enclosure, Family Standing at New Meadow –
6. Any other business
No one had any.
7. Date of next meeting
22nd March 2005, was suggested to be confirmed.