IT'S MY VIEW: Causes of Friday's low attendance

IT'S MY VIEW: Causes of Friday's low attendance

IT'S MY VIEW: Causes of Friday's low attendance

First published in Wolves by

A FEW eyebrows were raised at The Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday night, when only 8,391 supporters trotted through the turnstiles for a game being contested between clubs who could yet finish top.

And it was so quiet, with only the Wembley-bound Cas fans keeping the atmosphere alive as they got in some singing practice.

It wasn’t that long ago that averages were around the 11,500 mark, encouraging the club’s chiefs to develop two corners of the ground and take the capacity up to 15,200.

The holiday season doesn’t help, neither does the game being switched from its original schedule to Friday night at short notice for television purposes.

Add to that some apathy from the Challenge Cup semi-final loss a week earlier and Castleford naming a weakened team, leaving many to expect a Wolves walkover.

Not many Cas fans made the trip, too, due to only having two weeks to save for Wembley.

It should be noted that attendances were not great across the board at the weekend, which also happened to mark the opening of the new Premier League season and no doubt also took a few people away from rugby league.

Gates have dropped over the year, of course.

It should be taken into consideration that despite a previous drought fans can quickly become accustomed to success. So when the cabinet was empty last year and a number of established stars finished their time with the club there would have been some dwindling of the more casual support.

A continuing tough economic climate and a season that was slow to get going for a new-look Wolves squad also plays a part, in my view.

Drawing in support can be difficult with so many options available for people’s entertainment dollar.

Excitement among supporters builds with success, an entertaining brand of rugby, a few new signings to set the mouth drooling and a league system that demands the best performances from teams every week.

Hopefully all of those elements will come together for Warrington, between now and the end of next year, and we’ll see a lift in attendances and atmosphere again.

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12:22pm Thu 21 Aug 14

MikeJT says...

Football, holidays, a lack of money, a game which under the present structure means very little (argument that finishing 5th is earlier than finishing 4th), a game which was rearranged from its original timeslot to accommodate Sky meaning some people on shifts wouldnt be able to attend, football season (but dont think that is a huge factor). Castleford fans saving up for Wembley (friday fixtures V a yorkshire club are never big crowds anyway). Take you pick. One thing is almost certain.............
expect the Thursday night crowd (Thursday...apart from SKYs TV schedulers who wants a game on a Thursday night !!!!!) V Huddersfield to be worse.
Football, holidays, a lack of money, a game which under the present structure means very little (argument that finishing 5th is earlier than finishing 4th), a game which was rearranged from its original timeslot to accommodate Sky meaning some people on shifts wouldnt be able to attend, football season (but dont think that is a huge factor). Castleford fans saving up for Wembley (friday fixtures V a yorkshire club are never big crowds anyway). Take you pick. One thing is almost certain............. expect the Thursday night crowd (Thursday...apart from SKYs TV schedulers who wants a game on a Thursday night !!!!!) V Huddersfield to be worse. MikeJT
  • Score: 16

3:02pm Thu 21 Aug 14

wireone says...

What about the disgraceful scenes at Leigh? Who would want to take their family to watch that or maybe become embroiled in it.
What about the disgraceful scenes at Leigh? Who would want to take their family to watch that or maybe become embroiled in it. wireone
  • Score: -17

3:50pm Thu 21 Aug 14

alan30058 says...

Unfortunately this decline and lack of atmosphere has a domino effect and often becomes a very serious problem.
We only need to look at Bradford ,from Bull Mania ten years ago and crowds averaging 13,600 to their current situation is a dire warning what can happen if this situation is allowed to continue.
Unfortunately this decline and lack of atmosphere has a domino effect and often becomes a very serious problem. We only need to look at Bradford ,from Bull Mania ten years ago and crowds averaging 13,600 to their current situation is a dire warning what can happen if this situation is allowed to continue. alan30058
  • Score: 11

3:51pm Thu 21 Aug 14

alan30058 says...

Can't put my finger on it but the fun of match day has gone.
Pre match build up is poor and the Shaun Mellor build up extravaganza we had just a happy memory.
I never miss but only because I am a season ticket holder to the casual fan this seasons fare would hardly encourage a swift return.
Can't put my finger on it but the fun of match day has gone. Pre match build up is poor and the Shaun Mellor build up extravaganza we had just a happy memory. I never miss but only because I am a season ticket holder to the casual fan this seasons fare would hardly encourage a swift return. alan30058
  • Score: 0

3:52pm Thu 21 Aug 14

MikeJT says...

Must of Bradfords financial woes were because large proportions of those 13k+ crowds were paying ridiculously low and completely unsustainable prices for season tickets.
Must of Bradfords financial woes were because large proportions of those 13k+ crowds were paying ridiculously low and completely unsustainable prices for season tickets. MikeJT
  • Score: 0

3:58pm Thu 21 Aug 14

wolfitdown says...

All valid points in the article the main one for most is the present structure indeed for almost all fans throughout the game, I have commented on what appears to be a lack of intensity many times, many fans feel the club have been caught out by a lack of foresight regarding key positional signings, by not envisaging we had a possible problem with our halves (leader) the fans see Wigan and Saints whose gates are holding up by the way signing experienced halves then giving their young players time to learn then challenge for a place, we have a good signing in Russell plus some great young players but they are Put under undue pressure with them all being blooded at the same time, undoubtedly the young players are a ongoing success story for the club deserving of a big pat on the back from the fans, for the club it's about addressing the fans perception of where it's at as they only see what is on the pitch.
All valid points in the article the main one for most is the present structure indeed for almost all fans throughout the game, I have commented on what appears to be a lack of intensity many times, many fans feel the club have been caught out by a lack of foresight regarding key positional signings, by not envisaging we had a possible problem with our halves (leader) the fans see Wigan and Saints whose gates are holding up by the way signing experienced halves then giving their young players time to learn then challenge for a place, we have a good signing in Russell plus some great young players but they are Put under undue pressure with them all being blooded at the same time, undoubtedly the young players are a ongoing success story for the club deserving of a big pat on the back from the fans, for the club it's about addressing the fans perception of where it's at as they only see what is on the pitch. wolfitdown
  • Score: 9

4:23pm Thu 21 Aug 14

WesVernon says...

I stopped going a couple of years back, to be honest. The 1st 28 rounds all seemed a little pointless. Why bother picking a team week in week out to best match your opponents for that round, hopefully to finish top of the league only for an opposing team to 'win' it all from 5th.

You may as well scrape mid tale mediocrity, make the play offs then turn it on for the last 4 or so matches.

Bring back when finishing top of the league meant you were the overall winners
I stopped going a couple of years back, to be honest. The 1st 28 rounds all seemed a little pointless. Why bother picking a team week in week out to best match your opponents for that round, hopefully to finish top of the league only for an opposing team to 'win' it all from 5th. You may as well scrape mid tale mediocrity, make the play offs then turn it on for the last 4 or so matches. Bring back when finishing top of the league meant you were the overall winners WesVernon
  • Score: 14

4:24pm Thu 21 Aug 14

whatsgoingon1 says...

Both myself and my brother are in our 70's and season ticket holders. We have missed several games this season mainly because of the change of kick off times from afternoon to evening. Sitting for 2 hours on a cold February, March, April evening Is not attractive. For the first time in nearly 60 yrs we are considering not renewing our season tickets, and just attend selected games. Sad.
Both myself and my brother are in our 70's and season ticket holders. We have missed several games this season mainly because of the change of kick off times from afternoon to evening. Sitting for 2 hours on a cold February, March, April evening Is not attractive. For the first time in nearly 60 yrs we are considering not renewing our season tickets, and just attend selected games. Sad. whatsgoingon1
  • Score: 11

6:50pm Thu 21 Aug 14

tangerinewire says...

In my view its due to the poor fair that Tony Smith's team have served up this season.
Who in Primrose and Blue really gets us excited, I think Dr K is right at Salford, we need to have the opportunity to sign a great player outside the Salary cap.
The likes of the hapless Myler and declining Westwood are no fun to watch.
In my view its due to the poor fair that Tony Smith's team have served up this season. Who in Primrose and Blue really gets us excited, I think Dr K is right at Salford, we need to have the opportunity to sign a great player outside the Salary cap. The likes of the hapless Myler and declining Westwood are no fun to watch. tangerinewire
  • Score: 6

10:06pm Thu 21 Aug 14

sharboo543 says...

No to mention the £20 ticket, £3.80 a pint, £4.50 hotdog or £5 pizza?
No to mention the £20 ticket, £3.80 a pint, £4.50 hotdog or £5 pizza? sharboo543
  • Score: 14

1:42pm Fri 22 Aug 14

transey says...

We have been season ticket holders for many years. This season we have missed quite a few games because of inconvenient Thursday (and sometimes Friday) kick-offs, bad weather and wide exposure on Sky.
We will not be buying season tickets for next year as the cost is out of proportion to the games we now watch live.
We have been season ticket holders for many years. This season we have missed quite a few games because of inconvenient Thursday (and sometimes Friday) kick-offs, bad weather and wide exposure on Sky. We will not be buying season tickets for next year as the cost is out of proportion to the games we now watch live. transey
  • Score: 13

2:51pm Fri 22 Aug 14

lostinleeds says...

Im with previous poster. Despite being a liflong season ticket holder now in my 50's, I have become used to watching home games in comfort at home on Sky. Every year the number of home games live on Sky seems to increase with those that arent usually against the bottom 4. No more season ticket for me.
Im with previous poster. Despite being a liflong season ticket holder now in my 50's, I have become used to watching home games in comfort at home on Sky. Every year the number of home games live on Sky seems to increase with those that arent usually against the bottom 4. No more season ticket for me. lostinleeds
  • Score: 5

5:43pm Fri 22 Aug 14

ninearches says...

Lo and behold our last 3 games of the regular season are all televised & on Thursdays !
Lo and behold our last 3 games of the regular season are all televised & on Thursdays ! ninearches
  • Score: 0

8:00pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Beefy38 says...

I am becoming disillusioned with the whole concept of going to the game from the start at the turnstile being eyeballed by the over eager security staff searching my wife's bag even putting their hand inside rummaging about until I tell them to stop,
Once into the stadium the kiosk ques well if your in the east stand you'll know what I mean, the prices are a little excessive, service none exsistant.
Bars shut ten minutes at the start of the second half.
The guys on the pitch 100%
Stadium announcements at every rude word spoken, and five minutes before the game finishes an army of stewards and I mean an army obstructing our view, it's all becoming ridiculous, I really don't know where Warrington is going with this, I don't seem to see this at any of the away games,
I am becoming disillusioned with the whole concept of going to the game from the start at the turnstile being eyeballed by the over eager security staff searching my wife's bag even putting their hand inside rummaging about until I tell them to stop, Once into the stadium the kiosk ques well if your in the east stand you'll know what I mean, the prices are a little excessive, service none exsistant. Bars shut ten minutes at the start of the second half. The guys on the pitch 100% Stadium announcements at every rude word spoken, and five minutes before the game finishes an army of stewards and I mean an army obstructing our view, it's all becoming ridiculous, I really don't know where Warrington is going with this, I don't seem to see this at any of the away games, Beefy38
  • Score: 5

11:24am Sat 23 Aug 14

kev mc says...

time for change we go to the game in a group of eight all family and season ticket holders .... we have missed three home games this season because off changes made to kick off .... and wont make the huddersfield game .... so we have all decided not to renew next season .... i was shocked by the crowed at the castleford game .....
time for change we go to the game in a group of eight all family and season ticket holders .... we have missed three home games this season because off changes made to kick off .... and wont make the huddersfield game .... so we have all decided not to renew next season .... i was shocked by the crowed at the castleford game ..... kev mc
  • Score: 2

11:41am Sat 23 Aug 14

pennstate says...

I thought we were safe with the die hards but clearly this is not the case. The winds blow less hard and the cold seems less biting if the on field menu is excitig and competitive. Smith has allowed the team to decline by releasing quality and experience without replacing the core. The occasional fans will not turn up if we make so many errors and have no stars on show. We have all been to big games on a Thursday or Friday in the past and attracted big attendances. Sky exposure should increase crowds not deter them. If we have saved money this year to buy for next, then I and many others will resent throwing away our money. I just wonder did wire get it wrong in thinking the Aussie experience would be a year later because now it will be tough to qualify!
I thought we were safe with the die hards but clearly this is not the case. The winds blow less hard and the cold seems less biting if the on field menu is excitig and competitive. Smith has allowed the team to decline by releasing quality and experience without replacing the core. The occasional fans will not turn up if we make so many errors and have no stars on show. We have all been to big games on a Thursday or Friday in the past and attracted big attendances. Sky exposure should increase crowds not deter them. If we have saved money this year to buy for next, then I and many others will resent throwing away our money. I just wonder did wire get it wrong in thinking the Aussie experience would be a year later because now it will be tough to qualify! pennstate
  • Score: 6

11:56pm Sat 23 Aug 14

WiresVoyager_Paul says...

The reasons mentioned by others above for the decline in crowds are all true, high prices, sky exposure, switching matches from the traditional Sunday afternoon, SL structure, poor performances on the pitch, lack of a star signing and I believe everyone this season must of noticed the zero atmosphere…where have the drums gone and the chanting…at wolves home games this season the away fans have on most occasions made more noise than the Wire. Only at away games where there is still a good following do we hear the Wire sing and as such Wire have this season seemed to have played better away from home. Sadly the big disappointment on the field of Wire last season, out of the CC semi’s by Hull and the SL grand final show where Wire fell apart in the second half against Wigan was too much for many fans stomach and was more like the old days of so near but so far.
I fear that next season the crowds will fall further, only correcting some of the above, making a couple of star signings and improving performances on the field will the crowds return.

Wolves management hope you are reading these concerns from your fan base, TS and SM...please act accordingly.
The reasons mentioned by others above for the decline in crowds are all true, high prices, sky exposure, switching matches from the traditional Sunday afternoon, SL structure, poor performances on the pitch, lack of a star signing and I believe everyone this season must of noticed the zero atmosphere…where have the drums gone and the chanting…at wolves home games this season the away fans have on most occasions made more noise than the Wire. Only at away games where there is still a good following do we hear the Wire sing and as such Wire have this season seemed to have played better away from home. Sadly the big disappointment on the field of Wire last season, out of the CC semi’s by Hull [poor performance] and the SL grand final show where Wire fell apart in the second half against Wigan was too much for many fans stomach and was more like the old days of so near but so far. I fear that next season the crowds will fall further, only correcting some of the above, making a couple of star signings and improving performances on the field will the crowds return. Wolves management hope you are reading these concerns from your fan base, TS and SM...please act accordingly. WiresVoyager_Paul
  • Score: 6

8:14pm Sun 24 Aug 14

whatsgoingon1 says...

I put my comments here as a personal view. I was quite surprised to see so many comments in a similar vein. I don't think it will make any impression on the managers at the Halliwell Jones they are tied to Sky money, and will have no say in their support of their fans. It's the way of the world. We will still support the Club but maybe in a different way. We will say thank you to Mr Smith and Mr Moran,
I put my comments here as a personal view. I was quite surprised to see so many comments in a similar vein. I don't think it will make any impression on the managers at the Halliwell Jones they are tied to Sky money, and will have no say in their support of their fans. It's the way of the world. We will still support the Club but maybe in a different way. We will say thank you to Mr Smith and Mr Moran, whatsgoingon1
  • Score: -1

9:15pm Sun 24 Aug 14

MikeJT says...

Beefy38 wrote:
I am becoming disillusioned with the whole concept of going to the game from the start at the turnstile being eyeballed by the over eager security staff searching my wife's bag even putting their hand inside rummaging about until I tell them to stop,
Once into the stadium the kiosk ques well if your in the east stand you'll know what I mean, the prices are a little excessive, service none exsistant.
Bars shut ten minutes at the start of the second half.
The guys on the pitch 100%
Stadium announcements at every rude word spoken, and five minutes before the game finishes an army of stewards and I mean an army obstructing our view, it's all becoming ridiculous, I really don't know where Warrington is going with this, I don't seem to see this at any of the away games,
Trained security staff would not go rummaging in a bag, they never know what they might find. They do however have to check for things like flares, alcohol etc.

Bars dont shut until at least 1/2 way through second half.

Standium announcment...just a reminder of the clubs committments to the RFLs respect policy. A few announcements like that might have saved Castleford some money when they were fined for doing nothing when Gareth Thomas was insulted at their crowd.

You mention east stand and army of stewards. try South stand....but they actually only appear with 1 or 2 minutes to go. Where is the club going with this? Probably enforcing the provision that would have been put forward for crowd control as part of the ground safety certificates AND given recent events, trying to ensure things that happened at LSV dont happen at HJ. As regards not seeing it at other grounds ....... never been to DW, Langtree, Hull, Headingly etc etc?
[quote][p][bold]Beefy38[/bold] wrote: I am becoming disillusioned with the whole concept of going to the game from the start at the turnstile being eyeballed by the over eager security staff searching my wife's bag even putting their hand inside rummaging about until I tell them to stop, Once into the stadium the kiosk ques well if your in the east stand you'll know what I mean, the prices are a little excessive, service none exsistant. Bars shut ten minutes at the start of the second half. The guys on the pitch 100% Stadium announcements at every rude word spoken, and five minutes before the game finishes an army of stewards and I mean an army obstructing our view, it's all becoming ridiculous, I really don't know where Warrington is going with this, I don't seem to see this at any of the away games,[/p][/quote]Trained security staff would not go rummaging in a bag, they never know what they might find. They do however have to check for things like flares, alcohol etc. Bars dont shut until at least 1/2 way through second half. Standium announcment...just a reminder of the clubs committments to the RFLs respect policy. A few announcements like that might have saved Castleford some money when they were fined for doing nothing when Gareth Thomas was insulted at their crowd. You mention east stand and army of stewards. try South stand....but they actually only appear with 1 or 2 minutes to go. Where is the club going with this? Probably enforcing the provision that would have been put forward for crowd control as part of the ground safety certificates AND given recent events, trying to ensure things that happened at LSV dont happen at HJ. As regards not seeing it at other grounds ....... never been to DW, Langtree, Hull, Headingly etc etc? MikeJT
  • Score: 0

10:51am Mon 25 Aug 14

wolfitdown says...

It may be unpopular for those like myself who enjoy a Sunday afternoon game, a move to a regular Friday fixture would lessen the number of fixture changes to from Friday to Thursday giving the fans least disruption.
It may be unpopular for those like myself who enjoy a Sunday afternoon game, a move to a regular Friday fixture would lessen the number of fixture changes to from Friday to Thursday giving the fans least disruption. wolfitdown
  • Score: -1

11:36am Mon 25 Aug 14

ninearches says...

Sadly, the fixture changes are all due to sky wanting to plug gaps in their schedule.I wouldn't be surprised if the increased sky money has come with even more fixture change strings attached.
Sadly, the fixture changes are all due to sky wanting to plug gaps in their schedule.I wouldn't be surprised if the increased sky money has come with even more fixture change strings attached. ninearches
  • Score: 0

2:57pm Mon 25 Aug 14

wolfitdown says...

We are of course beholding to SKY so they obviously pull the strings, one of the challenges for the club is to address the fall in gates I feel a move where changes are kept to a minimum will be a major consideration in future, the fans don't like what seems to them as being messed around, it's not just super league, football has Saturday/Sunday lunchtime, teatime and Monday evening kick-offs. there also apart from a few teams you see empty seats, but we have to solve our own problems.
We are of course beholding to SKY so they obviously pull the strings, one of the challenges for the club is to address the fall in gates I feel a move where changes are kept to a minimum will be a major consideration in future, the fans don't like what seems to them as being messed around, it's not just super league, football has Saturday/Sunday lunchtime, teatime and Monday evening kick-offs. there also apart from a few teams you see empty seats, but we have to solve our own problems. wolfitdown
  • Score: 3

1:19pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Ali'sboardnow says...

Totally agree with all of the previous comments - But is anyone interested ? Is anyone listening - if as many as have already indicated vote with their feet we won't be looking at a crowd of < 8500 we'll be lucky to get 5000 - My opinion is that TV is killing the game off - just look at the lack of atmosphere generated at last weekend Challenge Cup Final where did they get circa a crowd of 75k from ?? huge number of areas were empty and why oh why do they insist in dragging everyone at cost down to London - It's hardly a 'spectacle' or an occasion anymore ? - rant over
Totally agree with all of the previous comments - But is anyone interested ? Is anyone listening - if as many as have already indicated vote with their feet we won't be looking at a crowd of < 8500 we'll be lucky to get 5000 - My opinion is that TV is killing the game off - just look at the lack of atmosphere generated at last weekend Challenge Cup Final where did they get circa a crowd of 75k from ?? huge number of areas were empty and why oh why do they insist in dragging everyone at cost down to London - It's hardly a 'spectacle' or an occasion anymore ? - rant over Ali'sboardnow
  • Score: 0

1:31pm Tue 26 Aug 14

MikeJT says...

^^^ the 75k is based on the number of tickets issued by the RFL / Wembley. It includes the "always empty" Club Wembley seats as well as any tickets given to clubs and sold to 3rd parties ........whether or not there were actual bums on seats.
^^^ the 75k is based on the number of tickets issued by the RFL / Wembley. It includes the "always empty" Club Wembley seats as well as any tickets given to clubs and sold to 3rd parties ........whether or not there were actual bums on seats. MikeJT
  • Score: 0

8:25pm Tue 26 Aug 14

ninearches says...

I think they would be better developing Odsal into a top class stadium & as a venue for multiple sports .I'm sure a stadium to rival Wembley would fit in the natural bowl.
I think they would be better developing Odsal into a top class stadium & as a venue for multiple sports .I'm sure a stadium to rival Wembley would fit in the natural bowl. ninearches
  • Score: 0

10:02am Wed 27 Aug 14

jonesy1980 says...

The Wire have been on Sky 10 times so far this season, only 3 of those games have been away games (1 was Catalan, all their home games are are live on Sky anyway). I don't think there's been a season when Warrington have had so much exposure at home on TV but apart from season ticket holders who is going to pay £20 for a ticket when you can watch it down the boozer or at home?
The Wire have been on Sky 10 times so far this season, only 3 of those games have been away games (1 was Catalan, all their home games are are live on Sky anyway). I don't think there's been a season when Warrington have had so much exposure at home on TV but apart from season ticket holders who is going to pay £20 for a ticket when you can watch it down the boozer or at home? jonesy1980
  • Score: 0

3:45pm Wed 27 Aug 14

andy dawso says...

why dont we all stop bleating about the way the clubs going and do something about it !! rather than walking away from the ground and not renewing are season tickets its times like this that everyone needs to stand up and be counted , not just the players the fans too . maybe we need microphones erected in the south stand to make us appear more louder than we are like they do at the football grounds or strike up the band and make it bigger and better put the fun back into the stands , walking away should`nt be an option( for everyone that walks away theres just a little less noise each time) COME ON YOU WIRE !!!!!! andy dawso
why dont we all stop bleating about the way the clubs going and do something about it !! rather than walking away from the ground and not renewing are season tickets its times like this that everyone needs to stand up and be counted , not just the players the fans too . maybe we need microphones erected in the south stand to make us appear more louder than we are like they do at the football grounds or strike up the band and make it bigger and better put the fun back into the stands , walking away should`nt be an option( for everyone that walks away theres just a little less noise each time) COME ON YOU WIRE !!!!!! andy dawso andy dawso
  • Score: 1

12:17pm Thu 28 Aug 14

garethpjones says...

Well said Andy Dawso. Let's have more positivity and try and find
solutions. We are privileged/spoilt with the club set up and the
success we've had over recent times. Let's all try and shirk off the
negatives and back the club with increased numbers. Perhaps the club
could introduce some incentives. For example; 1 person in and bring a
friend in for half price. If only half the average crowd took up this offer
we could increase our gate from say 10,000 to 15000 and increase
gate receipts by 5000 x £10 = £50000. Say for example, a season ticket
holder were to do this, they could gain points to purchase WWRLF goods
at reduced prices. It's just an idea but can me modified/improved to work
for the club. It won't resolve the kick off day problems, but I feel that will
come down to how much the people of Warrington truly value having a first class set up representing our town nationally and internationally and whether people will be will be happy 5 years down the line to watch
Warrington in front of 7000, for the sake of some inconvenience.
Well said Andy Dawso. Let's have more positivity and try and find solutions. We are privileged/spoilt with the club set up and the success we've had over recent times. Let's all try and shirk off the negatives and back the club with increased numbers. Perhaps the club could introduce some incentives. For example; 1 person in and bring a friend in for half price. If only half the average crowd took up this offer we could increase our gate from say 10,000 to 15000 and increase gate receipts by 5000 x £10 = £50000. Say for example, a season ticket holder were to do this, they could gain points to purchase WWRLF goods at reduced prices. It's just an idea but can me modified/improved to work for the club. It won't resolve the kick off day problems, but I feel that will come down to how much the people of Warrington truly value having a first class set up representing our town nationally and internationally and whether people will be will be happy 5 years down the line to watch Warrington in front of 7000, for the sake of some inconvenience. garethpjones
  • Score: 0

12:20pm Thu 28 Aug 14

garethpjones says...

garethpjones wrote:
Well said Andy Dawso. Let's have more positivity and try and find
solutions. We are privileged/spoilt with the club set up and the
success we've had over recent times. Let's all try and shirk off the
negatives and back the club with increased numbers. Perhaps the club
could introduce some incentives. For example; 1 person in and bring a
friend in for half price. If only half the average crowd took up this offer
we could increase our gate from say 10,000 to 15000 and increase
gate receipts by 5000 x £10 = £50000. Say for example, a season ticket
holder were to do this, they could gain points to purchase WWRLF goods
at reduced prices. It's just an idea but can me modified/improved to work
for the club. It won't resolve the kick off day problems, but I feel that will
come down to how much the people of Warrington truly value having a first class set up representing our town nationally and internationally and whether people will be will be happy 5 years down the line to watch
Warrington in front of 7000, for the sake of some inconvenience.
(Sorry about the random indentations, doesn't normally do that?!)
[quote][p][bold]garethpjones[/bold] wrote: Well said Andy Dawso. Let's have more positivity and try and find solutions. We are privileged/spoilt with the club set up and the success we've had over recent times. Let's all try and shirk off the negatives and back the club with increased numbers. Perhaps the club could introduce some incentives. For example; 1 person in and bring a friend in for half price. If only half the average crowd took up this offer we could increase our gate from say 10,000 to 15000 and increase gate receipts by 5000 x £10 = £50000. Say for example, a season ticket holder were to do this, they could gain points to purchase WWRLF goods at reduced prices. It's just an idea but can me modified/improved to work for the club. It won't resolve the kick off day problems, but I feel that will come down to how much the people of Warrington truly value having a first class set up representing our town nationally and internationally and whether people will be will be happy 5 years down the line to watch Warrington in front of 7000, for the sake of some inconvenience.[/p][/quote](Sorry about the random indentations, doesn't normally do that?!) garethpjones
  • Score: 0
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