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4 years 4 months ago #43961

It may also mean that the Clan may be more subdued than normal if half the regulars are not there.

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4 years 4 months ago #43962

Just spotted this on Glasgow site:
www.glasgowwarriors.org/news/16/05/07/aw...icketing-information

To ensure that Warriors supporters have first access to tickets, supporters are asked not to share the ticketing link online or with home supporters.

I think it's safe to say that that link will find its way into the public domain by Wednesday, so I reckon there'll be no returns from Glasgow.
I don't think we'll see STHs behind the goals though. I reckon main stand will be as bad as it gets - could be wrong though.


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4 years 4 months ago #43963

overstrander wrote: We're not used to this level of demand, you learn as you go I guess.

The branch should have been ready for it. Leinster, Munster and Glasgow were all sold out even with extra capacity added. Even the simple maths of 3000 season ticket holders times two tickets left almost nothing after the large away and Pro12 allocations were taken out. Poor show by them in my opinion.

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4 years 4 months ago #43964

It looks like the biggest culprit is tickets.ie
They allowed people to buy tickets before they should have been available (again, I will put my hand up and admit I got tickets this way)
Then their site went down due to demand (This is unfortunate. No one had a problem with tickets.ie (that I'm aware of) before this morning. They obviously never expected this demand. )

People should never had to queue outside the branch. This isn't buying tickets for Slane in 1998. This should all be done online.

The Pro12 would have decided that the away team get 25%. This would be the same across the board. Unfortunately, we can't do anything about that, so some Clan fans were always going to miss out anyway. If we had gotten an away semi final, we would have expected 25% of the allocation as well.


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4 years 4 months ago #43965

A heads up for Google Chrome users: the "Print Tickets" button doesn't render for me but it's still there if you hover over it. Tickets confirmed! :D

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4 years 4 months ago #43967

What about this for an idea.

Tickets are open for 48 hours starting at 9am this morning.
Each season ticket holder gets an email and text (I got both this morning to remind me to buy a ticket) to say their ticket is reserved and you have 24 hours to claim your ticket. If you don't claim it, tough.
Then 9am tomorrow morning, anyone else with a season ticket can buy their ticket.
9am Wednesday morning, let the chaos ensue.

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4 years 4 months ago #43968

Where are people getting the figure of 3000 STHs from? Doubt there are that many.


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4 years 4 months ago #43970

pinky wrote: Where are people getting the figure of 3000 STHs from? Doubt there are that many.


Anyone who has bought a 2016/17 Season Ticket could probably buy tickets to the Semi Final I suspect.
When I log in, it's listed under next season's tickets, not this season's one.
So I guess you could have an increase in numbers there - unless they only emailed current ST holders.

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4 years 4 months ago #43972

pinky wrote: Where are people getting the figure of 3000 STHs from? Doubt there are that many.


It's in your own forum.
www.connachtclan.com/clan-forum/2-connac...-season-tickets-sold

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4 years 4 months ago #43973

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pinky wrote: Where are people getting the figure of 3000 STHs from? Doubt there are that many.


Anyone who has bought a 2016/17 Season Ticket could probably buy tickets to the Semi Final I suspect.
When I log in, it's listed under next season's tickets, not this season's one.
So I guess you could have an increase in numbers there - unless they only emailed current ST holders.


Only current season ticket holders have access to tickets; next season's is no good .


Going to the Sportsgrounds is a bit like Mass:You stay until the players are off the pitch and never leave early!

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4 years 4 months ago #43974

Yeah it's frustrating, but I think Connacht were let down by tickets.ie here. The tickets at the dinner is understandable given that those people paid a lot of money to support the team and most likely are season ticket holders anyway. (turns out that this bit is not true)
That said I absolutely agree with the general sentiment that STHs should have been guaranteed their ticket in their normal stand first (one day expiry). Then allow them to buy one extra in a first come first served manner for whichever part of the ground they'd like. Every season ticket holder is going to go to the match and but the other ticket for people who they know would like to go as well.
I've changed my mind about the above given the information that not only are Glasgow going to have their allocation in the Clan, but also Pro12 officials and corporate types...

Anyway I managed to get my tickets for the main stand so I am happy with that. I'll stand in my old usual spot and bang on the wall again. It's been a while :)


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4 years 4 months ago #43975

cormac wrote:

pinky wrote: Where are people getting the figure of 3000 STHs from? Doubt there are that many.


Anyone who has bought a 2016/17 Season Ticket could probably buy tickets to the Semi Final I suspect.
When I log in, it's listed under next season's tickets, not this season's one.
So I guess you could have an increase in numbers there - unless they only emailed current ST holders.


My ticket was displayed as 15/16 ticket until I renewed at which point it changed to 16/17. So I doubt anyone with 16/17 season tickets and none for this year has the option to purchase. If they do tickets.ie are even more cack-handed than I think.

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4 years 4 months ago #43977

On the season tickets.Prior to our first outing into the H Cup there were on average 200 regular season ticket holders.The first season of H Cup sales of ST went to a whopping 3000; last season they tapered off slightly,but will increase again...the Fair Weather Supporter back.As far as I know sales tend to be max'd at 3k.


Going to the Sportsgrounds is a bit like Mass:You stay until the players are off the pitch and never leave early!

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4 years 4 months ago #43978

I suppose the key point is that we need to try and make sure the spare Clan terrace tickets people got go to other Clan STHs. There should be enough floating around to sort out most of us. We'll all have people asking us for tickets but make sure the regulars are sorted first and then give the spare Main Stand, end terrace tickets etc to the more casual fans.


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4 years 4 months ago #43979

pinky wrote: I suppose the key point is that we need to try and make sure the spare Clan terrace tickets people got go to other Clan STHs. There should be enough floating around to sort out most of us. We'll all have people asking us for tickets but make sure the regulars are sorted first and then give the spare Main Stand, end terrace tickets etc to the more casual fans.


I totally agree with pinky on this.

my only fear on reading all this is that the clan will be full of Glasgow fans! Those of us lucky enough need to be in early and stake our spots.

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4 years 4 months ago #43980

It was a nice sentiment by Connacht Rugby to allow STH bring a +1 but Sportsground simply isn't big enough when you factor in the 25% Glasgow tickets

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