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6 years 4 months ago #25863

Like the loyalty card. With reference to acting as a step to a season ticket, one of the benefits could be that if you attend, say, 6 or 7 games in 2014/15, you're entitled to purchase a season ticket for 2015/16 at renewal rather than full cost.

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6 years 4 months ago #25865

If they are keeping the big white tent then it should be season ticket only


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6 years 4 months ago #25871

Diom wrote: 5) Citylink Free: That would wipe out the price of the ST altogether. It's a tenner for a bus ride (guessing), and if Connacht are paying that out of their own pocket then they'd probably be losing money on it.


Citylink are sponsors now, so I would not expect Connacht to be paying for this. If necessary, it could cost a bit extra for a season ticket with bus included. I don't see the point of having a sponsorship deal with a transport company if they're not going to provide transport.


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6 years 4 months ago #25872

So Eoin B has gone through the replies and he said some of it will be implementable and some won't be. Also said that when it comes out next month that he hopes we will be able to see that they took these views into account.

If anyone wants to contact him directly you can. Let me know and I can forward on his email.


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6 years 4 months ago #25873

pinky wrote: Citylink are sponsors now, so I would not expect Connacht to be paying for this. If necessary, it could cost a bit extra for a season ticket with bus included. I don't see the point of having a sponsorship deal with a transport company if they're not going to provide transport.

Had forgetten/never knew that they were sponsors. Might be do-able in that case.


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6 years 4 months ago #25878

I'd like a I Support Connacht Rugby car sticker!

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6 years 4 months ago #25881

galway_gas wrote: I'd like a I Support Connacht Rugby car sticker!


I suggested this to the branch last season!! It's an easy way of promoting Connacht. Agree with scarf or hat alternate seasons,always handy and easily lost. Also want to see Connacht CAR flags. As for 'ladies!!' day, it's a good few years since they last had one (wanted refund on ST cos i could have got in free ;) )


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6 years 4 months ago #25882

I thought of a couple more.

  • Announce the matchday ticket prices before or at the same time as starting season ticket sales, so people will know what they're saving. Also give some indication of what the normal kick-off time is going to be.
  • If we are sticking with 5pm Saturday kickoffs, consider the option of a ST that includes food in the pavilion after the game. I often leave just because I'm hungry! Nothing fancy, just a burger or a curry or whatever. I'd pay €300 if my ticket included the current upgrade benefits plus 8 dinners. Plus I'd pay for more pints.


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6 years 4 months ago #25885

I would agree with a lot of what is being said here and some good ideas coming forward.

I would say, in order

1. Season ticket holders should get priority purchasing for extra tickets or away tickets, Not looking for discounts just that ST get access to purchase maybe one week before they go on general sale.

2. As other have said, alternate hat\scarf every other year, they should be exclusive too! no point getting a gift if you could have bought it yourself!.

If these two things were in place i'd be more than happy. I have my own views on the kick-off times\days but there's no way your ever going to suit everyone so i don't see a point in making a fuss.

I don't really feel that the ST at the minute have any advantages over buying on the night, perhaps the only advantage is we don't have to scramble to get into the Clan terrace for big games but thats about it.

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6 years 4 months ago #25895

Quite a bit cheaper if you are going to all the games as well thought right? What are the actual figures on that?

EDIT: Pinky, that's a great idea. I would stick around for that for sure and once you get settled in with food in your belly...


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6 years 4 months ago #25914

Another vote for a "bring a mate" system where it's easier to purchase one extra ticket for the Clan Terrace. It's happened quite a bit to me where someone who'd be a more casual fan tells me that they'll see me at the game then realise they're over the far side. They're wayyyy less inclined to walk over to the Beer Shed afterwards for a pint after the match.

I realise that there are capacity concerns and you can't essentially sell the same seat/spot twice but I think we can come up with some kind of creative solution. Also, indoctrinating people to the full Clan Terrace experience is a better way to convert them into ST holders, IMO.

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6 years 4 months ago #25919

It is frustrating trying to get Clan tickets for your friends

Also, while it would be great, I don't see branch feeding us in the Pavilion - would be a major disincentive to the businesses selling food around the SportsGround

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6 years 4 months ago #25927

wp_rathead wrote: It is frustrating trying to get Clan tickets for your friends

Also, while it would be great, I don't see branch feeding us in the Pavilion - would be a major disincentive to the businesses selling food around the SportsGround


Then again it may work out that Connacht make a lot more money from selling it to us directly. Besides that would only be for the "upgrades"... the plebs will still need to eat. :P


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6 years 4 months ago #25983

I personally think they should get rid of the upgrades and make the pavilion tent a STC perk.

I cant imagine many people paying extra for the upgrade.


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6 years 4 months ago #25990

Diom wrote: Quite a bit cheaper if you are going to all the games as well thought right? What are the actual figures on that?

EDIT: Pinky, that's a great idea. I would stick around for that for sure and once you get settled in with food in your belly...


You are right, if you attend every game then there is a significant cost saving.

Personally i don't get to attend every game, usually miss 1 or 2 in the season (and i'm not counting the pre-season games) and these cancel out the cost savings so i don't base my decision to purchase a season ticket on the basis of savings over single match purchasing. Being a forgetful clot i have only used the drinks vouchers once! but there isn't a lot Connacht Rugby can do about that :)

So taking that into consideration, this year my ST benefits were, 3 Free drinks, Daft autograph book and a guaranteed entry to the Clan stand, oh and 10% discount on gear.

These are just my own considerations in ST purchase and i am in no way saying this would be the situation for everyone.

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