There’s a lot of complaining from football fans these days of them being ripped off.
Excessive admission prices, a never ending fashion parade of changing replica strips and the chance to buy everything under the sun with the official Club badge stuck on it, which seems to double the everyday price of such items, are just some of the things that raise the ire.
The price and value of season tickets is another. Every season in recent years, East Fife fans have had a moan about the season ticket package offered up by the Club. Even with early bird pricing, it hasn’t proved an incentive for shelling out your season’s money in advance, especially as they didn’t include admission to any home friendlies or Cup games.
It was slightly better this year with early purchasers being given admission to the friendlies for the first time in many a year, but then again with the friendlies we had on offer, it wasn’t exactly a grabber of a deal.
Many of East Fife’s divisional rivals have had excellent season ticket pricing packages on offer, especially for children, to reward their loyal fans. It’s both great to read about such deals and frustrating at the same time that your own Club lag behind in the value stakes.
Having been an East Fife season ticket holder for many a year, I have to say how refreshing it is to see Vancouver Whitecaps season ticket deals, especially in the Southside supporters section of the stadium.
For not much over $200, Whitecaps Southside season ticket holders were treated to 15 home games in their package and ALL playoff games including tomorrow’s Championship final first leg. Add into this the two Canadian Championship games against Montreal and Toronto, admission to every Whitecaps women’s game (yeah right) and a “never waste a ticket” scheme whereby you can take friends to matches with your unused tickets and it’s a pretty damned good deal.
Even if the team hadn’t made it into the final or far into the playoffs, it’s phenomenal value and should make their MLS packages something to look forward to come 2011.
Glad I have that deposit booked!