Monday, March 23, 2009

Ticket prices slashed for Hamburg

Manchester City Football Club are delighted to announce fantastic ticket prices for the forthcoming UEFA Cup quarter final second leg against Hamburg on April 16th at the City of Manchester Stadium.

In an amazing one-off sale starting this Wednesday, all adult tickets will be available for five days only at a rate of just £5. After that date, tickets will be available at a remarkably competitive £10 for a further ten days up to and including April 8th, after which admission will double to £20.

All supporters can purchase tickets from Wednesday 25th March, with Seasoncard holders seats being held until Sunday 29th March, after which they will be released.
>>mcfc.co.uk

It is no secret that our attendances for UEFA Cup games this season have been disappointing in comparison to a fairly consistent average in the Premier League.

Although prices have been cut already, the club announced a drastic cut in prices for the quarter-final second leg in a bid to fill the ground as near to capacity as possible.

There has been plenty of theory on why the attendances have been so low in the UEFA Cup, but for me it comes down to three main reasons:
  • People are unwilling (even with reduced prices) to pay 'extra' for tickets in this competition on top of Premier League games.
  • All games have been shown live on TV.
  • The quality of opponents has not been overly glamorous.
Although the game will be shown live, points 1 and 3 have been met by this initiative. The attendance for this game (given our involvement in the tournament has shifted to a new level) was something I was keen to see, but I would be amazed now if the added interest coupled with the low ticket prices resulted in anything other than a near capacity attendance.

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2 comments:

peter said...

Oh not to mention the worldwide credit crunch, leaving hundreds of thousands on the dole or struggling to make ends meet.

Gary Nolan said...

I think Danny pretty much nailed all the reasons why. If the credit crunch was a problem for people why haven't league attendances gone as lows as what we get in the Uefa cup at home? Saying that they havnt gone close to being that low, so is credit crunch a conveniant excuse?