TOPIC: archaic ticketmaster

demo1 archaic ticketmaster 4 years 3 months ago #1

demo1
Got the club letter about finals tickets today...
Welcome to buying tickets pre 1995....I quote
If you wish to purchase a family pass, you will be required to purchase the tickets via telephone or at an outlet. You are not able to purchase a family pass online...

Why not??
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myboys archaic ticketmaster 4 years 3 months ago #2

myboys
It's discrimination?
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docker1940 archaic ticketmaster 4 years 3 months ago #3

docker1940
What annoys me is the fact that I have a premium seat for the H & A games, but come finals I have to take a chance on a seat that usually ends up in one of the crap viewing areas.

Why is it not possible with todays electronic communications to give seat holders the option of retaining their seat for finals, say give them a day to accept that option.
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shane archaic ticketmaster 4 years 3 months ago #4

shane
With all the information we have at our disposal today, why is it not possible for people to understand why they can't sit in their regular seat for the finals.
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freoboy49 archaic ticketmaster 4 years 3 months ago #5

freoboy49
d1940 this is a perennial.
This is my understanding ...
AFL controls the seating for finals at Subiaco, so your reserved seating will be but a blissful memory of the H&A season. They embargo the best seats (usually along the northern side level 1) for their sponsors, the participating clubs (that doesn't include us season ticket holders), special guests, prize winners etc.
And yes, the seats that are normally 'less than premium' are bumped up and sold to the participating clubs' members as 'premium'. I remembered the PF in 2013, we were sandwiched in on L2 of the three tier stand. We got very intimate with everyone around (not by choice, I hasten to add).
My niece, not being a member, went to Ticketmaster on the Thursday before the game and got prime seating in a block like 150, once they released the 'untaken' AFL allocation.

Besides all this ......Lets assume your wish was fulfilled and you could sit in your H&A seat. If Freo was to play WCE at Subi (heaven forbid), how would you and some feral budgie person work out which of you had dibs on the seat? You could even get infected if you had to sit next to a supporter of the opposing team.
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rogerrocks archaic ticketmaster 4 years 3 months ago #6

rogerrocks
I like the people I sit next to during the season. It would be nice to sit near them in the finals. If I get in early enough, why can't I have my seat? When I go to buy my ticket, it wants my membership barcode, so it knows who I am, and it requires very little work to look up where I normally sit and offer it to me.
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shane archaic ticketmaster 4 years 3 months ago #7

shane
It's not a home game.
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Raglan Matt archaic ticketmaster 4 years 3 months ago #8

Raglan Matt
Does that mean Shane that we won't get the benefit from home crowd umpiring bias??

That gives us some hope of a win then.
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rogerrocks archaic ticketmaster 4 years 3 months ago #9

rogerrocks
Shane, that doesn't make sense.

If my regular seat is free, and I look for a ticket, what harm is there in giving it to me?

But no, we can't do that, and come finals time I'll get in as quick as I can, and end up at the top of the 3 tier stand again. Sigh.
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pollyanna archaic ticketmaster 4 years 3 months ago #10

pollyanna
I like the lottery of it all - it's a chance to get up close and personal with one of our treasured Harbour Masters outside their comfort zones. You plunk yourself down, blow your nose into your beer napkin and say g'day. They love it, it's like sharing your box at the opera with Lou Reed.
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The_Yeti archaic ticketmaster 4 years 3 months ago #11

The_Yeti
More like sharing your box at the opera with Ozzy Osbourne but they still have to live with me sitting in the same seats as them
Egurls Suck!
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Corporal Agarn archaic ticketmaster 4 years 3 months ago #12

Corporal Agarn
But would you bite the head off a bat if it came along at the footy Yeti?

(Might be tastier than the food available anyway)
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Raglan Matt archaic ticketmaster 4 years 3 months ago #13

Raglan Matt
If it's a derby final the bat won't get past masten and his mates, so go with Lou Reed.
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OL55 archaic ticketmaster 4 years 3 months ago #14

OL55
I spoke to Alice Cooper at one of our games.....I welcomed him to our nightmare (we were losing at the time)
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