Simplifying the stadium map!
VOTV have broken the news a day before the club’s PR machine lurches into action that the 2017/18 season tickets will be more expensive in some areas of the ground and that they plan on closing certain blocks in the east and west stands.
The days of the fans bringing the club back to The Valley and not being unable to get a seat, let alone one of your choice are now far back in the rear view mirror and the owner and his inept CEO really don’t give a flying. Moreso it also prevents fans buying in cheaper areas and moving game by game to more expensive seats. Perhaps less stewarding is required too, but it looks to me an effort to maximize income from a no doubt further falling season ticket base.
Meanwhile some existing holders have had phone calls from the club saying that the block closures simplifies the stadium map. Yep those north, east, south and west stands are tricky to manoever around so I’m glad the Belgian’s sorted that one out for us. Those PR chumps are stealing a living.
Where this leaves Target 20k is anyone’s guess. VOTV breaks down all the prices and changes here.
I haven’t bought a season ticket since we were in the Premier League, but always contributed financially in other ways, although not since Duchatelet ramshackled the club. What is really so sad for me though is the upcoming realization that this will be the first season I will not have seen a game at The Valley since my Dad first took me at the beginning of the 1975/76 season.