ThatRoundThing wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:04 pm
Well done to members of our Supporters Club and individual Daggers fans for pursuing the matter. This in turn got the National League, Non League Paper and Maidenhead Supporters involved.
Our club had to loose a percentage of Income to follow the new rules but, as has been mentioned before, our ticketing policy for Away fans up to the start of this season wasn’t exactly fair.
Anyway, it was actually Maidstone fans kicking up a fuss that forced us into opening a section of the Sieve to away fans so I don't think we can pat ourselves on the back too much here. The rule is not apparently a new one, we have just been ignoring it up to this season. I would guess the National League decided to enforce it this season though.
My view is that, commercially, you look after your regular customers first, and exploit away fans when you can for as much as you can make out of them. What we have done is offer limited space on the terrace at £15 to away fans and if clubs turn up with more than the allocated terrace space, or with people that want to sit, the rest can pay on the day A13 stand price.
What Barnet have done is shaft their own fans instead. 10 out of 10 to them.