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Lions Should Fill Villa Park

What will be the attendance on Saturday?

Lets look at the positives:
Unbeaten.
Three home wins on the trot (including Sunderland last season).
First game at home for a month.
First game officially with Randy as the new Chairman.
Martin O'Neill as the gaffer.
Three o'clock Saturday kick off.
Not live on the box.
Villa value game which means kids tickets are from just £5 in the bottom of the North Stand (Charlton have only requested a small allocation in the bottom of the Witton Lane).
A team that consists of several home grown players, all of who are working their socks off at the moment.
No other Premier League Club for 80 miles.

I do not think there is much more the club or players could of done to ensure the largest attendance possible. With all these positives are Villa fans going to do the right thing and fill the ground? Or will the team be performing to a ground that yet again has empty seats?

My view is that for years we have wanted the club to do the right thing. Now that the club is, will fans support the new regime? I believe we are going to struggle to get 40,000. However I would love it if thousands of fans get locked out because they left it too late to get their tickets. I have said it before but I believe it is worth repeating.

If we fail to start selling out Villa Park, the owners will look to increase prices to ensure they maximise the revenue from those fans who can be bothered to turn up.

If we can put up the 'house full' signs at all games then the club will take up the already agreed option of redeveloping the ground to 52,000. This in turn will keep prices down as they encourage even more supporters to fill the extra 10,000 seats.

Article by voiceoftheholte


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday September 18 2006
Time: 6:33PM

Comments

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Would be great to see Villa Park full to the rafters again, top five and everything to play for, why not? I'd get a few schools or cub scouts in if we've not sold out, get the youngsters interested for the future!
The Fear
18/09/2006 18:35:00
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In business terms it doesn't make sense to push up prices for an under sold stadium. With a limited supply then prices should be lowered if we are undersold and raised if we are selling out every week. The Fear makes a good point. This isn't 1920, there are forms of entertainment everywhere and Villa has to compete with Playstation as well as other sports. Hopefully Lerner's progressive Villa will make more effort to attract younger supporters.
ooahPaulMcGrath
18/09/2006 18:45:00
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Voice raises some interesting questions about the club's support and recent attendances, but Ooohaaah is correct about prices. The economic laws of demand and supply apply, where by if the stadium is half empty, prices would most likely go down. Conversely when the stadium is full, the owners can put the prices up. That quibble aside, I can echo voice's rallying call: now is the time to suit up and turn up on match days. The Lerner era is beginning. A new dawn at long last.
The Usual Suspect
18/09/2006 19:03:00
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Cheers J Fear for the Cleveland Browns gear. Its all good stuff. Up the Villa.
randy.stand
18/09/2006 19:32:00
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Any idea what the season tickets sales reached after the pre-Randy dejection? IF Randy and MON had got in a month or so earlier who's to say most games would have been sell outs? I am going to plump for 37,500 with 500 from Charlton.
AC
18/09/2006 19:42:00
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is it true that adults are £15 in the north stand ? - can I buy these tickets on the day ? why are the prices on the web site so small you can not read them ?
qKing
18/09/2006 19:50:00
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All good reasons JP, but will it be? This early on in the season are some fans still to be won over?
sandgroanun
18/09/2006 23:05:00
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the game should also mark petrov's home debut, now just think if he could net his 1st goal for villa
dazvilla
18/09/2006 23:46:00
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and in front of a full, rocking villa park
dazvilla
18/09/2006 23:48:00
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mark petrov? who's he then?
selbydate
19/09/2006 00:41:00
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