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Villa Consultation Poll

From the Consultation thread (click here) in the forum + front page article, and a small poll in the forum, we have selected six options to be voted on. The top three will be put to the club at the Supporters Consultation Group (SCG) (click here) meeting on Saturday before the Bolton game.

1) North Stand used for Villa fans so we are both ends of the goal, away fans moved out of the way!

2) Better catering and service on match days.

3) A PA system you can actually hear.

4) Season ticket idea where they charge 200 flat and fill the place Click here for details

5) Restore old Villa badge. Further consultation from the club would be needed as there isn't a universal agreement on which is the best badge, the old crest that was on the Trinity, the round badge used when Villa won the league and European Cup or the current one.

6) Smarten up outside and improve the Villa signs which are cheap and plastic looking.




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 13 2006

Time: 6:39PM

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Seeing as the traffic and parking issue polled highly on the original forum poll why isn't that an option?
still skeggy
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13/12/2006 22:23:00

1 and 3 are the issues that concern or interest me the most. After much deliberation I've voted for 1, believing that that issue effects the team more than does 3 (obviously). I can understand 4, but have serious reservations as to whether it will actually have the required effect. Is price really an issue, or is it just that people wont get off their rears and attend games for whatever reason nowadays? Guess 4 provides an opportunity to really find out.
glensider
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14/12/2006 07:29:00

I voted for 4 but am with glensider on 1. I would love to see both the Holte and North Stand ends filled with Villa fans and I hope that this is something that the club seriously considers.
jonah
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14/12/2006 09:58:00

Has anyone done the maths on the 200 season ticket option? I think you will find it is a non-starter. 200 less VAT multiplied by 42,000 is about 7m. If average ticket price now is around say 20, take off VAT and multiply by 19 games and 33,000 average gate is about 10.5m. Both sums show how little gate receipts provide to a club. But why would the board take a 3m a year hit? Need to sell a lot of pies and programmes to make up for that.
Gordonsleftboot
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14/12/2006 10:15:00

utv put the idea forward (link is above but I'll cut and paste it here:)

Admission prices Last season Villa generated 11 million through the turnstiles. This was roughly 750,000 fans paying an average of between 13 - 14 each. This 11million was only 20% of the total club revenue and included the revenue from the cup games.

So if the Villa could sell 35,000 season tickets for the equivalent of 11 a game (209 a season ticket) this would generate 7,315,000. The remaining 7500 tickets would be sold on a individual game basis. These could be at 15 for the less attractive games, 20 for medium games and 30 for the so called big games (generating approximately another half a million pounds). The figure would reach about 3 million less than last season but with the cup games to come. Because the games would be full, more money would be spent on merchandise and catering. This could possibly even replace the missing revenue from charging the lower prices. More importantly though, sponsors and suppliers would be falling over themselves to get there product to a much wider audience. In short they would pay extra to be involved. This would more than make up for the initial slight shortfall in revenue.

A full stadium would increase revenue and demand. Players would be encouraged to come here and the team would do better. If the team was doing better then the ground capacity would need to be increased and more fans would come in and so on and so on. In short season tickets next season should be 200 across the board with no concessions. Before people complain about the kids prices, this season an adult and two kids costs 750 in the upper Holte, my way would only cost 600.

I think the club should now ask the fans how many would buy a season ticket for 200 for next season. A 20 non refundable deposit would secure this. If we get to 35000 the scheme comes into operation. If not then normal prices apply.
The Fear
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14/12/2006 11:32:00

What was the final result of the song to run out to poll?
DeanoVilla
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14/12/2006 11:59:00

This is a good idea. Gives vital members a chance to make a difference to their club.
getintoem
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14/12/2006 12:21:00

Most of the Items here will get sorted in time through natural developement, something the club has suffered from in recent years.
col8
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15/12/2006 11:54:00

number 1 definitely get the goals at both ends and move the away fans into some corner preferably douglas stand top corner or by the holte in the corner so we can drown them out and increases atmosphere
agentprovocateur
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15/12/2006 13:25:00

sorry skeggy, only just seen your point. It wasn't used as it only got 9 votes.
The Fear
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15/12/2006 16:23:00

Yes, times are certainly changing for the better at VP. Supporters approached for their input. Amazing.
glensider
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13/03/2007 07:37:00

 

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