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Postby wildcat Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:08 pm

So expense aside, I wonder how many others find the following frustrating:

If you work - perhaps self employed, and cant afford to take the weekdays off, or in a job that means you don't choose when your holiday is... if you cant take holiday because your boss says you cant on those days, because he has booked it first...or a diplomatic meeting is booked in for some of the weekdays....or you have no days of annual leave left.......(covered a few bases there)

my take on this forum's message is that I cannot get a ticket beforehand to a weekend (or weekday for that matter?) game in a stadium.

Please tell me that I mistaken, and that the ELA realise that some people can't, for any number of reasons, take a week off work to watch lacrosse, and their plan, though well hidden, is to release day tickets for stadium games via their website (albeit with their booking fee). Because I would have thought it fairly ridiculous that the only way to get a ticket would be pay for a week of lacrosse tickets which you cant use, or to drive up on the day in the hope that one of about 2000 seats might be left for you.

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Postby Gary Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:48 pm

To add my two penneth worth (plus booking fee), can I say even as a Manchester resident, I will not be attending any games on this basis, which is a real shame given that I was very excited at the prospect of this event coming back to the north west.

The whole mind set is wrong. Would love to go to a couple of games of my choice, perhaps taking some friends and family, but am not too keen on asking them to buy a ticket that costs the price of a package holiday to watch a load of games we will not be able to attend or may not want to watch.

Other choice is a bun fight with other like minded folk to try and get a ticket on the day. Sorry guys, guess I will have to look for highlights online.

A massive missed opportunity following flawed logic regarding value for money and a basic understanding of how people think and choose to allocate their hard earned holiday/free time/money.
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Postby snooplax Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:44 pm

In a way it could work out cheaper to play with a festival team and watch the tournie e.g Gin & Juice are asking £100 per player then you upgrade you "ticket" by £60 and watch all games and get to play too.
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Postby Soton_Jeds Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:07 am

I personally dont think this has been thought through very well myself.

How about a scenario to get the point across to Mr Git and maybe even the ELA (if they get off their backsides and look at what the people want)

I really would love to go to watch the World Championships ..... HOWEVER -

they are on during term time (this will affect alot of people around the WORLD in their decision of when they can go) I am unable to take time off work so will only make the two weekends... this will cost £150 for tournie ticket.. then £50-60 in fuel each weekend (100-120 for both) then add on that the princly sum of £49 for room for two nights so £100 X2 (£200 total) then there will be parking costs and food costs. by my calculations that is £470 plus a bit more for food for two weekends of lacrosse... thats £235 a weekend and includes 4+ hours each way driving each weekend from Southampton to Machester.....

Now not being funny.... i could probably find a pub and watch the NCAA weekend see some amazing lacrosse and with the money i WOULD have spent each weekend ... book a last min holiday to a Greek Island have £235 towards spending money and have a cracking tan....

so what is my incentive to go to watch the championships of the sport i love?
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Postby mandy Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:26 am

Without being pedantic
Soton_Jeds wrote:so what is my incentive to go to watch the championships of the sport i love?

going to see the world championships of a sport you love is pretty much an incentive in itself - ask any fans going to SA this summer

Out of interest has anything been said yet about tickets for the orange/red/yellow group games - if i'm not mistaken (and that's quite likely) so far the prices have been for the blue group
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