Fans Returning to Victoria Road

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BarkingRambo
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Fans Returning to Victoria Road

Post by BarkingRambo » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:02 am

Ok for West Ham Women V Arsenal but its a league game and we wouldn't have been selected for this if the ground didn't pass heavy scrutiny, especially as I believe its the first competitive game in the country to allow fans to attend. A step in the right direction.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53988199

NBDag
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Re: Fans Returning to Victoria Road

Post by NBDag » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:39 am

1000 people to start off with is quite promising to see. You’d imagine that figure is seen as a safe one below what would actually be our capacity during COVID if this is successful.

If we can get a capacity of 1500+ I really do hope that it could see our attendances increase whilst the big London teams are playing with reduced/no crowds.

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Re: Fans Returning to Victoria Road

Post by Diggerthedog » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:44 am

Getting a season ticket is even more important than any other time to guarantee entry.

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Re: Fans Returning to Victoria Road

Post by BarkingRambo » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:54 am

NBDag wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:39 am
1000 people to start off with is quite promising to see. You’d imagine that figure is seen as a safe one below what would actually be our capacity during COVID if this is successful.

If we can get a capacity of 1500+ I really do hope that it could see our attendances increase whilst the big London teams are playing with reduced/no crowds.
I had the exact same thought that with West Ham, Spurs, Arsenal all probably only allowed 15,000 of their 60,000 odd capacity (and that's the largest London stadiums) there might well be a lot of people missing out who pop down to their local club for some live football. I know previous attempts to use the premiership to get people to the club didn't work out too well but when its some of the only football allowing fans to attend it might well have an effect. All depends what happens with the streaming 3pm games rights I guess.

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Re: Fans Returning to Victoria Road

Post by RayleighDagger1986 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:23 pm

Diggerthedog wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:44 am
Getting a season ticket is even more important than any other time to guarantee entry.
Does anyone know what limit has the club set not knowing the actual numbers allowed for season ticket numbers. If they get close to 1000 do they stop there?

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Re: Fans Returning to Victoria Road

Post by Diggerthedog » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:09 pm

I guess they will only know once a confirmed capacity is set by the government, I would guess about 25-30% of capacity will be the normal scenario given the capacity for friendlies.

Hornchurch Saturday might be tight.

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Re: Fans Returning to Victoria Road

Post by Daggernewbie » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:25 pm

RayleighDagger1986 wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:23 pm
Diggerthedog wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:44 am
Getting a season ticket is even more important than any other time to guarantee entry.
Does anyone know what limit has the club set not knowing the actual numbers allowed for season ticket numbers. If they get close to 1000 do they stop there?
The number will be around 1,200

RayleighDagger1986
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Re: Fans Returning to Victoria Road

Post by RayleighDagger1986 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:15 am

Is that official, confirmed?

Diggerthedog
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Re: Fans Returning to Victoria Road

Post by Diggerthedog » Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:17 pm

Cambridge are piloting a test event for a league two match with 2,500 allowed in and their capacity of 8,000 on the 12th September, would be surprised if we’re only allowed 1200 come October.

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Re: Fans Returning to Victoria Road

Post by Pondfield Dagger » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:29 pm

I ordered my season ticket on thursday afternoon, order number just under 600.

Diggerthedog
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Re: Fans Returning to Victoria Road

Post by Diggerthedog » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:09 pm

Pondfield Dagger wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:29 pm
I ordered my season ticket on thursday afternoon, order number just under 600.
Could be double that already then as each order number can have more than one ticket, hopefully 800 odd at least.

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Re: Fans Returning to Victoria Road

Post by DAG42 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:28 am

With the cases rising again, do you think season will still start?

bloke down the pub
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Re: Fans Returning to Victoria Road

Post by bloke down the pub » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:48 pm

Will i get credit for my unused season tickets from last season?

Diggerthedog
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Re: Fans Returning to Victoria Road

Post by Diggerthedog » Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:19 pm

bloke down the pub wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:48 pm
Will i get credit for my unused season tickets from last season?
Email the club and ask.

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Re: Fans Returning to Victoria Road

Post by Chigwellian » Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:19 pm

If you contract Thommo, he will sort it out... the majority of us are just going to leave it to help the club

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