December 4, 2020 at 9:56 am #198448
Has anyone worked out which game is likely to be the first game we play in front of a crowd this season? Southend in 10 days? Or Walsall? Will be weird to see whenever it happens!December 4, 2020 at 2:23 pm #198470premier ironParticipantOffline
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According to Cambridge United chief exec it cost them more for fans to attend because of the number of extra staff they had to employ to ensure all corvid restrictions are met.December 4, 2020 at 3:52 pm #198474
How many did they have in? I can’t believe that up to 2,000 would run at a loss. How many more people were they employing? It’s not like they normally get 20,000 at the Abbey!December 4, 2020 at 3:52 pm #198475mistertonmickParticipantOffline
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Southend away will have fans, but I get the impression it will be home fans only.December 4, 2020 at 6:31 pm #198485
I can believe it would cost a lot more and that they’re running at a far bigger loss with 2k Ferrite. There’ll be loads of additional costs associated with making it a Covid secure venue. Any venue, football or non football will tell you that.December 4, 2020 at 8:00 pm #198491
They needed less staff,not all stands open, no away fans meaning less stewarding, supporters club not open, less policing. To me means less costs even allowing for hand sanitizer.December 4, 2020 at 10:40 pm #198495
Lol! Yeah, bit of hand sanitizer should satisfy all the Covid protocols awaywego. I can see you’ve done a rigorous event walk through there.December 4, 2020 at 10:58 pm #198496
I would think Swanny, despite wanting to see fans return to the Sinking Sands, is comfortable with not opening up with all the extra costs necessary to meet health and safety regs. The club’s losing enough money as it is without making it worse.December 5, 2020 at 9:04 am #198498
Where have you been going Deerey?. Banks,shops, pubs, and the pods gym and swimming pool I’ve been in have only provided hand sanitizer and a few perspex screens where is all this extra cost coming from?December 5, 2020 at 9:16 am #198499
Thinking about it though the Chief exec is right it would cost more, probably no gate receipts the other night as most if not all the crowd would be season ticket holders,so not handing any money over on the night, so he probably conveniently forgot about them.Most clubs are not really interested in there season ticket holders there more bothered about the pay on the day supporter’s.December 5, 2020 at 10:22 am #198501
It’s meeting all the health and safety regs and having Covid protocols in place and making sure they are adhered to and reporting back. The risk assessments and method statements alone are extremely resource intensive. All that stuff going on behind the scenes that you don’t see, on top of opening the stadium and running an event, which costs a fortune even without Covid.December 5, 2020 at 12:00 pm #198504
Even if you doubled the number of stewards, which seems unlikely, it wouldn’t cut into matchday costs that much I would have thought. You might lose out on some food sales but then again you wouldn’t have to buy in so much stock. I can well imagine that clubs at our level will earn quite a bit less than in normal times but I’m not convinced they’d actually lose money. Of course, I could be wrong!December 5, 2020 at 12:41 pm #198511
Course your not wrong ferrite it’s just Deerey making a tit of himself again, he doesn’t like to been wrong he’s part of that forum 6,7,8 most of them are like it,his arguments are very weak,risk and method statements are done for all match’s covid or not just like he says himself, he just doesn’t come up with anything substantive himself for the extra cost.December 5, 2020 at 3:01 pm #198519
Why are you determined to demonstrate you have the mental age of a 12 year old awaywego with your playground insults? It’s not a competition, I’m just trying to explain it to you.
Making any venue, particularly a large one like a football stadium, Covid secure costs a hell of a lot more than it did pre-Covid. It’s a combination of additional elements including protocol creation, hellish RA’s, additional stewarding, additional hardware, etc. This added to the fact most lower league clubs were either just breaking even or, like us,running at a loss pre-Covid.
I know all this is difficult for you to understand but I think I’ll trust what the CUFC Chief Exec says over your hunches about a bit of extra hand sanitizer.December 5, 2020 at 3:37 pm #198526
And I we trying to explain to you but to no avail, less stewarding due to no away fans and normally clubs provide more stewards for the away end than the home end’s, less turnstile operators same, less police, less catering staff all down to the same reason no away fans, all a cost saving as said before.Explained the RA’s and hardware bearing in mind you only need to do them once unless circumstances change. Since when have we trusted chief executives on here? Just come out with something more substantive please instead of pedaling your conspiracy theories of added costs.December 5, 2020 at 3:49 pm #198529NorthumbironParticipantOffline
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How many season tickets have we sold? How many of those ST holders would attend the first game they were allowed back?
Pay on the day would be an issue and I cannot see the use of turnstiles or queuing at a window a viable option.
Perhaps buying your match day ticket online and getting a QR code to your smartphone or one you could print off like an airline ticket. Main gates, open 2m spaced queue, steward scans your ticket/phone.
There are lots of ways around it. But as we are still in T3 we can watch what the likes of Carlisle, Exeter, Crawley etc are doing before finalising our own system.December 5, 2020 at 3:58 pm #198531
‘pedaling your conspiracy theories of added costs’. You’ve clearly get your head around what a conspiracy theory is I see. Dimwit.December 5, 2020 at 4:08 pm #198534
You might find this surprising awaywego:December 5, 2020 at 4:28 pm #198536
Nearly a thousand the club had said NI,Charlton opened up an exit gate (don’t know whether it was more than one) so to keep distance between fans and gate stewards to let them in,alloted seats, not their normal seat, no pay on the day all season tickets, At Cambridge they asked you to abide the entry time they gave you,and asked you to not use hands on turnstiles just use you body to push through, it seemed to work they showed on footy focus (without pointing it out).Luton fan said the other day their admitting season ticket holders on a rota and said it looks like they will get to go every 5 games so they must have nearly 10,000 holders, impressive.December 5, 2020 at 5:11 pm #198542XxxParticipantOffline
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Tit now dimwit you have to laugh behave
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