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New Allianz Stadium seat allocation

Babyface O'reilly

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Just wondering if you guys have seen the proposed seating for members and what your thoughts are.

I’m a Bronze member so I wasn’t expecting a seat on the halfway by any means but thought similar to old SFS around the 10/20m line. Instead, we get behind the goals. Now this wouldn’t have been disappointing if we didn’t get all those emails from the club stating they would reward members who remained loyal during the SCG move and kept their membership active. The SCG is obviously rubbish for league fans and the club so feared losing members that they felt compelled to make promises of rewarding fans who stuck around.

I’ll take any seat I can get but it feels like a con job to get us all to upgrade to gold and the reward promise was quite hollow in the end. I feel a little shafted.
 

Valheru

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Yeah it's an interesting one as I am also Bronze and was expecting similar seats as well. It does see like they are trying to get us to upgrade but having said that I assume they are (rightly) expecting bigger crowds at the new ground and if they can fill all those bays indicated with members at that level then good luck to them I suppose.
 

Babyface O'reilly

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Yeah it's an interesting one as I am also Bronze and was expecting similar seats as well. It does see like they are trying to get us to upgrade but having said that I assume they are (rightly) expecting bigger crowds at the new ground and if they can fill all those bays indicated with members at that level then good luck to them I suppose.
Yep and I would’ve been perfectly fine with all that if they didn’t send out the loyalty email.
 

H.H

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Yep I'm a bronze member too. A bit disappointing but I wasn't surprised. I'm actually going to upgrade - probably to Silver but possibly gold depending on cost (which is softened with the 10 month direct debit option).
 

Babyface O'reilly

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Just thought I’d let you guys know that I rang the club to find if the Bronze members can get a better seating allocation - you know, squeaky wheel and all that. As expected, the corporates took up a fair chunk of space but what was interesting was that the bays are smaller than the old SFS squeezing us to the in goal area. However there are GA bays on the corners but he couldn’t tell me why that couldn’t be dedicated bronze. He was clearly reading from a script and couldn’t ad lib a response. I also told that including the pic below in your membership communication could be construed as misleading.

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How many of you bronze members would’ve looked at this (backed with the loyalty email) and think you were going to sit behind the tryline? His response was, “it’s just a generic image”. Well, no shit.
I‘m not upgrading because my mates aren’t and my missus probably wouldn’t let me anyway lol. I have no doubt it’s still gonna be a great experience in the new digs and we can just walk around to the GA areas for the smaller drawing teams, anyway I’m sure.
 

H.H

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Yeah I called them too, not for exactly the same reason. I more wanted to check the cost on upgrading to Silver or Gold. Bizarre that they ask you to upgrade with no pricing available.

Anyway, they indicated around $400 for Silver and $500 for Gold. Confirmed in a month or two.

Also, for the opening game, us Bronze members will be stuck in the bays they've allocated for next year - ie, behind the posts. That really pis sed me off, surely as some reward for loyalty (I've been a 21 year member) they'd do a bit better.
 

Babyface O'reilly

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Those prices are too steep for me. My kids Chookster membership doesn’t get them a seat as they’re only for SCG this year. I bought my wife a ticket and despite my members’ discount and being behind the in goal, it still cost $50.
 

Valheru

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Who has their tickets for the stadium opener?

I can't wait! It will be a highlight of an otherwise tough season. I actually believe it will be a winner makes the 8 game.
 
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I am playing catch up, and am sorry to learn about your experience so far. I am a gold member and am looking forward to seeing where my seat will be (hoping it will be close to my old SFS seat). Do you know when the allocations are supposed to be finalised? I am so looking forward to Round 25. It should be an unbelievable atmosphere against the Rabble that night!
 

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