It was part of a conversation at the meeting a few weeks ago and we were advised a new process was coming in. However the alternative ways to buy a season tickets was stated as still being an option.
I agree clarity for the fans should be provided on this via this message board though too.
As for the price hike. It may be a testing time for some folk and come October the warnings are already in place.
We are not the only club that may well see less fans traveling to away games which may hit Albion Rovers financially too.
The supportive initiative by the community trust was very generous, but not being responded too is concerning.
With the club now dealing with the club shop themselves along with the bars etc on match days. The Supporters Trust volunteers seem to be being sidelined which may not be intentional of course.
The forthcoming Supporters Trust AGM is a vehicle of consultation for the fans to the board also. I hope the sterling work undertaken by the previous office bearers continues with any changes that may take place. A discussion especially with regards to the distribution of funds raised through the lottery is needed.
We all have the best interests of the club at heart.
Do you not use a phone or any gadget like that? I’m sure I’ve saw you walking around Coatbridge with earphones/headphones in head bopping along to music. Is that from your Walkman or do you download music to a phone?
Bit stalker creepy that but so what. I choose what technology I use and some I avoid. I can and in some cases choose not too. I detest the cashless society. It's a pain in the arse. Some won't have the choice. What about them. It's a narrow minded decision that may just bite the club on the arse. Be interesting to compare season ticket sales with previous years particularly pre covid. With regards to music, it's on an MP player separate from my phone so it doesn't get interrupted by call centre guff. Another curse of the modern world! I am a technology geek but it's not all positive and a step forward. This isn't.
Awe C'mon Jimbo. This is a great initiative and you are probably within the 5% of Rovers supporters who don't own a smartphone 😁😁
You have been the most vocal about it and generally very negative with everything that the club tries to do differently.
I see you are using this very website via mobile, so you must have an phone capable of being able to log in and out. I am sure it would be the exact same as logging in to get your code to gain access to the game. Don’t need to be a tech head to use it.
I’m sure most on here that are moaning about it will be logged in to the website via their mobile phones…
Well just maybe, like myself, they are thinking about others who don't have smartphones and aren't on the message board rather than thinking about me, me, me. They do exist, there is no alternative to the online tickets, so what do they do. No one has answered this. You, other fans and most importantly the club. I can choose not to like it. Others don't have the choice. Do they matter? Does the club care? I hate the idea, I make no secret of that but no it doesn't take away from the fact concerns have been raised and not answered. When you go for these kind of changes you do so with thought about the consequences. There has been none.
Interesting reply by Hugh about alternatives. If they exist then someone at the club has to get this information out there pronto. Again, a possible failure to communicate by the club? If so, poor show.
PS Had a look at the season ticket page. No mention of any alternative way of getting a season ticket.
No I think there is no alternative to online season tickets. I’m sure those who can’t do the online season ticket will have the option to pay in at the gate. The club are not going to exclude any of our supporters. Can you not see this is merely a money saving operation?
So the club has decided that for their purposes to not have any way other way to purchase a season ticket. If you don't have a smartphone this excludes a percentage of fans from buying one and saving money at a time when money for everyone is tight. Club saves what must be a small amount of money but some fans can't save any. A badly timed initiative with no transition for those they'll exlude. I digress because I seem to be wasting my smartphone breath.
You are right, money is tight for everyone but at the end of the day it’s a business. If it doesn’t take any steps to try and reduce the pressures then sooner rather than later we won’t have a club. Is that what you want? Would you not rather see the club trying everything it possibly can to try and generate funds and reduce the outgoings? It can only prosper trying new things.
I’m sure if it doesn’t work you will have great pleasure in putting out the “I told you so” message.
Just bought my season ticket. And yes I am absolutely a massive technophobe. I do have a smart phone but I completed the process on a desk top and you can then print off the voucher for each match. If anyone out there has a problem accessing the process on the official site you just have to get yourself access to a computer and create an email address. I am of a certain age and this stuff does not come easy to me, however it's pure futile of me to resist and trust me I struggle on a daily basis with absolutely everything in my household going on line. I'm old school and I love this club and I want to see it survive and move forward and if that means I need to move forward with it then so be it. This is a crucial season for us and more than ever we need to work together for the very survival of this club.
Post by Roy of the Rovers on Jun 21, 2022 14:05:00 GMT
Just had a look at the form for buying a season ticket and rather cheekily it automatically adds £9 to your order.
You can help the team even more! A small gift of £9 will go directly to supporting the football department. You can change the amount to whatever you choose by typing in the box opposite. You can change the number to a '0' to skip a donation this time. £9.00
Post by terrygillooly on Jun 21, 2022 14:33:07 GMT
Bought my ticket yesterday and found it fairly straight forward, although I do understand that it may not be for everyone - I liked the fact I had the option to add an extra £9 - I was happy to pay it and it is all going the team, but could have opted out if I wanted - as they say, if you don’t ask you don’t get. I totally understand why the ticket price has gone up and feel the board have pitched it right - as part of gaining our safety certificate for the coming season I am dealing with our usual contractors and there is a noticeable increase in their fees - unfortunately it is the way things are everywhere and the club is no different. I do find it very concerning that at a time when we need every penny we can get no one has got back to the community trust after they have made such a generous offer - I believe we are incredibly lucky to have such a proactive and well run community trust and supporters trust.