Nigels Tackle wrote: BlueinBosnia wrote:
Nigels Tackle wrote:which with a 90k capacity stadium means a lot of empty seats?
Indeed it does, but an average PL attendance of 68,052, up from 31,639 the previous season, suggests a massive increase in numbers. Also, the 89.8% capacity uptake against us is higher than their average for WHL the season before, which was around 87.2%.
The new stadium will have a capacity of 62,000. I don't think it's fair that all of a sudden an extra 28,000 seats become available to Spurs fans for this game because the club has been unable to fulfill its obligations (and potentially inconvenienced thousands of travelling fans), even if just 1 of those seats is taken up.
before they moved to wembley, they had c23k season ticket holders at whl with a waiting list of c60k.
if all of those 60k were serious about getting season tix then they should be filling wembley week in week out, especially when you take into consideration the additional number of fans who go to only one / a few games a season.
58k for the first home game of the season and a london derby kicking off at 3pm is embarrassing.
I get your point. I've got no idea what criteria you needed to meet to get a ticket for their home games last season, though: I'd have thought, in addition to the c.23K plus c.60K you mention and 3K away fans from each club, there'd have been a massive uptake from tourists who'd want to go just because it's a game at Wembley. Maybe something like our 'purchase history' rule for CL matches was put in place.
I'd have guessed season tickets were only a (relatively) small proportion of the attendances last season, as there'd be no guarantee you'd be able to retain your ST following the move to the new stadium and related massive reduction in capacity. Unless they had some kind of single-season ST offer where you waived all rights to renewal.
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