therams69 Posted November 6, 2011 Share Posted November 6, 2011 All, Just wanted to ask your opinions on the below whilst we have the international break, it is DC related. Many fans want safe standing (option) introduced and as you know I very much back the idea. I think it will probably be only a matter of 3 years before this is introduced. My point being in particular to yesterday was our large away following. I think its fair to say that the reason we had such a large following was because:- 1) Standing option available 2) Adult standing £20 ticket, excellent price for the already inflated price of attending a football game 3) Cheap public transport option, the train was about £20 return. Does anyone else agree? I have just looked at the train prices for Ipswich, standard 6 weeks before game in case of TV change etc, and its coming in at £87 return. A ridiculous price for a person to pay no matter a football fan (on top of match ticket) Should public transport not be encouraged? Surely? I think a return of a more regulated football special should be encouraged and if not possible due to low away following then at least a special fare for fans attending the football on production of match ticket. Not only would this boost the coffers of Midland Mainline and the likes but also mean more fans would be able to travel to away games without having to pay overpriced train tickets. I think mixed in with standing yesterday this encouraged a lot of fans to go to this match. If for example Leicester had standing we would have filled the end where as in reality we took a poor 1500. Would be great if the above happened, not only for DC but also other clubs too. Surely something has to give? Attending football is no longer for the working man/woman it would seem. Nick Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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