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Season ticket sales could be at a record low, going to be interesting to see the clubs marketing plan and initiatives to boost season ticket sales, oh wait there won't be one.
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Fact is there are only 5 EFL clubs that rely on income from fans to survive more than we do


Which makes it even more remarkable, if not completely baffling that there has been no serious long term effort at all by the club to increase revenues from the only real revenue stream we have (ignoring the TV money at our level).



It would be interesting to see what the income streams are from those  clubs that don't depend on ticket sales. Do they have grounds that have non-football related income such as conference centres, large catering facilities for weddings etc or maybe even bars that are open on other than matchdays ? BP is very limited in all these areas and that is why a new ground is imperative for the future survival of this club.  At the moment BP is like a factory that employs staff all week long but only has production 23 days a year. You can come up with as many incentives to sell tickets and ST's as you like but you still need to maximise your facilities to supplement that income.


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Season ticket sales could be at a record low, going to be interesting to see the clubs marketing plan and initiatives to boost season ticket sales, oh wait there won't be one.


Will be very interesting.
I hazard a guess there wont be a dramatic difference from last season.
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Could depend if there's a price increase 🤔
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It would be interesting to see what the income streams are from those  clubs that don't depend on ticket sales. Do they have grounds that have non-football related income such as conference centres, large catering facilities for weddings etc or maybe even bars that are open on other than matchdays ? BP is very limited in all these areas and that is why a new ground is imperative for the future survival of this club.  At the moment BP is like a factory that employs staff all week long but only has production 23 days a year. You can come up with as many incentives to sell tickets and ST's as you like but you still need to maximise your facilities to supplement that income.


A lot of truth in what you say, but even BP in its present state isn't maximising its potential revenue. Why can't it have a bar open every evening selling craft beers having the footy on tv, weekly quiz nights, weekly pool tournament or such? Why can't McMenemys be known as the best place to eat fish and chips every evening of the week and be full like Steels? Why can't a sector between the Pontoon and the Youngs Stand be open every day with catering kiosks offering the best street food in Grimsby and Clee for the hungry worker at lunchtime that remembers how good his gourmet burger, jerk chicken or samosa is on matchdays? Why can't there be kids clubs at the morning of matchdays engaged in healthy activities then eating, drinking at the ground and spending in the club shop? All maybe not perfect off the top of my head ideas, but at least they're ideas, and could increase, as you say, production on only 23 days a year..
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Will be very interesting.
I hazard a guess there wont be a dramatic difference from last season.


In your opinion what number would you class dramatic? I sadly expect a drop off 10% so in effect around 300 who won`t renew unless something changes very quickly.
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In your opinion what number would you class dramatic? I sadly expect a drop off 10% so in effect around 300 who won`t renew unless something changes very quickly.


Probably around that figure but what's the uptake generally of new applicants who havnt held one before?
Will a drop of 10% worry the club to initiate some sort of marketing scheme?
When is the on sale date?


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Commercially this football club is so lazy and has been for as long as I can remember.
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I bet we dont sell more than 2300 this season, there were quite a few new ticket holders last season, cant see many of them wanting to renew.


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A lot of truth in what you say, but even BP in its present state isn't maximising its potential revenue. Why can't it have a bar open every evening selling craft beers having the footy on tv, weekly quiz nights, weekly pool tournament or such? Why can't McMenemys be known as the best place to eat fish and chips every evening of the week and be full like Steels? Why can't a sector between the Pontoon and the Youngs Stand be open every day with catering kiosks offering the best street food in Grimsby and Clee for the hungry worker at lunchtime that remembers how good his gourmet burger, jerk chicken or samosa is on matchdays? Why can't there be kids clubs at the morning of matchdays engaged in healthy activities then eating, drinking at the ground and spending in the club shop? All maybe not perfect off the top of my head ideas, but at least they're ideas, and could increase, as you say, production on only 23 days a year..


I was just about to post the same thing (honest)

Just keep hanging around for a non existent new stadium is not doing anybody any good.

Just imagine that Blundell Park  IS a new stadium and get on with it!

The car park and surrounding streets can easily hold enough visitors. McMenemys can be the "conference facilities." It is not ideal, but its not bad.

The pitch can hold outdoor events, so that is a plus. Are there any interior spaces that could be re-allocated?

I held my wedding reception at the ground and everyone thought it was great  (apart from the wife who doesn't like football) - views over the pitch and the relative novelty of a football stadium.

If the current board were running a new stadium, lets be honest what would the difference be?? The novelty factor would soon wear off and we would be back to where we are now.

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