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Posted by: Grantham_Mariner, November 13, 2014, 12:07pm
Prices for Altrincham.....

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Ticket Prices (Pay on the gate):



Standing: Adults £14 Concessions £9

Seating: Adults £15 Concessions £10

Disabled with Helper: Combined price £14

12-16 year olds: £5

Under 12: £2

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The concessionary ages are currently, for females 60 and over, for males 65 and over.



Read more at http://www.grimsby-townfc.co.uk/news/article/altrincham-tickets-2080798.aspx#d7C96SbFtcubJxRD.99


Isn't this sex discrimination, it should be both at 60 or both at 65 !
Posted by: ska face, November 13, 2014, 12:20pm; Reply: 1
Well not when women retire at 60 and men retire at 65...
Posted by: Doubled, November 13, 2014, 12:25pm; Reply: 2
Whatever happened to equality!!!!!
Posted by: biggles9999, November 13, 2014, 12:29pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from Grantham_Mariner
Prices for Altrincham.....




Read more at http://www.grimsby-townfc.co.uk/news/article/altrincham-tickets-2080798.aspx#d7C96SbFtcubJxRD.99


Isn't this sex discrimination, it should be both at 60 or both at 65 !


Yeah, sex discrimination. If you ignore the national state pension ages at least.
Posted by: GrimRob, November 13, 2014, 12:41pm; Reply: 4
Take it to the European Court of Human Rights. Could be a landmark ruling.
Posted by: Henryscat, November 13, 2014, 12:46pm; Reply: 5
There's a charity called "parity" who took the government to court about prescription charges being free for women over 60 and men over 65 and won.

I would imagine that this may be considered discrimination but there's not much you can do other than suggest this to the turnstile operator on Saturday
Posted by: BIGChris, November 13, 2014, 1:01pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from Henryscat
There's a charity called "parity" who took the government to court about prescription charges being free for women over 60 and men over 65 and won.

I would imagine that this may be considered discrimination but there's not much you can do other than suggest this to the turnstile operator on Saturday


Or go dressed as a 60 yr old women. Terry Hall???
Posted by: Grantham_Mariner, November 13, 2014, 1:21pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from ska face
Well not when women retire at 60 and men retire at 65...


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Yeah, sex discrimination. If you ignore the national state pension ages at least.


They don't now, a woman who is sixty now does not get her state pension until she is over 65. Soon it will be 66, the same as a man.
Posted by: 120797 (Guest), November 13, 2014, 1:23pm; Reply: 8
Are we in danger of losing the plot here ?
What about "kids for a quid" ?
Are we gonna start calling that "Age discrimination" against adults ?
I do hope not.
Posted by: Grantham_Mariner, November 13, 2014, 1:26pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from 120797
Are we in danger of losing the plot here ?
What about "kids for a quid" ?
Are we gonna start calling that "Age discrimination" against adults ?
I do hope not.


No, because all children below a certain age pay £1, It's not boys below 15 and girls below 13 !
Posted by: 120797 (Guest), November 13, 2014, 1:29pm; Reply: 10
I see your point, just hope you see mine too.
Posted by: maxfox44, November 13, 2014, 1:34pm; Reply: 11
I suppose it dates back to the original state pension ages, not to be confused with retirement age.  The latter doesn't exist legally any more.
I always used to get annoyed when I was a member of Total Fitness.  They gave a 30% discount to over 55s.  Same facilities, no restrictions.  Straightforward age discrimination IMHO.
Posted by: WOZOFGRIMSBY, November 13, 2014, 1:43pm; Reply: 12
I worry about the ironing
Posted by: 120797 (Guest), November 13, 2014, 1:45pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from maxfox44
I suppose it dates back to the original state pension ages, not to be confused with retirement age.  The latter doesn't exist legally any more.
I always used to get annoyed when I was a member of Total Fitness.  They gave a 30% discount to over 55s.  Same facilities, no restrictions.  Straightforward age discrimination IMHO.

Well that's one way to look at it.
I personally think commercial organisations (not to be confused with "democratic rights" ?) should have the ability to generally set prices however they wish.
I'm not saying whether it's right or wrong but if the club are following the principle of general retirement age (or maybe it's "original state pension ages" sorry !) it sounds reasonable enough to me.
Posted by: WOZOFGRIMSBY, November 13, 2014, 1:51pm; Reply: 14
Is a club allowed to change admission prices to suit? I.e. If a team is taking a sizeable following last game of the season (hopefully us at southport) adding £3 on the ticket price for visiting fans.
Posted by: WOZOFGRIMSBY, November 13, 2014, 1:51pm; Reply: 15
Is a club allowed to change admission prices to suit? I.e. If a team is taking a sizeable following last game of the season when going for promotion (hopefully us at southport) adding £3 on the ticket price for visiting fans.
Posted by: maxfox44, November 13, 2014, 1:52pm; Reply: 16
It's a whole grey area (no pun intended).  There is also quite a bit of difference between clubs.  I think Lincoln's OAP rate for me is 60, whereas ours is 65.  Sorry if this isn't correct, my father used to complain about this!!  Moan actually.
Posted by: maxfox44, November 13, 2014, 1:54pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from WOZOFGRIMSBY
Is a club allowed to change admission prices to suit? I.e. If a team is taking a sizeable following last game of the season when going for promotion (hopefully us at southport) adding £3 on the ticket price for visiting fans.


I always thought the club has to charge the same for home and away fans.  Something done during the height of the trouble, to reduce the chances of away fans ending up in home areas.  Might be wrong.
Posted by: Madeleymariner, November 13, 2014, 2:04pm; Reply: 18
I think they cannot charge more than the equivalent type of seating standing for home fans. Some teams (eg Macclesfield I think). categorise matches AB or C and charge more when they play teams like us, Wrexham and Luton
Posted by: arryarryarry, November 13, 2014, 2:09pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from ska face
Well not when women retire at 60 and men retire at 65...



Women don't retire at 60.
Posted by: maxfox44, November 13, 2014, 2:12pm; Reply: 20
Obviously some women have retired, or I should say are receiving a state pension.  Perhaps clubs should base their concessions on proof of a bus pass or state pension.  Age is less important, as the pension age has changed/is changing depending on when you were born.
Posted by: arryarryarry, November 13, 2014, 2:16pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from Grantham_Mariner
Prices for Altrincham.....




Read more at http://www.grimsby-townfc.co.uk/news/article/altrincham-tickets-2080798.aspx#d7C96SbFtcubJxRD.99


Isn't this sex discrimination, it should be both at 60 or both at 65 !


What does the Equality Act cover?

The Equality Act contains provisions making it unlawful to discriminate against a person based on their age (amongst other categories including, for example, sex, race, religion or belief or disability) in:

 Employment, training and education;

 Membership of associations and clubs (with some exceptions);

 Provision of goods and services.


So there may well be case. ;)

Posted by: Abdul19, November 13, 2014, 2:23pm; Reply: 22
We charge away fans Findus prices rather than Pontoon prices, don't we?

Endist!
Posted by: arryarryarry, November 13, 2014, 2:36pm; Reply: 23
Quoted from 120797
Are we in danger of losing the plot here ?
What about "kids for a quid" ?
Are we gonna start calling that "Age discrimination" against adults ?
I do hope not.



Age discrimination does not apply to under 18s so clubs etc can offer cheaper prices to children.
Posted by: BIGChris, November 13, 2014, 2:38pm; Reply: 24
Quoted from Abdul19
We charge away fans Findus prices rather than Pontoon prices, don't we?

Endist!


Dont think so.

I thought matchday price for both are £18 & can get an early bird discount to £16 if bought before 1.30 on a Saturday matchday
Posted by: arryarryarry, November 13, 2014, 2:41pm; Reply: 25
In certain cases age discrimination is allowed such as free prescriptions for the over 60s or free bus passes for those over state retirement age.

Just thought I would mention just in case a load of you storm down to the council offices demanding your bus pass or give the chemist some grief.
Posted by: maxfox44, November 13, 2014, 2:44pm; Reply: 26
Back to the original post, it's not age that the problem it is the difference between male and female in this case.
Posted by: arryarryarry, November 13, 2014, 2:47pm; Reply: 27
Quoted from BIGChris


Dont think so.

I thought matchday price for both are £18 & can get an early bird discount to £16 if bought before 1.30 on a Saturday matchday


Match day prices for adults are the same whichever stand you go in including away fans and are £18.00 (early bird £16.00) with the exception of the Upper Findus which is £18.00 with no early bird price.

Posted by: Abdul19, November 13, 2014, 2:50pm; Reply: 28
Quoted from BIGChris


Dont think so.

I thought matchday price for both are £18 & can get an early bird discount to £16 if bought before 1.30 on a Saturday matchday


You're right - the club's either changed it (or I made it up, which is fairly likely)
Posted by: jock dock tower, November 13, 2014, 2:51pm; Reply: 29
What if you're an hermaphrodite?
Posted by: Grantham_Mariner, November 13, 2014, 2:56pm; Reply: 30
Quoted from jock dock tower
What if you're an hermaphrodite?



So both male and female, should pay double then.
Posted by: WOZOFGRIMSBY, November 13, 2014, 7:46pm; Reply: 31
And eunuchs get in for free then!
Posted by: GrimRob, November 13, 2014, 10:52pm; Reply: 32
Me and my sister went to a Hartlepool game in the 1980s and there was a turnstile for men and another for boys. I think she went in the men's turnstile with me but she was the only woman on the terrace.
Posted by: moosey_club, November 15, 2014, 2:38am; Reply: 33
Well to be fair they (women) shouldnt be at football matches anyway so surely its irrellivant?
IMO if a woman tries to get in to B.P she should be asked to explain the offside rule and if she cant give a correct answer should be turned away and advised to return home and pull the twin tub out and get her fella's (presuming she has one but if she wants to go to the footy there is a good chance she is a munter and therefore single) washing on ready for Monday morning  before preparing the veg ready for Sunday lunch.

Women ....know your place!!



Dont condone...you know you are all thinking it  ;)
Posted by: MyDogsThoughts, November 15, 2014, 5:24am; Reply: 34
I intend to look even older and get in as over 65: I look haggard anyway, even on a good day.
Posted by: LH, November 15, 2014, 6:34am; Reply: 35
Quoted from MyDogsThoughts
I intend to look even older and get in as over 65: I look haggard anyway, even on a good day.


Surely you get in for a child anyway if you're trying for over 65? Dog years and all that.
Posted by: zorro_is_a_Mariner, November 15, 2014, 8:12am; Reply: 36
Quoted from moosey_club
Well to be fair they (women) shouldnt be at football matches anyway so surely its irrellivant?
IMO if a woman tries to get in to B.P she should be asked to explain the offside rule and if she cant give a correct answer should be turned away and advised to return home and pull the twin tub out and get her fella's (presuming she has one but if she wants to go to the footy there is a good chance she is a munter and therefore single) washing on ready for Monday morning  before preparing the veg ready for Sunday lunch.

Women ....know your place!!



Dont condone...you know you are all thinking it  ;)


Surely a freshly prepared meal for when the male returns from the match ?
Posted by: MyDogsThoughts, November 15, 2014, 10:22am; Reply: 37
Quoted from LH


Surely you get in for a child anyway if you're trying for over 65? Dog years and all that.


Not any more, I have some grey whiskers around my bottom and chin, just like old humans: I'll not mention my pubes.

Posted by: Garth, November 15, 2014, 10:32am; Reply: 38
Quoted from 120797
Are we in danger of losing the plot here ?
What about "kids for a quid" ?
Are we gonna start calling that "Age discrimination" against adults ?
I do hope not.


Only if they are with their Nanny. how much is it for children?
Posted by: Garth, November 15, 2014, 10:32am; Reply: 39
Quoted from 120797
Are we in danger of losing the plot here ?
What about "kids for a quid" ?
Are we gonna start calling that "Age discrimination" against adults ?
I do hope not.


Only if they are with their Nanny. how much is it for children?
Posted by: Garth, November 15, 2014, 10:32am; Reply: 40
Quoted from 120797
Are we in danger of losing the plot here ?
What about "kids for a quid" ?
Are we gonna start calling that "Age discrimination" against adults ?
I do hope not.


Only if they are with their Nanny. how much is it for children?
Posted by: Garth, November 15, 2014, 10:32am; Reply: 41
Quoted from 120797
Are we in danger of losing the plot here ?
What about "kids for a quid" ?
Are we gonna start calling that "Age discrimination" against adults ?
I do hope not.


Only if they are with their Nanny. how much is it for children?
Posted by: Garth, November 15, 2014, 10:33am; Reply: 42
Jesus what went wrong there ;D
Posted by: moosey_club, November 15, 2014, 11:00am; Reply: 43
Quoted from zorro_is_a_Mariner


Surely a freshly prepared meal for when the male returns from the match ?


not a bad point but real men dont return til closing time so no meal required...
Posted by: moosey_club, November 15, 2014, 11:05am; Reply: 44
Quoted from jock dock tower
What if you're an hermaphrodite?


They can go and f**k themselves  8)
Posted by: Madeleymariner, November 15, 2014, 11:12am; Reply: 45
I got into Wrexham the other week as an OAP when I accidentally went through the wrong entrance, they just said £15 please and gave me the ticket. I know I'm turning a bit grey but I have all my hair and I only just turned 51 a couple of days before. :-/
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