Got tickets!

12 09 2006

Woohoo! I’ve got a ticket for Friday night’s Finals game between Freo and Melbourne!! As a member, we get first priority on tickets; there was never going to be an issue this year as the ground holds 42,000 and there are about 36,000 members (rising rapidly!). Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday.

The best bit – we are in the same block where we sit for the games during the season; probably not the same seats, but the same block (thanks Michelle and Genevieve!). Which means we know where to go, where the toilets and food and drink outlets are, and we know that we’ll be under cover. One of the things that really p***es me off about the AFL powers-that-be is that members who have sat in the same seats all year, CANNOT get priority on those seats for a home final. All seats go back into the pool and it’s a lucky dip as to where you get – you could be outside in the rain, on the very narrow seats in the old stand, up really high in the 3-tier stand etc. I don’t think that’s right – if your team has won the right to a home final and you are a member with season seats at that ground, then you should get preference on keeping those seats for the Finals. The other thing about keeping your same seats is that you do get to know (on a nodding basis at least) the people who sit near you all year. It’s nice to share victories with those you have at least a passing acquaintance with, instead of complete strangers.


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