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    Ticket prices in English cricket

    Thought this deserved a new and seperate thread.. Just been told that it costs 20 to see Somerset in their one day game against Hampshire today, and if it rains, I don't get a penny back..

    Sorry but is this acceptable, or is it just me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    Thought this deserved a new and seperate thread.. Just been told that it costs 20 to see Somerset in their one day game against Hampshire today, and if it rains, I don't get a penny back..

    Sorry but is this acceptable, or is it just me?
    Do you think 20 is too much or are you only complaining about the implications of bad weather?

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    The thing is tho that England games are generally sell-outs despite the arm-and-leg we have to stump up. I paid 50 for the 4th day of India at The Oval last year which, when you factor in transport & "refreshments", means I probably paid out over a ton for the day. Ground was packed still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    Do you think 20 is too much or are you only complaining about the implications of bad weather?
    Bit of both really, more annoyed about the price.. I guess it's simple economics and as long as they can fill grounds up then they can justify setting that price.. I hope all the Kolpaks do well and the ground is full to bursting

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    The thing is tho that England games are generally sell-outs despite the arm-and-leg we have to stump up. I paid 50 for the 4th day of India at The Oval last year which, when you factor in transport & "refreshments", means I probably paid out over a ton for the day. Ground was packed still.
    If people are willing to pay the prices, then they're going to stay high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    Thought this deserved a new and seperate thread.. Just been told that it costs 20 to see Somerset in their one day game against Hampshire today, and if it rains, I don't get a penny back..

    Sorry but is this acceptable, or is it just me?
    Depends what you compare it with. If you look at football then it's cheap, if you look at cricket as a whole then it's extortionate.

    It's a bit sickening the way prices are going up when English cricket is getting lots of money as it is from being flogged to satellite TV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Depends what you compare it with. If you look at football then it's cheap, if you look at cricket as a whole then it's extortionate.

    It's a bit sickening the way prices are going up when English cricket is getting lots of money as it is from being flogged to satellite TV.
    Yeah agreed.. I think English cricket is getting delusions of grandeur, thinking it to be more important than it really is.. They've done a quality job of alienating a good deal of their fanbase.. The sad thing is that people actually pay this kind of money.. Is it the same across all counties?

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    In SA we pay R100 for an ODI, and R40 for a domestic one day game, including Pro20. I think there are about 16 bucks to the pound at the moment. I know you can't compare the economics because they are different, but not that different..

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    yeah being over here makes you really appreciate how expensive sport is back home...i have to pay 22quid to watch an oldham game back home and over here i watch an AFL game for $20 and domestic cricket is $10 or less

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    Yeah agreed.. I think English cricket is getting delusions of grandeur, thinking it to be more important than it really is.. They've done a quality job of alienating a good deal of their fanbase.. The sad thing is that people actually pay this kind of money.. Is it the same across all counties?
    They have? Tests and ODIs still get full-houses more often than not, and domestic-one-day (and Twenty20) cricket still gets decent and sometimes excellent crowds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    They have? Tests and ODIs still get full-houses more often than not, and domestic-one-day (and Twenty20) cricket still gets decent and sometimes excellent crowds.
    But how many are watching on TV? Not that they seem to care about that.. It absolutely beggars belief how a normal person can fork out 100 for a days test cricket.. I wouldn't do it even if I had the means to

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    In SA we pay R100 for an ODI, and R40 for a domestic one day game, including Pro20. I think there are about 16 bucks to the pound at the moment. I know you can't compare the economics because they are different, but not that different..
    When in Durban I pay around R20 to see the Dolphins (45 overs and P20). Free of course to go and see them in four day cricket.

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