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Ticket prices - GB Davis cup - bloody ridiculous

danton
07-31-2008, 03:18 AM
I don't know what's like everywhere else but these prices are cheeky. It's against Austria for gods sake and its just a world group playoff, its not as if it's Russia v USA semi or final. GB v Austria and the cheapest ticket is £40 ($80) for a Fri or Sun game (unless you're an LTA member)Top seats are £50 and a three day ticket £100 ($200). I paid £37 for the last Davis cup at Wimbly so they've upped the price by over 33% if I bought a comparable seat now at £50.:eek:

Is this another example of rip off Britain or are all tickets like this? Or does anyone think i'm wrong and the prices are perfectly reasonable.


:mad:

http://www.lta.org.uk/Watch/Davis-Cup/Ticket-Prices/

ChocGeek
07-31-2008, 03:32 AM
Omg, that is mighty expensive:O

Henry Chinaski
07-31-2008, 04:15 AM
Joke prices.

Ok maybe Ireland v Ukraine was a lower standard (although Stakhovsky is better than any Brit number 2 and couldn't be a worse DC player than those Austrian clowns) but tickets were 10 euros (about £7.50) for an adult and 5 for children. The 3 day ticket prices were 25 and 10.

TheBoiledEgg
07-31-2008, 05:00 AM
I don't know what's like everywhere else but these prices are cheeky. It's against Austria for gods sake and its just a world group playoff, its not as if it's Russia v USA semi or final. GB v Austria and the cheapest ticket is £40 ($80) for a Fri or Sun game (unless you're an LTA member)Top seats are £50 and a three day ticket £100 ($200). I paid £37 for the last Davis cup at Wimbly so they've upped the price by over 33% if I bought a comparable seat now at £50.:eek:

Is this another example of rip off Britain or are all tickets like this? Or does anyone think i'm wrong and the prices are perfectly reasonable.


:mad:

http://www.lta.org.uk/Watch/Davis-Cup/Ticket-Prices/

they put up prices for all their events really by alot :rolleyes:
so glad they dont own Wimby or they would be around £200 per day :o:o and thats just the ground pass

they need the all that stupid money to pay all those coaches they got in last 2 yrs :spit:

ChocGeek
07-31-2008, 05:04 AM
they need the all that stupid money to pay all those coaches they got in last 2 yrs :spit:


:lol:What a rip off.

jazar
07-31-2008, 07:41 AM
the prices do seem higher than usual, but i wouldnt really care if i had to pay them. hopefully i'll be there for free anyway

Jimnik
07-31-2008, 11:33 AM
they need the all that stupid money to pay all those coaches they got in last 2 yrs :spit:
That's what annoys me the most, knowing where the money goes. I wish I didn't, it really does put me off buying a ticket.

But bottom line if people pay these prices then that's what they'll charge. This is London so it has to be expected.

Pfloyd
07-31-2008, 11:47 AM
It's the oil, man.

It's fucking things up all over the place.

Jelena
07-31-2008, 12:23 PM
Ticket prices at the other playoff matches:
Chile - Australia from US$ 39-157 per day, 3 day ticket US$100-400 (dependent on category)
Switzerland - Belgium from US$ 58-91, 3 day ticket US$187-220 (dependent on day and category)
Croatia - Brazil US$ 11 per day, 3 day ticket US$ 23,40
Israel - Peru US$ 26 or US$ 43, 3 day ticket US$ 43 or US$ 86 (dependent on category)
Netherlands - Korea US$ 31 until US$ 62 (dependent on day and category)
Romania - India US$ 4,70 per day
Slovakia - Serbia US$ 26 - US$ 46 (dependent on day)

All values are roundabout values converted into US$ from the prices which I found on www.daviscup.com

Burrow
07-31-2008, 05:35 PM
It's the oil, man.

It's fucking things up all over the place.

:spit:

danton
07-31-2008, 06:11 PM
I'm not going at this price (+£5 tube fare) and i imagine given the current economic climate many others will do the same.

Two parents with two kids - cheapest price for Fri or Sun £120 ($240). And they want to encourage more people to get involved in Tennis. They have plenty of money (£25m ($50m) from Wimbly alone) this is just greedy.

It will be interesting to see how many people do attend when it's on TV

fast_clay
07-31-2008, 06:14 PM
Joke prices.


i would even go a step further and say that the LTA should be paying people to go along... seriously, i think there are some inbreds running the show over there...

danton
07-31-2008, 06:20 PM
It's getting ridiculous in Britain at the moment everytime you look at something the price has gone up and the ruling class more incompetant. British gas increased prices by 35% yesterday and today anounced £1bn profit - I would suggest they need a new PR person if they thought that timing was a good idea.

I think they should give tickets away to school kids and tennis clubs - maybe save the best seats for those that pay. If I see empty seats when they keep on bleating on about getting more kids involved I will disgusted of London.

Ouragan
07-31-2008, 06:26 PM
Watching Murray might (just) justify a hefty price, but what about the rest of England team? :(

I don't know how much it is here in France but we get to see Richie, Jo-Wilfried, Gael, PHM, Clem&Llodra, and now Simon, they're entertaining to say the least :)

Boarder35m
07-31-2008, 06:29 PM
I went to Britain a couple of years ago, when still being a student, and I wanted to watch a soccer game. As the season had not started we wanted to go to a FA cup first round match, involving some 2nd league and some lower placed team(I forgot which one it was). When we were looking at the prices we couldn´t believe what we saw. Even children and unemployed people would have to pay for more than for the same match in Germany.
Even with the cheaper student ticket it would have been about 25 pounds. :eek:

We went to a pub instead where they showed the same match on a big screen. I remember that the match was terrible one-sided and we were happy that we didn´t spend so much money on it. ;)

We talked to the people in the pub and the told us that all sport events are very expensive and most of the fans spend all of their earnings on the sport they are in to.

I guess that Britain does have higher prices for sports event

MurrayFan1
07-31-2008, 10:02 PM
So it's £40 for the cheapest day seat?

I swear a seat at Centre Court is more for one day though.

danton
07-31-2008, 10:23 PM
So it's £40 for the cheapest day seat?

I swear a seat at Centre Court is more for one day though.

But that's Wimbledon and you're guarranteed top players. This is on No1 court and it's GB v Austria. One match may feature Andy Murray and then what?

Jimnik
07-31-2008, 10:29 PM
But that's Wimbledon and you're guarranteed top players. This is on No1 court and it's GB v Austria. One match may feature Andy Murray and then what?
No guarantees that even Murray will be there judging by the way his knee is holding up.

BackhandMissile
07-31-2008, 10:54 PM
Give it to the schools, as someone suggested, and in 10 years time you'll have a kid at Wimbledon telling us all how watching Bogdanovic play at the Davis Cup inspired him to become a tennis player.

danton
07-31-2008, 10:56 PM
Give it to the schools, as someone suggested, and in 10 years time you'll have a kid at Wimbledon telling us all how watching Bogdanovic play at the Davis Cup inspired him to become a tennis player.

Or give up tennis and become and accountant. You can make good money as an accountant.

Bogo won't play Lloyd hates him.

danton
09-10-2008, 08:56 PM
I'm clearly in a disgruntled mood today as I have sent an email to the LTA leting them know I think whoever set the ticket prices are greedy buggers!

Anyone else feeling disgruntled please email the LTA at contactus.content@lta.org.uk

Power to the people!

Peoples
09-10-2008, 11:04 PM
Depends how much you wanna see it. For comparison my Arthur Ashe courtside tickets were $2500 each for the final ;)

danton
09-10-2008, 11:08 PM
I'm probably just in a grumpy mood - exacerbated by greedy Britain - everytime I blink things are getting more expensive.

I assume your tickets were not face value or they were a hospitality package which is different. Hope you enjoyed it for that much money - I was moaning on Monday I had tickets for something else - rushed back and find Andy losing - glad I hadn't given up my original event.

Neely
09-10-2008, 11:21 PM
Wow, I mean it's commonly known that tennis is rather expensive to play and to watch, but the cheapest ticket starting at £40 for a play-off against Austria is really very very high.

The bad thing probably will be that the sales are going well and that enough people are paying this or a higher price.

danton
09-10-2008, 11:26 PM
Wow, I mean it's commonly known that tennis is rather expensive to play and to watch, but the cheapest ticket starting at £40 for a play-off against Austria is really very very high.

The bad thing probably will be that the sales are going well and that enough people are paying this or a higher price.

I doubt it - the british economy is bad at the moment - I have four friends made redundant (that's friends not aquaintances) plus everyone else is cutting back. No more Starbucks, treats etc. People are only spending if they really want something :sad: and as you say - Davis cup against Austria isn't anything special.

I'll be watching on telly and keeping an eye out for how packed it is.