Good old Bargain shop RFL. They should write a guide on how to completely destroy and devalue an event. There could even be a part 2 on how to annoy loyal customers and leave them feeling ripped off, thus ensuring that they never buy early again. Groupon will have a limited number of tickets, and it's their business what they charge for them. It could make the difference for some cash-strapped fans who desperately want to be at Wembley. Also, if you're a sky member sign up to Sky VIP you have to have been a member for at least a year , you then get entered into a ballot for Challenge Cup final tickets as well.
Bit of a joke really. Why would anyone buy tickets early next year now?
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Even if they benefit short-term, long-term it just annoys the people most willing to commit and spend money. Annoyed me a bit! Just bought tickets from Catalans shop! Paid hotel flights and tickets plus food and airport parking! It's for 4 people but still a costly weekend.
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Catalans charging a grand each for flights and night hotel, or on tye train and night hotel, bus from just travelling there and not stopping in London! Catalans tours sold out,. Very disappointing from the RFL. How much money are they going to lose with these discounts? People won't buy tickets in advance, they'll just wait until these offers come along.
So with that as it is,there is probably no other way currently to save face for this year's final. It's not as if it's a surprise there are thousands of cheap tickets knocking around a fortnight before the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley.
It's been that way for over a decade. Groupon won't make a massive impact on that number, and will probably only shift tickets or so. My guess at sales so far? No doubt if they didn't release some tickets at a discount and there were empty seats,the same rl fans who are saying it's wrong to offer discounts,would be saying it waswrong not to offer discounts - basically,the usual fans complaining which ever way the rfl reacted.
There's a Groupon deal for a RU match at Twickenham where they are offering discounts in every part of the stadium that's open for the game.
And whilst we're at it, we'd better not mention the huge swathes of empty seats at the European Championships. It's only RL who can't flog tickets It is for a Barbarians match against Argentina, which isn't quite up there with a full international, but is traditionally a major event in the RU year.
Well it's usually a hard sell in RU terms and even Barbarian matches against England struggle to get 50k at Twickenham. It used to be that the Barbarians were pretty close to the British Lions at home plus a couple of extras facing touring teams. Can't quite believe this, I was going to go anyway to support Catalans, but just saved a load of money. I will now be able to treat them to some Batchelors mushy peas and a new Dacia Duster.
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By The Future is League Started 16 hours ago. By Dave T Started Tuesday at By deluded pom? Started 13 hours ago. By Futtocks Started 4 hours ago. Full details will be announced with the Betfred Championship and League One fixtures on Sunday week, but the clubs have agreed after a meeting last week to introduce the new competition. All but one of the 12 English Championship clubs have previously won the Challenge Cup, sharing a total of 30 Cup wins, from Batley, who were the first winners in , to Bradford Bulls, the most recent to do so in The RFL have also extended their partnership with Wembley, which has staged 76 Challenge Cup Finals since the first between Wigan and Dewsbury in , until which will be the 85th.