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Crawley Town ticket prices

September 20th, 2005 · Posted by Skuds in Life · No Comments · Life

The Broadfield Statium got a mention the Observer this week. Not the Crawley Observer, but the real one.

They always get a mention in the Crawley Observer because the paper now sponsors them. Something about that doesn’t feel right. The club has new owners and a significant impact on the public purse through its hire of the stadium from the council. Doesn’t a financial tie to the club inhibit the paper from objective reporting if anything untoward happened? I can’t think of any other football clubs with a newspaper name splashed across their team shirts. Mind you, I can’t say I have done any sort of research. But thats an aside.

The reason Crawley Town got a mention was that, in a story about the high price of going to a game, Crawley was singled out to show that going to the Broadfield stadium to see Crawley Town costs £24 for an adult taking a child, while they could go to see Bayern Munich for about £12.50.

The correct patriotic response would be “Of course it does. You get what you pay for! Why see a bunch of Germans when you can get more goals at the Broadfield stadium?” But I think we all realise that the Bundesliga has a higher standard of skills and entertainment than the Nationwide Conference. Maybe we would be a bit happier if some of the goals at the Broadfield were scored by Crawley?

It was a bit unfair to single out Crawley like that. Are they any more expensive than Woking, Aldershot or any of the other teams in the league? Good job they didn’t mention the replica shirt prices though – my Crawley Town shirt cost more than any of my West Ham ones.

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