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Sold out?

Post by MB86DFC » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:40 am

Online the match is showing as sold out, is this correct?

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Re: Sold out?

Post by JE93 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:10 am

Message on the ticket part of the site says:

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TICKETS ARE NOW ON GENERAL SALE. 
THE FINAL GUARANTEED BATCH OF TICKETS WILL BE RELEASED AT 10AM. THESE WILL BE STANDING ONLY. A SMALL NUMBER OF SEATING TICKETS REMAIN AT QUAKER RETAIL
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Well done darlo fans sounds like we could be on our way to a sell out.

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Re: Sold out?

Post by Maurice_Peddelty » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:11 am

Official tweet 4 minutes ago advising 650 tickets to go on general sale

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Re: Sold out?

Post by MB86DFC » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:15 am

Thanks, I’ll head up to the sports shop at Morton park and see if they have any, if not I’ll be manically refreshing the site at 9.59!

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Re: Sold out?

Post by al_quaker » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:40 am

Another update on ticket availability. QR have 65 seated tickets and 200 standing tickets. It opens at 10am.
My Sportswear at Morton Park have 200 standing tickets.
On line sales begin at 10am, and 192 available.


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Re: Sold out?

Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:25 am

Well I reckon if people aren't in the queue before 10am, they'll probably not get a ticket. The game is definitely going to be sold out this morning.

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Re: Sold out?

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:02 am

Does anyone know the crowd limit for this game, cannot see it being around the 3000 mark, more likely about 2200.Not sure if the capacity was re-assessed from the original 3000.


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Re: Sold out?

Post by DFCAnth » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:05 am

The 192 online tickets were gone by 1 minute past 10!

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Re: Sold out?

Post by H1987 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:21 am

Magic of the cup and all that. Oh for an extra terrace to lift the capacity.

I think the capacity is 3,000 for this game. Read figures on twitter somewhere. Walsall got 300, and about 2,700 went on sale to our fans.

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Re: Sold out?

Post by 50 years » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:38 am

Queues at Dolphin centre before 10 this morning, never reduced in size while I was there, cant see them having many left by close of play today.

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Re: Sold out?

Post by Yarblockos » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:56 am

H1987 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:21 am
Magic of the cup and all that. Oh for an extra terrace to lift the capacity.

I think the capacity is 3,000 for this game. Read figures on twitter somewhere. Walsall got 300, and about 2,700 went on sale to our fans.
The ground can't adequately fit 3,000 viewing spectators, there are going to be some very frustrated people on Wednesday. Not a way to win back supporters.

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Re: Sold out?

Post by Darlo_Dan » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:06 am

Well maybe if some of the extra 1500 fans that are turning up on Wednesday bought seasons tickets/match day tickets regularly, we may have more money to invest in the infrastructure.

It's a catch 22.

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Re: Sold out?

Post by Darlopartisan » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:13 am

The club should announce it’s an all ticket game now, as the last thing we need is fans turning up expecting to buy on the night. It was originally advertised not all ticket.

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Re: Sold out?

Post by darlo_baron » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:18 am

Yarblockos wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:56 am
H1987 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:21 am
Magic of the cup and all that. Oh for an extra terrace to lift the capacity.

I think the capacity is 3,000 for this game. Read figures on twitter somewhere. Walsall got 300, and about 2,700 went on sale to our fans.
The ground can't adequately fit 3,000 viewing spectators, there are going to be some very frustrated people on Wednesday. Not a way to win back supporters.
What are the alternatives? We need the revenue and people in this town make up any excuse not to attend anyway. If we win, I bet most will turn up for Oxford too.
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Re: Sold out?

Post by LoidLucan » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:23 am

I'm sure Walsall will be returning a fair chunk of the 323 tickets they have been allocated as there doesn't seem much appetite for it among their fans, especially with live TV coverage. These will be quickly snapped up when they go on sale on Tuesday afternoon.

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Re: Sold out?

Post by BUSHEAD » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:24 am

Darlopartisan wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:13 am
The club should announce it’s an all ticket game now, as the last thing we need is fans turning up expecting to buy on the night. It was originally advertised not all ticket.
I think they'll be announcing its sold out.

TBH i don't know why it wasn't given 'all ticket' status immediately, but doesn't really matter now.
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Re: Sold out?

Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:27 am

Bushead is right, they could have made it all-ticket & then if sales didn't meet expectations, they could have had opened a cash turnstile on Wednesday evening.

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Re: Sold out?

Post by don'tbuythesun » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:36 am

Some of these comments don't feel like "the magic of the cup"! We are where we are, put 800? seats in, 1000 standing terrace. Adequate for almost all home games and yes, we'd love another terrace on the open end but it's not timely and it will be costly. Can't we just enjoy the moment? Tall ones at the back, please!
And I think it's we, not they....
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Re: Sold out?

Post by onewayup » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:37 am

Only chance anyone has now is to keep checking for the returns from walsall, and hope that they can get in early for one. Good decision by the club to do as they have re selling strategy. Definitely will be sold out .

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Re: Sold out?

Post by 50 years » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:44 am

Let's give the volunteers some slack Pete, they made the decision on what they believed, (not sure I believed it would be a full house to be honest on a Wed night in November with TV showing game). Some of us are not good at hindsight and this will be a learner if we get through for Oxford game and great chance to push DFCSG membership for the game to ensure a ticket. About 10.30 today there was just a handful of seat tickets left at the Dolphin Centre. maybe more at Mysports shop?
Just car parking tickets to push now.
This is great for the club, getting people re-engage with the club again and even if only a couple of hundred stick with us after for the season it will make a massive difference to the finances.

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Re: Sold out?

Post by LoidLucan » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:51 am

Yarblockos wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:56 am
H1987 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:21 am
Magic of the cup and all that. Oh for an extra terrace to lift the capacity.

I think the capacity is 3,000 for this game. Read figures on twitter somewhere. Walsall got 300, and about 2,700 went on sale to our fans.
The ground can't adequately fit 3,000 viewing spectators, there are going to be some very frustrated people on Wednesday. Not a way to win back supporters.
I'm not quite sure what you are suggesting by that last bit. That we limit the crowd to 1,600 or so? How can it be "not a way to win back supporters" when all the club has done is sell tickets according to the ground's official capacity. To let as many people as possible come to watch the game. Hopefully the small number of Walsall fans attending can be managed in a way that gives the Darlington fans as much space as possible.

The problems at the Halifax game when we had 3,000 were that much worse because the small number of away fans were strung out like a line of washing having been allocated an entire end. If that's addressed this time in some way, then it may well be nowhere near as bad on Wednesday. I don't see the need to be negative about the club just before what should be a great night. People are trying to do the best they can with the ground that we have.

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Re: Sold out?

Post by Robbie Painter » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:08 pm

LoidLucan wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:51 am
Yarblockos wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:56 am
H1987 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:21 am
Magic of the cup and all that. Oh for an extra terrace to lift the capacity.

I think the capacity is 3,000 for this game. Read figures on twitter somewhere. Walsall got 300, and about 2,700 went on sale to our fans.
The ground can't adequately fit 3,000 viewing spectators, there are going to be some very frustrated people on Wednesday. Not a way to win back supporters.
I'm not quite sure what you are suggesting by that last bit. That we limit the crowd to 1,600 or so? How can it be "not a way to win back supporters" when all the club has done is sell tickets according to the ground's official capacity. To let as many people as possible come to watch the game. Hopefully the small number of Walsall fans attending can be managed in a way that gives the Darlington fans as much space as possible.

The problems at the Halifax game when we had 3,000 were that much worse because the small number of away fans were strung out like a line of washing having been allocated an entire end. If that's addressed this time in some way, then it may well be nowhere near as bad on Wednesday. I don't see the need to be negative about the club just before what should be a great night. People are trying to do the best they can with the ground that we have.
We also have double the amount of seats now.

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Re: Sold out?

Post by H1987 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:19 pm

I think the experience will be much improved from the Halifax game. Remember - we have added nearly another 300 seats, and we've sorted out the views on the clubhouse side too. That alone will improve things immeasurably for over 600-700 people. Hopefully the away end is segregated sensibly so the home fans can spread out a little more too, and people can stand on the bank too.

I hope we use some of the money from TV to build a terrace as soon as possible at the away end. Even a basic uncovered one that can be moved or extended later (and have a roof added of course). It could make a big, big difference to future big crowds. We want these people to come back more regularly. If we make it past Walsall, if we put together a good trophy run, or we somehow made the playoffs.... people will want to come.

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Re: Sold out?

Post by Darlopartisan » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:20 pm

Now sold out

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Re: Sold out?

Post by dfc4me » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:26 pm

DFCAnth wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:05 am
The 192 online tickets were gone by 1 minute past 10!
Can’t help but worry this has been one person intending to sell on at a profit. Hopefully someone will check the validity of the purchase if so.

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Re: Sold out?

Post by JasonDeVos » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:37 pm

dfc4me wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:26 pm
DFCAnth wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:05 am
The 192 online tickets were gone by 1 minute past 10!
Can’t help but worry this has been one person intending to sell on at a profit. Hopefully someone will check the validity of the purchase if so.
I am sure that one person did not put all 192 tickets in his basket and buy them .........,.

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Re: Sold out?

Post by Vodka_Vic » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:38 pm

It depends how the Walsall end has been segregated. It may be like the Halifax game. If they sell, say, 300, but get the whole end, the capacity of the tie will be 2800, as the open end holds 800.

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Re: Sold out?

Post by LoidLucan » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:46 pm

This amazing response and the fantastic travelling army on Saturday show that there is no other sporting club in this area or anywhere in County Durham that has the potential to draw such major support that Darlington FC has despite all that has been thrown at us.

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Re: Sold out?

Post by 50 years » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:51 pm

At the AGM it was mentioned that Walsall will not have the whole end but restricted to away turnstile end with a few needing to get through to the seats somehow, so should be additional space.

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Re: Sold out?

Post by D_F_C » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:56 pm

I think social media has wet the appitite a bit. The video by Andy Clarke had 460k views last time I saw. The amount of coverage we've had has potentially reminded people.

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