UEFA EURO 2020
Thanks for these. Very reassuring you ladies and gents are on top of monitoring the topics on here.
In reply to Matthew Isle:
In reply to Carl Padley:
In reply to Giorgi Horsley:
They haven't said, apart from it being sometime in May. Team England must wait for UEFA to inform them of the exact number of tickets available for each match in each category. Then, I imagine Team England will do the ballot straight away. Although determining the number of tickets might seem a straightforward thing for England matches, UEFA will probably want to release the corresponding figures to all participating national associations at the same time.
The only query I still have for how these ballots will work is for the knockout games (more relevant for the potential games abroad) As I understand it, Team England will run ballots including everyone who originally had tickets once we know where we will be playing. With ~4 days notice before games, surely there will be lots of people who originally had tickets, and will be included in the ballot who no longer have any interest in attending due to the short time frame before the game if its abroad. Appreciate this is a similar scenario for most tournaments, but this feels a little different as normally you at least know if you have a ticket for the game so can gamble on flights accommodation etc. Would Team England be better off opening a short expression of interest exercise before running the ballots to ensure only those genuinely still interested in attending are included in the ballots? I can see a scenario where takeup of tickets is low from those successful, and there's lower capped members like myself who miss out on tickets who would still be interested in attending? There surely isn't enough time before games for Team England to keep running ballots for the remaining tickets people have taken up?
In reply to Andrew McCarthy:
In reply to David Lilley:
For the L16 we have five potential venues (including Wembley and Glasgow) over three potential days. Members may now be in the position that they would only consider travelling to venue A on date B. I guess a matrix could be created to record this information - but not sure that would be more or less work than the current solution. And ultimately there is still the risk, albeit maybe lower, that the member won't buy the ticket if it's maybe a high price category. Similar for the QF - four venues over two days. Or are we suggesting it's a simple 'Are you interested in the L16 match - wherever its played' register of interest? Which maybe is of limited use. No easy answers here are there? The second sales will be bonkers for the staff whichever solution they choose.
Thanks for those thoughts. This is almost feasibility reference study! Good to constructively knock and shape ideas around. I bet the ESTC team have been doing likewise to see what would work best logistically for their team size and drawing on past experience with Russia.
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