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I take my old man (76 now) to the home-games where I can. Use my meagre salary appropriately to pay the great guy back for raising me and paying my way for first 15-20 years of life.
Last year we couldn't go obviously - passion aside the home games were not accessible to the hoi polloi, and 76-years old and covid? Mention the word passion at your own peril, as its bull**** if you think a fan has to attend in Covid whilst being in highest-risk category.
2019, I took him to a couple of games - we got strip-searched at the entrance for food/drink. We had a bottle of water and some home-made popcorn. Taken.
Apparently we are only allowed to purchase water and junk-food snacks like kettle chips at the venue, not bring it in. Buy them inside (inflated $$$$$ for simple packets of crisps, and close to $10 per light beer/ or cider) - after half-time only half-strength drinks too. Full price but for them.
We got seats in the grandstand for about $160 combined (ie approx $80 each).
Spent another $80 on 2 full-strength drinks each before half-time and the same after. Another $20 on junk food to eat with the bers. Walked back to my place after the game in DY and my old man was good to drive home by then (could have taken cab/iber at anohter 15-30 bucks).
If they have doubled the price on that since, then i'm reluctant to say it, but my 76-year-old dad will never see another Manly game live.
Pretty Sad for the guy, he's a pensioner, and these prices are simply not tenable.
I actually feel pretty powerless SER8 - what am I supposed to do? I don't want to complain to the club over security confiscating our water and glad-bag with a few handfuls of home-made popcorn... not my style or forte to be honest.Serious? You should email the club about that, it is disgraceful.
Not your style to protest or complain, then probably you're right, nothing you can do. Everyone (at least everyone aged over 5 years) understands our society is not uniformly fair and equitable. FYI I got ripped off by something just yesterday and a quick calculation convinced me that realistically I would not have legal remedy. I felt mightily pissed off, luckily I have enough other things going well that I can shut it out.I actually feel pretty powerless SER8 - what am I supposed to do? I don't want to complain to the club over security confiscating our water and glad-bag with a few handfuls of home-made popcorn... not my style or forte to be honest....
Still bleed maroon!