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Re: Season Ticket renewal

Postby Pimpmac » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:49 am

Quick question folks. I have had a couple of season tickets for the East Terrace for many years now. In fact I've really only ever frequented that side of the ground. A friend has season tickets but he has always gone to the West Terace or the Prom of old. Now you can see where this is going!!

So battle lines are drawn and someone is going to have to give. Neither of us minds to be honest but I thought I'd ask the question to see if anyone has or does frequent both areas and which one would folks recommend.

To me the positives of the East Terrace are that I have always perceived that the view was better as it is taller and was certainly historically more banked, the West Terrace possibly doesn't seem to have the same atmosphere (but maybe it's different when you are there and on it), it's bigger so maybe a bit more space (especially given sometimes due to work etc I can end up arriving a bit later than I'd like to). Of course it is familiar to me and change is scary >EW

In regards to the West Terrace an advantage has to be that there is easier access to the bars - that may swing it lol :lol:

But seriously what does anyone think?? We have another friend joining us this year for the first time as a season ticket holder so we are keen to make the right choice...
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Re: Season Ticket renewal

Postby BR » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:11 am

New West terrace (as opposed to old Prom) actually had a better view than the East, although that seems to have been addressed this season (No idea how). Terrace is normally drier on a wet night. Prom has better access to the bars, but the beer is undrinkable, anyway.
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Re: Season Ticket renewal

Postby Russ » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:12 am

BR wrote:New West terrace (as opposed to old Prom) actually had a better view, although that seems to have been addressed this season (No idea how). Terrace is normally drier on a wet night. Prom has better access to the bars, but the beer is undrinkable, anyway.

West Terrace has the issue of the tunnel and the dugouts

Best place for bars and entry/egress is west terrace acquinas end

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Re: Season Ticket renewal

Postby BaggyTrousers » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:35 pm

Two decades since I stood on the prom. two years since I stood on the terrace, both look equally shyte from my seat behind the posts (adult end). For a few dollars more you can sit in relative comfort, not have to duck & weave at crucial moments if you are not a giant, best of all, you can pish, buy a pint and be back in yer sate all within 5 minutes. BR taste bids must be more receptive than mine, I can swallie the :stout: without too much discomfort, though of course, you can't "relish" it, just keeps yer guldering bax lubricated.
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Re: Season Ticket renewal

Postby big mervyn » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:55 pm

There used to be more bellends on the Prom. Some of the comments I've read on here suggest that may still be the case.
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Re: Season Ticket renewal

Postby BR » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:02 pm

big mervyn wrote:There used to be more bellends on the Prom. Some of the comments I've read on here suggest that may still be the case.

I reckon they're fairly well distributed now.
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Re: Season Ticket renewal

Postby Tender » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:39 pm

I've learned to ignore them, unless they take my spot when I nip to the bog or bar and that always ends amicably after I eyeball them and ask them politely to do one.
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Re: Season Ticket renewal

Postby scrum5 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:49 pm

From my vantage point behind the posts you can see the defences drift, the gaps created and the lines of running, Payne's last night was a thing of beauty, you also see the play as the players do, something I didn't experience when I was on the Prom,
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Re: Season Ticket renewal

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:57 pm

scrum5 wrote:From my vantage point behind the posts you can see the defences drift, the gaps created and the lines of running, Payne's last night was a thing of beauty, you also see the play as the players do, something I didn't experience when I was on the Prom,

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Re: Season Ticket renewal

Postby damianmcr » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:08 pm

BaggyTrousers wrote:Two decades since I stood on the prom. two years since I stood on the terrace, both look equally shyte from my seat behind the posts (adult end). For a few dollars more you can sit in relative comfort, not have to duck & weave at crucial moments if you are not a giant, best of all, you can pish, buy a pint and be back in yer sate all within 5 minutes. BR taste bids must be more receptive than mine, I can swallie the :stout: without too much discomfort, though of course, you can't "relish" it, just keeps yer guldering bax lubricated.

What happens if you end up beside some bellend the whole season?

Ive renewed for next season :banghead: Was so tempted not to.
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Re: Season Ticket renewal

Postby mid ulster maestro » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:41 pm

UR is a bit like a pile up on the M1. You know you shouldn't look but you always get drawn in. After last night seriously thinking of not renewing but probably will.
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Re: Season Ticket renewal

Postby Snipe Watson » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:30 pm

mid ulster maestro wrote:UR is a bit like a pile up on the M1. You know you shouldn't look but you always get drawn in. After last night seriously thinking of not renewing but probably will.

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Re: Season Ticket renewal

Postby Rooster » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:39 pm

I have renewed and am now questioning my sanity.
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Re: Season Ticket renewal

Postby Snipe Watson » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:42 pm

Rooster wrote:I have renewed and am now questioning my sanity.

Et tu, Brute? >ES :(
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Re: Season Ticket renewal

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:03 am

People have questioned my sanity for years, so I will almost certainly renew ....... maybe that answers the questions once and for all! >crazy1
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