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alexkrad
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Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

Captains Club (Adult)
Renewing $999
New $1,599

Platinum (Adult)
Renewing $949
New $1,299

Gold (Adult)
Renewing $699
New $899
Gold (Family 2X2)
Renewing $1,999
New $2,599

Silver (Child)
Renewing $279
New $399
Silver (Adult)
Renewing $399
New $599
Silver (Family 2X2)
Renewing $1,099
New $1,699
Silver (Family 2X3)
Renewing $1,319
New $1,999

Bronze (Child)
Renewing $199
New $219
Bronze (Adult)
Renewing $329
New $349

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alexkrad
Last year
18:27 16 Mar 16

Reply #583077

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

Renewing prices same as last years renewing prices. New prices look abit steeper?

Interesting to see if this takes into account 2 possible extra games? Which would then make the renewing price better than last year.


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Luuuc
Last year
18:37 16 Mar 16

Reply #583078

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

Pleasant surprise to see that renewal prices have not gone up for next season.


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Farrison Hord
Last year
19:10 16 Mar 16

Reply #583079

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

>QUE HATERADE<

Kiss any chance of 10,000 members good bye.

$350 for the worst/highest seat in the house. They are gonna sink themselves in due course.

If they can afford to keep renewing members cost so low (well the same price), it indicates how much mark up they are stinging new people (& its a lot).


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Dazz
Last year
19:27 16 Mar 16

Reply #583081

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

Or to look at it another way, they are rewarding those who demonstrate long-term loyalty, and those who want to jump on the bandwagon pay for the privilege.
You will also note that for Bronze the difference is minimal.

I'm pretty happy, we have decent seats and they are still only silver so only $399, which is not too much more than bronze.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:39 16 Mar 16

Reply #583082

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

I agree with FH that the Wildcats are must no longer be serious about reaching 10k members.
If you enter the arena doorways and walk downward to get to your seats then yes I can understand paying a premium for them. But when you enter and walk upwards you should not be paying $350+
When you can't even sell out a grand final decider in a city where basketball is popular that should tell you something isn't right.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:52 16 Mar 16

Reply #583083

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

Grand final game three was packed to the rafters. It's an interesting pricing model but it appears designed to keep fans on board long term. The question is whether the gain in renewals outweighs the fans that don't jump on board because of the higher price. Of course, prospective members can convince themselves by saying well it's only one year at the higher price...


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Dazz
Last year
20:12 16 Mar 16

Reply #583086

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

Really?
We won a championship, which all other things being equal, will boost memberships, and they have kept renewals steady. That demonstrates a clear commitment to retaining members.

At the end of the day, we have to pay for using Perth Arena, which is a lot nicer than some shed out in the boonies.

When you can't even sell out a grand final decider in a city where basketball is popular that should tell you something isn't right.
ROFL
You do realise they sold over 13,000 tickets?
That's only about 500 shy of the record.


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koberulz
Last year
23:39 16 Mar 16

Reply #583098

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

And therefore, not a sellout.


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Dazz
Last year
23:55 16 Mar 16

Reply #583099

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

And yet another completely irrelevant snipe from Kober...

Thanks for taking the time to visit...


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Luuuc
Last year
00:30 17 Mar 16

Reply #583101

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

How was that not relevant? It was totally on topic.


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Anonymous
Last year
01:23 17 Mar 16

Reply #583102

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

On topic but probably not material when referencing the size of the crowd for Game 3


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proud
Last year
01:57 17 Mar 16

Reply #583104

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

Grand finals have fuck all to do with regular season prices as come playoff time we have to buy new tickets to attend... These tickets are solely for the 14 to 16 home games that we play during the NBL regular season.

If we get some sort of competition with say Chinese clubs and they play at Perth Arena, will we have to pay extra for that game or will those friendly or champions league type games (in a hypothetical world it could happen in coming years) will our memberships include these games ?


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Isaac
Last year
10:00 17 Mar 16

Reply #583107

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

At this stage, you'd assume they'd be extra as they'd be outside the NBL.


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RMQ
Last year
11:53 17 Mar 16

Reply #583117

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

Luuc replace "Hooch" with "Dazz"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9evmHpfj1WQ

Winning a championship does help membership sales. But lets look at history from a "fans" perspective.

Wildcats loose grandfinal series at the last season at Challenge. Crowds are bursting at the seems and there is the excitement of moving to brand spanking new Perth Arena. Membership prices are increased due to the move to Perth Arena.

First season at Perth Arena and Wildcats lose grandfinal series to NZ again and membership prices are increased for the following season.

As a fan you are like "OK, being at Perth Arena is pretty cool, we've got a good team, we should win the whole thing the next year - yay this is exciting."

Wildcats sign James Freakin Ennis and they win a championship. The Dunkshot king and championship glory has fans buzzing and membership prices increase.

As a fan you are like "yay! Being a wildcats member is awesome, Ennis jumps so high and that US dollar guy is pretty cool, we even have a player called Drake. this is alright, maybe we win again next year"

Wildcats sign DeAndre Daniels and a guy from guam. Drizzy Drake U'u is back and the core is there, but they bow out in the Semi finals to the lowest crowd number ever recorded at Perth Arena. And Membership prices increase

As a fan you are like "wow, DeAndre sucked this year, there was only like one dunkshot, also i don't think our coach is any good. and gee, the downturn in the economy is affecting my disposable income. The games nights are getting a bit repetitive I'm not sure I'll renew next year, it's getting pricey."

Memberships numbers are considerably lower than the past three seasons and attendances are the lowest since moving to the arena. This is addressed in the post season with "lower" ticket prices and promise to not increase membership prices the next season.

Wildcats win the championship. And membership prices stay the same.

Fans are now like "yay, won another championship, I love the wildcats yay! hopefully we win again next year. That Panther guy was awesome with the dunkshots, lets renew, it's the same price as last year."

While non-members who enjoyed the bandwagon ride to the ship will be like "wow, that was fun, lets be a member next year".

Will this translate to higher membership numbers? As a paying customer, hopefully it doesn't, so the ever small percentage chance of them lowering ticket prices can increase a little.


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Train
Last year
14:23 17 Mar 16

Reply #583128

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

One thing I've noticed is its relatively cheap to upgrade from Bronze to Silver membership($70 difference) and the price difference in Bronze between new and existing members is only $20.

Looks to me like they are trying to entice new members in on Bronze and entice existing bronze members to jump to silver and so on.


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Dazz
Last year
14:39 17 Mar 16

Reply #583130

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

Good point. Am I correct in thinking that to upgrade an existing member (from last season) only pays the renewal price (not new-member)?
So again they are rewarding existing members


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Train
Last year
15:15 17 Mar 16

Reply #583135

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

Yeah , I emailed the membership team and specifically asked them that question and that is correct. Quite a good strategy really, get them on board nice and cheap and move them through the ranks.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:17 17 Mar 16

Reply #583136

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

Selling out a Grand Final Game 3 is easy.

Don't forget Wildcats couldn't get decent crowds for SF 1 & SF3 and also GF1. All crowd figures hidden.

Also with economic downturn don't see how they maintain regular season membership/attendance numbers.


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koberulz
Last year
15:51 17 Mar 16

Reply #583151

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

Selling out a Grand Final Game 3 is easy.
Can't be that easy, given it didn't happen.

Don't forget Wildcats couldn't get decent crowds for SF 1 & SF3 and also GF1.
GF1 still wasn't a bad crowd.

Hell, compared to the rest of the league even the semi finals were good crowds.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:54 17 Mar 16

Reply #583154

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

Still low for Wildcats expectations. That's why all of a sudden they stopped publishing the crowd numbers.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:54 17 Mar 16

Reply #583155

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

Also Perth Arena rent is high. Did they even breakeven on those semi games.


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Train
Last year
22:37 17 Mar 16

Reply #583189

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

I'm assuming that there will be a 28 game season again. Not sure how they are going to work that out with 9 teams. I can't see Perth keeping the membership prices the same giving us 2 free extra games. I would be pretty annoyed if after renewing my membership they announced it was only a 24 game season also.


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Dazz
Last year
00:03 18 Mar 16

Reply #583192

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)


Perth sold 13,000 tickets to their GF, and games during the year were over 10,000, some over 11k.
How many people does your team draw?

Selling out a GF G3 is actually difficult. Members seats were held until roughly 24 hours before the game, and approximately 1,100 were not bought and so released to the general public. I guess about half of those went unsold.
One of the BIG problems is the "corporate" and other high-end seating. They too have to be purchased for finals, and there are always plenty available.

And yes, I can assure you that the games are profitable for them.


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paul
Last year
09:13 18 Mar 16

Reply #583198

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

"I'm assuming that there will be a 28 game season again. Not sure how they are going to work that out with 9 teams."

In 2010/11 and 2011/12 there were nine teams and 28 games. From memory each team had four 4-game series and four 3-game series, I assume it will be the same if they go 28 games again next season.

BTW, getting a good chuckle out of those trying to paint Perth's crowds as poor. AFAIK they have the longest run of averaging over 10K in NBL history.


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Luuuc
Last year
10:28 18 Mar 16

Reply #583207

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

If they can afford tickets to the Wildcats they definitely aren't poor ;)


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Anonymous
Last year
17:14 18 Mar 16

Reply #583250

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

Cant compare Perth in many ways too the rest of the country in regards to crowds. See it as hate or not, but not much else to watch sports wise there when the Cats are playing, they shouldve got a sellout for all the finals games, and there should be a real please explain to those who are marketing it. That should be easy!


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Anonymouse
Last year
19:07 18 Mar 16

Reply #583254

re: Wildcats membership pricing (Here come the haters)

What sports are available to watch in the rest of the country that are not available in Perth? It would be great to know just what we miss living over here under our rocks.
Did you know we have running water now!! FFS mate.


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