Thursday, 30 May 2013

Ticketing bliss

I had not really used the online booking system for AFC Bournemouth tickets before this summer because it would not allow family tickets to be ordered. Instead I had the task of either phoning the club directly or would have to go through the BIC phone system. It used to be quite a headache to wait in a queue to finally talk to some one. Now, I am hoping that I don't have to call up too much more in the forthcoming season for non-season ticket games.

For the West Ham testimonial match of Stephen Purches I did manage to book online and while I could not quite get the system to select the seats I really wanted even when a complete row looked unbooked, I did get roughly the area I wanted. The system was pretty quick and I feel it will work well for those who do not have season tickets for home matches next season.

Away games though will still need tickets to be purchased either in person or over the phone I imagine. The fixture list will make for some great reading come 19 June and I am just hoping the away games I want to attend are not all around the same part of the year.

It will be interesting to see how much away support the Cherries can amass. Many of the games are far away in Lancashire, Yorkshire and in the Midlands. Still, for such games we are usually allowed to pay on the gate and somehow I still enjoy the old fashion ways even in this digital age.

1 comment:

  1. Stuart Bramley30 May 2013 at 16:54

    The system is fine. Wembley uses the same software. It's just implemented in a restricted way that makes it less effective.