Got an email today from the club with my new barcode and outlining the ballot process for 3121 members wanting seats. Ballot starts Wednesday closes Friday. Success or otherwise in the ballot will be notified by March 9.
At the end of the day everyone has to be accountable given contact tracing. Who even knows if standing room will exist, or you will have a circle to stand in so they know that person x stood there on x date. I would be thinking those without a reserved seat or general admission may struggle. Fully ticketed events this year for sure hence why the whole 'not transferrable is so important'I just rang the club as I had problems getting into the digital membership portal. All fixed but asked a few questions about the ticketing while I was there. Being a platinum general admission member with an MRC membership I hadn’t received any email regarding the ticketing. As someone mentioned earlier the Maurice Rioli Club membership means nothing in regards to home and away games as does being platinum. Reserved seat members go into a ballot. General admission is basically first in first served once they know how many spectators the government allows. She couldn’t tell me a ball park figure on how many might be available for general admission
If the AFL can get to 75% of crowds that would be tremendous.
Reserved seat members will get priority in the ballot. I would estimate 80-90% will be successful based on a 50% MCG capacity. its my understanding that only a very small amount of tix will be put aside for GA members.
I read the info a bit differently, Ian. I interpret it as, assuming the ground capacity is 50%, 50% of each reserved seating area will get a ticket from the ballot, and if you miss out you'll have priority the next week.
I'm not sure about any ballot for GA tickets (away team members have to be considered too) or if Reserved Seat members who miss out in their area can go in the GA ballot - there is a FAQ page on the Membership site for Reserved Seating, but not for General Admission. Here is a bit about the ballot:
For reserved seat and reserved bay members (including 3121 and Club XIII), opportunity to access tickets and attend match day will need to be done via a weekly ballot specific to each membership product. Given the size of our membership base, our priority will be to ensure as many members as possible have the opportunity to attend as many games as they wish in their usual seating areas.
"Please note, we will communicate the outcome of each ballot prior to the General Admission on-sale to ensure any reserved seat/reserved bay member who is unsuccessful in the ballot has the opportunity to redeem a ticket during the General Admission on-sale (currently TBC) should they wish."
Reserved seat members looks like get 2 cracks at tickets. One in the ballot for their reserved seat and they can also join the GA ballot.
Any MCC or AFL members have an idea of how the ticketing will work there?
I was just about to call and ask. You would assume AFL member with competing clubs would get priority. I wonder how many AFL members we do have?Spoke to AFL members this morning to renew Kev. Nothing has been advised as yet.