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    Baddesley Bill wrote:
    Over the last few days of posting, this is the conclusion I have reached...A few fans demand cheaper tickets for tickets for the impared (and their mates/enablers...AND massive investment in new players to ensure we can be a force in Premiership football...they demand success from NA in the first few games or he should be sacked...they want to dump many of our squad as many of them are "useless and lazy" (despite being too good for the championship). Jeez...I need to know seat numbers for these people to ensure that I don't get sat next to them next season. Any chance we can have an enclave at SMS for positive fans pls MR Cortese....cos I want to be right in the middle of fact I demand season ticket for 2011/12 needs to come with a "non-whinging neighbour guarantee" Mr Cortese!!!
    2012/13...lost a year there due to a "stella" situation :O)"
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Criticism for Saints over tickets for visually impaired fans

St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton

St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton

First published in Saints News

SAINTS have been criticised for their decision to start charging visually impaired supporters for tickets.

The club have confirmed that they will no longer be allowing free entry to fans with serious sight problems.

Instead, Saints will charge them the lowest possible price in each age category, which they say brings them in line with the policy of most other Premier League clubs. They will continue to allow free access to visually impaired supporters’ enablers.

John Cunningham, a voluntary worker with the charity Open Sight, believes there should be a rethink.

“The lowest price in each category doesn’t really count as a concession,” he said.

“That’s moving the community club we know and love into an arena that’s becoming less and less community minded, to the detriment of people who have supported it for years, and that includes visually impaired people.

“I think it’s very detrimental and it doesn’t look good on the club.

“I’m not saying they should necessarily give free tickets, although it would be a nice gesture from clubs in the Big Society age.”

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