Information has reached Claret and Hugh HQ that season ticket holders from Bobby Moore Lower have been forced to upgrade to band 3 to get a comparable seat in the Lower Tier of the Olympic Stadium.
One season ticket holder in the back row of the Bobby Moore Lower contacted Claret and Hugh this week to say he wasn’t offered any seats in the lower tier as a band 4 ticket at £499.
When he visited the Stratford reservation centre earlier this week he was offered band 4 seats in the upper tier.
The sales person did offer him a comparable seat which is back row of the lower stand behind the goal at the Olympic Stadium but the catch is he would need to upgrade to band 3 which is £100 more expensive.
The irritated season ticket holder of 45 years told us “Gobsmacked mate is the only thing to say, as predicted we were offered back row lower tier seats, which fits the bill nicely with an almost identical sight line to the BML today, so why am I upset as I appear to have got what I wanted?
“Well BML Band 4 has suddenly become OS Band 3 £599. I if I want Band 4, I am upstairs row 2 backwards, so after venting my annoyance I was swiftly met with the retort, ‘Band 3 is cheaper than what I pay for band 4 today, so that makes it all OK then?’
Ultimately, it’s not the money, as what is a ton in the great scheme of things over the course of a season, but it’s the principle. BML and STB lower tiers are band 4, there’s a reason for that which is distance from the pitch and only a forward view aspect, just the same as the OS will be.
“As for newbies, two friends came with us, and were offered only upper tier, they ended up with some nice looking seats in line with the left corner flag for Band 4, but friendship only goes so far, so they are up there whilst we elevated to Band 3”