My son, a soccer player and avid Manchester City and Manchester United fan, is turning 17 on the date of the Man City vs Man United match (April 28th, 2012). Since we were considering a trip to Europe next year, the stars all seemed to be in alignment for us to schedule our visit around his birthday. I wrote to inquire about tickets for the match
. In return, I received a lovely reply...but I don't understand it! Please hope me.
My specific inquiry asked if tickets were available for the match, and if so, at what cost (I was specific about the match date, and that we would require 3 tickets). I also asked whether Stadium Tours were offered on the day of the match.
So, in reply I received this from Manchester City:
Hospitality pricing for the 2011/2012 season is as follows:
Cat A Cat B Cat C Cat D
(I don't want to put the actual prices, but they range from nearly 200 pounds to several thousand pounds!)
The Boardroom, Mancunian, Legends, Citizens Suite, Platinum Boxes
All prices plus VAT
Children 12 years and under priced at 50% of adult rate
The Manchester United game is a category 'A' match and is subject to a link sell. Any packages booked for the Manchester United game you would need to book the same package for a category 'C' or 'D' game in conjunction with this.
I've attached a copy of the fixture list which also details what category each game comes under.
Problem 1: These are Season prices, right? Can only Season Ticket holders purchase tickets to matches?
Problem 2: If I buy a package I have to buy a "C" or "D" package as well. I don't have to buy Season Tickets at both levels, do I?!
Problem 2: I assume "fixtures" are what I would usually refer to as "matches"? But the reply mentions matches as well, so I'm a bit unclear on the terminology. What exactly is a "fixture"?
Problem 3: The above-mentioned fixture list came with 3 pages. The first page shows matches for dates up until January 28, 2012 and the categories. Unfortunately, the remaining two pages are blank!
I've written back already, but as the first reply took a week in coming, is there anywhere else I might find the information on whether a match is considered a Category C, D, A, etc?
Thanks for any help you can give me on this. I realize I am woefully ignorant. I'm a soccer fan myself and my husband played and coached the kids in soccer, but we are really out of our element here. Any tips at all about attending matches, including where to stay, etc., are very welcome.
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