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Wednesday Looking To Boost Crowds

Wednesday have responded to decreasing crowds inside Hillsborough by offering a number of offers on forthcoming games to try and gets fans back to S6.

Attendances inside Hillsborough, the Steel City derby aside, have been their lowest in years, with Saturday's crowd of just over 16,100 to see the Owls lose to Coventry the lowest league gate for over six years.

Despite Wednesday making one of their best starts to a league campaign in recent seasons, the rise in ticket costs together with the credit crunch and the lack of a takeover at Wednesday has taken its toll.

But although the club takes its fair amount of critisicm, they've responded by adding to the offers already in place - kids for a quid against Norwich on Saturday and Blackpool on Boxing Day.

A family ticket can now be purchased for the Reading game early next year at a price of just £25 for two adults and two children, while season ticket holders can 'bring a friend for a fiver' to the clash at home to Crystal Palace.

And Laws is hoping the offers can help pay off for the team on the pitch, as well as the coffers off it.

'The morale of our supporters is pretty low and we needed to give something back,' he told the Yorkshire Post.

'This offers light at the end of the tunnel.

'I won't use falling gates as an excuse for our results but bigger gates do get the best out of players,' he added.

'Our supporters needed help financially and these are positive moves designed to encourage people back.'

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Writer:Nick
Date:Tuesday November 25 2008
Time: 1:22PM

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think this might help stay away fans. but hope they going to reward season ticket holders for next season. or will they kick us in the you know whats again??
mick66owl
25/11/2008 16:15:00
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lukin grim but lets still get behind the boys
samh
25/11/2008 18:27:00
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it cost me 25 quid to see newcastle v wigan last week, pretty good seats too, got to see the likes of martins and owen strut their stuff, went to owls v coventry on saturday and cost me 26 quid. absolute *****ing disgrace
ozzietheowl
25/11/2008 19:46:00
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ozzieowl, that is truly shocking that we're paying more than a top premiership match, no wonder the crowds are low
Norman
25/11/2008 21:48:00
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£27 quid last night to sit in the open air at Blackpool - now that's a disgrace! I agree though, Owls prices are far too expensive. They really need to think about rewarding season ticket holders though or soon it's going to be cheaper to pay per match and pick up on offers like these. Crazy!
SuperOwls
26/11/2008 16:03:00
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sorry mr walker you got it wrong again your price rises have hit you in the pocket and now whos panicking when will you realise people wont be ripped off and reward loyal supporters with common sence pricing you must attract kids into the stadium beacause the will spend money on food programes and shop murchandise if they stay at home you get nothing more incentives are needed like the ones you have offered and a total rethink on next seasons prices.
beverley owl
26/11/2008 16:43:00
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£10 for everyone i say in all parts of the ground as well. Wake up WIEH!!!
will it ever happen
26/11/2008 19:02:00
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£26 on the kop at the lane on tues night and there were still a 27,000 + strong crowd, 1,800 which were wolves fans!!
bladesforlife1889
27/11/2008 21:05:00
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Ozzietheowl, why would you admit to going to a Newcastle match? (unless you went to see Wigan)
Owls_Obsession
27/11/2008 21:35:00
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Oh, and BFL, that's where your lot and ours go different. You have about as much money as we have debt, so you're slightly more at ease with the ticket prices.
Owls_Obsession
27/11/2008 21:37:00
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