PL2 3DQ wrote: Family groups could sit together and older fans might decide to stay away which would help the selection process but could the club financially survive on 4,550 crowds?
Toilet breaks and half time would be a challenge.
With everyone else paying to watch on iFollow there might just be enough in it to keep the club going. If restaurants are allowed to re-open in July (as rumoured) then hopefully the club could sell hospitality packages as part of the 25% capacity.
A rather chilling report in today’s Guardian makes me think that 25% might be the maximum number of fans who want to join mass events anyway. Firstly, they report the Deputy CMO’s comment that we may never find a vaccine. Apparently the fastest ever vaccine created for a pandemic virus was mumps, and that took 4 years. Secondly a reported study from Rockefeller University casts doubt on immunity levels of those who’ve had it. As that knowledge becomes accepted wisdom, I think there’ll be a lot of people who will reluctantly stay away.
Remember, 76.4% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
I think we will get a good idea of the general attitude of the public when they open up the big indoor shopping centres in London and other major cities. I have a feeling people will slowly come back and then it will become more of a flood after a few weeks. Obviously those with underlying health issues, or with immediate family members who have underlying health issues will perhaps be more reticent. Only time will tell.
With regard to football, how many season ticket holders do we currently have? Is it more than 25%? I noticed those Argyle masks sold out pretty quickly. I wonder if the club are thinking ahead and looking to source them for the club shop. They would be a huge seller when we do go back in October, which I have been predicting for weeks.