MEMBERSHIPS have finally gone on sale, seat renewals being due on Wednesday December 10. Those holding certain seats on the eastern wing are required to sit in alternative locations for at least 2004, to allow construction of the new stand. The theme for 2004 is 'Get it on'. (By Round 5 many of us may be wondering 'get what on?'.)
A basic membership (11 game 'home and away) will set you back $140 for an adult, $88 concession and $20 for junior. The cheapest seating package is $75 for 8 games at Skilled Stadium. The Barracker's Block seating category, after just three seasons, has been scrapped. In 2003, seating in the barracker's block cost just $60 for adults and $30 for concession/junior, outstanding value at the time.
Members can take advantage of a $9.50 movie ticket offer from Village Geelong or Sunshine, or just $20 for Gold Class tickets. While being a Melbourne based member I am unlikely to take up the offer, it nonetheless represents added value for Geelong based Members.
For now, your columnist will be taking up his regular position on the eastern terrace near the 50m line. Can't wait for the new stand.
Remember, without Members our football club would no longer be around. We are the club, so if you're not a Member, consider this, $140 represents less than one beer a week.