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This may be controversial. I hope nobody sees it as demeaning! Following on from the conversation re our disabled supporters and how their needs can most fairly be met, perhaps it is time to objectively reconsider another group.
There has been a long history of various businesses primarily but not exclusively in the leisure business offering discounts to senior citizens. When this practise started the logic was clear - most senior citizens existed solely on state pension had small disposable incomes compared to those in work and businesses recognised that to secure their custom, prices had to be reduced.
That situation has now largely reversed. Doesn't apply to all of course, it never did, but it is generally accepted that the average over 60, free of mortgage and kids, often beneficiary of house price inflation and often enjoying generous final salary pension now have higher disposable wealth than many in work and significantly higher than the average relatively young - 25-35s.
Given that there is a limited pot of money available to the club for discounting tickets, is it now time to think the unthinkable and adjust pricing to reflect todays financial realities rather than those of 30 years ago. It is impractical to means test prices so instead concentrate ticket price reductions on those ON AVERAGE with the lowest disposable wealth - the 25-35s and remove it from those ON AVERAGE with these days the highest - the over 60s. To avoid significant price increases, perhaps you would do it gradually, this year senior reductions apply from 60, next year 61, next year 62 etc.
Incidentally to disclose an interest, it wont be too long before I qualify for being a "senior".
Would it be possible to have a sensible discussion without abuse?