BEE INVOLVED – HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE USE OF TICKET ACCESS POINTS (TAPs) & HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN A SIGNED BRENTFORD SHIRT

Complete the BIAS TAPs Survey and have a chance to win a signed Brentford shirt including the signature of Christian Eriksen.

BIAS will shortly be asking their members for views on the current process for TAPs to help guide future discussions with the Club. So if you are not a member of BIAS sign up TODAY and get your voice heard.

Background

In order to reward fans who attend the most games, Bees supporters are able to earn Ticket Access Points (TAPs) through both home and away ticket purchases. TAPs cannot be redeemed but they come into play when tickets are limited for both at home and away games.

TAPs are awarded to Season Ticket Holders and Members when they attend home matches and purchase away tickets. Only Season Ticket Holders and Members are entitled to priority ticket access by collecting them and tickets will be sold in order of priority as set out in the Club’s Supporter Charter found: HERE

Currently, TAPs don’t expire and continue to be carried over since the 2013/14 season.

The way that TAPs are accumulated has not changed for many years and now that the Club are in the Premier League and demand for tickets is greater than ever, we feel the time is now right to seek our Members views on the fairness of the current scheme, particularly in relation to our younger supporters who have not had the opportunity to acquire sufficient TAPs to be able to attend matches that are over-subscribed.

Next Steps

We have pulled together a simple survey for our Members to complete. This will be emailed to all BIAS Members early April. The Survey will close on Sunday 24th April. The draw for the signed Brentford shirt will be made shortly afterwards.

 We will provide survey feedback to our Members shortly thereafter.

If you want to take part in this survey and have a chance to win the signed Brentford shirt, you must be a member of BIAS by the 2nd April.

To join simply visit: bias.org.uk/join – It only takes a couple of minutes and it’s FREE

TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER

6 thoughts on “BEE INVOLVED – HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE USE OF TICKET ACCESS POINTS (TAPs) & HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN A SIGNED BRENTFORD SHIRT

  1. It’s difficult to argue against rewarding the more loyal supporters. However, as a loyal supporter who is always just below the threshold I have not been able to buy an away ticket this season (I did get to WHU by crafty stealth). The only way to increase my TAPs as a season ticket holder is to purchase away tickets. But the lack of TAPs means I can’t, therefore I can never increase my TAPs to be eligible. The only people who are able to increase their TAPs are the ones who already have sufficient. And of course all those with sufficient TAPs are constantly increasing their TAPs with every away purchase. The club therefore increases the threshold as their TAPs increase and the void becomes ever bigger. It’s a bit of a catch 22.
    I go to every home game with the same two friends from school (45 years on) who do have sufficient TAPs, but I can’t join them. And as the season has progressed they’ve shot even further ahead of me than at the start of the season.
    I’m not sure if there is a fairer solution. Maybe hold back 10% to allow others the chance to increase those TAPS, but I see the argument against that. And unless it was the same 10% they’d still not get sufficient.

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  2. Nothing wrong with the current system. It rewards those who have been supporting the club for longer than the people jumping on the premier league bandwagon. If it’s not broken, no need to fix it.

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  3. I can see no reason to change as TAP points in the present form give priority to fans who have, over many years, travelled the country following our team.
    To change the system will possibly leave these loyal fans unable to enjoy the away games which we have all wished for, after suffering many years through bad times and worse supporting the Bees.
    To quote the old saying ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’.

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