|Protected from the elements in the Silver VIP hospitality room|
Lech Poznan is playing tonight against FK Khazar Lenkaran from Azerbaijan – part of the Europa qualifying. We attended the first home match in this process. It was exciting to see new players and the team record a win!
Also exciting about that evening a few weeks ago, our seats in the newly created Silver VIP section. While more expensive than our usual seats, tickets in this section are much more affordable than previous VIP areas. Silver VIPs aren’t seated in a box, but the blue plastic seats are padded and have arm rests unlike the seats we’re used to. As someone who appreciates personal space in pubic settings, the armrests provide a much more comfortable space between fans.
Before the match, Silver VIPs gather indoors to enjoy drinks and nibbles and the same at half-time with more substantial fare. I can’t justify the difference in price with the hospitality room. A big part of what you’re paying for is convenience and comfort – which might be worth their weight in gold come December.
It’s very appealing at half-time to walk up a few steps and enjoy refreshments which are waiting for you. We were able to sit down in climate controlled comfort before returning for the second half.
Now, let’s compare this to our usual half-time ritual. We usually climb a flight of steps and line up in the breezeway for 20 minutes with hundreds of other people to get a grilled sausage, which we balance in our laps trying not to get grease and mustard on our coats because all of this is often happening in temperatures of 30 or 40 degrees, and all of our extremities are numb. And one time we stood in line for 20 minutes in freezing cold, and they sold the last sausage to the guy in front of us.
So what to do; buy our regular season tickets or buy Silver VIP tickets for a few of the matches?