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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodquayBoy View Post
    Sorry, that should have read €650, not €350.
    I think what he is referring to is the fact it pales in comparison to the €2,000 a match Limerick pay.

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    Figured that but said I better correct error anyway. Thatís some wedge of notes for ye

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jofspring View Post
    I think what he is referring to is the fact it pales in comparison to the €2,000 a match Limerick pay.
    You make money from catering there etc. at least?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gufcfan View Post
    You make money from catering there etc. at least?
    Ye bucks seem obsessed with who makes the bloody burgers.
    I don't get it. you say the rent per game is Ä650. Limerick pays Ä2 Grand.
    You have to sell a hell of a lot of junk food to make up the differance.
    To me it's one less hassle on match nights, if the food is supplied by an independant source.
    Ye have a handfull of volunteers, so who's going to do the cooking?
    If the owners of the ground make some money on food on match nights, so what?
    Ye are tenants after all. And by all accounts it's pretty cheap rent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redzer View Post
    Ye bucks seem obsessed with who makes the bloody burgers.
    I don't get it. you say the rent per game is €650. Limerick pays €2 Grand.
    You have to sell a hell of a lot of junk food to make up the differance.
    To me it's one less hassle on match nights, if the food is supplied by an independant source.
    Ye have a handfull of volunteers, so who's going to do the cooking?
    If the owners of the ground make some money on food on match nights, so what?
    Ye are tenants after all. And by all accounts it's pretty cheap rent.
    That's a strange post. Unless you're on a windup, I don't think you could possibly have missed the point anymore if you tried.

    Nobody from the club is going to be "making the burgers".

    The issue is that club can't make any money on match nights except for gate receipts and programme sales essentially. We have a bar, that we now have to give income to the GFA for and a small merchandise shop. We're not allowed to for example have Supermacs as one of the food vendors in the ground, which would probably bring in 30k+ per year. Or have proper coffee vendors or other food outlets which would have to pay us to sell their food in the ground.

    You can compare Limerick all you like, but you can be sure they have control of everything that goes on in the ground for that rate, we don't and it's a massive issue for the club. We probably miss out on 40-50k a year because of it. It's not that complicated to understand why that's a serious issue for a LOI club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gufcfan View Post
    You make money from catering there etc. at least?
    The hot food is supplied by a chip van and they would pay rent. The club would make money off any profit from the sweet shop but you would imagine that would be pretty small. Limerick also have to maintain the pitch and it’s costs which from what I’ve seen are fairly hefty.

    Match sponsors, ticket sales and half time raffle would be the main sources of income on a match night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olander View Post
    That's a strange post. Unless you're on a windup, I don't think you could possibly have missed the point anymore if you tried.

    Nobody from the club is going to be "making the burgers".

    The issue is that club can't make any money on match nights except for gate receipts and programme sales essentially. We have a bar, that we now have to give income to the GFA for and a small merchandise shop. We're not allowed to for example have Supermacs as one of the food vendors in the ground, which would probably bring in 30k+ per year. Or have proper coffee vendors or other food outlets which would have to pay us to sell their food in the ground.

    You can compare Limerick all you like, but you can be sure they have control of everything that goes on in the ground for that rate, we don't and it's a massive issue for the club. We probably miss out on 40-50k a year because of it. It's not that complicated to understand why that's a serious issue for a LOI club.
    No, not a wind up. But ye rent the ground one night a forthnight for a very reasonable figure.
    Ye have gate receipts, programmes,bar and merchandise shop. The only thing ye don't have is food outlets. I personally think ye have a fairly good deal.
    The owners have to maintain the ground. So if they make money on catering, it goes back into the ground. Win Win. We know it's well maintained and a nice ground to play on.
    If ye had to maintain the pitch, how much would that cost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redzer View Post
    Ye bucks seem obsessed with who makes the bloody burgers.
    I don't get it. you say the rent per game is €650. Limerick pays €2 Grand.
    You have to sell a hell of a lot of junk food to make up the differance.
    To me it's one less hassle on match nights, if the food is supplied by an independant source.
    Ye have a handfull of volunteers, so who's going to do the cooking?
    If the owners of the ground make some money on food on match nights, so what?
    Ye are tenants after all. And by all accounts it's pretty cheap rent.
    Well if it's true they can't sell advertising hoardings that'd make up a huge chunk of the difference.

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    The time to negotiate the details of the ground lease was when the FAI set up this new Galway United but given the fractious nature of all involved in Galway football every group was looking protect their own interests. It seems like the GUFC Trust were just happy to get into bed with anyone without going into the details or just really naive.

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    Naive is thinking that Galway United supporters were the ones making the demands when the club was being brought back into the league. The club always knew there would have to be concessions and give and take, like having Mervue, Devon and the GFA reps on the board initially. We also had no underage sides like every other club in the country, to keep mervue and Devon happy. After a few years, that fell by the wayside.

    Having control over the vendors in the ground has absolutely nothing to do with the lease of terryland, itís seperate, but donít let that stop you condescendingly talking through your hole about something you havenít got a clue about. 👍🏻
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olander View Post
    Having control over the vendors in the ground has absolutely nothing to do with the lease of terryland, itís seperate, but donít let that stop you condescendingly talking through your hole about something you havenít got a clue about. 👍🏻
    I'm sure there is a contract with the terms and conditions for a lease, with the matchday arrangements for vendors and match day sponsorship included... It's a fairly standard thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    Well if it's true they can't sell advertising hoardings that'd make up a huge chunk of the difference.
    IF Galway FC get the revenue from advertising, food vendors etc, who pays for matchday security, lighting, communications, insurance etc and a host of other expenses?
    Certainly Ä650 won't cover it.
    They have imo a very good deal. They are been disingenuous to the owners by wanting all.
    More off field fund raising would be the way to go. If they had to pay for all expenses involved in running the venue, the 40-50K they claim they are loosing out on, would cover sfa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean South View Post
    I'm sure there is a contract with the terms and conditions for a lease, with the matchday arrangements for vendors and match day sponsorship included... It's a fairly standard thing.
    You're sure about a situation you haven't a clue about...okay.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redzer View Post
    IF Galway FC get the revenue from advertising, food vendors etc, who pays for matchday security, lighting, communications, insurance etc and a host of other expenses?
    Certainly €650 won't cover it.
    They have imo a very good deal. They are been disingenuous to the owners by wanting all.
    More off field fund raising would be the way to go. If they had to pay for all expenses involved in running the venue, the 40-50K they claim they are loosing out on, would cover sfa.
    Poor attempt at a windup. Galway FC You're gas, man. Real edgy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redzer View Post
    IF Galway FC get the revenue from advertising, food vendors etc, who pays for matchday security, lighting, communications, insurance etc and a host of other expenses?
    Certainly €650 won't cover it.
    They have imo a very good deal. They are been disingenuous to the owners by wanting all.
    More off field fund raising would be the way to go. If they had to pay for all expenses involved in running the venue, the 40-50K they claim they are loosing out on, would cover sfa.
    Well it depends on how well the club can commercialise their time in the stadium. Galway might be paying a peppercorn rent but the flipside is the only way they can make money is on ticket sales and shirt sponsorship, and being dependent on gate receipts is the most unstable way to run a club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    Well it depends on how well the club can commercialise their time in the stadium. Galway might be paying a peppercorn rent but the flipside is the only way they can make money is on ticket sales and shirt sponsorship, and being dependent on gate receipts is the most unstable way to run a club.
    Leave the thread, logic and reason is not welcome here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olander View Post
    You're sure about a situation you haven't a clue about...okay.


    Poor attempt at a windup. Galway FC You're gas, man. Real edgy!
    Edgy my aRsE, Ok I left out utd. I trust you will every club their full title.
    Do you mind answering the post please. if galway utd gets all the revenue, how on earth do you expect to rent a stadium for pittance?
    You might find it would cost a hell of a lot more than food vendor revenue, if ye have to cover all expenses. That's all I'm saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olander View Post
    You're sure about a situation you haven't a clue about...okay.
    Pointless post to be fair. You could elaborate if you know more on the terms of the lease, this is a discussion forum after all... or just keep crying in public about what a poor deal you made with the GFA.

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    If Galway got the revenues from food, drink hoardings if would more than cover the 350e originally quoted as match day rent and make a good dent out of 650e. What is the public liability insurance costing, when you have certain away supporters irrationally exuberant on tins of Excelsior and unidentified white powders, likely to commit auto de fe with a flare or clock whosoever they first encounter on a pitch incursion. 650 or 350 whatever, ye don't ye're born at that money for one of the finest grounds in the league.

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    https://galwayunitedfc.ie/major-club-announcement/

    Some really positive news coming out of Galway

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    Quote Originally Posted by RathfarnhamHoop View Post
    https://galwayunitedfc.ie/major-club-announcement/

    Some really positive news coming out of Galway
    They seem to be pumping decent cash into sport they were on RTE at the Galway Races announcing a injured jockey fund.

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