Gold Coast United hoping for bigger ticket demand
Gold Coast United CEO Clive Mensink hopes fans of the club will start to turn up to matches and create a bigger demand for tickets.
The second-year club have once again decided to cap attendance at a maximum of 5,000 to save the club about $60,000 a match but Mensink hopes they are not forced to use this method all season.
Mensink also said sales for the Melbourne Victory clash in round 4 were not going terribly well so admitted that capping the crowd meant the club would prosper in the long run.
"This is one way of sustaining the club and taking it forward," Mensink told The World Game. "We are hoping it will be a temporary measure.
"If the demand for tickets grows then we will open the ground up fully again.
"But ticket sales for the Melbourne game haven't been good and we felt this was the only way we had of reining in the costs of putting on home games.
"We know our supporters are not going to be happy and we haven't done this lightly.
"I am sure we will cop a backlash over this from fans but I hope they understand we are doing it to make sure the club has secure foundations going forward."