Paid-per-view: Non-league club in England will pay fans to come and see them play
With ticket prices for matches getting more and more expensive, a non-league club in England has taken the novel approach of paying fans to come and see them in their first home match of the season tonight.
Hull United AFC are a newly formed club who are five leagues below the Conference. Their owner, Jamie Waltham, is willing to pay every fan that comes to see them in their first home match of the season the princely sum of £2. The feeling behind the idea is that you have to give out before you get back.
Lots of people in Hull, although very proud of their Premier League team, Hull City (pic above), simply cannot afford to go to see their idols in action and Waltham wants to give them a cheaper alternative. You often hear people giving abuse to teams by proclaiming 'You couldn't pay me to watch that garbage.' Well now's their chance.
Mr Waltham isn't entirely off his head though as they will be selling pies and beers in the ground too. In fact the beers are on sale for £2 so in effect, you are getting a free pint to go and watch a match. We here in JOE are liking the cut of this fellah's jib and are already scouring last-minute flight deals to Hull for their clash with Hedon Rangers at Dene Park.