Thursday, March 22, 2012

Costs for WCP?

So last year around this time there was some debate about the costs for the WCP tournament. High ticket prices, concession prices and overall registration fees. This year not so much. Mostly because I'm not sure if any of that information has been made available yet.

We do know that the RSA and SSA fees to play are still high. The SSA fee is required for everyone, regardless of whether you play in Regina or not. The SSA fee is $23.50 and I believe is mostly an insurance premium. If you played during indoor then you were charged it at the beginning of the season, regardless of where you played. If you didn't play during indoor then you have to pay up before the tourny.

The RSA fee is for everyone who didn't play in Regina during indoor. So even if you were registered in Saskatoon and paid your full fees there, you still have to pony up the $46.40 one-time fee for the RSA. Why is this fee so high for a 3-week tournament? I have no idea. The RSA isn't paying the referees for WCP, they're collecting booking fees for the entire three weeks (including whomever else is using the back field), and the doors and all entrances will be manned by WCP volunteers. I don't even recall if there are any RSA staff on the premises while games are on.

The other thing that hasn't been discussed much is the cost of a tournament pass. In 2011 it was $75 for a tourny pass and that didn't include the final day, which was $10. That's $85 for Nana to come watch her grandkids kick around a ball and watch something she doesn't understand. Will the prices be similar this year? I'm guessing yes.

The last thing to think about is beer prices. Still no idea if they have the facility licensed (crazy if it wasn't) but who knows how much a beer will cost. It's Evraz Place that sets those costs and let's just say they're not exactly UNICEF. I'll probably cough up whatever is required because watching some games without a buzz is excruciating, but I'd like to know in advance so I can start budgeting my well-earned money.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The fees associated with this tournament is a joke. If we have no beer, it's even more of a joke.

I would also like to add, that I see all these RSA employees sitting around on facebook and youtube at the front desk when they could be cleaning up our gross change rooms. It's not sanitary at all and they smell really bad. Like come on. The other day these RSA employees didn't even move the nets or anything.

Why are we paying so much money for these idiots to sit around and do nothing. They also complain when they do work. People pay good money. Get off your asses and do some work.

The whole RSA is a joke and run terribly.

Garanteed more than just myself agree with this. We need new people in and the old people who run this organization OUT.

Anonymous said...

ABOVER ANON, YOU ARE ABSOLULTELY CORRECT. PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR THE RSA ARE LAZY, USELESS, AND QUITE FRANKLY ANNOYING. MOST OF THEM ALSO WALK AROUND LIKE THEY ARE THE BEST AND KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT SOCCER. THEY COMPLAIN TOO WHEN THINGS DON'T GO THEIR WAY.

-RSA SUCKS!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The problem is the idiots who were in charge for building the facility. Cheaping out and letting evraz own the place was a mistake.

Anonymous said...

All of these comments are so true. They all have a lot of credibility. I agree with all of you posters. Great to see people actually notice how bad the RSA is. Now lets all get together and do something about it.

Anonymous said...

Everyone knows that the "PRESIDENT" of the RSA, which I don't have to name was involved in money laundering with the minor hockey association. That's who we have running the RSA. Like come on people. People wonder why things suck.

Anonymous said...

Anyone with a beef about the costs of this tournament should be directing that towards the RSA and not WCP. If I'm not mistaken field rentals alone are in the neighborhood of $38,000 for the duration of the tournament (and that's just the front half, not the back half that teams use that isn't being billed out). Personally, I think RSA needs to reshuffle the way they operate because their front line workers (the people that you see sitting behind the desk) leave an aweful impression of how inefficient and lazy RSA is run.

As for the beer and concession prices, that's 100% Evraz places issue. And if you think Evraz Place was UNICEF you're on crack. They are a business just like everyone else.

As far as I've heard there will be no booze at WCP this year. IF you want beer you'll have to go over to the co-operators center and drink there. Unfortunately for this tournament, Evraz Place is absolutely clueless on how to make money from this tournament. If properly staffed, they could sell a shit-ton of beer at this thing...even at an over inflated price it would still sell like wildfire.