March on together: Experience Leeds United Hospitality for small change

Stuart Dallas basking in match glory
Stuart Dallas basking in match glory
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Two Leeds United fans have secured their places in the front row of history, but there’s still time to bag yourself Gary Speed Suite Hospitality tickets for as little as £1.99.

Excitement is building in the terraces as the prospect of promotion looks ever more likely for Leeds United, and fans can secure their seat in the front row of history for less than the price of a pint.

Leeds United boss, Thomas Christiansen, has played down the significance of the team’s Championship top spot — but that’s not dampened the mood at Elland Road, where two lucky Leeds followers have already won Gary Speed Suite Hospitality tickets for small change, thanks to penny auction site, You have a chance to secure a pair of tickets for every league home game for the rest of season

Site member ‘Sugggreg’ bagged the VIP tickets for the Birmingham City game for just 58p, and ‘Gingawinja’ did even better, snapping up Burton game tickets for an astonishing 5p. Watch their video below.

“It feels great to win: #MOT” wrote Sugggreg, adding that he took his son with him to the match. “I got #LUFC Hospitality for 58p. I had only been on the site a few days before I had a win. It's better value than the lottery.”

Sugggreg said his Facebook friends hadn’t believed his luck.

Birmingham based Sugggreg won his tickets for 58p

Birmingham based Sugggreg won his tickets for 58p

"I posted I won on Facebook but was told it was a scam and I would not get the tickets... What did they know! My son and I went to the match and had a great time... I would definitely recommend people join although the less people that play the better chance I have winning again!"

There’s still time to follow in their footsteps, as the website has a pair Gary Speed Suite Hospitality tickets for every home game this season up for grabs. These include Leeds vs Reading on 14 October, Leeds vs Sheffield United on 27 October and Leeds vs Middlesbrough on 19 November.

“We want to give Leeds fans the chance to be part of the action, which is why we are selling VIP tickets to all home games to the lowest unique bidders,” said marketing director Chenelle Robertson.

“It’s an incredibly exciting time for the club and we want to get behind the team. These tickets give the fans the chance to experience the amazing Leeds United matchday hospitality.”

Burton winner Gingawinja nabbed his tickets for 5p

Burton winner Gingawinja nabbed his tickets for 5p

The Gary Speed Suite offers a relaxed way to enjoy the first-class hospitality facilities on offer at Elland Road, as well as listen to some pre- or post-match analysis from Leeds United legends.

Guests will be shown to their table where will enjoy an American-style buffet dinner. They will be able to take advantage of a matchday betting service, and have access to waiter service all day.

After lunch, fans will make their way to their executive padded seats in the front row of the East Stand upper tier’s central section to enjoy the match in comfort.

How it works is a transparent reverse auction, in which the lowest unique bid wins the hospitality tickets, and members are given all the information they need to put in a successful bid.

“The site will tell if you have submitted a ‘unique bid’, so to turn it into the ‘lowest unique bid’ the member simply bids on all values below the ‘unique bid’ they originally submitted,” said Chanelle.

After signing up for free, members buy 565 ‘bids’ for just £1.99. If they don’t submit the lowest unique bid, all their paid-for bids are refunded so they can be used on the next auction. What’s more, everyone who signs up gets five free bids to get them started. Free bids are also up for grabs at the start of every new auction, when members upload a profile picture and when they verify their email address. Unlimited free bids are available to those who refer their friends.

A total of 27 members bid to on the Leeds United vs Burton tickets with a winning bid of just 5p.

On closure of the auction there was 925 bids, an average of 34 bids per member, and 614 unique bids. Gingawinja bagged the tickets for 5p, but would have only had to bid 1p to secure victory.

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