Like every other professional club in the world, Shrewsbury TOWN FC is a business, as such they need to make profits from their endeavours in order to remain a going concern. They have never charge the Reunion for the use of their facilities, despite the belief of some.
They hire the bar that they use for the Reunion at a cost of £2,000, and of course they have to pay their staff (a considerable number) a decent wage for their efforts. These costs have to be paid from the revenue they make from selling beer and food before they can show any profit. This profit is being eroded by a small, but selfish minority, who choose to save a few personal pennies by bringing in refreshments from an outside source.
I have been informed by the Club Chairman that if their profit does not relate to the amount of effort that is expended in running their side of the Reunion, they will have no option but to start charging, alternatively the worst case would be denying the use of the facilities to the Reunion completely! The hire of the car park alone, (and we have it for five days) would amount to £7,800. This would be a huge drain on our meagre resources.
So, if you want your Reunion to continue into the future, please demonstrate a supportive and responsible attitude and don't bring in your own refreshments but purchase those provided by the stadium staff.