GIANTS fan John Robinson thinks his season ticket could be a wash-out!
He bought a prime seat in the Fantastic Media Stand, just three rows behind the goal, for the 2010 Super League season.
But two games in, he has yet to watch a game from his chosen seat.
Stadium officials have moved him to a seat in the Riverside Stand for the matches against both Bradford Bulls and Warrington Wolves.
They claim that due to poor weather at the first two home games, they are doing 64-year-old Mr Robinson, of Dalton, a big favour.
They said they helped out by giving him and other fans a dry seat between the trylines in the Riverside Stand.
But Mr Robinson, who has followed Huddersfield for 40 years, thinks the club is raining on his parade.
He wants to watch from behind the goals and now the long-serving fan is considering giving his senior citizen ticket back – unless the club let him sit in his seat come rain or shine.
Mr Robinson, a retired bus and taxi driver, said: “I bought one of those tickets in good faith knowing what kind of weather there could be. I was quite prepared to get wet and watch my favourite team.
“If we’ve paid to sit in that stand we expect to, whether we get wet or not. That’s how it should be.
“I’ve thought of sending my season ticket back because I’m absolutely disgusted.”
But Giants managing director Richard Thewlis said the club was trying to do Mr Robinson a favour by offering them shelter from the elements.
Mr Thewlis said: “Quite simply the forecast was dreadful for the Warrington game – as it had been versus the Bulls when we moved people to the upper tier to keep dry – and we simply felt in the interests of customer satisfaction that it would be best to move people to the undercover areas of either side on stand rather than probably get soaked throughout in the open area of the Fantastic Media lower tier.
“Safety reasons mean we have to take these decisions a day or so at least ahead of the game, so if it doesn’t pour down with rain on the day, then I accept that it appears we are not delivering what we promised.
“What I would say though is that we are actually over-delivering with a dry seat side-on. We don’t want the current inclement weather to be a reason to miss games, so I guess all we are guilty of here is trying to do the right thing for our supporters.
“This is the first complaint of this nature we have had from over 1,500 people and indeed the vast majority have thanked us for our consideration.”