2011-2012 Offseason Thread: League Wide Info II

Discussion in 'New England Revolution' started by patfan1, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Enfield,CT /NK, RI
    New England Revolution
    United States
    I hope Burns is negotiating with players of that level. Good pick up
  2. bayernrevs

    bayernrevs Member

    Jul 5, 2005
    Best laugh of the day.
  3. The Magpie

    The Magpie Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Cambridge, MA
    Hopefully the Revs can afford postage for the DVD.
  4. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    New England Revolution
    United States
    Really shows you what some teams are trying to do ... and then there's us.
  5. SeñorFutbol

    SeñorFutbol Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    This is probably Burns' negotiating tactic with German Nat'l team players...

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  6. MLSFan123

    MLSFan123 Member+

    Mar 21, 2011
    Boston Area
    New England Revolution
    United States
    This is a good read to see how another club who was slow to acclimate to MLS 2.0 is doing


    On selling out games and building a fanbase:

    "That’s simple too, you’ve got to have season tickets. The foundation of any professional sports franchise, I don’t care what league it is or what sport it is, is you’ve got to have season ticket holders. We tripled season tickets last year, we’ll double season tickets this year, we’re already up 40% over last year and that was a week ago. We’re selling at a pretty rapid pace, our ticket sales department is, I want to say 300 times larger than when I started. It’s a large group and they’re all trained."

  7. Revs in 2010

    Revs in 2010 Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
    Dedham, MA
    New England Revolution
    United States
    I'm not going to leap to conclusions here, but 300 times larger? If their ticket sales was ten, it's now 3 thousand? I guess that they would have to have a ticket rep for each account holder to do that.:D I think maybe he was looking for 300%.

    Had Mike Burns said the same things, he would be pilloried for this error. Also other than growing the ticket sales group, what Doug Quinn had to say is the same stuff the Revs have said to us this year.
  8. RevsLiverpool

    RevsLiverpool Member+

    Nov 12, 2005
    Liverpool FC
    United States
    Great point on the sales team growth, caught that too. But then again, it is sales so.. :D

    For Burnsie, I doubt he'd comment on STH growth etc. That's Bilello's area - I doubt Burnsie is a business guy with any type of control over off-field stuff. He's more of a quasi-technical local figurehead clutching onto a soccer gig as long as he can.

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