Copa America Centenario ticket prices outrageous!

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  1. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    There were 45K to see mostly Argentina benchers against a bad Bolivia team.
    I think there will be more than that to witness the biggest USA match on US soil since 1994.
     
  2. jass

    jass Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Club:
    Parana Curitiba
    Country:
    Mexico
    Orlando was a mistake. Should have done Atlanta

    :laugh:

    You havent been reading the thread. Games have been getting under 15k exactly because they didnt lower prices
     
  3. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    It should have been Miami instead of Orlando but stadium renovations to lure a Super bowl were of higher priority.

    Atlanta would have been cool but the turf situation was a little worse than Orlando.
     
  4. mfw13

    mfw13 Member

    Jul 19, 2003
    Seattle
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Maybe that was the announced attendance, but in reality attendance was around 30K....lots of empty seats all over the stadium. Given the configuration that was used, 45K would have required every available seat to be filled (like they are for Sounders games).
     
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  5. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Whatever the case may be I read that as of yesterday 42K tickets have been sold for the QF match between USA and Ecuador.
    Between today and tomorrow and walk -ups I am hoping 50-55k show up.
    It is arguably the biggest game in US soccer history on US soil since 1994.
     
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  6. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    California
    You don't know me, and that's unnecessarily obnoxious. And, I think we are largely talking about different things.

    I haven't seen all of the attendance numbers for all the first round games, but I believe only 2 of the first 8 games had attendance under 20,000 (and both were in Orlando). You're correct about face value being important if it's a venue where they haven't sold tickets initially, but we are largely talking about a fairly healthy resale market that has evolved in part from the venue ticket packages. At Levi's, you could get tickets this past Monday for the URUvJAM game at 75% or more below face value. For this Saturday's game, it's currently above 2 times more and I won't be surprised if it breaks 3 time over face value. Should they have reduced the price on the tickets by half initially so that people didn't lose as much on the one game and could have made even more on this Saturday's game? And, I'd guess it ends up at 55,000 or more for tomorrow's USA game, so we can complain about the prices, but how far off were they?

    Perhaps there are a few venues and a few matchups where they should have considered some alternate pricing to get more tickets into the market place once they saw that the matchup wasn't going to bring a large crowd. I'd love to have seen them adopt a program to give away (or sell very cheaply) tickets that were still unsold 48 hours before kickoff to youth soccer players and their families. But these examples are the exception not the norm, attendance has generally been pretty positive, and for the most part, as i said before, prices in the abundant resale market are being driven by supply and demand.
     
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  7. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    California
    I'm guessing it cracks 55,000. Fingers crossed, and sad that I won't be there.
     
  8. MetroChile

    MetroChile Member+

    Jan 13, 2001
    NJ; Valpo.
    Club:
    Santiago Wanderers
    Country:
    Chile
    Parking was actually reasonably priced at LFF. Btw, that stadium is the most organized in terms of leaving the facility.
     
  9. sidspaceman

    sidspaceman Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 20, 2002
    AMÉRICA DE CALI
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Country:
    Colombia
    Bigger then the Confed cup game against Mexico last year?
     
  10. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    It could be argued.
     
  11. stanger

    stanger BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 29, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Country:
    United States
    Biggest friendly maybe.

    USNMT plays their biggest games in the Hex, and the biggest of the Hex are played in Columbus.
     
  12. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    That can be argued tpo.
    Hence, I said arguably and not definitively.
     
  13. jass

    jass Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Club:
    Parana Curitiba
    Country:
    Mexico
    Very interesting.

    USA game: "One of the most the most affordable tickets in the Copa ...the match has an overall median price of $159."

    Colombia: "match has a get-in of $224 and median price of $350."

    Mexico: "Fans can get into Levi’s Stadium for $226 in section 417, while the median ticket price is a whopping $387."

    Argentina: "fans can attend for $81 – the lowest get-in price of the quarterfinals – and a median price of $175."

    English-language marketing has been a complete an utter failure when the home team is the easiest ticket to get!
     
  14. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    It is all about supply and demand. Marketing is not the main issue. The Fans of the other teams are willing to pay more money.
     
  15. jass

    jass Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Club:
    Parana Curitiba
    Country:
    Mexico
    Please. Marketing runs the world. Demand is created by marketing.

    The fact is, most Americans have no idea the tournament is even happening because english-language marketing has been a complete failure. You cant buy tickets for something you dont know about.
     
  16. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Sep 4, 2010
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    Marketing is a part of it but it is not the main reason as to why tickets on the secondary market are more expensive for the other matches.
     
  17. johnblue123

    johnblue123 Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    Got my quarterfinals tickets in the upper section at Levi's weeks ago for $80 (including shipping costs). I speculated it would be Mexico & Chile and luckily I got it right. Same tickets are now going for no less than $240 on resale market. Even ticketmaster had tickets available for 250-260. I'm not sure if that was resale. The face value on the tickets is $71 (excluding shipping).

    Of course, I also speculated in getting $23 field level tickets ($91 face value) to the Uruguay Jamaica matchup hoping Suarez would be healthy and that Uruguay would be needing a result in that game. Neither was true and I got stuck with tickets to a dead game. It was still fun and was 12 rows from the field.
     
  18. johnblue123

    johnblue123 Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    I don't care how much marketing is done, the fact is not many people are going to go to games to watch Jamaica, Haiti, Bolivia, or some of these other countries for the outrageous prices much less on a Monday or Tuesday night. There just aren't many fans of those countries in the US or making the trip out here. Also have to consider the NBA finals are on. If there were market based pricing for those games with a lesser demand, then adjusting prices downward as some have suggested would have increased attendance. They would have made money on parking, food, and merchandise.
     
  19. #170 Y tu mama tambien, Jun 16, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2016
    In fact, the home team's tickets are clearly the hardest to get.

    In fact, over the last 5 games (two friendlies, three CA group stage) where the US or MEX has played, MEX has outdrawn the US 34.1K to 17.7K.

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    And 60% of those in the Colombia game where Colombian.

    For all this "One Nation. One Team" stuff.... we know which team is America's team.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_men's_national_soccer_team#2010.E2.80.93present
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico_national_football_team#Results_and_fixtures
     
  20. Chinombre

    Chinombre Member

    Feb 4, 2016
    Props to the Mexican supporters. I can't even imagine how much of a home field advantage they'd have if they ever convince/bribe a federation to host a major tourney.
     
  21. mfw13

    mfw13 Member

    Jul 19, 2003
    Seattle
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    The only people for whom these types of prices are rich people....
     
  22. Fixed decimal points.

    In fact, over the last 5 games (two friendlies, three CA group stage) where the US or MEX has played, MEX has outdrawn the US 341K to 177K.
     
  23. M

    M Member+

    Feb 18, 2000
    Via Ventisette
    I got resale tickets for the QF a couple of weeks ago for $80. My logic was the same as yours, namely that Mexico v Chile was the most likely matchup. Like you, I got stuck with a ticket for that Uruguay game; glad I paid so little for it!
     
  24. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    California
    FYI,
    There have been tickets available in the final minutes leading up to the USAvECU game for under $50.
     

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