PDL vs. NPSL

Discussion in 'United Soccer Leagues' started by olujosh, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. cristoforo7

    cristoforo7 New Member

    May 14, 2003
    Chico is on hiatus until 2008. Apparently they are trying to work out home stadium issues with Chico State Univ.

    Some NPSL clubs draw great, and some so-so and some not very well at all. Just like PDL clubs. I don't think there is much difference here between the NPSL and PDL if you average out the numbers.

    And it doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the quality of the play on the field. For example, I remember looking at PDL's Orange County Blue Star's attendance numbers and they were horrendous-- 50 to 150 fans at each game, at least early in the season in 2005 IIRC. But the Blue Star team has been an excellent on field performer over the last few years.

    Albuquerque's attendance has been outstanding, relatively speaking. Several thousand for the Western Conference championship game, as I recall.
     
  2. "username"

    "username" Member

    Loudoun SC
    United States
    Mar 20, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    I'd say that both leagues have exceeded expectations at this point in time
     
    Matthew Johnson repped this.
  3. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Country:
    United States
    chungachanga repped this.
  4. SJJ

    SJJ Member

    Sep 20, 1999
    Royal Oak, MI, USA
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Country:
    United States
    That article has a bunch of cost-revenue numbers down-to-the-penny, if you are into the money aspect of this game.
     
  5. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Country:
    United States
    in summary...a very innovative, smart, techie still manages to lose $20K...though I suspect that if he owned concessions he would be much closer to break even. If he could find a way in order to sell beer he'd likely be in the financial black.
     
    Matthew Johnson and panicfc repped this.
  6. GalaxyKoa

    GalaxyKoa Member+

    Jul 18, 2007
    North County
    Club:
    Los Angeles
    Country:
    United States
    Shows how owning your own yard is a game changer at any level. Concessions, beer, parking, not having to pay for field rental (which was his single biggest operating expense).
     
    msilverstein47 repped this.
  7. ThePonchat

    ThePonchat Member

    Columbus Crew SC
    United States
    Jan 10, 2013
    NKY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Country:
    United States
    Tobacco Road FC moving from NPSL to PDL for 2017.
     
  8. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Country:
    Italy
    How about this thread?

    Feb 9, 2007

    Guess my prediction came true...
     
    "username" and panicfc repped this.
  9. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Country:
    United States
    [​IMG]
    Connecticut Pro Soccer
    Yesterday at 11:00am ·
    In opening round matches of the U.S. Open Cup, there were 11 matches played between NPSL and PDL teams. The game between Chicago FC United and Grand Rapids FC was postponed until tonight. In the remaining 10 matches, there were 5 victories for PDL and 5 victories for NPSL. Clearly, at the top end, the two leagues are very comparable...
     

Share This Page