USA v Costa Rica September 1, Red Bull Arena NJ

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  1. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The next qualifier
     
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  2. RoleModel83

    RoleModel83 Member

    Jul 27, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    officially official now?
     
  3. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
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    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Red Bull arena is not officially confirmed but I guess strongly rumored :(
     
  4. UnitedBorn

    UnitedBorn Member+

    Dec 7, 2015
    301
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Got a hotel booked. Driving up from DC so no need for anything else.
     
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  5. phillyfan593

    phillyfan593 Member

    Jul 20, 2011
    Anyone hear anything?
     
  6. cthomer5000

    cthomer5000 Member+

    Apr 23, 2007
    Raleigh NC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Pretty sure BOFA confirmed it
     
  7. PabloSanDiego

    PabloSanDiego Member+

    West Ham United
    United States
    Jan 18, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've asked around, and from what I've heard NOT confirmed....yet. Just very strong rumors. I am ready to book flights to Newark as soon as it's announced. Also plan to get tickets for Yanks-Red Sox the next day in Yankee Stadium. But I don't want to pay for flights until there's something more firm.
     
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  8. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What is BOFA?

    U.S. Soccer's schedule doesn't have a site yet. FIFA says Red Bull Arena.
     
  9. PabloSanDiego

    PabloSanDiego Member+

    West Ham United
    United States
    Jan 18, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interesting that the FIFA web site lists Red Bull Arena for the Costa Rica match which I've been told is not official yet. Yet FIFA doesn't list a venue for the final home match v Panama which has been officially announced (quite some time ago) as Orlando.
     
  10. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
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    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FIFA hasn't been the most reliable site in the past. Seems like they just have some intern randomly inputting this info.
     
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  11. Starman*

    Starman* Member

    United States
    Mar 28, 2017
    For the people here who have probably done this alot more than me: will flights to Newark airport go up or down in price from here on out?
     
  12. Eddie Stiel

    Eddie Stiel Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Both. My strategy is to chart prices daily or at least several times a week to get a sense of what is a good fare and grab it when I know I can do the trip. I'd say that 6 to 8 weeks is the sweet spot, but every situation is different. Under 4 weeks, it's generally hard to get good fares, especially for this game on Labor Day weekend.

    US Soccer isn't making it easy with the delay in officially announcing the venue and the ticketing procedure. I expect that we won't have ticket confirmation until 4 or 5 weeks before the match after suffering through another lottery.
     
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  13. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
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    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It totally depends on a host of factors like where you are flying from. But generally rule of thumb is price goes up
     
  14. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
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    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well I would say it makes a U shape actually. Very far out like 3 months plus the price will be high. Then it will drop a bit and as people buy up the tickets the price will rise. Within a week of the flight usually the prices are the highest because airlines try to capture last minute business travelers who absolutely must be somewhere and don't buy their own tickets.
     
  15. PabloSanDiego

    PabloSanDiego Member+

    West Ham United
    United States
    Jan 18, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fare fluctuations aren't really consistent as there are a lot of factors and it's all computer driven. It's all about loading and the computer's sales forecast. If sales are lagging then some lower priced seats might open up, but if the flights are filling up, then you're left with seats at the higher fare classes. As this is a holiday weekend, I think low priced seats aren't going to open up in the later part of the week before, and that Monday (Labor Day) will be expensive. If you're willing to leave the SAT (especially) or SUN after the game though, you'll probably do OK. I fly a lot and track this stuff but really it's all sort of a mystery! Sometimes it doesn't seem to make sense.

    Right now I'm looking at roundtrips from California in the mid $500 range which isn't bad. But with US Soccer not locking this down, I'm not ready to buy the flights and then have to deal with change fees if it gets announced for somewhere else. I also want to go to the Yankees-Red Sox game the next day on Saturday! But I know those tickets will be around.
     
  16. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
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    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    One thing, at least for me, is I have a good idea based on distance what a good fare is from my hub. Ex. standard fare to central America is about $500. If a ticket is $500 then I don't really need to buy because it's only going to go up in the most extreme circumstances. But if I see something for $250 I'm going to buy it because that won't be around long.

    For new york it's about $300 mean which is where it's at right now, so no rush to buy now.
     
  17. phillyfan593

    phillyfan593 Member

    Jul 20, 2011
    2 months away from the match and they haven't announced the venue lol
     
  18. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
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    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I mean at this point I wouldn't even be surprised if they announce the lottery on Sunday before the game.
     
  19. TRUEAGGIE

    TRUEAGGIE Member

    Jan 26, 2005
    Las Vegas
    I was told by an insider that an announcement would be coming in the next few days as contracts with ???? have nearly been finalized.
     
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  20. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
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    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    One thing I love about Southwest is their change policy. Finally caved and bought $170 one way to New York. If the game is moved I can still change the ticket.
     
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  21. phillyfan593

    phillyfan593 Member

    Jul 20, 2011
    Grant wahl just tweeted it. Nothing from from USA soccer yet.
     
  22. PabloSanDiego

    PabloSanDiego Member+

    West Ham United
    United States
    Jan 18, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm hoping for an official announcement tomorrow, except a lot of people have tomorrow off with Tuesday being a holiday. I guess it's pretty much a done deal now though, I might just go and grab my plane tickets now. Then think about working on tickets.
     
  23. phillyfan593

    phillyfan593 Member

    Jul 20, 2011

    USA soccer does a poor job with the way they handle these games. They wait too long to announce. The lottery to get tickets is awful. Etc
     
  24. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
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    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is a bit like saying Venezuela has poor governance.
     
  25. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is ridiculous. How do we not have a locked down venue for this World Cup qualifier at this point? Terrible planning. If I hadn't already decided to take Amtrak up to attend the US Open the day before this qualifier, I would be really pissed about how ussoccer is jerking us around. I'm STILL annoyed, as I would like to plan the entire weekend, and this is making it very difficult for me.
     
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