News: 2020 Season and Virus Talk

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  1. juvechelsea

    juvechelsea Member+

    Feb 15, 2006
    austin fc supposedly has like 30k seat deposits, and will not be stuck with cheap owners in 15 year old notions of how to present mls games.

    fcd is committed to their kids and presumably starting to make money off selling academy kids like richards and mckennie. and moving ahead of us in the standings again.

    it will get ugly this offseason if we fall apart and will get worse in 2021 if we don't get our act together.
     
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  2. ElNaranja

    ElNaranja Member+

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Jul 16, 2017
    Until further notice, Austin has a worse ownership than ours. Now if they add someone with money andb rains, thatll change.

    And I cant believe you guys slight the idea of signing a Chilean National Teamer as a 'nobody'

    (At least that is how they'll spin it)
     
  3. CeltTexan

    CeltTexan Member+

    Sep 21, 2000
    Houston, TX USA
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Austin's new owner is a real piece of work. Like undercutting his own Crew operations to force a move.
    Envision the movie plot to Major League and the new owner submarines her Cleveland Indians to force a move. Funny thing is, the NFL owner from Cleveland went in on MLS and saved the Crew!

    It doesn't get any uglier that losing to bottom feeder Cincinnati!
     
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  4. ElNaranja

    ElNaranja Member+

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Jul 16, 2017
    Eh, we lost to bottom feeder Toronto when they came in...and just about every other expansion franchise first go out. Almost like we suck at scouting. Weird, huh?
     
  5. Westside Cosmo

    Westside Cosmo Member+

    Oct 4, 2007
    H-Town
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    All of this is true and accurate and Precourt appears shady - but they are spending $200 million on the stadium and are first in the market with a pro sports team and will get a ton of those deposits converted. Stadium is in an odd location with minimal parking - sort of a force fit - but they will be strong economically out of the gate like a Portland.
     
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  6. Westside Cosmo

    Westside Cosmo Member+

    Oct 4, 2007
    H-Town
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I do have to give @CeltTexan proper respect for being probably one of the 50 people who remember the FOs ill-advised attempt at La Doce Norte sponsored by Budweiser as an artificial supporters group. IIRC, they had some sort low rider parade or other extremely ethnic pandering event about that same time.
     
  7. CeltTexan

    CeltTexan Member+

    Sep 21, 2000
    Houston, TX USA
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Correct!
    Our Dynamo will beat an Atlanta 4-0, at a time when that in no way should be happening. And yet do the reverse and lose to a Cincy team when everything says that should not happen!
    Or how we always got run off the field by Stevie Nichols Revs team in league play. But meet that same team in a Cup Final n we get by them in historical fashion! Houston sports teams are like this.
     
  8. CeltTexan

    CeltTexan Member+

    Sep 21, 2000
    Houston, TX USA
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And the way AEG outta California pandered to our Texas Latino community. No wonder California is so screw loose on getting along out there. Genuine is a word they have never heard.
     
  9. Westside Cosmo

    Westside Cosmo Member+

    Oct 4, 2007
    H-Town
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    BTW, I didn’t do a comparison to 2019, but it looked like they carved up the seating into like 18 different areas or price categories which seems a bit much for a very basic stadium layout.
     
  10. CeltTexan

    CeltTexan Member+

    Sep 21, 2000
    Houston, TX USA
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Historically in our nation's college gridiron scene, a University will have their home stadium carved into very simple seating arrangements.
    First and most important are STH and their school alumni as such. These get placed on the choice sideline seats as desired.
    Second is the band. Their location. Most often in a corner.
    Third is the student's section. In one endzone. Most likely in conjunction with the band's location.
    Fourth is the game day sales or flex package seats. Found all over the stadium.
    Lastly, the visitors section. Often behind the visitor's bench or way up in the upper decks.
    It really can be this simple for American soccer stadiums. Our FO can make their work less by the sections and more by who you want to sit next to for 90 minutes. Or stand as hinchada life goes! VAMO'!!!
     
  11. nbrooks503

    nbrooks503 Previously Held @Dynamo Hostage From 2008-2019

    Jun 1, 2008
    Disgruntled Former STH - Fairweather Bandwaggoner
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh no - they're not bringing back the band.
     
  12. Westside Cosmo

    Westside Cosmo Member+

    Oct 4, 2007
    H-Town
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So who’s pumped up to buy 2020 season tickets after tonight’s performance!!!
     
  13. nbrooks503

    nbrooks503 Previously Held @Dynamo Hostage From 2008-2019

    Jun 1, 2008
    Disgruntled Former STH - Fairweather Bandwaggoner
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Funny you should mention that because one of the pre-game promos was an interview with the new guy in charge of ticket sales pumping up the new mandatory system where you have to sign some legalese document that automatically renews your "membership" at the end of every July unless you remember to tell them to FO.

    Email went out yesterday announcing renewals. I spoke to a bunch of people today that are so pi$$ed off they can't see straight and a confidential source told me that the FO has a vision. I opined that the vision involved the supporters groups and I was not corrected. They are going to bleed season ticket holders.
     
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  14. Dynam0

    Dynam0 Member

    Arsenal
    Feb 3, 2018
    Houston, Texas USA
    Nat'l Team:
    Panama
    I'll be watching from home next season. I just sent my opt-out form:

    We are sorry to see you go. If you have any additional questions, comments or concerns please reach out to your account manager or the service team at (713)-276-7500. We hope to welcome you back to the Forever Orange family in the future! Go Dynamo!
     
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  15. nbrooks503

    nbrooks503 Previously Held @Dynamo Hostage From 2008-2019

    Jun 1, 2008
    Disgruntled Former STH - Fairweather Bandwaggoner
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not opting out of anything because I never opted in. I removed my credit card details from my account.

    I guarantee that this lame auto reply is going to bite them. We need a Sunderland Til I Die type FO-Season Ticket Holder intervention in person where they actually have to explain what their vision is and how they intend to accomplish it.
     
  16. AcetheTigah

    AcetheTigah Member+

    Apr 6, 2005
    Woodlands, TX
    Brooksie, I understand all the emotions you are going through, I too bought season tickets day one in 2006 with really not having any expectations and then quickly gel in love with a hard nosed coach who really understood the league and the American player. This love affair continued as the cast of characters changed and evolved and then it faded into a strong fondness after the stadium was built and Dom left.

    the goodwill remained despite the ineptitude and poor results until now when you have decided enough is enough and I need a financial divorce from all this because it’s so disrespectful being used this way.

    You are going through stages of grief from pushing away something you have loved and invested in emotionally and financially - and it really hurts.
     
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  17. Dynam0

    Dynam0 Member

    Arsenal
    Feb 3, 2018
    Houston, Texas USA
    Nat'l Team:
    Panama
    I was on auto-renew, so I had to opt-out before the end of July, which is ridiculous, given the season runs March-Oct. I will remove my CC info from FlashSeats too, just in case they decide I didn't really mean to cancel my seats.
     
  18. MLSNHTOWN

    MLSNHTOWN Member+

    Oct 27, 1999
    Houston, TX
    Look, the strongest most ardent supporters of this team are losing interest and not renewing. I can't fathom they can continue to be financially viable if they keep this up. No matter how good they are at purchasing good young players and selling for a profit.
     
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  19. nbrooks503

    nbrooks503 Previously Held @Dynamo Hostage From 2008-2019

    Jun 1, 2008
    Disgruntled Former STH - Fairweather Bandwaggoner
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just in case any of the Executive Staff of the FO are monitoring, I think I'll leave this here. Binge watch it on Netflix and live and learn

     
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  20. DynamoManiac

    DynamoManiac Member+

    Jan 27, 2014
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    The latter part being something they've yet to actually successfully execute on.
     
  21. ElNaranja

    ElNaranja Member+

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Jul 16, 2017
    Who has Jordan sold/traded for profit? Anyone? I dont think he was in charge during the Cameron fiasco. And I cant think of anyone else besides.
     
  22. nbrooks503

    nbrooks503 Previously Held @Dynamo Hostage From 2008-2019

    Jun 1, 2008
    Disgruntled Former STH - Fairweather Bandwaggoner
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I added the subtitles to this for all of you that don't understand English.

     
  23. Ethos

    Ethos Member

    Houston Dynamo
    Apr 28, 2019
    Houston
    What amazes me is the absolute and complete lack of advertising. The only billboard I have ever seen is the one where Hardy Toll meets 610 and that one is not the most visible.

    It seems the FO would actually want to do that to boost the image. I mean, what company doesn't want that. After all, a team is a business. They do these soccer nights out, meet the player events (I met Fuenmayor at a Specs) but unless you are plugged into the Dynamo you would never know about them.

    We fans seem to be doing more just by wearing our gear out in town.
     
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  24. CeltTexan

    CeltTexan Member+

    Sep 21, 2000
    Houston, TX USA
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That video of the Sunderland AFC FO suits having an honest sit down over a pint with their ardent sponsors and club supporters is the very first thing I would do when looking to turn our now struggling MLS team around!
    Good find Naranja Nigel!
     
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  25. Westside Cosmo

    Westside Cosmo Member+

    Oct 4, 2007
    H-Town
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good thoughts here. Even though I am the most critical and ardent whiner on here about the operation of the club, it'd be nice to have some reason to come back into the fold. Sadly, the club is offering nothing compelling for folks to buy season tickets IMO either on the business or soccer side. The club abandoned the fans, not the other way around. I stayed thru 2016 but others had bled off in 2015. Now you've got IMO a sizable portion of the legacy Dynamo fanbase who won't spend money on the team now out of principle rather than preference.

    What's disappointing about the rollout of the 2020 Membership Club is that I expected more out of John Walker just because he seemed qualified and competent vs. Canetti who was always overmatched as a sports executive in soccer. But its more of the same Zig Zigler pump up stuff from sales guys while trying to hide the banana with all sorts of automatic enrollments and opt-outs and artificial "discounts" for season ticket holders while ownership won't invest in the roster at any level commensurate with the market size.

    All I can surmise is the business side of the Dynamo conceded that ownership will never spend on the roster so they are going to market everything but the actual team and on-field product.

    Look at the below slogan for the membership stuff:

    THIS GAME IS SPECIAL.
    WHEN POLITICS AND POLICIES CAN
    DIVIDE US, THIS GAME UNITES US.
    IN A CITY THAT SPEAKS MORE THAN
    145 LANGUAGES, THIS GAME SERVES
    AS OUR COMMON TONGUE.
    WHEN SO MUCH ATTENTION IS GIVEN TO DISSENSION, THIS GAME CREATES COMMUNITY.
    IN AN AGE SO FOCUSED ON TECHNOLOGY, THIS GAME SHOWCASES OUR HUMANITY.
    THROUGH THE HIGHS AND THE LOWS,
    THIS GAME CREATES BONDS.
    THIS GAME CREATES MEMORIES.
    THIS GAME CREATES COMMON GROUND.
    THROUGH IT ALL,
    THIS GAME BRINGS HOUSTON TOGETHER.
     
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