27K Sell-out in L.A. Last Night???

Discussion in 'San Jose Earthquakes' started by shasta, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. shasta

    shasta New Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    AEG SVCKS
    I watched the game last night hoping to see a few more L.A. own goals.

    Announcer said, "Sell-out crowd" and 27K attendance posted in the Merc today.

    The sideline we saw on T.V. looked to be about 55% - 60%.

    Padding the attendance stats????
     
  2. losgatosfan

    losgatosfan New Member

    Feb 21, 2005
    Los Gatos, CA
    It is tickets sold, not fans attending. I was visiting the LA boards the past week, and there were some posts saying that in order to get Real Madrid tickets fans had to buy tickets to this game and/or other games. Also, we've seen Quakes fans talk about how LA "sells" tickets by giving them away 2 for 1, etc.

    Having said that, I agree, the actual turnout was pretty sad, considering it was against New England and it was on a date that traditionally draws a lot of soccer fans.....something's not going well in LA based on that turnout.
     
  3. texgator

    texgator New Member

    Oct 28, 2003
    Plano
    The camera focuses on the high price sideline seats. I'm betting many of those are corporate tickets which might go unused on long weekends like this. I'm sure they had a decent crowd. When they panned over the cheaper sections a few times they looked pretty packed.
     
  4. Enge

    Enge Member

    Jan 28, 2004
    Frankenmuth MI
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When I was down there for the Cup final a couple years ago, it looked the same way. Between the restaraunt and the munchie stands, there are always a lot of people out of their seats. On TV it always looks like a lot of no shows, I think a lot of the people are up and about. Does anyone have firm stats on that?
     
  5. yellowbismark

    yellowbismark Member+

    Nov 7, 2000
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Club Tijuana
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was at the game last night and at the beginning it looked like about 18-20k and as the game went on the stands looked more full. I would guess 24-25k were there. There is a lot of standing room areas too, sometimes people prefer to stand and watch along the concourses. And as some have mentioned before, it was a requirement to buy tickets for this game to buy Real Madrid tickets. I attended the game on extra tickets that someone bought to go see Real Madrid.
     
  6. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Is anyone seriously concerned with the attendance at Galaxy games. They're one of the teams I'm not worried about I saw the recent DC game at Columbus. Now there's something to have me concerned. There were some people there, but on TV it came across as a "Dead" environment.
     
  7. i_heart_the_quakes

    i_heart_the_quakes New Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    Home at last!
    The DC-Cbus game Saturday was one of the better attended ones here this year. I didn't watch the replay afterward, but I don't doubt that it would come across as dead on the telly when the home team blows as much as the Crew does right now.
     
  8. wufc

    wufc Member

    May 1, 2005
    UC Irvine
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When I checked, there were quite a few people sitting on the hill. Plus, you always gotta check the 2nd half, because this is LA after all, no one comes for the first half.
     
  9. KMJvet

    KMJvet Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 26, 2001
    Quake Country
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think they pad their attendence numbers week in and week out.
     
  10. metroflip73

    metroflip73 Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    NYC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They had a camera shot from behind one of the goals looking across the field at the seats behind the far goal. Looked pretty packed to me.

    It's like a game in Argentina! Not many fans in midfield, but behind the goals is packed.
     
  11. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    I think what's happening is that due to LA traffic a quarter to half of the people don't make it to the match until the 40 minute mark or so. And then at 50 minutes another quarter to a half of the people start heading back to their cars to try to beat the traffic.
     
  12. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who cares? We have bigger concerns.
     
  13. Albany58

    Albany58 Member+

    Sep 14, 1999
    Concord, CA USA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Slightly off-topic from the subject of LA attendance, but did anyone else hear the NE announcers say that Sampson had called The Bruce and asked if he could have Mr. Judas back from the Nats Gold Cup camp for this game. The Bruce told him, and I am paraphrasing: "No way, if I do that, I'd have to send Noonan and Dempsey back, too." The more I hear about Sampson, the more I am convinced he is a total jagoff.
     
  14. FAS

    FAS Member

    Jun 5, 1999
    Los Gatos
    Yes, but the good news is that he's coaching the gals.
     
  15. losgatosfan

    losgatosfan New Member

    Feb 21, 2005
    Los Gatos, CA
    Yeah - they talked briefly about this last night on the television broadcast of the New England/LA game. If you want further entertainment, check out the LA boards, they are all upset that Arena won't let Donovan out of the Gold Cup during the Quarterfinal/Semifinal week so he can go play for the Gals in the Real Madrid friendly......
     
  16. G Enriquez

    G Enriquez Member+

    Apr 1, 2002
    Tampa
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Based on the view of the HDC from my couch. I would guess that there were about 25,000 fan's at the game.
    That's still a great turn out.
    Good job Galaxy.
     
  17. FAS

    FAS Member

    Jun 5, 1999
    Los Gatos
    Not related to the attendance but I wish FSC would improve on a few things.
    First off while it was okay to put the kid on TV couldn't they have done it during halftime instead of while the game was being played?

    Secondly, they could really improve their camera work over all, far to many zoom-ins on players, coaches etc. while the game is being played and then other times the camera pans out much too far.

    Thirdly they easily have the worst commentary teams, Chris Sullivan is okay but the others are boring and some even put me off wanting to watch (Bretos and Hopkins).

    Hopefully they'll improve by getting better camera crews and better commentators and saving the "human interest" stuff for halftime.
     
  18. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You mean you don't like it when Chris Sullivan sings in Italian for a few seconds or says stuff like "ticky-tacky" and "ta-ta-ta" with that pseudo-Euro-Latino accent (despite the fact that he's from here)? :D

    Seriously, though, I agree that he's a pretty good color analyst. :)

    GO SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES!!! :cool:


    -G
     
  19. losgatosfan

    losgatosfan New Member

    Feb 21, 2005
    Los Gatos, CA
    Who was the one that couldn't pronounce Shalrie Joseph's name last night, kept calling him "Sharlie"?

    I kept thinking of the line in Airplane!..."and stop calling me Shirley"!
     
  20. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That might have been Sullivan.

    I know that it was Sullivan who kept calling Grabavoy "Grabavov" for much of the game. :D

    GO SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES!!! :cool:


    -G
     
  21. FAS

    FAS Member

    Jun 5, 1999
    Los Gatos
    LOL, if he stopped doing this i'd rate him good instead of okay
     
  22. FAS

    FAS Member

    Jun 5, 1999
    Los Gatos
    I'd like if they gave Ray Hudson the nationally televised games, he's the best one I've heard on Fox.
     
  23. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just imagine the broadcasting tandem of Christopher Sullivan and Ray Hudson. :eek:

    Which one of them would be the play-by-play announcer and which would be the color analyst? :confused:

    GO SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES!!! :cool:


    -G
     
  24. sonofapitch

    sonofapitch New Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    Novato, CA
    I'm right there with you on the "kid during the game" thing. I think it's great that MLS is kid-friendly and I have no problem with that interview but I totally agree that there is no need to go away from the game for that.

    I also had the volume muted because of the homer LA announcers on the telecast. It's funny how the team with the best record in the league never got credit for playing good defense whenever LA's attack got snuffed--instead, it was just poor execution by LA.

    My whole evening was made when NE put the ball in the net on the next to last touch of the game. I'll be holding this one in reserve for the next time we get an earfull from the Galactoscum about blowing a game at home. Especially for them, it could be catastrophic if things turn sour for them at home. Everybody already knows they can't win on the road. :)
     
  25. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    Yeah, Hudson should be doing nationally televised games. He'd add a lot of personality, passion, and excitement to the games and I think ratings would go up as a result.
     

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