Attendance at Arrowhead tonight

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by Bootsy Collins, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good lord. This is probably the worst I've seen this year, of any game with any teams.

    The numbers will come out with some official figure of 7000-something, no doubt. But it doesn't look like there's 500 in view.
     
  2. lemons

    lemons Member

    United States
    Nov 20, 2004
    Club:
    Atlanta United FC
    I was just thinking that. That's the problem with Kansas City. It'd be nice to have a team there, but if they keep drawing crowds like this, they may be forced to move.
     
  3. wufc

    wufc Member

    May 1, 2005
    UC Irvine
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think Wizards will set the record for lowest season attendance average. Probably not even close. With a new owner, at least you'll see SOME advertising and of course, a TV deal.
     
  4. yellowbismark

    yellowbismark Member+

    Nov 7, 2000
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Club Tijuana
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know this has been brought up a million times others, but I hate those "A Current Affair" soundeffects!! What jackass is responsible for that brilliant idea? I know, I know, preaching to the choir.

    At least with the small crowd you can hear the Mystics.
     
  5. scaryice

    scaryice Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    They have no respect for fans.
     
  6. emp2b3

    emp2b3 Member

    Apr 24, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yeah they are catering to a crowd that I think just isn't showing up in big numbers. Not that they are really catering to anyone since there is zero advertising, the don't have a tv deal etc....
    I truly think that with a SSS and new ownership the team could consistently draw well (last year and most years before that they were in the middle of attendence figures), but can understand why some could disagree.
     
  7. capitalist

    capitalist New Member

    Nov 13, 2004
  8. joehooligan0303

    joehooligan0303 Member+

    Dec 16, 2001
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Please see my location to the left.
    My mind still hasnt changed.
     
  9. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    Farewell Sweet Prince
    Jan 9, 2004
    Gentrification's Edge.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union

    agreed. it almost seems like everyone has given up on that team and market. San Jose at least isnt going down without a fight.
     
  10. wufc

    wufc Member

    May 1, 2005
    UC Irvine
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You spoke a minute too soon. Tonight may be their lowest crowd ever.
     
  11. Evil Genius

    Evil Genius Member

    Jun 6, 2004
    Southern Minnesota
    Well now we can find out:

    MLSnet.com Official Attendance: 5,519
     
  12. joehooligan0303

    joehooligan0303 Member+

    Dec 16, 2001
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I dont care what the official attendances are announced at, there is way more people at the SJ game than at the KC. I dont care about the difference in stadium size either.
     
  13. SgtSchultz

    SgtSchultz Member

    Jul 11, 2001
    Parts Unknown
    Its over for KC. Lamar never wanted the Dallas franchise. Yet, that franchise is on the way to profitability. He has tried to make KC work. Too bad for KC, but this will be your last season. We are watching a funeral march.
     
  14. lemons

    lemons Member

    United States
    Nov 20, 2004
    Club:
    Atlanta United FC
    KC can be moved, but San Jose has got to stay in Northern California.
     
  15. OldFanatic

    OldFanatic Member

    Jan 12, 2004
    Bay Area
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Out of Arrowhead.
     
  16. Michael CM1

    Michael CM1 New Member

    Jun 5, 2002
    Atlanta, Georgia: US
    Chicago drew under 9k and is getting a bloody new stadium. What the heck is going on in Chicago? The Cubs and Sox aren't THAT entertaining. What makes it more hilarious is the fact that Chivas thought about putting the USA team in Chicago.

    Meanwhile DC United hasn't drawn under 15,000 with that crappy playing surface. Way to go Barra Brava and other people going to see DC.
     
  17. JMMUSA8

    JMMUSA8 New Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Webster
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well 4 championships will do that, plus a teenage phenomenon. It's easy when the league helps you out.

    As for KC, I think that seals their deal. What group or person is going to want to buy a franchise that can only bring in 5 and a half thousand. KC fans can bitch all they want, but if they don't show up, then there's not going to be a team, and that's too bad. I don't care about KC, move them to a market that is actually excited about soccer, well at least more then five and half thousand of them.
     
  18. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    Farewell Sweet Prince
    Jan 9, 2004
    Gentrification's Edge.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    meanwhile, the SJ crowd looked good tonight. Now the question is, which team is moving, and where?
     
  19. BBBulldog

    BBBulldog Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Dinamo Zagreb
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    Thanks MLS!!!
     
  20. PJohnson

    PJohnson Member+

    DC United
    Dec 16, 2004
    South Dakota
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If I were to venture a guess, I would say 1,500 people in attendance. The other 4,000 must have been unused season tickets. I'm sorry to say that doesn't look very good for KC.

    But I'm still going to hold out hope that they pull a SSS and new I/O out of their ass and that there is a happy ending. :)
     
  21. Michael CM1

    Michael CM1 New Member

    Jun 5, 2002
    Atlanta, Georgia: US
    Kansas City first for the obvious reasons. The San Jose folks support their team more and the rivalry with LA is even bigger now. Something to build on there. KFC (Kansas F#%^in' City!) obviously has a hard time drawing fans. I bet they get moved to Houston since it's not relatively far away and I'm guessing Houston is one of the closest to being ready. Seattle, Toronto, Portland, or Philly wouldn't surprise me.

    By the way, anybody seen the Marlins lately? They can't draw crap either as well as the Devil Rays. I think Florida can't support either baseball OR soccer very well. Good news for the whole contraction thing. Makes MLS not look so bad.
     
  22. wufc

    wufc Member

    May 1, 2005
    UC Irvine
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Florida is a BLACK HOLE for sports franchises. The Miami Heat, even with Shaq on board, only sold out some of their games. The Dolphins a few years back couldn't sell out their playoff game before the blackout deadline (I'm not sure if the game was blacked out or not, the NFL is not used to it). And although Florida is a great baseball state, most fans don't give a damn about their home teams, you'll see a lot of Yankees fans down there.
     
  23. JMMUSA8

    JMMUSA8 New Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Webster
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Old people don't go to sport events when they can watch it on tv. They are the cheapest people ever. If it weren't for coupons they'd all be dead.
     
  24. 352gialloblu

    352gialloblu New Member

    Jun 16, 2003
    England
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Cubs, Sox, Taste of Chicago, fireworks, Wednesday Night, no advertising whatsover, front office staff changes, getting our own place next year makes us feel safe, team sucked last year, parking is really expensive, stars left for Europe, Dave Sarachan can't figure out how to use substitutes...need I go on? :D

    The fact that we are pretty close to our median on a wednesday night is good. The fact that our median is 9207 is what we need to work on. Still, we have another doubleheader, so we'll keep the average up. Plus, a lot of people are going to watch the Fire play AC Milan whose tickets won't get counted in the average, but we still get the money.

    KC is a shame, because they have a good team with a decent history. Still, it's a WEDNESDAY NIGHT people, they have always been bad...
     
  25. Michael CM1

    Michael CM1 New Member

    Jun 5, 2002
    Atlanta, Georgia: US
    You forgot about University of Miami football. As good as they are they can only sell out against FSU. Meanwhile drive a little north and FSU, Florida, Georgia, Auburn, Alabama, Tennessee, and South Carolina can sell out every game. It's as if you head south of the panhandle and nobody gives a poot about attending sporting events.
     

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