Edmonton fans, are ya out there?

Discussion in 'FC Edmonton' started by longballer, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    any news on the 2013 jerseys ?
     
  2. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. pate

    pate Member+

    Jun 12, 2007
    Provo, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, it looks like I have a reason to follow the Eddies from afar. I've already got local PDL and MLS teams, so adding a NASL team is a good thing.

    Anything I should know about the team and culture around it?
     
  4. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    NY Cosmos at FC Edmonton
    Attendance:
    3,180
     
  5. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That Cosmos effect.
     
  6. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As the Crew fans like to say, Massive.
     
  7. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    That's good for Edmonton (averaging 2182 so far this year) but their high was 3474 just before the end of the spring schedule.

    The glass half full is that attendance is improving. The glass half empty is that it is still pretty low for viable D2 soccer.
     
  8. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    3,180 is good/ok for an average, not so good for a season high :(
     
  9. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    History shows that something like 5000 average is what it takes to support a D2 team long term so that the team is financially viable. This can be trimmed a bit depending on the details, but that's definitely what I'd shoot for as a base is I were running a D2 side.

    Edmonton is still obviously well below that, but they are taking steps in the right direction. If the ownership is willing to stick with it for a while, I think they will get there. Having Ottawa join next year will help. They drew almost 5800 against TFC for a Canadian Championship match a couple of years ago so the interest is there.
     
  10. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Hopefully you are right, but just looking at the highs and ignoring the lows does not give you a full picture.

    Canadian Championship

    2011 - 5,781
    2012 - 3,700
    2013 - 2,838



    Again I wish them the best and hopefully they can improve their numbers up there.
     
  11. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    My point with the Canadian Championship number was that the fans do exist. But, yes, the trend is not in the right direction. We'll see what happens next year if they make it through the first round and get to play Montreal instead of Vancouver. (The 5800 was against TFC. The 3800 and 2800 were against Vancouver which is perhaps less "exotic" for fans in Edmonton.)
     
  12. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    Next year, the Canadian Championship WITH or WITHOUT Ottawa ? :thumbsdown:
     
  13. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    Unless something new has come up, with. The CSA released a format that sees Ottawa and Edmonton play in the first round. The winner joins the MLS teams (and is paired against the highest ranked MLS team) and the tournament continues as with this year's event.
     
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