Lamar Hunt USOC Final analysis thread

Discussion in 'FC Dallas' started by Kevin Lindstrom, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. FC Dizzle

    FC Dizzle Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    alot of mls teams do it
     
  2. Kevin Lindstrom

    Oct 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Go get 'em, cowboy!

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  3. SeventhRowScreamer

    Jan 26, 2007
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We've had season seats for three years now and I just noticed the ticket trade option last month when a buddy of mine did it. It doesn't make a lot of sense to me but it's pretty cool. Next year it would be pretty cool to have all home SuperLiga games (if invited) and all home US cup games included somehow which is a crazy thought because of all the variables but hey it's a wishlist and means another opportunity to eat prawns.:rolleyes:
    Correct me if you have different info Kevin but I think we'll be lucky to draw over 10k for the US Open Cup final. I'll be suprised if we get over 8k.
     
  4. FC Dizzle

    FC Dizzle Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    thats why a ticket exchange would create a better atmosphere. but I also see where the FO is coming from. They need to make money from this game due to pony-ing up the extra money in order to host this game, and I think they are banking on the season ticket holders willingness to pay a small amount, around 20 dollars, to see this game anyways
     
  5. Kevin Lindstrom

    Oct 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Frankly, on this one, it is up to you guys as well as us. It certainly is a challenge. But as you saw from the email from Hitch, EVERYONE has to do their bit.

    Let me give you an example of how I think of things. Every single person I sell a ticket to is another voice in the stadium supporting my team. Each one is another bit of a collective whole that adds to the atmosphere in the stadium and hopefully adds to the sense of the team that the crowd is behind them.

    So.

    If you're a fan of the team, consider helping out. Think of it as this is the one time to come make a difference - where YOU can help influence the match.

    Traditionally, there are about 8k who are true-blue, die-hard FC Dallas fans who will come to a game that is on the schedule. Even a regular season mid-week game will have at least that.

    We in the sales team and other parts of FCD usually bring in the remaining 6-8k through various means (selling to businesses, selling to soccer clubs and associations, etc.)

    We're going to do everything we can to bring our 6-8k and we're putting together some really aggressive efforts and plans.

    But getting that remaining 4-6k has to come from things like marketing, walk up and grass-roots stuff. The grassroots stuff is you guys.

    And if even half of that original 8k I mentioned above brings just one person each, you have a minimum of 12k in the stadium even if the sales team's efforts fall completely flat - which they won't. I'm not going to speculate as to how well we're going to do, but suffice to say this is a major priority for our organization.

    If everyone associated with FCD - both inside and surrounding the organization - makes the most of this opportunity, we'll have a solid crowd for the boys.

    So as Hitch said in his email, make this your time to contribute. Make this your time to get out there and spread the word. Take the flier I've posted here and put it up at work. Share it with your friends. Take it to the places you go eat. Be proud that your team is playing for a championships and invite everyone to come see FC Dallas fight for a champsionship!
     
  6. Kevin Lindstrom

    Oct 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't know the specifics, but it would make sense to me that the decision might have been between allowing exchanges at regular ticket prices ($16-$45) or charging a competitive price ($9-$20) and not allowing exchanges.
     
  7. fcd_noob

    fcd_noob New Member

    Apr 17, 2007
    Plano
    So is this the pre-game thread for 9/15? Or is any hating on Adam Cristman applied only to the 10/3 match? I'll dig deep and see what I can come up with depending on the answer. :D

    I guess 9/15 will provide some good insight into 10/3, or it won't. And it could be the same result on 10/3, or not.

    Other points to ponder:

    + What about that one play last time when NE totally got away with a cheap foul that the ref didn't notice? Hello, tugging the jersey from behind, what's not to whistle?!

    + I have it on good authority that someone will in fact be GKing for FCD. No word yet on NEs roster moves.

    + I called Vegas to get the line on "time measured in milliseconds when Houston fans declare that the USOC is utterly meaningless after an FCD win" and I think they hung up on me. Anyone else wanna try?
     
  8. Dr. Foosball™

    Dr. Foosball™ New Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Hot Springs, AR
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Crack kills.
     
  9. REVS FAN 1

    REVS FAN 1 Member

    Jul 2, 2004
    Weymouth, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ahem

    FYP:D

    See you guys soon!
     
  10. Kevin Lindstrom

    Oct 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    (confused look)What? I didn't sell any tickets to Rev fans. I have no idea what you're talking about.

    Oh, yes, we are sold out tonight. So sorry. Guess you won't be able to see your team play in the final.

    ;)

    jk, of course.

    Actually, from a big picture point of view, I think The Inferno and the other FCD fans are more into it when there is opposing fans in-stadium, so even selling to you guys means amping up my guys.

    (Don't you just love arguing with a lawyer?)

    :D
     
  11. wcharriscpa

    wcharriscpa Member

    Dec 26, 2000
    Austin
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Got my tickets in the mail Saturday evidently, as they were waiting for me at the office this morning.

    I don't give a shit if there's 20k or 2k for this one - I'm pumped and can't wait to see us playing for silverware.

    Come on, boys!
     
  12. mass922

    mass922 New Member

    May 9, 2007
    Dallas/Lubbock
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [​IMG]

    Let's do this.

    And bring back those socks, too.
     
  13. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hell, yeah!
     
  14. Dr. Foosball™

    Dr. Foosball™ New Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Hot Springs, AR
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FYI...

     
  15. burning247

    burning247 Member+

    Liverpool FC
    England
    Sep 16, 2000
    Dallas
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    the FO are really tempting people to wait 'till the last minute to buy tickets with all these deals.
     
  16. texgator

    texgator New Member

    Oct 28, 2003
    Plano
    What people? It's not like there were thousands of people holding off on buying until the inevitable sale price came out. They are just trying to sell SOME tickets....ANY tickets.
     
  17. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    One week from tonight... :D
     
  18. oman

    oman Member

    Jan 7, 2000
    South of Frisconsin
    Awesome if we could bring out candystripe socks and white shorts for this game....
     
  19. SeventhRowScreamer

    Jan 26, 2007
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    anyone received their Oct. 3rd ticket yet?
     
  20. wcharriscpa

    wcharriscpa Member

    Dec 26, 2000
    Austin
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I ordered mine the day after we beat Seattle.

    Got them that Saturday.
     
  21. oman

    oman Member

    Jan 7, 2000
    South of Frisconsin

    I did the same, ordered them after seattle, got them a few days later.

    When you have zero marketing, isn't demand kind of ineslastic the closer you get to kickoff? Or maybe that is just in sold out stadiums...
     
  22. Parrothead FC

    Parrothead FC Member

    Jun 29, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    what are you talking about oman? don't you remember the FO's inspiring speech about how the fans need to be taking the lead in filling the stadium? have you not been marketing your friends and neighbors? have you not placed a billboard in your yard? just remember, according to the FO, if the seats aren't filled it's the fault of the long-suffering, dedicated fans such as yourself - not the lack of marketing. :rolleyes:
     
  23. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not yet.
     
  24. FC Uptown

    FC Uptown New Member

    Feb 3, 2006
    H-town
    Hoop socks, they are a must!
     
  25. The Gribbler

    The Gribbler Member

    Jul 14, 1999
    Cedar Hill, Texas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sent the order form in 2-3 weeks ago, and still hasn't been charged to my bank account.
     

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