We read with interest comments regarding the sales and marketing efforts of the MetroStars front office. Since you are the most passionate fans of the team and of the sport, we though we'd provide you with some real insights into the growth of our business - thanks to our sales, marketing and public relations efforts. The fact is that we have just completed one of the most successful business years for the organization. For the 2003 season the organization made a decision to focus resources against building interest in the MetroStars team, and away from the doubleheader event approach we utilized in 2002. In 2002, more than half (9 games) of our regular season were doubleheader matches. This year all MetroStars games were standalone matches. This stategy has been a great success as we have strenghtened our connection to our core fan base by focusing on and building our product. Sales and marketing efforts this year delivered 8% growth in MetroMemberships, and 15% growth in advance sales. These successes led to an overall increase in average attendance from 15,829 to 15,882. This growth would have been even higher had we experienced better weather for the games. As you know, over a quarter of games this year took place during miserable weather conditions that reduced walk-up attendance for those games to less than 20% of projection. Bottom line though: attendance and TV ratings are up and on a par with the Nets and Devils. Other business indicators such as sponsorship and merchandise sales are also up. We also wanted to provide our fans with a brief update on MPF. The playoffs present a unique challenge from a sales & marketing perspective given (1) the lack of lead time (Saturday's game was confirmed 7 days out) and (2) the very busy sports calendar this time of year. The MPF campaign is designed to help cut through the clutter of the marketplace and create an identity for the playoffs that is different from the regular season. MPF is about creating a fun "party-like" celebration around the playoffs. A red hat is symbolic of this identity and serves as way to build excitement and awareness of the games. While some of you clearly do not love the campaign, you must agree that we have succeeded in developing an unprecedented level of chatter around the game and the playoffs! Over the last few days, many of the major media outlets in the area have provided the MetroStars with exposure that's otherwise unseen in this marketplace. As we come to the end of the team's 8th season, we believe there is much for our fans to be excited about. Our team has reached its first ever final with US Open Cup, and is contending for the MLS Cup. Business is growing across the board. And the Harrison stadium project draws closer to becoming a reality each and every week. As always, the MetroStars value your support. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday -- with your red hats on!