Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by webster2003, Nov 7, 2003.
just a couple of weeks away.
doesn't look good.
and if LA doesn't make the final it will probably remain that way.
are you frigging joking?
it will be a sell out and a full house.
even if it was the Rapids vs the Revs
What are you talking about? Much of the tickets in last year's MLS Cup were sold right after the Revs won the conference final.
61,316 NE v. Gals 2002 @ Foxborro*
21,626 SJ v. Gals 2001 @ Columbus
39,159 CHI v. KC 2000 @ RFK
44,910 DC v. Gals 1999 @ Foxborro
51,350 CHI v. DC 1998 @ Rose Bowl
57,431 DC v. Colo 1997 @ RFK*
34,643 DC v. Gals 1996 @ Foxborro
Somehow I have a feeling selling out the HDC won't be a problem.
The Revs had sold 30,000 before it was known that the revs were going to be in the final. It will be sold out no matter what!
LA fans are many things - but they do not ignore soccer events.
IF Columbus can get 21,000 fans 2 years ago - LA will have little trouble selling HCC out.
will they sell out HDC if LA doesn't make it?
Not as convinced about this one as you are. I can remember some Gold Cup events - with the US Nats - drawing about 10,000 in the Rose Bowl.
I'm personally not confident we'll make 27,000, and even if we do, it likely won't look like 27,000.
What is the definition of "tons". I'm not sure how many supporters plan on making the trip, but if the Wizard make it I know quite a few that are going to make the pilgrimage (myself included). But I don't have the desire or time to go if the Wizards aren't in it.
Can you please post your source or news article stating such or you gonna be one of those retards that uses ticket master to determine how many tickets are sold!?!?!
Maybe LA people aren't biting on the ticket prices. HDC has been gouging for event prices, Galaxy, WWC, it wouldn't surprise me if people are tired of being fleeced. The cheapest seat in the HDC is more than I paid for my admission to the 98 final.
With that said, the game in 98 did well for not having the Galaxy in the final. The largest crowd for a neutral MLS final if I'm not mistaken.
Aren't LA fans notorious as a walk-up type of crowd ?
Re: Re: MLS Cup tickets - tons unsold
I second that motion! If someone's is going to make a statement of fact-back it up!
I know the MLS cup tickets were part of the LAGs season ticket package. The also sold them as part of a 'playoff pack' (I got that. Great deal!), so I have no doubt the crib will be full. If the Gs somehow do make it to the Cup, it may be the first MLS match to have real honest-to-goodness scalping!!!
I truly hope they sell out. It would be a shame to have another SSS not sell out an MLS Cup.
They are all going to be on the camera side.
The ends ($28) will be full
The upper deck ($32) should be full
The corners ($40) wil be pretty full
The sidelines opposite the camera ($55) will be half full.
The club seats on the press box side ($75) will look less than half full just like it has all season.
Of course, that's all depending on LA not making the final. If by some fluke they make it, the $75 club seats will have plenty of open seats but most of the rest of the stadium will be pretty packed.
One of the main reasons for building the HDC and trying to sell tons of season ticket packages was to not have to depend on a walk up crowd which is as unpredictable as the weather.
You'd think that until you saw the prices they were asking.
If you go on Tickebastard.com, there are plenty of seats left near midfield.
I don't see L.A. fans shelling out $28 to see other teams play.
Re: Re: MLS Cup tickets - tons unsold
From MLS Confidential:
"With operating and debt-service expenses estimated to run approximately $22 million per year, AEG had forecast annual revenues for Victoria Street complex in the range of $25 million. The Galaxy tops the league in official attendance figures at 21,983 fans per game yet it is not hitting its financial projections.
A sold-out MLS Cup at HDC -- with the Galaxy as Western Conference representative -- would brighten the bottom line as well as the outlook for Schmid and Hamilton."
This sounds like wishful thinking to me.
exactly , walk up crowds a majority of the time are going to buy the cheapest seat available. That's why they weren't counting on walk up crowds to fill HDC. They outpriced many of the seats buy overestimating the amount people were willing to pay for the midfield seats.
I was planning on making the trip with 4 or 5 friends if DC had made the MLS Cup, but that looks highly unlikely now so I will be waiting for a men's national team game to make my first trip out to the HDC.
Lots of tickets will be sold when the teams are decided.
But how many tix would the teams and their respective supporters clubs snap up? I have yet to attend a MLS Cup, so roughly how many members of the supporters clubs whose teams are fighting for the cup are in attendance?
It's hard to say. I know a lot of Fire fans that will be looking to snap up last minute tickets if they're in. I can't imagine not selling it out. If they don't, then that's sad for L.A.