MLS Cup tickets - tons unsold

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by webster2003, Nov 7, 2003.

  1. webster2003

    webster2003 Red Card

    Nov 4, 2003
    just a couple of weeks away.

    doesn't look good.
     
  2. Detective40oz

    Detective40oz Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Fairfax, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    and if LA doesn't make the final it will probably remain that way.
     
  3. Treetaliano

    Treetaliano Member

    Jun 29, 2002
    San Diego
    are you frigging joking?

    it will be a sell out and a full house.

    even if it was the Rapids vs the Revs
     
  4. Roehl Sybing

    Roehl Sybing Guest

    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.
     
  5. mpruitt

    mpruitt Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    E. Somerville
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    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.
     
  6. lufty

    lufty Member

    Aug 21, 2000
    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!
     
  7. Northside Rovers

    Jan 28, 2000
    Austin TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    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.
     
  8. webster2003

    webster2003 Red Card

    Nov 4, 2003
    will they sell out HDC if LA doesn't make it?
     
  9. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    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.
     
  10. BenC1357

    BenC1357 Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    KC
    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.
     
  11. Stevedm

    Stevedm Red Card

    Jan 19, 2000
    Chicago
    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!?!?!
     
  12. yellowbismark

    yellowbismark Member+

    Nov 7, 2000
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Club Tijuana
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    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.
     
  13. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    Aren't LA fans notorious as a walk-up type of crowd ?
     
  14. Beakmon FC

    Beakmon FC Member+

    LA Galaxy
    United States
    Jan 10, 2002
    The OC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    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!!!
     
  15. metros11

    metros11 Member

    Sep 11, 1999
    Highlands of NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I truly hope they sell out. It would be a shame to have another SSS not sell out an MLS Cup.
     
  16. pething101

    pething101 Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Smyrna, Ga
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They are all going to be on the camera side.
     
  17. PZ

    PZ Member

    Apr 11, 1999
    Michiana
    Club:
    Ipswich Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    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.
     
  18. Detective40oz

    Detective40oz Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Fairfax, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    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.
     
  19. PZ

    PZ Member

    Apr 11, 1999
    Michiana
    Club:
    Ipswich Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You'd think that until you saw the prices they were asking.
     
  20. MetroFever

    MetroFever Member

    Jun 3, 2001
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    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.
     
  21. webster2003

    webster2003 Red Card

    Nov 4, 2003
    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.
     
  22. Detective40oz

    Detective40oz Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Fairfax, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    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.
     
  23. alf

    alf Member+

    Jun 29, 1999
    Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Lots of tickets will be sold when the teams are decided.
     
  24. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    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?
     
  25. nicodemus

    nicodemus Member+

    Sep 3, 2001
    Cidade Mágica
    Club:
    PAOK Saloniki
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    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.
     

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