MLS Cup Weekend Events (Summit, Gala, Bash, Pre-final Breakfast, etc.)

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  1. Fanaddict

    Fanaddict Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    streamwood IL USA
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Does anyone have any info about this years supporters summit

    LA host of this years final apparently doesn't know anything about it.It's always held in the MLS final host city the weekend of the game?
  2. bgb

    bgb New Member

    Sep 8, 2000
    Re: Does anyone have any info about this years supporters summit

    I saw something on it somewhere, but I don't immediately recall where.

    I'll try to recall/find whatever it might have been.

    Fairly sure that somebody out there in la-la land is making some plans, etc.
  3. bgb

    bgb New Member

    Sep 8, 2000
    OK, best I could find was that supposedly the Galaxians are arranging the summit.

    Their website (such that it is) doesn't say anything that I could find regarding the summit.

    You might try emailing them at:

    If you learn anything, let us know.
  4. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    I didn't think that group existed anymore.
  5. Bethany

    Bethany New Member

    Sep 3, 2002
    Yeah, they do. They sit in section 103. I can talk to the ones I know and see if I can information.
  6. Mike Breton is the guy that organized the first Supporter's Summit 6 years ago. They let us use their section for the Cup final.
  7. BillQ

    BillQ New Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    Chicago, IL
    I checked the Galaxian's website and they have no clue about any of this. Considering that the final is only 5 weeks away, I am a bit concerned if they are going to be able to put this thing together at all. Oh well, that means I can go to the Whiskey a Go Go instead on Saturday night.

    Bill Q.
  8. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    Isn't what mainly happened at the Summit presenting the Shield anyway? I've been told this year they're going to officially present it to the team before a home playoff game as it should be.

    I mean, the players earned it, not the stupid fans. Presenting fans trophies they didn't earn is kinda dumb.

    This also goes for that whatever it was being passed around section 8 saturday.
  9. theburden

    theburden Member

    Jul 11, 2002
    MDSC head brewer
    Peter had the award for being the most fan friendly team in aught three. I think in that case it doesn't make that much of a difference if you pass it around or not.

    p.s. Liam clean out your PM box already.
  10. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    I guess. but the fans didn't win the ward, did they? I guess it just seems cheesy to me.

    Damn, I did just last week!
  11. Bethany

    Bethany New Member

    Sep 3, 2002

  12. NotAbbott

    NotAbbott Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    My Own Little World
    9AM?? Could they not get the room past 3:30?
  13. galaxycrazy

    galaxycrazy New Member

    Jan 27, 2002
    Supporter's Summit, Bash, Gala and MLS Cup Info

    Dear MLS and A-League Supporters,

    Hope this letter finds you well and enjoying the end of the MLS regular season. With all eyes on this weekend's final regular season games, it is only fitting we begin to look ahead towards the pinnacle of our season…MLS Cup 2003. Contained within you will find all pertinent information relating to MLS Cup, Supporters Summit and annual Supporters Bash.

    Supporters Shield…Congratulations to the Chicago Fire for wining the 2003 MLS Supporters Shield! After polling a sampling of representatives from the respective supporter groups, it has been decided to award the Supporters Shield during the first Fire home playoff game on November 9 (vs. at the Gala Awards Ceremony). Not only will the Chicago Fire’s accomplishments be symbolically recognized in front of their fans, there may prove to be an opportunity to create local print and/or TV media exposure.

    MLS Supporters Summit...Open to all MLS fans, this annual event is hosted by the local Supporter group prior to MLS Cup. Supporter group leaders, members and the soccer community alike are encouraged to attend and participate. By sharing like experiences, highlighting unresolved issues and maintaining an open line of communication, the Supporters Summit provides the ideal forum for loyal MLS fans to make a significant contribution in the development of Major League Soccer.

    What: MLS Supporters Summit
    When: Saturday, November 22, 2003 (9:00 AM to 3:15 PM)
    Where: Hilton Carson City Plaza (Chardonnay/Cabernet Room)
    Two City Plaza
    Carson, CA 90745
    Tel. (310) 830-9200

    Agenda: 9:00 – 10:15 AM…MLS Supporters and A-League Leaders' Meeting
    10:15 – 10-30 AM…Break
    10:30 – Noon…US Soccer Supporters
    Noon – 12:30 PM…Lunch Break
    12:30 – 2:00 PM…US Soccer Supporters (Shield Presentation)
    2:00 – 3:00 PM…MLS Q and A session (MLS officials, media, etc.)
    3:00 – 3:15 PM…Wrap-up

    MLS Gala Awards…This year the MLS Gala Awards Ceremony is being held at the Kodak Center in Hollywood. Not only are you invited, you are encouraged to attend the “Black Tie Optional” event. Gala tickets will be included in the event pack you receive when you register for the Supporters Summit. Plan your schedules accordingly…the MLS Gala Awards is an event you do not want to miss! The show begins at 6:30 PM and will last approximately 90 minutes. Doors open at 6:00 PM

    Supporters Bash…Fans are encouraged to go directly from the MLS Gala Awards Ceremony to Hollywood Billiards Sports Bar & Grill for the Supporters Bash. Details are as follows…

    What: Supporters Bash
    When: Saturday – November 22, 2003 (9:00 PM - ??)
    Where: Hollywood Billiards Sports Bar & Grill
    5750 Hollywood Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
    Tel: (323) 465-0115

    MLS Cup Tickets…Similar to years past, three (3) MLS Cup ticket blocks have been set aside to accommodate the following groups:

    Section 103 ($23) – LA Galaxy supporters and those fans not affiliated with participating MLS Cup teams.

    Section 127 ($35) – fans supporting Western Conference MLS Cup participant.

    Section 137 ($35) – fans supporting Eastern Conference MLS Cup participant.

    Fans choosing to sit in one of the above sections must purchase their tickets no later than Wednesday, November 19. After the 19th, tickets in these sections will be made available to the general public. Tickets purchased by MLS team supporters in Sections 127 and 137 will be given a special group discount of $35/ticket. Tickets in Section 103 are set at $23. Simply contact James Mullins, Los Angeles Galaxy Manager of Fan Development, at 310-630-2228 or

    MLS Cup 2003 guarantees to be a memorable event for all! If you have not already done so, wipe the weekend clean and begin to secure necessary travel arrangements. If you have additional questions please do not hesitate to contact Ozzy Gomez at or visit for more information.

    We look forward to seeing everyone in November at MLS Cup 2003!

    All the best,

    Ozzy Gomez

    Sam Pierron
    Supporters Shield Coordinator
    David Wright
    Major League Soccer
  14. BillQ

    BillQ New Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    Chicago, IL
    Do they also realize that a lot of us are flying into LA that morning, most of us will miss the start of the summit?
  15. We'll just have to crash it at the end with our beer bottles clinking to announce our arrival. For those of you who are first timers, it's a Chicago tradition. ;)
  16. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    Re: Supporter's Summit, Bash, Gala and MLS Cup Info

    While setting aside tickets is admirable, even if we make it I'd still encourage everyone from Chicago to purchase in the group already set up for us in order to keep all fans together.
  17. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
  18. Orchid

    Orchid New Member

    Sep 15, 2002
    Tumon, Guam
    I have two extra tickets to the MLS Gala on the eve of the Cup. I already have one with CityIceMan's name on it. PM me if you're interested.
  19. alf

    alf Member+

    Jun 29, 1999
    Chicago Red Stars
    So do you have two or one?
  20. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    There will be more details early next week, but I'm working out a way to have a Fire Fans-only gathering after the Supporters' Bash Saturday night in LA so we can all socialise on MLS Cup eve together as fans.

    I'm not sure about where yet, I'm working on it, but I think it's a good idea. Any comments?
  21. Orchid

    Orchid New Member

    Sep 15, 2002
    Tumon, Guam
  22. Orchid

    Orchid New Member

    Sep 15, 2002
    Tumon, Guam
    I no longer have the extra tickets. Alf scarfed them up :)
  23. boots15

    boots15 New Member

    Sep 19, 2000
    San Diego, CA
    If you guys need any help with stuff for our section for the cup please let me know. I am willing to pick up streamers, noise makers....whatever. PM me.
  24. Peter Wilt

    Peter Wilt Member

    Jun 11, 1999
    Whitefish Bay, WI

    Any thoughts on a Fire fans pre-game party? HDC doesn't allow tailgating :( but maybe HDC could cater a pre-game party outside the stadium. Might be expensive, but perhaps a cash bar and $10 cover charge for food would work. Game time's early (12:30 pm LA time), so maybe there isn't a need for a pre-game party. Just a thought. If enough people think it makes sense, someone should contact HDC to work out details. Let me know if i can help.


    PS Thanks again for last night. WOW! Fire fans came through again. It was louder than the 30k on 10/10!
  25. FairWeatherFan

    Sep 9, 2002
    Chicago Fire
    I think there should be a pre-game party that day. Sure, any sort of drinking before noon may stink of problems if you´re doing it in the privacy of your own home... but if people are going to go hundreds of miles to see this game, then I think we can all suck it up, get up a little earlier and meet before the game.

    Morning pseudo-tailgate!

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