Nearly 50% off Galaxy Tickets from Groupon

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  1. TheScarfMachine

    May 1, 2007
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. GalaxyGal

    GalaxyGal New Member

    Aug 30, 2009
    Endline 101 Row A
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Russia
    And this is why I hate being an STH, these freaking deals.

    Edit: Here's the response from LAG's FB: GroupOn made a mistake in the wording that we're aware of and aiming to fix. Its a 17-game pack with none of the season ticket holder benefits.
     
  3. SupraEA

    SupraEA Member

    Jun 18, 2008
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Then don't be one...no one is making you
     
  4. CACuzcatlan

    CACuzcatlan Member

    Jun 11, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Cancel your season tickets next season and say you can get better deals elsewhere. If they are anything like cable companies, they'll offer you discounts to stay as a STH. If not, you can look out for deals like this one.
     
  5. GalaxyGal

    GalaxyGal New Member

    Aug 30, 2009
    Endline 101 Row A
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Russia
    Ok let me rephrase, this is why it's frustrating to be an STH. I originally became one because of the exclusive benefits of it.. but we all know how that's going lol.
     
  6. profiled

    profiled Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 7, 2000
    slightly north of a mile high
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    I'm the exact opposite i'd rather get a cheaper price without all the "perks".
     
  7. GalaxyGal

    GalaxyGal New Member

    Aug 30, 2009
    Endline 101 Row A
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Russia
    You are a smart person. I for some reason re-upped and got friends to buy the seats next to mine. Maybe next year I'll wisen up.
     
  8. propeller74

    propeller74 Member

    Sep 15, 2008
    LA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Right, but with this deal, you don't get to choose anything in regards to where you sit. I am sure that they are the worst seats in the house.

    Granted I have never been an STH until splitting this year, but the cost is pretty solid, if you have been around long enough.

    Not having to buy tickets for every game is nice. Scrounging around for deals every time can be annoying. Especially after my favorite Ticket rep left and he was giving me the best price to every game...

    sigh.
     
  9. barroldinho

    barroldinho Member+

    Man Utd and LA Galaxy
    England
    Aug 13, 2007
    Ex-pat in HB, CA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    It says section 117. Isn't that where the away fans normally sit?
     
  10. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If you take this Groupon deal then you won't get the awesome season ticket perks like the "meet the team event" ! :rolleyes:

    (that one is for you Rodney and Gal)
     
  11. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From that link:

    Witness the U.S. World Cup team banana kick and back tackle their way through an exciting new season as they face off against teams including the New England Revolution (March 20), Seattle Sounders (July 4), and their archrivals Chivas USA (October 16). Depending on the Galaxy's ability to take names and kick grass this year, fans might see the team's "big three," comprised of the blazing Landon Donovan, superstar David Beckham, and score-savvy Juan Pablo Angel, executing a human pyramid in perfect unison. With the first option, soccer zealots can check out any one of the 17 home games of the season, and those choosing the second option can cheer, clap, and streak across the stands wearing sequined shin guards in a show of support for six separate matches.

    I bolded my favorite parts...
     
  12. Geneva

    Geneva LA for Life

    Feb 5, 2003
    Southern Cal
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My company did Groupon. They insist on some fairly colorful language to sell stuff & be hip.
     
  13. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wondered if it was something like that. Can't deny how successful that Groupon has been. Hope it leads to more sell outs this year.
     
  14. barroldinho

    barroldinho Member+

    Man Utd and LA Galaxy
    England
    Aug 13, 2007
    Ex-pat in HB, CA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    All things considered, I'd be paying 7 bucks less a ticket and wouldn't be with LARS or a SG. That's without the three bonus tickets, which are likely to include a Rose Bowl, CCL and/or Playoff match, which conservatively adds another 100 bucks onto the total.

    Oh and one perk I do value is parking in Lot 12. I don't know exactly how far the CSDH campus extends, but some of the places I've ended up through general parking have made me say "Toto, I don't think we're in Carson anymore".

    So I think I'm getting a decent deal still. At least that's what I tell myself.
     
  15. Topper

    Topper BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 19, 1999
    SoCal
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It should also be noted that this is likely a tactic to get NEW FANS into the mix, which will likely lead to a sales effort to get them to re-up at full price for the following season.

    My own experience with Galaxy/MLS, was that I thought it was cheesy, until I took my baby son to a game in 1997 and I was literally hooked like a crack addict, started following the team/league closely, and bought a partial package, and a full package in 1998.

    So, it's not a bad tactic to bring in new customers, although the downside is alienating some of your regular STH's.

    As to the comment about them being crappy seats, I have yet to find a bad seat in Victoria Street. I currently sit near the middle behind the team benches, I've sat on the field seats, sat in level 2, sat with the Riot Squad and the ACB, had a corporate suite, and either ends of the goal. All of them have their ups and downs, but none are crappy. I've never sat in the restaurant seats, but I heard they're the worst. It looks like it would be fun to take a date to, though.

    Topper

    :D :D
     
  16. kgzero

    kgzero Member

    Feb 16, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Gotta admit, this kind of pisses me off. Feel like a sucker for buying season tickets, but then again, I don't have to sit next to away fans, and I'm only 2 rows up from the front row.
     
  17. Topper

    Topper BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 19, 1999
    SoCal
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If I had to sit next to Sad Jose fans, I'd be tempted to bring a Louisville Slugger.

    Topper

    :D :D
     
  18. klpv82

    klpv82 Member+

    Mar 8, 2011
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    is this true? i wanna get in on the deal and go to my first soccer game, but if this is true, i'd rather not go...
    and anyone know if section 117 is a "crazy" section where fans sing and dance? if i do buy tickets, this would be my 1st game, so i'm not really sure about all of this stuff...i do know that 117 are bench seats. how are those?
     
  19. galaxy500

    galaxy500 Member

    Jan 21, 2010
    LA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    117 is for away fans. Don't do it. And no, the SG's are in 121/122 and 138.

    Just get a seat in 121.......you'll love it
     
  20. gveli001

    gveli001 Member

    LA Galaxy
    Jul 9, 2009
    Fullerton
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Also depends on who we are playing. if it's Seattle or San Jose there will be a sizable group of them. I havent been lurking on other teams SG board but i highly doubt we will see a bunch of revs, DC, union, ect fans
     
  21. klpv82

    klpv82 Member+

    Mar 8, 2011
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    im not really the stand up and cheer/sing type of guy...and the deal is only for seats in 117...so i guess that's why it's a deal...

    but i did some research. the galaxy website says that there's not really any designated seating for visiting teams' fans, just that they should stay away from 121/122/137/138.

    anyways, i already bought tickets for 2 (my dad and i) for a single game, and hopefully it'll be fun!
     
  22. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's rather rare when we have "away fans". Basically just Chivas, Seattle and San Jose right?
     
  23. Chupacabra

    Chupacabra Member+

    Aug 2, 2004
    Westwood, NJ
    This season you can probably add "The Dream of the '90s is Alive in" Portland to that list.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZt-pOc3moc"]The Dream of the 90s[/ame]

    Portland is a city where young people go to retire.
     
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  24. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That Portland video is hilarious. Is Portlandia any good? Haven't seen it yet.
     
  25. JBZTV

    JBZTV Member+

    May 10, 2009
    It all depends on what you want. If you want the absolute cheapest way to get into the building possible, waiting for these deals to come out is the way to go. Just know you're going to spend A LOT of time in the will call line (especially for big games), and you have no idea where your seats will be from week-to-week.

    I'm a STH because I like knowing that I'll have 2 on the aisle I want behind the goal for every game, and if I get bored there, I can just sneak into the RS. I like knowing the family behind me that drives up from almost San Diego for every game will be there no matter how early I show up, and I even like knowing that the only noise the guy 2 rows up and across the aisle from me will make the entire game is yelling "********" on goal kicks. I know when to leave before halftime to hit the bathroom, and what the least crowded beer and food stands are from experience. I wouldn't mind if the cotton candy guy didn't have a knack for showing up and blocking my view whenever we have a big free or corner kick, but at least I know what's happening. Hell, I even like the fact that there's a person whose job it is to make me feel good about having season seats, even though the only thing i've ever gotten out of it is a blanket, a thing to hold my tickets in, some coffee mugs, flash drives, and a couple of badly made scarves.

    If you like familarity/stability, get season tickets. If you want the cheapest way in possible, Groupon/Goldstar/etc have plenty of options. Seems pretty easy to me.
     

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