Playoff Attendance: Week 2

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

  1. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So the teams have had TWO weeks to sell tickets this time, and all the games are on the weekend.

    Any thoughts/guesses/predictions?

    KC: 13,500
    Chi: 16,100
    NE: 9,500 (are they playing football at the same time on tv?)
    SJ: 12,200

    These are just wild guesses. Maybe someone has some inside info.
     
  2. BenC1357

    BenC1357 Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    KC
    I dont know that KC will be that high. They've been advertising very well, Meola has been on the local sports talk radio stations telling people to come. But its going to be 40 degrees or colder, so I'd say 10,000 would be a good turnout. Anything else is icing on the cake and any less is disappointing.
     
  3. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Alas, I forgot about the weather. Could be very cold in Chicago and NE as well, and I think the forecast is for rain in San Jose.

    *sigh*

    Decrease my predictions by 30% all the way around.

    Just another reason to have a team in San Diego!!! ;)
     
  4. chi-16k
    kc-12k
    ne-10k
    sj-2k
     
  5. webster2003

    webster2003 Red Card

    Nov 4, 2003
    pathetic

    move Chicago, KC, NE AND SJ
     
  6. Detective40oz

    Detective40oz Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Fairfax, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    MLS fans are so weird..what other sport are playoff games more poorly attended than regular season games? I can't think of any.
     
  7. harttbeat

    harttbeat Member

    Dec 29, 1998
    New York
    not weird but sad.
     
  8. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any sport that relies on advance group sales as much as MLS does has trouble selling tickets to games that aren't on the schedule.
     
  9. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It also goes to show how MLS fans just don't care yet as much as they do for other teams. The outcome(s) just don't matter as much. There isn't that "do or die" aspect to it except for the hardcore amongst us. Garber commented on this aspect of MLS fanship a few months ago, that MLS had to do a better job of getting its fanbase to care more.

    One day. Takes time I know...
     
  10. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    Based on current numbers sold it's not a stretch to say Chicago will be over 20k.
     
  11. leftwing

    leftwing Member

    Dec 9, 1999
    Lake Bluff, Il
    Yea, it's going to be cold Sunday, but no rain in the forcast. 40 degrees is no big deal, crowd should be decent.
     
  12. The Cadaver

    The Cadaver It's very quiet here.

    Oct 24, 2000
    La Cañada, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    At Cardinal? How can that be?
     
  13. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    game's at Solider Field I believe, just like the last two of the regular season.
     
  14. Northside Rovers

    Jan 28, 2000
    Austin TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You, sir, are the Andrew Dice Clay of BigSoccer.
     
  15. Mike Marshall

    Mike Marshall Member+

    Feb 16, 2000
    Woburn, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fortunately, it's a bye week for the Patriots... that could help the Revolution.
     
  16. ProfZodiac

    ProfZodiac Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 17, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :rolleyes:

    Ignored.

    Pats have a bye week.

    Revs will draw 14,500.
     
  17. Beakmon FC

    Beakmon FC Member+

    LA Galaxy
    United States
    Jan 10, 2002
    The OC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You know at some point during the LA-SJ telecast we will actually hear a single fan yelling "Cobi-you suck!"
     
  18. LA Galaxy Fan

    LA Galaxy Fan Member

    Feb 28, 2000
    Tokyo
    Ha haha ha ahlal;ahh haa

    Praise be to allah :rolleyes:
     
  19. Mad_Bishop

    Mad_Bishop Member

    Oct 11, 2000
    Columbia, MO
    I'm hoping KC can draw 14-15K. There has been a ton of talk all over the media. Meola called for people to come and to sit in the supporter's section. Big local sports radio guy pimped the game as well and is suppose to be going. PLayers have been on TV. We do have a bad habit of drawing poor in bad weather, but here's hoping our rising numbers this season help us with playoff attendance.
     
  20. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So there is encouraging news in KC, where the media is playing up the game, and NE, where the Patriots fortunately have their bye week. And Hala says Chi is headed towards 20K.

    Maybe it won't even rain in San Jose.

    Re-revise my numbers back up another 30%!!
     
  21. Jack and Jill went up the hill.
     
  22. Tea Men Tom

    Tea Men Tom Member

    Feb 14, 2001
    I wouldn't say it's good news from NE. There's been little if any promotion from the Revs on this one.

    Contrast how KC has hyped the game vs. what's going on here and you see the difference between Lamar Hunt and Bob Kraft -- at least as far as soccer is concerned.

    One is passionate about MLS. The other sees his team as a tax write off.

    If the Revs get more than 10,000 tomorrow I'll be shocked. 8-9000 is more like it.
     
  23. harttbeat

    harttbeat Member

    Dec 29, 1998
    New York
    So why are 3 Sunday games scheduled again? So we won't bump into college football but we like to bump heads with NFL? or was it really a stadium/tv conflict?
     
  24. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    Looks like 2, 000 people at Arrowhead Stadium on FSW........ what the bloody hell.....

    MLS has got to do something about this......
    the playoffs are drawing shite thus far.....
     
  25. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    North Ridgeville, OH
    They just showed a crowd shot at KC. My estimate: 83
     

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