Seattle have sold 31,000 season tickets and increasing capacity to 36,000

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  1. Oister

    Oister Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Mile High
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    Guatemala
    Seattle fans are like Raiders fans, they're nothing more than geeks picking up the latest trend. I wouldn't be surprised if the color commentator at the next sounders manufacturing starts to claim that the south end is a 'danger zone', 'a threat to mls', 'puts the craigslist vs newspaper ads to shame'. It's time for Sounders to get their oil change.
     
  2. Oister

    Oister Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Mile High
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    Guatemala
    Seattle fans are like Raiders fans, they're nothing more than geeks picking up the latest trend. I wouldn't be surprised if the color commentator at the next sounders manufacturing starts to claim that the south end is a 'danger zone', 'a threat to mls', 'puts the craigslist vs newspaper ads to shame'. It's time for Sounders to get their oil change.
     
  3. Oister

    Oister Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Mile High
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    Guatemala
    Seattle fans are like Raiders fans, they're nothing more than geeks picking up the latest trend. I wouldn't be surprised if the color commentator at the next sounders manufacturing starts to claim that the south end is a 'danger zone', 'a threat to mls', 'puts the craigslist vs newspaper ads to shame'. It's time for Sounders to get their oil change.
     
  4. GOALSeattle

    GOALSeattle Member

    Oct 13, 2007
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. Wazzu Gunner

    Wazzu Gunner Member

    Mar 21, 2008
    Ballard, WA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    This doesn't even make sense. But if you post it three more times it might.
     
  6. SoundersFCStar2

    SoundersFCStar2 New Member

    Jan 27, 2010
    Washington State
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is amazing, I hope they open up more and more seats in the upper bowl!
     
  7. FuzzyForeigner

    Oct 29, 2003
    WA
    Club:
    Seattle
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    getting mad at another team's fans because the best marketing idea your FO could come up with in 14 years was to have a "Bring your dog to the game day."

    Small minded MLS talk that this league's fans need to get rid of if they wish to break into the big 4 in this country.
     
  8. BROSUF

    BROSUF Member

    Feb 21, 2008
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Rocky Mountain "High"
     
  9. BlackCoffee&Bourbon

    BlackCoffee&Bourbon New Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    Monticello, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    I think they need to cap it at 35-36k and leave it there. It is nice to have demand built up rather than open it to 40-45, start to struggle and have bunches of open seats. I am happy they are selling tickets but they need make sure demand doesn't fall. Unless they are cool with yo-yoing stadium "size" per year. For example 2010 36k, 2011 40k, 2012 34k etc, etc, etc.
     
  10. bright

    bright Member

    Dec 28, 2000
    Central District
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree. Keep the demand up and then expand again next season, which will be crazy nuts. Opening the Hawk's Nest would add 3,000 seats, but I don't think they will do that since Joe Roth doesn't like the Hawk's Nest. Instead, I could see them opening the center sections of the upper deck.
     
  11. Beerking

    Beerking Member+

    Nov 14, 2000
    Humboldt County
    Soupe Du Jour. When the media tells them they're bored they'll drift off to something else.
     
  12. sconnie101

    sconnie101 New Member

    Jul 28, 2009
    Madison / Omaha
    Club:
    Seattle
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Season tickets will be capped at 32,000 for the season. As the thread title states, over 31,000 have already been sold and only a few hundred are left. Stadium capacity will be set at 36,000. All this just confirms what we have already thought.

    The thing I find most interesting is the single game ticket numbers. Last year acording to the article they capped season tix at 22,000 and averaged almost 31,000... Which means there were about 9,000 single game tickets available for every game. According to the new cap numbers there will only be 4,000 single game tickets for each game.

    That's already less than half of last years, but as a percentage it's even more drastic of a decrease considering the increased capacity. I wonder how the people who love the team but can't afford season tickets will react to this. It would be a shame for them not to be able to come out to a single game just because money and a lack of single game tickets...talk about adding insult to injury

    All in all though congrats to Seattle, keep it up! Maybe in a few more years you guys can sell out the entire stadium. Now THAT would be something!

    http://www.soundersfc.com/News/Articles/2010/01-January/Season-Tickets.aspx
     
  13. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's not technically correct. The 22k cap was for when capacity was at 27.7k, so there were about 5.7k single game/group tickets available for each game. Half way through the season they increased capacity, but all the tickets were sold as half season tickets.
     
  14. AlecW81

    AlecW81 Member

    Oct 20, 2005
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As long as the Seahawks and Mariners suck, the Sounders should expect decent crowds.
     
  15. sconnie101

    sconnie101 New Member

    Jul 28, 2009
    Madison / Omaha
    Club:
    Seattle
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yea I wasn't sure which cap that number came from that's why I put the "in the article" thing in there. Either way, I wish they could get more single game tix out there. I'm one of those people who are a huge soccer fan and fan of mls but simply can't afford season tickets...especially living out of market metros.

    Does anyone have any info on contracts with Xbox 360??? Other than the massive logo on the Hawks Nest which I'm sure they are getting paid for...I wouldn't mind seeing them open that section up for single games. I know they aren't the greatest seats but considering that there aren't too many single game tix I'm assuming the demand would be there for them, especially at the lowest prices in the stadium. This would allow those who can only make/afford one a two games to have a better chance of making that happen. Getting those people in could create future season ticket holders, plus they get the money for the ticket and food ect.

    Anyways, does anyone know how much they are getting for that logo? or when the contract expires or anything like that??
     
  16. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It isn't hard to get single game tickets through the resale market. Obviously there is a bit of a mark-up (I generally sold my $35 tickets for $50 and that was on the low side), but if you don't mind sitting in the corners or the behind the goals you can usually get decent tickets for less than $30.
     
  17. you_are_my_solskjaer

    Aug 11, 2007
    Chicago
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    actually, all time, DC averages about 17600 a game, Colorado around 14500. again, about 3000 more.
     
  18. fobo

    fobo New Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    shit, I'm going to have nightmares tonight!! stay away!!!!

    no in all seriousness, I'm happy for the sounders but yeah...all that green and all the chanting just freaks me out....its like some freaky cult or something.
     
  19. DarthGreedo

    DarthGreedo Member

    Jun 11, 2009
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Hopefully this year we'll be able to test that theory. The M's are supposed to be pretty competitive this year and i'm pretty confident the Sounders crowds won't miss a beat.

    Also, The city has a law saying the two teams can't play at the same time or something like that, as any one following the Open Cup last year should remember, so there shouldn't be a problem regardless. :D
     
  20. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think it is a law, just an agreement. The Sounders and Mariners played at the same time at least once last season. I think it was the Chicago Fire game.
     
  21. KnucklesBuchanan

    Jul 12, 2007
    Section 149
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    The agreement with X Box is for 5 years, $5 million per. It gets them the shirt and the pitch. Those signs on the Hawk's Nest aren't going anywhere for a long, long time.
     
  22. DarthGreedo

    DarthGreedo Member

    Jun 11, 2009
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Yeah. Anytime Joe Roth says he doesn't like the Hawks nest what he is really saying is "I like money". Its too bad too cause the Hawks Nest packed with fans is a great noise generator. Qwest would be even louder then it is now.
     
  23. hipityhop

    hipityhop Member

    New Mexico United
    United States
    Jan 10, 1999
    Mission TX
    Club:
    SønderjyskE
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Million dollars a year? I think they will do quite well selling tickets somewhere else. That places is gonna keep covered... You cannot sneeze at a million a year.
     
  24. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    $5 Million per year I think is what the other person was saying, not $1 Million per year. So yes, nothing to sneeze at.
     
  25. galaxy500

    galaxy500 Member

    Jan 21, 2010
    LA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would love to see Qwest filled up with about 60K for an MLS match. That place would be a mad house with all them yelling Sounder fans!

    I have a feeling that here in LA, our attendance will drop again but hopefully we can still avg around 18k
     

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