Travel/Tickets: USA versus Mexico in Philly 8/10/2011

Discussion in 'USA Men: Fans & Travel' started by thethinwhiteduke, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. JLoeza

    JLoeza Guest

    When was the last time a US / Mexico game didn't sell out? Philly shouldn't get a game for awhile, but they'll get one in a few months once again if the pattern holds up.
     
  2. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
  3. JLoeza

    JLoeza Guest

    Couldn't even fill the lower bowl, why was this game in a place that has had several games within the last few months? Seems like the 30,000 announced is stretched at best. Bay Area had close to 40,000 to catch US / Japan in 06 in a baseball stadium.
     
  4. UnionFreak1

    UnionFreak1 Member+

    Oct 14, 2009
    Tucson, Baja AZ
    Club:
    FC Tucson
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I posted this in the Philly thread, so Im gonna post it here also.

    I went to a viewing tonight, & usually you can hear AO loud & clear through the sound on the broadcasts (examples: US vs. Columbia & US vs. Turkey), but tonight, it was piss poor. We didn't hear one chant during the entire viewing. Hell, it sounded like r bar was louder than the stadium. Maybe its time for some people to cut back on drinking. ;) Also, nice to see a 40k show up to this game, compared to 56k for Real Madrid/Union. Club over country?
    I do not represent AOTucson. Its my own opinion
     
  5. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder

    This..^^^^
     
  6. GOREVS3000

    GOREVS3000 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2006
    Boston
    Club:
    2 de Mayo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How much of this was it to being in Killjoy Eagles Stadium? I noticed they only let you guys have a tiny corner for banners when they normally let you cover an entire side of the stadium. Weak shit by USSF. I heard horns though but no drums. Only chant I heard via TV the entire game was You Suck Asshole in the second half.
     
  7. thethinwhiteduke

    Feb 13, 2008
    think it was a lot of things really. the stadium policies didnt help, the stadium size killed any atmosphere as well. also, as nyrmetros mentioned, the crowd in the SS was short of some people that usually help to organize the singing and bring it for a full 90. it felt like some kind of pre-season warmup.

    USSF and FMF made their money now we can go back to a more regular pattern of friendlies hopefully.
     
  8. GOREVS3000

    GOREVS3000 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2006
    Boston
    Club:
    2 de Mayo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On behalf of MetroFlip and myself, I apologize for not being there to lead you miscreant plebeians. :D
     
  9. JLoeza

    JLoeza Guest

    Announced attendance was about 30,000K, not good for a US / Mexico game.
     
  10. slitz

    slitz Member+

    Feb 19, 2005
    Red City, 140
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    to all those bitching about numbers: do you guys honestly think this would have sold out at Gillette, RFK, FedEx, The Shoe, meadowlands? 30k on a wednesday at 9pm in a meaningless game isnt phenomenal but it also isnt the end of the world people
     
  11. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    Bam!
     
  12. metroflip73

    metroflip73 Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    NYC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought you said you liked coordinating the TIFO? Maybe I read that post or misinterpretted that phone conversation...

    :p
     
  13. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    I am assuming that the 9pm start time was a major issue for a lot of people.
     
  14. vflkirwan

    vflkirwan Member

    Mar 28, 2000
    North Jersey
    Club:
    New Jersey
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would assume it had something to do with us just playing them a month ago in a very meaningful game.

    USA fans AND Mexican fans both stayed away because of the above I'm sure.
     
  15. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    That as well. An ill timed cash grab that probably backfired financially. How much does it cost to rent out the stadium?
     
  16. GOREVS3000

    GOREVS3000 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2006
    Boston
    Club:
    2 de Mayo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well when we can have it, yes.
     
  17. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I believe I heard that the Spain game cost the USSF $2 million dollars to pay both the Spanish federation and rent the stadium. They earned $4 million estimated by selling around 60k in tickets. Don't hold me to those numbers because I'm going off memory. So if the FMF and USSF didn't do a ticket sharing deal, which I believe they have done in the past, and the Eagles stadium charged the same rate as Foxboro, the USSF wouldn't have made any money. If they did a ticket sharing deal, we could guess that they made $1 million. ALL GUESSES to emphasize.
     
  18. JLoeza

    JLoeza Guest

    I'm not sure the timing after the Gold Cup had much to do with the attendance, but it has been over three years since we did have our last friendly with Mexico which was in February of 2008.

    Our last two friendlies against Mexico were in Glendale, Arizona and Houston, Texas both of which fell on Wednesdays and were complete sellouts. IMO Philly missed the opportunity to sellout (not even the lower bowl was full). Say what you want about it falling on a Wednesday / having just played them, but that was on the west coast something most of the east coast fans didn't attend.

    If we played England in NYC, then England played us again in NorCal, it's a different fanbase so there should be fans at the gates.
     
  19. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004

Share This Page