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In Topic: MLS, Red Bulls and Coronavirus

12 March 2020 - 10:07 AM

Sounds like the NHL is doing the same and reports are that the Euros will be moved to 2021.

In Topic: French left back Jason Pendant

11 March 2020 - 01:32 PM

Looking at Ligue 2 attendance it will still be an improvement from his perspective: https://www.soccerst...?league=france2

In Topic: MLS, Red Bulls and Coronavirus

11 March 2020 - 09:18 AM

I don't really expect the home game on the 28th to be played, at least not in front of fans. Given the 7 to 14 day period where people with it are asymptomatic, the numbers are probably going to explode in the coming week, especially since we've done very little testing. Looking at what has happened in Italy since the first confirmed case a month ago does not bode well for us, particularly since people in powerful positions in the federal government were still literally calling it a hoax only a few days ago.

In Topic: French left back Jason Pendant

10 March 2020 - 10:34 AM

Official and he joins the team now as soon as he gets his visa: https://www.newyorkr...r-jason-pendant

In Topic: Not renewing season tickets

05 March 2020 - 01:33 PM

Im guessing the bean counters at Red Bull did an analysis and decided it is better to make money from ticket sales rather than give them away just to fill the stadium. Mathematically, it may be more profitable to do it that way.

It also helps protect the value of season tickets somewhat, because season ticket holders don't feel like they are surrounded by people paying 20% of what they did to get in. I've read about teams in other leagues taking the same approach, reducing discounts, freebies, etc. which drives attendance down but not necessarily revenue. 


For me it has been a factor (one of many) in never considering giving up my membership, because I have been able to consistently resell my ticket when I miss a game for just slightly under what I paid for it (sometimes more).


The counter argument to this is that you get people in the door by whatever means necessary and hope they spend money on food and drinks, have a good time, and decide to return for more games.