RECAPS
EXTRA TIME
YANKS ABROAD LOCKER ROOM
 
2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #76
Thursday February 11, 2016 3:36am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,450
Meh. Try harder.

tylercocinas
Post #77
Thursday February 11, 2016 4:06am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,151
Original post from skangles

I agree. The cheapest tickets to a DC United game are $20 at an angle behind goal and right below the visiting fans section. Quite frankly they're bad seats but you get the atmosphere of a live game which is fun. $20 is too much for bad seats, they should lower the prices and fill up the stands.

I definitely think this is off putting to people who might otherwise check out a game, and this is especially true for families. I bought much better seats to a Hertha Berlin game for 18 euros and that's the Bundesliga, in a historic stadium where you are not at risk of being hit in the head with falling chunks of concrete.


I pay $20-25 for tix in the supporters section a few rows from the field at RFK (and ours are some of the most expensive league-wide) so I know one can find affordable prices for quality seats. I've watched USMNT matches from the 300s in RFK as well and I didnt feel like the seats were an awful viewing experience.

Additionally, my point was really that the assessment that fans were overpaying was based in part on a subjective evaluation regarding quality of play, and not so much the notion that the article would have any impact on anyones willingness to attend matches..

db707
Post #78
Thursday February 11, 2016 8:55am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,016
I am leaving the DC area so it will be moot for me soon. But when I did go I had a season ticket package with a group from work and they were good seats. They desperately need the new stadium though. RFK, decrepit though it may be, may only be the third worst U.S. stadium I've seen a national team game in (I was at both U.S. v Brazil 1993 and U.S. v Greece 1994 at Yale Bowl, and U.S. v Ecuador at Baltimore's old Memorial Stadium).

MSantoine
Post #79
Thursday February 11, 2016 2:25pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
Original post from skangles

MLS ranked as the worst ticket value in the world (i.e. of the 25 countries ranked).

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/09/2...


What a stupid, pointless study. First of all the subjectivity. The South African, Tunisian, and J-League, among others, are higher quality than MLS. Please. Secondly cost of tickets has to do with economics and supply and demand. The 1st world top economic countries, expensive places to win are the most expensive tickets. The poor as dirt thrd world tickets are the cheapest. Thats economics. That has nothing to do with "value" of tickets. So if I buy a beer in Vietnam for 25cents american does that make it a better valued beer then dropping $4 for a budweiser in America?

tylercocinas
Post #80
Thursday February 11, 2016 8:05pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,151
Original post from MSantoine
So if I buy a beer in Vietnam for 25cents american does that make it a better valued beer then dropping $4 for a budweiser in America?


Couldn't agree more, MSantoine. But, boy oh boy the idea of $0.25 beers is music to my ears though ha.

skangles
DC
Post #81
Friday February 12, 2016 3:48am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,443
Original post from MSantoine
So if I buy a beer in Vietnam for 25cents american does that make it a better valued beer then dropping $4 for a budweiser in America?


Yes, but Saigon would be better value than Budweiser even at $4.

admsghs27
Post #82
Friday February 12, 2016 3:56am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Original post from skangles

Yes, but Saigon would be better value than Budweiser even at $4.

Yes agree and i wouldn't even pay 25 cents for a Budweiser lol.

dunlopp9987
Post #83
Friday February 12, 2016 6:26am

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 2,642
Original post from admsghs27

Yes agree and i wouldn't even pay 25 cents for a Budweiser lol.


That's because they won't let you buy a beer. Or vote, for that matter.
COYB!!
admsghs27
Post #84
Friday February 12, 2016 7:40am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Original post from dunlopp9987

That's because they won't let you buy a beer. Or vote, for that matter.

Go to bed trump jr.. ohh and yeah you cant vote cause your Jk son and you aren't allowed to, you're German so go drink an ayinger, go eat a brautwurst, or you should worry more about Oktober fest kid...

hamsamwich
Post #85
Friday February 12, 2016 2:39pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,212
Anyone who has a gripe on food prices if you go to an away game and see your team play the Fire- for years we've had a bbq truck and a few others selling food outside like the peanut man. The rest I agree with, $7 dollar 16 oz wow... I usually wait until after the loss and go get a $4 six pack at the store. They cut you off at the best drinking time anyway!

MSantoine
Post #86
Friday February 12, 2016 5:24pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
Original post from hamsamwich

Anyone who has a gripe on food prices if you go to an away game and see your team play the Fire- for years we've had a bbq truck and a few others selling food outside like the peanut man. The rest I agree with, $7 dollar 16 oz wow... I usually wait until after the loss and go get a $4 six pack at the store. They cut you off at the best drinking time anyway!


Not sure about Chicago but my preference for Revs games is to buy enough beer to tailgate before, and then after the game. Lets traffic weed out, kick the ball around/play tailgaiting games for another hour or so before you leave.

cleancutimage
Post #87
Friday February 12, 2016 6:29pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,309
When I was able to go to NYRB games I would always pay $32 for seats on the sideline around the 18 yard box about 4 or 5 rows from the field. MLS prices are very affordable compared to the other American leagues. I have gone to a Galaxy match and got good tickets for cheap as well though it was through StubHub. But the Galaxy matches atmosphere is the most boring I have ever witness. It was like a baseball game atmosphere. I was quite disappointed, this was back in 2012 when they were MLS Cup champs too.

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #88
Saturday February 13, 2016 2:28am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,517
You guys won't believe what they charge for a premium beer at Avaya...freaking $12.50.

Needless to say, everybody loads up in the parking lot.

I sit about half way up the sideline...I like viewing games from the top of the box...you couldn't pay me to sit at midfield. Quake tickets are pricey...50 bucks where I sit but I have great seats...my one and only extravagance.

As far as value, it is all relative....apples and oranges to compare MLS to leagues around the world....agree with MSAntoine and Tyler.

hamsamwich
Post #89
Saturday February 13, 2016 3:24am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,212
I always feel comfortable with the monetary value of the purchase even if the on field excitement has been a bit lacking. It's a good time out regardless- props to the MLS schedulers this season it seems there are more home games at earlier hours. Makes for a lot easier tailgate during the early and later months. @chris- the $12 would've been good enough for the premium beer-- I suppose the 50c extra makes it seem even more legit. I know I will take in at least one Rapids game this year I can look at the prices we have here in Colorado at Dicks.

skangles
DC
Post #90
Saturday February 13, 2016 5:45am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,443
Ham, you'll be one of like eight people in the crowd for that Fire at Rapids game.

Page 6 of 12
« Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  Next » Last »»

With Jesse Marsch and David Wagner at the helms of teams in the top flight, YA will cover their exploits this season.
RECENT POSTS
YA Transfer Tracker
Yanks Face Relegation in England
Tale of Two Young Yanks in Europe
Wagner Nears Premier League Goal
THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES

RANDOM TAGS FROM PAST WEEK...
Italy, K League, Mikkel Diskerud, South Korea, Frosinone Calcio, Ulsan Hyundai, Serie B, Andrija Novakovich