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Atlanta Expansion Club To Be Announced April 16th

Discussion in 'Major League Soccer' started by NYCFCFan10, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. MikeDatTiger

    MikeDatTiger Regular Member

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    I have to say, the RBNY supporters were in fine voice last night. Granted, one of the songs I heard them clearly chanting was "You're not singing, you're not signing, you're not singing over there!" which I wasn't sure whether it was directed at Union supporters or a section of empty seats at Red Bull.
     
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    einwindir Senior Member Staff Member Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    @MikeDatTiger@MikeDatTiger you've got to respect ESC, GSU and VA. They do a damn good job keeping the momentum going all game long. Even when RB is busy not winning games, the SS is energetic.
     
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    Kinkladze Newbie

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    Bring back the Metro Stars!!!
     
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    Shwafta Regular Member

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    well this didn't age too well, did it
     
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    LionNYC Senior Member Staff Member Elite Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Let's see after a few bad season of soccer in Atlanta how this truly looks.
     
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    Shwafta Regular Member

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    I don't see them having a truly "bad" season for a long while. Unless something happens to Arthur Blank, they're gonna be set
     
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    mgarbowski Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    They broke the record for season tickets before their first game.
     
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    413Blue Active Member Seasoned Supporter

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    We supposedly had 20k season tickets in our first year. We are not nearly as well run as Atlanta so they seem destined to stay strong, but it is possible for the shine to wear off.
     
  9. mgarbowski

    mgarbowski Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    That 20k number was always bullshit as it included anyone who bought 2015 "season tickets" with as little as 1 game left in the season.
    Atlanta had 22k season tickets sold before they hired a head coach and when they had 7 players.
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016...-set-new-season-ticket-record-expansion-teams

    So far everyone who predicts their demise has been made a fool, and yet people keep placing that bet. I'm not going to join that club.
     
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    Gotham Gator Senior Member Donor

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    True, but something like 18,000 carried over to 2016. We had a much better base back then.

    Also worth noting that our slide in attendance has come while we've been playing well. We dropped after finishing 4th in the league in 2016 and after finishing 2nd in 2017.
     
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    adam Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    the tickets being worth less than what they are charging for season tickets and making it hard as hell to re-sell sure hasn't helped the numbers, no matter how the team is doing.
     
  12. SoupInNYC

    SoupInNYC Senior Member Elite Donor

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    Agreed, I think they have far too much momentum that its created quite a culture there immediately that so many people have already bought into.

    Perhaps their attendance would slump a bit if they had a few down years, but I can't imagine it would be anything significant, or not in line with similar slumps you'd see elsewhere.

    I will point out, that although I didn't say it in this thread, I was definitely a skeptic on whether they really could be successful in Atlanta in garnering interest. I've been way wrong on how I thought things would go in ATL.
     
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    Atlanta are on a roll, but they're a young team in a young league. No team is immune from a few years of toxic misfortune, which can happen to the best of sides. And they wouldn't be the first team to plummet after the first few seasons of the new stadium feel-good factor. Not saying it's likely, but it's far from impossible.
     
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    I saw a match when they played at Bobby Dodd stadium. PACKED with off the chain energy in the crowd.

    ZERO chance Miami duplicates that.
     
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    Feels like Arthur Blank is the only owner in MLS, that is invested in his team. I mean, we will see about the new Crews owners, along with FC Cincinnati.
     
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    LAFC is in that group too.
     
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    sbrylski Senior Member

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    LAFC, Seattle, Portland, Toronto, DCU...
     
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    Rimil Regular Member Elite Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    whut? for years its been kraft [owner tbd] doesnt care this, he's only focused on patriots [other suff tbd] that.... finishes a shoddy stadium (as far as new construction is concerned) and get rooney and all is forgotten. Somehow he is elevated to to podium of spenders. Whelp if we are going down the DCU path, I'll cancel my tickets now and come back when we sign a 35 year old Mbappe.
     
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    sbrylski Senior Member

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    Kraft owns New England.

    After an ownership change, DC United in the last 12 months have (1) completed a stadium in a very difficult real estate market, (2) brought in one of the biggest names in the game, and (3) brought in two other players with higher transfermarkt values than anyone on our team, and young.

    I guess you have to define "invested in [your] team," but I sure see some legitimate activity there.
     
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    true that, early morning brain fart, but now that im on the spot I couldn't name the DCU ownership. I kinda recall it was going to go to a PE guy then cancelled or resold again or something...Im gonna have to look it up. My point was more that they went through a decade of nothing that had the fans in revolt, that's not the path I want to follow. They get on the podium I suppose, but put an asterisk on them.
     

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