2020 & 2021 Season Ticket Thread

For STHs: If NYCFC hosts 0 matches at YS/CF in 2020, which would you prefer?

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413Blue

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I'm more bullish on normal!

Therapies are close, vaccines are close. Knowledge is improving so we are improving treatments, leading to less hospitalizations and deaths. This will all continue to improve based upon all of the studies in progress. By March, I expect vaccines to have been available at least to all high and moderate risk persons if not wider, and antibody and other effective treatments to be widely available.

I predict an attendance boom across MLS next season as people want to get back to normal, harder hit (economically) households get back on their feet, and less impacted households spend their 2020 vacation and dining out backlog.
 

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Here's my view on the 2021 season...

- There will be no city or state political changes. de Blasio will still be mayor, Cuomo will be governor. So there's not going to be a full reopening anytime soon.
- There will be limited capacity games before full capacity games. With limited capacity, you can't use season tickets as the basis for location since it's too closely packed together. The team will sell tickets on a game by game basis or a limited capacity season ticket stadium map for 2021 only (hopefully).
- 2021 season ticket payments will either be pushed to 2022 or be used as a credit for the limited capacity games.
- I see no fans in New York until spring/summer 2021 and then limited capacity in fall 2021.
This is likely right, though there is a possibility that Cuomo is no longer governor. I want to keep political opinions aside, but it sounds like there is a possibility that Cuomo could end up in some form of cabinet position if Biden were elected as I've read reports that he could be considered for Attorney General.

I'm really not sure what happens next regarding governor of NY if that were to happen.
 

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This is likely right, though there is a possibility that Cuomo is no longer governor. I want to keep political opinions aside, but it sounds like there is a possibility that Cuomo could end up in some form of cabinet position if Biden were elected as I've read reports that he could be considered for Attorney General.

I'm really not sure what happens next regarding governor of NY if that were to happen.
Even if Cuomo is appointed to a Biden cabinet, I don't think that moves the needle about NY state policies regarding COVID.
 
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This is likely right, though there is a possibility that Cuomo is no longer governor. I want to keep political opinions aside, but it sounds like there is a possibility that Cuomo could end up in some form of cabinet position if Biden were elected as I've read reports that he could be considered for Attorney General.

I'm really not sure what happens next regarding governor of NY if that were to happen.
cuomo as attorney general.. SCARY.

I'm more bullish on normal!

Therapies are close, vaccines are close. Knowledge is improving so we are improving treatments, leading to less hospitalizations and deaths. This will all continue to improve based upon all of the studies in progress. By March, I expect vaccines to have been available at least to all high and moderate risk persons if not wider, and antibody and other effective treatments to be widely available.

I predict an attendance boom across MLS next season as people want to get back to normal, harder hit (economically) households get back on their feet, and less impacted households spend their 2020 vacation and dining out backlog.
hospitalizations have increased to where they were back in june. whether we have treatments or not, it depends on hospital capacity. if we can't treat everyone who gets sick, there will be people who die from lack of care or insufficient care. that was our biggest problem when this all began combined with lack of knowledge and experience on how to treat the symptoms.

a few vaccine trials have paused due to people reporting severe side effects/symptoms. if all things went perfectly, we weren't expecting a vaccine rollout until sometime in the spring. with the pauses, it's more likely it will be the late summer or fall before a vaccine is even rolled out. then there will be a time before enough of the population can receive the vaccine to get enough herd immunity for things to get somewhat normal again.
 

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cuomo as attorney general.. SCARY.



hospitalizations have increased to where they were back in june. whether we have treatments or not, it depends on hospital capacity. if we can't treat everyone who gets sick, there will be people who die from lack of care or insufficient care. that was our biggest problem when this all began combined with lack of knowledge and experience on how to treat the symptoms.

a few vaccine trials have paused due to people reporting severe side effects/symptoms. if all things went perfectly, we weren't expecting a vaccine rollout until sometime in the spring. with the pauses, it's more likely it will be the late summer or fall before a vaccine is even rolled out. then there will be a time before enough of the population can receive the vaccine to get enough herd immunity for things to get somewhat normal again.
Vaccines, at least two of the American ones, are potentially within weeks of approval. The two that were paused, one of which has been partially resumed and the other expects to resume soon, will be widely available by Spring if trials go well. The pauses don't really impact availability as all four major US trialled vaccines are all expected to be approved before they are widely available, which are all projecting Springtime peak production and rollout. All four are already ramping production with the expectation that they will receive approval. Both Moderna and Pfizer, the two more advanced trials which haven't been paused, have indicated that they believe they can get approval by the end of November, and that seems very possible based on the timeline of their phase 3 trials. AstraZenaca and J&J are paused and less certain, but they are both in phase 3 already. Not to mention the Chinese and Russian vaccines which by the Spring will have been well-tested (by a seemingly rushed approval to widely use it in the east) and maybe even receive western approval.
It seems much more likely than not that you and I will have the ability to receive a vaccine by April.
 

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I know this isn't a covid thread, but for a quick primer on the process of trials and approvals and where the various US and international companies are at with their coronavirus vaccines, this NYT tracker is pretty helpful.

It's honestly pretty hard for me to project what I think things will be like for me in March 2021. In March 2020 I couldn't have foreseen what things look like in October 2020. After a pretty risk averse 8 months, I'm only now beginning to assess what level of risk I am comfortable adding to the mix. Do I travel to see family during the holidays? On a plane? What infection rates on the ground to wherever I'm going would be acceptable to me? I imagine I'll go through a similar process of assessing the options and risks if/when there's even a possibility of in-person games. For now, I'm kind of in wait-and-see mode
 

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Just seeing how they're setting up the benches at Yankee Stadium as a row of director's chairs, there isn't any room for Pitchside seats so 2021 will be interesting.
 

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Just seeing how they're setting up the benches at Yankee Stadium as a row of director's chairs, there isn't any room for Pitchside seats so 2021 will be interesting.
If we're still social distancing in 2021, they won't be offering those seats anyway.
 

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Is it just me having issues relocating my seat to somewhere in the same price brand, Ticketmaster site is defaulting the price field to the next band on the virtual venue and I can’t change the criteria
 

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233A has a bunch of front row seats available I am considering moving there. Anyone want to talk me out of it? I am thinking of grabbing the aisle seats closest to the foul pole. It doesn't look like it obstructs the view, but if it does then i may as well just take the middle of the row. My move starts in 15 min, so any info would be helpful!

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Eh I took the middle of the front row. The preview always shows from middle of the section and trying to spatially orientate myself near the foul pole made me feel like ya it was going to be annoying.
 
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233A has a bunch of front row seats available I am considering moving there. Anyone want to talk me out of it? I am thinking of grabbing the aisle seats closest to the foul pole. It doesn't look like it obstructs the view, but if it does then i may as well just take the middle of the row. My move starts in 15 min, so any info would be helpful!

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Eh I took the middle of the front row. The preview always shows from middle of the section and trying to spatially orientate myself near the foul pole made me feel like ya it was going to be annoying.
Late to respond, but my seats are in the front row of 233A and I doubt I'd trade them for any other location in Yankee Stadium. The endline view at a slight angle is a nice alternative to television, the supporter side of the stadium has more energy, and the elevated view works better for soccer in a stadium designed for baseball (in my opinion). No foul ball nets. The cost is also a bargain compared to other sections.

Choosing the middle seats was the right choice. If you sit closer to the foul pole, there are certain seats that are obstructed.
 

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Late to respond, but my seats are in the front row of 233A and I doubt I'd trade them for any other location in Yankee Stadium. The endline view at a slight angle is a nice alternative to television, the supporter side of the stadium has more energy, and the elevated view works better for soccer in a stadium designed for baseball (in my opinion). No foul ball nets. The cost is also a bargain compared to other sections.

Choosing the middle seats was the right choice. If you sit closer to the foul pole, there are certain seats that are obstructed.
well it looked like seats 1 thru 9 were empty and seats 10 -13 were occupied so unless you are two seats on the other aisle I'm your new neighbor.

I don't plan on going lol. I am just parking in these seats as they are the cheapest and maybe will sell well enough that i can break even until we actually get a real stadium. I think this might be my last season of caring to hold my spot. I don't even bother to watch the games on TV anymore I'm so disillusioned with what this team is from what I had hoped. I probably would have cancelled this year if not for all the perks given for renewing. who even knows what horrors 2021 will bring. But hey, maybe ill check the view once or twice.