2020 Season Ticket Thread

moogoo

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We will be getting refunds because the event in question is not going to be played within the next 12 months.

MLS 2020 is not happening.

Stop kidding yourself that society is going back to normal before a vaccine is put out and that won’t happen (unless the FDA rescinds testing protocols) for another 12-18 months and then will need 300million doses for the US and another 5billion for the world, which to manufacture and distribute will take longer.

Further, if they don’t refund me, they will have lost me forever. If they’re so greedy that they’re going to keep payment for season tix to games that are never played, then Fck them to hell because that’s the most unethical company to hide behind a pandemic.
Obviously if games are not played or we are not allowed to attend or it's a year .. we'd get refunds. Just as the agreement says.

I think whether we start the season again doesn't depend on the vaccine but simply the number of new cases. Much like china has gone a few days now without new cases and has begun resuming things that had shut down. Had nothing to do with a vaccine or a cure. Of course, there's always a risk another outbreak could start, but there's so much money at stake, they will restart if at all possible and health experts deem it safe enough to do so.

MLS 2020 could happen. In what capacity? Who knows. Maybe they will cancel it all together, but I am not writing it off at this point.
 
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Obviously if games are not played or we are not allowed to attend or it's a year .. we'd get refunds. Just as the agreement says.

I think whether we start the season again doesn't depend on the vaccine but simply the number of new cases. Much like china has gone a few days now without new cases and has begun resuming things that had shut down. Had nothing to do with a vaccine or a cure. Of course, there's always a risk another outbreak could start, but there's so much money at stake, they will restart if at all possible and health experts deem it safe enough to do so.

MLS 2020 could happen. In what capacity? Who knows. Maybe they will cancel it all together, but I am not writing it off at this point.
Yeah, South Korea just restarted their baseball season because they were able to contain this. If we're able to (and judging by the incompetence in our government, I'm not optimistic), then our season might start again. But if we can't contain this, then there's probably no more soccer this year.
 

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Obviously if games are not played or we are not allowed to attend or it's a year .. we'd get refunds. Just as the agreement says.

I think whether we start the season again doesn't depend on the vaccine but simply the number of new cases. Much like china has gone a few days now without new cases and has begun resuming things that had shut down. Had nothing to do with a vaccine or a cure. Of course, there's always a risk another outbreak could start, but there's so much money at stake, they will restart if at all possible and health experts deem it safe enough to do so.

MLS 2020 could happen. In what capacity? Who knows. Maybe they will cancel it all together, but I am not writing it off at this point.
You cannot trust any thing coming out of China - this past week they tossed reporters for four major US newspapers out of the country for their reporting on Covid-19. China’s numbers are highly skeptical to begin with when compared to what’s happening in Europe. NYS isn’t supposed to hit peak for another 45 days, which then would have a backside slope, and the rest of the country is behind us. Add is that we have an entire Generation-of-Me that just got back from spring break who are most definitely carriers delivering the virus to areas of the country that had so far been “insulated” - as far as our non-existent testing didn’t confirm. Because of these dipshits, the US is going to have a massively longer outbreak with their communities very likely 3-6 weeks behind NYC.

So while South Korea has bossed this, we aren’t even close, and even if we were, it’d be idiocy to allow mass spectator events before we have a vaccine, know whether reinfection can take place, or have some way to limit exposure to those fortunate enough to have avoided it.

Figuring out how to have a 2020-2021 school year will need to come before spectator sports - losing a year of schooling, or a limited year, has more impact on society than whatever money is at stake in a sporting event.
 

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You cannot trust any thing coming out of China - this past week they tossed reporters for four major US newspapers out of the country for their reporting on Covid-19. China’s numbers are highly skeptical to begin with when compared to what’s happening in Europe. NYS isn’t supposed to hit peak for another 45 days, which then would have a backside slope, and the rest of the country is behind us. Add is that we have an entire Generation-of-Me that just got back from spring break who are most definitely carriers delivering the virus to areas of the country that had so far been “insulated” - as far as our non-existent testing didn’t confirm. Because of these dipshits, the US is going to have a massively longer outbreak with their communities very likely 3-6 weeks behind NYC.

So while South Korea has bossed this, we aren’t even close, and even if we were, it’d be idiocy to allow mass spectator events before we have a vaccine, know whether reinfection can take place, or have some way to limit exposure to those fortunate enough to have avoided it.

Figuring out how to have a 2020-2021 school year will need to come before spectator sports - losing a year of schooling, or a limited year, has more impact on society than whatever money is at stake in a sporting event.
You can believe what you will. We are all speculating here anyway, based on what we are told and what is reported. I have no doubt the US will be in this for a lot longer than SK or China and we'll be lucky if we can prevent an Italy level crisis happening. Luckily, the current epicenters in the US are taking this more seriously than others, with or without federal help. I firmly believe the US will have the most reported cases in the world when this is all said and done. That's if we continue to test and test aggressively. I find it disconcerting that NY and CA have instituted more restrictions as to who is being tested and I hope this is only temporary due to a lack of testing ability/capacity. At some point, there is no reason why we can't set up phonebooth testing facilities like south korea, so that anyone can just walk by and get tested.

As for your comment about the dipshits, I agree they are going to really screw a lot of people and places over. Not gonna lie, I wish they'd all get sick with nasty symptoms if only to teach them a life lesson.

Obviously, school comes before sports. I would hope sports would/could not continue if schools did not. However, sports can be played in empty stadiums and earn TV viewership/money. For STHs, I assume closed door games would qualify as a "cancellation" that could not be re-offered within 12 months and a refund would be justified. In any case, I personally think we won't even be close to single digit new cases until at least the end of June, assuming all states are testing in high numbers and people continue with social distancing. Assuming MLS is able to reschedule matches and go into mid-december, we could possibly play half a season or more, if closed door games are played. Regardless, whoever wins SS or MLS cup, it will always be tainted with an asterisk. I actually prefer they just scrap the season and start over 2021.