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24 Hour Game - Rockefeller Center

Discussion in 'NYCFC Supporters Discussion' started by LionNYC, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Schwallacus

    Schwallacus Active Member

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    As Kangaroo JackKangaroo Jack and WalkenTall27WalkenTall27 said, it was a thirty minute period, but there was some rotation involved, so it was a period of maybe 20-25 minutes on the field. I signed up/played at 3:30AM and there were still a ton of people there playing, which surprised me. Coach people did fine rotating people in and out, I'd say each side had at least 3 or 4 people to sub in and out. There were a few people I knew who had been there for hours who got a lot of playing time spot subbing here and there. So, if you wanted to stick around they definitely gave people more than just 20-25 minutes of playing time.

    Halftime was awesome, got free chicken buckets as mentioned before (can neither confirm nor deny my presence in that picture from Kangaroo JackKangaroo Jack ). Also got to play a scrimmage in the inflatable bubbles, which my friends just decided it would be more fun to run and launch each other into oblivion. We had a mandatory minute break after we managed to break one of the straps in the bubbles from bouncing someone around too much. Very tiring though, the bubbles are essentially like running with a 20 lbs vest on.

    All in all, the excitement and hype this raised for the season was awesome. I hope they make it an annual thing, or have something crazy and fun before the start of the season to get people pumped up.

    Note: Due to daylight savings mixed with the 24 hour game, my body doesn't know what time it is. Almost worse than jet lag.
     
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    SoupInNYC Senior Member Elite Donor

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    That bubble soccer is a lot more exhausting than people think. I did this for a buddy's bachelor party a few years ago and it was a lot of fun. But doing so in the summer, in San Diego, after a long night of drinking, probably wasn't the best decision.
     
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    Mario Active Member Seasoned Supporter

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    I signed up for the 8pm shift but got there early around 6:30 and they got me on the field by 6:45. Put in my work as #110 and when I got subbed off team villa was short subs so at around 7:20 I went back in for a second time for like 10-15 minutes until more people started to come.
    NYCFC own that turfing stage unit now and should be using it more often for small sided fan events.
     
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    Schwallacus Active Member

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    Once word gets out I wouldn't be surprised to see it become one of those dumb workouts cross-fitters do outside their gyms mid-summer. Everyone's going to be seeing people in bubbles trying to dodge traffic around street corners to try and burn an additional 10-20 calories as reflected on their apple watches they just got.
     
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    adam Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    If they're wrapped in protective bubbles, can we hit them with our cars as they cross the street?
     
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    Mario Active Member Seasoned Supporter

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  7. LionNYC

    LionNYC Senior Member Staff Member Elite Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    LostAnvil Senior Member Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    yes! such a good idea as it helps the team gain more exposure - hope they can do this every year especially since not much else is going on in the plaza this time of year
     
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    Schwallacus Active Member

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    Tell your friends to all sign up for the same few time slots (all slots are 20 minutes) and choose a not so active time of day/night. Early morning and late night are the best for getting a larger group together.
     
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    Amon Junior Member Seasoned Supporter

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    Should've waited til it was a little bit warmer out.
     
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    Gotham Gator Senior Member Donor

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    Thanks. That’s basically the same advice I got from the Club.
     
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    SoupInNYC Senior Member Elite Donor

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    Get Garber on the phone and see if they can push the season back.
     
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    Amon Junior Member Seasoned Supporter

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    Working on it. But honestly if they did this in late April to mid May, it would probably attract more people. The point of this is to raise awareness for the team and get butts into the seat. Not too many people are gonna brave the cold weather for a team they really don’t follow. Supporters MIGHT because they already have that connection to the team.
     
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    The only other logical time to do it is before the derby. As cold as it is, makes complete sense to do an event like this to promote the home opener. You promote the return of the season, which might make people remember to check out tickets for the season. Awareness is more than just of people who visit the event, it's the opportunity cost of getting media attention. Even a 30-second mention on the local news is a huge deal for this team.
     
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    SoupInNYC Senior Member Elite Donor

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    And no matter when you do it, it's going to get a ton of attention. It's at freaking Rockefeller Center.
     
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