Philadelphia Sells 3400 Season Tickets

Philadelphia Sells 3400 Season Tickets

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On March 28, 2008
  • 2 Comments

According to this report, MLS Philly has already sold 3,400 season tickets  for a team that was only announced one month ago, and will not begin play until 2010.

Just like Toronto last year and Seattle in 2009, the MLS is finding markets that are selling better and getting more support before the club even steps foot onto a field. Philly still has a long way to go to catch up to Seattle, which has put up strong early numbers and sold close to 13,500 season tickets for the 2009 season.

All together it is great news for these expansion clubs. I am willing to bet that Philly will end up with at least 10,000 season tickets before they begin playing in 2010, though they could catch up to Seattle and pass them up since they have an extra year to work with.

What do you all think? Could we see Philly get to 15,000 or more? What about Seattle, could they get to 15,000 themselves?

  • Steve-O

    I do think that both teams could sell 15,000 season tickets and put up similar numbers as Toronto. Seattle is very close to having 15,000 as it is and they still have one more year to increase thier current standings. I'm sure one a team identity is developed there will be more tickets being purchased.<br />
    As far as Philly is concerned, the article said that of the 3,500 tickets sold so far, 20% have been to Sons of Ben members. This would mean that only 700 of the over 2000 SoBs have purchased thier tickets. (assuming all current members will purchase tickets) I also feel that the stadium currently planned for Philly's games will attract a large number of fans. If all goes to plan, that will be a very nice venue for the organization. If I were a resident of Philly I would want to goto that stadium.<br />
    The future looks very bright for both organizations and I wish the best to both teams as they prepare for thier inaugural seasons.

  • Steve-O

    I do think that both teams could sell 15,000 season tickets and put up similar numbers as Toronto. Seattle is very close to having 15,000 as it is and they still have one more year to increase thier current standings. I’m sure one a team identity is developed there will be more tickets being purchased.
    As far as Philly is concerned, the article said that of the 3,500 tickets sold so far, 20% have been to Sons of Ben members. This would mean that only 700 of the over 2000 SoBs have purchased thier tickets. (assuming all current members will purchase tickets) I also feel that the stadium currently planned for Philly’s games will attract a large number of fans. If all goes to plan, that will be a very nice venue for the organization. If I were a resident of Philly I would want to goto that stadium.
    The future looks very bright for both organizations and I wish the best to both teams as they prepare for thier inaugural seasons.