Thursday, January 11, 2007

LA Galaxy sell 1,000 season tickets in 4 hours

It has been a busy day for the LA Galaxy's ticket sales department as they sold 1,000 season tickets in just four hours. It was so busy the club had to setup a 'war room' to take orders.

The cheapest season ticket package was about $300, meaning they took in at least $300,000 today. Granted, that only pays for about 2 days of Beckham's salary, but it is still a big number.

The question now is how long can the team keep the interest going and will it last more then one season?

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Anonymous Nicolaus said...

However Football constitute Sport Industry, and always acquire money.

2:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering that MLS is only responsible for $400,000 of Beckham's salary, the Galaxy should have the MLS covered by about now.

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This whole thread is crap.

I have been a Manchester United Supporter for more than 30 years and I can tell you that Beckham was never world class, or even a great footballer.

In fact all real united fans always knew that he was by far the least talented of the midfield of Giggs, Keane, Scholes, and Beckham. He was a media invention right face at the right time.

As a free kick taker he was always overrated -if you look at his free kick record, the free kick that he scored in the world cup 2006 was his first in almost 3 years in any competition.

To compare him with Pele is an insult to international football and proves American football fans ignorance of the tradition of the game itself.

You will get those non-Manchester united English fans who worship beckham - they are blinded by the media hype but real Madrid and Manchester united fans know better.

As an international soccer star beckham was average at best. His best moment was a drawing free kick against a second rate Greek side. He has never achieved anything internationally for his national team, just excuses of injuries every time he failed in from 1998 to 2006.

The fact that he remained captain of England for so long and in the side, was due to the celebrity obsession of Sven.

The MLS has gained nothing in terms of credibility internationally. What they have got is a has been who never was playing in a micky mouse league.

The MLS has got duped in the biggest financial mistake in sporting history. What the MLS needs is quality not short lived hype.

The LA Galaxy will sell a few Beckham tee shirts but not anywhere near as many as they think because unlike Manchester United and Real Madrid they have no international soccer brand and history.

Remember Beckham would never have received international or national attention had he just played for an average team -these 2 teams are 2 of the most famous and greatest clubs in the history.

Real Madrid only ever bought Beckham for the marketing angle not as a player. They were able to capitalise on this only because they were Real Madrid -will LA Galaxy sell tee-shirts in London? - Dream ON!!

To pay $250m for an unwanted benchwarmer? I really feel sorry for MLS fans.

You got duped!!

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There has been a lot of rubbish written about Beckham's USA move but the most remarkable item I've read in weeks on it is found here:

11:07 PM  

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