Article From The Athletic Gives Insight Into Ticket Sales

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Re: Article From The Athletic Gives Insight Into Ticket Sales

Post by johnnyangryfuzzball » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:42 pm

NYJ6420 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:47 pm
johnnyangryfuzzball wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:49 pm
The thing is that New York's metro area is about 23 million... by far the biggest in the USA. They've always had respectable attendance for football (except when teams were forced to play on Randalls Island). The UFL got 10k for their game at Giants Stadium. The Hitmen were second in the old XFL. Brooklyn was a hit for the FXFL. (For the future, if Minor League Baseball's contraction plan goes through, the XFL might want to consider taking over and expanding the Staten Island ballpark that's going to be left vacant. Welcome back, Stapletons! ;) )
Forgot about the NY-P league parks. In the contraction plan the rumor is that, Brooklyn and Hudson Valley stay and move into AA Eastern League which would require expansion of the two ballparks. That won't be for a couple of years though and the XFL will have made it or not in NY by then. Besides the traffic on 9D and/or Atlantic Ave would be killer.
That's why I chose Staten Island. (Though Brooklyn and HV both have hosted the FXFL before, and Brooklyn can get up to 10K as it is.) It's tough to find a decent football venue in NYC proper, which would be a big marketing boon to any pro football team in New York. If the MiLB plan goes through, the ballpark on Staten Island would come available after the 2020 season. (Heck, even if it doesn't, that team doesn't begin play until June.)

Staten Island would be faced with either trying to lure an independent team like the Atlantic League (a distinct possibility), or demolishing and repurposing the property (which is what I suspect will happen unless someone like the XFL steps in).

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Re: Article From The Athletic Gives Insight Into Ticket Sales

Post by HVGuardian » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:52 pm

NYJ6420 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:47 pm
johnnyangryfuzzball wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:49 pm
The thing is that New York's metro area is about 23 million... by far the biggest in the USA. They've always had respectable attendance for football (except when teams were forced to play on Randalls Island). The UFL got 10k for their game at Giants Stadium. The Hitmen were second in the old XFL. Brooklyn was a hit for the FXFL. (For the future, if Minor League Baseball's contraction plan goes through, the XFL might want to consider taking over and expanding the Staten Island ballpark that's going to be left vacant. Welcome back, Stapletons! ;) )
Forgot about the NY-P league parks. In the contraction plan the rumor is that, Brooklyn and Hudson Valley stay and move into AA Eastern League which would require expansion of the two ballparks. That won't be for a couple of years though and the XFL will have made it or not in NY by then. Besides the traffic on 9D and/or Atlantic Ave would be killer.
Speaking as a Hudson Valley resident who is very familiar with 9D, 9D already sucks lol

Also, Dutchess Stadium only holds about 5,000 people. The Renegades do OK but that stadium could never handle the XFL,

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