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Discussion in 'Columbus Crew SC' started by Placid Casual, Oct 16, 2017.
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The STC sign up explicitly states “if The Crew is acquired by local ownership”. This is completely different than the current season ticket situation. Many people are avoiding tickets because of the current ownership/management.
If you're not the person I talked to on Twitter, then there are at least TWO people now that have been discussing 2019 STM's with Crew staff.
Last season, before the move was announced, the team pushed signing up for automatic renewal of season tickets. Are the parties being contacted now season ticket holders who signed up then, or others as well? Have they set 2019 prices? Did the season ticket rep who contacted you make any assurance the team would play in 2019 in MAPFRE?
Thank you for saying this.
As the person most closely associated with the "BIG DAY TODAY" meme, I know that when people talk about STC not having credibility because of that, they're probably talking specifically about me.
It hurts, but it's probably fair. I've said "big day today" or whatever a few times when the news didn't break for another day or two, and believe me when I say that when that happens, I feel like a giant bag of sh1t about it.
I want people to feel the excitement and the optimism that I feel, and sometimes I try to communicate that while also trying to respect my sources and their process. I'm not a professional at this, and I screw up a lot. For that, I'm sorry.
I think this 2019 project is going to great, and I think as it moves forward, everyone will agree. There will be some visibility with this one, to say the least. People are going to know about it. I'm proud of my friends for putting this together, and I'm thankful for the members of this community who will support it.
There's never been a better day to be a fan of the Columbus Crew than today. Big if true.
I get that. I just think that the longer this has gone on, the more dirt has been pulled up on MLS. I think it’s done significant damage to the willingness of Columbus to support a team in MLS no matter who the owner.
I’m speaking for myself here: It’s not like there was ever an era of innocence with MLS, but the curtain has been pulled back in such a way that it doesn’t feel good to be supporting the league anymore. I doubt I’m alone in this.
Look there probably is no harm in doing this. And if we get good numbers, I think that’s a feather in the cap of STC especially when we can’t get 10k to buy single game tickets. But in the long run, with no money attached to it, it’s about as meaningful as one of the thousands of change.org petitions that amount to nothing.
To be fair the “big day today” meme is better than the *Sanch meme. He just sucks.
Sometimes it's better not knowing how the sausage gets made. Just enjoy the sausage.
We as Columbus fans knew how dirty MLS can be going back 15 years or so. People have to make a choice. Watch the slaughter, or eat the sausage. I choose sausage. And bacon.
In all honesty, being me is freakin' awesome.
I mean, just because I'm not always as optimistic as you, or if others want big news NOW- doesn't mean that we don't appreciate what you are doing. There are a lot of us out there that may complain that this ticket drive isn't "BIG", (like I did earlier, lol), but I'm also not leading an initiative like this either, so this is huge compared to what I've done so far. So I do appreciate it, because we need a voice out there, and that is what you are trying to do. Keep it up. I think most of us here all signed up as soon as we saw it!
Yep. I wasn't the person you spoke with. My ticket rep actually cold called me about auto renewal. Apparently there's going to be a 45 day window in which sth have the opportunity to cancel,add more seats, change location etc. If you don't do anything then you are auto renewed at the lowest price. Apparently more details are coming out to everyone soon. She also said that if something changed( aka move) that there would be a refund but they were moving ahead as if there wasn't a change. Of course, I could be mistaken on a detail here or there but that was my take on the conversation.
So with the verbiage specifically calling out a new owner/investor what are the chances MLS said, sure you can keep the team if you get X season ticket holders? Or the owner/investor is only willing to buy in if we have X season ticket holders?
I truly appreciate everything people in STC are doing as it has been of monumental portions. I just tend to be more pessimistic than I should lol.
Are prices going up this year as well? I haven't heard from my rep yet.
I've been a season ticket holder for 7 years. I didn't auto renew last year as I didn't like what I thought was pressure tactics. I actually decided to renew after the announcement was made so I'm not sure what process is being used to contact sth's.
Not sure. She said all of the info would be coming out upcoming. It seemed like more of a" heads up" kind of conversation.
The optimistic/cynical interpretation is that Tony wants to put some of the 2019 ticket money into his pocket just before he sells.
Any way you look at it, that is a lot of trouble to go to if you have no intention of hanging around for 2019.
Last time I was in Columbus, I met folks who felt the same way. I wonder how much damage this has done even if the Crew stays with local ownership.
This is why you need to drink more. If you miss a detail, blame the bourbon.
That could certainly happen. It depends on how aggressively the #STC folks can get out the word, since social media will only take them so far.
That said, and being that we're competing with Austin over the team's future, one of the glaring weaknesses (and there are a lot of them) of the Austin effort has been the conspicuous lack of any sort of season ticket drive. Near as I can tell, the only thing PSV points to when they claim lots of support in Austin are the results of a 3,500 person survey.
How many people end up signing this pledge form, I don't know. But at least right know, it stands to be an infinite percentage greater than what any season ticket pledge out of Austin will generate.
I believe this would just add to the "no one likes us and we don't care" / "Massive" moniker. Even before this mess, I always thought that the league wasn't a big fan of Columbus, from "the Columbus Screw", to the league promoting other teams, etc. I think that was what made winning the cup in 08 vs a "new york" team feel that much better.
As far as the league promoting other teams, how often have the Crew been on national TV the last five years? I'm sure there's a list out there but I don't know where to find it.
I'm sure someone else has the hard data, but not frequently. At least not until the playoffs.
No win situation but applaud you for what you are doing.
I totally get that you need to keep people energized and the big day today posts are just that. The challenge is that now so many people are hanging by a thread that they fully expect something truly big is being announced.
Anyway, keep up the good work. Get to Chicago for the US Open Cup loss or for the Thursday game and we'll buy you a drink of ten.
Dude, Bigsoccer Crew has the most optimistic fans on the internet. You heard it here first. On Bigsoccer Crew. From me. A poster on Bigsoccer Crew.
Exhibit A: Tailgate in parking lot versus bar scene discussions.
Exhibit B: Legal commentary smack down on Ds. With some posters planning open discovery and forced sale.
Exhibit C: Already planning new stadium.
Exhibit D: Talk of rivalry between new-Crew versus lame PSV Austin team.
Exhibit E: KHT photoshopping son of a gun.
I could go on for hours, but I have had a slew of advising appointments today so stopping now.
I almost put out an amber alert on you, hang. Good to see you.