6000 Season Tickets Sold

Discussion in 'Toronto Rock Forum' started by canlax, Oct 22, 2001.

  1. canlax

    canlax New Member

  2. Baggy

    Baggy New Member

    Are you sure its the Rock?

    I think that it may be 6,000 Ottawa CFL tickets.
    Thats my guess.
     
  3. torrrock

    torrrock New Member

    I think Baggy's right.

    Last I heard, 97% of the Rock season ticket holders have renewed there season tickets and they've sold another 1000, for a total of 8000.

    I tried to add 2 more seats to my 4 (to hook more people into the game) but had no luck.
     
  4. canlax

    canlax New Member

    Even Better!

    My bad but hey 8000 season tickets is a hell of a lot better then 6000!
     
  5. Pinhead

    Pinhead New Member

    Does anyonehave any idea how many season ticket holders there were in the Rock's first season in Toronto? Here in Vancouver we're hovering around 2000 so far and I find that a little discouraging....
     
  6. WingsfaninMA

    WingsfaninMA New Member

    Pinhead,

    2000 really isn't terrible. The key for the first season is to grow the fan base. If they start with 2,000 STH and 1,500 walk ups for a 3,500 opening night crowd, but end the season with a crowd of 7,500-8,000, then the 2002-03 STH will go up.
     
  7. RavenFan

    RavenFan New Member

    Drag em by the ear

    Well us Vancouverites just have do hook people on lacrosse, theres many WLA fans and JR.A fans that we have to get hooked on the NLL. Also all the people that don't know lacrosse. Just offer them a free ticket to go to a game with you. The 2nd game they will take you :p
     
  8. mik

    mik New Member

    Fans for the Seats

    I'd have thought that the fan base in Vancouver would be substanial, the WLA is huge like, as is the OLA. The Roughnecks are rapidly approaching 2500 season tickets, which no doubt are the 2500 ex-pats from either BC or Ontario. Only in the past couple years has Lacrosse taken hold for the in the youth seen here, growing all the time though.

    There's even a Masters group starting up with aspirations of a League. Hopefully we'll get a lot of Game Day buyers out of curiousity that find it as exciting as anything they've ever seen.
     
  9. AmericanRockFan

    AmericanRockFan Well-Known Member

    8,000 season tickets? Sigh.....
     
  10. RockStar

    RockStar Well-Known Member

    8,000 total patrons is not even unheard of these days.

    I think the ticketmaster maps show us that there are still several thousand season seats, but, the walkup sucks balls compared to last decade.
     
  11. R.J

    R.J Guest

    Yeah, sad that the Rock are no longer the Premiere Franchise they once were. Hopefully the game can grow up here in Canada again, and I'm hoping Dawick eventually sells to MLSE, and it'll be the kick in the pants the team needs.
     
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  12. AmericanRockFan

    AmericanRockFan Well-Known Member

    You’re probably the one fan who wishes that....

    Personally, I guess I’m not opposed to selling to MLSE as long as they don’t rampantly raise ticket prices and slash the team’s payroll or something. It really wouldn’t be the worst thing for MLSE to do since it’s a pretty cheap way to get people in the building 9 times a year if they really wanted to buy the team.
     
  13. RockStar

    RockStar Well-Known Member

    my decision to watch or not watch would be completely unaffected by MLSE.

    i only hope that if they do take over, that they are unable to secure significantly higher fan support, so, free house-papering tickets will be readily available.
     
  14. R.J

    R.J Guest

    MLSE is not run by the Teacher's Pension and Richard Peddie anymore, and since Bell and Rogers took over in 2012 TFC dropped their tickets prices back to "year one", as did the Raps in 2012 (from 15-30% IIRC, as of late they've gone up again though), Argos dropped their ticket prices in 2018 after being owned by Bell and Tanenbaum from '16-'17. Marlies tickets dropped a bit as well a couple of years ago. Things are different for MLSE, especially when Tim Leiweke came in to "right the ship" so to speak, as there seems to be a much better direction for each team even though he's no longer there. Yeah, Leafs and Raps tickets having been rising again, but that's due to demand, every business does the same. MLSE is pretty hands off nowadays on the Sports side as they let the team President's and GM do their jobs - very different from when Peddie was in charge.
     
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  15. R.J

    R.J Guest

    ???
    First time I've ever heard a fan say that they hope their team doesn't sell well.
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2018
  16. RockStar

    RockStar Well-Known Member

    I have gotten used to the elbow room and the free coat chair.....tough to go back, buddy.
     
  17. AmericanRockFan

    AmericanRockFan Well-Known Member

    The upper deck is currently like one big luxury box....
     
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  18. RockStar

    RockStar Well-Known Member

    $12 a seat for a nice perch and a nice view of the happenings, and a completely uncrowded concourse.

    i can have a **** and reload my beer in a 2.5 minute media timeout.

    I want the crowds back exactly, WHY? :)
     
  19. 9SQUIRE3

    9SQUIRE3 Active Member

    more fun with a bigger crowd
     
  20. AmericanRockFan

    AmericanRockFan Well-Known Member

    You want the crowds back, as long as it’s the lower bowl that is crowded :p

    Next time I go to a home game I’m gonna make sure to check out the bar under the penalty boxes that I accidentally entered during Colin Doyle’s retirement night. It seemed like a classy place.
     
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