by A.J. Coltrane
Quoting the Sounders program: “For the third-straight year Sounders FC broke the MLS attendance record in 2011, averaging 38,496 per MLS home match. Seattle has sold out 60-straight MLS regular season and playoff matches.”
It goes on to point out that the Sounders 2012 attendance (39,527) would rank them 7th in the English Premier League, right behind Chelsea.
The Sounders sold 60,905 tickets to the latest LA Galaxy game. The Sounders scored four goals that day, which meant free haircuts for everybody.
Beats the heck out of the old Sonics “Chalupa” promotion — If the Sonics scored 119 points then the fans would win a buy-one-get-0ne-free Chalupa. People would still chant “Chalupa, Chalupa, Chalupa”, when the game was a blowout but the Sonics were close to 119 points. Then the stadium would erupt when the Sonics got there.
People are easy to please. Though I’m happier with the free haircut.