I should have written this up earlier, but real life got in the way.
My son and I were at the NYRB-RSL game this weekend, and I came away with four themes:
- It was too expensive: $60 for the game and some food was more than I wanted to spend (and more than some people can spend). If the front office wants to sell soccer in Utah, they're going to need to come up with some cheaper seats.
- The crowd was too small (and a lot of them just didn't get it): The folks sitting behind me were complaining about the drumming and horns, saying it 'interfered with the game'. Ohh boy.
- The real fans were there: We did find (and went to join) a small but enthusiastic crowd of Loyalists. They need to do some serious recruiting, hopefully I can make more tickets work on our budget.
- oh, yeah — we loved it, even with the stuff mentioned above, and even if it was a draw.