Stoppage Time Posted December 30, 2021 Share Posted December 30, 2021 1 hour ago, Unnamed Trialist said: BC Place and the Caps: they have never signed in this way, to draw in fans, but they have an entire upper bowl just sitting there, waiting. If the Caps did a big signing (who'd have to be English, I'd say, knowing the demographics), at least they could say it justifies opening the upper bowl, and that is anywhere from a 3 thousand to 30 thousand more fans. Agreed. The Whitecaps have, historically, signed players seen to have an ability to improve the product on the field. If the team is winning consistently, there will be fans on the band wagon. When they lose, interest drops off. Even excitement about the NHL Canucks peaks and ebbs with their performance on the ice, and Vancouver is a hockey town. Camillo was a VWFC player who lit up the pitch and made soccer fans in Vancouver excited to come out and watch. Alphonso was the same. Neither was signed expressly as a player to fill the stands. I do not know if a guy like Beckham at VWFC would have filled the stands long term at BC Place. Certainly, the walk up attendance would have vastly increased either until the novelty wore off, or like when big signing Mark Messier contributed essentially nothing to the success of the Canucks, Beckham played poorly for a stretch, the Whitecaps began to lose regularly, and fan interest dropped off. We are fickle fans in Vancouver - not yet truly dedicated to the cause and club. Unnamed Trialist 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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