Jump to content

Toronto Ruffrider

CSN
  • Content Count

    609
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    1

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    Toronto Ruffrider got a reaction from Winnipeg Fury in CPL new teams speculation   
    And there it is. It's all part of the Soccer United Marketing money-making machine.
  2. Like
    Toronto Ruffrider got a reaction from Ams1984 in CPL new teams speculation   
    I agree. I don't understand why MLS continues with these lame gimmicky tournaments, especially when it's clear that fixture congestion is a big problem. The MLS playoff structure was trimmed down, and I assume that at least part of the motivation for that was to trim the schedule and wrap the playoffs up earlier. I would rather watch a big playoff game any day instead of a pointless match in a nothing tournament. MLS really has its priorities straight...
  3. Like
    Toronto Ruffrider reacted to Kent in CPL new teams speculation   
    For comparison sake, the Campeones Cup in 2018 (which is similar in it's cash-grabby-friendly nature) drew 14k fans in Toronto. Hopefully the Leagues Cup draws even fewer fans. These things at best do nothing, and at worst distract from what's important.
  4. Like
    Toronto Ruffrider reacted to Ams1984 in CPL new teams speculation   
    It’s just another stupid MLS gimmick.
  5. Like
    Toronto Ruffrider got a reaction from Kent in CPL new teams speculation   
    This reminds me of the old SuperLiga tournament held between MLS and Liga MX teams around ten years ago, except lamer because it won't have the best teams from either league in it. Honestly, given all of the issues regarding fixture congestion and what not, we don't need tournaments such as these. If the time exists to hold meaningless tournaments, then the same time also exists to throw in additional matches in the Canadian Championship, as an example.
  6. Like
    Toronto Ruffrider reacted to fil in CPL new teams speculation   
  7. Like
    Toronto Ruffrider reacted to Ottawafan in Ottawa CPL Club   
    A second team isn’t happening. What needs to happen is the two groups, CPL and OSEG need to sit down and iron this out. 
  8. Like
    Toronto Ruffrider got a reaction from Ivanovski94 in 2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    Alright, so I officially have no life: I was curious about the capacity of the lower level at THF, so I counted the seats on Ticketmaster. The total combined capacity of the lower bowl is 12,097 (6,183 on the Melrose Ave. side, and 5,914 on the Balsam Ave. side). Mind you, this includes all sections from corner to corner. I'm not too surprised with the number I came up with because the lower level of seats does jut out farther into the corners than seats higher up.
  9. Like
    Toronto Ruffrider got a reaction from CDNFootballer in 2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    Alright, so I officially have no life: I was curious about the capacity of the lower level at THF, so I counted the seats on Ticketmaster. The total combined capacity of the lower bowl is 12,097 (6,183 on the Melrose Ave. side, and 5,914 on the Balsam Ave. side). Mind you, this includes all sections from corner to corner. I'm not too surprised with the number I came up with because the lower level of seats does jut out farther into the corners than seats higher up.
  10. Like
    Toronto Ruffrider got a reaction from Bbeto in 2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    Alright, so I officially have no life: I was curious about the capacity of the lower level at THF, so I counted the seats on Ticketmaster. The total combined capacity of the lower bowl is 12,097 (6,183 on the Melrose Ave. side, and 5,914 on the Balsam Ave. side). Mind you, this includes all sections from corner to corner. I'm not too surprised with the number I came up with because the lower level of seats does jut out farther into the corners than seats higher up.
  11. Haha
    Toronto Ruffrider got a reaction from johnyb in 2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    Alright, so I officially have no life: I was curious about the capacity of the lower level at THF, so I counted the seats on Ticketmaster. The total combined capacity of the lower bowl is 12,097 (6,183 on the Melrose Ave. side, and 5,914 on the Balsam Ave. side). Mind you, this includes all sections from corner to corner. I'm not too surprised with the number I came up with because the lower level of seats does jut out farther into the corners than seats higher up.
  12. Thanks
    Toronto Ruffrider got a reaction from Rintaran in 2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    Alright, so I officially have no life: I was curious about the capacity of the lower level at THF, so I counted the seats on Ticketmaster. The total combined capacity of the lower bowl is 12,097 (6,183 on the Melrose Ave. side, and 5,914 on the Balsam Ave. side). Mind you, this includes all sections from corner to corner. I'm not too surprised with the number I came up with because the lower level of seats does jut out farther into the corners than seats higher up.
  13. Thanks
    Toronto Ruffrider got a reaction from Kent in 2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    Alright, so I officially have no life: I was curious about the capacity of the lower level at THF, so I counted the seats on Ticketmaster. The total combined capacity of the lower bowl is 12,097 (6,183 on the Melrose Ave. side, and 5,914 on the Balsam Ave. side). Mind you, this includes all sections from corner to corner. I'm not too surprised with the number I came up with because the lower level of seats does jut out farther into the corners than seats higher up.
  14. Like
    Toronto Ruffrider got a reaction from Bison44 in 2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    I know. That's why I said "mind you, this includes all sections from corner to corner." I'm not sure why you excluded that part of my post.
  15. Thanks
    Toronto Ruffrider got a reaction from Lofty in 2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    Alright, so I officially have no life: I was curious about the capacity of the lower level at THF, so I counted the seats on Ticketmaster. The total combined capacity of the lower bowl is 12,097 (6,183 on the Melrose Ave. side, and 5,914 on the Balsam Ave. side). Mind you, this includes all sections from corner to corner. I'm not too surprised with the number I came up with because the lower level of seats does jut out farther into the corners than seats higher up.
  16. Thanks
    Toronto Ruffrider got a reaction from Bison44 in 2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    Probably the confused emoji 🤣🤪
  17. Thanks
    Toronto Ruffrider got a reaction from Bison44 in 2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    Alright, so I officially have no life: I was curious about the capacity of the lower level at THF, so I counted the seats on Ticketmaster. The total combined capacity of the lower bowl is 12,097 (6,183 on the Melrose Ave. side, and 5,914 on the Balsam Ave. side). Mind you, this includes all sections from corner to corner. I'm not too surprised with the number I came up with because the lower level of seats does jut out farther into the corners than seats higher up.
  18. Like
    Toronto Ruffrider got a reaction from johnyb in Ottawa CPL Club   
    ^I think you've got to have at least some sort of entrance fee for a couple of reasons:
    New teams are tapping into existing revenue streams, such as the Canadian Soccer Business and the MediaPro streaming deal. Barring any increase in the amount of money filtering down to CPL teams, each team will get a smaller piece of the pie with expansion. Existing teams need to be compensated. An entrance fee represents a long-term commitment to the league. Take away this fee and we could see a revolving door of teams entering and leaving the league, which is really bad for long-term stability.
  19. Like
    Toronto Ruffrider reacted to SkuseisLoose in CPL Stadium Thread   
    Just thought I’d post a photo of the completed pacific fc stand.
     
  20. Like
    Toronto Ruffrider got a reaction from DrummingInMySleep in Ottawa CPL Club   
    ^I think you've got to have at least some sort of entrance fee for a couple of reasons:
    New teams are tapping into existing revenue streams, such as the Canadian Soccer Business and the MediaPro streaming deal. Barring any increase in the amount of money filtering down to CPL teams, each team will get a smaller piece of the pie with expansion. Existing teams need to be compensated. An entrance fee represents a long-term commitment to the league. Take away this fee and we could see a revolving door of teams entering and leaving the league, which is really bad for long-term stability.
  21. Like
    Toronto Ruffrider got a reaction from Kent in 2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    TFC season tickets rose in most cases, though my seasons were kept at the same rate. I doubt the decline in attendance resulted from ticket prices going up - more a result of the decline in the team's performance, as you suggest.
    I bolded the above part because I feel like most cities are bandwagon cities with respect to their established sports teams. Teams that have prolonged spells of mediocre or lousy play tend to feel it at the gate. The exceptions to this rule seem to be long established teams long established leagues in big markets - i.e. Leafs, Knicks.
    In Toronto's case (and I'm sure this pattern shows up elsewhere as well), when teams do very well for a period of time, as was the case with both TFC and the Blue Jays not long ago, the bar is raised for the average fan. When a highly-competitive team all of a sudden experiences a drop-off in play, fan interest tends to dry up quickly.
  22. Like
    Toronto Ruffrider got a reaction from deschamp86 in Ottawa CPL Club   
    ^I think you've got to have at least some sort of entrance fee for a couple of reasons:
    New teams are tapping into existing revenue streams, such as the Canadian Soccer Business and the MediaPro streaming deal. Barring any increase in the amount of money filtering down to CPL teams, each team will get a smaller piece of the pie with expansion. Existing teams need to be compensated. An entrance fee represents a long-term commitment to the league. Take away this fee and we could see a revolving door of teams entering and leaving the league, which is really bad for long-term stability.
  23. Like
    Toronto Ruffrider got a reaction from Ivan in Ottawa CPL Club   
    ^I think you've got to have at least some sort of entrance fee for a couple of reasons:
    New teams are tapping into existing revenue streams, such as the Canadian Soccer Business and the MediaPro streaming deal. Barring any increase in the amount of money filtering down to CPL teams, each team will get a smaller piece of the pie with expansion. Existing teams need to be compensated. An entrance fee represents a long-term commitment to the league. Take away this fee and we could see a revolving door of teams entering and leaving the league, which is really bad for long-term stability.
  24. Thanks
    Toronto Ruffrider got a reaction from QcSoccerfan in Ottawa CPL Club   
    ^I think you've got to have at least some sort of entrance fee for a couple of reasons:
    New teams are tapping into existing revenue streams, such as the Canadian Soccer Business and the MediaPro streaming deal. Barring any increase in the amount of money filtering down to CPL teams, each team will get a smaller piece of the pie with expansion. Existing teams need to be compensated. An entrance fee represents a long-term commitment to the league. Take away this fee and we could see a revolving door of teams entering and leaving the league, which is really bad for long-term stability.
  25. Like
    Toronto Ruffrider got a reaction from Winnipeg Fury in Ottawa CPL Club   
    ^I think you've got to have at least some sort of entrance fee for a couple of reasons:
    New teams are tapping into existing revenue streams, such as the Canadian Soccer Business and the MediaPro streaming deal. Barring any increase in the amount of money filtering down to CPL teams, each team will get a smaller piece of the pie with expansion. Existing teams need to be compensated. An entrance fee represents a long-term commitment to the league. Take away this fee and we could see a revolving door of teams entering and leaving the league, which is really bad for long-term stability.
×
×
  • Create New...