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Author: Subject: MLS Stadium proposal for downtown Raleigh - [25 Replies | 1727 Views]
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posted on 8/16/17 at 06:49 AM Reply With Quote
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FC Cincinnati plays the NY Red Bulls tonight. If they win it will be a full marketing onslaught, just like when we beat the LA Galaxy here several years back.



The notable difference will will be crowd size. This game is sold out announced on Aug 9th, six days prior, which means a crowd of over 30,000.

The MLS should have already awarded FC Cincinnati a franchise, the fans have earned it.


33,250 was the announced crowd at the FC Cincinnati loss to the Red Bulls. 2nd largest Open Cup crowd ever I think they said.

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posted on 8/16/17 at 09:02 AM Reply With Quote
This is interesting, it seems Cincinnati is great at setting single game attendance records, but its professional teams struggle on average over the course of a season compared to other franchises. For instance, the Reds set a MLB single game attendance record (43,804) this past April, yet the Reds are on pace to have their 2nd lowest season attendance average since their stadium opened in 2003.
https://blogredmachine.com/2017/05/02/cincinnati-reds-attendance-woes/


Simarly, the Cincinnati Bengals home attendance numbers were 3rd lowest in the NFL last season. https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/01/03/here-s-how-the-bengals-fared-at-the-turnstiles.html

So are Cincy sports fans all transitioning to soccer or is the stellar attendance numbers this year for FC Cincinnati just an anomaly?

Regardless, the Cincy metropolitan area has nearly 900,000 more people than Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill.

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posted on 8/16/17 at 09:41 AM Reply With Quote
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This is interesting, it seems Cincinnati is great at setting single game attendance records, but its professional teams struggle on average over the course of a season compared to other franchises. For instance, the Reds set a MLB single game attendance record (43,804) this past April, yet the Reds are on pace to have their 2nd lowest season attendance average since their stadium opened in 2003.
https://blogredmachine.com/2017/05/02/cincinnati-reds-attendance-woes/


Simarly, the Cincinnati Bengals home attendance numbers were 3rd lowest in the NFL last season. https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/01/03/here-s-how-the-bengals-fared-at-the-turnstiles.html

So are Cincy sports fans all transitioning to soccer or is the stellar attendance numbers this year for FC Cincinnati just an anomaly?

Regardless, the Cincy metropolitan area has nearly 900,000 more people than Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill.




The Reds and the Bengals are awful on the field and have been for a while so they are attendance is going to continue to trend downwards.

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posted on 8/16/17 at 10:00 AM Reply With Quote
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This is interesting, it seems Cincinnati is great at setting single game attendance records, but its professional teams struggle on average over the course of a season compared to other franchises. For instance, the Reds set a MLB single game attendance record (43,804) this past April, yet the Reds are on pace to have their 2nd lowest season attendance average since their stadium opened in 2003.
https://blogredmachine.com/2017/05/02/cincinnati-reds-attendance-woes/


Simarly, the Cincinnati Bengals home attendance numbers were 3rd lowest in the NFL last season. https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/01/03/here-s-how-the-bengals-fared-at-the-turnstiles.html

So are Cincy sports fans all transitioning to soccer or is the stellar attendance numbers this year for FC Cincinnati just an anomaly?

Regardless, the Cincy metropolitan area has nearly 900,000 more people than Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill.




Hokie, I grew up in Northern KY,just across the river. I am lifelong Bengals and Reds fan, I remember going to Nippert Stadium for Bengals games when they first started.(I just aged myself).

Both the Reds and Bengals fan bases can be quite fickle, there is a core fan base that has supported each team and is very loyal. My brother still owns season tickets to the Bengals that my father bought in 1968, my family has been thru it all the Bengals, He threatens to give them up every year. My cousins are the same way with the Reds, have had season tickets in the family since the old Crosley Field days.

All my family and friends believe this to be the same thing that is being built by FC Cincinnati. There will be core support, the youth soccer community is strong. Like many teams the attendance will ebb and flow with the winning and losing.

At least Cincinnati has 100+ years of supporting the Reds and 50 years of supporting the Bengals, two average professional teams, but professional teams none the less.

If they build their soccer specific stadium on the corner of the Ohio and Licking Rivers in Newport, KY it will be beautiful and a destination place. It will over look the Ohio Rive and have a great view of the Cincinnati skyline. I already have a name for it "Skyline Palace" the name sponsor would be Skyline Chili, a local chain of restaurants that specialize in Greek chili.


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posted on 8/16/17 at 12:34 PM Reply With Quote
So you think Malik needs to divert the Neuse River through downtown Raleigh in order for NCFC to get a bid?
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posted on 9/20/17 at 09:03 AM Reply With Quote
Looks like icing on the cake for Cincinnati's bid.....
http://www.wcpo.com/news/insider/crowds-turn-out-in-record-numbers-for-us-womens-team-victory-over-new-zealand

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