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I've never had single-person season tickets, but it is worth noting that I have had fun at sporting events with total randos. I think it's one of those things that seems like it would be super awkward but ends up being way less weird than one would think. Sort of like going to a theater alone. It feels odd in concept, but in execution really isn't that big of a deal. I don't know, live your life. If attending games in-person is important enough, make it happen.

 

EDIT: People tend to be people. High five a stranger...

 

Well, after we're done doing a pandemic.

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If you're in the supporters section, it's just as much fun with someone than it is without.

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Coming into tonight Cincinnati had only scored twice since the MLS is back tournament. Tonight they doubled that and actually won beating Columbus 2-1 in the fourth Hell is Real Derby this season. We also played tonight with our third stringer in goal with Bobby Edwards as our starter Przemysław Tytoń and our backup Spencer Richey both injured. Today FCC also signed their first ever Homegrown player Beckham Sunderland, a 17 goalkeeper who was signed at noon today. He was our backup tonight.

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12 hours ago, _J_ said:

If you're in the supporters section, it's just as much fun with someone than it is without.

My wife and I have sit in the Sons of Ben section at Union games. It is hard not to get swept up in the excitement of singing and chanting. I would totally sit in that section by myself as well.

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23 minutes ago, JayMac said:

My wife and I have sit in the Sons of Ben section at Union games. It is hard not to get swept up in the excitement of singing and chanting. I would totally sit in that section by myself as well.

Sit?

 

If you’re sitting in a supporters section you’re doing something wrong 😛

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Just now, _J_ said:

Sit?

 

If you’re sitting in a supporters section you’re doing something wrong 😛

Actually, I do remember my legs being sore from the lack of sitting, so you are absolutely correct!

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In my experience people tend to flake on going to sporting events. Got tired of missing out because I had nobody to go with, so I started going solo. Never did a full season tickets though. Most I did was a 6 game partial season ticket plan with the Washington Nationals during the 2012 season. Besides that I just go to individual games.

 

I do go out my way to see if anybody else is interested in joining me though.

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15 hours ago, Dilbert said:

Coming into tonight Cincinnati had only scored twice since the MLS is back tournament. Tonight they doubled that and actually won beating Columbus 2-1 in the fourth Hell is Real Derby this season. We also played tonight with our third stringer in goal with Bobby Edwards as our starter Przemysław Tytoń and our backup Spencer Richey both injured. Today FCC also signed their first ever Homegrown player Beckham Sunderland, a 17 goalkeeper who was signed at noon today. He was our backup tonight.

 

Nice to beat those pee-pants from Columbus. I especially loved Nick Hagglund's Ickey Shuffle when he scored the second goal. 

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I love that the Union clinched a playoff spot last night and it's no longer cause for celebration. We're improving!

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Somehow the Whitecaps, objectively a terrible team, with one of the worst goal differentials in the league, beat LAFC last night and are currently in a playoff spot. 

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On 10/14/2020 at 7:59 AM, B-Rich said:

 

Actually, it is. 

 

Part of the attraction of going to games, especially on a full season/season ticket basis, is to share the experience with others you know.  Many years back I shared a pair of Saints season tickets with a friend; we enjoyed going to the games together.   I have LSU season tickets (a pair) and always take a good friend, daughter, nephew; occasionally a neighbor or co-worker. By this point I also know all the other season ticket holders around my seats really well, so  I wouldn't "be alone" during a game now if I went to one season ticket.  But to me, it's not just the game itself; it's the whole game-day experience.

 

While I've been to HUNDREDS of sporting events, I can count on my fingers the times I've gone to sporting events COMPLETELY alone-- and it has been usually that in those cases it was by necessity -- I was by myself and out of town, on a business trip or solo vacation, and most often attended a baseball game (just to check off a stadium and have something entertaining to pass the time).

 

But to do that for a whole season for a home team? No thank you. 


I had a single seat for the :censored: ass 2013 Diamondbacks. Loved every second of it. Going to sporting events solo was strange at first, but once you get the hang of it (and don’t mind socializing with strangers here and there) it’s great. Highly recommend it. It’s a totally different way to take in a game.

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17 hours ago, WJMorris3 said:

I love that the Union clinched a playoff spot last night and it's no longer cause for celebration. We're improving!

It has become almost a tradition now? This is still all so weird to me. I'm used to them fighting for the last spot in the East, at best.

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That’s fine. The union between the independent clubs and the feeder teams was bound to end in its current form eventually because the structure in the top parts of the lower leagues has advanced beyond that being a necessity by now. The USL is sort of bloated a bit too already IMO so it’s good to trim some of the fat. I don’t know how this will effect the talent in the league, but structurally it feels like sort of a natural transition. It’s really amazing to see how much the USL has grown in the past half decade. 

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Covid strikes again. Some dissapointing news from indoor soccer. The MASLs Milwaukee Wave, the oldest continuously operating indoor soccer team, will sit out the upcoming 2020-21 MASL season after playing 36 seasons since 1984. The Wisconsin Center District, who operates the UW Milwaukee Panther Arena where the Wave play, prepared a budget assuming that there will be no games until fall of 2021 based on the current health department limits. Not sure how this will affect the arenas other tenants (Milwaukee Panthers, Milwaukee Adrmirals)

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6 hours ago, GDAWG said:

 

I can see Matthew McConaughey saying, "alright, alright" to this.

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4 hours ago, JayMac said:

I can see Matthew McConaughey saying, "alright, alright" to this.

 

Him being part owner makes Anthony Precourt think he's cool.

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ANGEL CITY CONFIRMS NAME AS ANGEL CITY FOOTBALL CLUB AND OFFICIALLY JOINS NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCCER LEAGUE

 

 

LOS ANGELES (October 21, 2020) — Professional women’s soccer team, Angel City, today announced that the team has been formally welcomed into The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) as the League’s eleventh expansion team. Also, Founder and President Julie Uhrman confirmed the team’s formal name as Angel City Football Club (ACFC). In celebration of the momentous occasion, ACFC unveiled the team wordmark and launched the debut

collection of Angel City FC merchandise at www.angelcity.com.

 

“We could not be more pleased to have reached this exciting milestone of officially joining the league and introducing the world to Angel City Football Club,” said Julie Uhrman , ACFC Founder and President. “I am also thrilled to announce some additional founding investors who have already been contributing meaningfully to the Angel City Family. This group, aligned in our passion and purpose, is committed to delivering for Los Angeles and our fans on and off the pitch.”

 

Source: https://www.nwslsoccer.com/news/article/angel-city-confirms-name-as-angel-city-football-club-and-officially-joins-national-womens-soccer-league

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