Soccer Business Bits: Ticket Pre-Sale, Chivas Classico and More

mlsA couple of business notes leading into the weekend.  First, MLS is offering a “pre-sale” for MLS Cup 2009 tickets in Seattle.  The opportunity is available to VISA card holders and will be available for one week.  Tickets will go on sale to the general public on September 18, 2009. Tickets for the match range from $20-$45.

Elsewhere, Chivas USA is promoting its Chivas Classico when the Mexican version of the Goats will travel to Pasedana for a September 23 Wednesday evening match against its American counterpart.  The mid-season friendly will likely draw a big crowd, but seems like a surprising match to schedule in the middle of the MLS playoff race.  Nevertheless, the game will provide Chivas USA an opportunity to promote its brand in front of thousands of Southern California soccer fans.

Finally, DC United is offering a World Cup Qualifying 2-Pack that is offering tickets to a DC United game and the USA/Costa Rica World Cup qualifier.  Tickets for the two pack range from $53-$125 dollars.  US fans hope the qualifier won’t matter for the USA, but it likely will and promises to be an exciting match-up.