Deals, Deals, Deals: Home Opener Offers Around MLS

Thanks to one of our readers for letting us know that Red Bulls’ tickets for their home opener against Seattle this weekend are being offered at a 40% discount through TravelZoo.  The tickets are priced in three different ranges and start at $16 for the highly anticipated match.  We wrote in January about the success MLS teams have had using sites like Groupon to move tickets.  Teams moved a significant amount of tickets in 2010 using the discount site.  It will be interesting if a price reduction through a site like TravelZoo could be equally effective.  That isn’t the only deal the Red Bulls are offering for the home opener.  The team is offering a 4 ticket Family pick starting at $96. The deal includes the tickets and a $20 concession certificate.

Elsewhere, United is offering a 4 pack of tickets for their home opener against the Crew on the 19th.  The package includes 4 limited edition pint glasses.  Prices range from $90-$182.  For as little as $89, United is offering a different 4 ticket package that includes a poster autographed by sensation Andy Najar.

We’ll stop in Houston, where the Dynamo are offering a deal in conjunction with McDonald’s. For just under $55, fans can get 4 tickets to the team’s March 19, 2011 match against Philly.  The deal also includes 4 Dynamo T-Shirts and 4 meal vouchers to McDonald’s.   The team re-opened its Budweiser Party Zone where fans can spend $20 for a ticket, beverage, BBQ and admission to a pre-game tailgate.  The tailgate will include big screen televisions showing March Madness.