Selling Tickets in MLS

As we have done every year since starting this site, we think it is time to take a look at holiday ticket promotions around Major League Soccer.  This year we will run similar posts over the next couple of weeks  to cover the efforts of multiple teams to sell tickets over the holidays.  We’ll start with Colorado, where the Rapids are offering a Holiday 5 Pack which includes 5 of the most sought after matches, including the home opener, July 4th and the Galaxy visit combined with a free gift from adidas.  The package runs from $99-$165 depending on the location of the seat.  Oddly, the adidas gift is not defined.

The Crew are offering a holiday pack that includes 2 tickets to the opener, 2 tickets to another game of the purchaser’s choice and two crew beanies.  The package starts at $75 and runs as high as $115.  The package represents a significant discount from regular ticket prices and a timely order will ensure that the beanies are delivered in advance of the 25th.

DC United is offering its own Holiday Pack paired with a mini soccer ball autographed by Dwayne DeRosario.  The deal is only available for the team’s home opener and interestingly, includes a Rosario autographed ball for every 4 tickets purchased.  The prices for the offer range from $24-$47 per seat depending on location. A minimum of fours is required to earn the ball which will also be delivered in time for the holiday.

We’ll conclude in Dallas, where the team is promoting a Holiday package that offers a “flex” option starting at $11 per ticket.  The ten ticket flex plan can be used in any split for any game during the season.  There are three price points for the plan ranging from $110-$600.  Purchasers also get an opportunity to  participate in the annual season ticket holder meet the team event.