Thursday, 26 February 2009

LA Galaxy Await A Decison On Beckham Before Setting Ticket Prices

LA Galaxy's opponents are putting the prices for their visit on hold until it's known that David Beckham will definitely return to the United States for the 2009 season after his loan with AC Milan.

Tim Leiweke, president of AEG and Galaxy owner said: "We have every team in the league sitting there waiting for some clarification on whether David is going to be with the Galaxy or not."

According to ESPN, MLS television ratings were 67 per cent higher for games featuring Beckham in 2007 and 22 per cent higher in 2008 than for non-Beckham matches.

ESPN have put their 2009 MLS advertising campaign on hold until they know whether Beckham will return next month.

Beckham's presence has virtually guaranteed a best-of-season attendances for opponents with a record 66,237 at Giants Stadium for his 2007 appearance.

The Galaxy's average away attendance last year was almost 10,000 per game higher than any other MLS team.

For me this is a clear indication that this whole saga is more about money than the player himself, which I think is quite sad for David, and maybe one of the reasons he wants to leave.

3 comments:

ntephcruz said...

Is he going back to Galaxy? what do you guys think? actually I am happy if he stays in Milan. But, I really am looking forward to watch him play against San Jose Earthquakes, because i live near San Jose. So if he stays in Galaxy, I will definitely ask my brother to take me to the game.. *hoping*

Anonymous said...

Of course, it's all about money! That's why they paid him so much and that's why he came to the Galaxy! It's totally all about him as a player, it's not about the game, which he loves!

Caligirl

peach said...

I saw him at that game in Giants Stadium, it was so exciting!