Originally Posted by SFC415
Originally Posted by Ronaldo Nazario
Right? I have a buddy who works for the 49ers and he said they were having a hard time moving those tickets, even going as far as making people purchase them as part of the Man U/Barca package for ICC. I wanted to go just to see Kaka, but I really don't want to deal with Levi's stadium or the drive to the Bay Area. If it was at Avaya I would have been there for sure.
It's better than driving to Berkeley for sure. Such a pain in the @$! to get in and out of the area compared to other large stadiums I've been to throughout the country. As soon as I saw Man United vs SJ is gonna be at Memorial Stadium, I pretty much crossed it off my list unless I get a really good deal.
No idea why they're not using Avaya stadium for all the games. SJ vs Orlando in Levis, SJ vs LA in Stanford, etc. I mean I can understand that if they still played at Santa Clara, but what the hell was the point of a brand new stadium then? You'd rather play in a half empty football stadium?
Stanford Stadium sits 50K, the SJ vs LA game has been played there annually since the stadium was built and it always sells out.
Last time they played Seattle at Levis for the opening of the stadium they got 50K, they'll get less tomorrow but attendance will still be double max capacity at Avaya.
It's not just the money though the games at those venues generate exposure amongst an entirely different subset of fans. At Bush stadium it used to be 12,000 diehard earthquakes fans. I imagine it's not much different at Avaya. The games at Stanford Stadium it's kids, families, casual fans, new fans, etc. It's important.
Still think they should have spent the money and built Avaya with a capacity of +25,000.