Soccer Tickets Information
Soccer has long been known as the “world’s sport” with popularity living outside the United States in leagues like the English Premier League, Germany’s Bundesliga, and Spain’s La Liga. While these countries still remain among the top talents in soccer, the MLS has slowly worked its way into the conversation. So much so as to spark interest from international teams to make the trip to the US and compete with MLS teams in international friendly matches. With world class teams like Chelsea FC, Real Madrid, and Manchester United lining up in stadiums on American soil, the MLS has been able to capitalize on this ever-growing popularity as well.
One of the most popular of these friendlies has been the MLS All-Star Game. In 2005 the All-Star game reinvented itself by featuring one MLS All-Star team against an international guest, rather than in previous years pitting the MLS East vs. MLS West. In 2014 the MLS All-Star Game fed on the popularity fumes that lingered from the recently finished World Cup sending average ticket prices up to $222, 60% higher than the previous year. In comparison, the MLS All-Star game average ticket price came out to be almost a third the cost of some of the MLS’s top team’s season tickets, proving just how vital the international cohesion with the MLS has become to soccer in America.
Continuing this growing trend of soccer, the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup has selected 10 cities in the United States to host the tournament. As the popularity of the sport continues to grow, so too will the ticket demand, especially with regards to games that occur around the same time as some of the larger global events in soccer. With a 2015 line up to include the Copa America in Chile, the CONCACAF Gold Cup in the USA, and the 2016 UEFA Euro Cup on the horizon, the soccer boom in America is just getting started.