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Another Case Study - Psl Buyers Remorse - 49'ers/levi's Stadium


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http://blogs.mercurynews.com/kawakami/2014/12/12/levis-part-2/

Could the new stadium turn in to the same kinda of low energy environment that Levi's stadium has now?

Definitely.

PSLs will price the passionate fan right out of season tickets.

It will be mainly corporate and the wine and cheese crowd which was definitely not the most vocal of fans in the Dome.

The new stadium will probably be filled with people that get annoyed when people stand up and make noise during the game.

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PSLs SUCK! Living here in Charlotte since they got the Panthers and PSLs, the Stadium is full of the Wine and Cheese crowd . The regular workin Joe has been priced out. When the team is down or there is a little bad weather the Wine and Cheesers dont show. I miss the the old days at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. Maybe the teams sucked but there were true fans not a bunch of Coke, Delta etc exexs and buddies.

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Thankfully we don't have to worry about this problem. Our dome has always been occupied by fans that show up at the 2nd quarter and stay relatively quiet til they leave midway through the 4th

We already have the "corporate environment" these other teams have to worry about their new stadiums' atmospheres turning into

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Anyone even flirting with buying a PSL in Atlanta needs to read the comments for that article, and realize that the 49ers' PSL program is killing off the fan base of a team with FIVE Superbowl titles. The A-Hole will be a graveyard, and I'm glad I didn't buy into this cash-grab by a second-rate football team. Also, the conversation between SF and Santa Clara stealing their team sounds alot like the barves' excuses for leaving Downtown Atlanta (not to mention free taxpayer money from an outlying county).

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PSLs SUCK! Living here in Charlotte since they got the Panthers and PSLs, the Stadium is full of the Wine and Cheese crowd . The regular workin Joe has been priced out. When the team is down or there is a little bad weather the Wine and Cheesers dont show. I miss the the old days at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. Maybe the teams sucked but there were true fans not a bunch of Coke, Delta etc exexs and buddies.

Although you have to understand that "the wine and cheese crowd" in Charlotte means Ripple and Kraft Singles.

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http://blogs.mercurynews.com/kawakami/2014/12/12/levis-part-2/

Could the new stadium turn in to the same kinda of low energy environment that Levi's stadium has now?

Thanks for the link, very informative article. Not a fan of PSLs, but honestly, that article lists several other problems with that stadium that could easily be avoided.

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The blue collar fan will be priced out. You'll be left with the corporate types and their Stepford spouses.

I have a friend who's dad had owned season tickets at Candlestick for 20 years and rarely missed a game. They haven't been to one game this year because of ticket prices. Obviously couldn't afford season tix again.

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http://blogs.mercurynews.com/kawakami/2014/12/06/levis-stadium-dead-red/

There’s no life, no ambience, no outside meaning to it, and lots of empty red seats.

Maybe that’s because the PSLs and overall enormous ticket prices have driven out the most passionate fans and turned the stadium to corporate expense accounts and a lounge-lizard mentality.

Maybe the Santa Clara site just attracts a different type of fan–and that fan is new to the NFL scene or is different than anything Candlestick brought, or that CenturyLink brings. But through six regular-season 49ers home games, it is notably bland in there.

Let’s just say here: The Yorks and Santa Clara had every right to build a stadium that mostly or only serves to make the Yorks money and also gives the players and coaches better facilities.

But there are some (unexpected) side effects to this…

It’s not AT&T Park, still majestic after 15 seasons of baseball. Still a destination. Still important.

Levi’s is not Candlestick Park–it’s far more useful than the ‘Stick and it isn’t a dump, but Candlestick had wild energy and all those memories; now the Levi’s stands are filled with corporate look-at-mes who don’t return to their seats for most of the second half… to get out of the burning sun and just to mingle in the clubs or the broad pavilion.

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