Thursday, July 26, 2012

7/26/2012: Garber Wants More Butts In Crew Seats



7/26/2012: Garber Wants More Butts In Crew Seats
By Ryan Kozlowski
CREWTURE.COM


Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber wants more support for the Columbus Crew by Columbusite's, according to Columbus's Business First:

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber tells Sporting News that the Crew needs more support and that Columbus and other smaller markets are more important to the league than New York.
He also said he has met with Columbus city leaders, Crew Owner Clark Hunt and General Manager Mark McCullers to help drum up more corporate support, such as the deal the team cut with Barbasol to sponsor its jerseys.

If Columbus and other smaller markets are more important than New York, then Commissioner Garber should be drumming up big name, designated players to come to Columbus to bring out fans instead of New York.

Will take a Thierry Henry or a Tim Cahill please.. Someone with big entertainment value will add more corporate sponsors.

Garber can't say David Beckham in a Crew jersey wouldn't lead to a couple more million in Crew corporate sponsorship.

So, trade David Beckham to Columbus. Or bring Neymar to Columbus :-)

Ok, that was all a joke and isn't happening, but still.

Sporting News published the comments as part of a wide-ranging interview with Garber, who has been the head of the league since 1999. Garber said Columbus was one of the league’s markets that he would ”like to see perform better,” saying the Crew has a “great little stadium” that fans need to go out to support.

I guess Don "The Maker Of Statements That He Could Do Little About" Garber, has missed the last three home attendances of 17,000, 19,000, and another 17,000. Which is a lot better than at least half of MLS clubs.

Or maybe he'll take credit for the turn around, just as he appears to be taking credit for the Barbasol deal.

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