Stadiums and ticket demand

Soccer-Specific-Stadiums are all the rage in Major League Soccer these
days, as a way for the League to control costs (mainly stadium rental)
and keep ancillary revenues, Dallas opened their own stadium this
summer, Chicago has one on the way for next year, the Metrostars
finally decided to pay for their own for 2007, and United is working to
get their own as well. You can’t argue that an SSS is key to
making a team profitable ( see LA Galaxy ), but we shouldn’t allow
ourselves to be too optimistic. A post on The Sports Economist, it is also at Market Power, makes the point that "Price-setting
is largely a trial-and-error proces" so that just building a stadium
with amenities is not enough to lure fans or raise prices.