Superstar signing, lowered prices attempt to lure fans to Impact games
Published Friday, July 6, 2012 9:05PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, July 6, 2012 9:08PM EDT
MONTREAL - The Saputo family clearly does not like seeing its invitations snubbed.
So in an effort to fill up some empty seats at their newly-renovated stadium, the Montreal Impact owners have not only landed one of the game’s greatest-ever central defenders, they’ve also lowered ticket prices
The legendary AC Milan veteran Alessandro Nesta, now 36, is being brought in not only to provide defensive help, but also to serve as a mentor to teammates.
“What he can bring to the table, of course, is his experience,” said Impact Sporting Director Nick de Santis.
One local soccer pundit seemed to consider Nesta a beautiful find.
“He's a player that's at the top of the game,” said Noel Butler. “And it's no exaggeration to say that in this modern era of soccer, he is, without a doubt, one of the best central defenders world football has seen.”
And the cherry on the cake is that they’ll be able to watch Nesta live for a lower price.
Several new packages were announced, including one deal that sees six category-three tickets go for $120, and that includes the same number of hot dogs and beverages.
Students can now score a ticket for $25 tax included and the July 24 game against Olympique Lyonnais will feature tickets for that price as well.
Butler said that team has done their best to provide value.
“You have somebody like Alessandro Nesta now playing for the Impact, it's vitally important that the club is able to reach out to the incredible amount of soccer fans in the city,” he said.