Dax McCarty chases down pure evil. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bulls)
And not only does Sunday's game against the hated D.C. United look to be a sellout, but it could the most attended game in Red Bull Arena history.
At least according to Kristian Dyer over at Big Apple Soccer who was told so by a "league source." The source told Dyer the number would surpass last year's All-Star Game.
Since the season started, the Red Bulls have had the league's third biggest attendance drop off, falling off more than 12 percent, averaging only 15,823.
Now, that all looks to change, especially since it seems the team is doing some marketing.
Also, interestingly enough, the same source told Dyer the reason the numbers were down is that the team is giving out less comp tickets, which, if you look around Red Bull Arena lately, you know is an issue.
"Comp tickets given out for home games are down considerably, we are down to around 1,000 a game which is a significant cut," the source said. "Reasonably, the club will give out only 20,000 comp tickets this season, which go primarily to sponsors, the league, things like that."