Originally Posted by B-MCINTYRE
Also, it's a number thrown out by a report with no facts to back it up (seriously, I am looking). The average fans that were in the stadiums were not Americans only (as there was a spike in international travel for those coming to watch the games) so this does nothing to support the idea that "soccer is popular in the US" rather that people who are fans of soccer are so loyal that they would fly half way around the world to see it. That's why I ask about the trends over the last 2 World Cups. Both are dropping and the money isn't being brought in like it was during the 94 WC (which was in America, where events like this will always bring in high revenue. People in America pay higher price and more will show up to an event like this than if it was hosted in an outside country. Hence, the argument made by maggs is only helping to further the thought that "America has an bigger influence" which in turn would support the idea that the Superbowl would be more Relevant that the World Cup (since America is being used to determine 'success' of the event in question.