Harrisburg, PA fret not for the dream is still alive. With the LA Galaxy's U.S. Open Cup defeat of Red Bull New York in extra time you still have your shot at seeing David Beckham play in the capital city….for only $1!
With what has to be one of the most original promotions in recent memory, USL2 side Harrisburg City Islanders are selling tickets to a potential Open Cup tie against the Galaxy should both side continue to advance and actually meet. Should the teams not meet all proceeds from tickets will go to charity in the name of Becks.
The City Islanders front office is one of the most creative around and consistently comes up with original ways to butts in seats. According to the article they've already sold over 1,000 tickets. Pretty crazy that organizations are basically selling futures in a Becks appearance, but hats off to them for finding an original way to get some attention for an Open Cup game.
Did you know that there supporters section behind the goal is called "Socceritaville"? While I'm not really one for Hawaiian shirts and Jimmy Buffett references, the "Socceritaville" season ticket package includes free parking and free beer. Needless to say that ticket package has sold out for the 2007 season, so don't go pricing your bi weekly commute to Pennsylvania just yet Drinky.