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PawedCast Episode 39: Preseason, Ticket Sales and Bold Predictions

The Mane Land staff talks with Orlando City Senior Vice President of Sales Chris Gallagher about filling the Citrus Bowl again, Orlando Pride, and Orlando City B. Plus, preseason talk and bold predictions for the 2016 MLS season.

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We're just over a week away from kicking off Orlando City's second season in Major League Soccer. Of course, the club was able to create an electric atmosphere in Year 1 by filling the Orlando Citrus Bowl to capacity, but can the Lions do it again? To answer that question, we bring in OCSC Senior Vice President of Sales Chris Gallagher, who is the man behind three professional sports teams' ticket sales campaigns.

Chris has some great insight on the prospects of selling out the Citrus Bowl on opening day, whether Alex Morgan is way off base in expecting 15,000 fans per game at NWSL matches, and how excited Brevard County is for OCB to start playing at Eastern Florida State College. And he doesn't flinch when we ask him about those peculiar virtual reality viewers that went out with the season ticket packages this past week.

The Mane Land staff weighs in on the preseason happenings so far, including the addition of Antonio Nocerino. We also give our bold predictions on what we think could happen in 2016. Here's how the show went down:

0:07- We're talking preseason results, Cyle Larin, Antonio Nocerino and all the things that have us excited about the 2016 MLS season. Plus we get into the questions we've got about Society XXI and the new Lion Nation program.

21:45- Chris Gallagher jumps on and tells us how sales are going for the Lions, Pride, and OCB. While much of his staff was working late, Chris was answering our neverending questions about the club's ticket drives.

39:17- Final thoughts on attendance in Year 2 and our bold predictions. Could someone other than Larin lead OCSC in goals?