The tickets were raffle tickets. This team just never had a promotional budget from what I saw.
According to rumors on a few boards, Victory players are suffering missed paychecks. It is confirmed that Dmitry Piterman has sold his majority stake in Deportivo Alaves (the club owns the Victory, apparently, not Piterman) to a gentleman who probably doesn't wish to keep the Victory around. Funds pretty much already dried up from the source, possibly just as the season started. Very few people think the Victory will live to see next season.
I'm not sure if the free beer nights in Miami are helping them out at all, BTW.
http://pitchinvasion.net/blog/2007/12/1 ... francisco/
I think there's many lessons here for more than just soccer fans in this.
I think it's time for "the suits" to realize that this- any sport, really- isn't just any business.
I think it's even more important for FANS to let this soak in. Don't let business trample over you just for the sake of business. Organize OUTSIDE the structure of the organization, and you have far more power than you realize.