Allardyce wants full stadiums

first_imgWest Ham manager Sam Allardyce believes filling your home ground is paramount to Premier League clubs – with the Hammers announcing their new season-ticket structure ahead of the move to the Olympic Stadium. Press Association And Allardyce believes performing in front of a sold-out crowd is something that should not go unappreciated as the other 19 Premier League clubs are now being pushed to follow West Ham’s lead. “The most important thing at a football club is to fill the stadium,” he said. “I think filling the stadium is the ultimate for the success of the team. Obviously it’s not from a revenue base like it used to be. “The revenue base for a football club used to be the sustainability of the football club in my years before the Premier League and before Sky made it a worldwide brand. “It’s about creating the atmosphere in a stadium that thrills not only the fans there enjoying the atmosphere, but the players who respond to that “To make sure everywhere you go in the Premier League maintains a high level of attendance and selling out your stadium has to be the ultimate goal for any Premier League football club, for me. “What we’ve announced has to be the best piece of business, for me, seen in the Premier League for a long, long time. “Hopefully everybody at West Ham football club, particularly the fan, will come and enjoy, as Karren says, a fantastic facility for less. That will only encourage future young West Ham supporters to be West Ham supporters.” center_img Karren Brady, vice-chairman of West Ham, announced during the week that the club would be making significant cuts to their current pricing as the move is being offset against increased television revenue. The cheapest season ticket at Upton Park is £620 but there will be £289 seats on offer from the 2016/17 season – the club’s first in the 54,000-seater Olympic Stadium. last_img read more

Canoga Park collision claims one life, second man listed as critical

first_imgA 19-year-old Woodland Hills man died this afternoon after his car collided with a utility pole in Canoga Park, fire officials said. His passenger, also a 19-year-old from Woodland Hills, was taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center and was listed in critical condition, said Brian Humphrey, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. Another vehicle, an SUV, was involved in the collision at 3:31 p.m. at Shoup Avenue and Vanowen Street, Humphrey said. The driver of the SUV, a woman, was uninjured as was the child who was with her, Humphrey said. Details of the crash are still under investigation, according to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic division. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings-Daily News For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.last_img read more

The most important games that made the Xbox 360 great

first_imgThese are just some of the best games for the Xbox 360, but there are obviously so many more. Let us know what other games made the 360 great in the comments below. Alan Wake1/18Considering how the Xbox 360’s biggest games were shooters, a title like Alan Wake stood out among the crowd. The previous generation saw games become more cinematic thanks to the graphical horsepower of the consoles. Alan Wake took things to the next logical step by being a game that was structured like a television series. We wouldn’t have Quantum Break without Alan Wake paving the way for how to present a cinematic experience that was also at its core a solid game.<><> The Xbox 360 was the console that changed the gaming landscape forever. Video games were already popular among the masses, but the 360 took the medium to new heights and brought in an entirely new generation of gamers. The prominence of online gaming, gaming achievements, online distribution, and more were features that the Xbox 360 either introduced or perfected on home consoles. It will certainly go down as one of the most important systems of all time.Now that Microsoft has stopped production of its most popular system, we felt it was a good time to reminisce about some of the great titles that the system had to offer. These games are from both first and third party developers. The Xbox 360 was very much a universal gaming console, so focusing solely on its exclusive lineup wouldn’t do the console justice. The system had many other titles that were important and remembered fondly by fans, but the ones listed here had the most impact on those who played them and the industry as a whole.last_img read more