At Koch Sporting Goods in downtown Cincinnati, FC Cincinnati season ticket holder Meghan Barton was jumping with excitement and picking up some team merchandise, but hoping that prices on her seats don't jump too high next year.
"I have a few friends in the same boat, and we want to just keep on buying them as long as possible," she said.
Affordable prices for pro sports
One of the great things about FC Cincinnati is its affordable tickets, with the average ticket just $19, club president Jeff Berding told a town hall forum last fall. He told the forum he expects average prices to rise to about$25 under an MLS franchise.
That is significantly less than a $75 ticket to an NFL game.
Those pullovers, shirts and oh-so-popular scarves also cost less than NFL or Major League Baseball merchandise, since you don't have to pay for a Nike swoosh or Adidas stripes.