Massive stadiums are a holdover from the days when every seat in the house was the same price and the idea of higher priced premium seats was foreign.
18 of 30 NFL stadiums seat less than 70,000 and 11 of the 17 to open since 2000 seat under 70,000 with LA's announced capacity being 70,000. Only three seat 80,000 or more and another three bigger than 75,000.
My family and I sat on the 11 yard line near the 50 from 1974 to 2020 and now I'm five rows below the press box with a shelf/table rolling seat, food supplied, short walk to nice new bathrooms.
I think what I've seen MLS do is spot on for all but a handful of super attendance programs. Compact stadium with lots and lots of suites, large number of premium seats up high and another set close to the field. Some cheap seat sections for the stand yell folks and a more modest number of seat traditional seats.
I feel comfortable believing this isn't going to happen again.
What would I do if this happened and I was AD? I'd still fire him. I've already seen what he did with one 5 game win streak. Bowl humiliation and another awful OOC performance. That's not what I want for the norm in New Denton.