Post #16
Tuesday October 1, 2013 10:32pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,837
Nope even with Lebron, bosh, wade and back to back champions, they still dont have a top 10 fan base in NBA let alone NFL, mlb.. A soccer team failed there before and will fail.again no matter what they do...

Probably far from where you are...
Post #17
Wednesday October 2, 2013 3:15pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 320
I live in the Southeast - while I'd jump at the chance to travel to ATL to see a soccer game, it would take a lot to market them successfully. Miami's likely the same. It's been mentioned before, but while other, arguably more popular sports franchises aren't exactly hitting on all cylinders, it's probable the MLS teams won't survive unless they find a way to get people in besides hitting the Latin crowd. I know, it seems like pulling the Hispanic fan base is a huge boon to ticket sales (and I'm sure it still is), but it's not going to keep a franchise in the black. Marquee signings and grassroots fan support are the key IMHO, but that's much easier said than done.
Toffee Fan....for the moment
Post #18
Wednesday October 2, 2013 6:11pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 237
Beckham will get a team in MLS and it will be in Miami. He'd only have a team in LA, NY, or Miami and the 1st 2 cities are taken. He sure as $hit ain't living in Atlanta.

Miami definitely not a sports town, but neither is LA and the Galaxy do well. Of course the star power and the winning helps.

I think Beckham can get the star power in Miami. A lot of soccer players will want to live there, particularly those of Latin persuasion. Just like the Lakers are able to get guys to come to SoCal.

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