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Post #31
Tuesday February 4, 2014 3:23am

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Yep that is one hell of a bargain. I have a feeling a Miami team will definitely succeed this time around. Beckham, Simon Fuller, and Claure are all very intelligent and savvy business men. And you know Beckham will be able to get some high profile DP's.

of course Miami has fickle fans, but as long as the future marketing team hits the right demographics i.e. the heavy Hispanic and Caribbean populations in the Miami metro area then the team could be a huge hit.

skangles
DC
Post #32
Tuesday February 4, 2014 3:38am

Joined Jan 2013
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I think they also need to be prepared to spend big to win. Miami has pretty fair-weather fans, they need to have a competitive team and they should have the financing to do just that.

There are also rumors that Beckham is looking to get LeBron involved with the team. I think this team is going to be the team that everybody else around the league loves to hate (in a good way, not in a Chivas USA way).

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #33
Tuesday February 4, 2014 3:46pm

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From what I've heard, LeBron is already on board, but in what capacity is still up for debate.

With the money they'll be able to throw around, you can guarantee all 3 DP slots will be filled by big names.

Red
NY
Post #34
Tuesday February 4, 2014 4:49pm

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As long as they can get a stadium in a prime location, this will be a roaring success and another "big" spending team in MLS.

They will use all 3DP's, Beckham and LeBron have star power and connections to attract quality players and Miami already has some of the higher soccer TV ratings in the country.

They need to make sure to hire within MLS. A quality MLS coach, similar to what NYCFC did with Kreis, and MLS executives. If they do that, they will be one of the biggest and best teams in MLS. Every single foreign star always talks about how great Miami is even over NYC and LA.

tylercocinas
Post #35
Tuesday February 4, 2014 5:46pm

Joined Aug 2012
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Original post from Red
They need to make sure to hire within MLS.


If I were them the first name on my list would be Lagerway of RSL. Much like NYCFC hiring Kreis, I think it would be really, really interesting to see what a phenomenal evaluator of talent like Lagerway could do with an open checkbook.

It's proven he excels at finding the bargains and working within the rules of MLS, but when you are able to have 3 talented DPs on a squad in addition to that RSL-type depth, the results could be scary.

admsghs27
Post #36
Tuesday February 4, 2014 5:56pm

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Yes Lebron will have some sort of ownership. And some other Bolivian billionare will be the majority owner. Miami will eventually fall apart. I dont think they will support their team after they start losing.

MSantoine
Post #37
Tuesday February 4, 2014 6:05pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from Red

As long as they can get a stadium in a prime location, this will be a roaring success and another "big" spending team in MLS.

They will use all 3DP's, Beckham and LeBron have star power and connections to attract quality players and Miami already has some of the higher soccer TV ratings in the country.

They need to make sure to hire within MLS. A quality MLS coach, similar to what NYCFC did with Kreis, and MLS executives. If they do that, they will be one of the biggest and best teams in MLS. Every single foreign star always talks about how great Miami is even over NYC and LA.


My money is on Porter. By the time Miami joins MLS he'll have 3-4 years of MLS experience, and it looks like they'll be successful years too. He also has some team USA cache to his name. Darkhorse pick would be depending on the year they join JK. Once he's done with team USA, MLS may be a good choice for him. He stays in America. Low key stress. Lives in Miami. A lot of positives

Tiger
Post #38
Monday February 17, 2014 11:41pm

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Can't help but wonder if Beckham's talk of 'bringing' Ronaldo to Miami isn't just tub thumping bluster to generate public hype and subsequent leverage for a Miami/Florida tax payer funded stadium deal.

Several weeks ago when he announced he was heading the ownership group for Miami, he said the team organization would privately finance their own stadium.

In any event, it seems unlikely Ronaldo would leave Madrid prior to his contract expiring in 2018. That said, many people behave unpredictably if enough money is involved.

stone88
Post #39
Monday February 17, 2014 11:57pm

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Original post from Tiger

Can't help but wonder if Beckham's talk of 'bringing' Ronaldo to Miami isn't just tub thumping bluster to generate public hype and subsequent leverage for a Miami/Florida tax payer funded stadium deal.

Several weeks ago when he announced he was heading the ownership group for Miami, he said the team organization would privately finance their own stadium.

In any event, it seems unlikely Ronaldo would leave Madrid prior to his contract expiring in 2018. That said, many people behave unpredictably if enough money is involved.


I wouldn't be surprised, multimillionaires and billionaires are always looking for ways to get taxpayers to foot the bill for their own ventures. Just look at NFL ownership. They are probably the greatest collection of wealth in the history of the planet and yet they still get millions in subsidies from the taxpayer.

Tiger
Post #40
Tuesday February 18, 2014 12:11am

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Total Posts: 94
@Stone88: Very true. The same goes for the oil companies, who pay no income taxes, all while receiving massive taxpayer funded subsidies.

It would be interesting to see how much, if any, of Beckham's own money is actually in the pot for any of the outlay for the franchise purchase price, much less anything else.

My guess is very little, if any. He is probably receiving ownership chips merely for associating his name with the venture.

blaise213
Post #41
Tuesday March 25, 2014 11:47pm

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Does anyone know WHY the area of land right next to the miami heat stadium isn't in the discussion for a new stadium ????

This looks like the perfect area!

http://adam-jackson.net/blog/2011/03/20/first...

tylercocinas
Post #42
Wednesday March 26, 2014 6:38am

Joined Aug 2012
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The proposed site is actually extremely close to the Americsn Airlines Arena, Blaise. Check out this quote:

"According to the Miami Herald, Beckham's team won't play home games on nights where the Miami Heat - located at nearby American Airlines Arena - are also playing at home. Part of the plan to alleviate parking concerns is to have fans park in downtown Miami, where there would be ample parking on nights when LeBron James & Co. are not playing."

admsghs27
Post #43
Wednesday March 26, 2014 6:46am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
It won't matter by then. Because LeBron James most likely wont be in Miami by 2017/18. And MLS wont have to worry because about 75 %of the season NBA will not be playing they will be in off-season. And MLB, NHL is no competition. I hope they do make the stadium to 35k by that time soccer will be more popular. Good looking stadium by the way I'm really looking fwd to make a trip there and watch a game. Same goes for nycfc, ocsc.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #44
Wednesday March 26, 2014 2:10pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
Original post from admsghs27

It won't matter by then. Because LeBron James most likely wont be in Miami by 2017/18. And MLS wont have to worry because about 75 %of the season NBA will not be playing they will be in off-season. And MLB, NHL is no competition. I hope they do make the stadium to 35k by that time soccer will be more popular. Good looking stadium by the way I'm really looking fwd to make a trip there and watch a game. Same goes for nycfc, ocsc.


You're talking about a team that won't be getting less than 15k fans per home game (Heat) and a team that I'd assume averages about the same in their first season. The Panthers are hovering around the 15k home game mark as well. The Marlins, since they were first established, have averaged a little less than 21k per home game.

Public transport is going to be a huge part in alleviating traffic issues, and since it's right up on the water, I'd like to see some sort of ferry to take fans from an offsite parking structure to the stadium. Include the price of the ferry in the parking fee and you're set.

blaise213
Post #45
Friday February 27, 2015 11:50pm

Joined Sep 2012
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I swear to F**K that MLS doesn't know what is going on. They are a league thats wants to keep making mistakes and learning from it as they go.

Just read the article and posted on Ives: ATLANTA SURPASSES 19,000 SEASON TICKETS (with two years away).

So the jack ass owner built a stadium with technology to downsize for soccer games to 30,000 seats ??? At this rate he will have 30,000 season tickets holders or more by 2017. So WTF happens if there is a demand for 40,000 to 50,000 seats ? "Oh sorry fans" we miscalculated and didnt think that many fans would be interested, we're gonna keep the game at 30,000 seats"

Dude, build another stadium (45,000 seats) where the old falcons stadium was with real grass !!!

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