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skangles
DC
Post #61
Wednesday April 9, 2014 1:44am

Joined Jan 2013
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Original post from admsghs27

Dint the sounders end their partnership with the Seahawks ??


I haven't heard this but what does that even mean? I haven't heard anything that would imply that the Sounders might look into a stadium solution besides CenturyLink.

hamsamwich
Post #62
Wednesday April 9, 2014 11:18am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,143
Atlanta and partnering with Blank... interesting its actually happened as it was rumored for such a long time.

As someone from the midwest, it would be nice to see a Minneapolis, Detroit (I think Detroit is a sleeper, actually), or St Louis (come on already Garber, STL should already be in the league) enter the league. Yes, as others have said before, a KC-STL rivalry would be a good one. To me bringing another team to the midwest is a must. - Although I will say, for all of Klinsmann's arguments about the season starting sooner, Detroit, Minneapoils could throw a wrench in that. Its f***ing freezing here in Chicago at the start of every season, and the attendances are accordingly small for the first few games as not everyone likes to be outside in freezing weather. Not great for the games either, kicking a frozen rock...

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #63
Wednesday April 9, 2014 2:07pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
With the money that's going to be required of entrants at this point, particularly in terms of building soccer-specific stadiums, teams in the northern reaches can, should, and most likely will build with that in mind, including stadium placement, design, whether or not to include features like a retractable roof or heated pitch, etc.

It's time we start expecting big plans from the teams that we allow in from now on. Tackling problems like that, or anything, with a combination of investment and ingenuity, should be required as a signal to the league of the capacity, dedication and drive of prospective ownership groups.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #64
Wednesday April 9, 2014 3:20pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,357
Garber can't just award a team to St Louis with zero potential owners.

If I was a betting man than I would say Minneapolis will be team 24. The city has two potential ownership groups vying for MLS and Garber's attention. One ownership group that is the owner of the Vikings and the other ownership group that has ties to the Twins.

blaise213
Post #65
Wednesday April 9, 2014 4:13pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,927
Original post from hamsamwich

Atlanta and partnering with Blank... interesting its actually happened as it was rumored for such a long time.

Although I will say, for all of Klinsmann's arguments about the season starting sooner, Detroit, Minneapoils could throw a wrench in that. Its f***ing freezing here in Chicago at the start of every season, and the attendances are accordingly small for the first few games as not everyone likes to be outside in freezing weather. Not great for the games either, kicking a frozen rock...


As I've said a million times, MLS needs to build better stadiums. If you are in a colder climate then you need to build a stadium with a retractible roof or a design with more cover. Thats why you cant have these cheap ass owners in MLS.

MLS stadiums need to look like this (New Roma Stadium)
http://www.5th-base.com/blog/as-roma-announce...

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #66
Wednesday April 9, 2014 10:08pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
Original post from 2tone

Garber can't just award a team to St Louis with zero potential owners.

If I was a betting man than I would say Minneapolis will be team 24. The city has two potential ownership groups vying for MLS and Garber's attention. One ownership group that is the owner of the Vikings and the other ownership group that has ties to the Twins.


Not sure about that, San Antonio is making a really strong push and I wouldn't be surprised if they got it. With the majority Hispanic population it won't be hard to attract a decent following, particularly if you're transitioning the existing Scorpions into that team.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #67
Thursday April 10, 2014 12:24am

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 999
Original post from recycledhumans

Not sure about that, San Antonio is making a really strong push and I wouldn't be surprised if they got it. With the majority Hispanic population it won't be hard to attract a decent following, particularly if you're transitioning the existing Scorpions into that team.


That will be great, it can create a nice Texas triangle.

blaise213
Post #68
Thursday April 10, 2014 2:19am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,927
Original post from recycledhumans

Not sure about that, San Antonio is making a really strong push and I wouldn't be surprised if they got it. With the majority Hispanic population it won't be hard to attract a decent following, particularly if you're transitioning the existing Scorpions into that team.


Hispanics dont buy season tickets or luxury boxes? WTF do people always talk about catering to hispanics? They re the most broke demographic!

I went to the new SJ earthquakes party for new season ticket holders last year and the only hispanics there were the ones serving the food....... ROAST !

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #69
Monday April 14, 2014 6:01pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,118
Dont get me wrong I am excited for MLS Atlanta. This could turn into a great thing for a city of many cultures and nationalities. The Silverbacks do well in NASL.

But it could be a disaster. Any sport besides college football struggles. It has a stranglehold on the Southeast. The Braves(if not the playoffs) struggle with attendance. The Thrashers are now the Winnipeg Jets. The Hawks attendance is despicable. Fans only show up if they play the Heat.

Chrisou101
Post #70
Monday April 14, 2014 7:35pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 626
I think Atlanta will succeed, with soccer gaining popularity there and a rising Hispanic pop there's no doubt that it will succeed.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #71
Monday April 14, 2014 8:42pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,357
Time for MLS to go to Billings, Montana. Do it Garber. Nothing say's soccer is growing more by planting an MLS team in the upper most Northern state in the Mountain West.

admsghs27
Post #72
Monday April 14, 2014 9:05pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Original post from 2tone

Time for MLS to go to Billings, Montana. Do it Garber. Nothing say's soccer is growing more by planting an MLS team in the upper most Northern state in the Mountain West.


Billings Montana ? whats their population doubt there are many soccer fans there let alone sports fans in general. Maybe a usl or nasl team to see how they do.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #73
Monday April 14, 2014 9:27pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,357
Original post from admsghs27

Billings Montana ? whats their population doubt there are many soccer fans there let alone sports fans in general. Maybe a usl or nasl team to see how they do.


Yeah it was meant to be a joke. Population 106,954.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #74
Tuesday April 15, 2014 1:10am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,118
NYCFC to play at Yankee Stadium for 3 years.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/15/sports/socc...

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #75
Tuesday April 15, 2014 1:16am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,357
That was unavoidable. As long as their Stadium is built in that time span then there really is no reason to get all up in arms about NYCFC temporality playing at Yankees stadium for three years.

I am also hearing that Atlanta's field will be the grass/turf hybrid. The same hybrid that is used at Wembley and Arsenals stadium. If indeed Atlanta's new stadium deploys the hybrid/grass turf field, then no one can complain about that.

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