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Post #76
Tuesday April 15, 2014 4:03am

Joined Oct 2013
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Original post from 2tone

Yeah it was meant to be a joke. Population 106,954.
Green Bay is like 65,000 and the Packers do just fine, although I did laugh at the thought of a March soccer match in Montana.

richieJkulesaNY
Post #77
Tuesday April 15, 2014 5:27pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 1,016
I have no issue with NYC playing at Yankee Stadium for a few years. There are some great bars right around the staidum and its an easy mass transit ride for most people. Its always a bumpy ride getting things built in NYC, especially a new stadium.

skangles
DC
Post #78
Tuesday April 15, 2014 5:38pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,412
You've got to love Beckham's views on what a stadium should be. I could not agree any more with him.

Integrating the stadium into the city adds so much to a city. Quest Field has done this well, as has Toronto FC but the Pittsburgh Pirates really nailed it with PNC Park. I hope Beckham gets his way, it sounds like the stadium would be a great addition to Miami.

Beckham's vision for the PortMiami park is centered around a 25,000-seat stadium with views of downtown Miami. The $200 million price tag to develop the 36-acre space includes plans for shops, hotels and offices connected to the mainland by a pedestrian bridge.

"I think, for me, Miami is all about the water, all about the culture and I don't think people see that enough," Beckham told NBCMiami.com back in March. "Our stadium, our site is all about the skyline, all about the water and it opens up to that. That's what we want people to see all around the world."


http://espnfc.com/news/story/_/id/1786252/shi...

blaise213
Post #79
Wednesday April 16, 2014 3:04am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,842
Like I said before

Whats wrong with that big ass piece of land next to the miami heat stadium right before the port? It looks like a park.

admsghs27
Post #80
Wednesday April 16, 2014 7:49pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
I don't like the idea of Atlanta new MLS team playing in the falcons stadium. They should get a stadium of their own. Isn't that one of the requirements to get an MLS franchise ?

skangles
DC
Post #81
Thursday May 15, 2014 4:13am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,412
Vegas is starting talks with the league to be the 24th team and would build a 24k SSS.

Playing in 110 degree weather in July and August doesn't sound too appealing and I don't like indoor stadiums. I think the league could do better than Las Vegas.

http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2014/05...

MSantoine
Post #82
Thursday May 15, 2014 11:25am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
Original post from skangles

Vegas is starting talks with the league to be the 24th team and would build a 24k SSS.

Playing in 110 degree weather in July and August doesn't sound too appealing and I don't like indoor stadiums. I think the league could do better than Las Vegas.

http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2014/05...


I love the idea of Vegas having pro teams. They always knock all star games and college basketball tourneys out of the park. With technology what it is indoor stadiums arent as bad as they used to be

dolcem
Post #83
Thursday May 15, 2014 11:46am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,805
Vegas is a massive city full of people who follow sports religiously. It definitely deserves a sports team and I think giving the city its first would be a great way to increase the MLS's exposure. It's an attractive spot for DP's and I think people around the country would be genuinely interested in how the Vegas team is doing. The weather is a problem though.
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recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #84
Thursday May 15, 2014 2:33pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
Vegas is a great way to encourage fans to travel to away games...

I can't imagine that anything but a stadium with a convertible roof would fly, considering the heat. Can't play all your games past 9pm...

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #85
Thursday May 15, 2014 3:12pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,256
Should be interesting to see who gets that spot #24. San Antonio, Minneapolis, Sacramento, and now Las Vegas will all be vying for it. But let's be serious Garber isn't stopping at 24. I have heard that the magic number is 28.

GD10
Post #86
Thursday May 15, 2014 10:27pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 273
Las Vegas baby! Garber and MLS are trying to it the jackpot, its a big gamble (no pun intended) but it could really pay off.

stebe79
Post #87
Friday May 16, 2014 4:45am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 4
Would love to see a team in New Orleans. There's quite a few reasons why it would be hard, but there's a lot of potential for the city too. The owner of the Saints, Tom Benson, is actually good friends with Malcolm Glazer and both donated money to build Tulane a football stadium. Conveniently, the stadium was built to potentially house a soccer team. I'd love to see these two owners get together and do what Manchester City is doing with NYCFC with New Orleans.

10,000 fans show up to high school playoff games so there is some fervor here. We also have the largest population of Honduran ex pats in the United States. Another cool fun fact, Jason Kreis played high school ball here and Mike Jeffries, former Dallas and Chicago Manager, actually coached me here in New Orleans(couldn't really help me though, I sucked). Patrick Mullins is also a native. I don't know, maybe sign a few Honduran players along with the local boy and I think it could be a good start for the NOLA Santos.

MSantoine
Post #88
Friday May 16, 2014 1:08pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
Original post from 2tone

Should be interesting to see who gets that spot #24. San Antonio, Minneapolis, Sacramento, and now Las Vegas will all be vying for it. But let's be serious Garber isn't stopping at 24. I have heard that the magic number is 28.


Every other major sports league in USA has 30-32 teams. No reason MLS can't get there eventually (maybe after 2026 world cup boon?)

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #89
Friday May 16, 2014 1:26pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
I'm willing to wager that in 20 years we'll have to move to a promotion/relegation system and we'll have to create a premier league, just like England did...the level of competition in the whole country is getting to the point where it seems inevitable. But that starts with getting 30 teams in MLS within the next 5-8.

dolcem
Post #90
Friday May 16, 2014 10:57pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,805
Original post from MSantoine

Every other major sports league in USA has 30-32 teams. No reason MLS can't get there eventually (maybe after 2026 world cup boon?)


Why would we compare the MLS to other sports in the US, which have virtually no competition from other leagues around the world? At 30 the talent is way too diluted (especially if there's a salary cap). The level of play needs to be as competitive as possible or else it hinders the development of our players (and the on-the-field product).
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