Shut Up Carl.
- Aug 26, 2011
And now the first failure of a soccer-specific stadium built in the US. Why Chicago's owners built this stadium without any direct mass transit access (one has to take a bus from the Midway Airport Orange Line stop) and a few miles away from the highway, which scared-off a lot of suburbanites due to the venue's location on the southside (really southwest) of Chicago was poor planning. Of course, the amount of money the owners received directly and indirectly answers the 'why' question.
I've heard that the Union have a similar issue with their stadium; but, while it lacks subway access, it does have direct commuter rail access whereas Chester PA is a challenging location, too, albeit with good views. The Rapids location is also a challenge as its halfway between downtown Denver and DIA out in the middle of nowhere
Speaking of failure, more on Miami's proposed 'temporary' stadium in Ft. Lauderdale. Still scratching my head of this as its intended to be a 'short-term' arrangement Beckham finds a location in Miami, which is 40 miles away, and the lease is for 50 years. Any bet that Inter Miami, if they exist, will still be playing at this location 10 years from now?
Lastly, MLS must be excited about this. Another deep-pocketed owner wants a team. Of course, the xiciting infrastructure of soccer in Charlotte is well behind what already exists in Raleigh and even furtehr behind other potential hosts in Sacremento, St. Louis and elsewhere. That said, expansion fees drive the bus in MLS.
Flipping through channels, I briefly stopped at the NYvNJ derby of sorts. Watched worse MLS games for longer periods of time, but it’s both surprising and disappointing Joisey doesn’t sell more tix for a weekend game against Yankee City from across the Hudson and East rivers. On the side less visible to cameras, entire sections were covered. At least Joisey has a non-baseball stadium on its’ brownfield
I'm happy for St. Louis as the city as a long history of soccer; bu, sad for soccer as a whole because money is driving the MLS train and now it looks inevitable that their will be 30 or more teams soon.
What's the best guess as to the next expansion canidate? Sacramento seems to keep getting pushed back. There is some serious money backing Phoenix and Charlotte now, the later would be bad for Raleigh/Durham. Las Vegas is a hot ticket right now; but, they would need to address how to hold soccer games in the desert int he summer (ditto for Phoenix). San Diego (lack of public support) and Detroit (cost of putting a retractable rood on Ford field) seem to be dead. Of course, all of these cities will likely get a team before the debacle that is Inter Miami actually shows-up.
Inter Miami has already signed at least two players and have spent about 23M. They are going to make some waves.
MLS has too many teams. It’s as boring as the NHL.
A golf course built on incinerator ash debris?? Unreal.Looks like Inter Miami's ownership may need to spend that money elsewhere. At least they can look forward to playing in a renovated high school stadium 30 miles north in Ft. Lauderdale.
The proposed stadium site for Inter Miami CF contains levels of arsenic and lead that exceed legal limits, a new environmental study states.www.espn.com
How is it possible that an MLS playoff game i only available on Univision?