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Discussion in 'USL Expansion' started by WhiteStar Warriors, Aug 27, 2009.
they host HS football so possibly.
I think it just got demolished . But I was thinking about that as well.
Speaking of the Atlanta USL1 team that was discussed earlier, where would they play, with ReMAX out of the running? Herndon Stadium?
Hope not; it's too big (15,000 seats). You'd have the same problem the 'Backs had at DMS/Hallford. Granted, it's a lot nicer, but still...
If, and it's a big if, whoever puts a team in the ATL would/could find an old strip mall in Cobb County close to 75/285 (Cumberland/Galleria area), or along Cobb Parkway (US 41) and redevelop it into a stadium location, I think that would a good thing (I would say Akers Mill, but it looks like they're doing some construction there). Other than that, the only other place I'd try would be Adams (again), or maybe Riverwood HS (you can see it from 285). Or, if a deal could be worked out with Atlanta Public Schools and Piedmont Park, possibly Grady Stadium (the park is across the street, and there looks to be a good bit of parking). But I would go no bigger than Grady. Any so-called "municipal" stadium is going to be school-owned, so you'd have to work something out with them (Most Dekalb high schools don't have their own home stadium (I think Avondale may be the only one); the school system built several 5-15,000 seat venues for football, etc. Plus, with the exception of Adams, and maybe North Dekalb, those stadia are too far out for most of Atlanta's soccer fans.). And you'd still have the problem of having a 110-120x55-60 yard field, which is like trying to play on a freeway median.
Well I am sure NuRock has some resources, but I can't see them build a new minor league soccer stadium anywhere in the great Atlanta metro with MLS hanging over their heads.
Well, unless Blank, or someone we don't know about as yet, pulls something out of the air soon, MLS may be just a pipe dream, especially if MLS expansion actually does stop at 20 (which it probably should).