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Discussion in 'NASL Expansion' started by atlanticTFCfan, Apr 10, 2010.
I'd like to see NASL (or USL-2, for that matter), put a team in the Southern Tier of New York. The region plays host to two minor league hockey teams. The Binghamton Senators of the AHL (hockey's AAA minor league) averaged 3,629 per game over 40 home games this year, despite playing in a dump of an arena, and the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL (AA minor league) averaged 3,661 per game over 36 games. Being from there, I definitely feel like lower-division soccer could do well, if marketed properly. The youth soccer presence in the area is huge, and a number of players from the area play college soccer at some level.
I love Southern Tier IPA!
Here in St. Louis we'd love to see Iowa or Middle Illinois.
You guys do realize that all of the NASL teams, with the exception of Rochester, are in major league cities. Do you really think there should be a team in Peoria or Normal?
yeh, I don't think central Il would work but definitely Des Moines or Indianapolis or even Memphis could carry a team.
I think Des Moines could work if they had an owner willing to pony up the extra cost to run a NASL team over a PDL team.
Indy and Memphis are both big, major league markets, and without MLB during the summer. Though they both have very popular AAA teams. I don't know much about Memphis, but I know Indy has a soccer stadium just north of downtown.
Bring on Indy!! Come on all you wealthy mofos in Indy, do your city a favor and give 'em a team!
I think places like that should be the focus. Why should people care about a D-II team in a place like, for example, Miami, when they have teams in three other professional sports? Instead, put a team in a city with 75,000-100,000 people where the soccer team is the biggest thing on the sporting landscape, or at the very least, isn't relegated to minor league status when compared with the other top-level, big-money teams.
I can dream.
Here are places that the MLS and USL don't Occupy that have potential for clubs NASL 1 and 2.
Well, there's a chance (albeit a very, very small one) of a USL1 team returning to Cleveland for next season. At least that's what I've heard. But it's a small, small chance.
Frustrated, but still workin' it for something at the old ballpark in Tulsa after the Drillers just moved to a new downtown stadium this season..... got a presentation on Friday.... fingers crossed....
Seating for 11k....
Video of stadium at bottom of article....
Since soccer fans won the survey about what to do with the stadium, we'll see if the powers that be will be listening......
C'mon sevens.... baby needs new shoes!
Holds about 5K I believe.
with some work it could be a good home for a NASL franchise and you guys could do what Portland is doing to there old baseball stadium.
I wish you guys luck Oklahoma is an area that would be an added step in the right direction.
Agreed. I'd road trip to Tulsa for an ACStL game. (And I lived in Tulsa for 7 months during a college internship and liked the city, so I'm biased.)
If indy got a team i hope they wouldn't play there. Rough part of town and you wouldn't want to spend much time there.
And get Cleveland a team i miss pro soccer in cleveland.
I heard a rumor that the Cleveland City Stars are coming back next year in the USL.
Kinda like the same rumor I posted earlier in the thread?
Anyway, there's a small chance that a team could return to Cleveland, but I don't think it's very likely. But that's just my opinion.
i wish you luck. i would love to see cleveland and cincinnati get teams.
Yeah it's by Bush, but I can't think of anywhere else to play besides the track stadium which definitely has the seating but the big track around it is a turnoff. I guess Butler would be an option as well at the Butler Bowl if fans don't mind grass seating.
Here is a write up about the Montreal - "Barracuda FC" friendly this weekend:
which includes this gem:
There's all sorts of "that can't be right" going on there, but for now it's right there in black-and-white pixels for everyone to see. Barracuda FC played Puerto Rico Islanders (still USL1 to everyone's knowledge) a couple weeks ago. Is this club trying to forge North American relationships for eventual league play?
Carrol Stadium would be fine. Just take a field renovation. Downtown Indianapolis is the safest city I've ever been to, and considering I've been to 12 different NFL stadiums, I know a secure feeling when I'm in it.
Hardly any other major city you can be out under the street lights and feel safe.
I doubt they'd be able to share Carrol with IUPUI though. I would think it's pretty busy with their soccer and track & field teams using it.
I don't see how Kuntz's location is that big a deal. IHSAA uses it for the state finals. And it's not like people in Indy are going to go anywhere without driving.
that's a good point. I'm still all for the Bush demolition and revamping.. Kuntz is perfect as a practice facility for any team, then the current area of old bush can easily hold a 10-5k seat stadium with parking.