Aztex not playing in 2016

Discussion in 'Austin Aztex' started by chris570, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    Wow, that sucks.
     
  2. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays We're not gonna let the elevator break us down
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    *facepalm*

    Why is this being done to Austin again?!
     
  3. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Austinites, I'm asking because I don't know: did they not play at House Park after Memorial Day? How extensive was the damage to the stadium?
     
  4. ATX1

    ATX1 Member

    Jun 11, 2014
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    If I am correct, the stadium itself wasn't damaged too bad. They had to rework the electricity, but that wouldn't have a major long term effect. The problem was the turf, which they had to replace. They weren't even sure if the High School football teams in the fall were going to be able to use it.
     
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  5. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Okay.

    How does that impact them to the point in 2016 that they can't use House Park six months from now?
     
  6. Waterloo 11

    Waterloo 11 Member

    Aug 22, 2009
    Austin
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    House Park does not fit USL requirements. It is a high school stadium with football lines. Both stadiums the Aztex used this year are unacceptable to the USL according to the Aztex statement. House Park reopened in time for football in late August.
     
  7. VBCity72

    VBCity72 Member+

    Aug 17, 2014
    Oki, J-pan
    Club:
    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Unfortunately their MLS hopes just took a hit.
     
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  8. greenroom

    greenroom BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 16, 2012
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is there any concern that the Aztex's don't comeback at all? Stadium issues are not the easiest to fix and in Austin not a lot of options at this time.
     
  9. MLSinSTL

    MLSinSTL Member+

    Mar 20, 2009
    Ohio - near a city
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Unfortunately, their USL hopes just took a hit too.
     
  10. ButlerBob

    ButlerBob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Has this been an ongoing concern this year or did it just come up recently? I remember previously it was announced that the ownership were pursuing their own stadium. I wonder if they league just gave them a waver this year for the stadium. With this, I think it should bring up concerns for some other teams. Well, at least Harrisburg.
     
  11. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would like to know more myself. Everything that I've seen showed the USL requiring teams to be in a soccer specific stadium by 2020. Why they've come down so hard on the Aztex while others, even new teams, are being allowed to play in less-than-ideal stadiums mystifies me and, to be frank, pisses me off. Then again, maybe they can see the way the wind is blowing in San Antonio with the Spurs coming in and don't like us looking low-rent in comparison.

    So, here we go again. Austin has the demographics and a huge potential market, but no place to play and pockets too shallow and insufficiently connected to make the necessary moves.
     
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  12. ThePonchat

    ThePonchat Member+

    Columbus Crew SC
    United States
    Jan 10, 2013
    NKY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Basically, don't align with Columbus Crew or you WILL cease operations the following year in the current league you play in. A hiatus or demotion will occur.
     

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