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Discussion in 'United Soccer Leagues' started by thomas19064, Mar 30, 2017.
Ugh I hate soccer fields in baseball stadiums.
Living within walking distance of the stadium, I will take it happily.
You know what the alternative is? No pro soccer team. I love LanU, but I would much rather go to a pro game. Even if it's in a baseball stadium.
It amazes me that the first reaction to an announcement that someone with money is spending it on building a new professional soccer team that will pay players to play soccer in a venue that will seat thousands if (spelling correction: is) negative. Nearly always. Guess what? This isn't Europe and it never will be.
Go Lansing Ignite (or whatever the name will be, verb or not - I don't care).
Aaaaaannnnnd. I am super-excited to get the chance to see John Harkes coach right here in Lansing, even if it's for the away team.
Exactly. What’s better, play soccer in a baseball stadium or play in a 2000 seat high school stadium with little concessions and bathrooms? Playing in high school stadiums is way more small time than playing in a baseball stadium
Depends.. are we talking an AAA baseball stadium, or an A baseball stadium and how recently was the stadium upgraded?
So A-ball and 20 years old.. Yikes. Good news is there is a renovation in the pipeline.
I'm not universally opposed to playing in baseball stadiums and soccer's place in the American sports hierarchy pretty much ensures that teams will need to stadium share.
But did you look at that render? The only seating anywhere near pitch is behind the goals. I'm not going to argue that it won't be better than a high school stadium: at the very least there will be beer, but let's not kid ourselves that Cooley Law School Stadium is an ideal design for sticking a soccer field on.
Renovation is done. Lots of money put in very recently. New development coming in the immediate area. This is a great location for a new team. Handlebar mustache salmon skinny-culotte central station. (My wife says nobody will understand that last sentence. She thinks I have had too much to drink).
Hipsters. Definitely it being downtown will be an advantage.
That render does suck. I hope it was last-minute and doesn't take into account temp seating possibilities.
Austin's USL team will learn this the hard way.
Yep. But what do they say about "Le meglio è l'inimico del bene"?
Sure, you got to work with what you got.
Question ... the wiki page says the Lugnuts share the stadium with Michigan State's baseball team. Is that correct? Is there a possibility that this ownership group works well enough with Michigan State that they could possibly upgrade the MSU soccer stadium to meet DIII requirements and share a soccer stadium too? Just curious.
According to the MSU schedule they only played a couple of games at the Lugnuts stadium this year, both against the Lugnuts. Historically it looks like they have had a few big games there but it is not a regular venue.
The Lugnuts are operating the new soccer team. It doesn't seem likely that they would move the games over to MSU out of their own stadium. MSU is the southern part of East Lansing, well away from the Lansing downtown area where the Lugnuts field is located. MSU is also a pretty dry campus. They don't sell beer at athletic events. They might be able to get an exception if the soccer team is renting a facility but it would be another hurdle.
Actually, the city owns the stadium. The Lugnuts and the new soccer team are tenants. No idea what kind of deal they have but I am sure it's very sweet.
Chattanooga FC and UTC used to say the same thing about Finley Stadium (owned by the city). https://www.timesfreepress.com/news...nley-utc-could-move-venues-stadium-ow/477985/
Fair enough. I misspoke. I should have said, "It doesn't seem likely that they would move the games over to MSU out of the stadium that they already operate in."
Thanks for the info. the beer thing is a big issue for sure. The location didn't look like much, since the MSU soccer stadium and the Lugnuts field seem to be on the same street (143/Michigan Ave) ... but the damn beer sales. I was only suggesting it if MSU was "renting" Lugnuts field they could effectively swap (or pro rate) renting each others fields to have soccer played on a soccer field and baseball on a baseball field ... but the damn beer sales!
Possible team located in Riverside CA owned by Roma.
Very interesting. So there could be more teams in 2019 than we have been hearing if this team, Lansing, Dallas 2 start up and Penn FC drops as reported by Chopra.
Penn FC has made it official.
Good, just like Richmond, they put in minimal effort.
Minimal effort is the way those clubs work. They see League One as not an opportunity, but as a budget cutter, with the idea being that they won't have to put up with D2 standards or paying their players a higher salary. I find it funny that Richmond didn't bother telling people the real reason they were demoting themselves.