Detroit MLS Expansion Megathread

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  1. SJJ

    SJJ Member

    Sep 20, 1999
    Royal Oak, MI, USA
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  2. Tobias C

    Tobias C Member+

    Columbus Crew
    Mar 6, 2014
    Toledo, OH
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    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The article has the same jail site renderings included. They claim theyre building a 23,000 capacity stadoum in the heart of the "sports and entertainment district". Is this an actual designated or at least generally understood section of downtown because that sounds like it could still be in any area of downtown. Clearly the assumption would be the jail site but other areas would fit that profile if you ask me.
     
  3. Bradford 10

    Bradford 10 Member

    Feb 5, 2013
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    It's the jail site. They plan to make their offer in the next few days.

    http://www.freep.com/story/money/bu...bert-soccer-cullen-jail-wayne-evans/97258316/
     
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  4. SJJ

    SJJ Member

    Sep 20, 1999
    Royal Oak, MI, USA
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    To stick my big toe into the political pool, Bradford 10 (and amadora2700 in an earlier post), I stopped reading the Freep when they declared Michigan for Clinton just minutes after the polls closed, and they were off by (a) the Michigan result, (b) the fact that it took about, what, six weeks, to decide the state. Getting it atrociously wrong is what I'm really protesting.
     
  5. amadora2700

    amadora2700 Member

    Jan 12, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
    Thanks for the heads up. I'll make sure to confirm with other soccer sources.
     
  6. Bradford 10

    Bradford 10 Member

    Feb 5, 2013
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
  7. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Truman/Dewey...nobody ever bats .1000

    but I'll post a link from another source for you to read:

    http://www.socceramerica.com/articl...group-makes-offer-for-jail.html?edition=16791
     
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  8. Datderfranny

    Datderfranny Member

    Apr 1, 2015
    Detroit, MI
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.freep.com/story/news/loc...w-jail-courthouse-swap-gratiot-site/97570484/

    Whoo Hoo! If the county doesn't accept this proposal, there is some dirty stuff going on. No way they won't take this deal. Gilbert is offering to essentially build the jail AND a new courthouse, for free, in a different location... if its the Mound road location I'm thinking of, that's a five minute drive from downtown, and very accessible county-wise, so there really isn't a downside to this proposal. Personally I'm convinced that Gilbert is willing to go through all of this trouble not for Soccer, but just so the jail isn't built, because he owns all of the Greektown property around it. Thats ok though, because Gores is really passionate about Soccer, so therefore its a great partnership. If the county accepts this deal, which one would think that they have to, Detroit has by far the best proposal and would be an expansion lock... Maybe even for 2020. I'm giddy! If they don't accept, I'll be devestated.
     
  9. Footsatt

    Footsatt Member+

    Apr 8, 2008
    Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am no expert on federal bonds, but I am worried about this...

    "However, the possibility that the county could be forced to repay millions of dollars in federal bond subsidies if the jail is built elsewhere raises the bar."

    On a separate note I have the feeling your thread will be moved to the Detroit specific thread. If you want to talk about this in the general expansion thread then you probably should post this in the "28, sooner or later thread"
     
  10. Footsatt

    Footsatt Member+

    Apr 8, 2008
    Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #135 Footsatt, Feb 7, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2017
    Not that it really matters, but I don't think the deadline was 5:00 EST. 3 other teams submitted after 5 pm.

    Indianapolis at 5:06
    Nashville at 5:10
    Charlotte at 5:37
     
  11. Footsatt

    Footsatt Member+

    Apr 8, 2008
    Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This seems like a no brainer for Wayne County, but some of the County representatives don't seem very positive...

    This one is not to bad...

    This one is not very positive...
    This last part is worrisome...
    Lets hope they consider this an "out of this world deal".
     
  12. amadora2700

    amadora2700 Member

    Jan 12, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
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  13. RedRover

    RedRover BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 15, 2007
    Gilbert and Gores had better have a plan B and/or C for their stadium location. If they're betting it all on the jail site, they risk torpedoing their own bid.
     
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  14. Red Card

    Red Card Member

    Mar 3, 1999
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No doubt the stadium will be known as "The Jail House" if and when it is completed.
     
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  15. amadora2700

    amadora2700 Member

    Jan 12, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
    Felons United?
     
  16. Footsatt

    Footsatt Member+

    Apr 8, 2008
    Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ...or the Detroit Guardsmen?
     
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  17. amadora2700

    amadora2700 Member

    Jan 12, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
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  18. SJJ

    SJJ Member

    Sep 20, 1999
    Royal Oak, MI, USA
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ...just another article claiming that Detroit City somehow "owns" soccer in Detroit and no one else can interfere.
     
  19. Brian in Boston

    Brian in Boston Member+

    Jun 17, 2004
    MA, RI and CA
  20. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
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    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  21. Bradford 10

    Bradford 10 Member

    Feb 5, 2013
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
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  22. Bradford 10

    Bradford 10 Member

    Feb 5, 2013
    Houston
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    Houston Dynamo
  23. thekorean

    thekorean Member

    Jan 10, 2017
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Wonder what those idiots at NG will think about Gilbert buying the team and moving them to MLS?
     
  24. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    money talks...BS walks
     

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