The thread on possible future qualifier sites got me feelin' the blues about being a soccer fan in the ATL. Self-centered bastard that I am, I'm sure I live in the worst city there is (particularly relative to its size) to be a soccer fan. We've got the Beat in the WUSA: Good news. Spiffy newish stadium that is a nice size. Bad news. They can't draw enough fans in from the burbs (where the real growth is) because said stadium is in a "remarkable" part of town. We've got the Silverbacks in A-league: Good news. They aren't the train wreck they used to be. They have a radio deal with a local Spanish-language station. Bad news. Their playing surface would be an embarrassment to a high school football team, and access to the stadium is a drag. They have had minimal success appealing to the (as everywhere) growing immigrant community. Media coverage? negigible. Access to MNT and WNT friendlies and qualifiers: Drive to B'ham once every three years. <sigh> Cultural factors: College football. Braves. If anyone out there can turn my frown upside down by painting a bleaker picture somewhere else (again, especially considering the population size of my fair city), I'd appreciate it.