Miami FC vs Fort Lauderdale Strikers

Discussion in 'Fort Lauderdale Strikers' started by Lucho305, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hey @Antique, You ready for next year? Miami vs Ft Lauderdale, we going to tailgate and catch up? A lot has changed since then. Miami wanted a soccer team and bam they got two..... well hope all is good
     
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  2. Antique

    Antique Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    the river of grass
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #2 Antique, Aug 24, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2015
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    When I hear or see something happening with the proposed Miami FC that indicates it will be ready to field a team for 2016 I'll be happy. Most of us here want it to happen for the short road trip. St Pete is not too bad, but Jax looks to be a an overnighter. However, we've heard nothing to indicate anything happening that shows us that a team will be ready to go next year.

    BTW, the FAA should be out of the picture now. Word is that the City of Ft Lauderdale has delivered the first payment to them for the City to purchase the entire tract of land that both stadiums are located on. Next is arranging an appropriate lease with Schitterbahn to construct a water park on the site that includes a new or revitalized Lockhart Stadium for the Ft Lauderdale Strikers to sub-lease long term (a minimum of 10 years). If all goes well we should have a new 15,00 to 20,000 capacity stadium by 2017 or 2018. With that the Strikers should be here to stay.

    As with all things related to teams in this sport in SoFl we will believe it when we see it. For all that, it sure sounds nice....:)

    ETA: FYI, I just took you off of my *ignore* list. It looks like you've decided to rejoin the human race.
     
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  3. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good to hear from you @Antique its been a long time. Soundes great that Striker may get their stadium, its been a long time....
     
  4. Antique

    Antique Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    the river of grass
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who is going to have a beer with me on saturday at the Miami FC vs Strikers match??
     
  6. Antique

    Antique Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    the river of grass
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Go to he big tree at the southeast corner of the stadium. F19 has its tailgate there. You and all fans from Miami may attend, just leave your attitudes at the county line. I'm buying something decent for you and Uncle Ed. Plus the appropriate stuff for myself. I should be there around 4PM. BTW, beer is also available at that location after the game. Same thing applies. Hope to see you and Uncle Ed.
     
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  7. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ill get uncle ed and we'll pass by
     
  8. Antique

    Antique Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    the river of grass
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You'd better do more than that. I'll explain when I see you.
     
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  9. Rowdy Joe

    Rowdy Joe Member

    Jan 7, 2016
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    STRIKERS SCORE IN STOPPAGE TIME AND HOLD VISITING MIAMI FC TO A 1-1 DRAW ON OPENINGS NIGHT AT LOCKHART STADIUM
     
  10. MLSinSTL

    MLSinSTL Member+

    Mar 20, 2009
    Ohio - near a city
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How was the attendance at today's game?
     
  11. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ots seemed small 3500?
     
  12. Antique

    Antique Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    the river of grass
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Announced was just over 2,300.
     
  13. FootySkeptic

    FootySkeptic Member

    Sep 24, 2015
    Club:
    Cardiff City FC
    #13 FootySkeptic, Apr 2, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2016
    2,331 from @PieterUAshow

    Very disappointing, if true, on multiple levels; this game was the BeIN debut for the NASL, FTL had 11k+ for the home opener last year, the game was against a potential interstate rival that could have spawned a geographic derby.

    I ask the supporters/locals what happened?

    EDIT: I am not just trying to be a jackass or snarky, seriously what happened?
     
  14. Antique

    Antique Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    the river of grass
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This was an actual count from the gate. It was not padded like the last few years. The Strikers have spent $$ and time out of the USA and done diddly in Broward. They must now spend time and $$ here immediately. From the FO folks I talked to this is now known. It will be done. They'd best get their heads on straight and realize than no one in China or Brazil will attend games here.

    Miami has spent all their resources on the April 9 opener in M-D and have done little to promote this game. Hopefully they will do better.
     
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  15. FootySkeptic

    FootySkeptic Member

    Sep 24, 2015
    Club:
    Cardiff City FC
    I guess they were underestimating how many $'s it takes to get a local in the seats and undervalued their marketing in the past. Is it fair to say this was a slap in the face for them (hopefully a wake up call) as they did not get nearly half the turnout they expected?

    I will be honest, when I heard they were going to China for pre-season it made me think: "Wow these guys are blowing up! When everyone else is looking for warmer weather to practice and warm up, this d2 team is doing an international tour!". I am disappointed to say the least. This showing slapped me in the face, I somehow thought that this organization (within the NASL that is) was well ahead of the curve...
     
  16. AmericanMag

    AmericanMag Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    everything about the day was disappointing. The club has advertised internationally and to the supporters that would be going to the games anyways. Anything local and outside of "those in the know" has been lacking. On top of that, the product on the field is going to have to improve (going on what was on offer Saturday) for those newcomers to take an interest in the team and return.
     

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