Our new Owners, David and Wendy Dworkin

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  1. Flowercitysupporter

    Sep 23, 2015
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos



    In an interview with the rochester press box, david dworkin confirmed a $600,000 turf renovation as well as the scoreboard being done this season. Said more to come in year 2. Also said his goal is to average 10k in attendance.....yes 10 thousand people.
     
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  2. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays We're not gonna let the elevator break us down
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    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    David and Wendy Dworkin have been officially introduced as the new owners of the Rochester Rhinos.

    They plan on hiring a Chief Business Officer and doubling team sales staff.
     
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  3. mikehurst21

    mikehurst21 Member

    Oklahoma City Energy FC
    United States
    Nov 6, 2013
    Moore Oklahoma
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1457629127143.png the Rhinos new crest
     
  4. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays We're not gonna let the elevator break us down
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    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    To me, the shade of green kinda washes out with the old gold. The design is solid, but the chosen colors really detract from it.
     
  5. mikehurst21

    mikehurst21 Member

    Oklahoma City Energy FC
    United States
    Nov 6, 2013
    Moore Oklahoma
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Meh there are better fan made Rhinos crests but at least its an improvement
     
  6. Blando13

    Blando13 Member+

    Dec 4, 2013
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    I prefer the lower 2 options ... But understand why they are "supplemental". The Green appears darker on this as well, which contrasts with the Gold a bit better than the above image.
     
  7. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.socceramerica.com/article/67997/usl-rhinos-confirm-new-owners.html?edition=15266

    “Their strong ties to the local community make them the perfect people to lead the Rhinos forward,” USL CEO Alec Papadakis said in a statement, "and we are excited to see them take the club to new heights in 2016 and beyond.”
     
  8. Mad Hattah

    Mad Hattah Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    North Florida
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Love the new logos, and I really hope Rochester can turn things around. I remember when there was talk of them as an MLS expansion side. Maybe someday they can get back to that level.
     
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  9. Flowercitysupporter

    Sep 23, 2015
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    thats the dream! we were a literally a minute away from mls before...
     
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  10. Mad Hattah

    Mad Hattah Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    North Florida
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #10 Mad Hattah, Apr 7, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2016
    You were. I don't know much about the new ownership, but I imagine if you can draw a decent number, and put some $ on the table, MLS will listen. It'd make for a heck of a regional rivalry with MTL/NE/NYFC and Energy Drink FC.

    As for that being an over saturation of teams, I don't believe so. MLS seems on track to add Sacramento Republic FC, bringing the total number of California teams to 3. That said, Sacramento is much larger:

    Sacramento
    - 485,199 (city size 2014 est)
    - 2,274,194 (metro size 2015 est)
    - #20 TV market

    Rochester
    - 209,983 (city size 2014 est)
    - 1,081,954 (metro area size 2015 est)
    - #76 TV market

    Regardless, hope 2016 is the start of something positive (from a butts in the seats perspective).
     
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  11. Flowercitysupporter

    Sep 23, 2015
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    The rhinos owners have some cash, idk if its mls cash or if they would need another investor. we'll see how the next 4-5 years go. they have already done a lot and have more things planned for year 2 and 3.

    Rochester/Montreal was and is the best rivalry in the east.
     
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  12. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    um...so did Toronto just suddenly fall into the Lake???
     
  13. Mad Hattah

    Mad Hattah Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    North Florida
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I forgot TFC! My bad.
     
  14. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    oh no worries...just teasin' ya!
    gotta say that I would like to see them add back Ragin' Rhinos
    but that's just me
     
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  15. Mad Hattah

    Mad Hattah Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    North Florida
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's how I originally knew them. I grew up in NH and remember the Rhinos beating DCU in 1999 for the USOC. If I remember correctly, the game was on TV (I may be mis-remembering).
     
  16. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    youtube definitely has the video...I watched it about 6 months ago...lol
     
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  17. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  18. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Rochester Rhinos announced Monday that they will hold a press conference about “the future of professional soccer in Rochester” Wednesday afternoon.
    The conference will be held in the Rhinos locker room at Capelli Sport Stadium in Rochester, N.Y. at 2:30 p.m. ET.
     
  19. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Rochester Rhinos soccer team has set a Nov. 30 deadline to raise $1.3 million dollars to ensure the team will play in 2018. Team owners David and Wendy Dworkin called a news conference on Wednesday afternoon to seek the help of the community and business leaders to reach this goal. 
     
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  21. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  22. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So what the hell is going on with this town and the Rhinos?

    I'm a recent arrival, made it to the home playoff game, only to be stunned the next morning in finding literally zero coverage in the D&C of the match.
     
  23. KidFlash

    KidFlash Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #23 KidFlash, Nov 17, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2017
    Gradually, the D&C has pulled back on just about all Rochester-based sports coverage over the last decade or so. The only stories that were getting hits were Bills or SU focused, so everything else got scaled down with the exception of high school coverage. (It's a Gannett thing, too. They've done the same in other minor league towns.)

    That's not even going into the gradual decline of the Rhinos, either. The short, short, short answer is that the original owners sold the area on their own stadium and possibly going to MLS without ever realistically having the money to do it. (Rumors are that had they come up with $1 million or so around the time of beating the Rapids in 1999, the league would've gladly taken them on. No dice.)

    So, over the course of six years, they haggled with New York State and the city about the cost and where to put a stadium. The final location is, as you know, less than a mile from Frontier Field, but since it was in the city, the perception of it being an unsafe neighborhood for the suburban clientele hung in the air (despite the city ramping up security and improvements being made to the area) and people stayed away.

    Eventually, the owners ran out of money, the bank holding their loans took over, they decided to run the whole thing on a shoestring for almost a decade, the USL pulled the franchise two years ago, ran the team for a few weeks and then sold the franchise to a local couple who've tried, but are at their wits' end financially. So, here we are.

    That's not even a quarter of the issues, but it's late and I need to sleep. Hopefully others here can fill in the gaps or correct me if needed.
     
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  24. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So the Rattlers which was their outdoor lacrosse team just bolted town for Texas...also not a great sign.
     
  25. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, I've purchased season tickets for the first time in my life for any sports club.
     
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