Who said that OKC would fund the project? When this was proposed back in 2004, this was a private/university partnership proposed to bring MLS to OKC area: Oklahoma City and Tulsa were both on the MLS's radar and Funk opted to buy the RedHawks; abandoning the pursuit of an MLS franchise which would have cost an initial franchise fee of $10 million. http://www.soccertimes.com/mls/2004/may16.htm "University officials began talking in July with Brad Lund, chief executive officer of Express Sports, which is interested in bringing a Major League Soccer franchise to the Oklahoma City area. The idea of a soccer stadium was first suggested for Bricktown, but attention centered on Edmond when Oklahoma City leaders expressed no interest in a downtown soccer stadium." --2002-08-13 By Kenna Griffin, The Oklahoman The idea of renovating Wantland Stadium for soccer & american football has been considered as far back as 2002. So, you're not new to the area? I respect your opinion and everyone else who might disagree with my opinion. They're just suggestions and opinions that may or may not factor into what actually goes forward; our postings here probably won't amount to a 'hill of beans.' More than likely, who's viewing our postings? Of course again, we may never know... Opportunity knocked and we didn't answer the door to get in on the initial groundwork; now it is going to take someone with some deep pockets or a group effort to undertake an MLS investment.