Wilmington Hammerheads news

Discussion in 'Wilmington Hammerheads' started by msilverstein47, May 13, 2014.

  1. Bluesfan

    Bluesfan Member+

    Aug 12, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    Scotland
    IMHO I think they would need enough money to build their own stadium to make it work. Don't know if they have that kind of scratch. Baltimore doesn't have a good track record with minor league sports. To succeed I think the group would have to either break out the old tried and true 'we are going to be MLS someday ' trope or sell the USL as a top notch league. Either way, it doesn't work if you are renting a college stadium.
     
  2. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Country:
    United States
    This is the quote that struck me:
    "Altirs fits the profile of a well-off owner who could finance a team in a bigger market, such as Baltimore, and in a league where team budgets have tripled since 2013."
     
  3. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Country:
    United States
    http://www.empireofsoccer.com/usls-wilmington-hammerheads-to-move-to-pdl-54113/

    The PDL announced it has awarded the Hammerheads an expansion team for next season. The Hammerheads will retain the same owner, George Altirs, but will now be operated by the Wilmington Hammerheads FC Youth Board of Directors. As a result, their partnership with NYCFC will end and City will have to enter a partnership with another team in the USL or launch its own.
     
  4. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Country:
    United States
    everything with the Wilmington Hammerheads logo has been removed from the Legion Stadium in Wilmington.
     
  5. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Country:
    United States
    http://www.uslpdl.com/news_article/show/754861?referrer_id=2313812

    After being awarded a Premier Development League franchise in September, Wilmington Hammerheads FC revealed its Head Coach, General Manager and home venue on Wednesday.
    Kevin Johnson, who holds a U.S. Soccer Federation “A” coaching license and has more than 20 years of coaching experience – which includes U.S. Development Academy and U.S. Youth National Team experience – will serve as Head Coach for Hammerheads FC. Shawn Guderian will serve as the General Manager of the club, which will play its home matches at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington’s Varsity Soccer Stadium, pending UNCW approval.
     

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