11/28/04: The End is Near

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by jmeissen0, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. denver_mugwamp

    denver_mugwamp New Member

    Feb 9, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
    "A firm in Louisville, Ky., is fabricating about 80 percent of the stadium, and the pieces could be shipped to the stadium site as soon as mid-January."

    Did Erector Set get the contract or has Lego managed to steal it away from them?
  2. dice50

    dice50 New Member

    Oct 4, 2000
    Norman, Oklahoma
    Anyone else see the "likely to have an artificial surface" part. Why oh why would they do that. I know it's probably cheaper and easier to maintain but sometimes you just have to spend money to make money. MLS will not go to rochester if they have an artificial surface. Wouldn't the owners rather watch their team play on natural grass?
  3. mls2atl

    mls2atl Member

    Sep 13, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "The Rhinos are leasing the land — off Oak Street, just south of Lyell Avenue — for $1 a year for 45 years from the city."

    damn thats cheap! the way things are going i think rochester has a really good chance in the next round of expansion.
  4. swedcrip34

    swedcrip34 New Member

    Mar 17, 2004
    they'd rather lease the stadium to a lacrosse team
  5. MtMike

    MtMike Member+

    Nov 18, 1999
    the 417
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    fabricating a stadium? You mean like Nick S. ?
  6. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Silver Spring, MD
    I was waiting for that one.
  7. gherter

    gherter Member

    Sep 16, 2002
    Leesburg, Virginia
  8. TAKK

    TAKK New Member

    Jan 28, 2004
    Westchester, NY

    People gotta wake up.

    This MLS Rochester thing ain't happening.

    Makes little sense for the current Rhinos owners. Why lose money?
    MLS wants deep pockets. They remember Miami.

    By the time MLS is viable for an ownership group like Rochesters (near to or at break even) it will be in 7 or 8 years when MLS is a 16-18 team league with owners who have deep pockets. At that time other owners with much deeper pockets from larger cities will be on board or will be coming on board.

    Rochester will not be a choice for MLS at that point. Just the way it is people.

    Glad about the stadium and very happy for your city, but Rochester's not going to be a part of MLS unless someone can come up with a lot more money on your ownership side, or the MLS model produces a quicker break even that would get them in (Rhinos) before they become too small.

    Not happening. A dream.
  9. Bajoro

    Bajoro Member+

    Sep 10, 2000
    The Inland Empire
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I understand the financial side of artificial turf but the sad thing for Rochester fans is -- no USMNT friendlies with artificial turf. Probably.
  10. Bora Fan

    Bora Fan Member

    Dec 14, 1998
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Guys if Rochester can't afford grass - they have no business being in MLS.

    Plain and simple.

    DuRoss is doing nothing to endear himself to the many non-Rochester fans he created when his Little Engine that could beat an MLS team in the Open Cup.

    It's a damn shame too - because I think Rochester had the heart and soul to make a splash in MLS as one of the smaller markets.

    I mean what's DuRoss thinking?

    He's getting a sweet lease $1 a year - and he's only investing $3 million out of the $23 tab himself. 90% of the costs for the stadiu (facility and roadwork) are being bankrolled by the government!

    And he has the nerve to put in plastic?

    What a shame.
  11. flmls

    flmls New Member

    The reason they are putting the field turf in is becuase of the ground share with the rattlers lacrosse team. Lacrosse is evil on fields. one of the main complaints from the baseball teams is becuase they hated the way lacrosse ruined the field from what I remember. I can tell you from sharing our field at the college I coach at, Lacrosse destroys fields almost as bad as football does. Since UEFA has approved the Field turf stuff for qualifiers, i think it's fine.
  12. Bleacherbutt

    Bleacherbutt New Member

    May 1, 2001
    Rochester, NY
    When will people realize that Rochester only has a three month growing season? Trust me, you would bitch about playing on a poor quality live turf in the early spring and late fall.

    We'll see about USMNT despite the turf. The last couple of home games have been a real disappointment in terms of attendance and atmosphere. Attendance and atmosphere won't be a problem in Rochester.
  13. anderson

    anderson Member+

    Feb 28, 2002
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. Revolt

    Revolt Member+

    Jun 16, 1999
    Davis, CA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Damn. Good point. Rochester could be an excellent location for a qualifier.

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