Attention Indianapolis Soccer fans

Discussion in 'Soccer in the USA' started by Bobethy, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. CelticFaninINDY

    CelticFaninINDY New Member

    Jul 28, 2006
    Holloman AFB
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    The Tap is epic. I am stationed in New Mexico now with no Soccer pubs at all. Every time I get the weekly Chatham Tap invite I die a little inside..
     
  2. cswitzer

    cswitzer New Member

    Jul 16, 2004
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. irish56

    irish56 Member+

    Oct 30, 2006
    indy
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. irish56

    irish56 Member+

    Oct 30, 2006
    indy
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Come on guys lets get behind this. Where are all those people who filled up the Tap to watch the Honduras natch last October. Lets be the premier club when it comes to soccer in Indy.
     
  5. Claddagh

    Claddagh New Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    We would like to invite all Indy soccer fans to come join us at the Claddagh Irish Pub 3835 East 96th St, Indianapolis to watch the match tomorrow.
    You can view the match regardless of where you are seated at the pub. We have a great menu including a tasty Irish Breakfast, traditional dieshes like Cornbeef and Cabbage stack and Shepards pie as well as favouites including wings, and our famous Fish and Chips.
    Our drink specials include Buckets of Budweiser / Bud Lite and Mich Ultra for just $10, $4 Car Bombs, $3 Crown Royal, Captain Morgan and Cuervo gold drinks.
    Ask for our " American Flag " shot to celebrate the Goals and sucess of USA! Come join the fun at the Claddagh or call for more details on 317 569 3663.

    We are open for all games and open for early games on request. Just call 317 569 3663.
     
  6. robdawgie

    robdawgie Member

    Jun 1, 2009
    Indianapolis, IN
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hey man....I was at the Tap last October and for every WC game this year.
     
  7. robdawgie

    robdawgie Member

    Jun 1, 2009
    Indianapolis, IN
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    OK everyone. I'm done messing around with this; after seeing the turnout at Chatham Tap for the games there is no reason we shouldn't have an AO group here.

    I have an e-mail into Chatham Tap, on Mass Ave, to see if they'll let us have a base there,

    I created a facebook group, HERE. If the link doesn't work, search for American Outlaws: Indianapolis Chapter.

    Shoot me an e-mail at wilsonrw3@gmail.com if interested, PM me on here, or tweet me at "heythisisrobbie".

    Let's get this done.
     
  8. YanksFC

    YanksFC Member

    Feb 3, 2000
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
  9. foozer

    foozer Member

    Dec 19, 2005
    IN
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Following. Is there a prospective ownership group lined up or are we simply showing our support?
     
  10. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I still have my "Kick in For Indy" button from back in 1994 somewhere.
     
  11. YanksFC

    YanksFC Member

    Feb 3, 2000
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Just for support purposes as far as I know. I'm behind the idea, but I don't think at this point it's realistic for Indy to be considered a good market. I can't imagine anyone really dying to invest in a team. And I love the city, but this has to be one of the most fair-weather sports towns I've ever seen.
     
  12. Otergod

    Otergod Member+

    Sep 20, 2007
    indianapolis
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    do we really have anything to go against except the colts and Pacers?? Pacers had a STRONG following until Miller retired and the team turned thuggish. Starting to rebrand itself.

    I dont think we can use the Ice nor the Indians as examples as they arent pro teams
     
  13. Otergod

    Otergod Member+

    Sep 20, 2007
    indianapolis
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    anyhow, its more likely we'll find an owner willing to shell money out for NASL before we see the type investment for MLS.
     
  14. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Indians aren't a pro team?

    As for more likely to find an NASL owner...trust me, you had people looking long and hard at the D3 level and were justthisclose to pulling the trigger, but the numbers simply didn't work.

    I wish y'all well, just wouldn't advise you to hold your breath.
     
  15. Otergod

    Otergod Member+

    Sep 20, 2007
    indianapolis
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Indianapolis Indians arent.

    The Indiana Ice ticket manager told me a rumor was swirling that Indiana was going to get a PDL team. Id much rather have a D2 or D3 team, but id throw my support in for a PDL team. Wouldnt draw great, but it would be live soccer in a city that could use it
     
  16. irish56

    irish56 Member+

    Oct 30, 2006
    indy
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  17. Otergod

    Otergod Member+

    Sep 20, 2007
    indianapolis
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i would classify them as semi-pro. I guess it was pretty poor wording on my part. And i guess if you look at it from a soccer stand point, it certainly is pro, just a lower level.

    However, most would say they are semi-pro, AAA, minor league etc... people generally think Pro Baseball = MLB

    Whats your point about the $$??
     
  18. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You can classify them however you like, I suppose.

    But "Semi-pro" usually means you either get very minimally paid or not at all, but that playing is not your primary job during the season.

    The Indians - as all affiliated minor league baseball teams are - are part of what used to be called the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues. They're not major league. But they're professional. They're a professional team, their players are professionals. And, no, people do not generally think Pro Baseball = MLB. People generally think Major League Baseball = MLB. Most understand that minor league baseball players are still professionals.
     
  19. irish56

    irish56 Member+

    Oct 30, 2006
    indy
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Leeds United=Professional
    Leeds United=Indianapolis Indians
     
  20. Roger Allaway

    Roger Allaway Member+

    Apr 22, 2009
    Warminster, Pa.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Really? I thought pro baseball included the majors, AAA, AA, A and in years gone by Class B, Class C and Class D. There also are some independent minor leagues that are professional.

    To my mind, Pro Baseball = Baseball played by people who get paid to play.
     
  21. stphnsn

    stphnsn Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    this just about sums it up.
     
  22. skiwizz33

    skiwizz33 New Member

    Nov 22, 2010
    Boulder co
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Its alright, I would like to see more pictures and videos
     
  23. cswitzer

    cswitzer New Member

    Jul 16, 2004
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Correct.

    That said, the numbers don't work anywhere, and still PDL, NASL, and MLS teams pop up all over this country like mushrooms. A combination of free stadium (a la Seattle or NE), with a competent, deep-pocketed owner (not a la St. Louis) would be needed.

    Having said that, I (and probably most soccer-less medium markets) would be very satisfied with a Charleston Battery-like situation. Are they running that team at a loss? Can that model really NOT be replicated in Indianapolis?
     
  24. doug001001

    doug001001 Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    During the strike year in 1994 the Indianapolis Indians were the world champions of baseball.
     
  25. Mikey mouse

    Mikey mouse Member

    Jul 27, 1999
    Charleston, SC
    Club:
    Charleston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    the Battery have had years in the red and from what I have been told years where they break even. The team is closing in on its 20 anniversary year (Est. 1993) so it must be doing something right!
     

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