BECKHAM-SHOULD GIVE UP ON Miami

Discussion in 'MLS: Clubs' started by SOUTHEND_TFCRED, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. SOUTHEND_TFCRED

    Jan 16, 2015
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Becks should call it quits on the city of Miami as they are not interested in hosting a MLS franchise.
    their delaying tatics and failure to agree on land for a stadium should give MLS the eye opening
    it needs to see that Miami is not a good choice...Florida yes..David should by the Tampa Bay Rowdies
    a team and name with soccer tradition and build a SSS there in tampa...or a longer shot by the
    Ft Lauderdale Stikers like Tampa a name well know wit h the football family...
    Miami has a history of not supporting its baseball and football team with empty seats being the norm
    so come on becks..try the real soccer hotbeds of florida...tampa and ft lauderdale..it would be quickier.
     
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  2. the cup

    the cup Member

    Jul 10, 2002
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    I think Becks should just forget about owning a MLS team all together.

    Or if he really wants to own a team he should buy NYRB (and please re-name them Metro 96.)

    The New York/New Jersey area is becoming more of a soccer mecca than south Florida anyway.
     
  3. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #3 msilverstein47, Nov 30, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2015
    Southend...it probably would have been better for you to start this thread over in MLS expansion candidate cities section...

    http://forums.bigsoccer.com/forums/candidate-cities.1062/

    and um Cup, I happen to live here and while I have loved the game for the last 40 years and seen many highs and lows, hardly would I call it a soccer mecca in any sense of the word...lmao
     
  4. GoodDead

    GoodDead Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Club:
    Sporting Braga
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Miami is a brutal sports market. Even with Lebron in the final fans left a game early when it looked like they were going to lose. Only for them to come running back when the Heat made a come back. Miami already failed once in MLS. It is a city that is about nightlife, exotic cars and over priced drinks, not sports.
     
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  5. jeff_adams

    jeff_adams Member+

    Dec 16, 1999
    Monterey, Ca
    Beckham was in Las Vegas with Oakland Raiders owner talking about building a brand new shiny stadium for football and soccer. I wonder if he's considering that market for MLS?


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  6. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. Honore de Ballsac

    Oct 28, 2005
    France.
    Yeah, Beckham added some investor weight with the Dodgers guy, which gave me hope. Now the Miami bid has gone loudly silent again. Such a bummer.

    I'd LOVE to see the Rowdies get their team in MLS with that awesome shoreline stadium.

    And with the NASL's woes, the Beckham brand's pretentions and SUM getting knocked down a peg... Maybe what Beckham can still bring to the table is enough celebrity and equity to rebrand the Red Bulls as the NY Cosmos and be part owner / figurehead. It's a nice day dream.

    Doesn't seem like Red Bull are super enthusiastic MLS investors anymore, maybe they'd allow the rebrand (for Beckham's share and Dodger money) if they could keep the jersey and stadium sponsorship. I think they could get more fans.

    Cosmos' brand belongs in MLS and it belongs right there in Harrison, a stone's throw from the Meadowlands.
     
  8. Honore de Ballsac

    Oct 28, 2005
    France.
    Tim Lieweike has been too quiet. Maybe he's got the profile and skills to make a Cosmos/ Beckham / Red Bull merger happen.
     
  9. JulesMIA

    JulesMIA Member

    MBU
    United States
    Sep 19, 2017
    There was an announcement like two weeks ago that the suit against the county for the stadium land sale got tossed. This project is still chugging along.
     
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  10. TOAzer

    TOAzer Member+

    The Man With No Club
    May 29, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's a simple inverse proportion: The greater the density of trophy wives and gigolos in a city, the lesser the caring for professional sports.... Or, if you prefer, Miami is only big enough for one class of professionals...

    David, it's all about the Math.
     
  11. JulesMIA

    JulesMIA Member

    MBU
    United States
    Sep 19, 2017
    No one was saying that Indy was a bad sports town when the Pacers fans did the same thing.

    Miami is not a bad sports town, we have had bad owners and poor team location. The Heat have drawn well during their entire history. In fact, the Heat outdrew the Bulls over Jordan's first three seasons.

    The Dolphins have consistently drawn well. The seating capacity of the stadium was reduced, but that brought capacity in line with where capacity is there days. People just don't build 75,000 seat stadiums anymore.

    The Marlins haven't earned our support.

    The Panthers drew very well when they were in downtown, selling out all but two home games in their last two seasons before moving to Sunrise, over an hour away from Miami.

    Which takes us to the Fusion. The Fusion were in Ft Lauderdale, not Miami. They were doomed from the start due to poor location.

    Every team with good ownership and proper location in Miami has drawn well, Beckham's team looks to have that mix.
     
  12. krusso

    krusso Member

    Aug 13, 2008
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    You're invited !
     

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  13. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yep. Done deal. Wonder when they will begin play? I eould think MLS would want #24 to start ASAP to get us to an even number. Be it Nashville or Miami.
     
  14. GoDawgsGo

    GoDawgsGo Member+

    Nov 11, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nashville is playing USL Pro this season and MLS 2019.
     
  15. canammj

    canammj Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    CHINO, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So Miami fans, does Club Beckham play all the temporary games in one place, or does he spread them out to introduce his team to the whole area?
    I remember a long time ago , the SF Blackhawks in the (WSL) played at venues all over the SF BAY area.
    Could he play some at Dolphin Stadium (Awesome redo, nice grass field)- go low ticket prices and try to fill the place?
    1 game in Ft Lauderdale for old times sake ;) . Play at Marlins Park as some what close to where his new place will be?
    What other choices are there, preferably with a grass field? I assume the stadium where FC Miami plays would not be an option? And for that matter, what is the status of that team whether NASL survives or not?
    I've been to both of Orlando's stadiums, but will hit Miami maybe in same year as Nashville to make a nice Southern roadtrip. I see Miami as being like the eastern version of LAFC- lots of potential star power on and off the field.
    Congrats and good luck !
     
  16. GoDawgsGo

    GoDawgsGo Member+

    Nov 11, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Huh? They probably aren't going to actually start play until 2020 or 2021 whenever the new stadium is done. Or possibly do what Nashville is doing and play USL for a season in 2019.
     
  17. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It has already been stated Miami will begin MLS play in 2020 in a temporary venue.
     
  18. GoDawgsGo

    GoDawgsGo Member+

    Nov 11, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is there an estimate on stadium construction? I knew they had said 2020, just figured if the stadium wasn't done they may delay until 2021. Have they broken ground yet?
     
  19. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Stadium is estimated to be ready in 2021, according to reports.
     
  20. canammj

    canammj Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    CHINO, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Correct, thats why I posted the question of all game in one temp venue or spread them around the metro area.
     
  21. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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