"It's not OK"

Discussion in 'MLS: Expansion' started by microbrew, Jul 25, 2002.

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  1. microbrew

    microbrew New Member

    Jun 29, 2002
  2. Wallydrag

    Wallydrag BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 24, 2002
    Oklahoma City
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, he didn't say "no" to the MLS, he just said he didn't think the city could competley pay for a stadium. But on top of that, no one has asked the city to do that. The impression that I've gotten all along is that Express Sports is the one that will pay for the stadium, the only things they may need from the city is land which the city would be more the willing to give.

    The city isn't saying "We don't want the MLS". They're just saying they really isn't any way for them to squeeze out $25 million more for a stadium on top of everything that we've built lately.

    This hasn't hindered the possibility of the MLS coming to OKC one bit.
  3. Paul Schmidt

    Paul Schmidt Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    Portland, Oregon!
    Based on one of the other articles I saw, Express Sports and/or whomever else doesn't even have a semi-concrete proposal to make public yet.

    This could end up, at least, lasting longer than the normal tease.
  4. Laramie4OKC

    Laramie4OKC New Member

    Jul 25, 2002
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Mayor Humphreys felt left out!

    Mayor Humphreys just returned from vacation and thought that he was in the wrong city.

    He immediately had to deal with a police brutality situation in which a black man was beaten after picking up a prostitute and the black community is in a major uproar.

    Mayor Kirk Humphreys has always wanted to push Oklahoma City to the next level in sports; however, he did jump to conclusion. No one has asked or proposed that any public funds be used to build a stadium.

    He is in favor of bringing an MLS team to Oklahoma City. I sure he feels a bit slighted since he was left out of this process.

    In the last ten years, Oklahoma City has voted in a grand total of $1.5 million in initiatives.

    The Urban Renewal owns acres of free land downtown and along the North Canadian Riverfront Development area and the city could pay for subdiving and getting the utilities set up which should run around $5 million. Funk would only need $10 million and that stadium is funded.

    Bob Funk will find a way to build a SSS if he is guaranteed a franchise.

    NACIONAL New Member

    Dec 31, 2001
    Medellin, Colombia

    well at least Ford Center looks nice... damnn... even CHL can gather more money for building playing places....
  6. VancouverMLS redded

    VancouverMLS redded New Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    Looks like this discussion of Soccer Specific Stadia goes back years
  7. idriveavw

    idriveavw BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 15, 2008
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    what would posses you to dig up a 7 year old article?
  8. SounderMan

    SounderMan Member

    Nov 8, 2006
    Lacey WA
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The short bus ain't running today.
  9. rep21

    rep21 New Member

    Jul 24, 2008
    Tucson, Arizona
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thread necromancy at its finest.
  10. The Truth Commission

    Mar 29, 2000
    Parts Unknown
    He probably thought he wouldn't be ridiculed because this is the first post he's made without referencing BC Place.:rolleyes:
  11. vancouversoccerman

    vancouversoccerman New Member

    Sep 2, 2004
  12. Sport Billy

    Sport Billy Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 25, 2006
    We're not reopening a 7 year old thread.
    Especially just to rip VancouverMLS - regardless of its entertainment value.
    Thread closed.

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