NASL in Hartford

Discussion in 'NASL Expansion' started by jmdaly12, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Shocking that Midfield Press would extol the virtues of the non-USL bid.
     
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  4. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    All of them
    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They are pretty one-sided bias aren’t they?
     
  5. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That’s the only kind of bias there is, isn’t it? ;)
     
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  6. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.courant.com/community/ha...illon-stadium-development-20180104-story.html

    State and city leaders will move ahead with a plan to redevelop the badly aging Dillon Stadium, with a goal of gaining approval from government agencies by February and completing the facility by March 2019. But this time, instead of allowing the soccer team’s owners to oversee construction efforts, the Capital Region Development Authority will manage the project. As much as $7 million in public funds would be committed to the enterprise. A new soccer team, backed by the United Soccer League, is expected to begin playing at the Colt Park stadium in spring 2019.
     
  8. wolfp10

    wolfp10 Member

    Sep 25, 2005
    Since NASL to Hartford isn’t happening, can we put this thread out of its misery?
     
  9. oneeyedfool

    oneeyedfool Member+

    Nov 17, 2012
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A bit premature
     
  10. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    +1

    It’ll be academic in a week or two when the court puts NASL out of its misery at long last.
     
  11. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    This thread needs to move to the USL forum and be re-titled.

    And while we're at it, the @BigSoccer mods needs to clean up a lot of the lower division threads. All the NASL teams that moved to USL need to be on that board and all the expansion teams that are now clubs need to be moved from USL expansion to the main USL board!
     
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  13. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    somebody put in a request last week to at least move both Indy and NC over to the USL...probably not a top priority, but I suspect it will eventually get done.
     
  14. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Rob Stone‏Verified account @RobStoneONFOX 2h2 hours ago
    Massive day for soccer in Hartford.
    Excited to play a small part in this new venture.
    Stay tuned.
    #colors #name #music
     
  15. wolfp10

    wolfp10 Member

    Sep 25, 2005
    The NASL sure gave it a college try, didn’t they?
     
  16. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hartford City was going to be one of those NPSL teams that were going to be on scholarship in the NASL that the cartel was so afraid of, presumably.

    With the USL grabbing the best true stadium solution, Hartford City is going to continue to be what it is.
     
  17. canammj

    canammj Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    CHINO, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Will be interested to see how Hartford does as USL team.
    I had actually thought if MLS had gone to 32 teams at some point, this should have been a market to look at.
    NO NBA-NHL-NFL-MLB in Hartford and sitting in between 2 MLS teams in NY, 1 MLS team in Boston area and heck, even include Montreal to the north, Hartford would have some good geographical rivals for traveling fans.
     
  18. wolfp10

    wolfp10 Member

    Sep 25, 2005
    Something really was missing from the USL's bid for Dillon...

    https://www.courant.com/politics/go...-dillon-stadium-complaint-20181120-story.html

    "A total of $47,500 in campaign contributions were made in recent months by Hartford Sports Group (HSG) lead partner Bruce Mandell, his wife and their college freshman daughter — and now questions have been raised about the legality of those donations, which went to the state Republican Party and its unsuccessful gubernatorial nominee, Bob Stefanowski.

    The questions loom as the latest complication in a $14 million, mostly state-funded project to rebuild and revive Hartford’s long-dormant Dillon Stadium in Colt Park. Dillon is slated to become the home of a new United Soccer League expansion team, Hartford Athletic, which Mandell and his partners at HSG are forming with the intention of starting its season of play in the spring."
     
  19. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I loved the prawns on Twitter last week when that story broke who suddenly developed amnesia about the shady investors who were to own the NASL's Hartford entry not that long ago.
     
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  20. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Like politics, its only bad when the other side does it.
     
  21. wolfp10

    wolfp10 Member

    Sep 25, 2005
  22. wolfp10

    wolfp10 Member

    Sep 25, 2005
    What a long, strange trip it’s been for professional soccer in Hartford...

     

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