P-D: Public to get peek of stadium

Discussion in 'St. Louis City SC' started by sirfallsalot_2000, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. sirfallsalot_2000

    Apr 18, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    Club:
    AC St. Louis
    Another story from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the plans being made public as much as 10 days in advance so everyone can see what Collinsville is voting on. My favorite line:

    Cooper said he is so confident in the project that he wants residents to be given the opportunity to see any plans "so the public has a chance to shoot holes in it."

    :D
     
  2. CS_Pretzel

    CS_Pretzel New Member

    May 22, 2007
    Collinsville
    The link is not working. Will you post it again?
     
  3. jasontoon

    jasontoon Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. IlliniOnFire

    IlliniOnFire Hostile AND Abusive

    Oct 8, 2006
    Southern Illinois
    oh good grief.

    New Urbanism = nice multifamily units... this isn't gonna be squalor housing, its probably going to be nice condo's/townhomes to draw the yuppie/dink (young urban professional/dual income no kids) crowd in
     
  5. Schwalker

    Schwalker New Member

    Apr 15, 2007
    Gelsenkirchen/Finja
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany

    Anything wrong with that..?
     
  6. PopsKrock

    PopsKrock New Member

    Jul 18, 2007
    Belleville
    Club:
    AC St. Louis
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The same thing happened to me earlier. the http at the front gets doubled and screws it up.
     
  7. IlliniOnFire

    IlliniOnFire Hostile AND Abusive

    Oct 8, 2006
    Southern Illinois
    no, not at all, its a great thing, but people hear "multifamily" over here and they instantly think Section 8 housing (and not homes for Chicago Fire fans)
     
  8. Schwalker

    Schwalker New Member

    Apr 15, 2007
    Gelsenkirchen/Finja
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    As I see it, given that the river is a psychological "Terminus Est" an attractive living area might build bridges to St.Louis proper...Or so I hope at least.
     
  9. Monarch Bay Beachbum

    Apr 5, 2004
    The OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Shhhh, don't tell anybody, but there are already many attractive areas to live on the East Side.
     
  10. sirfallsalot_2000

    Apr 18, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    Club:
    AC St. Louis
    I thought I fixed that, though. Whatever.

    I really think this might lead to a new attitude about the east side. I'm already a convert.
     
  11. McGinty

    McGinty Member

    Aug 29, 2001
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    And it's about damn time. I remember when telling people I was from Edwardsville would get the same reaction if I said I was from Ulaanbaatar.

    I'm glad that not only will this land us an MLS team, but it will also help to further change perceptions about Metro East...even if it is Collinsville. ;)
     
  12. Angus Podgorney

    Feb 25, 2006
    St. Louis
    I guess that would be the Far East Side?:D
     
  13. ironhead

    ironhead New Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    St. Louis
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm from St. Louis (Missouri side) and, I'd have to say, I don't think I can recall ever hearing anyone bash the Metro-East. Where are you hearing this from? Perhaps I don't know a great deal about the finer points of Belleville vs. Collinsville, Edwardsville vs. Granite City, etc. but I really couldn't tell you too much about the difference between Affton vs. Fenton or Ellisville vs. Ballwin, either, probably because I've only lived in St. Charles and U-City (whilst in STL, that is).

    I think it's safe to assume that most St. Louisans with half a brain are aware that there is a vast difference between East St. Louis and the rest of the towns/suburbs that comprise the Metro-East; I don't personally anticipate this alleged negative perception as being a barrier to the popularity of an MLS team located in Collinsville.
     
  14. McGinty

    McGinty Member

    Aug 29, 2001
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    I wouldn't say truly "bashing" the Metro-East.

    I think people were always considered part of the St. Louis area, but I often noticed an assumption that living in Illinois essentially meant you lived in a rough neighborhood or just some quaint little town.
     
  15. sirfallsalot_2000

    Apr 18, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    Club:
    AC St. Louis
    This is the conversation I've been having with casual fans (before the stadium announcement)
    Me: Yeah, we might get an MLS team, and they're looking at Collinsville for the stadium....

    "Why not downtown?"
    "Isn't that in Illinois?"
    "I'm not driving that far"
    "It won't work if they build in Illinois. Where can they build in Missouri?"

    However, since the stadium announcements I have found many "real" soccer fans who would gladly drive to Illinois. But you can see the bias.

    Another example: I wanted to take my youth group to an event to Bellville, only to find out almost 0 people go from St. Louis. The reason, it's in IL. One person said "It's only a river, but it might as well be an ocean." Another called it "Ill-annoying". Ok, I liked that last one. :D
     

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