Peter Wilt Article 12-30-2005

Discussion in 'Milwaukee' started by kebzach, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I nice article about one of the most dastardly acts in MLS history. I'm sure closure will come in time for Fire fans and Peter. All the more reason to pull for the Milwaukee bid, since I expect it'll hasten Peter's ability to move beyond the stupidity of AEG's marketting-driven personnel moves (except when we face the Fire, that is).
     
  2. mkecane

    mkecane New Member

    Sep 9, 2004
    Milwaukee
    Considery the parity in MLS, Chicago has one very impressive record. Was Peter more a business type GM, or was he closely involved with scouting and personnel decisions as we've come to know from the other big sports in the US?

    Is Bridgeview not going to be ready for the April kickoff?
     
  3. G Enriquez

    G Enriquez Member+

    Apr 1, 2002
    Tampa
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I believe it's scheduled to open in june 2006.
     
  4. Fuegofan

    Fuegofan New Member

    Feb 17, 2001
    Chicago

    Correct.
     
  5. amancalledmikey

    Oct 27, 2003
    I have a bindle at this point...
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Am I the only person who thinks opening a stadium mid-season is absolutely pointless?
     
  6. Dave Brull

    Dave Brull Member

    Mar 9, 2001
    Mayfield Hts, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Probably, now the Fire have at least two events to hype, the season opener and the opening of the new stadium, plus you guarantee an additional sell-out.
     
  7. kebzach

    kebzach Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    Greenfield, WI
    The home opener will be the stadium opener.
     
  8. kebzach

    kebzach Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    Greenfield, WI
    I think so. You must be the only one who'd want to pay rent to soldier field too, I reckon.
     
  9. amancalledmikey

    Oct 27, 2003
    I have a bindle at this point...
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    *sighs* that's not what I mean. It doesn't make much sense from a playing perspective, as so much of a season is about momentum and not playing a home game for like two months could potentially screw the season up. Some would say it's just another way that competition and standard of play is on the back burner for MLS. I understand that getting a stadium ready for play in Chicago in April is not an option, so I'll play nice.
     
  10. kebzach

    kebzach Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    Greenfield, WI
    Your point is valid, but at the end of the day, this is a business that is being run and it's a long-term business. The short term negative (2 months of road games) is more than worth a long-term benefit of a stadium to call your own. And, the fact that this is a business doesn't allow for playing some games at soldier field, and some at the new stadium.
     

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