Don Garber and other MLS executives have publicly stated SSS with a smaller capacity to control tickets sales better. As for the hater statement, think for one moment, how can you be an MLS/soccer fan in America and not support Seattle expansion or any other MLS expasion for that matter? If the league will expand by two clubs by 2009 and you have three in the running for 2009, it simply means one will be shorted out of a bid. The requirements are for an expansion bid, you must have 1. a plan for a SSS to be built with in two years of expansion and 2. have a SSS built already...Philly and St Louis both could play in NFL stadiums in their own cities now or in 2008, 2009, but to get a bid they needed to meet league requirements first. Of the three expansion clubs, one will not get a bit for 2009, assuming Seattle gets one of the bids, that means someone is left out in the cold! This is the argument of Philly and St. Louis, so were is the hate coming from? Even on another thread under Seattle, the poll is in favor of a SSS in Seattle by Seattle fans...have a look for your self: https://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showthread.php?t=609741 My points have been made here already, I'm moving to the next topic!