Review: Tampa or Miami?

Discussion in 'Inter Miami CF' started by WhiteStar Warriors, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. WhiteStar Warriors

    Mar 25, 2007
    St.Pete/Krakow
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Now it's time to put up or shut-up....we will see in 2010 which team will draw more fans to the stadiums Tampa or Miami?

    Then you will know which team and city is more viable for MLS...
     
  2. Macsen

    Macsen Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If you're asking Tampa or Miami, then your answer is Orlando. They've had their chances.
     
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  3. WhiteStar Warriors

    Mar 25, 2007
    St.Pete/Krakow
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not saying Orlando doesn't have a chance, but Orlando doesn't have a team yet, and the trend so for is expansion teams are coming from USL.
     
  4. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    man if only we played in the same league, we could have had bets to see who bring more fans in away games... i would love to drive up there, and watch yall lose, and meet Whitestar personally...
     
  5. WhiteStar Warriors

    Mar 25, 2007
    St.Pete/Krakow
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    and I would buy you a beer and shake your hand for your avid support of Miami FC
     
  6. drSoFlaFan

    drSoFlaFan DEFEND THE FORT!

    Feb 25, 2008
    Plantation, FL
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's a shame MFC and the Rowdies won't be in the same league(next year anyway). I think the rivalry would have been nice. They should schedule a preseason match for sure though. Perhaps do like the Carolina Challenge and have the Ponce de Leon Cup be a preseason tourney between PR, Miami and Tampa(and Orlando if they get in).

    C'mon dude, you know Tampa and Miami's MLS "chances" were failures on the owners/league's part, not the market. Back in the NASL when our teams were run right, we had two of the most successful teams(on and off the field) around. In a perfect world Miami, Tampa and Orlando all have MLS teams(or at least a combo of MLS and USL/TOA).
     
  7. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well im excited as hell now, that Tampe could be in our league next season, so as I want to be exigente, Can Orlando maybe pull one and get into the TOA maybe in a year?? A three way rivalry would be freaking SICK!! I would love to drive to Orlando and Tampa to watch the MAyBE MIAMI/FT. Lauderdale Strikers F.C.
     
  8. DavidP

    DavidP Member

    Mar 21, 1999
    Powder Springs, GA
    My guess is that Tampa will outdraw Miami about 2 or 3 to 1.

    Then, Traffic will get mad and want to start another league, saying that the TOA league didn't do enough to market their team (i.e., didn't do their work for them). :D
     
  9. conorhiguita

    conorhiguita New Member

    Dec 7, 2009
    Cork
    Club:
    Cork City
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Tampa or Miami? well Miami would be a good deal for MLS but i am not sure about this. We have seen what happened with Miami Fusion and Tampa Bay Mutiny but lets hope that what ever Florida club does get a franchise will be run properly
     
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  10. drSoFlaFan

    drSoFlaFan DEFEND THE FORT!

    Feb 25, 2008
    Plantation, FL
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dingdingding we have a winner. Put a Hunt or an AEG in charge of the Fusion/Mutiny and they probably still exist and are playing to near sellout crowds in their own stadiums.
     
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  11. WhiteStar Warriors

    Mar 25, 2007
    St.Pete/Krakow
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. quinella box

    quinella box Member

    May 24, 1999
    Clearwater, FL USA
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for the radio show link!
     
  13. WhiteStar Warriors

    Mar 25, 2007
    St.Pete/Krakow
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLS in Tampa?

    http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/feb/26/more-details-emerge-fairgrounds-stadium-proposal/sports/

    The developer proposing a massive entertainment complex at the Florida State Fairgrounds envisions a project worth up to $1 billion, with professional baseball and soccer stadiums and up to 2,600 hotel rooms, state and Florida State Fair Authority documents show.

    The second stadium is labeled soccer/multi-event and would have 45,000 seats. It would hold either a Major League Soccer franchise or international soccer games, as well as other events.
     
  14. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    All of them
    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I can't see it. Seems like a pipe dream type development package. Most likely this is one of the projects that require quite a bit of public investment, and no way your getting that from a government entity in Florida right now.
     
  15. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Both the Tampa Bay Mutiny and Miami Fusion F.C. should return as MLS expansion teams sooner rather than later! :cool:


    -G
     
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  16. drSoFlaFan

    drSoFlaFan DEFEND THE FORT!

    Feb 25, 2008
    Plantation, FL
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sigh if only a billionaire in both markets had that point of view...

    I really wish MLS had more properly planned the Florida teams. They jumped into Tampa with no owner and never got one, and the owner of the Fusion was a bum. And both teams screwed up royally by abandoning the Strikers and Rowdies names respectively. Unlike San Jose and Dallas, Florida's clubs never got the chance to change their stupid names(although I did like Fusion, just not for a team that played in Ft. Lauderdale, at Lockhart no less, and should have been called the Strikers).
     
  17. Macsen

    Macsen Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If only the Glazers would actually invest in soccer in Tampa, instead of wasting their time and resources playing with their Mancurian toy.
     
  18. KaptPowers

    KaptPowers Member

    Dec 29, 2003
    Arlington, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If there was 1/100th the money involved in US soccer, I'm sure they would.
     
  19. loco25

    loco25 New Member

    Jul 28, 2008
    Chicago
    Well it looks like Garber want MLS in South Florida.
     
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  20. pabloM

    pabloM New Member

    Feb 21, 2004
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes, he wants MLS back in South Forida.
     
  21. Call me Ralph.

    Call me Ralph. New Member

    Aug 27, 2008
    New England
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Mancurian Toy, great name for a band, btw. :)
     
  22. loco25

    loco25 New Member

    Jul 28, 2008
    Chicago
  23. Crammers

    Crammers Member

    Apr 25, 2007
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Club:
    Sunderland AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I thought they'd turned Miami down for MLS expansion.
    I personally think the return of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers would be a much better bet, sports attendances in Miami are poor at best, Miami FC get terrible gates and the Florida Marlins, well for a top level baseball team their attendances are a joke. The only decent supported team down here is the Dolphins and take a ride down to Miami Gardens on I95 or Florida's Turnpike on game day from Port Saint Lucie, thru West Palm, Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale all you'll see where the support comes from, the roads are packed with car after car showing their colours. I'm not saying that no one from Miami goes to any of these games but friends of mine from the Miami office tell me they know that people would much rather sit in front of their TVs than make the trek to Dolphin Stadium.
    Bring back The Strikers.
     
  24. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Isn't Miami FC currently playing in Fort Lauderdale?
     

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