Ironically, there are some challenges to securing land downtown despite all of the seemingly "unused" or "aging" parcels of land: 1) HSR: whether or not it actually happens, High Speed Rail is full-steam ahead in Downtown Fresno, and quite a bit of the open land near the current railroad tracks (the ones west of the 'Chuck') is earmarked for that use. Not all of it will be used, and some of it might simply end up being used for things that could be located elsewhere (such as parking), but, at least for now, a lot of the land nearby the tracks is not available. 2) Many of the owners of the land south of the Stadium (the parts you guys are looking at) are holding onto their land, either because they want to keep their business where it is, or because they see the revitalization happening in that area and want to wait until land prices are even higher to sell. This is being fueled by the addition of multiple new loft/apartment projects along Inyo as well as 3 new breweries in the surrounding blocks. 3) Along those lines, the Fulton Mall/Street project has caused many developers to put their plans on hold, but as soon as the street opens (October/November), many of these projects will break ground, and you'll see some of that "industrial" land be taken up by those developments. All that said, I agree with you guys that the first priority should be the South Stadium area (the industrial area bordered by Inyo/H/41/L streets). This location would be good because it would be able to share parking facilities with Chukchansi Park and would be within one of the two major "hot spots" for development in Downtown Fresno right now. The second priority should be across the tracks in or near Chinatown. This area is still relatively inexpensive and underdeveloped due to the "barrier" that the railroad tracks create. There is a lot of open land there, but also a lot of historical buildings that cannot (and should not) be demolished, so that might make the task of finding a suitable parcel there a lot trickier. It's nice to see that most everyone wants to keep soccer downtown. A USL "stadium" (the word stadium used lightly, as the initial design in Fresno is more likely to be a regulation field with 4,000-5,000 bleacher seats, a couple snack stands, and perhaps a press box and a couple makeshift "suites") would not take up a lot of land, surely significantly less than Chukchansi Park does, so it should be a lot easier to "fit" within the confines of downtown. Should Fresno start drawing regular crowds equal to even half of what Sac or Cincy do, they can start taking about buying more land around the stadium for expansion. Until then, smaller is probably better and easier to fit within the downtown vision.