US Bid Committee Has Deep Stadium Call List

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by BuffloSoldier, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    Seventy deep.

    Every college football house of the holy is on the list, from what I can tell. No SSS, which isn't a surprise. Almost every one is 65k-plus.
     
  2. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    Beaver Stadium! Sweet
     
  3. ty webb

    ty webb Member

    Aug 28, 2005
    NYC
    Very impressive. The college football stadiums sport multiple facilities with 90k plus capacity.
     
  4. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, as much as I'd love it, there's no way Royal Memorial will make it. While it'll be one of the largest capacity stadiums in the country once they finally get done with the expansion (over 100,000, if I remember right) , I'm almost 100% certain that a FIFA/World Cup sized soccer field won't fit.
     
  5. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    I posted the following somewhere else, but maybe it'll get some chatter started around here.

     
  6. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    wouldn't they organize it so travel is feasible for fans?

    15 Hosts

    North East
    1. Boston
    2. NYC
    3. Philly

    South
    4. Orlando
    5. Miami
    6. Tampa

    Midwest
    7. Chicago
    8. Detroit
    9. Indianapolis

    Plains
    10. Dallas
    11. Houston
    12. KC

    West
    13. Seattle
    14. San Francisco
    15. LA
     
  7. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    Why would they do that--they didn't do it in '94 (balanced locations).

    There's no way DC would get passed over. Hell, by '18 or '22 Danny might have a new stadium in DC proper.
     
  8. ty webb

    ty webb Member

    Aug 28, 2005
    NYC
    Would they use a dome? Doesn't Indy have a dome? I think they would definitely go with ATL instead of Indy if they are using domes.

    DC will definitely we in contention.
     
  9. Unorthodox Yank

    Feb 27, 2001
    Constant Flux
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They used the Detroit Silverdome in '94.
     
  10. iCEMANGSCCC

    iCEMANGSCCC Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Winston-Salem
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    hopefully bank of america would get a shot
     
  11. wufc

    wufc Member

    May 1, 2005
    UC Irvine
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm just wondering, are all these college stadiums fit for FIFA WC standards? What I mean is by amenities, not seating capacities. I know some college stadiums are pretty much big concrete bowls with seats that are pretty outdated.
     
  12. SCBozeman

    SCBozeman Member

    Jun 3, 2001
    St. Louis
    Clearly not. Most wouldn't even be able to fit a regulation FIFA field, let alone a FIFA WC-sized field. I think USSF is drawing as big a circle as possible, and then narrowing down.
     
  13. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    Exactly.

    That's where we played our opening game of the tournament; a 1-1 draw with Switzerland.
     
  14. iyutepo

    iyutepo Member

    Feb 8, 2007
    Colorado
    I wish we would only choose stadiums that hold 100k+. That would be such an awesome statement, and it's one we could make by 2022 if the right people wanted it.

    An 80k+ minimum capacity would be more realistic. I really want to set an attendance record that couldn't be touched.
     
  15. DoTheVillage

    DoTheVillage New Member

    Jul 19, 2007
    Seattle should be the -new- home of the USMNT
     
  16. JediMindTricks

    Jun 20, 2006
    Houston
    keeping my fingers crossed for reliant stadium!
     
  17. wufc

    wufc Member

    May 1, 2005
    UC Irvine
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm also talking about things like luxury boxes, press boxes, individual seating, enough concession stands and bathrooms, good security systems in place. Because I think people are focusing way too much on capacity when FIFA has a bunch of other variables they are looking at. I personally think a stadium like the Big House would be impressive numbers wise (with like 110,000 seats) but I don't know if FIFA would want that ahead of a smaller more modern stadium like Soldier Field (60k).
     
  18. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Perhaps . . . until you consider the impact of four extra hours flying (and three more time zones) and lack of direct flights on our European based players.
     
  19. BigMo1234

    BigMo1234 Member

    Jul 21, 2008
    The Rose Bowl, plain and simple, will host the Final in the next American WC. Again.
    Reason? FIFA loves it. Why? 1984 Olympic Final, 1994 World Cup Final, 1998 (or was it 2000? who cares) Women's Final. All successful in that venue beyond anyone's wildest expectations.
    They like the familiar and they like 93,000 plus in a perfect bowl near Hollywood.
    2018 or 2022, doesn't matter, the Rose Bowl is timeless and has proven to hold exactly what FIFA desires. A few small upgrades over the years is all it will take.
     
  20. SCBozeman

    SCBozeman Member

    Jun 3, 2001
    St. Louis
    All good points, which suggest the newer NFL stadia are the likely locations -- Linc, Razor, Soldier Field II, Meadowlands II, Reliant, Cowboy, Cardinal, etc. They're big enough, the fields are closer to what FIFA will require, they're nice and shiny which will make a better impression on the selection committee.

    Of course, a more cycnical person would say the NCAA stadia are good options since universities have, since time immemorial, used coeds to seduce football or basketball recruits. Trade 40 lbs. of muscle for 40 lbs. of fat, of course.
     
  21. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hopefully the evil Metrodome will be nothing but a bad memory by 2022...

    LaVell Edwards Stadium would rock - great venue, would be packed, and the view of the mountains is even more spectacular that at either Rice-Eccles or Rio Tinto...but, if Anheiser-Busch is still a sponsor of the FIFA World Cup and expects their name on the signage on the field at Brigham Young University?!?!?!?!?!?

    Never happen. Not in a million years. :)
     
  22. irish56

    irish56 Member+

    Oct 30, 2006
    indy
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  23. Indiscretion

    Indiscretion Member

    Aug 6, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    here's hoping blank will build a new 80k falcons stadium by that time so we can get a WC game
     
  24. El Duderino

    El Duderino Member

    Nov 29, 2006
  25. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They're sending inquiries to the authorities that run the various stadiums, asking them if they are interested and if they could make whatever changes are necessary to meet World Cup standards.
     

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