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Old 07-31-2011, 08:41 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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San Antonio's starting with something....

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Old 08-01-2011, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Needs covered stands, otherwise not a bad looking little stadium.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:21 AM
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Needs covered stands, otherwise not a bad looking little stadium.
If this was SkyscraperCity, you'd get killed for saying that.

But this stadium is for San Antonio's future NASL club, San Antonio Scorpions F.C., who some say will evenutually move up to MLS like Montreal, Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland.

As you can see, it's plenty expandable. But before it's built, they will play in a high school stadium next season.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:26 AM
 
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SkyscraperCity ?

I think the covered stands are much better for atmosphere too, they hold the sound.

Playing in a highschool stadium ? Thats amazing, you have to get a written letter from the persident to even look at the grass at our stadium here :P
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:41 AM
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SkyscraperCity ?

I think the covered stands are much better for atmosphere too, they hold the sound.

Playing in a highschool stadium ? Thats amazing, you have to get a written letter from the persident to even look at the grass at our stadium here :P
It's another forum. Mainly dealing with skyscrapers and structures. I said that because it's sort of a pain to remind foriegners that several Americans don't want (or really need for that matter) roofs.

And this is Texas. Several high school stadiums are just mini versions of pro stadiums.
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:54 PM
 
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Stupid foreigners :P Ive always prefered covered stands for the sound, just a matter of choice.

Yeh I have seen some of the high school stadiums, there are some real nice ones.
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Covered stands and uncovered field makes a good combo.
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, in between the Moose's butt and nose.
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Just thougth about this the other day....I could see 2 more by 2015....after that though, I would think they need to be real cautious....don't want to see another NASL, too many franchises, too big and then fold.....
I would say in the Midwest between, St Louis (which is probably the best soccer town in the US), Minneapolis/St Paul and Metro Detroit......
have the Detroit team play in a stadium in Dearborn or even Windsor and I'm sure it would do very well.
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:02 PM
 
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Just thougth about this the other day....I could see 2 more by 2015....after that though, I would think they need to be real cautious....don't want to see another NASL, too many franchises, too big and then fold.....
I would say in the Midwest between, St Louis (which is probably the best soccer town in the US), Minneapolis/St Paul and Metro Detroit......
have the Detroit team play in a stadium in Dearborn or even Windsor and I'm sure it would do very well.
Why Dearborn or Windsor over Detroit proper or other burbs? Odds are a Detroit club would end up in Pontiac where the ownership bid wants to re-tool the Silverdome as a soccer pitch. If not there it would end up in Detroit where there is always room to build and fight blight.

St. Louis recently was given a USL/NASL club. Last I heard it was already bankrupt (might even be defunct already).
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:29 PM
 
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Why Dearborn or Windsor over Detroit proper or other burbs? Odds are a Detroit club would end up in Pontiac where the ownership bid wants to re-tool the Silverdome as a soccer pitch. If not there it would end up in Detroit where there is always room to build and fight blight.

St. Louis recently was given a USL/NASL club. Last I heard it was already bankrupt (might even be defunct already).
Thinking about the huge middle eastern population in Dearborn and from when I lived there, the most passionate part of soccer in that area, was in Windsor.......I don't think soccer, itself, is that big in the actual city of Detroit proper.
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