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Yes - RFK Stadium, DC 2 10.00%
Yes - CenturyLink Field, Seattle 1 5.00%
Yes - Cowboys Stadium, Dallas 2 10.00%
Yes - MetLife Stadium, New Jersey 1 5.00%
Yes - Lucas Oil Stadium, Indy 2 10.00%
Yes - New Vikings Stadium, Minnesota 1 5.00%
Yes - Other 0 0%
No 11 55.00%
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Indyking View Post
Let it go guys, it's just my opinion. I have a problems associating a truly National Team to represent a whole nation when they call just one city/stadium home and depend on the cheering of the fans of that a particular stadium to fuel their enthusiasm. That's so club-like to me, sorry. It's not like most of the countries mentioned have just one major city with a big stadium in the whole country, it's just sad. Luckily, Brazil is not like that!
You thinking of it from a US perspective, where it is ridiculous to suggest that people from all over will travel to one ground.

But in Europe sized countries, people come from everywhere to the national stadium

Englands home is Wembley stadium, there is no club that plays there (only for cups finals, and the playoffs from championship downward) it is not the home stadium of anyone but the English football team, and at every football game you will find people not just from London, but from Cornwall, Liverpool, Manchester, Yorkshire, Cumbria, from all over England, because England is small enough to make it a day trip (if the match is an afternoon) or there are plenty of cheapish hotels to allow an overnight stay if its a night time game.

It is the same for France where the stade de France had no club team playing there on a regular basis, but is the home stadium for the French football and Rugby teams

Germany is a special case for a couple fo reasons, part of it is the east/west split for most of the last century, plus the fact there are many cities that are of roughly equal size, so it is not sensible to call one the major population center, and make others travel there all the time.

I feel the opposite really that a nation playing in a clubs stadium is relying on that one teams fans to cheer for them, rather than it being something of the nation that everyone can support no matter what.

For example if there was no Wembeley, then London games would probably be held in the Emirates stadium, could you really go and see a Spurs fan going there to cheer tha national team on
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:28 PM
Location: Miami,FL
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Originally Posted by paull805 View Post
Are England, France, Argentina, Belgium, Columbia, Croatia, Greece, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Uruguay club teams? Because they all have national stadiums!

It's only really Spain, Italy, Germany and the US that have no national stadium. See the similarities? All countries with more than one city of similar sizes.
Colombia and russia do not have national stadiums they also rotate.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by tamotu View Post
For example if there was no Wembeley, then London games would probably be held in the Emirates stadium, could you really go and see a Spurs fan going there to cheer tha national team on
Absolutely - it's the national team and the team you support

The super bowl is being held in NY this year - if dallas, washington, NE or philly make it I don't think their fans would have any issues cheering for their club team to win a national championship in the home of their rival

I don't think people in Portland would avoid making a trip to Seattle to watch the USMNT because that is where the Sounders play

For many country comes before club so it wouldn't be that difficult to sever the line

Although for England what they have works well for them so it would be somewhat silly to change it up - the most challenging thing about playing at Emirates vs Wembley isn't any club affiliation, it's where would you stuff the extra 30,000 people that would otherwise fit in Wembley

It's a large, showcase stadium that works in the countries largest metro for a wide variety of massive events as well as being a showcase when bidding for a wide variety of international competitions
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