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Old 08-21-2019, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Shelby County, Tennessee
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Congratulations on St Louis getting a Soccer Team
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:21 AM
 
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I definitely love soccer and may even support this team.
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Old 08-23-2019, 03:19 PM
 
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Now we can officially stick it to Kroenke.
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Midwest USA
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I'm not a big soccer fan but the stadium is going to be built on private funds. This is going to be great for the city
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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The Supersonics fled Seattle but since then, their MLS Sounders were born and are a raging success.

St. Louis no longer has NFL nor NBA but this soccer team may suffice and go beyond, just like the MLS has done in Seattle.

Same in Atlanta: they lost another NHL team seven years ago or so, but MLS arrived a few years ago and they average over 52,000, best by far in MLS, with some games drawing over 72,000! Seattle gets almost 40,000 for several years now.

Cincinnati is new this year and draws over 27,000 per game. I think that's 100% capacity or very close.
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Old 08-25-2019, 10:43 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Seems like a really good thing. I'm certainly happy about it.
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Old 08-27-2019, 07:52 AM
 
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I’m just glad we are a 3 sport city again. Kansas City, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh all have 3 teams, St. Louis is as big or bigger than these cities. We are way too big to be just a 2 sport city like cities we dwarf such as Indianapolis and Columbus.
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:22 AM
 
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We are bigger than ALL of those cities cited above. We are only 100,000 fewer than Denver, which has four teams.
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Old 08-29-2019, 09:16 AM
 
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We are bigger than ALL of those cities cited above. We are only 100,000 fewer than Denver, which has four teams.
I believe Denver has five, if we're counting MLS for the purposes of this thread.

*MLB Rockies
*NHL Avalanche
*NBA Nuggets
*NFL Broncos
*MLS Rapids

Edit: Media Market is probably a better indicator. Denver media market is about 40% larger than STL, while KC, Indy and Nashville are slightly smaller.
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Old 08-30-2019, 04:45 PM
 
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Its been a long road to get here. I remember when I was just out of college the league was formed, a group of us would go to KC see a game on a Saturday at Arrowhead and crash on my friends couch. We knew that StL would not be part of the 98 expansion (needed a stadium and SSS stadiums were rare in the league's first 12 years) But we were pretty sure we would be in by 2003.

What a roller coaster, league contractions (teetering on bankruptcy), false starts, the Cooper proposal, the Richmond Heights proposal, the 2017 vote fail.

We have a great local ownership team and what could end up being one of the better stadium plans in the MLS. Maybe its better with the delays, Cooper's Collinsville plan would probably been relatively dull compared to what we are potentially getting
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