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Discussion in 'Football, Baseball, and Hockey' started by mikhail1973, Jul 25, 2013.
Silverdome Owner Pushing For Detroit Soccer Venue « CBS Detroit
I think anything that brings jobs and people to the City can only be a good thing....
This would be great. It looked, for a while, like the Siverdome was doomed. It would be nice to head to Pontiac again to watch a sporting event.
I think the Silverdome is still doomed. This project talks about building a new soccer complex in downtown Detroit.
Maybe the author is just a fast walker?
I can't think of another sport I support and want to see succeed more and follow less than the MLS.
I feel the same way. When I moved to Seattle, NBA fans were few and far between. There was almost an anti-sports vibe. Then, MLS set up shop, and they sell 60,000 tickets to every game. People are decked out in Sounders gear, which doesn't say Sounders on it, but says X Box. They play a bunch of games that don't count called Friendlies. I just don't get it at all. But, I seem to be in the minority. If Detroit could generate half the excitement for soccer that Seattle has, it would be great and much needed revenue for the city.
I'm a big soccer fan but... Soccer doesn't make money for the fans. It makes money for the owners. You look at the biggest teams in Europe - Man Utd, Liverpool - they don't create wealth. Just happiness. The areas that they are from are not well off at all. Sure there are jobs here and there, but they do not create an economy of their own. Detroit needs a culture change, a proper education system and money. I still think culture is the greatest obstacle to the economy in America.
I think it's kind of cool that soccer is so big in Seattle and Portland. It is in theory anyway. I guess the main reason I don't watch is that the quality of play isn't that good. I absolutely love when a team is from Scranton, PA and they call themselves Real Scranton.
In the US we like to think that paying to build a stadium for a rich guy is good for us. (Mr. D built the Palace on his own.) After we pay to build it we can pay 4 times as much to go to the game as we did before.
Soccer doesn't make much money for the owners unless you are a top team in a top championship or you can grow and sell talent. The other teams require heavy investments just to stay competitive.
This is interesting...... Arena Football League, KISS Bring Pro Football Back to Los Angeles - ARENAFOOTBALL.COM
Plans for soccer stadium, mixed-use developments at downtown Detroit jail site to be reviewed next week | MLive.com
Looks like a child's blocks that spilled on the ground.
Them are some expensive blocks, I tell ya.
Soccer is HUGE in Seattle. Imagine HockeyTown, but with a stadium that sells out 45,000 per game (over twice as many people as Joe Lewis). I finally went to a game a couple of weeks ago with some friends of mine who are rabid fans. For the record, I don't get it.
I grew up in a city where a team would draw 60-100K fans per game, so I can relate. It's fun to go to a game sometime.
The visiting supporters of Sampdoria at the game against Roma.
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