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Old May 26th, 2010, 08:11 PM   #2001
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Must be a hell of a standing area because they had 108,000+ for the NBA All-Star game and the Cowboys were averaging 89,000+ for their home games this year....
Well I use the term "standing area" generously. A good number of those people during the home opener were almost outside watching the game on TV screens.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 09:31 PM   #2002
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Cowboys Stadium has 80k seats, and then a huge "standing area" for the rest.
The seats are actually removable; this allows them to install narrower seats and increase capacity.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 09:38 PM   #2003
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Old May 26th, 2010, 11:11 PM   #2004
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A US World Cup would have 12 host cities so add in another four.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 11:12 PM   #2005
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You guys do know that the Dolphins stadium is being renovated when the Flordia Marlins move into their own baseball stadium.



USA is a FARRRRRRRRRRRR better place to have the World Cup than Australia is frankly.
It's not being renovated. It's a proposed renovation that they have not put a price tag on yet or acquired funding. Very different, but I hope it goes through because it's a great plan IMO.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 11:55 PM   #2006
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It's not being renovated. It's a proposed renovation that they have not put a price tag on yet or acquired funding. Very different, but I hope it goes through because it's a great plan IMO.
It'll get funding.
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Old May 27th, 2010, 04:25 AM   #2007
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here is a pic I took about a week ago of the arrowhead stadium construction progress, the new suite level looks about complete

[IMG]http://i50.************/1zyzm2w.jpg[/IMG]

I'm guessing the capacity will be over 80,000 since it was 79,500 before construction started and they are adding a lot of suites above the stadium. I believe the 77k capacity listed on wiki is the reduced during construction cap
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Old May 27th, 2010, 07:20 AM   #2008
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USA is a FARRRRRRRRRRRR better place to have the World Cup than Australia is frankly.
That comment is very debateable. Who will win the bid. Likely the USA. Who deserves it more? Fact is that Australia has not hosted it before and the USA has and a lot would likely disagree that the US is a better place to host the event. So the point is subjective.

Australia's bid is strong and so is the US' bid. Both really have limited Football legacy in them as large stadiums for the sport are not viable on their own. The real benifits of improved stadiums will be other sports. Overall there is more planned though in the Australian bid for new stadiums, which may not be as big in size than the existing stadiums the US has put forward, but atleast have a legacy element for the game and the growth of the sport in this country. So it all will come down to FIFA politics.
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Old May 27th, 2010, 05:04 PM   #2009
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You guys do know that the Dolphins stadium is being renovated when the Flordia Marlins move into their own baseball stadium.

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USA is a FARRRRRRRRRRRR better place to have the World Cup than Australia is frankly.
The only criteria I can see this on is stadium count. And you only need enough stadiums after all. Doesn't matter if you have 1 unused or 100.

Given that per capita Australia has almost 5 times more people going to the World Cup this year than the States you could argue that Australia would provide a better overall atmosphere for a world cup given the higher level of support. Or maybe that's just your crappy 2 week holiday thing...

Plus our pitches would be the proper size

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Old May 28th, 2010, 02:31 PM   #2010
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Australia should definetly host a WC, they "deserve" it and it would do alot of good to the game.
That being said, a US World Cup would be outstanding.
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Old May 28th, 2010, 07:26 PM   #2011
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Australia should definetly host a WC, they "deserve" it and it would do alot of good to the game.
That being said, a US World Cup would be outstanding.
I personally would like to see:

2018: England
2022: Australia
2026: United States
2030: Russia
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Old May 28th, 2010, 07:43 PM   #2012
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Given that per capita Australia has almost 5 times more people going to the World Cup this year...
Puny population...
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Old May 29th, 2010, 01:20 AM   #2014
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2018: England
2022: United States
2026: Asia
2030: Europe
I don't think Asia will get it before Oceania. They host in 2002. The only 2 countries in Asia with well established teams are South Korea and Japan. China is a long shot.
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Old May 29th, 2010, 03:27 AM   #2015
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Australia should definetly host a WC, they "deserve" it and it would do alot of good to the game.
That being said, a US World Cup would be outstanding.
well, they maybe deserve, and also Croatia and Hungary deserved to get 2012 Euro (because of great Hungary team in the middle of 20 century, 5 years with no defeat, and currently great Croatian team, TOP 10), but first ever bid from Ukraine and Poland (Croatia and Hungary combined had 5 bids, UKR/POL 0 all together) won.... and Land Down Under will hardly get it... USA is top favorite (way bigger market, and there is necessity to spread and popularize soccer here in US) and USA will get it... and yes, 2022 in USA will be outstanding
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Puny population...
Yes, not some overcrowded hell hole
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Old May 29th, 2010, 11:28 AM   #2017
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... and Land Down Under will hardly get it... USA is top favorite (way bigger market, and there is necessity to spread and popularize soccer here in US) and USA will get it... and yes, 2022 in USA will be outstanding

Way bigger market and need to popularize football....why not just have it there every time then as those things are perpetually true. The Olympics has shown that the largest markets don't always provide the best result.
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Old May 29th, 2010, 03:11 PM   #2018
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Dallas Cowboys Stadium held 105,000 for the first Cowboys game of the season...so I'm not sure what that 80,000 is about...
They sold tickets to go inside the fences but didn't actually permit you to watch the game live. Anyway lets not go there all over again!
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Old May 29th, 2010, 04:27 PM   #2019
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Way bigger market and need to popularize football....why not just have it there every time then as those things are perpetually true. The Olympics has shown that the largest markets don't always provide the best result.
And we know that there have been plenty of efforts to popularize football in the US, with very limited success. Australia competing in the 2006 World Cup did more for the game in Australia than hosting the 1994 World Cup did for the US.

Despite the fact that the US is a bigger market, there's no doubt that a World Cup in Australia would make a bigger impact in the Australian market.

I think you could also argue that a World Cup in Australia would be good for Asian markets (which, like the US, are massive). Even better would be having a World Cup in China - which is probably going to happen in 2026 if the USA win 2022.
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Old May 30th, 2010, 06:17 PM   #2020
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Has Chicago been added back onto the list of cities or is that just being anticipated? Last time I remember Chicago wasn't being included on the bid. I think it had to do with not being able to fit a World Cup sized field while leaving enough seats in.

I've got a good feeling about Indianapolis' chances.
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