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Old March 8th, 2007, 02:26 AM   #41
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how about Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Colorado, that is even worse than any of the other ones
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Old March 8th, 2007, 03:08 AM   #42
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Toyota Park; Home of the Chicago Fire


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Old March 9th, 2007, 08:16 AM   #43
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Pizza Hut Park? *vomits*

im with you i hate it...i love FC Dallas, but i hate Pizza Hut Park...the name and the stadium sucks...i really wish they stayed at the Cotton Bowl and fixed it up

(at least then one of the MLS stadiums would have some tradition with it)

or at least move to the new cowboys stadium.
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Old March 10th, 2007, 01:45 AM   #44
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(at least then one of the MLS stadiums would have some tradition with it)
What strong soccer tradition does the Cotton Bowl have?

If you're talking about sports tradition in general, then don't forget that MLS teams all or have called stadiums like Giants Stadium, RFK Stadium, and Soldier Field home.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 12:11 AM   #45
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the Cotton Bowl was no good for MLS long term.... PHP could use some improvements, it's just lacking that wow factor... of course a proper sellout every game with passionate supporters could fix that in no time.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 02:28 AM   #46
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Pizza Hut Park (FC Dallas)


Dick's Sporting Goods Park (Colorado Rapids)


Toyota Park (Chicago Fire)
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Old July 31st, 2007, 03:30 AM   #47
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The Poplar Point stadium looks pretty cool.
Unfortunately the Poplar Point stadium deal may have fallen through.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...072002470.html

This is a very complicated issue for the team and the city and it's politicians, and while it's not completely dead yet, it's certainly not looking good for DC United.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 08:08 AM   #48
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Attendance figures for MLS 2007 through June:

1. Los Angeles Galaxy: 23,595
2. Toronto FC: 19,938 (SOLD OUT)
3. DC United: 16,902
4. Real Salt Lake: 15,949
5. Houston: 15,549
6. Chicago Fire: 15,469
7. Chivas: 15,340
8. Dallas: 15,082
9. Colorado: 14,568
10. New England: 14,258
11. Columbus: 12,988
12. New York Red Bulls: 9,765
13. Kansas City: 9,720
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Old July 31st, 2007, 01:13 PM   #49
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Looks like a great little league over in America.

Probably now they just got to get the quality on the field right and it will become a great success.

No doubt the USA will someday win the ultimate prize.

Quality would improve drastically if they merged CONMEBOL and CONCACAF. You get the feeling that with 3.5 automatic slots for North American sides for the World Cup they are quite comfortable with the status quo and this protects the North American sides from the South American masters.

Initially you will get pain, but ultimately you would get much, much better.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 01:40 PM   #50
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New York will have Red Bull Park soon. When does it open? It looks like a cool little stadium. Who is playing in that pic of Giants Stadium? Looks like Juventus & who else?
It was Manchester United - a preseason tour in 2004 as I remember. It think we won about 4-1.

I'm sure the game set an attendance record at Giants Stadium of something like 80,006 - which was a little surprising given that that sort of implied that the Giants had never sold out a game before (and I can't believe that).

While it's good that an English team versus an Italian team team managed to sell out Giants Stadium, it all sounded like a bit of PR-driven story to me...
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Old July 31st, 2007, 01:41 PM   #51
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im with you i hate it...i love FC Dallas, but i hate Pizza Hut Park...the name and the stadium sucks...i really wish they stayed at the Cotton Bowl and fixed it up

(at least then one of the MLS stadiums would have some tradition with it)

or at least move to the new cowboys stadium.
What's happening to Texas Stadium? That would be ideal, wouldn't it?
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Old July 31st, 2007, 02:19 PM   #52
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What's happening to Texas Stadium? That would be ideal, wouldn't it?
It's way too big. FC Dallas draws under 20,000 per game, and like most MLS teams doesn't need a stadium over 25,000 people. I assume Texas Stadium will get destroyed after the Cowboys move out.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 08:16 PM   #53
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They could have easily taken out the upper deck and suites at Texas Stadium as the roof is a seperate, free standing structure and the lower bowl is actually built into the ground. Instead, FC Dallas took the cheapest deal they could as far north in the suburbs as they could get, leaving behind much of their fanbase in Dallas proper. The lower bowl of Texas Stadium would have made a great, intimate venue with a full roof and room for expansion. They could have even taken out some seating in each endzone and kept just the closest seating with perhaps a grass hill above those seats. There will even be a future light rail stop there. Texas Stadium's location would have been more indicative of more fans getting to the games. The new stadium is simply way way north and in tollway land where most people don't even want to drive.

Instead it will be torn down and plans call for a large urban village taking over the land.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 03:38 PM   #54
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Or they could have spent precisely nothing on keeping the upper tier exactly as it is. If the sight of empty seating affects the atmosphere, then maybe just curtain it off for MLS games - like many indoor arenas often do. This way they could still use the additional capacity for exhibition and/or international matches. There must be just a negligible differential cost of maintenace.

There's also then the capability to host concerts and other sporting events in the close season.

What about all those High School games that got, like 42,000 fans in at TS? Will Jerryworld be hosting them too?

It all seems a bit wasteful. What is it, 65,000? Outside of (United, Arsenal and now Liverpool) 3 teams in the English Premiership, every other club would die for a facility like Texas Stadium.

I guess it's the other side of having such a vibrant stadium construction climate in the US but it's not too shabby here, either and even so, I can imagine fans of big teams like Chelsea and Spurs watching Texas Stadium being demolished and just shaking their heads with amazement.
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 06:32 AM   #55
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FC Dallas would never own texas Stadium..... which is the WHOLE point of MLS teams moving into new stadiums.
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 06:41 AM   #56
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The new Red Bull stadium will be the best
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 07:47 AM   #57
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That one rendering Kansas City released was pretty cool with the huge curving roof and separate stand and what not, I definitely want to see where that goes.
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 08:09 AM   #58
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That one rendering Kansas City released was pretty cool with the huge curving roof and separate stand and what not, I definitely want to see where that goes.
Do you have a pic of the rendering?
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 08:30 AM   #59
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Do you have a pic of the rendering?
Here you go


KCW are still looking for the right location though

And here is the updated DC united stadium


and finally the new Real Salt Lake stadium: Under construction
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 10:10 AM   #60
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some fine stadia right there!
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