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Re: MLS to Charlotte

Unread post by ASU2012 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:41 am

hapapp wrote:
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Frankly, the optics suck to watch soccer with 15-20,000 fans in a 70,000 seat stadium (or whatever BofA seats). I know MLS encourages soccer specific stadiums. Atlanta's entry being the exception because they can fill it. Money does talk, so we'll see.
If 15,000 - 20,000 is all they draw then this is a complete failure. I think you see around 40k with tarps over the empty seats, Seattle style.
You might be right but only two teams draw that now.
And they’re both expansion teams playing in an NFL stadium...



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Re: MLS to Charlotte

Unread post by hapapp » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:01 am

ASU2012 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:41 am
hapapp wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:48 pm
ASU2012 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:36 am
hapapp wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:13 am
Frankly, the optics suck to watch soccer with 15-20,000 fans in a 70,000 seat stadium (or whatever BofA seats). I know MLS encourages soccer specific stadiums. Atlanta's entry being the exception because they can fill it. Money does talk, so we'll see.
If 15,000 - 20,000 is all they draw then this is a complete failure. I think you see around 40k with tarps over the empty seats, Seattle style.
You might be right but only two teams draw that now.
And they’re both expansion teams playing in an NFL stadium...
What leads you to believe that Charlotte can consistently sustain a draw of 40,000 when most of the rest of the league doesn't?



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Re: MLS to Charlotte

Unread post by Apptiger » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:29 pm

I can see a day when the league get's big enough for two divisions. The top 16-20 play in a championship league and the other 16-20 play in the second division. Top 3-4 teams in second division replace bottom 3-4 teams in top division every year. Think the English leagues do this now. Think Raleigh, Charlotte or both could support a team. Will need a 20-30,000 seat stadium to make it work. 10 or so places right now want teams. With 24 teams now total could go to 36. Make two divisions easy.



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Re: MLS to Charlotte

Unread post by ugmw177 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:12 pm

how about this:
Bring the team to CLT and let them play at the Bank for the first couple of seasons. Let Meck county lease the land where memorial stadium is for $1 year to Tepper and let him build a soccer stadium there with like 25 year rights or something similar.



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Re: MLS to Charlotte

Unread post by NewApp » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:24 pm

Parking is very limited around Memorial Stadium.



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Re: MLS to Charlotte

Unread post by ASU2012 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:56 am

@sbjsbd: In potential @MLS news: the @Panthers are expected to add @allyfinancial as a major sponsor in the team’s effort to land a soccer expansion club for the city. Would be among biggest MLS team sponsor deals



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Re: MLS to Charlotte

Unread post by SLOANASU » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:03 am

I currently live in Kansas City and Sporting KC games have an amazing atmosphere. The stadium only fits about 20,000 but thats what makes it so good. Soccer specific stadiums are a must. Go Sporting!



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Re: MLS to Charlotte

Unread post by ASU2012 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:10 pm

@NickCarboniWCNC: Ally Financial announces it reached multi-year agreement with Charlotte Soccer Bid Team (led by #Panthers owner David Tepper). It will have front of kit branding rights should Charlotte get an #MLS club. @sbjsbd reported earlier that it would be among biggest MLS sponsor deals.



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Re: MLS to Charlotte

Unread post by /\PP ST/\TE GRAD 09 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:31 am

Maybe it's because I'm a huge fan of the EPL that only has 20 teams, but I feel like MLS is watering it down a bit for me, from a fan perspective. I know it's all about the money and spreading the game to as many cities as possible, but you look at the MLS table it becomes overwhelming.

I do love the MLS playoff format. I wish EPL would adopt a playoff for the top 4 teams (All would have already qualified for UEFA), with two legs for the first round then the championship in Wimbley.



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Re: MLS to Charlotte

Unread post by hapapp » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:59 pm

/\PP ST/\TE GRAD 09 wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:31 am
Maybe it's because I'm a huge fan of the EPL that only has 20 teams, but I feel like MLS is watering it down a bit for me, from a fan perspective. I know it's all about the money and spreading the game to as many cities as possible, but you look at the MLS table it becomes overwhelming.

I do love the MLS playoff format. I wish EPL would adopt a playoff for the top 4 teams (All would have already qualified for UEFA), with two legs for the first round then the championship in Wimbley.
I agree. I think you can expand too fast. But, I would guess by 2022 or 2023 the league will reach 30. I would assume at that point they would put on the brakes.



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