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To: weegee

I had no idea the MLS had gotten so popular that someone would actually build a stadium for one of their teams.


3 posted on 01/10/2008 1:37:20 PM PST by Slapshot68
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To: Slapshot68

The tax payer should not have to build a stadium for the MLS, NFL, MLB or NBA.

Each is a ripoff of the tax payer and a massive welfare payment to billionaire sports team owners.


5 posted on 01/10/2008 1:39:45 PM PST by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: Slapshot68

You have no idea. It’s the government’s (local or state, depending on the specific situation) way to look multi-cultural and international.

In Utah, 75% of people in Salt Lake County did NOT want public funds used to build a soccer stadium. The governor and state legislature didn’t appreciate that, since they’d pretty much promised Real SL that they’d do it. So, they decided they knew better than we did, and redirected all Salt Lake County’s hotel and tourism revenue into a fund for the stadium. Then they tried to convince us that we weren’t paying for it.


8 posted on 01/10/2008 1:56:01 PM PST by Hoffer Rand
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The Houston Sports Authority has to keep building stadiums to justify their unelection offices and catered skyboxes.


10 posted on 01/10/2008 1:58:51 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: Slapshot68
I had no idea the MLS had gotten so popular that someone would actually build a stadium for one of their teams.

Depends on the size of the latino population.

13 posted on 01/10/2008 2:00:37 PM PST by Sans-Culotte
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This should make the 50 MLS fans in Houston quite happy.


16 posted on 01/10/2008 2:01:27 PM PST by ohioman
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To: Slapshot68
I had no idea the MLS had gotten so popular that someone would actually build a stadium for one of their teams.

Columbus got the first one in '99 followed by L.A. in '03, Dallas in '05 and Chicago in '06. Others under construction or planning are New Jersey, Denver, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Washington D.C. and San Francisco.

21 posted on 01/10/2008 2:09:04 PM PST by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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Yeah, there have been some soccer specfic stadiums built and many more planned. Makes it easier to see instead of looking at the 10 yards lines.


27 posted on 01/10/2008 2:16:06 PM PST by KC_Conspirator
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