I had no idea the MLS had gotten so popular that someone would actually build a stadium for one of their teams.
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.
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.
The Houston Sports Authority has to keep building stadiums to justify their unelection offices and catered skyboxes.
Depends on the size of the latino population.
This should make the 50 MLS fans in Houston quite happy.
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.
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.