One of the mitigating factors for this is that the soccer fields being proposed are much smaller than American Football fields. The target size for these fields will be between 15-25,000 seat stadiums.
I am a DC United fan, and being in RFK with an average crowd, it just feels to empty. Hopefully there will be a good sized crowd for the charity game they are playing on Nov 3 against NY Metrostars. We get to have some of my favorite players back for DC for that game(Go Agoos! Harkes! Miss ya guys!).
I keep on hoping that we pick up more fans as we go, as I really hate going to US National Soccer matches and having half the crowd root for another countries team.
. . . I really hate going to US National Soccer matches and having half the crowd root for another countries team.
Come to the dark side . . . be a hooligan.
posted on 10/22/2001 7:34:24 PM PDT
Well, just too bad our own teams aren't yet good enough to hit even 1/4 finals in World Cup (hey, I have FAITH!). One of the sporting highlights of my life was seeing the Netherlands/Brazil Semifinal Match in Dallas when the World Cup was here (and I only paid face value). Although the first 1/2 was semi-dull, the 2nd was what soccer is all about... even the memory gives me chills. Next to watching my (college) football team (Hook 'Em, Horns!), World Cup level soccer is the best... (too bad it's only every 4 years).
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