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#1 fitty76

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:04 PM

Why not Charlotte?  I think this city would support a MLS team well.    



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:51 PM

Why not Charlotte?  I think this city would support a MLS team well.    

 

Not that they are huge draws, but you already have the Hounds and Knights downtown in the summer drawing about 15000 combined (I don't know the actual figures) and thus taking away a potential 15000 tickets from the MLS team. Bring the MLS team in and all of a sudden they will start drawing away potential customers from the Hounds and Knights which could put those two franchises in jeopardy.

 

Bringing in an EPL team for an event unlike Charlotte has ever seen is one thing, bringing in an MLS expansion team is quite another. I'm willing to be 75% of the crowd was from over an hour away from Charlotte, and many of them were probably Liverpool or Milan fans from around the entire U.S.

 

Like I said in the match thread, if you're going to give the Carolinas a soccer team, put it somewhere in the Triangle where they can draw from the Triad and Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill with only the Durham Bulls as local sports competition in the summer.



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:39 PM

The Knights just built a new stadium they're not going anywhere.  And who cares if the Hounds go under.  Would you rather have a professional soccer team or a Lacross team?   



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:49 PM

I think if they built their own stadium it would make it more user friendly. Instead of renting Bank of America

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:54 PM

The Knights just built a new stadium they're not going anywhere.  And who cares if the Hounds go under.  Would you rather have a professional soccer team or a Lacross team?   

 

You didn't ask "What would you like?" You asked what posters thought about the feasibility of an MLS team. Therefore, the Hounds have to be factored in to the equation.



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:56 PM

Forgot to include this. The Rapids have their own stadium. Much easier to sell out because it's smaller and you don't have that huge rental feeAttached File  1407200195720.jpg   87.54KB   16 downloads

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#7 fitty76

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 08:01 PM

You didn't ask "What would you like?" You asked what posters thought about the feasibility of an MLS team. Therefore, the Hounds have to be factored in to the equation.


The Hounds aren't a factor at all.

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 08:05 PM

Forgot to include this. The Rapids have their own stadium. Much easier to sell out because it's smaller and you don't have that huge rental feeattachicon.gif1407200195720.jpg

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WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. Used to be called SAS Park. Capacity is 10000 and as you can see it can easily be expanded. Already home to the Railhawks of the NASL.



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 08:31 PM

I've never heard of it. But that's the way to build a league. Start small, build a fan base, and slowly expand. I'm tempted to become a season ticket holder of the Rapids because it's dirt cheap and a great place for entertainment

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:09 AM

Why did we need another thread on this?

 

http://www.carolinah...ng-an-mls-team/



#11 camycamcan

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 05:24 PM

South Carolina...

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 06:05 AM

I'd maybe pay attention if there was a Charlotte team. Maybe. It would help if the gave it an actual nickname, not something generic like 'Charlotte FC'.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 10:00 AM

I'd maybe pay attention if there was a Charlotte team. Maybe. It would help if the gave it an actual nickname, not something generic like 'Charlotte FC'.

 

The non-use of nicknames in professional soccer is one thing i like about the sport. Sport nicknames are an American thing, but soccer is the world's sport. some clubs have a "nickname" but they don't go by it. You refer to Man U as simply Manchester United and not the Manchester United Red Devils



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 10:08 AM

One reason why not.

Soccer sucks.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 10:38 AM

The non-use of nicknames in professional soccer is one thing i like about the sport. Sport nicknames are an American thing, but soccer is the world's sport. some clubs have a "nickname" but they don't go by it. You refer to Man U as simply Manchester United and not the Manchester United Red Devils


It's not the lack of nickname that's the problem. It's copying European club names rather than making distinctly American ones. Nobody here really calls soccer 'Football', so call teams 'FC'? Unique names are better than copped European names.


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