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Charlotte MLS Team?

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

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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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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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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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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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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 fee[attachment=9244:1407200195720.jpg]

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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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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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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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South Carolina...

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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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