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Mecklenburg County BOC approves new MLS Stadium/CCC Fugs it up/1/30-bid still ON despite CCC

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I'm all for this. It's buying in at a time when it's not the most popular, but will be in another decade. The buy-in for Charlotte now will be waaaaay less than it will be in the future, and there will be a backing. It's not like you're trying to fill a 40 or 50,000 seat stadium. 

My biggest question is how hot it's going to be in the stands in the summer months. Near 100-degree days, only cool off to 80+ at night with a serious amount of humidity.  That would be my biggest fear. Then again, there are teams in Houston, Orlando, DC and Atlanta, so I guess it works. 

MLS > MiLB and we put up the dough for a new stadium, so can't complain on this. I wonder if the Hounds will play at the new MLS stadium or if they move elsewhere.  Seems like there's going to be bad blood between Bruton's firm and the Independce/Hounds owner.

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It would be stupid not to bring MLB and MLS. I still don't understand why these politicians have there heads up there ass.

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1 minute ago, OldNorthPowell said:

Feel like Raleigh would support a MLS team better.

I think Charlotte would have been better but it's Raleigh's turn now.

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Yeah, I've always wondered why the Carolinas don't have a MLB team. The Knights have been around for years with decent success, I believe , so I would think a MLB team here would do fairly well. I mean hell, we have a NHL hockey team of all things so why not a baseball team.

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I'd prefer not to have my taxes jump up for this, especially when they couldn't find the money to fund the fuging schools in the area but a big ass stadium for a soccer team is alright.

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Just now, Nails said:

I think Charlotte would have been better but it's Raleigh's turn now.

Raleigh tends to support Soccer and Hockey more but I could be wrong. I do not live in either city. Plus NCFC is already making a push to bring a team to Raleigh and MLS seems interested.

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Just now, OldNorthPowell said:

Raleigh tends to support Soccer and Hockey more but I could be wrong. I do not live in either city. Plus NCFC is already making a push to bring a team to Raleigh and MLS seems interested.

As well they should be.  The Carolinas are a gold mine.

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8 minutes ago, Cracka McNasty said:

I'd prefer not to have my taxes jump up for this, especially when they couldn't find the money to fund the fuging schools in the area but a big ass stadium for a soccer team is alright.

It was not coming from the general fund (but rather, hotel/motel tax), is a relatively small amount, and they had the chance to be the only entity in the region (unlike minor league baseball where there are already countless teams in the region and which they APPROVED).  No tourists $$$ now.  Utterly moronic.

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1 hour ago, Mvp2014 said:

I think people would go.  Hell its better than baseball

to you maybe. Not even close if you look nationally. 

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6 minutes ago, cookinwithgas said:

It should go to Raleigh anyways - aren't they going to lose the Hurricanes to someplace in Canada or something?

No.  The NHL couldn't even get 2 expansion teams-Vegas was the only one.  The Montreal Canadians will ensure Quebec doesn't get a team.  Seattle is at a dead end in getting an arena and the Glendale, AZ Coyotes situation is far more drastic than the overblown Hurricanes one.  The Hurricanes haven't been to the playoffs in 8 years and have had bad attendance at times as many franchises in all sports have, but are zero threat to relocate.

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