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1 hour ago, NanuqoftheNorth said:

 

As a young kid, I went to a Lightening game at Memorial stadium in the early 80's.  It was the one and only event I ever went to at that venue.  I would actually get into MLS more if Carolina/Charlotte got a team.  Right now I only watch if there's not anything else on, so rarely.  I personally need to have some skin in the game.  Honestly, if it weren't for the Hornets and the Hurricanes, I probably wouldn't pay any attention to the NBA or NHL

I get why people that did not grow up playing soccer don't like it, they don't grasp the angles, movement without the ball, anticipation, ball control (weight and spin of passes) etc... that goes all into it.  Goals are at a premium, so while games tend not to be high scoring, when one is scored, it's a huge deal! To those folks it looks like a bunch of guys randomly running around a field.  I played soccer from 5 years of age to 19.  That said, the only soccer I really get into is the World Cup.  Again, if this area got a MLS team, I would would be on board in supporting the new club and maybe would go to some games every now and then even though I don't live locally anymore.

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3 hours ago, Pimpdaddy said:

when i click on the Carolina Panthers News and Talk...thats what i expect...at least NFL topics...Soccer is like watching a 15 inning baseball game that ends 2-1...it sucks...its has as much action as Pro Bowling...

Do you even off-season, bro?

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12 hours ago, ImfromClayton said:

I would love the PSL/Season tickets, but would be interested in the wording. I think BoA would need MAJOR renovations to keep soccer there long term.  Tepper seems to be hinting at major renovations, so that's nbd, but I do wonder if a soccer specific stadium is in the works. Would hate to buy a PSL in BoA for soccer and then lose it in 5 years because we built a new stadium. 

Tepper is going to bring in Soccer so BOA isnt abandoned when the Panthers get their new stadium in Rock Hill in 5 years.

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7 hours ago, Pimpdaddy said:

when i click on the Carolina Panthers News and Talk...thats what i expect...at least NFL topics...Soccer is like watching a 15 inning baseball game that ends 2-1...it sucks...its has as much action as Pro Bowling...

This is astonishingly clueless. We get it. You don’t like soccer. Your uninformed opinions are making that painfully obvious.

No commercials, the game doesn’t stop (constant action. The NFL stops for 40 seconds between plays ffs) and 2 hours as opposed to the long baseball games. Lol everything you have said about it is incorrect. You just don’t like it probably because you think that’s a manly opinion to have or something.

Anyway, I would love it. I’m moving to Europe in October and plan on seeing every Liverpool match I can while I’m there. Would be awesome to return to a team in Charlotte. I would be so stoked

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22 hours ago, Squirrel said:

Would be interesting to see what the Charlotte team would be named. 

 Not sure but any other color scheme besides the black and blue would be a tragedy.

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3 minutes ago, WarHeel said:

 Not sure but any other color scheme besides the black and blue would be a tragedy.

Always loved this. 

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If Charlotte gets a team, I'll be there. 

If Raleigh gets a team, no interest. 

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8 hours ago, RIAnBOW said:

It is small change for Tepper.

It is not a "good investment" for Tepper.  If he plops down $200 mil for a soccer team it will strictly be a discretionary spend on what is a hobby for him. 

It’s a great investment because the team will worth at least double within 3 years.

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On 4/19/2019 at 9:29 AM, Squirrel said:

Would be interesting to see what the Charlotte team would be named. 

Well, I hope to god they don’t go the Bobcats route. It’d probably be the Charlotte Hedgehogs...

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12 hours ago, TheMostInterestingMan said:

This is astonishingly clueless. We get it. You don’t like soccer. Your uninformed opinions are making that painfully obvious.

No commercials, the game doesn’t stop (constant action. The NFL stops for 40 seconds between plays ffs) and 2 hours as opposed to the long baseball games. Lol everything you have said about it is incorrect. You just don’t like it probably because you think that’s a manly opinion to have or something.

Anyway, I would love it. I’m moving to Europe in October and plan on seeing every Liverpool match I can while I’m there. Would be awesome to return to a team in Charlotte. I would be so stoked

...so..shty day in CLT...so i started to run thru the channels...came across a game on 'the premier league'. SOU and NEW...watched for a little while... then i turned the channel to a documentary on the mating habits of the pygmy owl...more action and far more entertainment.... geez..

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1 hour ago, RIAnBOW said:

Doesn't move the needle for Tepper. 

His "investments" --- on which he expects are" return" --- remain domiciled within Appaloosa.   

If he buys a soccer team he's looking at it through the lens of a hobby....same as a really rich guy with a warehouse full of 50 Ferrari's....simple as that.

Ok

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On 4/19/2019 at 8:34 PM, tiger7_88 said:

The problem for Charlotte would be potential turf issues with 2 teams playing on natural turf (Atlanta uses artificial turf).

Likely so. Of the four NFL stadiums that also currently house a MLS team (Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Gillette Stadium, CenturyLink Field, and Dignity Health Sports Park) the only one that has a natural grass field is Dignity Health Sports Park where the Chargers are currently playing and that was only supposed to be for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, later pushed back an additional year when the Inglewood stadium had construction delays. The other 3 are all on FieldTurf Revolution 360 turf.

However, I see Nashville is also in the running for a team that will be holding its games at Nissan Stadium until moving into a soccer specific stadium and the now-defunct Tampa Bay Mutiny used to play at Raymond James Stadium from 1999-2001, so there's two other instances of maybe Bank of America's natural turf being able to hold up?

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7 hours ago, Pimpdaddy said:

...so..shty day in CLT...so i started to run thru the channels...came across a game on 'the premier league'. SOU and NEW...watched for a little while... then i turned the channel to a documentary on the mating habits of the pygmy owl...more action and far more entertainment.... geez..

Southampton and Newcastle, bless their hearts, are at or near the bottom of the English Premier League.

HUGE difference between them and the top of the table.

(Though I have a soft spot in my heart for Newcastle, for a couple of reasons.)

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1 minute ago, tiger7_88 said:

Southampton and Newcastle, bless their hearts, are at or near the bottom of the English Premier League.

HUGE difference between them and the top of the table.

(Though I have a soft spot in my heart for Newcastle, for a couple of reasons.)

Don’t bother trying lol

hes set in his ways 

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15 minutes ago, RIAnBOW said:

Ol' Jer was a dolt but to his credit he was a traditionalist and maintaining a high quality natural grass field for his NFL team to play on was a priority. 

Natural turf costs more and is the best option for the players, will be interesting to see what happens going forward. 

Heinz Field has natural grass and is home to the Steelers and the University of Pittsburgh Panthers. 

I will be surprised if Tepper goes away from natural grass.

Well I was just referring to NFL stadiums that also host a current or future/past MLS team, but I agree.

I think if the intention is to play at Bank of America only for a period of a few years before moving into their own house, the natural grass will likely stay (if the torrential rains don't contribute to it's wear). However, if they stay at Bank of America then the MLS brass may require them make the switch if they can't maintain the required upkeep.

I'm only estimating that since the only MLS franchises that are currently playing on natural grass in a shared venue are the Galaxy (which is a soccer venue and the NFL is only temporarily leasing) and NYC FC (who are temporarily playing at Yankee Stadium until they get their new house). The new Nashville club too will join those ranks temporarily, but only until they get their new home.

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