Ipswich Town have been a staple of the English football second tier since 2002, but a torrid season looks set to consign the Tractor Boys to League One football. Ipswich were one of the finest sides in England during the late 1970s and early 1980s, winning the FA Cup and UEFA Cup under the guidance of the legendary Bobby Robson. Manchester City announced in 2011 a sponsorship deal with Etihad Airways. The stadium was renamed to Etihad Stadium for the next 10 years. The sheiks from Abu Dhabi didn’t buy just a new name to the stadium, though. The owner of the club, Sheikh Mansour, invested his oil dollars big time to strengthen the squad. Many top players joined Manchester City in the last couple of years, which resulted in winning the team’s first Premier League title in 2012, and the first top-flight title for the team in 44 years. Now, the main task for the club is to conquer Europe and win the Champions League. Spanish giants Real Madrid are their big example, as they have won this title already 9 times.
It’s a trip through the wishes and desires of The Team this week on the Stadium Journey Podcast. It is a journey through the Bucket List! What are the spots on the SJ List. Is it possible to ever reach the bottom of the bucket? What Bucket List items have The Team already checked off? Join Dan Colacicco, Paul Baker, Marc Viquez and Dave Cottenie for the Stadium Journey Podcast.
In what could be a trendsetting movement here in the United States, Chattanooga FC are offering fans the opportunity to own shares in the club, becoming the first U.S. based sports team to make this available since securities reform laws passed in late 2016 to allow such investments.
This week on the Stadium Journey Podcast, the Team once again welcomes the voice of the Toronto Argonauts, Mike Hogan. The Team breaks out of the stadium and heads behind the curtain as they discuss the effects that television have had on sports. Does the good outweigh the bad? Does replay help or hurt the game? What is this whole e-sports thing anyway? Join Dan Colacicco, Paul Baker, Marc Viquez and Dave Cottenie as the tube is king this week on the Stadium Journey Podcast.
Every month there is news about a new soccer stadium being built or proposed somewhere in this country. This past month has been no exceptions with stadiums proposed from the MLS to the USL.
The Newcastle Jets trace their history back to the year 2000, when Newcastle United FC was formed to represent the Hunter region of NSW in the National Soccer League (NSL) following the demise of the Newcastle Breakers. United played four seasons in the NSL until the competition was dissolved, with the A-League subsequently launched as its successor in 2005. Newcastle were one of three former NSL clubs issued a license to join the new league. The club rebadged itself as the Jets in reference to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base located at Williamtown just north of the city.