Orlando City SC is everything the MLS wants its teams to be: a team with a beautiful stadium in the middle of a downtown district with nearby restaurants, shopping, and public transportation; an incredibly passionate fanbase that shows up and sells out games regardless of the team’s record; a vibrant city that has embraced its growing sports culture – this is the blueprint the league has asked teams to follow from here on out.
Until NYCFC finds a permanent home in the five boroughs, Yankee Stadium will continue to be its home. It’s not a bad situation since soccer club is connected to soccer powerhouse Manchester City in England and baseball royalty the 27 time World Series Champion Yankees. However, one has to imagine how long will the marriage last.
The boys are back for another podcast where they discuss March Madness venues plus everything from zeppoles to Seattle hockey hysteria to a city suing its soccer team.
After the fanfare of what was heralded by many as the triumphant finale to a four-plus year quest to secure an MLS franchise in Miami, David Beckham’s soccer stadium site is once again being targeted by opposition. After sites at Port Miami, downtown Miami’s Museum Park, and Marlins Park all fell through after tough opposition, the Overtown site is now the subject of intense backlash from local residents and activists.
The gang took some impressive trips over the last two weeks and discuss their travels. Are teams pricing the average fan right out of their buildings? Miami is FINALLY in the MLS and big events in USports. Some Mobile and Rochester minor league baseball news and Pawtucket Ballpark update, Finally, how do we feel after the big game and is the NFL dying?
Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium set into motion the Fan First Menu program before the facility even opened. The program is designed to ensure that a family of four can have an entrée, a drink, and a snack for less than $30 at any Mercedes-Benz Stadium event. Examples of this pricing include hot dogs, popcorn, bottled water, and soft drinks, all priced at $2. Nachos, pizza slices, and waffle fries come in at just $3 each. All soda purchases come with free refills.