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RE: Columbus MLS franchise moving to Austin?
I wished they'd move to Pittsburgh. I could see a MLS team being successful here.
10-17-2017 09:04 PM
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RE: Columbus MLS franchise moving to Austin?
(10-17-2017 09:04 PM)ClairtonPanther Wrote:  I wished they'd move to Pittsburgh. I could see a MLS team being successful here.

just be happy with the steelers and the penguins you greedy son of a b!tch
10-17-2017 10:40 PM
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(10-17-2017 10:40 PM)Lush Wrote:  
(10-17-2017 09:04 PM)ClairtonPanther Wrote:  I wished they'd move to Pittsburgh. I could see a MLS team being successful here.

just be happy with the steelers and the penguins you greedy son of a b!tch


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10-18-2017 07:58 AM
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RE: Columbus MLS franchise moving to Austin?
They are making a push in the Austin media saying city funds won't be needed
10-18-2017 05:15 PM
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Columbus MLS franchise moving to Austin?
(10-17-2017 05:23 PM)Love and Honor Wrote:  Wasn't Columbus the first city to build an MLS-specific stadium for the league? What's state of the art now is obsolete in twenty years.

It's the STL Rams situation all over again.
10-19-2017 06:30 PM
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RE: Columbus MLS franchise moving to Austin?
Is it right Austin is the only city he can move to? Read There is on out in the stadium contract allowing them to move only to Austin. I wonder if Austin could be a temp home than maybe move to San Antonio
10-23-2017 09:52 AM
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RE: Columbus MLS franchise moving to Austin?
(10-23-2017 09:52 AM)bluesox Wrote:  Is it right Austin is the only city he can move to? Read There is on out in the stadium contract allowing them to move only to Austin. I wonder if Austin could be a temp home than maybe move to San Antonio

Reports are that the team's Columbus stadium lease has an out only for Austin.

It's also reported that cities other than Austin are only being looked at as a backup in case the team owner doesn't get a deal to his liking in Austin. But if you want to be cynical: The Crew owner isn't going to finalize his plans until sometime next year, after MLS has announced which cities will get expansion teams, so this owner could possibly make Austin bid against other cities that want MLS but didn't get an expansion team.
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RE: Columbus MLS franchise moving to Austin?
The MLs and the Crew have know since 2016 that Precourt wanted to move the team Precourt was even on the expansion committee.

UT will reportedly lease their stadium for a few years until a new MLS one gets built.

Cincinnati and Detroit now have even more momentum for a team.

Austin is the biggest metro without a major pro team.
10-26-2017 01:29 AM
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RE: Columbus MLS franchise moving to Austin?
I'm not sure this is a good idea.

From a business perspective, I get it, but I think MLS should be primarily concerned with growing the game here.

One of the things that ticks American sports fans off most is when their team up and leaves town. Now that MLS is really starting to gain some traction, I'm afraid this might set a dangerous precedent. I was hoping the MLS teams would be more community centered like you get in Europe.
11-02-2017 03:38 AM
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(11-02-2017 03:38 AM)AllTideUp Wrote:  I'm not sure this is a good idea.

From a business perspective, I get it, but I think MLS should be primarily concerned with growing the game here.

One of the things that ticks American sports fans off most is when their team up and leaves town. Now that MLS is really starting to gain some traction, I'm afraid this might set a dangerous precedent. I was hoping the MLS teams would be more community centered like you get in Europe.

That precedent was set more in MLS than 10 years ago, when the billionaire owner of the San Jose Earthquakes moved the franchise to Houston because San Jose wouldn't build him a soccer stadium with public money.
11-02-2017 10:35 AM
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