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RE: MLS Expansion - The Future?
(02-27-2021 03:24 PM)Wedge Wrote:  
(02-27-2021 01:27 PM)chargeradio Wrote:  Sacramento has had an owner pull out, so their expansion bid may now be in jeopardy.

Looks like there was a fundamental disagreement about stadium cost. MLS was apparently insisting on a brand new stadium in Sacramento that would cost over $300 million to build, on top of a $200 million expansion fee. In contrast, MLS permitted Inter Miami to back out of its commitment to build a brand-new stadium before beginning MLS play, instead letting Inter Miami play in a renovated stadium 30 miles away in Fort Lauderdale while pretending that they will eventually build something new in downtown Miami.

Sucks for Sacramento soccer fans, but can't blame Burkle for not wanting to get jerked around by MLS.

You don't think InterMiami is going to go come through with their stadium proposal? If it is privately funded then it should breeze through. But after the Marlins Park fiasco, there won't be any public funds available.
03-03-2021 01:18 PM
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RE: MLS Expansion - The Future?
(03-03-2021 01:18 PM)vandiver49 Wrote:  
(02-27-2021 03:24 PM)Wedge Wrote:  
(02-27-2021 01:27 PM)chargeradio Wrote:  Sacramento has had an owner pull out, so their expansion bid may now be in jeopardy.

Looks like there was a fundamental disagreement about stadium cost. MLS was apparently insisting on a brand new stadium in Sacramento that would cost over $300 million to build, on top of a $200 million expansion fee. In contrast, MLS permitted Inter Miami to back out of its commitment to build a brand-new stadium before beginning MLS play, instead letting Inter Miami play in a renovated stadium 30 miles away in Fort Lauderdale while pretending that they will eventually build something new in downtown Miami.

Sucks for Sacramento soccer fans, but can't blame Burkle for not wanting to get jerked around by MLS.

You don't think InterMiami is going to go come through with their stadium proposal? If it is privately funded then it should breeze through. But after the Marlins Park fiasco, there won't be any public funds available.

I don't know about their state or local politics. I do know that this is their 3rd or 4th or 5th stadium proposal over the last several years and they haven't had anything approved, let alone funded.

And, it makes sense that even billionaires look at the prospect of paying $200 million or more as an expansion fee plus $300 million for a stadium, if they have to pay for the stadium themselves, and think that investment is not going to become profitable.

From the potential owner's perspective, given the way MLS has accommodated not only InterMiami, but also teams that are allowed to play in American football stadiums (Seattle, Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, New England) or even a renovated minor league baseball park (Portland), it's understandable that someone might walk away if they're told that, unlike those other teams, "Sorry, you can only have a team if you build a brand new stadium."
03-03-2021 02:01 PM
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RE: MLS Expansion - The Future?
(03-03-2021 02:01 PM)Wedge Wrote:  
(03-03-2021 01:18 PM)vandiver49 Wrote:  
(02-27-2021 03:24 PM)Wedge Wrote:  
(02-27-2021 01:27 PM)chargeradio Wrote:  Sacramento has had an owner pull out, so their expansion bid may now be in jeopardy.

Looks like there was a fundamental disagreement about stadium cost. MLS was apparently insisting on a brand new stadium in Sacramento that would cost over $300 million to build, on top of a $200 million expansion fee. In contrast, MLS permitted Inter Miami to back out of its commitment to build a brand-new stadium before beginning MLS play, instead letting Inter Miami play in a renovated stadium 30 miles away in Fort Lauderdale while pretending that they will eventually build something new in downtown Miami.

Sucks for Sacramento soccer fans, but can't blame Burkle for not wanting to get jerked around by MLS.

You don't think InterMiami is going to go come through with their stadium proposal? If it is privately funded then it should breeze through. But after the Marlins Park fiasco, there won't be any public funds available.

I don't know about their state or local politics. I do know that this is their 3rd or 4th or 5th stadium proposal over the last several years and they haven't had anything approved, let alone funded.

And, it makes sense that even billionaires look at the prospect of paying $200 million or more as an expansion fee plus $300 million for a stadium, if they have to pay for the stadium themselves, and think that investment is not going to become profitable.

From the potential owner's perspective, given the way MLS has accommodated not only InterMiami, but also teams that are allowed to play in American football stadiums (Seattle, Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, New England) or even a renovated minor league baseball park (Portland), it's understandable that someone might walk away if they're told that, unlike those other teams, "Sorry, you can only have a team if you build a brand new stadium."

I get why the potential Sacramento owner balked based on the bolded. But I figured the only way InterMiami's plan for Ft Lauderdale was approved was become of a commitment to build a new stadium near MIA.
03-04-2021 11:35 AM
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