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Stadium Discussion

Discussion in 'Team News and Rumors' started by Gene, Mar 21, 2014.

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Where Do You Want The Stadium?

  1. Manhattan

    51 vote(s)
    18.7%
  2. Queens

    77 vote(s)
    28.2%
  3. Brooklyn

    13 vote(s)
    4.8%
  4. Staten Island

    6 vote(s)
    2.2%
  5. Westchester

    18 vote(s)
    6.6%
  6. The Bronx

    97 vote(s)
    35.5%
  7. Long Island

    5 vote(s)
    1.8%
  8. Dual-Boroughs

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
  9. Etihad Island

    4 vote(s)
    1.5%
  1. Ulrich

    Ulrich Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Welcome to the Dark Side....
     
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  2. ManhattanValley

    ManhattanValley Regular Member Seasoned Supporter

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    What on earth is the money going towards? Hard not to call bullshit on a figure like that.
     
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  3. Keith Putnam

    Keith Putnam Senior Member Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    "Overcoming some of those operational challenges" means "CFG is incredibly rich and we're going to soak them with a million-dollar pure-profit fee, or they can try to find somewhere else in the city that will take them."
     
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  4. ManhattanValley

    ManhattanValley Regular Member Seasoned Supporter

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    So you really think the Yankees are essentially charging us $17 million a year in rent with a straight face? And that CFG is handing over the largest stadium rental fee in the history of sports with no fuss whatsoever?

    Personally I think the dude from Miami is full of shit.
     
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  5. 413Blue

    413Blue Active Member Seasoned Supporter

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    I'm surprised people are shocked. Stadiums are expensive. See how much it costs to book a venue for a concert.
     
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  6. ManhattanValley

    ManhattanValley Regular Member Seasoned Supporter

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    I mean, just as a rough comparison, here's what NFL teams are roughly paying:
    https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/raiders-nfl/stadium-and-rent-details-for-all-32-nfl-teams/ (The Patriots pay the most at $3 million a year)

    West Ham pays about $3 million too: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45439883

    And we seriously think the Yankees are charging their own business partners more than five times that? And our source is some dude in Miami?
     
  7. Dnigly13

    Dnigly13 Regular Member Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    A million a game commitment... maybe they are guaranteeing them a million a game total which includes food, mercy sales, tickets etc. then CFG and NYY split the rest 80/20.
     
  8. ManhattanValley

    ManhattanValley Regular Member Seasoned Supporter

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    This kind of scenario sounds a lot more likely, but the numbers still seem way off. According to this report (yeah yeah, it's The Sun), Spurs are losing about $1.3 mn per game at Wembley - a stadium more than twice the size of ours, where attendances are often double or triple what we get at YS https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/7832147/tottenham-wembley-white-hart-lane/

    It would be a disingenuous way for the dude from Miami to spin the numbers in the first place, but either way there's simply no chance we're losing out on that kind of revenue.
     
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  9. snugglefarts

    snugglefarts Regular Member

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    I'm not even sure the guy meant that we're paying 1 mil in rent every game. he says that there's a million dollar a game by the team to the yankees to overcome those challenges. that could mean that the yankees are expecting to make a mil a game in revenue, not that we're necessarily paying that as rent.

    anyway what does this guy know. everyone on reddit is just taking him on his word but who the hell even is this guy.
     
  10. sundance

    sundance Regular Member Elite Donor

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    Director of Operations for the Marlins. If he’s talking with Beckham’s group, you can bet he’s also talking with the Yankees
     
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  12. Keith Putnam

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    "...appalled at the prospect of giving giant subsidies to the world’s most valuable company, led by its richest man."
    Yes, exactly. Bring your company here if you want to take advantage of our talent pool and other resources, but fuck right the hell off with thinking you should get any public money to do so.

    Similarly, while I'm in favor of CFG spending gobs of their endless wealth to build a stadium here, there's no reason they should get any kind of subsidy to do so.
     
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    I agree, but the problem is that if you took away all of the benefits given to Amazon, the opposition it is facing would barely decrease. Most of it is not so principled. You have local residents who don't want change in the neighborhood, especially if it raises rents and prices. And you have groups who just want a payoff.

    I think that even if NYCFC - whenever it announces - comes in completely clean, it faces similar obstacles.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    Bronx Borough President's father, a City Council Member, has calls for his resignation after making homophobic comments.
     
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    I don’t know why I care because I’m convinced the Revolution will get a stadium before we do, but Amazon is no longer building in LIC.
     
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    In a weird way, it helps our chances. One less massive project to compete with.
     
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    I immediately thought of Fresh Direct
     
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