- Mar 23, 2014
Don't be. San Jose have been waiting for their own stadium for 18 years. They even went on a 2 year hiatus because they couldn't get a plan together for an SSS. They deserve it and I hope we won't wait that long for our stadium.
Plus, their stadium looks pretty wack.
I think it will have a great atmosphere. The fans will be so damn close and with the crazy high slope of the stands it will be loud as hell and every seat will be great. The problem I have with it is the long-term angle. It's one of the most cheaply done MLS stadiums ever (inflation adjusted) and 10-15 years down the line will likely seem run down like Crew Stadium is now.
I wonder the same thing, I would hope the these teams are smart enough to think about the long term. 25K isnt going to cut in the long term and most likely the med term.I agree.
It will seat about 20,000 I believe. If demand increases, they'll build a 4th side. Probably seat somewhere just north of 25,000.
I always wonder with these stadiums, do they plan them for expansion BEYOND those needs? I'd hate to see the Portland situation play out across more MLS stadiums.
I wonder the same thing, I would hope the these teams are smart enough to think about the long term. 25K isnt going to cut in the long term and most likely the med term.
I understand the attendance figures, they are expected to increase in the next several years and the current stadium will not be sufficient. For example, I read earlier that Philly has made plans to increase their capacity in two phased first to 27K then to 30K. The canadian teams are maxed out already pretty much every game. 40K-50K stadiums will be needed in the next 10-15 years, if they are not then MLS will have failed to grow enough to be a top leagueOnly one team, Seattle, averages more than 25k. LA is at 22k. Then a number of teams between 15k and 20k. Which is great.
Even in the EPL, half the clubs average below 30k in attendance.
Now rank the change in interest level over the past 10-15 years. I am not arguing its ultra popular now, but its heading the right direction, its a very large gap but it is closing every yearI'm sorry but we have a long way to go to even get on par with College Basketball in this country. If you ranked interest levels in the US....
I could sit and watch an entire morning of EPL because it's the best talent in the world. Impossible to compar MLS to EPL. The casual EPL fan watches because it's on at 9 AM and it's better than their kids' cartoons and the talent level is insane. I watched Bobby Convey turn the ball over 17 times last week and it was dreadful.