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    Indianapolis is getting a pro soccer team, associated with the NASL.

    http://fox59.com/2013/01/16/nasl-ann...o-soccer-team/

    You can vote for the name here.

    http://indyprosoccer.com/nametheteam/

    The names suck, but there are some good suggestions if you go down and read the comments.



    Finally here is some info on the NASL if you don't know of it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_A..._Soccer_League

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    I really hope that Indianapolis taxpayers aren't asked to build a stadium for this.

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    PLEASE PLEASE WRITE IN VOTE FOR RACING INDY

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    I really hope that Indianapolis taxpayers aren't asked to build a stadium for this.
    Plan is to build a stadium in 2 years and move to the MLS. Soccer specific venues are awesome. So pumped for this, will be great for downtown summers! Already put down my deposit on season tix.

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    This will only work if they can actually get into the MLS, and that will almost certainly include having a soccer specific stadium as part of the requirements for expansion.

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    I just don't buy that the MLS could be successful here when our NBA team has had poor support over the last decade, despite this being a basketball-crazed state.

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    They are following the same plan Portland and Chicago did.

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    I just don't buy that the MLS could be successful here when our NBA team has had poor support over the last decade, despite this being a basketball-crazed state.
    Soccer is cheap. Season tickets are like 150 bucks to 400 bucks. They already have close to 1000 deposits.

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    Soccer is cheap. Season tickets are like 150 bucks to 400 bucks. They already have close to 1000 deposits.
    There's going to be initial excitement for almost anything that's new. But how exciting will it be in five years? The Pacers also have dirt cheap tickets in the balcony, but that didn't help them for a while. And that's a sport that people in Indiana love. The Pacers also have been here forever and have been pretty successful for the most part.

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    On a percentage basis in attendance, MLS teams are doing a fantastic job and they have fun unique stadiums. This will be great for a downtown that needed something besides Indians games in the summer.

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    One advantage (albeit minor compared to the numerous disadvantage) that professional soccer will have over the NBA here in Indy, is the schedule. The lack of so many games will make the home games seem more important.

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    On a percentage basis in attendance, MLS teams are doing a fantastic job and they have fun unique stadiums. This will be great for a downtown that needed something besides Indians games in the summer.

    I do agree that it could make for a fun summer evening.

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    I'm really excited by this news. I already know a half dozen people who are going to be season ticket holders. I think this is great for not only for the city but for the state too.
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    I think it's a good thing. I just don't see how they're going to build a stadium. MLS requires a soccer only stadium of around 20k right? I can't see them getting public financing.

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    I just don't buy that the MLS could be successful here when our NBA team has had poor support over the last decade, despite this being a basketball-crazed state.
    Know your market. There would be a lot of support from the younger generations, and NBA basketball is often held as an inferior product to college basketball in the majority of the state.

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    If they do become an MLS team Indy'd have to be the most oversaturated sports market in the country. Just glad soccer's a summer sport.

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    From the rendering, it looks like they are wanting to redo the track stadium at IUPUI. If they could just re-do that, add seats on both ends and redo the bleachers, and add suites on the other side (like it shows), it would be a great location. That place looks bad right now, but could be a cool place.


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    Yes, 20,000 people is pretty much where you need to be. Toyota Park in Chicago is exactly 20,000

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    So pumped for this. Being part of the movement since the beginning, I am super excited that handing our flyers at the state fair- twice- was not in vain. Vote in Racing Indy FC.
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    So. So. SOOOOO Excited about this. Have always been jealous of watching MLS games on TV and never getting a chance to root for a team because I don't want to root for other cities.

    So am I correct in understanding that this Indy soccer team will eventually move to MLS for sure?
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    This is awesome, even if I don't live in Indiana. It'd be awesome to actually be invested in a soccer team in the US for a change.

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    So. So. SOOOOO Excited about this. Have always been jealous of watching MLS games on TV and never getting a chance to root for a team because I don't want to root for other cities.

    So am I correct in understanding that this Indy soccer team will eventually move to MLS for sure?
    It's not for sure, but I think the objective is to prove the market worthy of MLS and grab an MLS expansion.


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    Know your market. There would be a lot of support from the younger generations, and NBA basketball is often held as an inferior product to college basketball in the majority of the state.
    NBA basketball is definitely inferior in popularity to NCAA basketball in Indiana, but it's still basketball, a sport that is way more popular than soccer. The NBA routinely brings athletes into Indianapolis who are household names. Soccer wouldn't. I'm just not convinced that soccer could be sustainable long term when our NBA team has struggled. Will there be initial excitement? Of course. But it won't be new forever. Five years in, the newness will be worn off.

    It's fine if a soccer team wants to move here, but I don't think taxpayers should be on the hook for a venue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlBlu View Post
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    My, my.... I don't have everyone tell me off. If you check my profile, you will she that I have been thanked on over 500 posts. I am not a troll. I am a Pacers fan. I rarely have anything negative to say about them at all.... I do hate IU so I once in a while take a jab there when they get to patting themselves on the back a little too often. I did make a constructive comment here, you were just a little to dense to field it. Soccer is not successful in the USA and it never will be. They have tried in every way to promote the sport to spectators but it just doesn't work. Whether you like it or not, most Americans (including me) considering it very boring..... Good luck though and I hope you make a big investment in it.... ha, ha. ha...........

    You are very uninformed. Soccer is increasing exponentially in the US.


    http://sportspath.typepad.com/files/...s-to-climb.pdf

    Here is a study that lets people know that soccer is the second most popular sport among ages 12-24 in the US. NFL football is first, NBA is 3rd.

    Baseball is an old mans game. Soccer is much more exciting with constant action throughout. Maybe if you gave soccer a chance you wouldn't be so ignorant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boombaby1987 View Post
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    You are very uninformed. Soccer is increasing exponentially in the US.


    http://sportspath.typepad.com/files/...s-to-climb.pdf

    Here is a study that lets people know that soccer is the second most popular sport among ages 12-24 in the US. NFL football is first, NBA is 3rd.

    Baseball is an old mans game. Soccer is much more exciting with constant action throughout. Maybe if you gave soccer a chance you wouldn't be so ignorant.
    I don't believe that stat. I'm in my mid 20's and the only people I've ever heard talk about it are diehard fans who played it in high school. The World Cup excites people, but that's it.

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