But I have a question. More prime downtown space is being used to build another stadium.
Is the multi-use multipurpose stadium model dead? The same'ish square field can't have the same rowdy seating? 2 big oblong saucers will sit how vacant for how many days, even in hay days? And I pose this question for many o' cities.
Take my birthplace hometown for example. In the next 10 years, MLS could come to fruition for Cincinnati. We have our NFL stadium. Our futbol club utilizes our scenic and charming University's football field. Contemporarily, more seats are utilized for football than futbol. Some seats get tarped at the stadium. This is also the case for Seattle's MLS Sounders at their Double Football Field. I love the Northwest's (Port-Sea) leaning towards environment. And no, I don't want to talk about how the Bengals stadium is already outdated 16 years later and how Mike Brown will likely try to be keeping up with the Jerry Joneses. And how Paul Brown Stadium might become Cincinnati Public High School Football Stadium .....or home to MLS 'Nnati while a stadium lures Bengals play across the river,....Kentucky being Cincinnati's New Jersey.
It's a question of money, space utilization, and ultimately our manifest destiny against (or with) the environment. MLS wants their exclusive stamp. I see that. I love baseball's rebirth for nostalgic tie-ins. But even business-wise I wonder about such questions as Detroit, and economy justifying build-baby-build at every turn.
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