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Stadium News & Spectulation: "We're gonna need a bigger thread"

Discussion in 'DC United' started by NattyBo, Oct 5, 2012.

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  1. NattyBo

    NattyBo Member+

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    This seems like some fitting news to start the new thread with.

    DC Councilmember Jack Evans: "We're in 'final negotiations' with DC United on a new stadium. Team will pay for stadium; DC will fund infrastructure."


    At least more promising than anything we've heard in years...
     
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  2. tab5g

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    and just when I had a off-topic Babe Ruth and Fat Ronny (and "athletic") comparison all lined up in the previous thread (XXVII) as it was being closed:

    Similar to a young Ronaldo, I suppose. (Although it says something about the longevity -- ~20-year career -- one can have as a "ball-player" and how a changing physique doesn't much hinder, and/or may help, with power and success on the diamond. And Ronaldo, who was out of the sport at much younger age, didn't see much if any benefit that came with the added round pounds given the more-athletic and endurance requirements of his chosen professional sport.)



    Well, back on topic --

    Who doesn't love the stages of "final negotiations?"

    (And clearly this was Evans just doing a news cycle favor and distraction for Olsen, given the overly defensive lineup that United will trot out at TFC tomorrow.)
     
  3. poopoobigelow

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    something about this seems very familiar...

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  4. tab5g

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    Some quality twitter responses there, including the first one:
    https://twitter.com/News8NewsTalk/status/254257089831108609


    Agreed. This needs to be framed in a more American way (if there's still some "public convincing" that needs to be done wrt the needed infrastructure costs coming from the city). It is not about getting a soccer team an appropriate venue, but about having more places where everyone can go to buy beer and food using a credit card.
     
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  5. Darth Norteño

    Darth Norteño With Buddha In My Fists

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    I didn't know how to capture the absurdity of that quote, so thank you for doing the job. :D
     
  6. Bootsy Collins

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    Am I to assume from the tweets above that this was something he said on the Kojo Nnamdi show today?
     
  7. tab5g

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    Yes, apparently. From the end of the previous mega-thread:
    http://www.bigsoccer.com/community/...-less-zzzzzzzzz.1919693/page-42#post-26563045

     
  8. AndyMead

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    first page!
     
  9. sitruc

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    Where are the Roman numerals? There can't be a "Stadium News and Speculation" thread without Roman numerals. That's like a pre-game thread without a baby animal.
     
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  10. tab5g

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    "& Possible Truthiness" also needs to be included in the thread title, imo.
     
  11. Potowmack

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    Well, fingers crossed. They've kept this pretty quiet so far.
     
  12. Funkfoot

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    What was that Paul Simon song? Negotiations and Love Songs?
     
  13. tab5g

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  14. NattyBo

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    Nah.

    Nah.


    It hasnt been lucky in the past so I'm trying something new :p
     
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    I leave the country and look what happens. Sheesh. Should I stay away a little longer and see if we get the MLS Cup?
     
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    Is there any indication if its the site at Buzzard Point or at the jail or somewhere else completely different?
     
  17. blockski

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    And now it's time to walk these comments back a bit:

    Jonathan O'Connell@OConnellPostbiz
    Jack Evans on #DCU stadium plans: “There is nothing new, except the ongoing conversations about building a soccer stadium at Buzzard Point”

    Steven Goff@SoccerInsider
    Jack Evans tells @OConnellPostbiz he's hoping for #dcu stadium framework by end of year, don't read too much into radio comment

    Steven Goff@SoccerInsider
    #DCU would pay for stadium project but wants to be able to keep share of tax revenue. Will have to negotiate that with city

    Jonathan O'Connell@OConnellPostbiz
    Evans would like to have a #DCU stadium framework by the end of the year. Said he would not sure what the cost to the city would be.

     
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  18. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

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    "Slip-Sliding Away" comes to mind.
     
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  19. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

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    By all means! :D
     
  20. sitruc

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    I'm going to go ahead and do what everyone else is thinking and thank the Nats and MLB for bringing baseball back to DC and helping to push along development in Near Southeast.
     
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    Hope for a stadium framework "by the end of the year" -- couldn't they have just said "60-90 days?"
     
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  22. Bootsy Collins

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    YAY! That's the stadium news I've come to know and love.

    Well, maybe not love. But understand how it fits into my world.
     
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    Yawn, wake me when they break ground...
     
  24. DecadeOfDCU26

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    I thought you could use credit cards at certain food stands
     
  25. Winoman

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    Those weren't food stands. Have you checked your credit card bills, lately? ;)
     
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