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#MLS4CLT Pitch at Old Charlotte Coliseum (II) Site? Hmmmmmmm . . . (10/20/17)

Discussion in 'SportsTalk' started by sds70, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. sds70

    sds70 'King Kong Ain't Got **** On Me!!!!!'

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    For most of 2017, Charlotte has been in the running to try to land a MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER (MLS) Expansion franchise . . . . At the start of the year Marcus Smith (Speedway Motorsports BigWig) was trying to work a deal with City of Charlotte/Mecklenburg County politicos to finance a new MLS Pitch (Stadium) at the old Memorial Stadium site near Uptown but the plan fell apart (most of the local politicos here simply are not interested in using taxpayer money to fund a MLS Pitch). At this point there hasn't been too much news coming out to determine if other sites for an #mls4clt pitch are being seriously looked at. Time is running out for CLT to get its MLS Expansion bid in order; 11 other cities are competing for a team and the 1st 2 expansion teams will be awarded by the end of 2017.

    This afternoon I drove by the old Charlotte Coliseum (II) site out on Tyvola Road Extension (SW CLT) near the airport. This area is finally being rebooted into a mixed commercial/residential area called CITIPARK. The main area where the Coliseum use to stand at and part of the parking lot is still undeveloped. Yessssssssssssssss, this site isn't in the immediate downtown area (as MLS BigWigs perfer a MLS Pitch to be located at) but its only 10 mins. away max. I would think a 20-25k seat MLS Pitch could fit on this site quite easily . . . Just wondering out loud :) :) . . . .

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