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  1. Vince Young
    December 11, 2012

    ASU is the worst university in the US. It’s such a shame that they have to play at that dump known as Tempe. Peoria or Phoenix Municipal Stadium would have been much better choices.

    • JpJ
      December 11, 2012

      Let me guess UofA alum?

    • Charles
      December 11, 2012

      Vince Young went to Texas.

    • Eric B
      December 11, 2012

      Except those are baseball stadiums. At least this had a standard size pitch.

      The real question is whether they’ll be able to sell beer.

      • Veal McCoy
        December 11, 2012

        I saw the press conference today and they said that they will be selling beer. Great news!

    • Good Jeremy
      December 11, 2012

      UA student here.

      Tempe is a great place. Tons of stuff going on there, parking is available, and there’s also the fact that there is a suitable stadium made specifically for soccer. The highway system in Phoenix makes a trip to Tempe very fast too.

      I also disagree with your ASU assessments. It’s one of the better junior colleges in the country.

      • Jason
        December 12, 2012

        lol

    • Justin Z
      December 11, 2012

      Lol, 41-34 you loser.

    • Oranje Mike
      December 11, 2012

      I could take you to task regarding your idiocy but I’ll let your recommendation of Peoria Sports Complex speak for itself.

  2. Max
    December 11, 2012

    Always good to have a professional presence in a market with solid MLS potential. Any idea if that surface is natural grass or turf? I can’t tell from the photo.

    • Veal McCoy
      December 11, 2012

      It’s grass. VERY nice stadium and field. With the extra seating going in, this will be a great venue for USL PRO teams.

  3. Lorenzo
    December 11, 2012

    MLS potential? Or MLS II potential?

    I think after NYC II expansion, a 2nd tier would be phenomenal.

    Plus, I think it is way easier to reach some of these geographical areas when you are looking at smaller cities (like in the west, south). Not that Pheonix is a small city, but a 2nd Division has got to be coming.

  4. beto
    December 11, 2012

    good stuff; how about ASU get a men’s soccer program too! Crazy how many big schools don’t have a men’s soccer program

    • Alex
      December 11, 2012

      Thank Title IX for that!

      • beto
        December 11, 2012

        thats what the AD from my alma mater always says but how come IU, UNC, UCLA etc all have top soccer, football, basketball, baseball, etc. programs! last i checked those schools are just a big as Texas, ASU, my alma mater CU, USC, Florida and plenty of other schools that would make some killer NCAA soccer programs. Especially with women’s only sports like volleyball that can balance the scales. Its an AD choice and a lot of schools/conferences need to get with the times.

        Personally i think the with all of these conference realignments NCAA soccer should improve in the basketball heavy conferences like the big east but fall in the big10 and acc as they go heavier on football. All i want is that the Pac12 dominate in all sports!

    • Bobb
      December 11, 2012

      Wait, why do they have a soccer stadium if they don’t have a soccer program?

      • Bobb
        December 11, 2012

        Ah, women’s…

      • Good Jeremy
        December 11, 2012

        U of Arizona has the same thing. Women’s soccer gets its own stadium for their family to come to games while everyone else but the football and basketball teams squat wherever they can find space.

  5. Danglin Breast
    December 11, 2012

    Maybe if they do well they might have the potential to expand, but yeah a solid division 2-3 league is important for growth of the MLS as well, then if we can’t have a relegation system we could at least designate some of these teams as affiliates like baseball and basketball do. Promising young players can be shared or loaned to these lower division teams for playing time/professional experience they will not get in a reserve league.

  6. Doherty
    December 11, 2012

    2800 is about the average for 2012 USL-Pro team attendance. Anything more than that will be a success for Phoenix.

    But 5 teams had less than a thousand over the course of the season; I think 1000 is the real benchmark.

    • Drew
      December 11, 2012

      They said they already received over 500 season ticket deposits…..so 1000 should be doable!

  7. Taxi
    February 11, 2013

    I drove by the stadium yesterday…no construction has begun. They haven’t even torn down the fences…seems like the construction might be delayed a bit. Any word?

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