Las Vegas may upgrade soccer team to MLS; UPD Foley spearheading Raiders stadium MLS home

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  1. LadyStanley

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    Golden Knights really started something.


    Cashman is where Lights currently play. Located north of Downtown
     
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    Who wants to watch hockey when they have NFL and MLS?
     
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    I am all for Lights in MLS just so it breaks the monotony of names like INSERT CITY HERE FC or INSERT NAME HERE City FC.
     
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    Football is 8 games and MLS is like the 10th best league in the world. So everyone?
     
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    their stadium seats under 10k. Would moving to the mls mean that they move into the raiders stadium? That’s too large for them in all likelihood unless they can draw like Atlanta and Seattle who also play in nfl stadiums.
     
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    Nope. New stadium. (Perhaps playing at Raiders/UNLV stadium during construction. )

     
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    What, "Indy Eleven" doesn't sound off the wall enough for you?

    They just got a new stadium deal approved, so if you're looking at another team looking to make a jump into the ever bloating behemoth that is MLS, there's another one to consider.

    As much as I hate the idea of promotion and relegation in North America, it might be best to do a MLS 1 and a MLS 2 if they continue at this rate of manifest destiny.
     
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    I am all for Indy Eleven and Sacramento Republic.
     
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    Golden Knights deserve a cut of every other major league sports team at this rate. It's kind of ridiculous how now suddenly every sport is happening there.
     
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    Seems like they're all going to Vegas now. Wonder what this will mean in the long-term for the Knights. Sure they're doing good now but with the NFL and possibly MLS coming what does that mean for the NHL?
     
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    MLS plays in summer mostly so unless Vegas makes it deep into the playoffs it shouldn't have an effect on NHL, unless it's just a not enough money to go around issue. I'm not familiar with the economics there.
     
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    It was once hard to believe but this league is starting to get too big. There isn't enough room to fit in all the interested applicants. Pro/Rel I just don't see working in NA sports and I also have trouble seeing how the MLS can have more teams than the NFL.
     
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    Not really. With the growth of the Vegas area, pro sports franchises were inevitable. The NHL just got there first.
     
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    MLS is way cheaper to attend than NHL games so they are no threat. None of the Vegas teams will make a dent except maybe the Raiders in 2020 but if they are grossly incompetent people will forget about them.
     
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    This will have no impact on the Knights.
     
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    I am a MLS fan and a Golden Knights fan so to get the MLS in Vegas would be super rad!
     
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    Also, once the pro sports leagues embraced gambling one of the main objections against Vegas went away..
     
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    The costs of running a MLS team is significantly lower than the NFL and I don’t expect it to go up significantly in the near future. This allows a lot more markets to sustain a MLS that otherwise couldn’t for the other big 4 leagues. MLS has done a good job of maintaining a steady growth by preventing an arms race that doomed the old NASL.
     
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    Las Vegas making renewed MLS push | SportBusiness

    A little history, Las Vegas looked at MLS five years ago, before there was a NHL team (much less that and a NFL team to come).

    Interesting that the field would still be used during stadium construction.

    Looking to see if this 180 day window happens.
     
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    Not surprising considering the MLS is known to put teams in unserved or underserved markets. Six of the teams are in cities with only 1 of the 4 big leagues. They came to Columbus before the NHL did and they are expanding into the untapped Austin, Texas. Something that I have always felt is one if the biggest reasons for the leagues success.
     
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    Thunder "stolen" regarding the last Vegas MLS effort.

    Thing is, there's really no stadium on two sides of the field, which opens up the possibility of simply incorporating the new structure into the old. HOWEVER... you want a soccer stadium to have much more pitch than what you see with most baseball stadiums. A proper soccer stadium and a proper hockey arena should have similar inclines IMO.

    Now... whether prospective ownership has enough juice to beat current leaders Sacramento and St. Louis into the clubhouse for the next two... eh, we'll see.
     
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    Playing soccer in the summer in Las Vegas is going to be brutal.

    BTW, are we sure MLS isn’t a Ponzi scheme at this point? I understand the league needed to grow and expand into new markets, however at this point it seems new teams are being awarded in order to pay off the earlier investors.
     
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    At what point does MLS split into two leagues with promotion/relegation?
     
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    If that is to happen, 28th team should be the last expansion squad before the split.

    After that, split the league in to 20 and 8. And MLS can keep adding teams to 2nd division until both leagues have 20 teams each.
     
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    it absolutely has a pyramid scheme feel to it now...
    especially so given their ownership structure
     

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