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Is there another forum where excited fans are gathering and talking about this Charlotte Independence stuff, way in advance?? I know about CrownTownSoccer, and I've twitter-met some of you... Just wondering if this was the only place. I'd talk about it daily.

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This one (still on UP) might be more fitting...

http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/index.php/topic/51226-mls-in-charlotte/page-9

... the conversation accidentally spilled onto this renovation page the last few months.

 

I haven't been able to find any other good forums on the topic, but there is a decent subreddit for Queencity SC that hasnt been very active.


P.S. I enjoy the topic as well haha

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There's the BigSoccer forums.  Within the USLPro section we have a couple threads.

 

http://forums.bigsoccer.com/threads/charlotte-gets-new-owners-want-to-pull-an-orlando.1999339/

 

http://forums.bigsoccer.com/threads/charlotte-usl-pro-2015.2005734/

 

Not much outside of what you find out on the UP though.

 

Maybe I'll see some of you there on the 17th ready to join the supporter's group!

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barf.

 

If they have to remove seating, they should also raise the field so there isn't a 20 foot drop between the first row and the playing surface.

 

I don't know, it's a cheap and easy fix to the problem. Losing 3500 seats puts capacity at what, 14000? Are they still going to play big HS football games here?

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I don't know, it's a cheap and easy fix to the problem. Losing 3500 seats puts capacity at what, 14000? Are they still going to play big HS football games here?

From the presentations a few years back, the goal with all renovations was to keep the current events and add new ones.  I think this plan is a variation of one of those options, so I'd expect all the football games, band competitions, etc. to remain.  My main concern is that if they use a turf field, as has been indicated, would the design include permanent lines for soccer, lax, and football all on one print?  it will probably look pretty busy.  Most of these questions will probably be answered tomorrow though at Hooligans.

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I'm fine with Horsemen. The guys on cavalry are always the heroes, and that could be a good Halloween scene if all the supporters are walking around headless at the games.

AHHHH... why not "The Queen City Cavalry"???

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barf.

 

If they have to remove seating, they should also raise the field so there isn't a 20 foot drop between the first row and the playing surface.

 

At the very least WHY didn't they consider something like this:

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I don't really mind the "tiers" in the wall, outside of the fact that the corner is 2 floors high.  It is an interesting look, and maybe the most affordable solution.

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McPhilliamy said that capacity would be ~13400 after field widening. If I understood correctly, the widening process will begin in November after the current renovations end.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/queen_city_agenda/2014/09/investors-get-a-kick-out-of-independence.html

So renovations will begin as soon as they can figure out how to finance ~$4mil between the team and county. Hopefully they will be complete in time for kickoff.

And 600+ season ticket deposits already... Not bad.

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I believe they are just taking deposits at this time. I wouldn't be surprised if the first season was all sectional general admission considering they are still not sure if Memorial Stadium will be ready for the first game(s).

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The team posted on Facebook that there will be a major announcement tomorrow. Have to assume it will be about Memorial Stadium renovations.

Does anybody own the naming rights for the stadium? Would that be up to the city to sell?

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Does anybody own the naming rights for the stadium? Would that be up to the city to sell?

I"m sure it is ultimately up to the city, but I can't imagine they'd turn down money if someone was willing to pay to have their name on the stadium.

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