$115 MIL TO BUILD FOR AMERICA’S 7TH FAVORITE SPORT: The PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER passes around the idea of a new $115 million soccer stadium for the City of Brotherly Love:
The Pennsylvania legislature is being asked to kick in $45 million in state funds to help build a home for a potential Major League Soccer team.Investors are looking to place the new digs on riverfront land in the nearby town of Chester. It would be following in the footsteps of other MLS clubs planting new fields in suburban areas. The L.A. Galaxy calls neighboring Carson home, while the Chicago Fire set up shop in suburban Bridgeview
Is such soccer spending a wise investment? Just ask Steve Winter, whose company helps promote D.C. United:
“It still is America’s fifth sport. Or sixth if you throw in NASCAR. Seventh if you throw in lacrosse.”
And it would be just one more sports franchise for Philly fans to get flustered over.