Friday, January 12, 2007

Now it's Tampa, Florida

It appears that the USMNT match against Ecuador, the much rumored match against Ecuador, will be happening in Tampa, Florida. The Tampa Bay Business Journal is reporting that the final negotiations are underway to have Raymond James Stadium, home of the Glazer family owned Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Evidently RJS was designed to be able to hold a FIFA regulation sized pitch, which would do well if the USA hosts a second World Cup (emergency host in 2010?).
Well, damn, how much does a trip to Tampa cost?
This is both cool and crap for me. It is cool that the USSF is branching out from its normal venues for home friendlies, as they have done with the Mexico match being in Arizona. It gives those USMNT supporters in those areas a chance to see them live, which can bring in more supporters.
It is crap because I was planning on going to this match if it were here in DC. Now I will probably end up watching it on the TV. Ok, I'll stop whining.


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