Slightly off topic, but how how much is a MLS franchise fee? Looks like it's about 40 million dollars. Seems like pocketchange when stadium costs are around one billion dollars.
"Saputo first entered talks on joining MLS in 2008, but an initial bid to start in 2011 was turned down when he balked at the US$40 million expansion fee, proposing instead a package of about $43 million that included a fee and the cost of expanding their stadium."
Seamonster, I believe Garber was talking over twice that amount for the next franchise. Can he get that amount of money? That's a question yet to be determined. But he's asking a lot.
Also, someone has created this Wiki page on MLS expansion. Someone who is good at editing Wiki stuff should get in there and add the Minnesota information as we are excluded from the list of potential MLS expansion cities on this wiki page.
If folks don't know what Jim is talking about it's in reference to a Sean Francis post this morning on MLS Insider that the North American Star League gaming league is now the number one hit for NASL. What's funny about this is I was getting mega hits on my NASL Google alerts a year ago with the Star league. So much so that I had some email conversations with Aaron Davidson about it. I was told they weren't worried and had an their web guys working on it. ........OK, well how's that working for you now?
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