Here we go! It's shaping up down there in Miami. The first home game is Opening Day, with the Cards in town for a 1 game series.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
So Montreal is getting their MLS team this summer. Here is their stadium before
And here is what it will eventually look like this season!
The team will expand Stade Saputo from 13,034 seats, to 20,341, by building large stands that wrap around 3 sides of the field. As you can see from the pictures above, one side will remain the same, with the 17 million dollar renovations taking place.
The Impact are going to be the only tennant. The stadium is too small for the CFL's standards, so that rules out the Alouettes. They'll remain in the 25k seat Molson Stadium that was built in 1925.
Here are some pictures of the building process, and renderings on Stadium Porn.
Some things I noticed from the renderings, they have a party deck in one of the corners, which is unique. There is also a scoreboard in a corner of the endzone. The whole stadium is completely enclosed, and sort of is like a soccer specific stadium. The concourses empty at field level, and the fans have to climb up.
I think it will be a nice stadium, and get the team out of the Superdome. If you want to read up on the stadium, here is the official website! http://www.tulanestadium.com/
I'm willing to bet that this starts a new trend in arena scoreboards.
Monday, January 2, 2012
The game is today at 3 on NBC after being pushed back a few times due to weather. Here is a post about the previous Winter Classics.