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How about two teams sharing a stadium in NY?



http://blogs.nypost.com/sports/socce...ed_bull_3.html

Barca president Joan Laporta, running for re-election at the time, had told me that they might buy an MLS club, but that they would only do it if they could share a stadium like Chivas USA shares the Home Depot Center with the L.A. Galaxy. And he specifically loved the idea of putting a second club in New York, which of course Garber has been a proponent of.

"We're exploring it; it's an option,'' Laporta had said at the time. Barcelona's international business director Javier Munoa told me as much at the time, specifying that the stadium was a deal-breaker.

"For us, it's hard to absorb the cost of a franchise and building a complete stadium," Munoa told me. "If we do something, it will be under this premise. We cannot do like the Red Bulls have done, buy a $100 million investment.

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they need to fix the first one before making a second one

The Wilpons were interested in creating a team actually in NYC but the Madoff scandal put that to the scraps I guess.

With a new stadium being build in Harrison next season, maybe it will increase the attendance, but the team is so awful even a new stadium will wear off after a few months. Soccer is huge in NYC/NJ, but its mainly support of the European leagues and NT's

Also, there was talks of re-creating the Cosmos, but some of the ex-Cosmos players were against the idea
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