Size Matters For The USA World Cup Bidding Team


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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3 Responses

  1. blag says:

    There are other possible reasons, but the stadium itself is the most probable reason. The USA is simply trying to use shear “power” to get the world cup using a list of stadiums that make any other bids look silly at least by capacity and technology standards.
    I think it might also be possible they were trying to spread out the games somewhat considering how concentrated the northeastern part of the USA has been chosen compared to the rest.
    Another possibility is also the introduction of Seattle as a huge market. They probably figured Seattle will be not only a sell out, but sell out with its larger capacity (stadium size comparison again).

  2. Jim Waterson says:

    A long term bugbear: Why don’t most US stadiums have roofs over their seating? Does it never rain in North America? Do they call off matches at the first hint of wet stuff?

    I feel sorry for them if they never experience “Friday night, the gates are low and it’s raining” at Pizza Hut Park.

  3. ejh says:

    Depends which part of North America, doesn’t it?

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