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Boston seeks to carpet, um, Tweet bomb soccer officials over World Cup
By adamg on Fri, 05/14/2010 - 12:08pm
The Globe reports the city is urging soccer fans to Tweetbomb the hell out of the city's effort to get the World Cup in 2018. Soccer fanatics with Twitter accounts should click this link around 2 p.m. to convince Twitter-mad FIFA officials (because you just know that this guy is twittering away on his BlackBerry right this second).
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Where would they host it? We don't have any stadiums suitable for it...nevermind that the World Cup brings some of the most violent crowds in the sports world.
Are my tax dollars actually being wasted on this? Are they suggesting we spend millions of dollars on new sports stadiums?
Gilette, but Boston would be
Gilette, but Boston would be the official "host city".
Of course, Boston proper has hosted Olympic soccer in the past, at Harvard.
Brett you dumbass.
Foxboro hosted World Cup games in 1994 and would just be the host city.
so it would be an United
so it would be an United States World Cup....
Still though, we just hosted 4 cups ago. And even if we did, they're not going to "host" it in the Boston sub-suburbs.
this is beyond stupid.... SA
this is beyond stupid.... SA is using 10 stadia. Germany had 11.
So lets see: Gillette, Fenway, Harvard, uhh.... McCoy Field in Pawtucket, Portland Sea Dogs stadium, that one minor league park in connecticut you see from the train to NY.... Newton North High School practice football field.
I really hope absolutely zero public dollars are being spent on this.
No no. It's a US bid.
No no. It's a US bid. Chicago, Boston, DC, Seattle, Dallas, etc. Just like 1994.
Don't forget Dilboy Stadium in Somerville.
Huh huh. Dilboy. Dil-boy.
Yeah, 3000 seats should be
Yeah, 3000 seats should be enough for the biggest sports tournament in the world, no problem. Maybe host the olympics at Merrimack College while we're at it.
Gillette really isn't the prime World Cup venue, seating only around 68,000. In comparison, Wembley can hold 90,000 for soccer games.
Interestingly enough though, when the US was chosen for the 1994 Cup, Foxboro was used as a venue, with only a capacity of 53,000.
Gillette is bigger than 7 of
Gillette is bigger than 7 of the 10 World Cup 2010 stadia, and 9 of the 10 2006 Stadia. Wembley (which has never hosted a WC game) is the exception, not the rule.
took the words out of my mouth.
Foxboro is actually pretty large compared to most World Cup Stadiums. Probably too small to have the final games there but it is a solid soccer stadium.
I only brought Wembley in the
I only brought Wembley in the mix because it's part of the English bid for 2018.
So yeah, it's been done in the past and the prime location of "Boston" is definitely a tourism draw and opportunity to bank some $$$.
Build it and they will come
Time to dust off those plans again?
Violent crowds? When? Were
Violent crowds? When? Were there violent crowds in 1994 when Foxboro hosted? Gilette is not a suitable stadium? If Gilette isnt, than what the hell is?
Do you know ANYTHING about the world cup, or is this justt he daily anger routine?