Doom and Gloom in Philly

Doom and Gloom in Philly

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On January 2, 2009
  • 10 Comments
  • Philadelphia Expansion, Philadelphia Stadium

Anytime someone inside a potential club says the words “we’re not even sure the stadium will even be built” something terrible is close to going down. Something could shake down thanks to Nick Sakiewicz uttering those words to the Delaware County Times.

I wish we could give you hard commitments today, but were not even sure the stadium is going to be built, Sakiewiecz. If the markets tank next month, then we wont build this thing. Well be out $15 million and everyone goes home.

The full story doesn’t sound nearly as bad but still his comments sounded pretty bad here. There are a lot of rumors floating around out there right now about the Philly group and their fianancial status right now.

It makes me wonder, if something does happen to fall through with this group and their expansion plans, would the league pull the plug on them and give a club to a city begging for a club in 2010 (Miami)? Time will tell but hopefully things will get resovled before it gets worse.

Should Philly fans be concerned here? What do you all make of this mess?

  • Jeff

    Let Miami in 2010 then Philadelphia in 2011.

  • Pete

    I agree with Jeff bring on Miami in 2010. Philadelphia need to work on the money issue.

  • TheUltra

    Keep miami out push Philly back<br />
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    The league is expanding to fast as is.

  • Jeff

    Let Miami in 2010 then Philadelphia in 2011.

  • Pete

    I agree with Jeff bring on Miami in 2010. Philadelphia need to work on the money issue.

  • Keep miami out push Philly back

    The league is expanding to fast as is.

  • The real Ultras

    Miami2010 Philadelphia 2011.

  • The real Ultras

    Miami2010 Philadelphia 2011.

  • Kevin Albertina

    Personally, I think the stadium will still get built. But if not, let Philly in for 2010 and they will find a temporary, suitable home. Whether it's Lincoln Financial or Temple University or another local college, it will be just as good as Florida International.

  • Kevin Albertina

    Personally, I think the stadium will still get built. But if not, let Philly in for 2010 and they will find a temporary, suitable home. Whether it’s Lincoln Financial or Temple University or another local college, it will be just as good as Florida International.