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Billy Mays
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I would be willing to say Nashville is more obsessed with the Titans and SEC football than Atlanta is with the Falcons.


Well Atlanta also has the Braves, Hawks, NASCAR, Ga Tech and UGA fans, various college football fans (Alabama, etc)... Nashville is moreso all Titans, Preds, and UT sports.

I still think Nashville is the more progressive city, and usually progressive = good American soccer town. Atlanta's latino population is something I've never considered tho.






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chickman1313
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is New Orleans out of the question for this?

seems like we have a pretty large and constantly growing soccer fan base in the city (or maybe I just think this since I notice it more now)






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WarSlamEagle
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is New Orleans out of the question for this?

For MLS? Yes. Really would love to see that city get a NASL or USL team, though.






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chickman1313
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NASL? North American Soccer League?

USL? United Soccer League?

we have a team called The Jesters, not sure if they are in a legue or where they play or anything






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joey barton
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They do well by NASL standards for the Silverbacks. The potential for it to work is there with the popularity of the youth game in the city and the Hispanic population. Blank wants it for the new metallic spiky rectum stadium they're building for the Falcons.


One potential problem is that that new stadium is going to be a good bit farther away from those populations than Silverbacks Park is.






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Pedro
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the jesters are nasl i believe

eta: i was wrong. theyre npsl (national premier)



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WarSlamEagle
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the jesters are nasl i believe

Nope. NPSL...fourth-tier. NASL and USL are higher.






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Pedro
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replied as i was editing





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WarSlamEagle
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One potential problem is that that new stadium is going to be a good bit farther away from those populations than Silverbacks Park is.

Very true.






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McRebel42
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Nashville



YES. PLEASE.






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Sophandros
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Atlanta has a HUGE foreigner, particularly Latin, population.





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Sophandros
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One potential problem is that that new stadium is going to be a good bit farther away from those populations than Silverbacks Park is.



If it's near the GA dome, then it's very accessible via MARTA






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itawambadog
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And it was fricking cold, and raining the whole time. And we lost.


Yup, I was there too. Great atmosphere though.






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TRUERockyTop
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Would love to see it Nashville for my own selfish reasons





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