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 PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:16 am   
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Miami FC Set to Announce FIU Stadium as Home Venue

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Miami FC has found a place to place call home.

The NASL expansion franchise is set to announce this Wednesday that the club will play home matches at Florida International University Stadium for its inaugural season. The venue is located on the campus of FIU and is less than a half hour car ride away from downtown Miami.

Team manager Alessandro Nesta, co-owner Riccardo Silva and FIU President Mark Rosenberg will make the announcement from the FIU grounds.


http://www.empireofsoccer.com/miami-announce-stadium-41769/


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More importantly, FIU gets some rent from it and a $450,000 one time contribution.

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Meanwhile, inside The Stadium Club, Miami FC officially announced it would join the revived North American Soccer League and begin play in 2016 at FIU Stadium.

At a presser attended by FIU president Mark Rosenberg and athletic director Pete Garcia, Garcia announced Miami FC owner Ricardo Silva ponied up a $450,000 gift to FIU's athletic department. My first thought after "whoa!" was "I want to see that lease."

Length: Three years with a two-year Miami FC option.

Rent: $10,000 per game, FIU's standard rate, plus $2,500 if visiting teams want to use the field for practice. Miami FC will pay the operational costs for each game.

Tickets: FIU gets $2 per ticket. Miami FC hopes for 10,000 per game. Let's say they get 4,000, which I think would be a good number. That's $8,000 per game for FIU.

Concessions: What FIU would normally get from the concessionaires goes to Miami FC.

Parking: Miami FC gets it.

Miami FC will set aside some internships for FIU students.


http://miamiherald.typepad.com/fiusports/2015/10/hump-day-at-the-cage.html

What does this mean $$$ wise for FIU, well aside from the one time payment of $450,000. NASL has a 40 game season annually (20 home/away), just with that, FIU earns an additional $200,000 ($10,000 per game). Also, I agree that there is no way they get 10,000 in attendance, let's say they average 4,000 as DJN suggests, that would be a total of $160,000 ($8,000 per game). Lastly, remember that there are at least 3 cups and playoff to consider, it is not unreasonable to think that there could be at least 4/5 more home games which would be an additional $100,000 or thereabouts. So, for 3 years, you are looking at a nice sum, anywhere from $1.4MM to $1.8MM. Not bad, could cover a big chunk of the new COA for the first 3 years. Go F I U!


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Hope they do well. IF so maybe we can add a roof that covers the seats like they do in many of the futbol venues in Europe.


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FIUPantherFan wrote:
More importantly, FIU gets some rent from it and a $450,000 one time contribution.

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Meanwhile, inside The Stadium Club, Miami FC officially announced it would join the revived North American Soccer League and begin play in 2016 at FIU Stadium.

At a presser attended by FIU president Mark Rosenberg and athletic director Pete Garcia, Garcia announced Miami FC owner Ricardo Silva ponied up a $450,000 gift to FIU's athletic department. My first thought after "whoa!" was "I want to see that lease."

Length: Three years with a two-year Miami FC option.

Rent: $10,000 per game, FIU's standard rate, plus $2,500 if visiting teams want to use the field for practice. Miami FC will pay the operational costs for each game.

Tickets: FIU gets $2 per ticket. Miami FC hopes for 10,000 per game. Let's say they get 4,000, which I think would be a good number. That's $8,000 per game for FIU.

Concessions: What FIU would normally get from the concessionaires goes to Miami FC.

Parking: Miami FC gets it.

Miami FC will set aside some internships for FIU students.


http://miamiherald.typepad.com/fiusports/2015/10/hump-day-at-the-cage.html

What does this mean $$$ wise for FIU, well aside from the one time payment of $450,000. NASL has a 40 game season annually (20 home/away), just with that, FIU earns an additional $200,000 ($10,000 per game). Also, I agree that there is no way they get 10,000 in attendance, let's say they average 4,000 as DJN suggests, that would be a total of $160,000 ($8,000 per game). Lastly, remember that there are at least 3 cups and playoff to consider, it is not unreasonable to think that there could be at least 4/5 more home games which would be an additional $100,000 or thereabouts. So, for 3 years, you are looking at a nice sum, anywhere from $1.4MM to $1.8MM. Not bad, could cover a big chunk of the new COA for the first 3 years. Go F I U!


That's a solid deal. Too bad FIU couldn't find a way to do it with the MLS team.


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This is good news. I like their chances.

I am a genuine MLS mega-fan and follow American soccer very closely and have friends that working MLS. I wish MLS all the luck in the world but Beckham's team is standing on shaky ground and I think only has 60% chance of ever happening. Beckham latest proposal of combining the stadium with a public high school shows they are just throwing anything at the wall hoping something sticks. The Marlins stadium fiasco has ruined the chances of any sports stadium getting public support for a generation.

Back to Miami FC, the NASL is thinking really big and hope seem to be very well organized. The key will be getting the right mix of players that will bring out decent crowds of 8,000 a game.


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