IS IT TRUE JULY 31, 2017

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IS IT TRUE that the latest dream of professional sport in Evansville is that maybe, just maybe a professional soccer team would draw enough fans to make an impact?…around 60 soccer enthusiasts recently gathered to watch a big game at RiRa’s and someone hatched the idea of an Evansville based pro soccer franchise?…if the group grows to around 600 enthusiasts it may be the start of something good?IS IT TRUE Los Angeles in a region of 20 million people does support professional soccer to the tune of 25,000 fans per game?…greater Evansville has about 1% of the population of LA so if enthusiasm for soccer scales, we can expect far less than 25,000 soccer enthusiasts to attend a game in Evansville?…that is not enough to start dreaming of borrowing money to build a downtown stadium?…it is enough to form a club that is not paid to play and hope to develop a following before investing any taxpayer dollars in soccer?IS IT TRUE that there have been plenty of different semi pro and even pro sports franchises in Evansville?…the most recent examples of attempt at being a sports centric metro took a back seat when the Evansville Icemen contract was not renewed?  …then followed the Evansville Thunderbolts that is seemly is slipping on the ice at the $127 million downtown hockey rink?IS IT TRUE the Evansville Icemen flirted with success when they were a playoff contender, but the reality is that the unreasonable costs of renting the ice sheet couldn’t be sustained even with 5,000 hockey fans showing up for games? …that the fiscal conservatives vultures are now circling the lowly Evansville Thunderdolts after their first embattled money losing year?  …it is rumored that the Evansville Thunderbolts may have lost around $750,000 plus in the 2016-17 season which the Evansville taxpayers are expected to pick up the tab?IS IT TRUE that an indoor and a outdoor football has failed twice due to excessive expenses?…the indoor Evansville Bluecats were a respectable team that failed due to financial problems?…the outdoor football Evansville Vipers were championship contenders but couldn’t draw a paying crowd?IS IT TRUE that Evansville has lost a couple of third tier basketball teams because of economic reasons?…the biggest blow to local sports came when the AAA affiliate Evansville Triplets folded?.IS IT TRUE the Otters continue to provide very good sports entertainment but are dependent on the generosity of the ownership to sustain themselves?IS IT TRUE soccer is an international sport and the Evansville area has enjoyed some very good high school teams and even some state championships?… it would cost very little to start a semi pro soccer team, but we had better knock those “we gotta build a new soccer stadium” smiles off the faces of the elected officials before they jam another wasteful taxpayer financed dream team down the people’s throat? …it just might be time for area soccer enthusiasts to start discussing this idea in earnest?IS IT TRUE one of our staff member told us he had a monster bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich at the Eastside ShowMe’s Restaurant? …if you’re looking for a jumbo bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich you need to visit the Eastside ShowMe’s Restaurant?  …this affordable sandwich is served with eight (8) slices of bacon?Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel that a semi pro soccer team could be successful in this area?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]’S FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted by our reader’s in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City County Observer or our advertisers.last_img

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