Thursday, March 15, 2012

Pro Soccer Stadium In Elk Grove?

Amazing as it sounds, it appears as though the City of Elk Grove is considering construction of a soccer stadium. In a story posted Thursday on Elk Grove News. Net,  four city officials including Mayor Jim Cooper will be traveling to Dallas on a fact-finding trip that includes the tour of FC Dallas, a large stadium built exclusively for soccer.

The idea, according to some city officials, is that a pro team might consider moving to Elk Grove if a pro-type stadium was built.

Personal Opinion - I think the city would be better served if we finished construction of the ghost town known as the Promenade prior to consideration of a sports facility like this.

Secondly, and this is the baseball fan in me, I think the city would also be better served if we addressed the issue of the lack of quality baseball facilities in Elk Grove. Travel to Fresno and other California cities and see what their high school teams play in. We have sad facilities for our outstanding baseball talent to play in.

Plus, don't you think Elk Grove has a better chance of attracting a minor league team (say a Class A team) over a pro soccer team? Let me know what you think.
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