MISL Talks Albany Expansion
Albany, New York is a city I know precious little about. I have driven through it numerous times on my way to Montreal and have noticed that the skyline is made up of buildings that resemble the British Parliament, a smooshed egg, and several 30 story tall PS3's. Oh and I remember that on that show 'Night Court' Dan would always have to drive to Albany at the last minute for some reason.
I'll assume the brass at the Major Indoor Soccer League know more than that since they are talking about placing the league's tenth team there. The article talks about the $750,000 expansion fee in a manner that suggests that amount of money can't be raised without committing a felony. So I guess it's a good thing they won't be in line for an MLS side anytime soon, where the expansion fee is up around $30 million -which is the Gross Domestic Product of Tunisia or the Dominican Republic.
Remember how only 3-4 years ago it was only $15 million? People thought Rochester, with it's great green soccer stadium, was an inevitible shoe-in for an expansion club; now one of the owners checks are bouncing and the hockey franchise they also own is in trouble. Makes you wonder what would happen to a market like that in todays MLS reality.