Journalist As Stoked For Red Bull Arena as I Am
The NY Daily News' Filip Bondy is a soccer man. Unfortunately he has to write more about basketball and other sports more often --hey, a guy's gotta get a check-- but make no mistake, he is down. What he is not down with is Giants Stadium, just like most people.
He blogged today about how he is like most Gotham footie fans and can't wait for the Western Conference Champion Red Bull New York to get into their new digs because "there is nothing worse than viewing soccer from the sealed pigeon roost that passes for the press box at Giants Stadium." He also says that you won't be able to keep him away from soccer games when the new spot opens (RBNY communications dept., please take note of this).
See this is why Red Bull Arena might be one of the most important things to happen to the league post-DP rule. If this new building can get journalists in the nation's largest & most important media market as hyped as fans to take in match, (Warning: hyperbole alert!!!!) it may change the quality, quantity and frequency of coverage for the club and the league forever.