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Went to a couple of Eintracht games in Florida on their winter break early in 2019. Tampa Bay Rowdies stadium was used for one of the games which wasn’t up to much and looks similar level to the one used by the Charleston Flappers.

The other game was a mini tournament in downtown Orlando with Ajax and 2 Brazilian teams and the crowd was massive and a packed larger stadium with South American expats taking it very seriously.

Magic 🏀 opportunity to see new places and get tucked into the local scran and bar scenes.


Their stadium isn't actually that bad. Its small, 5100, but

"The club moved to MUSC Health Stadium (previously known as Blackbaud Stadium) in the suburban Daniel Island area in 1999. The first privately funded soccer-specific stadium built in the United States, it seats 5,100 people.[8] MUSC Health Stadium is modeled on lower level English soccer grounds and features an on-site pub called The Three Lions behind the west stand. The stadium site also features a training field and club offices.

In 2016, the new ownership built the second-largest video board in the Southeast. MUSC Health Stadium's jumbotron is 3,000 square feet. When comparing the square footage to stadium seats ratio, the video board is the largest in the world.

Additionally, the complex includes sky boxes, a plaza for corporate entertaining, and state-of-the-art media capabilities, making it one of the premier professional soccer venues in the U.S.
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Might need to get them to change the name of that pub though.
 

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Went to a couple of Eintracht games in Florida on their winter break early in 2019. Tampa Bay Rowdies stadium was used for one of the games which wasn’t up to much and looks similar level to the one used by the Charleston Flappers.

The other game was a mini tournament in downtown Orlando with Ajax and 2 Brazilian teams and the crowd was massive and a packed larger stadium with South American expats taking it very seriously.

Magic 🏀 opportunity to see new places and get tucked into the local scran and bar scenes.

Don't you think Hibs not taking the offer from FC Groningen to have annual home/away games together was a bad mistake. You and I have been there together on several occasions.

The prospect of potentially having a link up with them was gross stupidity by Petrie and co. I still have the invite on my phone.

There is already a Hibernian FC/FC Groningen tangible link up through supporters over many years.

The logistics and cost for Hibs and Groningen fans undoubtedly would have made a formal tie up with them financially better than this proposition.

Hibs have always been a selling team, over the years,as have been FC Groningen, we all know who we have sold on, FC Groningen have sold on Ronald and Erwin Norman, Argen Robbens and Louis Suarez on their paths to greater things.

No disrespect to Charleston Battery however we would be as well getting a tie up with AFC Wimbledon.

BIG G
 

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Their stadium isn't actually that bad. Its small, 5100, but

"The club moved to MUSC Health Stadium (previously known as Blackbaud Stadium) in the suburban Daniel Island area in 1999. The first privately funded soccer-specific stadium built in the United States, it seats 5,100 people.[8] MUSC Health Stadium is modeled on lower level English soccer grounds and features an on-site pub called The Three Lions behind the west stand. The stadium site also features a training field and club offices.

In 2016, the new ownership built the second-largest video board in the Southeast. MUSC Health Stadium's jumbotron is 3,000 square feet. When comparing the square footage to stadium seats ratio, the video board is the largest in the world.

Additionally, the complex includes sky boxes, a plaza for corporate entertaining, and state-of-the-art media capabilities, making it one of the premier professional soccer venues in the U.S.
"


Might need to get them to change the name of that pub though.
I think they have moved on from that stadium
 

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Don't you think Hibs not taking the offer from FC Groningen to have annual home/away games together was a bad mistake. You and I have been there together on several occasions.

The prospect of potentially having a link up with them was gross stupidity by Petrie and co. I still have the invite on my phone.

There is already a Hibernian FC/FC Groningen tangible link up through supporters over many years.

The logistics and cost for Hibs and Groningen fans undoubtedly would have made a formal tie up with them financially better than this proposition.

Hibs have always been a selling team, over the years,as have been FC Groningen, we all know who we have sold on, FC Groningen have sold on Ronald and Erwin Norman, Argen Robbens and Louis Suarez on their paths to greater things.

No disrespect to Charleston Battery however we would be as well getting a tie up with AFC Wimbledon.

BIG G

Spot on, and yet we still could set it up.
 

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Don't you think Hibs not taking the offer from FC Groningen to have annual home/away games together was a bad mistake. You and I have been there together on several occasions.

The prospect of potentially having a link up with them was gross stupidity by Petrie and co. I still have the invite on my phone.

There is already a Hibernian FC/FC Groningen tangible link up through supporters over many years.

The logistics and cost for Hibs and Groningen fans undoubtedly would have made a formal tie up with them financially better than this proposition.

Hibs have always been a selling team, over the years,as have been FC Groningen, we all know who we have sold on, FC Groningen have sold on Ronald and Erwin Norman, Argen Robbens and Louis Suarez on their paths to greater things.

No disrespect to Charleston Battery however we would be as well getting a tie up with AFC Wimbledon.

BIG G

Was there at the pre season in Arnhem with a few Groningen guys and someone asked Rod about it and he denied all knowledge!!

One look at the players Groningen have unearthed shows it’s a no brainer and we could learn shitloads from them in relation to both scouting and player development.
 

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Went to Orlandos ground in 2017. Kaka was playing fir them, opposing team, can’t remember who, were down to 10 men quite early, Orlando ran out 5-1 winners. Cracking stadium, game kinda slow paced but their singing section behind the goals was very impressive, inc about 10 drummers. Also, sat with beer in hand in seats and Hibs tops on

Apparently their ground, which seems like an awful lot of aloominum cost $175M

It totally converted me to safe standing.
 

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I honestly can't see the benefit to Hibs. Nothing at all jumps out at me. It's like A top MLS team, linking up with Airdrie.
 

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I have the reply from Hibs to FC Groningen in full. Something not right there.

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I would say that was a massive opportunity missed, but as I said further up, we could still rescue it. I would add we should look at other clubs where there are live fan links, E. Frankfurt would be one, another might be Everton, where people will be surprised to know many Blues have soft spot for Hibs, more so than Hibs fans having a soft spot for Everton.
 

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Their stadium isn't actually that bad. Its small, 5100, but

"The club moved to MUSC Health Stadium (previously known as Blackbaud Stadium) in the suburban Daniel Island area in 1999. The first privately funded soccer-specific stadium built in the United States, it seats 5,100 people.[8] MUSC Health Stadium is modeled on lower level English soccer grounds and features an on-site pub called The Three Lions behind the west stand. The stadium site also features a training field and club offices.

In 2016, the new ownership built the second-largest video board in the Southeast. MUSC Health Stadium's jumbotron is 3,000 square feet. When comparing the square footage to stadium seats ratio, the video board is the largest in the world.

Additionally, the complex includes sky boxes, a plaza for corporate entertaining, and state-of-the-art media capabilities, making it one of the premier professional soccer venues in the U.S.
"


Might need to get them to change the name of that pub though.
Call it the Sunshine on Leith 😁
 

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