Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Marc Connolly Loves SAS Soccer Park

Marc Connolly over at has a nice blog post today hailing the decision for the US National Team to play a game in Cary. Marc really hits on all the things I love about the intimacy of SAS Soccer park. Marc writes:

Over the years, I've watched MLS exhibitions, WUSA matches, USL Division I games and an NCAA Final Four in this little high school-like stadium. But it'll surely be an entirely different atmosphere when the U.S. plays down there. With only a two months separating the Jamaica match from the World Cup, one has to expect there will be a sellout crowd that evening. Then again, such a feat shouldn't be that hard. SAS can seat about 7,000 people and allow for a few thousand more with additional stands and standing-room areas along the chain-link fence that surrounds the field. If 10,000 or even 15,000 are able to fit into this tiny stadium, it'll seem like 30,000. Trust me. The fans are right on top of the field. What I like about this venue is how it is basically nestled into the woods. Just one small road leads into the park without too much fanfare. It'd make for an interesting shot from the Blimp. Plus, I'm a sucker for any small stadium that sells delivery pizza out of the box.

-- Jarrett @ 2/22/2006 12:23:00 AM


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