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Saw these on twitter last week. These kits would be so dope, plus a kickass beer garden

 

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I feel like I also started this thread but I’m happy to jump in here. Think ABW might not have the scrilla to pull off kit sponsorship.

I’m thinking Samsung, Dell, 3M? Who else has a big presence here and a national footprint that would benefit from MLS?

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13 hours ago, skittlebrau said:

I feel like I also started this thread but I’m happy to jump in here. Think ABW might not have the scrilla to pull off kit sponsorship.

I’m thinking Samsung, Dell, 3M? Who else has a big presence here and a national footprint that would benefit from MLS?

Whole Foods would seem a likely candidate as well. 

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39 minutes ago, UrbanAchiever said:

I heard someone offer up Austin Blues as a homage to SRV, and I have to admit I kind of like it.

Only problem with that is that the Chelsea supporters club is also named Austin Blues.

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44 minutes ago, UrbanAchiever said:

I heard someone offer up Austin Blues as a homage to SRV, and I have to admit I kind of like it.

 

2 minutes ago, skipperj said:

Only problem with that is that the Chelsea supporters club is also named Austin Blues.

Austin Pride & Joy

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hey, are we stealing them for next season (March 2019), or would it be in 2020? Where would they play the first couple of years? That RRISD stadium, on campus, or somewhere else?

 

first I've heard of Austin Blues, but like it!

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On 3/25/2018 at 8:54 PM, skittlebrau said:

I feel like I also started this thread but I’m happy to jump in here. Think ABW might not have the scrilla to pull off kit sponsorship.

I’m thinking Samsung, Dell, 3M? Who else has a big presence here and a national footprint that would benefit from MLS?

AMD, 3M, IBM, Apple ...

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Will be interesting to see what other partners they can solicit. Obviously, there are a ton of other big partnership deals they need to book beyond kit sponsorship.

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If I had to bet on 3 that you'll see a lot of around the stadium, I'd go with AT&T, Dell, & Seton or St. David's.

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Just now, wood said:

If I had to bet on 3 that you'll see a lot of around the stadium, I'd go with AT&T, Dell, & Seton or St. David's.

The hospital partner is a definite one. I think everybody in the league has one. Could also be Baylor Scott & White since they're making a big play to break into this market.

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On 3/26/2018 at 9:19 AM, UrbanAchiever said:

I heard someone offer up Austin Blues as a homage to SRV, and I have to admit I kind of like it.

Austin Jam.  

Paying homage to the music scene and shitty traffic.

In all seriousness just call it Austin FC and lose the shitty uniforms with color schemes that have nothing to do with the city.

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Yeti would be one of the “cooler” shirt sponsors in the league. The logo does look good on there. Could be a pretty damn good co-marketing effort on both sides.

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On 3/26/2018 at 9:56 AM, Bottlecap said:

Did I see this suggestion on shaggy? Maybe somewhere else:

Austin Villa

IMO

for the first time in history, you have impressed me.

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Some guy today at the deal got very serious at the open forum about naming the team "Austin Music City FC" and was shocked by the complete lack of support for the idea.

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15 hours ago, skittlebrau said:

Some guy today at the deal got very serious at the open forum about naming the team "Austin Music City FC" and was shocked by the complete lack of support for the idea.

Any other news from the meeting?

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Pretty good summary from Zach Smith of Hill Country News. Couple Statesman guys were also there.

 

By ZACH SMITH, HCN Sports Editor

The MLS in Austin supporters group kicked off their ‘Fan Tour’ on Saturday afternoon. 

The first stop was at NXNW Restaurant at Stonelake where they answered questions from supporters and announced a potential shift in focus if Columbus Crew SC move to Austin. 

“An event like this is the culmination,” MLS in Austin Director of Art and Brand Ryan Riggins said. “This is a regional event and the turnout is fantastic. It means so much to see people here literally taking that step forward to help our movement grow.”

The tour, which was created with an effort to showcase the group to different sections of Austin, will have another meet up in May at Austin Eastciders. They’ll take a break for the World Cup and get back into the swing of things in July and hope to have events in Round Rock, Cedar Park and other regions of the city. 

MLS in Austin founder and president Josh Babetski said membership has been grown by at least 10 percent a month since the beginning of the year. Additionally, he said 20 percent of the members have become paid supporters. 

The Austin City Council requested a report on the feasibility of McKalla Place as a stadium site by June 1. Babetski foresees more concrete info before Aug. 1. 

“I expect that before the All-Star Game, we’ll know if the team will be here in 2019,” he said. 

The leaders of MLS in Austin had an internal brainstorming session last week to go through branding things, update the group’s values and throw around a few new names. No new logos or names could be unveiled yet. 

“Our mission is to bring a club here,” Riggins said. “Once a club is here, we want to make sure that we’re representative of the city and our mission adapts once phase one is accomplished.”

Jeremiah Bentley is an Austin resident and came across the MLS in Austin group while attending an event with the Austin American Outlaws chapter. 

He said he’s always been one to get involved with groups and he’s excited at the prospect of having a professional team in Austin.

Bentley said he knows there are people in Austin that are excited about it that just aren’t coming to events or expressing support on social media and said those in charge need to hear from those in support of the move just as much as those opposed to it. 

“So much of public policy is based on who makes the noise, and if all the noise is coming from a small group of people that didn't like it for whatever reason, that’s what the elected officials are going to respond to,” he said. “That’s no fault of theirs because they can only respond to what they hear and who they hear it from. So it’s really important for the folks that are supportive to know that silence can be negative.”

Bentley brought his two young boys to the event on Saturday and said its important to also take the fan tour to places where families and kids are accepted, a prospect the supporters group was happy to do. 

“It will be really cool that 10 years from now, (my kids will) go in and watch MLS games and I’ll know they were around this kind of event,” Bentley said. “They might not remember it, but they were around when it all started." 

Follow @ByZachSmith and @HCNSports on Twitter for the latest news on all local sports. 

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"it" all started in 1994...  but i digress.

https://blog.savethecrew.com/2018/04/monday-save-the-crew-recap-4-9-18/

April 9, #SaveTheCrew releases an open letter to MLS Commissioner Don Garber regarding Columbus Crew SC. With news of a local group ready to purchase the team, and private land available downtown for a new stadium, we reaffirm our commitment and ask MLS to do the same. https://blog.savethecrew.com/2018/04/savethecrew-pens-open-letter-to-mls-regarding-the-future-of-the-columbus-crew-sc/

March 16, 2018, Anthony Precourt and the MLS responded to the lawsuit set forth by the Ohio AG, as well as the city of Columbus stating: “If any individual or group of individuals are interested in purchasing the rights to operate Crew SC … then such individual(s) should contact and provide the terms of any such offer and demonstrate their bona fides as a prospective operator of an MLS club.”

About two weeks later, the Columbus mayor has confirmed that the city, as well as the Columbus Partnership have worked together to identify multiple ‘bona fide’ investors as well as several downtown sights. In order to offer a fair value for the team, Andrew Ginter has requested that PSV open his financial records/ books relating to the Columbus Crew. The statement by the Mayor reaffirms that the City believes the Model Law applies, however, he eloquently stated “while we reserve any and all rights and remedies available to us through litigation, we remain open to constructive conversation to keep the Crew SC in Columbus.”

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the cabal does not want to do that.  they will sign the deal with all parties in Austin believing the Ohio AG will fold before they have to open the books.

before anyone in austin signs anything, the city of austin should obtain a ruling in federal court with jurisdiction over ohio that PSV has clear title and agency to relocate.

 

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