Sports Speak Up: Readers react to United, city’s stadium aspirations

NEW MEXICO UNITED owner Peter Trevisani has turned Albuquerque’s Mayor and New Mexico’s Governor giddy about building a new soccer stadium for his third-year franchise. And he’s also won soccer fans over as 10,303 people yelled and screamed Saturday while watching an energy-wasting 0-0 draw between NMU and El Paso Locomotive. $400,000 was spent on a feasibility study and the stadium is projected to cost $70 million? Albuquerque is one of only a few large cities in America to not have a Downtown stadium or arena. A multi-purpose arena would be a better investment.

— Non “Beautiful Game” Fan

THANK YOU TO the hard hitting journalists at the Albuquerque Journal for reporting that Mayor Keller was wearing a NM United (T-shirt) at Saturday’s game while announcing plans for a city soccer specific stadium. Oh, the horror! I assume they will also report that at the next city council meeting he will be wearing a grey pin stripe suit with a red, white, and blue tie. Why, he may even include a NM flag lapel pin.

— Allan, ABQ, father of an attorney

I for one appreciate reporters who tell what they see, hear and (sometimes even) smell while on site. I hope our readers appreciate those details as well. — Randy, Journal

THE NCAA is a racket.

— DB

THIS IS THE first time I will not be watching any of the Olympics. It has already turned into a political convention, led by the US Women’s soccer team. If the girls had spent more time on practice and less time on politics, perhaps they would not have been blown out by Sweden. Totally inappropriate behavior. Shut up and dribble!

— Uptown Ed

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