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Lamar Hunt Quotes

The most difficult part of the trip was the logistics - planes, trains, a rental car, taxis, buses, subways, lots of walking, we did it all.
Lamar Hunt
#American Entertainer Quotes

We literally had all 10 teams alive for a playoff position in the final week of the season. That outstanding balance and those close races created a major surge in attendance in the last month of the season.
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#American Entertainer Quotes

You can't compare a Super Bowl crowd, which tends to be more polite and a little more neutral to that. The Super Bowl only has 7,000 to 8,000 fans for each team.
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#American Entertainer Quotes

It gives us the ability to control all the revenue streams, ... It gives us the opportunity to sell a naming-rights sponsorship and signature sponsorships and control of our concessions, parking and scheduling, which is an important part of it. Instead of scrambling for secondary dates, we control the dates in the stadium.
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#Ability

The stadiums are like none I've ever seen. I think there must have been some strong competition nationally between Korea and Japan to make the best facilities because they are very well designed.
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#American Entertainer Quotes #Competition

I get asked this a lot: Why has soccer not succeeded? My answer is, soccer has succeeded. It is already the fastest growing youth participation sport in the U.S. It has already succeeded at the youth level, no question.
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#American Entertainer Quotes #Soccer

I think the game has an enormous spectator appeal that dwarfs all American sports because it is so international.
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#Sports

I have no doubts that it will be a major sport-in the United States. I'm probably not going to live to see that day because Americans are a little afraid of getting interested in something at which they're not very good.
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#American Entertainer Quotes #United States

Well, we've made huge strides since the 1990 World Cup, USA '94, and obviously since '98. Unfortunately, those strides only register with the public once every four years.
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#American Entertainer Quotes

No two (stadiums) are going to be exactly alike, ... Each one will be part of the community, and that's another important factor. It's the type of identity we've not had before. It was hard to have that identity playing in the Cotton Bowl.
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#Community

You just don't continually sue your business partners like he has. That causes me some problems.
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#Business

I thought we disgraced this organization and certainly this community.
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#Community

I'm really honored to receive this lifetime achievement award.
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#Achievement

I'm a friend in the context that we helped fight a battle together for survival of the American Football League. But I don't consider myself close to Al in recent years. You just don't continually sue your business partners like he has.
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#Football

It looks like our defense is quite a bit better than it has been in the last two years, ... If we can keep it up and stay at least in the middle of the league, that would be significant. We haven't ordered any championship rings yet; two games doesn't make a season. I love the Colorado air. I love the game, the competition, the show.
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#Defense

The rolling roof is part of the discussions with [Jackson County]. The rolling roof has the capability to slide over either stadium,
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#Capability

He used to laugh. He'd get people to do it and not tell them what was going to happen.
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#People

That does make me proud. Those things help. They create awareness.
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#Awareness

We're looking at ideas to remodel Arrowhead Stadium. It's 30 years old and it's not a good American soccer stadium. We're looking at ways to improve Arrowhead-which is oriented for NFL games--for our spectators.
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#Ideas

The equality of play was a surprise-it was the most competitive race in the seven-year history of MLS.
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#Equality

It could tremendously augment what happens at Arrowhead Stadium and maybe create some other entertainment options at the sports complex when it's rolled off the stadium.
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#Entertainment

He is not someone who went off to play in Europe and only a few Americans follow. He has the potential to be on magazine covers and more newspaper coverage.
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#American Entertainer Quotes

It (the AFL) was so important to me. I had a lot of money in it, a lot invested in it. Emotionally, I spent a lot of time, effort and energy on it. I felt an obligation. A guy like Billy Sullivan had everything he had in it. It wouldn't have been the right thing to do.
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#Money

Dan has dedicated himself to the league. He has given up a lot of his life to the game.
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#Life

He is the essence of sports in Kansas City and why there is a Truman Sports Complex and, frankly, why the two teams are there. He is and always will be a champion of all sports in Kansas City.
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#Sports

We are most appreciative that Major League Soccer has chosen Frisco and Pizza Hut Park as the location for the 11th MLS Cup. The 2005 event was an unqualified success with exceptional weather and a standing-room only crowd for the game.
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#Soccer