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#1 Austin55

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:15 AM

Very interesting! They will begin playing at LaGrave Field this May. You can even vote on the teams name. 

http://www.ftworthsoccer.com/

 

http://www.npsl.info/home/781398.html



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 08:31 AM

Jeriat, have they contacted you for ideas yet?

 

As part of the commitment to the community, Fort Worth Soccer Group has a vision to build a soccer specific stadium in Fort Worth.


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:25 PM

"If you build it they will come" is the popularized saying from the hit movie "Field of Dreams."  If the Fort Worth Soccer Group succeeded in building a stadium, would that be an impetus for a major league soccer franchise?  But it's great that a minor league is coming to Fort Worth.  They are in good company...the Cats and the Brahmas.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:37 PM

Yeah, great company: one team that doesn't exist anymore (at least not in Fort Worth) and another that's constantly on the brink of financial ruin.



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 07:39 PM

Naming down to 3 finalists, Fort Worth Vaqueros FC, Fort Worth United FC, and Panther City FC. 

And for you Soccer fans, here's an interview with the Coach. http://soccerblog.da...ark-snell.html/



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 09:31 AM

Naming down to 3 finalists, Fort Worth Vaqueros FC, Fort Worth United FC, and Panther City FC. 

And for you Soccer fans, here's an interview with the Coach. http://soccerblog.da...ark-snell.html/

 

Who besides us would know or would connect Panther City with Fort Worth?  Good for them though if someday the NPSL can purchase LaGrave Field.  Cities should not be in the professional arena business.

 

At this time, I am not a soccer fan, but I did submit a name that is different from the 3 finalists listed.

It could be a winner!



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:19 PM

Fort Worth United?  Really?



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 04:55 PM

Some people on Facebook were wanting it to be Fort Worth Panther FC in order to help desperate us from Dallas. I figure it might as well be "Fort Worth Not to be Confused With the City to the East Panthers FC" it had a nice ring to it.

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:06 PM

Some people on Facebook were wanting it to be Fort Worth Panther FC in order to help desperate us from Dallas. I figure it might as well be "Fort Worth Not to be Confused With the City to the East Panthers FC" it had a nice ring to it.

 

Its mandatory that "Fort Worth" be apart of the team's name for me to even consider supporting it. 



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 10:59 PM

Believe me I totally agree I was merely making fun of the " Fort Worth Panthers FC" it was just a mouthful in my opinion.
Anytime friends and family from Austin (where I grew up) ask me how Dallas is I tell them, "I don't know, but Fort Worth is great!"

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 05:24 PM

The name is...

Fort Worth Vaqueros FC!

 

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 06:49 PM

Is that a panther on the corner of the shirt?



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:28 PM

No unfortunately its the logo for Puma sports attire.

 

Is that a panther on the corner of the shirt?



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:29 AM

Logo down to final four, vote for your favorite at http://ftworthsoccer.com/. 

 

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:38 AM

 

Jeriat, have they contacted you for ideas yet?

 

 

 

As part of the commitment to the community, Fort Worth Soccer Group has a vision to build a soccer specific stadium in Fort Worth.

 

 

Not at all. But I like this. 

The logos, however, could have been better...


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:53 AM

I like all the logos excluding the one of the top right. Any one of the others would look good to me. I think top left is my favorite though.

I wonder why they went with blue and yellow, though. I think they should have used dark blue and red, to match the Cats. 



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:06 PM

I like all the logos excluding the one of the top right. Any one of the others would look good to me. I think top left is my favorite though.

I wonder why they went with blue and yellow, though. I think they should have used dark blue and red, to match the Cats. 

 

Well, Dark Blue and Red are used plenty in this area when it comes to sports teams, so I guess they were looking to stand out. 


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:10 PM

The buzz is building. Just 4 days away from the home opener. I saw at least 3 people at Mayfest with Vaquero jerseys, and noticed the team schedule posted in a few windows of business and on signposts. 



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Posted 23 April 2015 - 05:10 AM

The Vaqueros will be playing at Wesleyan this season since LaGrave is in it limbo or whatever is going on with it. TCC also won the lottery to be the main jersey sponser.

 

 

https://twitter.com/ftworthsoccer



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Posted 23 April 2015 - 11:19 AM

If I remember correctly Martin Field is on the site of legendary Fort Worth music venue Panther Hall...



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Posted 14 January 2016 - 04:48 PM

Alas, the owner of the Fort Worth Valeros (FWV)  did not win the 1.5B Power Ball Lottery; for if he had, the owner had made a promise on FWV twitter account to build a new, awfully nice stadium for the Fort Worth Valeros. Check it out (Jan.13.2016)

 

http://www.ftworthsoccer.com/



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Posted 14 January 2016 - 05:28 PM

Nicely spotted. Can anyone identify the location? looks like one of the olderneighborhoods, there's what looks like an old school near the scoreboard.

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 10:30 PM

Alas, the owner of the Fort Worth Valeros (FWV)  did not win the 1.5B Power Ball Lottery; for if he had, the owner had made a promise on FWV twitter account to build a new, awfully nice stadium for the Fort Worth Vaqueros. Check it out (Jan.13.2016)

 

http://www.ftworthsoccer.com/

 

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 11:52 AM

Heard a rumor over the weekend that the Vaqueros are teaming with Texas Wesleyan to build a new on-campus stadium that will be shared with a soon to be started TWU football program.  

 

Seeming to confirm at least part of this rumor is the fact that Wesleyan has posted the position of "Head Football Coach": LINK



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Posted 01 February 2016 - 02:45 PM

Ah ha! That makes sense, I've also found where the rendering is, NW corner of Brinkley and Rosedale. 

 

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That would be quite a nice presence on the newly rebuilt streetscape of Rosedale. It's much different than say, Daniel Meyer, which is deeply buried in the campus, where this feels like it's being designed into the community itself.

Hoping this happens! Always good to see lesser talked about parts of FW get new and exciting projects. 



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Posted 01 February 2016 - 09:47 PM

At first I didn't think the stadium would fit. It appears to be crammed between Rosedale and Avenue D, two blocks. The blocks are 300 feet long though, so that would give 100 yards of field, 20 yards of end zone, and 40 yards for stands at each end.  Sounds tight, but feasible.


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Posted 20 April 2016 - 07:09 AM

If we had the art rendering back in February, why is this article appearing so late in the Fort Worth Business newspaper?

 

http://www.fortworth...9b4c81b8fb.html

 

Glad to see Fort Worth's very own sports franchise wanting to build its own stadium.  I'm thinking Dallas is so envious!



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Posted 20 April 2016 - 08:05 AM

The rendering showed up on the team's Twitter page in February with no details other than the owner saying he would build it if he won the Powerball jackpot. I would assume the story this week is the result of an actual press release.

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 11:42 PM

"He said the Vaqueros are in the process of negotiating with private entities that may help fund the project."

 

Although Wesleyan said they have "no plans" to help build the Vaqueros' new stadium, that may mean that they simply haven't run it through all the traps yet.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 02:22 PM

The Vaqueros are playing at Farrington for the first time this weekend.

http://www.fortworth...rrer_id=3277387

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 08:22 AM

Watching the Tampa Bay Rowdies and FC Cincinnati (USL) last night, I saw an advert for "USL Division III", and it got me to thinking that maybe if the Vaqueros stick around, they could move to that. Maybe even USL... 


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