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NASL expansion side Miami FC finds a stadium to call home

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On Wednesday, North American Soccer League expansion side Miami FC officially announced where they'd be playing next season. The new NASl club will play their home matches on the campus of FIU, at Ocean Bank Field.

Ocean Bank Field has a capacity of 20,000, so filling the stadium could be an issue once the novelty of a new club wears off. Professional sports in Miami haven't always been know to draw very well in the first place, and despite some name recognition in the ownership group, I have a hard time believing that Miami will rival the sorts of attendance figures boasted by Indy Eleven and Jacksonville.

Like the Cosmos, Miami will likely feel like an unwelcome tenant for much of the time, and scheduling US Open Cup and postseason matches could be an issue. They'll also be playing on field turf, something that's never preferable.

Still, potential stadium issues aside, it's nice to see that things in Miami appear to be coming off as planned. That will be a nice road trip, hopefully while it's still cold and snowy up north.