How about two soccer teams sharing a stadium in NY


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Feb 10, 2009

Barca president Joan Laporta, running for re-election at the time, had told me that they might buy an MLS club, but that they would only do it if they could share a stadium like Chivas USA shares the Home Depot Center with the L.A. Galaxy. And he specifically loved the idea of putting a second club in New York, which of course Garber has been a proponent of.

"We're exploring it; it's an option,'' Laporta had said at the time. Barcelona's international business director Javier Munoa told me as much at the time, specifying that the stadium was a deal-breaker.

"For us, it's hard to absorb the cost of a franchise and building a complete stadium," Munoa told me. "If we do something, it will be under this premise. We cannot do like the Red Bulls have done, buy a $100 million investment.