Topic

soccer

37 petitions

Started 3 days ago

Petition to City of Austin, Texas, Ann Kitchen, Mayor Adler, Kathie Tovo, Ora Houston, Delia Garza, Leslie Pool, Ellen Troxclair, Greg Casar, Pio Renteria, Jimmy Flannigan, Alison Alter

Welcome Major League Soccer to Austin's Ladybird Lake

Three cheers for Major League Soccer's (MLS) possible move to our great city Austin, Texas.  Join me in petitioning our leaders at City Hall to vote in favor of the team's preferred location in downtown Austin.  Imagine a walk-able, bike-able, urban stadium along the shores of Lady Bird Lake.  Live further away?  The proposed site is within a 30 min drive of most Austinites, with thousands of parking spots and proposed shuttles nearby.  This area already hosts events much larger (at Zilker Park and Auditorium Shores) and can easily handle game day attendance estimated to be a fraction of larger events.  Let's welcome the Columbus Crew's relocation to Austin by supporting our City Council as they deliberate a land lease of Butler Shores Park with the owners of the Crew.  Why a city stadium?  The environmental impact is lessened by placing a "gathering place" where the people already live.  MLS prefers to locate teams in urban cores as apposed to suburbs so fans enjoy visiting their city for a game and meal, the entire experience.   The days of driving long distances to huge parking lots with a stadium in the middle are, and should be, numbered.   Games are typically held in the evenings, so traffic should be minimized as opposed to day games.   The team has not asked for money from the City of Austin, just a spot to build a relatively small urban stadium (think House Park Field on N Lamar). According to PARD, the Austin area boasts more than 300 parks totaling more than 29,000 acres.  The proposed stadium will occupy roughly 10 acres and could possibly be used for additional civic uses...maybe high school matches. This is our best hope for a tier one professional league of any kind, as Austin is not on the radar of any other major professional league expansion plans.   Let's not let this slip away.   Please sign our petition today.  

Dan Brickley
78 supporters
This petition won 4 weeks ago

Petition to EA Games

Make FUT enjoyable and accessible for everyone! One Love.

The fans have spoken. More and more casual gamers have left FUT because the best players are inaccessible. Giving pro players and the top 100 players great packs is not the answer because this just drives away the casual fan.  A lot of FUT players have or are in the process of developing social disorders stemming from lack of social interaction because of the amount of time you have to put into FIFA just in order to get a semi decent reward. Fans who want to enjoy the game the right way without resorting to illegal activities like buying coins online are the most affected by this.  In addition to this, the inaccessibility of the better icons/Prime Icons in the game renders any future advertising useless. I couldn't care, for example, if FIFA released all my childhood heroes because even if I spent a considerable amount of money, chances of me getting a prime icon like R9 or Ronaldinho are slim to none. This is killing the game mode - either make the players who are selling points for the game mode accessible or risk losing us as fans.  In addition to that, fans should be rewarded more for loyalty to the game. I have spent far less this FIFA than I did last season because of the abysmal in game packs that seem like a waste of money. This is the same thing with rewards as well. EA can and should rectify this mistake at the earliest.  Effectively EA has chosen YouTubers who are sponsored by the same coin makers that EA is trying to clamp down upon by forcing casual players to have millions of coins in order to have a team capable of being competitive from a quality standpoint with the so called Top 100 and the YouTube scammers. This is terrible and is ruining an incredible game. 

Soumyajeet Ghosh
224 supporters