I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
The Milwaukee Wave's soccer facility. It adds an important ingredient to the Wal-Mart Supercenter plans and responds to the naysayers, who are interested in an upgraded image for the community and feel Wal-Mart does not fit the bill. The Wave's facility will be unique to the metropolitan area and will bring large numbers of soccer parents to the facility for their children's games, practices, etc. It is certainly predictable that these people will be shopping in Cudahy before and after games and during practices. And there is ample local and national evidence of soccer's growing popularity here and throughout the country.
Know that the soccer facility and the Wal-Mart Supercenter are inseparably tied together. If Wal-Mart doesn’t happen neither will the Wave and vice versa.
The Mayor has stated to me that he is not happy that the Wave is not relocating their headquarters here and that they do not post a profit and could be gone tomorrow. All valid points. They only thing I can say is in life there are no guaranties. With any sports team (except the Green Bay Packers) they could fold up and move. At some point, you have to take a reasonable calculated chance. This decision has to be made from a position of strength and success, not from the position of fear and failure. The able does it, the unable criticize it.
Some information on the Milwaukee Wave Premier Training Academy
The Major Indoor Soccer League team Milwaukee Wave would join with Continental Properties to develop about four acres of the property into the Milwaukee Wave Premier Training Academy. The academy would feature 60,000 square feet of training space for both indoor soccer and futsal (five-on-five game) and will serve the estimated 100,000 soccer players who live within 100 miles of Cudahy. The center would not be used for league soccer play, and therefore would not compete with two existing soccer league venues in the Milwaukee area.
The facility could provide training for 250 to 500 players a day, with the center led by Wave coach Keith Tozer, who would serve as academy director, and the Wave's all-time leading scorer Michael King, who would manage the training programs. The center would provide professional quality training to children and adults in the same way the Wave trains. If approved, the training academy is expected to be completed by 2009.