• Short Summary

    SOCCER, A SPORT WHICH HAS NEVER HAD MASS SUPPORT IN THE UNITED STATES, IS TO INVADE ATLANTA, GEORGIA.

  • Description


    STUDENTS PRACTISING; WOOSNAM; STADIUM; BASEBALL GAME; REFRESHMENT ARRANGEMENTS; DRESSING ROOMS.




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    Background: SOCCER, A SPORT WHICH HAS NEVER HAD MASS SUPPORT IN THE UNITED STATES, IS TO INVADE ATLANTA, GEORGIA. SCENE OF THE BATTLE WILL BE THE NEW ATLANTA STADIUM BUILT FROM NOTHING IN LESS THAN A YEAR AT A COST OF 18,000,000 DOLLARS (6,000,000 STERLING) TO HOUSE THE TWO GREAT NATIONAL SPORTS, AMERICAN FOOTBALL AND BASEBALL.

    LEADING THE STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL WILL BE WELSHMAN PHIL WOOSNAM, A FORMER PROFESSIONAL PLAYER FOR WEST HAM, ASTON VILLA, AND WALES. HE WILL BE COACH AND MANAGER OF A TEAM WHICH DOES NOT YET EXIST BUT WHICH HE HOPES TO MAKE COMPARABLE TO A BETTER THAN AVERAGE ENGLISH CLUB.

    ATLANTA WILL BE PLAYING IN THE NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SOCCER LEAGUE AND NOT THE NORTH AMERICAN. THE PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE IS OUTSIDE FIFA, THE INTERNATIONAL SOCCER ORGANISATION, AND THEREFORE ILLEGAL.

    PLAYERS AT THE STADIUM WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE USE OF THE THICKLY CARPETED RESTING ROOMS AND INDIVIDUAL CHANGING CUBICLES. SPECTATORS ARE JUST AS WELL LOOKED AFTER. AMONG THE REFINEMENTS - REFRESHMENTS BROUGHT TO THEM QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY FROM AN UNDERGROUND FOOD MANUFACTURING PLANT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1RCFZ86FCCB25EUEKT2OLKFQF
    Media URN:
    VLVA1RCFZ86FCCB25EUEKT2OLKFQF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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