Al Schneider has been working for decades to bring some pretty major sporting institutions to Western NY. After the Olympic Summer Games in London, he requested a meeting with Governor Cuomo to discuss bringing the Olympic Games to Rochester. Six months later Rochester ended up on a list of cities who have expressed interest in bidding for the 2024 games. But local officials quickly passed on the idea. Fear not. Schneider’s got other irons in the fire…
One of the projects he’s working on is top secret for now (hint: it involves really fast cars). And yet another idea should get local soccer fans revved up. The United State Soccer Association (USSA) recently closed the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, NY due to a lack of visitors. Schneider says USSA will soon be issuing a request for proposals to establish a new site for the Soccer Hall of Fame – and he wants it to be right here, in Rochester.
Schneider sent the following letter to a list of state and local officials, including Gov. Cuomo and Mayor Richards, asking them to take immediate steps in establishing an “Empire State Hall of Fame Trail” and asking them to join him in establishing Rochester as the new home of the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame.
So what do you think? Does Rochester have a shot at this one? Or should we take a pass (again)? Sound off in the comments. Your representatives are listening.
Tags: Al Schneider, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Rochester, Rochester NY, U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame, United State Soccer Association (USSA)
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