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Old 08-25-2011, 06:41 PM
 
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Came across this link on a Bulls blog. Thought It was interesting:

An NBA team, according to the study, requires an income base of $34.2 billion for adequate support. Twenty-two open markets are above that threshold, earning perfect scores on a 100-point rating scale.

Seattle, for example, has TPI of $176.1 billion. Its baseball, football and soccer teams need a combined base of $137.5 billion, leaving $38.6 billion in available personal income, more than enough for the NBA.


Top 5:

1.Riverside-San Bernadino
2.Montreal
3.Bridgeport-Stamford
4.Las Vegas
5.Virginia Beach-Norfolk

TPI by the way = Total Personal Income

And yes, they do note that some markets are part of larger metropolitan areas that already have teams.



Methodology, rest of list, and entire article here.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Galewood
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Came across this link on a Bulls blog. Thought It was interesting:

An NBA team, according to the study, requires an income base of $34.2 billion for adequate support. Twenty-two open markets are above that threshold, earning perfect scores on a 100-point rating scale.

Seattle, for example, has TPI of $176.1 billion. Its baseball, football and soccer teams need a combined base of $137.5 billion, leaving $38.6 billion in available personal income, more than enough for the NBA.

Top 5:

1.Riverside-San Bernadino
2.Montreal
3.Bridgeport-Stamford
4.Las Vegas
5.Virginia Beach-Norfolk

TPI by the way = Total Personal Income

And yes, they do note that some markets are part of larger metropolitan areas that already have teams.



Methodology, rest of list, and entire article here.
They probably could support it, but would they want to. I noticed Seattle was on the list.....just saying
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:07 PM
 
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They probably could support it, but would they want to. I noticed Seattle was on the list.....just saying
I don't know the author's impetus behind the article, but I'm sure some of the cities on the list would get behind an NBA, if for no other reason it'd be the city's first professional team.. I know from browsing C-D I see topics like "NBA in Austin?" "A pro team in Virginia Beach?" etc.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Seattle
kansas city
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:44 PM
 
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Seattle
kansas city
According to that article's methodology KC would be 52 billion short to field a team. Guess the Chiefs, Royals, and Wizards (MLS) suck up the available cash.

It's just a study though.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:51 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Baltimore needs an NBA team
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Came across this link on a Bulls blog. Thought It was interesting:

An NBA team, according to the study, requires an income base of $34.2 billion for adequate support. Twenty-two open markets are above that threshold, earning perfect scores on a 100-point rating scale.

Seattle, for example, has TPI of $176.1 billion. Its baseball, football and soccer teams need a combined base of $137.5 billion, leaving $38.6 billion in available personal income, more than enough for the NBA.

Top 5:

1.Riverside-San Bernadino
2.Montreal
3.Bridgeport-Stamford
4.Las Vegas
5.Virginia Beach-Norfolk

TPI by the way = Total Personal Income

And yes, they do note that some markets are part of larger metropolitan areas that already have teams.



Methodology, rest of list, and entire article here.
Regardless of what the income numbers say, overall interest in the NBA in Montreal is very low compared to other North American cities.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:41 AM
 
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Regardless of what the income numbers say, overall interest in the NBA in Montreal is very low compared to other North American cities.
Oh, no doubt. The list is just of markets that could fiscally support a team, not necessarily places that would be very supportive or welcoming. And the league isn't looking to expand (not on this continent) anyway. Just thought it was an interesting list.
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:21 PM
 
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I thought it was an interesting one too. Looking at places without territorial issues (areas where there isn't an existing team within 90 miles):

NBA: Montreal, Vegas, VA Beach/Hampton Roads/Norfolk, Richmond, Louisville, Birmingham, Rochester, Seattle are the 40 bn+ markets. If you eliminate the gambling issues, poor fits (Montreal, Birmingham, etc.) and the one region where the different municipalities can't agree on who hosts and how revenues may be shared for a venue (VA Beach). Richmond, Louisville, and Seattle are about it. Seattle did support their team while they were there...until the OKC investment group owning the team sabotaged the roster and it became apparent the Sonics were moving.

MLB: no one

NFL: Montreal, Vegas, VA Beach/Hampton Roads/Norfolk, Austin, Sacramento, Richmond, Louisville, Birmingham, San Antonio, Portland. First three seem unlikely for NBA reasons above, but I could see any of the others if expansion becomes a possibility again.
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Old 08-27-2011, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Would be an awful market for an NBA team.

IF a sports team comes to Connecticut it will be a football team or a hockey team, and the only way it'll work is if they put in Hartford or New London/Norwich. Nothing would work on the gold coast because we're all New York sports fans here.
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