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Old 08-24-2015, 03:35 PM
 
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MLB in those smaller towns is entrenched in them. They love that team and support them. The days of small market MLB or NFL are pretty much over.
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Old 08-24-2015, 04:30 PM
 
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MLB in those smaller towns is entrenched in them. They love that team and support them. The days of small market MLB or NFL are pretty much over.
right and keep in mind most of those now small towns were huge towns years ago. cleveland baltimore and pittsburgh were all in the top 10. in the 1900's to the 1950's
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Old 08-24-2015, 06:03 PM
 
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right and keep in mind most of those now small towns were huge towns years ago. cleveland baltimore and pittsburgh were all in the top 10. in the 1900's to the 1950's
This. A very important point.
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Old 08-25-2015, 09:24 AM
 
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I think it's safe to say people from Charleston or Raleigh are much more likely to drive to Charlotte for a baseball game than to the nearest other teams' stadiums, which would be Atlanta or Washington.
You also have to think about franchise history in those cities. You mention. They have been established for quite some time now.
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Old 08-25-2015, 10:56 AM
 
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I also think the weather prevents a Superbowl here. On any given day in February, 6-8 inches of snow is not out of the question. What sets Charlotte apart for snow is that we typically (and happily - snow days are awesome) shut the city down until a sunny day in the 50's comes along. I doubt the NFL considers this a solution.

Please don't interpret my post as a call to do something about the city's snow removal. It really doesn't make sense to invest in equipment that is rarely needed or used. We just have to accept that we can't be a venue for major winter events because of this contingency.
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Old 09-04-2015, 10:31 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Minneapolis will host in two years' time. Do they really have enough hotel space?

For three years after that, the Super Bowl is up for grabs between Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans, and Tampa Bay.
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Old 09-05-2015, 06:52 PM
 
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Does anyone know the current hotel room count in Uptown/Midtown/South End?
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Old 09-06-2015, 08:16 AM
 
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Does anyone know the current hotel room count in Uptown/Midtown/South End?
6,000 to 7,000.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:46 PM
 
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Yes I think the Hornets have a great chance.
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:02 AM
 
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The NFL requires a host city to have 25,000 hotels in its region. In 2012 the region had 24,000 rooms with 4,000 of those Uptown. Uptown will have 7,000 rooms in the next couple of years which pushed the region into the NFL's requirement range & that doesn't include any outside of Uptown that have been or will be built. The city has bid on the college championship & they have no issue with the hotel availability & have similar requirements as the NFL
Thats not true. Look at greenbay. Charlotte is 10x bigger than greenbay with a population just over 100,000. And they have held the superbowl.
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