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Old 08-27-2017, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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The Main Line, just outside of Philadelphia would be a great spot for a cricket team.
A lot of people play cricket in West Fairmount Park near the Mann Music Center.
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Old 08-27-2017, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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This is fun - At family parties we used to play cricket in Northern NJ so makes total sense that it's one of those locations
I agree.

My father introduced me to the sport when I was just a kid. When we moved overseas to Asia, he bought me the whole cricket set with the bat, the balls, the wickets, the stands, and all of that with the intention that if I learned the sport with the widest following in that country that I would have a much easier time meeting people my age and getting along with the neighborhood kids. He was right about that, we used to play at the maidon (means "field" in a foreign language) everyday. We brought all of the cricket stuff back with us when we moved back to the U.S. and I continued to play it sparingly with neighborhood kids in every city I lived in. Rare to find people in the U.S. with interest for it but they are always out there. My dad would always get the world cup TV package during the world cup to get the extensive coverage of the entire tournament and we would always either have people over to watch the matches or we, ourselves, would go over to the homes of our family friends to watch. I've known of the weekend meet up spots to play cricket in every city I have lived in (or at least one of the spots, if there were more) and we've always branched out to every social/ethnic group of people with regard to inclusion. Also knew which venues to go to get a drink and watch cricket tournaments when they would be on in each of the cities I lived in the United States. There is a base for it, but one of those things that you have to look for it to find it in majority of the United States.

I play tennis every weekend here but also play cricket pretty sparingly here over the weekends as well (well whenever I get some open time for it). Needless to say, it's easy to drum up support to craft a full team because it's a widely popular sport here amongst almost all of the groups of people here.

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Old 12-23-2018, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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A U.S. professional sports development team has tapped the Atlanta office of JLL to scout sites in the metro area — and seven other states — for a newly established professional cricket franchise. Global Sports Ventures announced last year that it entered into a $70M licensing agreement with the USA Cricket Association to establish eight professional cricket teams in North America, spending an estimated $2.4B on infrastructure and business development.

While no specific sites have been identified yet, JLL International Director David Demarest has been tapped by Philadelphia-based GSV to scout Atlanta and seven other cities for stadium sites: New York; East Brunswick, New Jersey; Washington, D.C.; Orlando, Florida; Dallas; Chicago; and San Francisco. The plan is to launch the initial eight teams in time to start a season in 2020, officials said, after which the league will expand by as many as six other markets.

Read more at: https://www.bisnow.com/atlanta/news/...medium=Browser
Supposedly the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex will get the first stadium and mixed-use complex built of the initial 8 locations:

https://www.bisnow.com/dallas-ft-wor...tionwide-96167
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Old 12-23-2018, 04:06 PM
 
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Lauderhill Fl already has one of the few cricket stadiums in the US at the Central Broward Regional Park. Metro Miami has been on that wave for awhile.
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Old 12-23-2018, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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The largest South Asian community in North America is in the NY metro, esp. Northern NJ, so it makes sense they're planning two regional teams, one for Northern NJ, and probably the other for Brooklyn-Queens-LI.

Also, the gigantic Caribbean community in the region can't hurt.

I'm in Brooklyn, and cricket is a very popular activity in a nearby park. Big crowds on weekends. The teams appear to be mostly South Asian or West Indian.
Yeah, the newly established Cricket league will have 8 initial teams based in the following places and/or metropolitan areas (no specific order):

- Atlanta, Georgia
- Chicago, Illinois
- Dallas, Texas
- New Brunswick, New Jersey (Greater New York)
- New York, New York
- Orlando, Florida
- San Francisco, California
- Washington, District of Columbia

Essentially 2 out of the first 8 teams will be based in Greater New York, which has by far the demographical edge to sustain this sport. They mention up to 6 other expansion cities after the initial 8, my guess would be Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Boston, and Seattle will be 5 out of those 6.

Some of them have the largest and most diverse South Asian populations in all of North America, so stands to reason that they'll get it eventually as it is.
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Old 12-25-2018, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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It looks boring, but still more interesting than golf.
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Old 12-25-2018, 04:18 PM
 
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If it's going to be in Dallas, for the love of God play in the actual city or along a DART line. Screw Frisco!!!
+1
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Old 12-25-2018, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Itís in Allen. Not much better. I guess they chose this place because thatís where most of the metros South Asian population resides.
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Old 12-27-2018, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Itís in Allen. Not much better. I guess they chose this place because thatís where most of the metros South Asian population resides.
I figured it would go in Las Colinas.
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Old 01-01-2019, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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Seattle:

https://www.king5.com/article/entert.../281-552790169
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