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Old 06-11-2013, 09:44 AM
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Geographically speaking, El Paso would be a great location for a professional sports team due to it's being located almost halfway between Phoenix and San Antonio which happen to be two NBA towns, and basketball is the sport that put UTEP on the map. With that said, I think the people of El Paso would prefer to have a football team because Texas as a whole, is a football state. If the NFL ever expanded to Texas again, San Antonio would get the new franchise because it would be a much larger market and their stadium is NFL quality wheres the Sun Bowl would need major renovations to be at such quality! And as far as baseball and hockey go, especially hockey, I just don't see any interest in either sport to even take a quick glance at having a team play in El Paso!... I just think El Paso is a minor league town that could take a roll of the dice and try their luck at either the NBA or NFL, but I wouldn't make any bets that it would work in the long run!
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:46 PM
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Geographically speaking, El Paso is in a great location because of it's isolation from other cities, but again that could be a problem also, since there would be no other population base to serve the team other than Las Cruces. I agree that if a team were to come to TX it would go to SA and not ELP. We will have to see how the new AAA team works out after the first few seasons (once the coolness factor wears off) to see how it works out. I think El Paso needs a good minor league soccer team IMO. FC Tucson is getting a new stadium (small in size) for their team, and now they also host the MLS spring training every year. I think Phoenix might have a chance of getting a MLS pro soccer team, although their sports market is completely saturated to support another pro team.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:16 PM
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MLS gets my vote.

If promoted and approached properly you have a much larger population to draw upon outside of El Paso and Las Cruces, as you also have a large population in Juarez that could certainly be interested. Top notch athletes from Mexico would certainly help promote the team.
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