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Old 04-15-2011, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Austin
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El Paso is small for a major league team but a minor league team would be better. How about a minor league soccer team that would give El Paso a boast, also if El Paso wants to attract vistors how about a theme park I metion this in another thread in the forum like Borderlands Theme Park or something similiar.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Glory Road - El Paso, Texas (R.O)
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El Paso already has a minor league soccer team.

Chivas El Paso Patriots
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I actually believe the MLS could work in EL Paso. But the other four are pipe dreams.
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Glory Road - El Paso, Texas (R.O)
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Regardless of how big El Paso is, we are not a true Metropolis. LC and Horizon are not enough to supplement El Paso to support a pro sports team. That is not a negative or something to be ashamed of. Look at the suburbs and neighboring cities around Dallas, Houston, LA, San Diego, etc. It is pretty amazing that UTEP does so well. For a pro sports team, it's El Paso, Horizon, maybe LC, and possible Juarez. There simply isn't enough people.
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Old 04-16-2011, 01:16 AM
 
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El Paso has a very tiny population in its hinterland...I am sure a couple of people from Wink or Mentone Texas will drive in once a year to catch a game, but that won't support us. In some respects, I think El Paso beats itself up because it doesn't have the profile of a city with 600,000+ people, but we must realize that we maybe have a million people within a 250 mile radius in the United States...which is probably the numbers around Boise. Even if you factor in Juarez that is maybe 3 million within 250 miles...about what Little Rock or Des Moines have.
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:06 PM
 
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Since El Paso doesn't have an NBA team, who do y'all root for? Y'all are so far away from the big cities, what NBA team is in the TV market (if at all)?
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Old 10-24-2014, 08:36 AM
 
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I'm a Los Angeles Lakers fan, but I grew up in Los Angeles. Most people here are Spurs or Mavericks fans and a few Rockets fans. I enjoy more Houston Rockets games since I travel quite a bit to Houston on business.
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Old 10-24-2014, 11:46 AM
 
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This is a good one. Go ask Paul Foster, El Paso's local billionaire, to go buy a pro basketball team for EP.
The reason OK got a team is because people in Seattle refused to pay for a new pro basketball stadium for the then Seattle Sonics. They would have to get a tax increase to subsidize the rich owner's team.
They refused and the owner moved his team to OK where oil-rich people like Foster, gladly shelled out the money to buy the Sonics and probably with a tax increase for OK people to buy a new arena for the new owners of the OK Thunder.
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:57 PM
 
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The amount of disillusionment displayed by the OP is laughable and concerning. Hopefully he/she has seeked psychiatric evaluation.
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Old 10-24-2014, 06:15 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Since El Paso doesn't have an NBA team, who do y'all root for? Y'all are so far away from the big cities, what NBA team is in the TV market (if at all)?
I would say El Paso is a Lakers town. Maybe Spurs. We get Spurs games on Fox Sports Southwest.
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