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Old 09-03-2015, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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This thread is sad though. Baseball is a great sport. But they do nothing in terms of marketing and more. I honestly think MLB needs fresh blood and Selig has to go.
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Old 09-03-2015, 03:17 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Would love to see that - I still feel STL is probably the closest answer, though I'm reconsidering LA, but more due to the popularity of futball than the popularity of MLB.
I found it. It came from the study the NFL had commissioned on the St. Louis, San Diego, and Oakland. When they looked at St. Louis, the Cardinals were rated as being the most important team in town and the Rams the second.
NFL study indicates St. Louis fans will support a new stadium : News

It makes sense when you look at social media as well. The Cardinals have 695k followers on twitter, and and 2,297,892 likes on Facebook. The Rams, meanwhile, have 277k twitter followers, and 640,066 likes on Facebook. The Cardinals franchise has also been valued at $1.4 billion, whereas the Rams have been valued at $930 million.
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Old 09-03-2015, 04:57 PM
 
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I think the Yankees might be the most expensive team in the world that's not Manchester United or one or both of Real Madrid and Barcelona. (yes soccer, I know, but they have like hundreds of millions of fans, some dirt poor (like Africans) but that's still kind of cheating as there's only 300 million people in the US) It'd cost like $3 billion to buy them (If they'd sell, and the buyer doesn't pay more than they're worth). I think soccer is boring, too. Much more boring than baseball, the best sport.
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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I found it. It came from the study the NFL had commissioned on the St. Louis, San Diego, and Oakland. When they looked at St. Louis, the Cardinals were rated as being the most important team in town and the Rams the second.
NFL study indicates St. Louis fans will support a new stadium : News

It makes sense when you look at social media as well. The Cardinals have 695k followers on twitter, and and 2,297,892 likes on Facebook. The Rams, meanwhile, have 277k twitter followers, and 640,066 likes on Facebook. The Cardinals franchise has also been valued at $1.4 billion, whereas the Rams have been valued at $930 million.
Still doesn't show that "baseball (is) more popular than football in" the STL area, looking back at the OP. People may support the NFL, but not the local team, since they're no good and the baseball team is great. I'll bet the Cards are 90%+ the favorite baseball team for residents, but the Rams are probably much, much lower a percentage. There is also college football, which as you can see above is the #3 sport in American, and nearly as popular as baseball. Football is so much more popular in this country, with half indicating it's their favorite sport and baseball around 1/4 of that popularity, that I would be skeptical unless presented with very specific and well-researched information showing otherwise.
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Not many of them left, St. Louis and Cincinnati but the Reds are in Ohio which is a huge college football state. St. Louis is probably the best example. NYC and Boston are good examples as well.
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Old 09-04-2015, 09:10 PM
 
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St. Louis wins this thread
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Old 09-05-2015, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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St. Louis is probably a sure bet.

I think you could also make strong arguments for Chicago and LA now. Chicago has two MLB teams to one NFL. I'd argue the Cubs have a more national following than the Bears, and the White Sox generate enough interest to probably put baseball over the top. There really aren't in college football teams of interest in Chicagoland.

LA has no NFL team, but has a quality baseball in the Dodgers. USC and UCLA have not had strong football programs over the last few years.
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Old 09-05-2015, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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St. Louis is probably a sure bet.

I think you could also make strong arguments for Chicago and LA now. Chicago has two MLB teams to one NFL. I'd argue the Cubs have a more national following than the Bears, and the White Sox generate enough interest to probably put baseball over the top. There really aren't in college football teams of interest in Chicagoland.

LA has no NFL team, but has a quality baseball in the Dodgers. USC and UCLA have not had strong football programs over the last few years.
The Cubs may have more of a national following. But the Bears are the most popular team in Chicagoland and really, it's not close.
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Old 09-05-2015, 09:28 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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NFL and all other levels of Football are going to become less popular when lawsuits and liability concerns turn it into Flag Football.
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Old 09-05-2015, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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For Chicago, it seems like the Bulls are the favorite, follow by the Bears, the 2 MLB teams are at the bottom.
Bulls Are City's Most-Liked Team, at Least According to Facebook - Near West Side - DNAinfo.com Chicago
I thought it would have been the Blackhawks with everything they've done the past 5 years.
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