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View Poll Results: Which US City Needs A Professional Sports Franchise?
Las Vegas 31 25.00%
Austin 17 13.71%
Hartford 5 4.03%
New Haven 2 1.61%
Richmond / Virginia Beach 21 16.94%
Birmingham 12 9.68%
Des Moines 6 4.84%
Omaha 4 3.23%
Wichita 0 0%
Louisville 17 13.71%
El Paso 4 3.23%
Tulsa 0 0%
Tucson 1 0.81%
Boise 4 3.23%
Voters: 124. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-12-2014, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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It would be nice if Hartford got another NHL team.
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:48 PM
 
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People are going to hate hearing this but I think another MLB team would do very well in the New York area. The market is absolutely massive and wealthy and could definitely handle a third team. A team located in North Jersey or Brooklyn would do well in my opinion. Depending on the type of tv contracts it got, this team might even act as a bit of a de facto salary cap for the Yankees.
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Old 12-16-2014, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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The next one that deserves consideration IMO is Louisville. They had a successful ABA basketball team back in the day, and they have an NBA worthy arena if they could work out a deal w/ U of Louisville.
There is no way I would think a university could or would entertain this idea. Besides competition for the entertainment dollar, a university would have to figure out a way to configure a schedule that includes 16 or so men's games 16 or so women's games and 41 home dates for the pro team probably 25 or 30 of which would fall during the collegiate season.

I'd hate to be the guy doing the scheduling for the arena.
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Old 12-16-2014, 05:45 PM
 
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People are going to hate hearing this but I think another MLB team would do very well in the New York area. The market is absolutely massive and wealthy and could definitely handle a third team. A team located in North Jersey or Brooklyn would do well in my opinion. Depending on the type of tv contracts it got, this team might even act as a bit of a de facto salary cap for the Yankees.
I definitely don't hate the idea but I don't know where the fans would come from. People here are solidly Mets or Yankees, and mostly Yankees. I'm not sure if anyone would become a fan of the third team. The Yankees and Mets both have very very loyal fanbases. I think it would take a couple generations to breed a fanbase for the third team.
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:12 PM
 
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I like Boise, but with 650,000 or so in the metro area, it is a little more than half the size of the smallest major league metro in the country, Buffalo with about 1.1 million. Very tough economics for that kind of risk.
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Old 12-22-2014, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Columbia, MD
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Boise actually would seem to be a very strategic city fanbase wise for a region stretching from western Washington state and Oregon through Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and even into the Dakota's.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:03 PM
 
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Austin- would love an nfl team!
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:04 AM
 
Location: C-U metro
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Boise actually would seem to be a very strategic city fanbase wise for a region stretching from western Washington state and Oregon through Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and even into the Dakota's.
All of those areas already have territorial fan bases to Seattle, SLC, Minnesota or Denver. I doubt many outside of Idaho or Western Oregon would change allegiances. Nobody from Spokane (larger MSA) is going to go to Boise for anything. Unless the Lords of Pocatello (Simplot) want to front the money, Boise can't build the arena and buy the team.
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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All of those areas already have territorial fan bases to Seattle, SLC, Minnesota or Denver. I doubt many outside of Idaho or Western Oregon would change allegiances. Nobody from Spokane (larger MSA) is going to go to Boise for anything. Unless the Lords of Pocatello (Simplot) want to front the money, Boise can't build the arena and buy the team.
isn't Mr Potatohead from Idaho, dude must be swimming in money
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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I like Boise, but with 650,000 or so in the metro area, it is a little more than half the size of the smallest major league metro in the country, Buffalo with about 1.1 million. Very tough economics for that kind of risk.
Well, outside Green Bay, but that's a special and unique story.

Boise would never work.
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