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Old 09-18-2016, 12:46 AM
 
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I forgot the Thrashers left, my bad. The other cities don't need a team anytime soon. Hockey, like all sports, should go where it's supported. If Houston has more supporters than any other prospective city, then I'm down with a new franchise there. Idk if that's the case but my guess is no. I could totally be wrong.
Houston had a minor league team that was a farm team for the Minnesota Wild, they left a few years ago because they couldn't come to an agreement on rent with the Toyota Center. They averaged ~7000/game fans for minor league, so I would bet with the large number of Northern transplants, the biggest metro without all 4 leagues, and a natural rival in the Dallas, they would have good attendance for NHL.
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Old 09-18-2016, 01:57 PM
 
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I wonder about that in Seattle's case. We have two junior hockey teams that both draw ok apparently, based in nearby Kent (4,800) and Everett (4,900). Would demand for cheap tickets translate to demand for expensive tickets? Would corporate support exist? Despite these teams, Seattle doesn't show much cultural interest in hockey. I don't recall seeing someone in a hockey jersey, or seeing kids play hockey on the streets. It's just out of sight and out of mind. The exception seems to be people who have moved from places like Fairbanks and Minneapolis.
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Old 09-18-2016, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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Here are the 24 MLS teams:
  1. Atlanta, Atlanta United FC
  2. Boston, New England Revolution
  3. Chicago, Chicago Fire
  4. Columbus, Columbus Crew
  5. Dallas, FC Dallas
  6. Denver, Colorado Rapids
  7. Houston, Houston Dynamo
  8. Kansas City, Sporting Kansas City
  9. Los Angeles, Los Angeles FC
  10. Los Angeles, Los Angeles Galaxy
  11. Miami, Miami Beckham United
  12. Minneapolis, Minnesota United
  13. Montreal, Montreal Impact
  14. New York, New York City FC
  15. New York, New York Red Bulls
  16. Orlando, Orlando City SC
  17. Philadelphia, Philadelphia Union
  18. Portland, Portland Timbers
  19. Salt Lake City, Real Salt Lake
  20. San Francisco, San Jose Earthquakes
  21. Seattle, Sounders
  22. Toronto, Toronto FC
  23. Vancouver, Vancouver Whitecaps
  24. Washington, D.C. United
If I could make it into a 32 team league, I'd add:
  1. Cleveland, Cleveland Serpents
  2. Detroit, Detroit Torque
  3. Las Vegas, Las Vegas Neon
  4. Phoenix, Phoenix Lights
  5. Sacramento, Sacramento Republic
  6. Saint Louis, Saint Louis FC
  7. San Diego, San Diego Crowns
  8. Tampa, Tampa Bay Rowdies
So the league would be:
  1. Atlanta, Atlanta United FC
  2. Boston, New England Revolution
  3. Chicago, Chicago Fire
  4. Cleveland, Cleveland Serpents
  5. Columbus, Columbus Crew
  6. Dallas, FC Dallas
  7. Denver, Colorado Rapids
  8. Detroit, Detroit Torque
  9. Houston, Houston Dynamo
  10. Kansas City, Sporting Kansas City
  11. Las Vegas, Las Vegas Neon
  12. Los Angeles, Los Angeles FC
  13. Los Angeles, Los Angeles Galaxy
  14. Miami, Miami Beckham United
  15. Minneapolis, Minnesota United
  16. Montreal, Montreal Impact
  17. New York, New York City FC
  18. New York, New York Red Bulls
  19. Orlando, Orlando City SC
  20. Philadelphia, Philadelphia Union
  21. Phoenix, Phoenix Lights
  22. Portland, Portland Timbers
  23. Sacramento, Sacramento Republic
  24. Saint Louis, Saint Louis FC
  25. Salt Lake City, Real Salt Lake
  26. San Diego, San Diego Crowns
  27. San Francisco, San Jose Earthquakes
  28. Seattle, Sounders
  29. Tampa, Tampa Bay Rowdies
  30. Toronto, Toronto FC
  31. Vancouver, Vancouver Whitecaps
  32. Washington, D.C. United
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Old 09-18-2016, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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Here are the 30 NBA teams:
  1. Atlanta, Atlanta Hawks
  2. Boston, Boston Celtics
  3. Charlotte, Charlotte Hornets
  4. Chicago, Chicago Bulls
  5. Cleveland, Cleveland Cavaliers
  6. Dallas, Dallas Mavericks
  7. Denver, Denver Nuggets
  8. Detroit, Detroit Pistons
  9. Houston, Houston Rockets
  10. Indianapolis, Indiana Pacers
  11. Los Angeles, Los Angeles Clippers
  12. Los Angeles, Los Angeles Lakers
  13. Memphis, Memphis Grizzlies
  14. Miami, Miami Heat
  15. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Bucks
  16. Minneapolis, Minnesota Timberwolves
  17. New Orleans, New Orleans Pelicans
  18. New York, Brooklyn Nets
  19. New York, New York Knicks
  20. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City Thunder
  21. Orlando, Orlando Magic
  22. Philadelphia, Philadelphia 76ers
  23. Phoenix, Phoenix Suns
  24. Portland, Portland Trail Blazers
  25. Sacramento, Sacramento Kings
  26. Salt Lake City, Utah Jazz
  27. San Antonio, San Antonio Spurs
  28. San Francisco, Golden State Warriors
  29. Toronto, Toronto Raptors
  30. Washington, Washington Wizards

If I could make it into a 32 team league, I'd add:
  1. Montreal, Montreal Royals
  2. Seattle, Seattle Supersonics

So the league would be:
  1. Atlanta, Atlanta Hawks
  2. Boston, Boston Celtics
  3. Charlotte, Charlotte Hornets
  4. Chicago, Chicago Bulls
  5. Cleveland, Cleveland Cavaliers
  6. Dallas, Dallas Mavericks
  7. Denver, Denver Nuggets
  8. Detroit, Detroit Pistons
  9. Houston, Houston Rockets
  10. Indianapolis, Indiana Pacers
  11. Los Angeles, Los Angeles Clippers
  12. Los Angeles, Los Angeles Lakers
  13. Memphis, Memphis Grizzlies
  14. Miami, Miami Heat
  15. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Bucks
  16. Minneapolis, Minnesota Timberwolves
  17. Montreal, Montreal Royals
  18. New Orleans, New Orleans Pelicans
  19. New York, Brooklyn Nets
  20. New York, New York Knicks
  21. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City Thunder
  22. Orlando, Orlando Magic
  23. Philadelphia, Philadelphia 76ers
  24. Phoenix, Phoenix Suns
  25. Portland, Portland Trail Blazers
  26. Sacramento, Sacramento Kings
  27. Salt Lake City, Utah Jazz
  28. San Antonio, San Antonio Spurs
  29. San Francisco, Golden State Warriors
  30. Seattle, Seattle Supersonics
  31. Toronto, Toronto Raptors
  32. Washington, Washington Wizards

Ideally, I think San Diego, Tampa and Vancouver should get a team as well + a wild card.
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Tampa will likely never get an NBA team. San Diego either. Don't want to oversaturate a market.
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Old 09-19-2016, 09:07 AM
 
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^Facts. Plus San Diego is a poor sport market. The Padres suck and the Chargers are probably moving to LA or Las Vegas soon

And about the MLS, tampa's not getting a team, san diego for the reason i said above, Saint Louis and Sacramento are very likely, Phoenix is not a soccer market and the city has shown they have no interest in the league and there is no funding, Las Vegas is already getting a hockey team and maybe a football team, I dont think MLS is gonna happen there. Detroit could happen if they could get funding. And I haven't heard anything about Cleveland being in the MLS expansion. How could you forget about cities like Charlotte, Nashville, and Cincy?
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Old 09-19-2016, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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^Facts. Plus San Diego is a poor sport market. The Padres suck and the Chargers are probably moving to LA or Las Vegas soon

And about the MLS, tampa's not getting a team, san diego for the reason i said above, Saint Louis and Sacramento are very likely, Phoenix is not a soccer market and the city has shown they have no interest in the league and there is no funding, Las Vegas is already getting a hockey team and maybe a football team, I dont think MLS is gonna happen there. Detroit could happen if they could get funding. And I haven't heard anything about Cleveland being in the MLS expansion. How could you forget about cities like Charlotte, Nashville, and Cincy?
Chargers worked things out with City of San Diego, they're staying, Oakland Raiders are moving to Las Vegas

And San Diego had an NBA team (the Clippers before they moved to LA), and I think they had an ABA team during that era
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Old 09-19-2016, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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^Facts. Plus San Diego is a poor sport market. The Padres suck and the Chargers are probably moving to LA or Las Vegas soon

And about the MLS, tampa's not getting a team, san diego for the reason i said above, Saint Louis and Sacramento are very likely, Phoenix is not a soccer market and the city has shown they have no interest in the league and there is no funding, Las Vegas is already getting a hockey team and maybe a football team, I dont think MLS is gonna happen there. Detroit could happen if they could get funding. And I haven't heard anything about Cleveland being in the MLS expansion. How could you forget about cities like Charlotte, Nashville, and Cincy?

Detroit's main problem with the MLS is that the hipster fans of Detroit City FC don't want to support any potential MLS franchise.


Portland getting a baseball or football team may depend on what the city decides to do with the land that was being used by the old Post Office headquarters. If that land goes to apartment development, there won't be much land left for a stadium.
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Old 09-19-2016, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Detroit's main problem with the MLS is that the hipster fans of Detroit City FC don't want to support any potential MLS franchise.


Portland getting a baseball or football team may depend on what the city decides to do with the land that was being used by the old Post Office headquarters. If that land goes to apartment development, there won't be much land left for a stadium.
Which team would relocate to Portland? I'm 99% certain the NFL isn't imminently considering expansion -- at least not in the mainland US (I've heard rumblings about Europe/Canada).
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Old 09-19-2016, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Chargers worked things out with City of San Diego, they're staying, Oakland Raiders are moving to Las Vegas

And San Diego had an NBA team (the Clippers before they moved to LA), and I think they had an ABA team during that era
it still faces a November ballot initiative that has little chance of passing...

Itís a long shot by most accounts right now. The initiative is expected to face significant opposition, including from hoteliers. Last year, the team presented polling data to the NFL that showed about 65% disapproval of public funding for a new stadium in San Diego, the teamís home since 1961.

^Chargers' make-or-break stadium proposal cleared for November vote
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