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Old 10-20-2017, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Atlanta does have a MLB team. They are called the Atlanta Braves.
plus, Atlanta also has two NHL teams, they just happen to be currently playing their home games in Calgary and Winnipeg
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I didn't say that, please don't misinterpret my words into something I wasn't saying. There's a difference, I'm saying that THEORETICALLY that it's possible that a city like Saint Louis could support a new NFL team if they wanted to. And there was a legit new stadium proposal to try to keep the Rams in Saint Louis, only that it's owner already bought land in Inglewood, CA for a new stadium, and was hellbent to move there.

I'm totally supportive if anything if a city didn't want to impose additional taxes to finance a stadium's construction, like what San Diego's voters chose to do in rejecting those taxes to fund a Chargers stadium. Never mind those taxes to my knowledge that would've been imposed to fund a new Chargers stadium, would've mainly been imposed on visitors to San Diego.

As for what I said about the Oakland Raiders, it still is true that the city's mayoral administration did nothing other than offer land for a new stadium to the Raiders, but didn't do anything to come up with a stadium proposal for the Raiders. So in a way, I'm not surprised they chose to move to Vegas. Hopefully the A's do decide to stay in Oakland, but who knows what'll happen there? I'm rooting for the A's to get a new stadium in Oakland, since they've LONG needed a new one.
Ultimately, it's at the owners discretion. Other than offering incentives of some sort, what else can they do?
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Old 10-31-2017, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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According to almost every report, the relocation of the Columbus Crew SC from Columbus to Austin appears to be an inevitable conclusion. The Crew SC have already refunded season ticket holders for next season and Anthony Precourt, the owner of the Crew SC, has met with Austin area leaders to discuss a site suitable for a stadium. His termination clause to leave Columbus includes a provision for the Crew SC to only be able to move to Austin if they choose to leave Columbus. The state of Ohio will not be entertaining any public money to finance a new stadium in Columbus and the city and team ownership have been at an impasse for over 6 months. The team has stated that when it moves to Austin that the stadium will be privately financed by private investors, so no public tax money needed. So needless to say, Austin is on track to get its first professional sports team soon, an MLS team at that. In other words, Precourt is dead serious about wanting to relocate the Crew SC to Austin and the MLS, including Commissioner Don Garber, are onboard with the idea. An Austin relocation seems imminent, likely next year.

In other sports related expansion news, the MLB is very serious about expanding by 2 more teams with Montreal and Portland identified as frontrunners. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has met with the mayor of Montreal on numerous occasions in the last 3 years and during the summer publicly stated that when the MLB expands that Montreal is a lock to get one of the expansion teams.

Portland, Montreal Reportedly Target Cities for MLB Expansion | Bleacher Report

Montreal has already had a potential ownership group and stadium plan in place for years now and the MLB is aware and it appears that Portland has joined Montreal in that too, which has caught the attention of the MLB. These plans and structures already in place make both Montreal and Portland a lock to get an MLB expansion team when the MLB opens the expansion process.

http://www.oregonlive.com/mlb/index....y_for_mlb.html

The NHL expanded to 31 teams with the intention of expanding to 32 soon in the coming few years but Quebec City was not in the best economic shape at the time to expand (there was weakness with the Canadian dollar). However, Houston has jumped to the top of their expansion possibilities as Tillman Fertitta, the new owner of the Houston Rockets (paid an all-time NBA record $2.2 Billion dollars for the Rockets) looks to aggressively pursue an NHL expansion team for Houston as well.

https://www.cbssports.com/nhl/news/r...ssible-to-see/

Also, the NBA also remains interested in the possibility of expansion as well, by 2 teams. One in the Eastern Conference and one in the Western Conference. It is presumed that Seattle would easily be one of those two expansion teams, whereas the second team and the possibilities remain unknown and speculative for now. Mexico City is gaining some traction as the possible second expansion team but that remains purely interest for now.

http://thebiglead.com/2017/10/06/nba...ver-expansion/

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Old 11-02-2017, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, California
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Birmingham, Alabama would be ideal for NBA or even Soccer.
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Old 11-03-2017, 03:43 AM
 
Location: SW Virginia
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Virginia can sure use one, particularly Norfolk or Richmond. I know some may be tired of having to root for trashy DC teams
While Virginia has a healthy state population of over 8 million people, there are no cities in the state large enough to support a professional team. The highest population density is in Fairfax/Arlington/Alexandria (Northern Virginia), but they identify more with the DC or Baltimore professional teams than with their state.

I think another reason sports franchises refused to bring professional teams in Richmond/Hampton Roads areas because they don't want to infringe on those sports media market territories in DC, Baltimore, and maybe North Carolina.

The biggest city (sports market) in Virginia is Washington, DC.
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Old 11-05-2017, 03:08 AM
 
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Albuquerque, NM
City: 545,000 MSA: 900,000 CSA: 1.1million

It could certainly support a major league franchise.
An MSA has to have at least 1 million to even be considered for a major league sport.
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Old 11-05-2017, 03:16 AM
 
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NFL - San Antonio & Sn Diego (if they can work out a stadium deal)

NBA - Seattle & Norfolk, VA

MLB - Charlotte & Portland

NHL - Salt Lake City & Austin

Many people who are posting don't seem to understand the difference between "metro" and "city". Pro sports organizations look at metro (ie MSA), first then look outward (ie CSA). There is no way metros like Des Moines and Albuquerque could support are major league sports team compared to other metro areas who don't have teams.
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Old 11-06-2017, 07:17 AM
 
Location: VB
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NFL - San Antonio & Sn Diego (if they can work out a stadium deal)

NBA - Seattle & Norfolk, VA

MLB - Charlotte & Portland

NHL - Salt Lake City & Austin

Many people who are posting don't seem to understand the difference between "metro" and "city". Pro sports organizations look at metro (ie MSA), first then look outward (ie CSA). There is no way metros like Des Moines and Albuquerque could support are major league sports team compared to other metro areas who don't have teams.
Virginia Beach has been the principal city of the Hampton Roads metro since the 2010 Census (replacing Norfolk), but more importantly in this case, it is the city that is in the process of building an arena that could potentially host an NBA team. Norfolk has nothing to do with it.
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Old 11-06-2017, 04:18 PM
 
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Many people who are posting don't seem to understand the difference between "metro" and "city". Pro sports organizations look at metro (ie MSA), first then look outward (ie CSA). There is no way metros like Des Moines and Albuquerque could support are major league sports team compared to other metro areas who don't have teams.
I'd be shocked if they didn't dig a little deeper than that. Demographic analysis isn't a five-minute exercise by some intern. They care about population radii and travel times, income levels, and other factors. MSAs and CSAs are useful but they're very misleading for obvious reasons.
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Old 11-06-2017, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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Vegas but they are finally getting their due with the NHL already in the city and the Oakland Raiders moving soon to LV.
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