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Old 11-06-2017, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Big Bayou
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I'd love it if Tampa had an NBA team. I'm bored of football and never liked hockey. The Rays are ok, but an NBA team would be awesome.
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Old 11-06-2017, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I'd love it if Tampa had an NBA team. I'm bored of football and never liked hockey. The Rays are ok, but an NBA team would be awesome.
Maybe you could persuade the Magic to move over from Orlando
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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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.
Nobody in Nova identifies with Baltimore.

Baltimore sports teams are, at best, seen as the 'Maryland team.' So those in MontCo and Prince George Co. might support the Ravens and Orioles. But once you cross into Virginia, any residual support for Baltimore teams plummets.
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:32 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Las Vegas really could use a pro sports team of some kind. Right now its the biggest metro area in the nation with no pro sports.

New Orleans is a major city without a major league baseball team. Baltimore could add an NBA team.
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Murrieta California
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Las Vegas really could use a pro sports team of some kind. Right now its the biggest metro area in the nation with no pro sports.

New Orleans is a major city without a major league baseball team. Baltimore could add an NBA team.
Las Vegas already has an NHL team, the Knights. They are doing very well in 2nd place behind the Los Angeles Kings in the Pacific division.

The Raiders ( NFL ) are moving there which will give Las Vegas 2 major pro teams.
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:40 AM
 
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Nobody in Nova identifies with Baltimore.

Baltimore sports teams are, at best, seen as the 'Maryland team.' So those in MontCo and Prince George Co. might support the Ravens and Orioles. But once you cross into Virginia, any residual support for Baltimore teams plummets.
I'm pretty sure the Orioles have fans all the way down to NC, a product of D.C. Not having a team for so many years.
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:50 AM
 
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Las Vegas really could use a pro sports team of some kind. Right now its the biggest metro area in the nation with no pro sports.

New Orleans is a major city without a major league baseball team. Baltimore could add an NBA team.
New Orleans would be the smallest MLB metro if it did get one, though. The current smallest is Milwaukee which is larger than New Orleans.
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:08 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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New Orleans would be the smallest MLB metro if it did get one, though. The current smallest is Milwaukee which is larger than New Orleans.
LSU baseball is very popular in South Louisiana so a pro baseball team could also get a good fanbase. While it may be the smallest MLB metro, its still much much larger than Green Bay which has an NFL team.

Columbus is a very large metro area without an NBA or NFL team. I guess too much competition from Ohio State's teams, and also from Cincinnati.
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:25 PM
 
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Are you saying a competing college team is a postive for OSU but a negative for NO? Why does this have the opposite effect in two places?
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Old 11-08-2017, 02:45 AM
 
Location: SW Virginia
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Nobody in Nova identifies with Baltimore.

Baltimore sports teams are, at best, seen as the 'Maryland team.' So those in MontCo and Prince George Co. might support the Ravens and Orioles. But once you cross into Virginia, any residual support for Baltimore teams plummets.
That's not true. I'm sure their are former Maryland residents who supports Baltimore teams currently reside somewhere in VA. Our regional sports networks does coverage of professional sports teams based in DC and Baltimore.
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