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Old 11-15-2017, 08:01 PM
 
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Buffalo we have no sports team *that are good*
Thatís what I thought
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Houston doesn't have an NHL team. It does have teams in the other sports (Rockets, Dynamo, Astros, Texans--respectively).
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Old 11-16-2017, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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NBA - Seattle & Norfolk, VA
How big is the Charlotte Hornets territory?
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:47 AM
 
Location: VB
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How big is the Charlotte Hornets territory?
Under the new rules passed last year, the Hornets' marketing territory encompasses the entire state of North Carolina (in addition to a 150-mile radius from Charlotte, which was doubled from the previous rule). Technically, this includes the two North Carolina counties in the Hampton Roads MSA (Currituck and Gates).

It's actually the Wizards that have a bigger territorial claim to Hampton Roads, as the 150-mile radius from DC includes portions of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, as well as the entire Virginia Peninsula (Hampton, Newport News, etc.)
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Old 11-19-2017, 09:03 AM
 
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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. [/url]
While I agree that Montreal is probably at the top of the MLB expansion list, earlier this month news came out that the Quebec government says Montrealís Olympic Stadium will get a new $250-million roof by 2023.

Montrealís Olympic Stadium to get new roof for $250M

Most agree if MLB does come back to Montreal, they will undoubtedly need a brand new, hopefully near the downtown, retractable roof stadium. I realize the roof on Olympic Stadium is in desperate need of repair, but it seems silly to spend that kind of money, when it could go toward a new ballpark that will undoubtedly cost close to $1 Billion (the new Texas Rangers retractable roof ballpark is going to be $1.1 Billion and seat 42,000-44,000).
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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A round of updates:

Update #1: The Columbus Crew SC's move from Columbus to Austin is more or less locked into a high possibility now. The city of Columbus and state of Ohio have cut off communication with the ownership group that owns the Crew. This came in response to the Crew refunding season ticket holders for next season. The MLS, the mayor of Columbus, representatives of the state of Ohio, and the ownership group of the Crew met in person last week in New York. It went bad, really bad, all sides came out frustrated.

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Update #2: The MLS will announce expansion teams #25 and #26 within a month in December. The three cities identified as frontrunners for that are Sacramento (considered a lock for #25 by nearly everyone), Cincinnati, and Nashville. It is believed that it will be Sacramento and Cincinnati, especially as Ohio, a state of over 11 million people, will now have an MLS vacancy for the MLS to fill with the seemingly imminent departure of the Crew from Columbus to Austin.

As MLS expansion decision nears, Detroit faces challenges from other cities seeking teams | Crain's Detroit Business

The MLS will announce expansion of 2 more teams next year, teams #27 and #28 and those two will be their last expansions for a very long time (they stated as such publicly themselves).

Update #3: The NHL to Houston is now a very real thing. The new owner of the NBA's Houston Rockets, Tillman Fertitta, dropped what was then an NBA record $2.2 Billion dollars for the team (it was then surpassed by the Brooklyn Nets selling for $2.3 Billion dollars the very next month) and announced that he is interested in also bringing an NHL team to Houston either by expansion (preferably) or by relocation and is dead serious about doing it. His team has been aggressively been in contact with the NHL and Fertitta met with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman last week. Houston has a highly likely chance, Tillman owns the Rockets, controls the lease of Toyota Center, and has both the interest and the money to get it done. Bettman knows this and was immediately intrigued the day Tillman announced his interest in bringing an NHL team to Houston.

Tilman Fertitta Meets With NHL Regarding a Franchise for Houston | Houston Press

Update #4: Seattle is putting the new $600 million arena deal to vote on December 4th, if approved, it will lay the foundational groundwork for Seattle obtaining an NHL team of its own either through expansion (preferably) or through relocation as 4-5 teams in the NHL are struggling in their current venues and/or cities. It will also lay the groundwork for Seattle getting an NBA expansion team when the NBA finally decides to expand some years down the road.

Update #5: MLB expansion continues onward with slow evaluation. The MLB is putting pressure on Montreal to get a new stadium plan done, the MLB has stated numerous times that they want to be in Montreal and envision their next expansion going to Montreal but the city must come out to play ball (and get the arena fiasco solved). Portland has emerged as the second expansion candidate behind Montreal as well. They have everything set in motion, ownership group, a viable arena plan, the market, and the money in line already.

Before expanding, however, the MLB wants to solve the Rays and Athletics' arena issues, they need new arenas in their current markets. Once that has been resolved, then the MLB will move forward with its expansion by 2 teams.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred stated that the MLB wants one team in the Pacific time zone (Portland) and that will compliment the expansion in Montreal (in the eastern time zone).

Portland on short list for MLB expansion, commissioner says | KGW.com

Update #6: NBA expansion is moving more slowly. It appears to go through periods where there is a lot of traction for expansion by 2 only to subside months later, this also explains NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's point of view as well. He is resistant to the idea of expansion, which sets him apart from his predecessor David Stern, however his rhetoric has been more thoughtful to the concept of expansion by 2 as of late. Although he has also wish-washed between yes and no in that time span.

NBA expansion remains at snails pace so far, we'll see when there is further traction but for right now it remains highly speculative without a fixed timetable.
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:35 PM
 
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Update #5:
Before expanding, however, the MLB wants to solve the Rays and Athletics' arena issues, they need new arenas in their current markets. Once that has been resolved, then the MLB will move forward with its expansion by 2 teams.
https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/10/24/ne...issioner-hagan
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:07 PM
 
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Seattle's vote is city council, not the public.

The NBA was really popular here and seems like the main reference when people talk about the arena. Most of us natives would be learning about the NHL from scratch if a team came.
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:47 PM
 
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Seattle's vote is city council, not the public.

The NBA was really popular here and seems like the main reference when people talk about the arena. Most of us natives would be learning about the NHL from scratch if a team came.
Seattle has more Stanley cups than Buffalo.
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:48 PM
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Location: Springfield, Ohio
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The NBA is over saturated with teams as it is, and I can only assume the same is true with NHL. Seattle missed the boat with the Kings when Sac voted for a new arena, so I’m not sure who would move...Grizzlies again? NHL and NBA rarely coexist in the same city, outside the few largest metros in North America, so it will likely be one or the other.
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