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Old 12-09-2018, 11:13 AM
 
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Portland Maine an NHL Team
Hartford CT an MLS Team
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:03 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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NFL: San Antonio or Oklahoma City
NBA: Seattle, St. Louis, Kansas City
MLB: Charlotte, Nashville, New Orleans, Indianapolis
NHL: Milwaukee, Kansas City, Hartford
I'd say--

NFL: San Antonio or Oklahoma City
Neither unfortunately realistic for NFL expansion, since both are in Cowboys country
NBA: Seattle, St. Louis, Kansas City
Kansas City best bet here. St Louis not an expansion contender, and Seattle lost theirs, so not any time soon
MLB: Charlotte, Nashville, New Orleans, Indianapolis
Charlotte and Nashville are best predictions in the MLB, out of these options. The southeast needs another team outside of FL and Atlanta.
New Orleans in no position for another pro team and Indy is too close to Reds country
NHL: Milwaukee, Kansas City, Hartford
Milwaukee or KC here. Hartford had theirs, and won't be getting a new one most likely any time soon
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:06 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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Good article by ESPN on what cities should get/could get expansion teams in all pro sports in US:

Where NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, WNBA, MLS, NWSL will look in expansion
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:30 AM
 
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Now that Seattle is getting an NHL team, I doubt there will be any new teams for quite some time. Seattle balances the conferences at 16 teams each which was a goal of the commissioner. There could be a few teams moving but I doubt it will happen very soon.

I could easily see Carolina going back to Hartford in the next 2-3 years. Other possible teams that could relocate could be Florida or Arizona.
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Portland Maine an NHL Team
Hartford CT an MLS Team
lol how? They can't hang even hang on to an AHL team. How can a rural, spread out metro of about 500,000 people (many of whom live less than 2 hours from Boston) support an NHL team?

But seriously, I'd love to see the Nordiques return to Quebec though I know that's not likely to happen soon.
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Old 12-11-2018, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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I really hope the Sacramento Republic gets promoted to MLS...
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Old 06-01-2019, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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The MLS has made it known that they are now planning for even more expansions than what was initially believed to be the case. The MLS will be expanding up to 30 teams with the locations of 27 of those teams already having been accounted for. Meaning that the MLS team location for #28, #29, and #30 are still to be determined but it seems highly likely that both Saint Louis and Sacramento get two of the next three available expansion teams. That would leave #30 up for grabs between Phoenix, Detroit, San Diego, Charlotte, Raleigh, the ever aggressive Las Vegas, and a few other places.

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/...xpand-30-teams

Traction for MLB expansion remains slow, evident, but slowly progressing at a snails pace. There are still two stadium issues with regard to the Oakland Athletics and the Tampa Bay Rays to work out before the MLB can level up to expansion talks.
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Old 06-01-2019, 08:45 PM
 
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Indianapolis could use an MLB team. Salt Lake City would support an NFL team. No idea why SLC doesn't have an NFL team, but Green Bay does. I've been to SLC many times. It's pretty friggin big.
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Old 06-01-2019, 08:47 PM
 
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Good article by ESPN on what cities should get/could get expansion teams in all pro sports in US:

Where NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, WNBA, MLS, NWSL will look in expansion

Thanks, but it takes the fun out of hearing what people on this thread think.
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Old 06-01-2019, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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The MLS has made it known that they are now planning for even more expansions than what was initially believed to be the case. The MLS will be expanding up to 30 teams with the locations of 27 of those teams already having been accounted for. Meaning that the MLS team location for #28, #29, and #30 are still to be determined but it seems highly likely that both Saint Louis and Sacramento get two of the next three available expansion teams. That would leave #30 up for grabs between Phoenix, Detroit, San Diego, Charlotte, Raleigh, the ever aggressive Las Vegas, and a few other places.
I've read (and been rather swayed by) arguments that this reckless expansion is not going to end well for the MLS. Financial numbers do not support the growth, nor does the talent base/level among the existing clubs. It seems expansion fees have skyrocketed and in some way it resembles a pyramid scheme as the league's profitability has been driven by the expansion fees rather than actual advertising and ticketing revenue.

Just something to think about. MLS already went through a bumpy contraction in its early years...dont know if it would be able to bounce back if there were similar struggles in the future.
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