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Old 05-29-2015, 02:45 PM
 
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Which major (or at least decently-sized) cities in the US do you think are the least fanatical about pro sports overall?
Probably Miami. Winning, losing..it doesn't matter as all four of the major sports teams (NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB) suffer with attendance/fan support there. It was even like that when I was growing up as a Dolphins fan in the Miami area during their years of dominance in the 1970s. I attribute much of it to transplants from other cities with more or less preset allegiances to their hometown teams.
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Old 05-29-2015, 02:53 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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Probably Miami. Winning, losing..it doesn't matter as all four of the major sports teams (NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB) suffer with attendance/fan support there. It was even like that when I was growing up as a Dolphins fan in the Miami area during their years of dominance in the 1970s. I attribute much of it to transplants from other cities with more or less preset allegiances to their hometown teams.
I agree with Miami. But as far as transplants are concerned, Denver is 70%+ transplant and people go whole hog over the Broncos and show respectable support for the other 3 pro teams.
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Old 05-30-2015, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Birmingham, AL. It's all about SEC football. For those who follow the pros, it's primarily the Braves and the Saints, but few are fanatical.
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Old 05-30-2015, 11:50 AM
 
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I agree with Miami. But as far as transplants are concerned, Denver is 70%+ transplant and people go whole hog over the Broncos and show respectable support for the other 3 pro teams.
It's a different set of transplants as I would bet an overwhelming portion aren't moving from allegiance-heavy markets like NYC, Philadelphia or Boston which is the case in Miami/South Florida.
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Old 05-30-2015, 01:48 PM
 
Location: USA
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800.000+ MSA's (not part of a larger CSA) without a Professional Sports Team:

Honolulu, Fresno, Bakersfield, Las Vegas, Tucson,
Albuquerque, El Paso, McAllen, Austin, Tulsa,
Omaha, Louisville, Dayton, Grand Rapids, Rochester,
Albany, Hartford, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Knoxville,
Greenville, Columbia, Birmingham, Baton Rouge.
Hartford, Louisville, and Austin should have professional sport teams..
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Old 05-30-2015, 01:50 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Hartford, Louisville, and Austin should have professional sport teams..
No city "SHOULD" have pro sports teams. Pro sports is not a right.
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Old 05-30-2015, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Placitas, New Mexico
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Albuquerque. No pro sports teams, little fervor for them.
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Old 05-30-2015, 07:13 PM
 
Location: USA
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No city "SHOULD" have pro sports teams. Pro sports is not a right.
"should" is alot different then "have to". They should have pro spots team because they have the demographics and are a good markets.
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Old 05-30-2015, 09:56 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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"should" is alot different then "have to". They should have pro spots team because they have the demographics and are a good markets.
The cities you mentioned could have major pro sports franchises. But there are certain factors preventing that.

Not every city can have a team. That's just the reality of it.
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Old 05-30-2015, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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Vegas.
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