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Old 12-10-2009, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Not if you include Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Then your talking about metro population of over 3 million.
But you can't count Ciudad Juarez. Nobody will care about an El Paso team in Ciudad Juarez. Oh and El Paso is growing but it's not growing that fast. At least not as fast compared to the rest of the sunbelt.

 
Old 12-10-2009, 03:14 PM
 
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Had their chance? You mean like Denver, Atlanta, Ottawa and the Twin Cities?
I'm not sure about the others, but the Atlanta Flames of the NHL did not move to Calgary due to lack of interest or low attendance in Atlanta. They were sold by owner Tom Cousins because of his financial difficulties.
 
Old 12-31-2009, 08:34 PM
 
Location: ☀ ѕυnѕнιne ѕтaтe ☀
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MLB - Charlotte
San Antonio

NBA - There Are Enough Teams But If So

Tampa Bay (Stadium and Population Reasons)
Seattle (Be Loved City)
or A City In Missouri

NFL

Orlando if the stadium gets built.
Las Vegas
Los Angeles. I Really think L.A. should have one. Big city and they need their own team.


NHL Milwaukee
Salt Lake City
 
Old 01-02-2010, 11:06 AM
 
Location: St Louis
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None. All 3 leagues are oversaturated with franchises especially MLB. No city that currently does not have MLB could support it. There are 10-15 MLB cities now that can't support their teams they already have.
 
Old 01-02-2010, 11:53 AM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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NFL - San Antonio > L.A.

NBA - Seattle, Fort Worth (don't even mention that other city... ), Las Vegas

MLB - Charlotte, San Antonio, Las Vegas, Vancouver or Montreal?

NHL - Any city besides Boston in the New England area, Quebec, Kansas City, Winnipeg, Seattle or Portland.


Notes:

*I believe San Antonio diserves an NFL team a hell of alot more than L.A. does. L.A. had 3 teams, couldn't keep any one of them. Enough said.

*Fort Worth could hold at least one major leauge sports team even though it's next to Dallas (technically, we have the Rangers AND the Cowboys anyway, but let's not get into that...), and I believe the NBA is our best bet.

*I don't know if Canada wants another MLB team.

*The only Sun belt hockey teams that should stay where they are... the Stars, Hurricanes, Panthers, Kings, and maybe Ducks, IMO.
 
Old 01-02-2010, 02:36 PM
 
Location: yeah
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I'm not sure about the others, but the Atlanta Flames of the NHL did not move to Calgary due to lack of interest or low attendance in Atlanta. They were sold by owner Tom Cousins because of his financial difficulties.
I wasn't degrading Atlanta, just saying that they met the criterion of having a franchise before their current one.
 
Old 01-02-2010, 04:38 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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NBA - Seattle, Fort Worth (don't even mention that other city... ), Las Vegas
I forgot to mention St. Louis.
 
Old 01-22-2010, 08:08 PM
 
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The midwest has MLB teams: Milwaukee, Chicago, Twin Cities, St. Louis, Etc... DesMoines, Omaha aren't large enough and don't have the buisness to support it, plain and simple
 
Old 01-22-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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I live in Milwaukee, and the NHL will never come here, especially with the NHL in it's current economic state. Most people don't realize it, but Milwaukee was close to getting the NHL in the late 80s and early 90s many times. The Bradley Center (where the Bucks play) is actually specifically built for hockey because husband of the insanely rich family that donated the money for the BC was a former Blackhawks announder (Lloyd Pettit). He came close to buying the Blues, Penguins, Islanders, and Nordiques. He quit trying because the city was concerned that the Bucks would suffer by having another sport playing during the same season.
 
Old 01-22-2010, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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It would be nice if Columbus would get an NFL or NBA franchise, although I don't see it happening.
Ohio State University has such a huge presence in the city ... and Cleveland has the Cavaliers, Browns and the Indians. Cincinnatti has the Reds & the Bengals. Columbus is a large enough city / metro region to sustain a pro - team, however due to the huge and cult like following of the "Buckeyes", it will likely never happen.
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