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Old 08-09-2011, 09:02 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Yes plenty of suburbs: Alamo Heights, Balcones Heights, Bulverde, Castle Hills, China Grove, Cibolo, Converse, Garden Ridge, Elmendorf, Fair Oaks Ranch, Grey Forest, Helotes, Hollywood Park, Hill Country Village, Kirby, Live Oak, Leon Valley, Marion, Olmos Park, Schertz, Selma, Shavano Park, Somerset, St Hedwig, Terrell Hills, Universal City, Von Ormy, Windcrest. All of these are incorporated cities but none are on the scale of Arlington but Houston is more like SA and is not surround by giant suburbs.
Those are all tiny. And Houston may not have large incorporated suburbs, but areas like "The Great Northwest" along 290 have one million people. The City of SA is pretty much the entire metro area. The City of Houston is less than 50% of its metro area and Dallas is less than 50% of its metro division (Dallas-Plano-Irving). Haven't even added in Fort Worth-Arlington (bigger than Metro San Antonio). Can't compare Houston and DFW to SA.

L.A. getting closer and closer to getting the NFL back - latimes.com

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Old 08-09-2011, 10:11 PM
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Those are all tiny. And Houston may not have large incorporated suburbs, but areas like "The Great Northwest" along 290 have one million people. The City of SA is pretty much the entire metro area. The City of Houston is less than 50% of its metro area and Dallas is less than 50% of its metro division (Dallas-Plano-Irving). Haven't even added in Fort Worth-Arlington (bigger than Metro San Antonio). Can't compare Houston and DFW to SA.

L.A. getting closer and closer to getting the NFL back - latimes.com
Tarrant is a little bigger than Bexar, and no San Antonio is not all the metro. 1.35 million city and a metro of nearly 2.3 million. Thats 58% of it's metro.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Tarrant is a little bigger than Bexar, and no San Antonio is not all the metro. 1.35 million city and a metro of nearly 2.3 million. Thats also 50% of it's metro.
We're the 7th largest city and the 25th largest metro. That's quite the spread and comparably speaking to most large cities, our metro is indeed small.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:17 PM
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Its the 24th largest metro as of 2011 and is not far from eclipsing three other metros so its only a few years from breaking into the top 20.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:23 PM
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I guess Denver, Cleveland, Portland, Pittsburgh, are all small metros as well. SA is bigger than Cleveland now and on Portland, Pittsburghs and Denvers tail and should surpass these metros pretty soon.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:32 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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San Antonio right now has better luck getting an MLS franchise.

Much, MUCH better luck...

Right now, all the focus to another city in this country having an NFL team is all pointing to L.A., and they already have two up to date stadiums in plan at least.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:27 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Please folks, you'll be waiting for 2 NFL teams to be in LA before SA can even begin to dream. The stars are starting to align for the first team here:

LA council passes framework deal for NFL venue - ESPN Los Angeles

Unfortunately, most of you will be gone (as in, dead) before SA is even thought of for a team. Harsh reality.
Not likely wife. The population trends point to a third Texas team way before I'll be dead. Texas and especially South Central Texas, no pun intended, is already huge and is growing as fast as any region in the country.

I think most Angelenos will be dead and buried before you'll see a second NFL team out there. Let alone one. Remember what happened in 1999 with Houston? Los Angeles was a shoe in to get an NFL team but it didn't work out that way.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:15 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Ahhh..the smell of hope. You keep hoping there, my friend. The NFL is determined to place 2 teams in LA and times have changed. It's no longer 1999. You'll be dead and buried before any team moves to SA.
SA sucks on so many fronts. Don't get me started.
Ugh. The foul stench of arrogance. Your pot shots at San Antonio doesn't change the fact that both LA and SA are in the same boat wife. Neither has an NFL team. And as far as a new stadium in Los Angeles for an NFL team? I'll believe it when I see it. Your environmental kooks will take of that idea soon enough. Why do you think a major project like an NFL stadium has not been completed in California in several decades?

And I don't have the hours required to describe how much of a toilet Los Angeles is. Just open up a window and take a breath of that fresh, clean smog. That'll give you an idea.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:26 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Hehe. I agree with you wholeheartedly. LA is a toilet. I don't live in LA and would never. I did live in SA for a few years and definitely know of what I speak.
I'm just stating reality, which you obviously cannot handle. I know it's painful, I know.
Listen wife, can you add something that pertains to the topic here. This back and forth over which city is better accomplishes nothing and detracts from the main subject.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:46 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Well like I said, the focus is mainly on L.A. now, but I DIDN'T say it wouldn't be so long before San Antonio got a team. I also didn't say L.A. would get two teams before San Antonio.
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