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Old 08-08-2013, 09:44 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Why does Miami even have a NHL team?
This guy.

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Old 08-09-2013, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
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Orlando's soccer stadium deal was approved today. It is just a formality at this point that we will be announced as the next MLS franchise.

Deal reached on Orlando pro soccer stadium - OrlandoSentinel.com
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:01 PM
 
Location: East Lake Worth
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The Florida Panthers where chosen as a expansion franchise before Bettman was hired.
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Possible cities for expansion clubs are marked with the MLS logo (duh).



If I may add, they left out El Paso....
Sacramento and Elk Grove (which is in Sac County) are pairing up to make a bid to get one of the four franchises by 2020. There are many other cities also making a bid, but Sac has got to be one of the stronger possibilities out there.
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Fairfax, Va
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Sacramento and Elk Grove (which is in Sac County) are pairing up to make a bid to get one of the four franchises by 2020. There are many other cities also making a bid, but Sac has got to be one of the stronger possibilities out there.
They should replace Chivas USA. I don't think the MLS will have 4 teams from California this early!!
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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They should replace Chivas USA. I don't think the MLS will have 4 teams from California this early!!
Ya who knows, but it sure is nice to be optimistic . Well we'll know within the next six years lol.
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:10 PM
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Sacramento and Elk Grove (which is in Sac County) are pairing up to make a bid to get one of the four franchises by 2020. There are many other cities also making a bid, but Sac has got to be one of the stronger possibilities out there.
... you sure about that?
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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... you sure about that?
The MLS most importantly needs teams that have high attendance, and that's what you would more than likely get from Sac. We support our teams, the Kings led the NBA in sellouts 19 of the 28 seasons they've been here, and have the two longest sellout streaks in NBA history (which they're about to break again now that the Magoofs are gone). Our AAA baseball team broke the triple A attendance record in it's first year here by over 150,000 fans, and led the league in attendance five years in a row. This year Forbes named the River Cats the most valuable franchise in minor league baseball for the second year in a row. River Cats take top of most valuable teams list - Sacramento Business Journal We also have a pro soccer team (not in the MLS obviously) that has only played one game but drew over 14,000 people for a friendly. We will have to see if this trend continues when they play their first official game next year, but 14,000 is as high or higher than six other current MLS franchises. With our history of outstanding fans, strong ownership groups, and a new stadium ready to be built in Elk Grove I don't see how we wouldn't be considered a strong contender.
http://www.oregonlive.com/timbers/in...n_teams_b.html

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Old 08-10-2013, 11:50 PM
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The MLS most importantly needs teams that have high attendance, and that's what you would more than likely get from Sac. We support our teams, the Kings led the NBA in sellouts 19 of the 28 seasons they've been here, and have the two longest sellout streaks in NBA history (which they're about to break again now that the Magoofs are gone). Our AAA baseball team broke the triple A attendance record in it's first year here by over 150,000 fans, and led the league in attendance five years in a row. This year Forbes named the River Cats the most valuable franchise in minor league baseball for the second year in a row. River Cats take top of most valuable teams list - Sacramento Business Journal We also have a pro soccer team (not in the MLS obviously) that has only played one game but drew over 14,000 people for a friendly. We will have to see if this trend continues when they play their first official game next year, but 14,000 is as high or higher than six other current MLS franchises. With our history of outstanding fans, strong ownership groups, and a new stadium ready to be built in Elk Grove I don't see how we wouldn't be considered a strong contender.
MLS to add 4 expansion teams by 2020; Miami, Atlanta, Sacramento possible contenders | OregonLive.com
Ok...

But you honestly believe Sacramento can beat out places like San Antonio? Orlando? Tampa? St. Louis? Indianapolis? Charlotte? San Diego? Atlanta? the Twin Cities? Even Detroit?
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Northern California
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Sacramento is not getting an MLS team anytime soon. Sac should concentrate on supporting the Kings.
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