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View Poll Results: Which is more likely to happen first for DFW sports?
A 2nd NFL team? 4 7.41%
A 2nd NBA team in Dallas? 1 1.85%
A 2nd NBA team in Fort Worth or Arlington? 8 14.81%
A 2nd Major League Baseball club near downtown Dallas? 3 5.56%
A 2nd NHL team ANYWHERE in the Metroplex? 1 1.85%
A 2nd MLS team (in Fort Worth)? 2 3.70%
A comeback for Arena Football in either city? (Both Dallas and Ft. Worth had AFL teams at least once) 12 22.22%
A WNBA team anywhere in the Metroplex? 23 42.59%
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:18 PM
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This has come up before, and even just a few weeks ago I heard this on the radio (105 The Fan) about whether or not DFW could have 2 teams in the same league and where they would be.

The guys gave a few scenarios:

- Have a 2nd NBA team in the AAC with the Mavericks. (Although it would be MUCH more likely for that team to be in Fort Worth)
- Have a 2nd MLB team with the ballpark near downtown Dallas (which actually has been discussed several times before, especially around the time when Mark Cuban tried to buy the Rangers... and thank God he didn't)
- A 2nd Major League Soccer team with the stadium in Dallas (again, would be much better and more likely if it were in Fort Worth)
- And, get this, a 2nd NFL team playing in the Cotton Bowl (.... yeah, NEVER happening as long as the Cowboys exist)

They also brought up having a 2nd NHL team, but let's face it, the State of Texas will only have ONE major hockey team for at least another decade or so, and that would go to Houston.


Anyway, what do you think is more likely to happen?
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Dallas needs its own MLB team so MLB
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Originally Posted by JJG View Post
This has come up before, and even just a few weeks ago I heard this on the radio (105 The Fan) about whether or not DFW could have 2 teams in the same league and where they would be.

The guys gave a few scenarios:

- Have a 2nd NBA team in the AAC with the Mavericks. (Although it would be MUCH more likely for that team to be in Fort Worth)
- Have a 2nd MLB team with the ballpark near downtown Dallas (which actually has been discussed several times before, especially around the time when Mark Cuban tried to buy the Rangers... and thank God he didn't)
- A 2nd Major League Soccer team with the stadium in Dallas (again, would be much better and more likely if it were in Fort Worth)
- And, get this, a 2nd NFL team playing in the Cotton Bowl (.... yeah, NEVER happening as long as the Cowboys exist)

They also brought up having a 2nd NHL team, but let's face it, the State of Texas will only have ONE major hockey team for at least another decade or so, and that would go to Houston.


Anyway, what do you think is more likely to happen?
I think the only sport that Dallas could successfully pull off with having two teams would be the NFL, but even then, who's going to give up their Cowboys fandom for another team? Good luck getting Jerry Jones to give up his market for another team, I doubt he'd even allow another team in Texas, let alone Dallas.

I think if any professional sports were added in Texas, it would be the NFL or MLB in San Antonio, and possibly the NHL in Houston.

That would be it.
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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Don't ever in my lifetime see another NFL team moving into DFW. Not going to happen. I could see an NFL or MLB team in San Antonio/Austin before I see a 2nd professional team in DFW. Only NYC,LA,Chicago have 2 professional teams in the city.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:22 AM
 
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I think all of the Big 5 cities in Texas shouls add a WNBA team..I think it would spice up that league a little.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:06 AM
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I think if any professional sports were added in Texas, it would be the NFL or MLB in San Antonio, and possibly the NHL in Houston.
I know, but this isn't about any other city. Just Dallas and Fort Worth.

(You honestly believe this area could pull of a 2nd NFL team?)
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:23 AM
 
Location: The Mid-Cities
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An NBA team in Fort Worth or an MLB team in Dallas. NFL and NHL are to far-fetched. But before all this I would say our 1st WNBA team.
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:26 PM
 
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I'm all for a playoff NFL team in DFW area. Jerry can call his team the America's cowboys and still use his Arlington stadium
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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NBA team in Fort Worth.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:48 PM
 
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For TX:
The Cotton Bowl is a dump and the Cowboys are king, so nix a 2nd football team for Dallas.
Houston attendance lags in baseball so nix that one (last 3 years 19th, 16th, 28th).
Dallas attendance for hockey is average/below average so nix that one.
Dallas baseball attendance is slightly above average but just two or three years out of bankrutpcy, so no 2nd baseball team for DFW.
The Texans are too new, so no 2nd football team for Houston.

Overall:
The Brooklyn/NJ Nets basketball team lags pretty hard in attendance and if they hadn't been bought by a Russian billionaire, they were a strong consideration for leaving the NY area not too long ago.
The Jets lag in attendance and that area has nearly double the DFW metro population.
The only thing holding the White Sox in Chicago is history. Their attendance ranks 24/30 MLB teams.

Maybe LA and NY do well with 2 baseball teams but those metro areas are also nearly double the DFW population. The Mets have been recent laggers, but were also 2nd in attendance to the Yankees as recently as 2008.

In short, two teams in a single metro is generally a bad idea, and the top two metros in TX are a long way from being able to support them.

The WNBA is also still struggling with attendance and not in expansion mode, but Dallas might get a WNBA team in the next 10 years.
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