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View Poll Results: What city can support it?
Montreal 16 20.25%
Portland 22 27.85%
San Antonio 12 15.19%
Charlotte 28 35.44%
Albuquerque 1 1.27%
Salt Lake City 3 3.80%
Las Vegas 10 12.66%
(Other) Write in comments 8 10.13%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 79. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-17-2014, 01:16 PM
 
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Portland makes the most sense out of all of these cities. Many many reasons why
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:41 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Portland makes the most sense out of all of these cities. Many many reasons why
More than Charlotte, San Antonio, and Montreal...?
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Portland makes sense to me, too. California has 5 teams, Arizona 1, Colorado 1, Washington 1. That's only 8 teams on the "extended" west coast. Not sure if you want to cal
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:30 PM
 
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More a terrible idea than cool.
Care to elaborate?
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:34 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Care to elaborate?
Why don't you tell me how Las Vegas, an overgrown suburb with high end hotels/casinos & the issue of gambling, is a great place for any major sports?
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:36 PM
 
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Why don't you tell me how Las Vegas, an overgrown suburb with high end hotels/casinos & the issue of gambling, is a great place for any major sports?
Ask the NHL.
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:55 PM
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Ask the NHL.
I already know what you're talking about, and I know you're not taking that seriously... NO ONE is.
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:02 PM
 
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Charlotte is not all that great for MLBaseball. Look at Miami Tampa and even Atlanta. Places that are fast growing are not the best markets. There is no allegiance to new teams that they didn't follow their lifetimes. Attendance maybe good the first couple of years, but once the nostalgia wears off it will be tough to fill seats.
Or you can look at Houston or Dallas, both of which tend to support their professional sports teams well by "Sun Belt/new market" standards. Miami is an incredibly fair weather sports town (due to so much other entertainment floating around and the weather. Tampa has the beach scene too. Atlanta is probably the strangest market in sports. A few teams that haven't been in their markets too long, but certainly long enough for the honeymoon to wear off: Ravens, Colts, Spurs, Mavs, etc. Look at the Sacramento Kings. They haven't been in Sacramento too long and their fan base is rabid. The ownership and stadium issues have always been their issue.

If we based franchise location on the premise that there is no allegiance to new teams that they didn't follow in their lifetimes, we would never have a single relocation of any franchise. We'd never have expansion teams. We never would have even had a single pro league form, because every team was "new" without "allegiance" at one point. 50+ year franchise histories aren't built in a day.
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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The MLB is a different breed compared to the other major sports because, due to lack of salary cap or any other curb on contracts or spending by an organization, only the teams in the largest markets will succeed, due to TV contracts and the ability to sell 30k+ tickets 81 times per year. So expanding/moving a team into the next growing metro makes sense for NBA or NHL, but not for MLB.
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Old 11-18-2014, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I have lived in two cities in my life and both of them are under discussion... Milwaukee and Las Vegas.
Milwaukee, although a smaller market has very good attendance. They have themselves set up with a nice stadium, a dedicated owner and a pretty loyal fanbase considering all of their heartbreaks. Bus Selig kept baseball in Milwaukee and owner Mark Antannasio has carried the torch quite well. The Milwaukee Bucks do not get much love... The city is definitely a Packer/Brewer town.

In Las Vegas, I can assure you that an MLB team will not be coming here. A team will be coming soon, but it will either be MLS, NHL or NBA. There are many reasons for this, but the two biggest ones are this:
1. Two sports arenas are being built right now in Las Vegas which will be able to host an NBA or NHL team. They are both 100% privately funded with no tax burden on the citizens whatsoever.
2. MLS, NHL and NBA account for a TINY amount of the total sports betting revenue pulled in by Vegas casinos. If a team were to come into Vegas and betting would be ceased, there wouldn't be much of a loss.
NFL and MLB however is a massive chunk of the sports betting revenue and casinos would take a massive hit if betting would be banned from either of those sports.

Vegas is only a few degrees cooler than Phoenix in the Summertime... So if the city were to have an NFL or MLB team, there would need to be a climate controlled dome similar to Chase Field or Uni of AZ Stadium built in Las Vegas. This, I can assure you, would not be able to be 100% privately funded and the citizens are VERY strongly opposed to a tax increase to fund stadiums.

Out of the three sports in play, I hope it ends up being NHL... But it might be NBA considering their commish seems to be opening up ideas to a Vegas team.
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