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Old 10-22-2019, 07:44 AM
 
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A wonderful fit for Sac, and long overdue. Republic SC will now be a pro team. Former Mayor Kevin Johnson set all this in motion years ago. Hopefully this and the new courthouse spur development in the embarrassing pile of dirt known as the rail yards!!!
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Old 10-22-2019, 07:57 AM
 
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This is awesome for Sacramento, can't wait to see the evolution of the Railyards...
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Old 10-22-2019, 07:07 PM
 
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A Quick Re-Cap of How the Sacramento Republic FC became the 29th Team of Major League Soccer (MLS).

MLS has no serious plans to go beyond 30 Teams at this time.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLAOfnytHk4
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Old 10-22-2019, 08:52 PM
 
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9 Months Ago

Sacramento Republic's competitors for an MLS expansion team.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2Pq0UjjV04
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Old 10-23-2019, 11:18 PM
 
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Before Billionaire Ron Burkle of Beverly Hills and La Jolla became majority owner of the Sacramento Republics there was and still is....

Sacramento's GRASSROOTS Campaign for Major League Soccer


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YGdBxf-mI8

Burkle purchased the land in the Sacramento Railyards and will PRIVATELY finance the 300 Million dollar Stadium. Burkle is a part owner of the Pittsburg Penguins and for you architecture buffs, he owns the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Ennis House landmark in Hollywood/Los Feliz.

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Old 10-24-2019, 02:39 PM
 
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NBA? Cool. MLS? Nice.

Now let's step it up a notch and land a major league baseball team. Need the A's to either move here or to Vegas...
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Old 10-24-2019, 05:20 PM
 
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MLS and NBA is perfect for Sac.

I recall a study once done where economists determined that 1 pro team per 1.7 million was the minimum needed to sustain the market. So Sac was an underserved sports market. MLS makes it overserved now. But MLS is such a niche sport and gets so little revenue (relative to NHL/MLB/NBA/NFL. So it makes sense. MLS is a bit more small time, making it feasible that it can survive in Sac

Just go to Denver if you want to see what an over saturated market looks like. There aren't enough fans and businesses to support all the teams, so they all end up being small market.
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Old 10-24-2019, 07:00 PM
 
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Sacramento’s CSA is near 2.7 million population (near 2.4 million for MSA) so it can easily handle MLS.

As far as the A’s coming here, u never know as Sacramento has always supported Bay Area sports overwhelmingly.

Sacramento sits in that sweet spot, just far enough to be separate with it’s own economic-cultural identity distinctly apart from the Bay. But, still inter-connected on many levels and even more so as the NorCal Mega Region has taken shape.

Sacramento is just 40 miles from north-east bay cities, 65 miles from Berkeley, 70 miles from Oakland, 85 miles from downtown San Francisco.

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Old 10-24-2019, 08:01 PM
 
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I recall a study once done where economists determined that 1 pro team per 1.7 million was the minimum needed to sustain the market.
Okay, that's one opinion. There are 30 major league teams now. Sac-Stockton area is the No. 20 media market in the USA, which means from a broadcast revenue standpoint there are some MLB teams that would do better by moving here. The Marlins only draw 10,000 fans per game, worst in the league. There were 8 years where the River Cats drew more than that.

Warm summer nights in Sacto are perfect for baseball.
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:17 PM
 
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Okay, that's one opinion. There are 30 major league teams now. Sac-Stockton area is the No. 20 media market in the USA, which means from a broadcast revenue standpoint there are some MLB teams that would do better by moving here. The Marlins only draw 10,000 fans per game, worst in the league. There were 8 years where the River Cats drew more than that.

Warm summer nights in Sacto are perfect for baseball.
Stockton is not a part of the Sac metro or the Sac media market.

And even if it were, there simply is not enough corporate sponsors around to sustain NFL/MLB.

Rivercats drew high because Sac was an under served media market. It was pretty much the only show in town once NBA
Plus they used to be the A's affiliate, which meant Rivercats and A's players were extremely interchangeable. Most of the A's players were not good enough to play in the MLB, but were too good for AAA. Which meant you had a really good AAA team, with players who often at some point during the season played for the A's.

Marlins don't draw for a number of reasons. Florida is miserable in the summer, lot's of transplants from other states, terrible owner, etc. But the Marlins are in MIAMI area. Which means the media contract and corporate sponsors up the wazoo.
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