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Old 06-28-2007, 10:16 AM
 
Location: East Windsor CT
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i agree with hartford i think they could handle a nhl team hartford may not have a large population but the metro population is over a million and as we speek Lawrence R. Gottesdiener who has over 100 million dollers invested into hartford is trying to get a new major league sized arena aproved to attract pro teams
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:07 PM
 
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Ummmmm, Hartford had an NHL team.........it decided Carolina was a better fit.
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Old 07-04-2007, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Raleigh,NC
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Default Which City will land the next Pro Franchise?

Between the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major Leauge Baseball and including Cities that already have one. Personally I've heard Kansas City might get a NBA or
NHL team. I could see Charlotte getting a major leauge baseball team in the near future. I also thought Oklahoma City did a good job being the temporary
home of the New Orleans Hornetts.
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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We do have the Hurricanes (I'm an Islanders fan), but I think we deserve another pro team. I would KILL for a baseball team here. The Durham bulls draw great crowds (a lot are from raleigh) and I think a pro-baseball team would do well here. This area is growing like crazy. I think in the next 10-15 we'll have at least one more pro-sports team.
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Ohio, but moving to El Paso, TX August/September
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El Paso because that's where I'm moving.
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Old 07-11-2007, 06:13 PM
 
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We had the carolina cobras in Raleigh.

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Old 07-13-2007, 12:11 PM
 
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I'm talking of the 4 major sports (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL), and the city can't already have a team in any of these leagues.

My picks:

1. Hartford, CT -- Plenty of disposable income in this city. Bring back the Whalers!
2. Oklahoma City, OK -- they've proved they are a major league city with their great support for the displace Hornets. I think MLB or NFL would be great here.
3. Louisville, KY -- NBA would be a good fit.
4. Virginia Beach, VA -- plenty of population, probably could support a MLB team.
5. Las Vegas, NV -- NFL in Vegas? Or NBA? It would awesome.


VA i believe is the most deserving right now, They say DC is our teams...when they really are not we dont even have a frickin stadium, everything is in the city or in MD. I think Richmond is a prime location bringing in people from Northern NC, VA beach, Charlottesville, Warrenton, Fredericksburg, and even some from Northern VA. could you imagine the amount of fans and the output that city would get from a team.
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Thumbs up Pro Richmond

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VA i believe is the most deserving right now, They say DC is our teams...when they really are not we dont even have a frickin stadium, everything is in the city or in MD. I think Richmond is a prime location bringing in people from Northern NC, VA beach, Charlottesville, Warrenton, Fredericksburg, and even some from Northern VA. could you imagine the amount of fans and the output that city would get from a team.
You couldn't be more right, I have lived in the Richmond, VA area all my life and we have always had to support DC teams (nothing wrong with that) but Richmond is a wonderful thriving city and deserves a team. The closest we come is watching the Richmond Braves (farm team to Atlanta Braves) I've seen some pros that way but........I am a Tiger fan anyway. We have local hockey that is good. Our colleges are okay, Did you see VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) beat Duke in College Basketball! I don't like the Skins or the Nationals, but If I had a Richmond Pro team I would fully support them and it would be great for the city. Richmond, VA is more deserving than any city I can think of. We are between the mountains and the beach and would have a huge fan base. GO RICHMOND!!!!
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Old 07-24-2007, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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I say that the good people of Philadelphia are more than deserving of a pro team- high time that they got one...
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:38 PM
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I like the idea of Albuquerque as well.

As for the population figures, I think the metropolitan area's population matters more than the hub city. While relatively few people live in Hartford or Providence, both have approximately 1.2 million people in the metro area compared to around 760,000 in Albuquerque and 1.1 million in Oklahoma City. The ten largest metro areas without a team are actually:

Las Vegas - 2.0 million
Norfolk/Virginia Beach - 1.6 million
Austin - 1.5 million
Greensboro/Winston-Salem - 1.3 million
West Palm Beach - 1.2 million
Providence - 1.2 million
Hartford - 1.2 million
Grand Rapids - 1.1 million
Oklahoma City - 1.1 million
Rochester - 1.0 million


In 2005, Tucson ranked as the 32nd-largest city and 52nd-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. It is the largest city in southern Arizona and the second largest in the state after Phoenix.
According to the 2006 Census:

Population (2006)[1]
- City 518,956
- Density 2,647.8/sq mi (1,022.5/km²)
- Metro 1,015,694

Tucson is home to the Tucson Electric Park, the spring training location of the Arizona Diamondbacks (NL), and the Chicago White Sox (AL). The Colorado Rockies (NL) practice at nearby Hi Corbett Field. These teams, along with the nine that practice in nearby Phoenix, make up the Cactus League.

My vote would be to definately consider Tucson, AZ as a Major League Baseball location because of its devotion to the sport of Baseball. I am extremely convinced that a sport such as Basketball or Football would be unsuccessful here because in this city we do not have a "die hard" strong passion for those two sports in general, but a MLB team could survive.
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