Great article. Even mention of Inland Empire and some envisioning for the NBA. A third of the teams were floated by the league fighting off bankruptcy just a few short years ago.
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Money in market to hold a franchise.
- $85.4 billion for MLB
- $37.6 billion for the NHL
- $36.7 billion for the NFL
- $34.2 billion for the NBA
- $15.4 billion for MLS.
Many metro markets alone just aren't ready yet for a steady team. That's why I harp on the regional model.
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And please feel free to contribute your two cents with mine.