Throughout my blog, and especially mentions on posts in Spring 2014, I lay out some links and regurgitate some rationale behind what kind of figures like TV markets and money it takes in an area to qualify for franchises in each league.
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
Yep, your best bet, like everyone else, is to vie for a soccer team.
No baseball for you.
That is unless my regional camp team model is embraced. For instance: The Arizona Diamondbacks recoin themselves as the Western Diamondbacks or Great West D-Backs and split time between Phoenix, Albuquerque or wherever else as home (camp) games. 40 games here, 40 games there or some sort of variation. Even if this were to happen today, it probably would be wise for a 35,000 seat ballpark to be constructed until the future of your state warrants more growth.
If New Mexico had a team name what could it be?
The baseball Cowboys?
|Albuquerque a noche|
You saw my D-Backs example above.
What do you think about the West Coast Cardinals (in 2014, of Los Angeles, Phoenix and Albuquerque) ???
|39 to 45 thousand fans. Right-sized business.|
Who could get baseball or whichever sport before New Mexicans?
Do the math: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_GDP
|The sky's the limit. Pic of Albuquerque. If you haven't been there who'd 'uh thunk it?|
See more expansion and relocation talk for football, baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer on my blog (starting in Feb 2014, see table of contents/archive): Major League/Pro Expansion <CLICK> http://prosportsexpansion.blogspot.com/
And please feel free to contribute your two cents with mine.