The most difficult and probably most coveted sport to land is Major League Baseball. For many years, you have affiliated with big league franchises in your Triple A ballclub, the Sounds. And in the history of the major leagues I'm sure Nashville will at some point be a big league baseball team.
Take a look: bizjournals.com/bizjournals/on-numbers/scott-thomas/2011/08/methodology-for-sports-capacity-study.html
Good news: tennessean.com/story/money/2014/09/16/nashville-economy-officially-top-b-mark/15725853/
A city as romantic and American as Nashville will get a team. Your competition is Charlotte with an aesthetic honorable mention of Louisville and New Orleans somewhere down the line. But for anyone, it looks later than sooner.
|An artist's rendering of Nashville's new Sulphur Dell ballpark, set to open in Spring 2015 www.milb.com|
Nonetheless, it's impressive that in the east you would beat out cities the likes of Cleveland, Indy or Milwaukee for any such northern sport bid, especially after the capital of the south's failure for hockey. Do some Nashvillians tire of rooting for the Braves?
Will some city in the east get big ball soccer before you? Probably Charlotte.
By the way, Tennessee, I love your Tennessee Smokies team. Someday, Nashville. Someday.
In the meantime, think New Orleans Hornets-Oklahoma city ...
Major League Baseball in Tennessee. How to beat out Charlotte for an Expansion Bid. New Brave King of the South.
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