Monday, January 26, 2015

Austin, Texas. MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL or MLS Next ????? Answer: #NHLExpansion

The answer:  MLS and NHL.  And likely the NHL first.

Austin is showing up in the spotlight a little late with regard to the big 3 sports.  You're surrounded by territorial bastards with a limited piece of the pie.  You are triangulated in the middle of the NBA near San Antonio and smothered by MLB's presence around Dallas and Houston.  Texans and Texas Rangers make you feel okay?  I hope so.

No doubt there is magnetism for Houston lacking the NHL.  Houston vacated their pro hockey.  The NHL wouldn't ignore that fact.  Just like Las Vegas lulls the leagues as virgin turf, Austin could beckon for south Texas and heart of America balance.

Is Austin for a pick a shocker?
Latino San Antonio gives you competition for soccer.  Maybe too much competition for Austin.  You're just too close.  I would love for the compromise to be in the form of a stadium in San Marcos under the name Texas Divided.  Slick, huh?

Aside from that compromise, I think you're the best bet for the next NHL team in Texas and the heart of the country in general.

More and more football in Texas isn't a shocker.  Even the international brand.  I bet hockey is more of a cosmopolitan fit in Austin than Phoenix or Miami.

A shocker wild card pick for the NHL would be Austin.  Hook 'em horny.

See more expansion, co-location and relocation talk for football, baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer on my blog   :

State named teams. A Wider Geographic Home for the Big Leagues
NBA MidAmerican Express Travel Team (for Louisville, El Paso & Austin...and maybe St. Louis?) 
MLS, Will the Major Leagues land in Austin for the first time, or will San Antonio get that Soccer team before their capital city???
Mid-American Cities that should Get More Pro Teams. And Austin.

San Antonio: Visiting the Possibility of more Pro Sports
San Marcos, Texas Should Be the Second Site For Texas Teams
Defunct American CFL Teams

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