Next Professional Sports Expansion Franchise by Sporting Geography. Where should the next Pro teams be? Your town? Why? The Big 5 Leagues and even the minors. Relocations on the table. With your heart and mind. Let's toss around some ideas. Envision possibility at your place. Talk also about rebranding and travel-team-like co-location feasibility combinations.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
National Hockey League might Vote on Expansion as early as Summer 2015
In Las Vegas:
"After the first two weeks of the ticket drive, Foley said 7,350 deposits have been paid with another 300 committed.
The most impressive aspect of that number: The tickets aren't being bought by resorts on the Strip."
Consensus for the next few years leading up to 2020, four teams are being added to the NHL. That would make the NHL the first 34-team league.
Quebec City and another in the Toronto area seem to be locks.
Seattle and Las Vegas are the other thoughts with a wild card in the hockey hearts and minds of Portland.
Hockey isn't necessarily thriving in the warm confines of Arizona (close to Las Vegas) and Miami, Florida (near a successful former champ Tampa team). Will Miami (Florida Panthers) and the Atlanta (formerly named Thrash that relocated) teams be failures in the South (east) much like a failure or at least lackluster failure in Arizona and another South (west)?
In my blog, I'm likely to continue to focus on relocating teams like the Coyotes and Panthers.
Right now, the NFL has 32 teams and the other Big 4 leagues have 30, while MLS is about 20 and growing fast..