Sunday, October 4, 2015

Say My Name. Which Sportless City Gets Which Sport Next? A Longer List

Which big leagues are going to land in which cities?
 Short list was a previous post.  The additions, generally more medium or less considered (perhaps sports saturated) cities, are highlighted This of course is my unscientific deal, for almost every sports market is considered economically saturated for expansion.  But the NFL and MLS are weekly events which are certainly doable.

East to West, the list mainly includes Louisville, Austin and Las Vegas.
Portland and Charlotte come to mind for some sports, too.  Baseball for Charlotte.  Hockey for Portland
Los Angeles football is a no-brainer.  But let me guess the next chance for the others.

Atlanta:  hockey won't be here (back again) soon along with the melt of Houston.  I wish the Southlakes Predators would be their tag-team share.
Alabama:  NFL
Albuquerque/Santa Fe:  alignment with a team in El Paso for a regionally represented team?  NBA'll give you a glance.
Austin:  it'll likely be MLS but damn if the NHL doesn't see the wisdom in this hip town over a large hot Houston one.

Baltimore:  the ambiance of that town spells NBA.  But I would lean for a MLS rivalry first.  Rocket di Baltimore.
Boise:  NBA
Buffalo:  Two is good for you.  But I love that big time baseball ready stadium.

Cincinnati:  hockey or MLS.  NHL or MLS???  Or NBA?  There's a majorly renovated coliseum.  I'm a hometown kid.  I don't know!  Going to say MLS or hockey.  MLS or hockey.
Cleveland:  NHL
Columbus:  Damn.                                       OHIO
Would the town of Toledo vie for MLS before Detroit would land it?  "Ohio Divided" sound like a cool name?  I've blogged about it.

Detroit Arsenal sound like something to you?

Hartford:  share an NHL team with Virginia Beach

Indianapolis:  MLS.  Why can't the Ohio hockeyless cities along with those in Indiana and Wisconsin have a Great Lakes NHL tag team?

Jacksonville:  no

Kansas City: NBA or NHL?  NHL or NBA?  I'm guessing NBA before St. Louis.  But wouldn't a Showme State Express be a good share wrapping the state?  NBA, because I could see hockey in Austin first for a Texas deemed team.

Las Vegas:  along with Quebec City, it seems like a sure bet for NHL play.  Soccer is next.  Everybody will be there before end century.  Probably the same thing will be said of Portland.
Little Rock:  one of the footballs, not sure whether major or national.
Louisville:  I believe the NBA will eagerly honor this void for the next two team expansion.

Memphis:  I don't see it.  But wouldn't it be awesome for a Tennessee Major League Baseball squad that plays 40 home games here.
Milwaukee:  NHL
Montreal:  baseball

New Jersey: a baseball team a long time from now
New Orleans:  baseball a long time from now

Oklahoma City:  NFL
Omaha/Lincoln:  NHL 
Places like Ottawa:  an all-camped Canadian franchise in any big sports league.  After all, television dollars and regional sports networks is where the money is.  Imagine the population of Canada to count on.

Pittsburgh and St. Louis:  Ummmm, Major League Soccer
Portland:  I would go with the NFL soon, but Los Angeles is looking more like an expansion, so I'm actually seeing them for hockey, probably before baseball.  Love you long time.

Salt Lake City:  their best chance seems like a hockey ambiance.
Seattle:  NHL, though it seems they'd be the sure-bet balance to a Louisville NBA expansion in the east.

Toronto:  hockey two.  Is calling the team "Ontario" too out of bounds?  Is suburbia chopped liver?
Tucson:  Arizona's brand of not-so saturated Major League Soccer

Wichita/Topeka:  sandwiched in between Denver and Missouri teams.  My travel-tag-team suits you in a regional Midland alliance with the likes of Little Rock and OKC.

Vancouver:  beisbol
Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads:  share an NHL team with Hartford.  Might get an NBA team.

I have blogged about most of all of this, folks. 

See your place in the Index Key

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


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