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NBA and NHL in KC..any news?

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Any news of the NHL and/or NBA relocating a team to Kansas City in the brand new Sprint Center in 2007? let me know

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My Pens are looking like they are staying put, no more singing "Going to Kansas City" :lol:

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ISn't the KC market too small to support 3 majors?

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not at all..the KC area has close to 2.3 million people when u add topeka and st joseph. we are fully capable of supporting 3 teams. we are promised an "anchor tennant" other than our new arena football team probably an NHL team, but NBA isnt out of the question.

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With the way the NHL has gone with the OSN? Network and near no national coverage. I love my Pens but the NHL has a long road back nationally. Sad that the PGA and Tennis get more ratings on a national scale then the NHL.

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not at all..the KC area has close to 2.3 million people when u add topeka and st joseph. we are fully capable of supporting 3 teams. we are promised an "anchor tennant" other than our new arena football team probably an NHL team, but NBA isnt out of the question.
Based on population, there's at least 15 other metros more deserving than KC of having an additional team. Orlando and and San Antonio have just one team. Las Vegas has zero teams.

San Diego, CA MSA                               2,931,714  currently has two - NFL and MLB

Baltimore-Towson, MD MSA 2,639,213 currently has two - NFL and MLB

Portland--Salem, OR--WA MSA 2,064,336 currently has just one - NBA

Cincinnati--Hamilton, OH--KY--IN MSA 2,058,221 currently has two - NFL and MLB

Sacramento--Yolo, CA MSA 2,016,702 currently has just one - NBA

Kansas City, MO-KS MSA 1,925,319 currently has two - NFL and MLB

Orlando-Kissimmee, FL MSA 1,861,707 currently has just one - NBA

San Antonio, TX MSA 1,854,050 currently has just one - NBA

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA MSA 1,741,431 currently has just one - NHL

Columbus, OH MSA 1,693,906 currently has just one - NHL

Las Vegas-Paradise, NV MSA 1,650,671 currently has zero

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA 1,569,541 currently has zero

Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA MSA 1,628,808 currently has zero

Austin-Round Rock, TX MSA 1,412,271 currently has zero

Memphis, TN-MS-AR MSA 1,250,293 currently has just one - NBA

Jacksonville, FL MSA 1,225,381 currently has just one - NFL

Louisville, KY-IN MSA 1,200,847 currently has zero

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT MSA 1,184,564 currently has zero

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Based on population, there's at least 15 other metros more deserving than KC of having an additional team. Orlando and and San Antonio have just one team. Las Vegas has zero teams.

San Diego, CA MSA                               2,931,714  currently has two - NFL and MLB

Baltimore-Towson, MD MSA 2,639,213 currently has two - NFL and MLB

Portland--Salem, OR--WA MSA 2,064,336 currently has just one - NBA

Cincinnati--Hamilton, OH--KY--IN MSA 2,058,221 currently has two - NFL and MLB

Sacramento--Yolo, CA MSA 2,016,702 currently has just one - NBA

Kansas City, MO-KS MSA 1,925,319 currently has two - NFL and MLB

Orlando-Kissimmee, FL MSA 1,861,707 currently has just one - NBA

San Antonio, TX MSA 1,854,050 currently has just one - NBA

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA MSA 1,741,431 currently has just one - NHL

Columbus, OH MSA 1,693,906 currently has just one - NHL

Las Vegas-Paradise, NV MSA 1,650,671 currently has zero

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA 1,569,541 currently has zero

Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA MSA 1,628,808 currently has zero

Austin-Round Rock, TX MSA 1,412,271 currently has zero

Memphis, TN-MS-AR MSA 1,250,293 currently has just one - NBA

Jacksonville, FL MSA 1,225,381 currently has just one - NFL

Louisville, KY-IN MSA 1,200,847 currently has zero

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT MSA 1,184,564 currently has zero

Orlando is also growing much faster and has already passed K.C. in population at over 2,000,000 now.

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Orlando's problem is that they are 2 hours from Buccanears stadium, Lightning and Devilrays (or whatever they are calling themselves now) and about 3.5 hours from the Jaguars . . . which only proves that sports is not local it is regional, that is how Denver in the middle of nowhere but smaller then some metros with only 2 or 3 have all 4 sports plus some lesser followed ones.

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not at all..the KC area has close to 2.3 million people when u add topeka and st joseph. we are fully capable of supporting 3 teams. we are promised an "anchor tennant" other than our new arena football team probably an NHL team, but NBA isnt out of the question.
GO CANES!!!!!! :yahoo:

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we are promised an "anchor tennant" other than our new arena football team probably an NHL team, but NBA isnt out of the question.

Just out of curiousity, who made the promise of an "anchor tennant" for the new arena?

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I have this feeling it might be someone . . . to quote TopGun . . . writing checks his body can't cash. Only legit committment possible is from a major league team owner, and even then with how complicated sports relos are there are never any garantees. Just ask the Baltimore Colts fans how they use (or was that abuse) Mayflower movers now adays :lol:

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Based on population, there's at least 15 other metros more deserving than KC of having an additional team. Orlando and and San Antonio have just one team. Las Vegas has zero teams.

San Diego, CA MSA                               2,931,714  currently has two - NFL and MLB

Baltimore-Towson, MD MSA 2,639,213 currently has two - NFL and MLB

Portland--Salem, OR--WA MSA 2,064,336 currently has just one - NBA

Cincinnati--Hamilton, OH--KY--IN MSA 2,058,221 currently has two - NFL and MLB

Sacramento--Yolo, CA MSA 2,016,702 currently has just one - NBA

Kansas City, MO-KS MSA 1,925,319 currently has two - NFL and MLB

Orlando-Kissimmee, FL MSA 1,861,707 currently has just one - NBA

San Antonio, TX MSA 1,854,050 currently has just one - NBA

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA MSA 1,741,431 currently has just one - NHL

Columbus, OH MSA 1,693,906 currently has just one - NHL

Las Vegas-Paradise, NV MSA 1,650,671 currently has zero

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA 1,569,541 currently has zero

Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA MSA 1,628,808 currently has zero

Austin-Round Rock, TX MSA 1,412,271 currently has zero

Memphis, TN-MS-AR MSA 1,250,293 currently has just one - NBA

Jacksonville, FL MSA 1,225,381 currently has just one - NFL

Louisville, KY-IN MSA 1,200,847 currently has zero

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT MSA 1,184,564 currently has zero

Your data excludes Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, and Nashville CSA/MSA's...?

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Just out of curiousity, who made the promise of an "anchor tennant" for the new arena?

Not by anyone who's word means anything, i.e. a league or team. At least I haven't seen anything but unsubstantiated speculation/theories of potential candidates. That's not a promise . . . yet.

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That's as reassuring as those two Jewish Pitt grads in Miami Beach that made millions in the Florida RE markets, trying to get Pittsburgh an NBA team. To me I hope they both come true, but not holding my breath. :)

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The question isnt how many people live in KC but how many people they can sign on for season ticket holders. Secondly, the per capita income household/personal average.

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KC must be a good sports town. There are already two big sports with baseball and football, and the city is trying to draw a third with either basketball or hockey even though the TV market is smaller than many others that have only one team or no teams, Sacramento, Orlando, Portland, Hartford, Raleigh,

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