Arena Where should the Rays go?

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  1. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    So reading this article on msn sports, talking about how to save the Rays and the A's. The A's they want to relocate to San Jose. But where should the Rays go? It mentioned Charlotte and Orlando.

    Orlando seems like a good choice, since baseball is during the more "vacationy" months, baseball in Orlando could be a help. Another place I think might be Myrtle Beach. Near the Ocean, busy during the year baseball is going. Could be good for them.

    Where do you think they should go?
  2. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    The Rays should just merge with the Pirates.
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  4. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    San Jose doesn't want the A's. We're Giants country.
  5. DT421 Force Ghost

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    Charlotte's metro population is even less than the Tampa/St Pete area and other than Bank of America being in Charlotte, there also is not enough local corporate $$$ to help support a major league baseball team. Sure they have the Panthers and Bobcats, but there are a lot more corporate suites in an MLB stadium than an NBA arena and way more home games than in an NFL season. Charlotte just isn't big enough yet.
  6. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    I'd be surprised if the A's moved but I'm that familiar with the situation there.

    As for the Rays, the MLB should just get out of Florida. It's not like people go to Marlins games and they've won 2 championships.

    Maybe Portland? They're die hard supporters of the Blazers there and it could set up a nice rivalry with the Mariners. Another thing is Brooklyn. New York City supported 3 baseball teams 60 years ago when the population was less than half of what it is now.
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  8. RX_Sith C&G Game Host

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    I'd say that Carolina would probably be the favorite for where the Rays should go. Otherwise, going to Tennessee, Kentucky, or Indianapolis should also be considered, but these are mainly basketball states, but football is also in Tennessee and Indianapolis, but I doubt that baseball would ever be really popular in Tennessee, Kentucky or Indianapolis, plus considering market size, the Charlotte area or the Research Triangle area are the main two in North Carolina. Nashville, any place in Kentucky, and Indianapolis are all below the Carolina areas.

    Really, they should probably just contract two teams to get it back down to 28 again.
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  10. darth_gersh Force Ghost

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    Portland has tried but the MLB boys keep crushing the peoples wishes. Portland now has a MLS team so I don't think it could work here.
  11. DT421 Force Ghost

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    Disagree on Indianapolis as far as being "below" anything in Carolina, but that would be irrelevant as Cincinnati, Chicago and St Louis would never allow a team to relocate to Indy, cutting into their potential revenue.
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  14. Vengance1003 Jedi Grand Master

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    They should learn basketball and move to Sacramento.
  15. Raven Administrator Emeritus

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    I'd love to see a team in Montreal again, but that always was a square peg in a hockey-stick shaped hole. Vancouver and Mexico City are where I'd try to plant teams right now.
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