Metro Seattle: NHL, NBA and Arena - Part III (post #217 - arena announcement 2/16)
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02-10-2012, 01:42 PM
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Houston is larger, but Seattle is close to Vancouver and Portland, which adds to the potential fan base. Plus Seattle is a better sports town than Houston, making it more likely the NHL would be a success. Look at the NBA Houston Rockets for example. Their attendance stinks and you want to add the NHL?
Outside of the NFL in some cases, attendance at most sporting events in the U.S. is dictated by success of the teams. Teams going through prolonged droughts in success like the Rockets and Astros, will usually have attendance issues. Not sure the NHL would have much impact on the NBA regardless. Americans, especially in this economy, aren't going to pay the prices these teams charge to watch constant losers.
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