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10-25-2012, 12:16 AM
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Brooklyn Ranger
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Originally Posted by cheswick View Post
I'm not intimately familiar with the populations bases around the area. Would it be unrealistic that they create more of a fan base from the Brooklyn area and manhattan to fill the arena? Is manhattan a bridge too far to be considered a realistic season ticket base? Where is the basketball teams fan base coming from after the relocation?
It's not unrealistic at all--if Brooklyn had not become part of NYC in 1898, it would be the forth largest city in the United States today. There is plenty of room for more than one hockey team. Plus, the arena sits on one of the largest subway hubs in NYC and anyone close to a subway can be there in under an hour (MSG is about a 20 minute subway ride away). Many people who live on Long Island work in NYC--they can take the subway to the Barclay's center and then take the LIRR (the commuter train line which has a major station under the Barclay's center) home.

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