Non-Sharks NorCal Sports Thread XVIII
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01-11-2013, 08:04 PM
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I don't get it. Sacramento has a population of nearly 500,000 people, is the 35th largest in the USA and if you include the surrounding cities like Stockton, is the fourth largest in California and 25th in the USA.
Of the MSA's larger than Sacramento, every single one has a sports team. There are 20 smaller MSA's than Sacramento that support sports franchises, and that excludes all the Canadian NHL teams.
My hope was to see Seattle get an NHL franchise to help the West Coast travel and have another regional rivilary. This wont help.
It is all for the better. Sacramento can do much better in terms of an ownership situation. They will get another pro franchise whether it's hockey or basketball and it will be in a new arena.
As for Seattle, getting a basketball team helps them get the arena deal finished and part of the deal is getting both a basketball team and a hockey team. Seattle will still get a hockey team.
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