Tampa Bay Rays not long for this world?
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01-27-2013, 02:26 PM
How's the thesis?
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Raleigh NC
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What about Charlotte or Raleigh?
There was rumor years back about the Winston-Salem/Greensboro area getting the Twins when relocation was a threat there. Wouldn't shock me if MLB started barking up that tree again.
Durham's not going to expand the Bulls park. And where the Carolina Mudcats play out in the sticks probably isn't going to be an option, though they at least have room to expand by a good bit. Finding the funding for a downtown stadium in Raleigh (expensive) or Durham (expensive or total ****hole area) is going to be hard to pull off unless a high percentage of it is private. The only way the Canes were able to swing what they were is that NC State also uses PNC Arena and it's out somewhat in the middle of nowhere (relatively speaking) by Carter-Finley stadium.
Neither of Winston-Salem or Greensboro is as affluent as Raleigh, but the room is there for a stadium that won't cost a ridiculous amount, and it's the somewhat centrally located of the 3 decent sized metro areas of NC.
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