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02-24-2013, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by GwtGlads2013 View Post
Portland? Is there a market for NHL hockey there?
Portland is the #22 TV market, they currently house the dominate Portland Winterhawks who's averaging 6000 fans a yr which is huge for a CHL team. The owner has been rumored as to trying to make in roads to purchase PHX. The Rose Garden can hold 18K for hockey with 70 Boxes.

I think the market is there and I don't want PHX to move but the fact is The Northwest is becoming a big market and Seattle and Portland can become top markets. My biggest worry would be supersaturation. If you look at Florida the fans tend to split when you have a Miami team and a Central Florida team. When you look at a fan census of FLA you see Florida is pro Miami except for a band through the middle of the state for TB teams. Same in NFL and MLB. But they have extra fans to make it work.

The distance between Portland and Seattle is large but to put two teams in the area might be over saturation.

I am waiting.

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