Study on feasability of return of MLB to MTL (UPD Post #70)
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03-21-2013, 07:51 AM
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Not sure about this one...
Baseball was not viable back then. Why would it be now? Montreal is just not a real sports town. The Als get collegiate division II crowds, the Impact can't fill up a 20 000 seat stadium regularly...people tend to forget that during summer time, most suburbanites (which are the real clients) leave town or just don't want to spend time in the city during the week. Yes, the stadium is a quick fix. But it doesn't last.
Oh, and in case you hadn't noticed: baseball is NOT as popular as it used to be across the US.
You have to remember the shift in Baseball revenue over past few years. Its heavy into local TV money plus the US Fox deal. While attendance is important you can get by with a 35K stadium now days, with plenty of cheap seats not sure how hard it will be to fill.
One would think RDS/TSN would want the content and would pay for it. What do they have CFL in summer? which attracts very few people under 35. Here in Toronto everyone is talking jays, young, old, male, female, minorities etc.
Where were they thinking about putting stadium back in day? I know its a long shot- but would be awesome if they came back.
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