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09-26-2013, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by 1UP View Post
With 2 TV Stations vying for the rights, and the new way wealth is distributed in the MLB, attendance isn't THAT important anymore. I think the MLB is aware of this, and would enjoy more TV and AD revenue from an 8 million people province that's largely untapped, and that's why Cromartie is getting good vibes with MLB management.

Note, MLB management. Selig, I don't know.

But a new stadium is required, like for the Nordiques, except the O was always a bad baseball field. That's the big problem right there. Not many billion dollars flying around in QC right now.
Attendance is still important, but a new ballpark would be required (as you note) and that would go a long way towards fixing the attendance problem. People coo over Jarry Park but Steve Rogers had it right - the place was a dump. Same with the Big O.

Think about AT&T Park or Camden Yards in Montreal. Would people go? Almost certainly.

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