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Originally Posted by Price Puff View Post
Here's a map of the 2012 Braves ticket purchasers,



It's about 12 miles from Turner Field and if anything it's close to the meat of their fanbase.
Now that is one intense infograph, damn.

I figured most of the fans would be to the north, but it's still about the spoke and hub aspect of a downtown stadium/arena. Almost no one that goes to the games lives near the Penguins (or Pirates or Steelers for that matter), but it's central location means you don't have large pockets of the fan base stuck with a 2 hour drive on weeknights to get to the games. Atlanta should be able to handle this much better than Tampa, as they have an established fanbase and is just a much larger area in general, but the Rays attendance issues attracting fans from Tampa itself always has me worrying about suburban stadiums (and the obvious issues associated with suburban hockey arenas).


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Originally Posted by cutchemist42 View Post
In a way, just shows again how wasteful the "legacy" of thr Olympics can be.
Very much so, especially if you have to build a primary venue for them.

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