If we can get to work to get our Nordiques back, you guys can get to work to get the Expos back!
But you have the same roadblocks - A new stadium and the commish.
And, really, I prefer my chances with Bettman than with Selig, that dirty rat. I'm still certain he had a hand and a heavy one in what happened to Nos Amours.
I just hope from the bottom of my heart Loria and Samson didn't do too much damage. God, was the Stade Olympique dead in the last few seasons. But get a serious owner and a new stadium and it's going to fly for sure. Baseball always flew in Montréal.
As a current Nationals fan, I will be in attendance if I can. Nothing would make me happier than to have Nos Amours return.
I'm still clinging to the hope Brulotte's story is true, and that there's some serious **** going on behind the scenes.
The only franchise in all of sports that I hate more than the Nats are the Marlins. How the State of Florida has not thrown Samson in jail for lying to their legislature to get their new stadium is beyond me. I hope G-d strikes that stadium with a category 5 hurricane (that turns into a rain storm immediately after.
It seems impossible to me that the Expos would return, the last seasons were pretty terrible in terms of rating and attendance. To me it's hard to believe we had a MLB team not so long ago... i'm pretty sure there is other markets in the US that would get a team before us. If it happens i'd be extatic though.
Not without a new Ball Park, Winnipeg got a new building to play in a few years ago and the reason the NHL went back
Given that the median attendance achieved by a team at MLB games this year is about 28,700 and the average attendance was about 30,300 at an MLB game what is the optimal size of a stadium.
Many stadiums have been (over)-built on best case scenarios or for that once a year event that really doesn't justify spending the extra capital expenditure. In addition, the empty seats create a horrible atmosphere and create no sense of urgency for fans to buy tickets.
The financial model should allow for a team to be profitable with an average of attendance of about 25,000. If that is not the case, then over one-third of the teams are losing money.
Given all of that, the balance between capacity and cost would indicate that a stadium of 33,000 to 35,000 would be ideal, especially for a small market team. Unfortunately Montreal's climate would demand a domed (preferably retractable) stadium and that puts the cost right out sight.
I loved the Expos and thought the entire situation was mishandled. Now that they are gone, I think the obstacles that must be overcome for a return are nearly insurmountable and that is unfortunate.
Wow. If you don't want to sound like an ass, then don't write stuff like that. Nobody knows what the future will bring, so please don't pretend you do.
YeaH 36 years of MLB, Jackie Robinson & were out of the game in his Opinion. We've been out for over 60-100 years! Why even bother in the 1st place), but we brought baseball to the Island of Montreal. Some people I swear! Are happy with no future! Terrible world ahead! We will play MLb Ball again in Montreal & it Might be in the AL With Tampa's Team. Come on! I came back to the Island, If you really have no hope in life, then whats the point? Montreal is part of North America, we have been playing baseball for ever & we will never stop!
we will again! We always have!
Why even bother doing anything? Because it's worth it!
The Expos will be back! Trust me, just be patient, were years away. Some of us are not going anywhere. American League next time though, Yankees-Red Sox-Jays!...........................us. Were working on it, almost everyday.
Never Give up!
Just, please be patient & never give up! Enjoy the World-Series.
BTW, The negative poster that calls himself icerockets, has probably never lived on the Island of Montreal, nor even had a grandfather that may have attended a Royals game @ DeLormier Downs or even a damn MLB game Vs the Mets!.... If Your going to talk Expos, be one of us!
it's E-Z to throw rocks when the animal is wounded. Were getting back, respect it! At least respect the City of Montreal! Lot's of baseball history.