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07-07-2012, 05:29 PM
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NHL? Montreal bar none. Sports in general? NYC or Boston
NYer saying definitely Boston. NY is a mega bandwagon city.

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07-07-2012, 05:50 PM
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NYer saying definitely Boston. NY is a mega bandwagon city.
Oh, I didn't realize it was exclusive.

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07-07-2012, 05:54 PM
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Yep. This is accurate. Toronto has had really poor attendance over the past two decades.
Whole sections of MLG were empty from 1985-1990.


Toronto is a mediocre sports city for its size.

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07-07-2012, 05:58 PM
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it's clearly Chicago.

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Oh, I didn't realize it was exclusive.
Well I'm not saying everyone is a bandwagon here. If you walk outside, how many people do you see wearing Yankee caps? I'd bet you any amount of money that they can't get the simplest of Yankee trivia right.

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07-07-2012, 05:59 PM
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For US cities, Pittsburgh and Buffalo have to be pretty up there. Always at or near the top of national NHL ratings, despite being smaller markets (especially Buffalo). For general sports cities, obviously big markets have an advantage (NY, Philly, Boston). I don't think there's a bad market in Canada for the NHL, but Montreal is probably a bit above the rest.

ETA: Also Minnesota's for smaller market US teams. I forgot about them, but they're probably up there.


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07-07-2012, 06:00 PM
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I love the Wings so clearly Detroit is the best

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07-07-2012, 06:34 PM
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Best NHL city in America is a toss up between Buffalo and Pittsburgh.
Don't forget Minnesota.

I'd put Buffalo ahead of Pittsburgh, only because the cost of Penguins tickets these days keeps out some of the middle-class die-hards.

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07-07-2012, 06:55 PM
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New York City. puts shame on all these other large cities. Only city that sells out even during terrible years.
Montreal has sold out every year since the lockout. On topic, Montreal and New York.

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07-07-2012, 07:11 PM
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Don't forget Minnesota.

I'd put Buffalo ahead of Pittsburgh, only because the cost of Penguins tickets these days keeps out some of the middle-class die-hards.
I said NHL cities. Minnesota is a GREAT hockey state but there NHL fandom is pretty weak. Hopefully that will change with Suter and Parise there.

Also, it depends on how you're judging it. Just because Pens tickets are expensive, doesn't mean that Pittsburgh is a worse hockey city. For example,


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07-07-2012, 07:17 PM
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And also having the most consecutive sellouts of any of the four major professional sports in North America.
What's the record at? Do you know what other franchises are close or had similar records?

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07-07-2012, 07:23 PM
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Toronto is considering the Raptors and Leafs sell out almost every game and they've been terrible for years.

The Jays draw an okay crowd too even though the Jays are the most mediocre team in MLB.

TFC and Argos? Meh.. They are Tier 2 leagues anyways.

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07-07-2012, 07:27 PM
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New York City. puts shame on all these other large cities. Only city that sells out even during terrible years.
Thats not true at all, especially considering half of MSG is Corporate Seating. The Yankees, Rangers and Giants have some of the weakest sellout crowds Ive been to, especially for such a huge market.

Knicks sellouts when theyre good, are by far the best crowd in the NBA. Jets fans make WAY more noise than Giants fans do (Im fan of neither team. Raiders..) and Ive never been to an Islander game so I cant speak for that.

Devils of course, mostly weak crowds throughout the season except for division games. The Nets were selling tix for like...$2 so yeah..

The NY Metro Area really doesnt live up to the hype of the marketplace. A massve amount of fairweather fashion-fans (half those yankee hats are just for style).

And it might bother NY/NJ folks to hear this, but Philly is a WAAAAY better sports town than New York is. Its not even close, really.

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07-07-2012, 07:28 PM
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What's the record at? Do you know what other franchises are close or had similar records?
A lot of sox games aren't legitimate sellouts and Fenway Park is the third smallest capacity stadiums in MLB. Plus, MLB has 81 home games every year so there sellout streaks are longer than other leagues.

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07-07-2012, 07:32 PM
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Best Sports City: Boston
-Boston Bruins
-Boston Red Sox
-New England Patriots
-Boston Celtics
-Boston College Eagles
-Boston University Terriers
-Northeastern University
-Harvard Crimson
-New England Revolution
-Boston Cannons (Major League Lacrosse Champions in 2011)

Best NHL City: Montreal

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07-07-2012, 07:32 PM
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Toronto is considering the Raptors and Leafs sell out almost every game and they've been terrible for years.
The Raptors have mediocre attendance #s and many cities have good NHL/NBA attendance.

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07-07-2012, 07:33 PM
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The Raptors have mediocre attendance #s and many cities have good NHL/NBA attendance.
Raptors sell out games, but its a morgue until the 4th.

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07-07-2012, 07:35 PM
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It's sad that I have never seen the leafs in the playoffs. i think ACC would be friggin electric from start to finish

Now, I'll have to say Montreal. I just love the atmosphere at Bell Centre (the TV thing mind you; I've never actually been there). It reminds me of european stadium atmospheres, maybe thats why I love it so much.

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07-07-2012, 07:37 PM
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The Raptors have mediocre attendance #s and many cities have good NHL/NBA attendance.
Check your numbers again. Raptors are one of the top attendance teams in the entire league.

And my point was the fact that the fans support crap put in front of them which makes them great.

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07-07-2012, 07:41 PM
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Check your numbers again. Raptors are one of the top attendance teams in the entire league.

And my point was the fact that the fans support crap put in front of them which makes them great.
http://espn.go.com/nba/attendance

And I understand your point. Toronto might have some great fans, but there teams are horrible.

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07-07-2012, 07:47 PM
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If the Buccos can actually ever stay good, Pittsburgh will be a pretty crazy 3 sport city imo. As far as being the best, PNC Park is amazing. Heinz and Consol not so much. Consol and Heinz are nice, but nothing special as far as a hometown feel or whatever you want to call it. I think Heinz would go from nice to awesome if the open end gave a view of the city instead of the rivers.

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07-07-2012, 07:50 PM
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Thats not true at all, especially considering half of MSG is Corporate Seating. The Yankees, Rangers and Giants have some of the weakest sellout crowds Ive been to, especially for such a huge market.

Knicks sellouts when theyre good, are by far the best crowd in the NBA. Jets fans make WAY more noise than Giants fans do (Im fan of neither team. Raiders..) and Ive never been to an Islander game so I cant speak for that.

Devils of course, mostly weak crowds throughout the season except for division games. The Nets were selling tix for like...$2 so yeah..

The NY Metro Area really doesnt live up to the hype of the marketplace. A massve amount of fairweather fashion-fans (half those yankee hats are just for style).

And it might bother NY/NJ folks to hear this, but Philly is a WAAAAY better sports town than New York is. Its not even close, really.
Philadelphia pretends the sixers don't exist. Your team gets more coverage in the city then the sixers do in Philly. For me, that kicks them down. The Knicks, I'm I fan so I here you. NYC craves a NBA and NHL championship.

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07-07-2012, 07:55 PM
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Chicago is in there too.

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07-07-2012, 07:57 PM
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If the Buccos can actually ever stay good, Pittsburgh will be a pretty crazy 3 sport city imo. As far as being the best, PNC Park is amazing. Heinz and Consol not so much. Consol and Heinz are nice, but nothing special as far as a hometown feel or whatever you want to call it. I think Heinz would go from nice to awesome if the open end gave a view of the city instead of the rivers.
Hockey arenas and NFL stadiums aren't suppose to be "nice". If you compare Consol or Heinz to other stadiums I think they're just as good or maybe slightly better.

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07-07-2012, 08:00 PM
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I'd say Boston for best sports city pretty much because it only has 4 teams and they have all been really successful and competitive the past 5-10 years. NYC, Philly, Chicago are right there too. All pretty cool citys, would like to catch games in all of em. Best hockey city I would have to say Montreal. I'm a huge Bruins fan and sometimes wish that Boston was that insane about hockey like they are.

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