OT Canzano: MLB to PDX group gets momentum, meets with Portland City officials

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  1. BonesJones

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    What big cities should get a team over us?
     
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    Im a 49er fan too, but Portland over everything, in my mind. SF would be my 2nd team.
     
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    Did you even bother to read the article? In talks for 2 different "downtown" sites.
     
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    We deserve a 2nd team but places like Charlotte, San Antonio, Indianapolis, or Vegas are higher profile cities.
     
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    How about any of Las Vegas, Indy, Montreal, Charlotte?

    Conversely, why should POR get a team over all other cities?

    And to be clear, I not saying POR shouldn't get a team at some point. Just wondering why they should get one more than other cities like your post seems to imply.
     
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    Amazing that our cities are almost the same list.
     
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    Isn't the Portland metro area bigger than Charlotte and comparable to Indy?

    I'm an Oregon sports fan so I'd immediately defect from the Mariners. I already feel bad cheering for a Seattle team, so it'd be very easy.
     
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    If we do get a team, I do hope it’s a smaller ballpark. Something cozy by the water. It has to be a retractable roof or a full on dome tho, obviously lean towards retractable roof.
     
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    I like the M’s quite a bit so it would be hard to ditch them. I’d hope Portland would end up in the NL.
     
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    In Madden 2003 I moved the 49ers to Portland. Maybe we should just do that.
     
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    Charlotte has been pushing for a team for quite a while. Montreal already has a stadium and they pull in tons of crowds for exhibitions. (Since they really kind of got screwed out of losing the Expos.) Not saying we can't beat these towns for a team, but we would have to have no roadblocks to getting a stadium in place. Then getting a team would be quite doable.
     
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    While I don’t necessarily think Portland should get a baseball team over any of these cities, some of those cities have multiple major-league sports franchises and/or are an important part of other cities’ territories (like in MLB, we are part of M’s territory, LOL). NBA and NFL are superior draws than MLB, which is still struggling with attendance in some major markets. Just the size of a city itself is not going to be the driving force in where MLB lands next.
     
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    How much of the attendance issue is because of the long schedule? It’s hard to fill a 30k+ seat venue 81 days out of the year.
     
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    That may be, but some teams struggle with attendance while others do not. Look at the A’s, Marlins, Rays, etc. there’s a reason these franchises come into mention for relocation.

    I think Portland tends to get fanatical about their teams and would support a baseball team short-term, but I’m not sold on the long-term.
     
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    It would take time for Mariners fans to jump over to a new franchise in Portland....we can fill a soccer stadium, I don't see a problem with baseball...we need a good weather sport here
     
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    Charlotte is no bigger than us and already has at least two (maybe 3, idk about NHL) pro sports teams. We have 1.
     
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    Portland would get good crowds for a few years but we would expect some contention at some point. Baseball fans are pretty fair weather. They aren't the NBA fan boys or the die hard MLS hipsters (who go to every match.) It's basically, take in a game whenever you can.... because there is always a one going on. You dont get the messianic faitfullness of other newer or more popular sports.
     
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    I agree, which is why I think Portland would be well off to make a small ballpark if we did land a team. Something close to the size of the Ballpark in Omaha that they use for the CWS.
     
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    Let’s be honest though, the nba is fair weather as well. I remember seeing the rose garden with maybe 5000 fans in attendance when I was a kid.
     
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    Baseball is extremely popular in that part of the country. The only baseball popular in PDX is with Beaver fans and maybe a few Mariners fans.

    Shit. I hear from friends and neighbors that they dont give a shit about baseball. We dont even have a Double A club in the state. I mean. It would nice if we had a team. But I am not going to pretend Portland is a prime spot for locating a franchise.
     

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