Plans to bring a WNBA team to Portland have fallen through

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  1. SlyPokerDog

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    Who. Gives. A. Fuck.
     
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    Sucks.
     
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    Portland has been proven to be a town where lesser known leagues can thrive. Maybe not lacrosse, but WNBA would thrive here. There'd be plenty who would give a fuck.
     
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    I really doubt that their seasons over lap enough to make a difference. WNBA fans are not necessarily NBA fans, and Thorns fans are not necessarily WNBA fans.
     
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    I hope they do, but the last time they had a WNBA Team in Portland, the Portland Fire, they didn't thrive.
     
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    Shit.
     
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    Fair. But I think the culture here has changed since they were in town. We all know Portland as a whole for better or worse has changed the last 5-7 years lol
     
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    The Portland Fire drew 8k fans per game. That would have been 2nd in the WNBA last season...

    That would be over $13 million in ticket sales alone, not including playoffs or preseason. Then the teams get about $2 million per season from ESPN (All Star Game and playoffs), which pretty much covers player salaries.

    Then there is the opportunity for a TV deal for regular season games.

    There is plenty of opportunity for success here in Portland.
     
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    The problem is that the WNBA season lines up with the time of year when no one in Portland wants to be indoors. The Thorns are a great way to spend an 85-degree Friday evening. Going into the Moda Center on such a night, pass.
     
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    "WNBA," lol...
     
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    I’d rather have MLB or NHL.
     
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    I'd rather have a way to watch the Blazers on TV.
     
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    This is why we need a new owner and a revitalized Rose Quarter. Could be a great place to hangout in the summertime if there was more to do.
     
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    How’s the Diamond Project news coming?
     
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