Top 10 Cities that Most Need a Major League Baseball (MLB) Team

The Top Ten
1 Charlotte

If the MLB expands teams to the State of North Carolina, I hope they get 2 teams. I would put one in the Charlotte area, & the other in the Raleigh area. The whole State only has NFL, NHL, & NBA. The Carolina Panthers of Charlotte, Charlotte Hornets, & Carolina Hurricanes of Raleigh. North Carolina has a way too large population for not having an MLB Team. If it happens & if the state gets two teams, I'd put the Charlotte Team in the National League put in a new expanded NL South Division. I'd put the Raleigh Team in American League in a new expanded AL South Division. That would be the main InterLeague rivalries. The whole Southern United States needs more MLB teams. The MLB needs to do this in the next 5 years. Charlotte is just way to big of a city to just have two Pro-Sports. They need to have an MLB & NHL team soon.

2 Montreal Montreal is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada. Originally called Ville-Marie, it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. The city is centred on the Island of Montreal, which took... read more

Once the Tampa Bay Rays' lease expires for the dump/wasteland/landfill that is their home of Tropicana Field, I think they could move the Rays to Montreal. Montreal seems to be growing again and they need another chance. Tampa fails to fill seats... and did I mention their stadium is terrible?

The Blue Jays have played exhibition games there the past few years and they've sold out every game there. Montreal wants baseball, and if the Rays don't renew their lease with the city of St. Petersburg, they may just get their wish.

3 New Orleans

Here's my idea. Keep baseball in the United States by re-locating the Blue Jays from Toronto and put the team in New Orleans. Demolish the Superdome (but keep Champions Square), build the baseball park on the site. The Saints will get a new stadium that will be bigger than Cowboys Stadium. WHO that!

New Orleans is a large city with tall skyscrapers. Despite the damage from Hurricane Katrina, it's still a great city. The culture there is marvelous and so is the food. The Saints are terrible, and no one cares about the Pelicans. New Orleans SHOULD get an MLB team.

4 Nashville

The City of Nashville has 2 teams out of the 4 main major Pro-Sports (NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL) Teams, which are the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL) and the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL). In my opinion, I think that both teams have been pretty average in the last 5 years. Both the Titans and Predators made the playoffs during the 2017-2018 National Football League (NFL) Football Regular Season and the 2017-2018 National Hockey League (NHL) Football Regular Season. The Predators are always very good and make the playoffs almost every time. Nashville has one of the best College Baseball teams in the Vanderbilt Commodores and they give a lot of support to the Titans and Predators. I think that Nashville should also have an NBA team along with an MLB team. The Southern United States should really have at least 5 more teams along with the Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Rays, Houston Astros and Texas Rangers. I'm sure that there are Nashville Metropolitan Area residents that are fans of the Braves, Reds, and Cardinals and those fans could easily fill up a proposed baseball stadium in Nashville. If I'm making the decision deciding on whether what league (American or National) to put them, in I'd put them in the American League mainly because the closest city (Atlanta) to Nashville that has a MLB team is in the National League. Here some possible team names for a proposed Nashville MLB Baseball team:

1) Nashville Guitarists
2) Nashville Frontiers
3) Nashville CountryMen
4) Nashville Pride
5) Nashville Middle Tennesseans
6) Nashville Roadrunners
7) Nashville Pathfinders

5 Indianapolis Indianapolis, the capital of Indiana, is known for hosting the Indianapolis 500, a famous car race. The city's White River State Park offers green spaces and cultural attractions like the Indianapolis Zoo and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. The Monument Circle features the... read more

Indianapolis has NFL and NBA. The Colts and Pacers are great teams. I think the closest MLB team to Indianapolis is the Cincinnati Reds. The Colts and Pacers get great support so I think a MLB Baseball team can get great support.

All cities in America and Canada with over a million people should have a baseball team, and so does Indianapolis, which is state capital and largest city in Indiana. Indianapolis can and should be able to support a baseball team.

I live in Indiana and I hate how there is no MLB team for us. Instead of some states having more than 1 team, how about we give a team to states that don't even have 1 team!

6 Portland, OR Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers.

Most cities with over 400 thousand people in America and Canada should have a BASEBALL team. But definitely Portland should have BASEBALL, just like they have an NBA team, which is called the Trail Blazers. I was thinking of a BASEBALL team to be called the Roses, the Rangers, the Blue Jays, the Rays, or any terrible team can be relocated here.

Yes! Portland needs a baseball team! That way, when the Mariners go to games in Portland, they don't have to travel as much. (The Mariners have to travel more when they're on road than any other MLB team.)

- EloquentRacer92, unregistered

7 Las Vegas Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County.

Are you kidding me? I'm from vegas, we have a triple a team that we can't support. If we can't do that, how will we support a major league team?

The perfect reason to spend a day with the Fam on your weekend bachelor trip!

A majar league team in the gambling capital of the world? I don't think so. It would be like joe jackson every night

8 Salt Lake City

Too many people look at just the Salt Lake metro area. The truth is that the Wasatch front is really just the amalgamation of three good sized metro areas that is MUCH bigger than Denver. Not to mention that Utah boasts 5 of the top 20 fastest growing cities in the nation right now. REAL Salt Lake (Major League Soccer) is one of the best attended and successful sports franchises in the nation. It stands to reason why the Wasatch Front does not have a MLB team. It should be noted that an MLB team in Salt Lake would not have to compete with the NFL for attendance.

9 Vancouver Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.

With a metro population of just over 3 million and only one major league franchise, Vancouver could easily support an MLB team. It would make a natural rival for the Mariners. Single A baseball is so popular in Vancouver that most games are sold out and tickets are often scalped.

I would love to have an MLB team in Vancouver. Maybe another one in Portland (OR), for geographical reasons. Then the Astros could go back to the NL Central. The Rangers could move to the AL Central, where they belong, and Vancouver & Portland join the AL West. Then NL West would be:
LA Dodgers, Arizona, San Fran, Colorado & SD. AL West could be Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Oakland & LA Angels

10 Buffalo Buffalo is the second largest city in the U.S. state of New York and the largest city in Western New York.

There has to be a team in the north east other than boston as there fan base is too big. buffalo is the only other big city far up north that could support a team

The Contenders
11 Hartford

It's a small market, but there are proven sports fans thanks to the Whalers. It could give a nice New England rivalry between Boston.

12 Louisville

I believe that the City of Louisville would be a great fit not only for MLB Baseball but also for NBA Basketball and NFL Football as well (although I'm not sure about NHL Hockey or MLS Soccer expanding there). The State of Kentucky is known for its strong sports culture, especially when it comes to college sports, particularly college basketball. I think Louisville is large enough to have the potential to support an MLB Baseball Team.

The closest MLB Team to Louisville is the Cincinnati Reds, with Louisville being only 1 hour and 35 minutes away from Cincinnati. In my opinion, Louisville would be the best city, ranking as the number one city, to have a chance to support an MLB, NBA, and NFL Team, especially since it currently does not have any major professional sports teams. Additionally, Louisville Slugger bats are made there, so it seems feasible for Louisville to support an MLB Team.

13 Brooklyn

Brooklyn Unfairly lost the Dodgers in the 50's and have great sports fans

14 San Antonio

San Antonio I think deserves a team. Some people in San Antonio want to go to games but they probally go to the Texas Rangers or Houston Astros, If the city of San Antonio gets a team, people don't have to worry about going up to Dallas or Houston to see the Rangers or Astros play. People could go to games right there in San Antonio.

The reason why San Antonio needs a team is because people should not have to go to all the way to Dallas or Houston to see the Rangers or Astros play. That way the people in San Antonio that want to a game they can go to games right there in San Antonio. People don't have to worry about going to Dallas or Houston for the Astros or Rangers games.
The San Antonio team should be in the National League because the Rangers and Astros are in the American League

15 Memphis Memphis is a city located along the Mississippi River in southwestern Shelby County, Tennessee, United States.

The question is if Memphis were actually to get an MLB Team, where would a proposed stadium be located at? Downtown Memphis is not as large as other major cities. Then make a new NL Division called the NL South. Memphis should add other the Big 3 Pro-Sports besides the Memphis Grizzlies. The way Memphis supports the Grizzlies, there should be no reason why an MLB, NFL, & NHL Team shouldn't get that same type of support.

Memphis should get a team because the people in Memphis go to St. Louis for the Cardinals. If Memphis gets a team, the Innerleague rival would be Nashville. In my opinion the Memphis team should be in the National League and the Nashville team in the American League.

16 Albuquerque Situated in the high desert of New Mexico, Albuquerque is known for its unique Southwestern culture and stunning natural landscapes. The city hosts the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, one of the world's largest hot air balloon events. Its Old Town area preserves Spanish colonial and Native... read more

I went to an Isotopes game and they sold out. I think they are a great city to host baseball; wouldn't that be the only professional sport in New Mexico?

I think MLB would do very well in Albuquerque. This has always been a great baseball town, and youth baseball is blowing up here

A city that shows that they lobe baseball. could be like a Oklahoma city in the nba

17 Columbus
18 Oklahoma City

After all that has happened to that city the terrorist bombings. This city would support a team. Look how they support the Thunder in the NBA.

19 Richmond, VA

Not really. If Raleigh got one southern va would have one and northern already has the Nationals

20 Austin, TX

The people in Austin either go to Dallas for the Rangers and Houston for the Astros. Austin is a pretty big city in my opinion. Some good teams for Austin could be the Austin 35ers, Austin Innvoaters. The stadium could get built off of I-35 or be bulit in Round Rock. So when Austin has a team people do not have to all the way to Dallas or Houston for the Rangers or Astros.

If there is a baseball team in Austin or San Antonio, the team deserves to be in the National League Central. I say this due to A, the Rangers and Astros are both in the American League, and B, even in the National League West, there is plenty between the Dodgers, D-Backs and Rockies. And there is not enough excitement as the National League West.

21 Edmonton Edmonton, the capital of Alberta in Canada, is known for its festivals and natural beauty. The West Edmonton Mall is one of the largest shopping and entertainment complexes in the world. The North Saskatchewan River Valley provides a vast urban parkland with hiking and biking trails. Edmonton hosts... read more

Canada needs more than just one baseball team. The blue jays are the only team up there

22 Calgary Calgary is a city in the Canadian province of Alberta. It is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, about 80 km east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies.
23 Quebec City
24 Green Bay
25 Omaha

Omaha is a big supporter of baseball.

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