Top 10 Cities that Most Need a Major League Baseball (MLB) Team
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.
Charlotte should get a team from a MLB team expansion. Drugs and steroids have tarnished the game and baseball fans are losing interest in the sport. And what better way to get new fans then having new teams with new fan bases. Charlotte is one of the many great places for baseball. With thousands of baseball fans and even more room for fans to come along, Charlotte is guaranteed to have a successful MLB franchise.
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.
Personally, I don't think Tampa deserves an MLB team half as much as Montreal; The Rays are simply a boring team, and Tropicana Field is a dump. By contrast, Montreal is one of the biggest cities in North America. It was the first city I ever visited outside of the U.S., and it's full of character for a new MLB team to arise!
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.
The deep south needs a team, and NOLA is perfect. The stadium can be built on that open lot along the river by the convention center and Port of New Orleans. Please... I'm about to have twin boys and would love to bring them to the ball games.
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
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!
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.)
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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.
Portland would be a great rivalry with the Seattle Mariners. The Portland Beavers sounds good.
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.
The people in Utah need more professional sport teams to root for. The weather is really great during the summer and there are a lot of kids who have, do, or will play baseball at some point in their lifetime.
SLC Metro population is about 2.5 million, they heavily support their Utah Jazz and Real Salt Lake... Warm weather 7 months a year with a picturesque backdrop that puts Denver to shame...
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?
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A majar league team in the gambling capital of the world? I don't think so. It would be like joe jackson every night
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
Lots of Canadian people from Vancouver would like a Vancouver team to put in and to have The vancouver canadians baseball teams play some other time.
Loads of space for a new arena in the downtown core, majority of canadian MLB players are from Vancouver, matches the NHL off-season perfectly!
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
Great city great fans
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.
Brooklyn Unfairly lost the Dodgers in the 50's and have great sports fans
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
7th largest City in the country and only one major sports franchise - ridiculous! San Antonio would be a great baseball city. Voters would have to support a new stadium. Plenty of room to build, but nowhere for a team to play in the interim.
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.
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.
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
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.
Not really. If Raleigh got one southern va would have one and northern already has the Nationals
It has the Weather
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.
Team should be named the Austin Bats and a stadium could be built in Cedar Park, which is about 10 minutes outside Austin (Clos r then Round Rock) and has about 70,000 people. Cedar Park also supports the Dallas Stars' and San Antonio Spur's minor league teams so a team could do well there.
Canada needs more than just one baseball team. The blue jays are the only team up there
Les go edmonton
There the best
Even though the Rangers ballpark is in Arlington but the new ballpark should be build in the proper city of Dallas, Arlington is a much smaller city than Dallas, if the Rangers ever again want to have a new ballpark, they need to move.
Dallas has the best football team ever so why not a GOOD baseball team