Cities That Need an MLB Team
The Top Ten
If New Orleans got a MLB team it start a good rivalry with the Atlanta Braves. Just like the Saints and Falcons
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.
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 only sports teams in New Orleans are the Saints and Pelicans NFL and NBA. Those teams get great support. So I'm thinking if those teams get great support then a MLB Baseball team can get great support. The baseball stadium can get built off of Interstate 10 or U.S. 90.
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.
Anyone who thinks that Charlotte doesn't need a BASEBALL team are wrong. There are some big markets that still doesn't have a team and almost all should have it. Charlotte must be home to BASEBALL and NBA, Raleigh must be home to NHL and SOCCER and Columbia be home to only NFL.
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.
If Charlotte, Nashville, and Salt Lake City should have a team so should Jacksonville, Florida. All similar sized metro areas while Jacksonville and Charlotte are growing the fastest out of these. Just put the name back to the Suns; the Jumbo Shrimp name isn’t fit for the MLB.
Another great, possibly perfect city for BASEBALL. Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Columbus, Portland, and San Antonio are another great cities for an expansion/relocation. The city populations need to upgrade for BASEBALL and downgrade for NFL, like relocating the A's, Rays, White Sox, Indians, Reds, Pirates, or Rangers to this city. Call them Nashville whatever.
Nashville really needs a team because the people in Nashville should have to go Atlanta or St. Louis for MLB games. I know who Nashville's inter league rival could be a Memphis baseball team. My opinion is a Nashville team could be in the American League and a Memphis team in the National League.
Just look at the way nashville supports the titans and the predators. Nashville loves baseball. There are already enough cardinals and braves fans to fill up two MLB stadiums. So why not?
Nashville really needs a team because people should not have to go all the way to Atlanta or St. Louis for the Cardinals or Braves. I know who Nashville's Inter League rival could be a Memphis team. The Nashville team could be in the American League and the Memphis team could be in the National League. I want this to happen.
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!
Indiana has a lot of baceball lovers and they already have amazing minor league teams how bot give a mlb or a nhl team come on!
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.
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.
I loved the Expos when I was growing up. It is a shame that they had to lose a team to DC BUT they will thrive if they get another one.
Expos wont be having a rivalry against anyone because jays are trash
Every city in America and Canada with over a million people needs to have a baseball team.
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?
they could be called the las vegas chips as in poker chips or the strippers
My god are you retarded, a team in Las Vegas would be terrible. The players would go to the casinos every night, and there is already a Minor League team in Reno named the Aces.
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?
If the NFL and NHL is getting one so should MLB and NBA
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
One of the original baseball cities. solid fanbase that leads in attendance in the minors. one of the top stadiums too.
They be living baseball in B_Low home slices. We busted the minor league record books in fact 80s, more tix so! d than most major league cities. And we drink hard core beer like we is fished my bruthas. Get me a call c love and bring back the NBA too do rizzle.
They are building a stadium called the Portland Baseball product
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.
Thank you! We have the mariners in seattle but not in portland
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.
Big enough city to have a baseball team
I live in Utah and am a huge baseball fan! I wish we had a pro baseball team.
There's already a team in the MLB named the Athletics. They're in Oakland, dumbass
They have a triple a team the bats but how about the Louisville athletics
Haha you are funny! This city has one you donut
What do you mean louisville athletics
Don't sell out the Vancouver population over 3 million people have to root for a team based in a province that's on the other side of the country with no chance of ever seeing them in real life we need mlb HERE
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!
If there's an MLB team in Toronto, then Canada needs a team in the West of Canada, and both cities can form a rivalry in the American Conference!
It be cool if they had an mlb team, canada need more canada team, and if blue jays miss the world series and there another canada team it be cool to cheer another canada team
They really need more than just the Oilers and the Eskimos
Hurry up Mlb the jays are lonely up there
I agree they need an mlb team
Florida doesn't need anymore teams. The fan base that doesn't even care about sports.
Jacksonville is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, lots of new wealth and income and a die hard Jaguar fanbase among the millenials. The City hosts the World's Largest Cocktail Party and would just need to add seats to the current baseball stadium. Could easily outdraw the St. Pete located Rays.
Just imagine the future two great players leading each other teams! Allen Robinson for the jaguar and let's say Bryce Harper for how about the Jacksonville sentinels!
Jacksonville is the largest city in Florida and only has one pro sports team. Plus there is nothing else around Northeast Florida
NM needs a bone. The ball will fly out like in Denver due to the high altitude.
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
A good size market with a second one 90 minutes away. Too far from Dallas and Houston. The Spurs have always drawn well...plenty of reasons.
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
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.
If California can have five teams then Texas can have 3
It's a huge city that really needs more teams
Florida can't even manage to draw fans to the teams they have now. How would you think another team would be good?
Orlando ocelots. There's already a perfect name!
The Rays or Marlins should move here.
Another city that could use a team
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.
Yes agreed I want a mlb team here
Bricktown is the a great place for baseball!
Not really. If Raleigh got one southern va would have one and northern already has the Nationals
It has the Weather
There the best
Yeah it would be good to have baseball team to be rivals for the redsox and a hockey team to be rivals for the bruins
I was sad to see the Hartford whalers go but look how there doing as the Carolina Hurricanes so a Hockey team and baseball team will be good to be rivals to the Bruinsand Redsox in baseball
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.
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.
There's already a Texas Rangers.
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.
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.