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Gabes22
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March 4th, 2015 at 1:54:12 PM permalink
As we all know, Vegas is the largest American city settled in the 20th Century. Right now, its metropolitan area is like that of many small markets that field professional sports teams like Milwaukee, Indianapolis, St Louis, Cleveland, New Orleans, Nashville etc. I don't think there is any doubt as to the fact that Vegas is big enough, there are legitimate questions regarding how well would they be supported since Vegas doesn't have a large population of people that were born and raised there. There is the issue of sports gambling not being legal in all 50 states and some commissioners might be reluctant to be the first into this market.

So should Vegas get a pro sports team and please explain why you answered they way you did.
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March 4th, 2015 at 2:08:07 PM permalink
I voted yes. I don't think an NHL team would work, but I wouldn't mind a basketball, baseball, or football team. I'd definitely go to Las Vegas to watch my team. Seems like corporate sponsorship would not be an issue, and attendance also wouldn't be an issue
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March 4th, 2015 at 2:10:35 PM permalink
Not sure about the "should", but I know that the NHL has been actively investigating a Las Vegas franchise, likely a new one (as opposed to a relocation). Yes, although many of the people who live there were not born there, that dynamic should be changing as people take up somewhat permanent residence. From an economic standpoint, I don't see a downside other than the peril to citizens of a bond issue to finance a billionaire's playground. From the gambling standpoint, I don't see a reason not to have a team. The older arguments (about undue/unsavory influence on local teams) seems less germane in the day of internet gambling and ultra-fast communication.
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March 4th, 2015 at 2:11:47 PM permalink
That is a great point. Vegas is a vacation city. Who wouldn't want to schedule a 3-4 day weekend in Vegas with tickets to your favorite basketball, baseball or football team as part of the trip? I also don't think hockey would work in Vegas, but most small market teams like Milwaukee, Cleveland, St Louis have either basketball or hockey, not both
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March 4th, 2015 at 2:28:56 PM permalink
Quote: Gabes22

As we all know, Vegas is the largest American city settled in the 20th Century. Right now, its metropolitan area is like that of many small markets that field professional sports teams like Milwaukee, Indianapolis, St Louis, Cleveland, New Orleans, Nashville etc. I don't think there is any doubt as to the fact that Vegas is big enough, there are legitimate questions regarding how well would they be supported since Vegas doesn't have a large population of people that were born and raised there. There is the issue of sports gambling not being legal in all 50 states and some commissioners might be reluctant to be the first into this market.

So should Vegas get a pro sports team and please explain why you answered they way you did.

I'm all for anything that will help the Las Vegas economy. I won't suddenly become a LV team fan. I'm not going to buy team wear for myself or go to a bunch of games(maybe with friends) I would probably buy memorabilia and stuff for friends who are fans as gifts. I can see potential for a new LV football fan based sports bar. I might buy a few rookie cards and pay slightly more attention to the team.


I don't understand the betting issue. Explain how having a LV team and sports betting is a problem here significantly more so than anywhere else?
I imagine more action being put down on a LV team because the convinces of betting a local team. Perhaps its a bad Idea for the players living in the biggest party town in the USA with all the temptations. I'm sure we would get some interesting player headlines.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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March 4th, 2015 at 2:29:40 PM permalink
Las vegas is going to be awarded an NHL franchise this year. Personally, I don't think any professional team will currently succeed in Las Vegas. Although Las Vegas has a population greater than many other cities with professional teams, the nearby population is required to boost television viewership and Las Vegas has less population near it than any of the other cities. There are very few people living outside Vegas but within a 200 mile radius.
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March 4th, 2015 at 2:36:59 PM permalink
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March 4th, 2015 at 2:40:53 PM permalink
Las Vegas could face some of the same issues that Florida teams have, too much entertainment competition. Also is there any city in the country that has a larger % of workers who work during the evening hours? Visitors are nice, but teams survive on locals buying season tickets and corporate sponsors.
Gabes22
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March 4th, 2015 at 2:55:35 PM permalink
I a not saying the issue of sports betting is rooted in reality but it is a perception as to why many people nationwide do not want a pro sports franchise in Vegas. I am a Wisconsin Badger fan and about 10 years ago they had a football game at UNLV and mysteriously halfway through the fourth quarter the place went dark, and if memory serves me right it was very soon after Wisconsin had started to cover the point spread. The game ended halfway through the 4th and all bets were voided and there is a perception in Wisconsin that this intentionally due to the localized sports betting in the area. Not saying it happened that way, but that is the perception
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March 4th, 2015 at 3:00:38 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

Las vegas is going to be awarded an NHL franchise this year.



For real? Bleh. Hockey in the desert of the south west, yet still no team in QC. I'm with AZD. Western civilization is in decline. It is the end time, boys. Was fun while it lasted =P

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