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Breesus
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Who wants an MLB team in NOLA?
I'd love to have one here, but could we support it?


Dire Wolf
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re: Who wants an MLB team in NOLA?
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could we support it?


No, too many Cubs fans


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Rouge
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re: Who wants an MLB team in NOLA?
Percent zero


dallastiger55
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re: Who wants an MLB team in NOLA?
No way. One think to fill a dome for 8 games a year, it's another to fill a stadium for 81


Brian Wilson
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re: Who wants an MLB team in NOLA?
I would love one here. I don't think the state could support it though.


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12Pence
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re: Who wants an MLB team in NOLA?
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but could we support it





doya2
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re: Who wants an MLB team in NOLA?
No support


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LSUsmartass
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re: Who wants an MLB team in NOLA?
Put it between Hammond and NO, draw from BR, Laffy, and NO

It could work, draw an average of 15-17k per game.


LSUBoo
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re: Who wants an MLB team in NOLA?
I would love to see it, I'd go down and watch several times per year.

I don't think it would be a success overall though.

Easier to support 8 football games per year, or a basketball arena that seats 30-40% of an MLB stadium for half as many home games.


SuperSoakher
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re: Who wants an MLB team in NOLA?
Ew pass


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12Pence
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re: Who wants an MLB team in NOLA?
New Orleans has trouble supporting a minor league team, much less a major league team. Now, they certainly didn't do the Zephyrs/Baby Cakes any favors by building the stadium off of Airline.

That said: (1) they wouldn't get the consistent support for 81 games, (2) the weather is less than ideal during baseball season, and (3) you always have the threat of an impending hurricane(s) looming.

There are plenty of other attractive options for the MLB to expand: Salt Lake City, Portland, Charlotte, Columbus, Louisville, Nashville.
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More beer please
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re: Who wants an MLB team in NOLA?
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I would love to see it, I'd go down and watch several times per year.

I don't think it would be a success overall though.

Easier to support 8 football games per year, or a basketball arena that seats 30-40% of an MLB stadium for half as many home games.


Agreed. I said for a while that it could be supported. But the more I think about it the less it makes sense.

Nola would be the smallest market team by a decent margin. Even if you include BR. Too many diehard college baseball fans in a state that has incredibly high attendance for their home teams.


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jeff5891
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re: Who wants an MLB team in NOLA?
I would still be a cubs fan


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Breesus
New Orleans Saints Fan
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re: Who wants an MLB team in NOLA?
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New Orleans has trouble supporting a minor league team, much less a major league team.


I don't understand this quote.

More people would go to major league sports than minor leagues.


More beer please
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re: Who wants an MLB team in NOLA?
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New Orleans has trouble supporting a minor league team,


Yeah not the same thing at all


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kciDAtaE
Member since Apr 2017
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re: Who wants an MLB team in NOLA?
I don't think a MLB team would work based on NOLA market size.

They reasons you listed are a non factors

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(1) they wouldn't get the consistent support for 162 games, (2) the weather is less than ideal during baseball season, and (3) you always have the threat of an impending hurricane(s) looming.


Only 81 games.
NOLA already has a dome.
Hurricanes? Really? How does Miami do it with all these hurricanes messing up the schedule


navy
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re: Who wants an MLB team in NOLA?
I'd much rather go to Houston than New Orleans to watch a MLB game.


StrongBackWeakMind
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re: Who wants an MLB team in NOLA?
I do, but I doubt the city would support an MLB team.


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12Pence
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re: Who wants an MLB team in NOLA?
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More people would go to major league sports than minor leagues.


Fair enough, but there are bigger cities that shown they will support their minor league team.

It really isn't that they're diehard _________ (insert minor league team) fans. It's that going to multiple games throughout the year at the baseball park appeals to them and they have the disposable income to do so.

In New Orleans, I believe it would be a mere novelty.


Breesus
New Orleans Saints Fan
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re: Who wants an MLB team in NOLA?
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much rather go to Houston than New Orleans to watch a MLB game.


Baseball is an excuse to hang out and drink. I'd think we'd do well. Also, frick Houston. I hate that place.

There's no where else to watch baseball on the Gulf Coast, think about all the ncaa fans who could go watch their favorite drafted players in their own backyards.


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