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    obetz-columbus would be better.lol

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    pez said:
    Already on it, We just have to add a dash, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Tampa-St Petersburg and …
    Dublin-Columbus, OH!

    Dublin would need it’s own county or another 150,000 people before that happens.

    As for luring an NBA team to Columbus, the Clippers would be an excellent candidate. Blake Griffin notwithstanding, the Clippers have a long history of circling the drain in pursuit of lottery pics that rarely win the team more than a first round beat down in the playoffs. It’s only a matter of time before they are back there again. They need a new owner to replace Donald Sterling and whatever lame business sense thinks its a brilliant idea to place two NBA teams in the same market AND the same arena. The only question would be if the NBA team keeps its name in Columbus or forfeits it to the already established minor league team?

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    jbcmh81 said:
    One has to wonder just how many people Columbus has to add before some people think of the city as something more than just a college town. 800,000+ people is a major city by most standards, and it gets bigger every year with people who have no connection whatsoever to the Buckeyes. A quarter of all new residents are not even from the US. People need to realize that Columbus is not some quaint little village anymore.

    Some people are simply locked in the past and mentally live in the 1960s-era Columbus. They have easily ignored incremental changes over the decades, so they fail to recognize the large scale change that has actually occurred.

    There’s not much that can be accomplished by rationally discussing things with these people. They are locked into this mindset with blinders on. Thankfully, I’ve found these types of people to be increasingly in the minority.

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    that’s what developers were saying about columbus back in the 60′s.

    hey said it needs to grow,to be a big city,to look to the future.

    heck,downtown columbus was booming in the 60′s

    but the devellopers wanted more..

    then there was morse rd

    then there was 161

    then there was bethel/sawmill rd

    then there was polaris/easton

    now,what’s going on?

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    I’m not a big basketball fan but I’d welcome a NBA franchise to Columbus. There will never be a MLB or NFL franchise here so the NBA is our best shot at one of the “big three” professional sports.

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    jbcmh81 said:
    One has to wonder just how many people Columbus has to add before some people think of the city as something more than just a college town. 800,000+ people is a major city by most standards, and it gets bigger every year with people who have no connection whatsoever to the Buckeyes. A quarter of all new residents are not even from the US. People need to realize that Columbus is not some quaint little village anymore.

    Athens is a college town, it has no other sport teams than the Bobcats. If anyone thinks Columbus is a college town, there nuts.

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    NEOBuckeye said:
    Dublin would need it’s own county or another 150,000 people before that happens.

    As for luring an NBA team to Columbus, the Clippers would be an excellent candidate. Blake Griffin notwithstanding, the Clippers have a long history of circling the drain in pursuit of lottery pics that rarely win the team more than a first round beat down in the playoffs. It’s only a matter of time before they are back there again. They need a new owner to replace Donald Sterling and whatever lame business sense thinks its a brilliant idea to place two NBA teams in the same market AND the same arena. The only question would be if the NBA team keeps its name in Columbus or forfeits it to the already established minor league team?

    Chris Paul would lure in people all over Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Indiana to see him play. He would be like Lebron, and pack the arena every night. Not to mention playoff contenders.

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    jbcmh81 said:
    One has to wonder just how many people Columbus has to add before some people think of the city as something more than just a college town. 800,000+ people is a major city by most standards, and it gets bigger every year with people who have no connection whatsoever to the Buckeyes. A quarter of all new residents are not even from the US. People need to realize that Columbus is not some quaint little village anymore.

    That’s not why we don’t have more pro sports, we are too close to shrinking established cities with existing teams that they count on our market for fans. Our growing size actually makes more important to those teams which increasingly don’t have enough in their owns metros to support their franchises.

    Like @I am 3 pointed out, MLB and NFL owners are likely to block any team from moving here as part of their “territorial rights” . e.g. see the mess the Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants are in right now about the A’s moving to San Jose.

    That’s a reason why we could land an NHL team (only Pittsburgh Penguins are nearby) and we have a decent shot at NBA (only Cleveland Cavaliers).

    I don’t think it’s out of the realm of possibility that we could poach a baseball or football franchise form one of our neighboring cities in the decades to come, if populations trends continue.

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    ZHC said:
    That’s not why we don’t have more pro sports, we are too close to shrinking established cities with existing teams that they count on our market for fans. Our growing size actually makes more important to those teams which increasingly don’t have enough in their owns metros to support their franchises.

    Like @I am 3 pointed out, MLB and NFL owners are likely to block any team from moving here as part of their “territorial rights” . e.g. see the mess the Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants are in right now about the A’s moving to San Jose.

    That’s a reason why we could land an NHL team (only Pittsburgh Penguins are nearby) and we have a decent shot at NBA (only Cleveland Cavaliers).

    I don’t think it’s out of the realm of possibility that we could poach a baseball or football franchise form one of our neighboring cities in the decades to come, if populations trends continue.

    Only Detroit, Cleveland, and Indiana are within 8 hours of us. With over 25 million in those two states. I think 4 teams can be successfully run.

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    Also, Columbus and Kansas City have relatively the same Metro Population. If they can withstand 2 pro teams, I think Columbus could hold a professional basketball and hockey team with 2 upscale 19,000+ arenas.

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    ZHC said:
    I don’t think it’s out of the realm of possibility that we could poach a baseball or football franchise form one of our neighboring cities in the decades to come, if populations trends continue.

    Baseball possibly, but there’s not an NFL franchise anywhere that is going to want to go head-to-head against Ohio State football.

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    NEOBuckeye said:
    Baseball possibly, but there’s not an NFL franchise anywhere that is going to want to go head-to-head against Ohio State football.

    not to mention our city is split between Browns and Bengals. Having a Columbus NFL just wouldn’t work with the Buckeye’s.

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    Pickerington_Kyle said:
    Chris Paul would lure in people all over Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Indiana to see him play. He would be like Lebron, and pack the arena every night. Not to mention playoff contenders.

    you know who else we should get to play for columbus? michael jordan – that would really pack the arena.

    this is getting to be a silly conversation.

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    If Columbus continues to grow, I could possibly see an actual MLB baseball team coming to town eventually and a full upgrade of Huntington Park (with the Clippers moving to Dublin or Delaware). But just as with the Browns and Bengals, there is a very large base of Indians and Reds fans already here. Ohio State baseball wouldn’t be a factor in this case, but I doubt if either existing MLB team in Ohio is going to readily consent to having a relocating or an expansion team cut into their market share.

    I still say Columbus’ best bet for a pro franchise is an NBA team. Buckeye basketball is popular, but nowhere near on the same level and scale as Buckeye football to the point where it would suck up all of a pro-team’s oxygen supply. The southern half of the state, as well as Kentucky and West Virginia, are currently untapped and underserved markets for the NBA. The only question here might be if Cincinnati or even Louisville enters the fray to compete with Columbus for a new franchise. I don’t think Louisville would have as much of a chance, although who would have thought a few years ago that Oklahoma City, of all places, would ever host a team? Or Salt Lake city for that matter? Cincinnati once had the Royals, (now the Sacramento Kings) but hasn’t hosted another NBA team since.

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    NEOBuckeye said:
    If Columbus continues to grow, I could possibly see an actual MLB baseball team coming to town eventually and a full upgrade of Huntington Park (with the Clippers moving to Dublin or Delaware). But just as with the Browns and Bengals, there is a very large base of Indians and Reds fans already here. Ohio State baseball wouldn’t be a factor in this case, but I doubt if either existing MLB team in Ohio is going to readily consent to having a relocating or an expansion team cut into their market share.

    I still say Columbus’ best bet for a pro franchise is an NBA team. Buckeye basketball is popular, but nowhere near on the same level and scale as Buckeye football to the point where it would suck up all of a pro-team’s oxygen supply. The southern half of the state, as well as Kentucky and West Virginia, are currently untapped and underserved markets for the NBA. The only question here might be if Cincinnati or even Louisville enters the fray to compete with Columbus for a new franchise. I don’t think Louisville would have as much of a chance, although who would have thought a few years ago that Oklahoma City, of all places, would ever host a team? Or Salt Lake city for that matter? Cincinnati once had the Royals, (now the Sacramento Kings) but hasn’t hosted another NBA team since.

    One of the old mayors of Columbus once tried to move the Red’s to Columbus. He got damn close. Also, Huntington Park cannot be expanded. It is surrounded on all sides by streets. You would have to remove the roosters and the warehouse in the outfield and build a TON of bleachers, rip out the club houses on the top and throw more bleachers and seat. Bottom line it wouldn’t work. Just use the old casino land, that’s big enough for a stadium. Or bring a NBA team in and it could play either at Nationwide Arena or Value City Arena.

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