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I really think that if birmingham brought a NBA team here it would do well....what say you?
Baseball but they would have to have a great owner who really promoted his product and was interested in winning immediately over anything else.
NBA. I would get seasons tickets if that were to happen
I would too...i hate that we are sitting on or hands and not progressing as a city. I wish we would stop comparing ourselves to Atlanta and start smaller like a Memphis
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Give downtown another 8-10 years to continue growing and becoming more of an entertainment destination then I could see this city being able to support it.
Regions Field is a big step towards that.
The problem with getting a NFL team here is that in Alabama CFB is king. Would people be willing to attend games on consecutive days?
Nfl would never work because alabama or auburn will always be alabamians first football love. Baseball would notdraw well . 82 home dates are a lot of games and most everyone is braves fans. The only one I see working at all is nba, but I dont think that would be successful. If anything could ever get built outside of downtown bham it may br succesdful, but too many people just dont want to go downtown bham
The greater Atlanta area doesn't support the Hawks like they should. Always a lot of empty seats at Phillips, even in the playoffs i noticed.
NBA would be the only shot.
The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards.
Ha ha the answer is none! How will a broke city pay for a stadium, arena or dome? Then on top of paying for the stadium you need to sell tickets, bham is not big enough nor have enough corporations to sell enough tickets to make a profit. NBA and MLB have way too many games to sell. Granted the NFL will put butts in seats anywhere and only has to sell 10 home games (that includes pre-season), but I still see no way bham has any way of supporting a pro team in the near future. Just be glad that T-Town is only 45 min away. You will have to go to Nashville or Atlanta if you want to watch pro teams.
Bring back the Birmingham Barracudas!!
Beat me to it about their financial issues but there is the draw factor to deal with as well. While B-ham is a top television market I would expect actual attendance for anything other than football to be poor.
I could see an NHL team doing pretty well. No one here has prior allegiances like the braves in baseball. Also, Hockey is a blast if you have a team to cheer for.
Nfl and that would be it. Alot less games! Football is king down here and we all watch every Sunday!
They play football on Sunday?
I don't see it happening I think they should start supporting some of the sports they have there. People don't even support UAB like they should why would they bring a pro sport there. With that being said I would love to see a pro football team there just to see how it would do even though I think it may be to close to Atlanta when you look at football, basketball, and baseball. I just think that if the state of Tenn can get a football and basketball pro team Alabama should be able to have at least one type of pro team here and it do well.
This post was edited by cjrolltide75 14 months ago
A month after opening a Double A stadium downtown like Montgomery did 10 years ago, and now B'ham is ready for the big leagues.
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