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Re: NHL OR NBA, let the message board decide!!

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:57 pm
by brewcrew1000
Austin seems like its ripe for a new expansion team, unless there are so many transplants they dont care about sports

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Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:29 pm
by mgsports
Tampa Bay

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Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:33 pm
by normalthings
mgsports wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:29 pm
Tampa Bay
I thought they were struggling to supoort their 2 existing teams.

Re: NHL OR NBA, let the message board decide!!

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:42 pm
by TheSmokinPun
Seattle & Vegas NHL teams will do everything in their power to try & stop this at the same time they attempt to build up a fan base.

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Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:41 pm
by beautyfromashes
normalthings wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:42 pm
Nashville. San Diego. Las Vegas. A city in Canada or Mexico.
Nashville has Memphis a few hours away, so I doubt that would happen. San Diego is a terrible sports town. We don't really know how well the Raiders will sell in Vegas but I'd be surprised by multiple teams jumping into that market. You might see them expand to a smaller city with no major league team, like a Louisville or Austin (did get MLS expansion). Canada is a hard no. Vancouver couldn't make it and I don't see demand there. Kansas City would draw from St. Louis, which doesn't have a team, and a vast area of the Midwest states. We have a solid arena that might need a few upgrades but ready to go. I'd still prefer NHL.

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Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:50 pm
by mgsports
Tampa Bay has the Raptors for the season.
Jacksonville or San Jose or Pittsburgh. Yes to KC and St. Louis. New Jersey again.

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Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:03 am
by LCDSI
Here's a good article in CNBC about Kansas City's odds. It seems like the overall consensus is Seattle is a lock and we've got a good shot but really need to find someone/group to pony up the money

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/14/kansas- ... vegas.html

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Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:25 am
by shinatoo
Biggest takeaway I took from that was that the "Kansas City Monarchs" has already been registered by an unnamed party. Not the NBA.

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Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:20 pm
by tskev
“If Kansas has that in their corner, and Las Vegas did not have a solid ownership group, then that could tilt the scales” said Patrick Rishe, sports business director at Washington University in St. Louis.

:roll:

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Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:24 pm
by alejandro46
The Hunt family has an estimated net worth of 15.3 billion dollars and already has a minority stake in the Chicago Bulls. Maybe the answer is obvious.

Re: NHL OR NBA, let the message board decide!!

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:24 pm
by normalthings
shinatoo wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:25 am
Biggest takeaway I took from that was that the "Kansas City Monarchs" has already been registered by an unnamed party. Not the NBA.
NFL NFL NFL

Re: NHL OR NBA, let the message board decide!!

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:26 pm
by normalthings
alejandro46 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:24 pm
The Hunt family has an estimated net worth of 15.3 billion dollars and already has a minority stake in the Chicago Bulls. Maybe the answer is obvious.
A local billionaire is not required as long as a billionaire is interested in owning an NBA team and analysis shows KC would have a good ROI. Plenty of NFL owners don't live where their teams are.

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Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:48 pm
by shinatoo
normalthings wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:24 pm
shinatoo wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:25 am
Biggest takeaway I took from that was that the "Kansas City Monarchs" has already been registered by an unnamed party. Not the NBA.
NFL NFL NFL
Thats my suspition, Hunts are holding for the inevidable name change.

Or to name their NBA team...

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Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:21 pm
by kas1
The women's soccer team that's coming to Kansas City was said to be changing its name to the Monarchs. Cant find any official source from a brief search.

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Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:41 pm
by TrolliKC
Per the team twitter they haven't selected a name yet but are forming a Brand Advisory Council to develop their permanent brand and name to announce next season. https://twitter.com/KCWoSo/status/1349053511296839682

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Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:51 pm
by kas1
Right. The point I was trying to make was just that they were already said to be interested in the name and so they are probably the ones who registered it. I randomly came across something recently saying that the idea had been pitched to the players and was received positively.

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Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:31 pm
by mgsports
The new Owner of Royals.

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Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:25 am
by earthling
If NBA filters it down to KC/Vegas, any interested billionaire NBA fan anywhere will probably look at the data for both markets and decide if they want to jump in. Might even create a bidding war. An owner based in city is hardly needed, but would help if they invest their mindset into city.

Before COVID would have thought Vegas has better shot, but their economy is hardest hit and could take a while to return. KC economy better than avg and well established sports town with plenty of basketball ties.

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Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:09 pm
by beautyfromashes
The first sports team to be in downtown wins. It literally would be money hand over fist. We have zero current nightlife/entertainment sports teams. Having an NBA or NHL team in T-Mobile would feel different. It would be edgy and young compared to more family oriented Royals or SKC. Wish I had a $B.

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Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:46 pm
by herrfrank
Some wealthy families in KC:
Bloch - Uhlmann: possible (but money was just diffused by an estate transfer)
Kauffman: already invested in the Royals, don't think she wants another franchise
Hall: I have a suspicion that business is off (not publicly traded so hard to say), and they have their hands full with Crown Center
Kemper - Thornton: possible. Sandy was sporty as I recall, not sure about Mariner
Gates: A lot more money than people realize, but they better fix those elevators at SF Tower!
Lockton: They all played basketball at SME, so why not?

Others: Brandmeyer, Merriman, Ball, Dunn, Haverty, Helzberg, the Garmin guys, Stowers

I'm not sure any one of these families would plunk down a billion, but they're certainly all liquid in the multiple millions. the GKCCoC is pretty adept at getting the KC "elite" to play ball.
lol