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Canada is ripe for major league sports expansion(Conference Board of Canada)

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/conference-board-says-canada-ripe-for-major-league-sports-expansion/article4494838/?cmpid=rss1

Don't know if there is a topic for this already but the Conference Board of Canada is basically stating that Canada could hold more NHL teams, more MLS teams, more CFL teams, MLB return to Montreal, and NBA return to Vancouver.

For me personally I'd love to see the NBA return to Vancouver. Basketball is my second favourite sport next to hockey and it gives a cheaper alternative to the Canucks. I also believe Aquillini would not allow a second NBA to collapse like the Grizzlies did. I also think another baseball team would be great for our country.

What's everyone elses thoughts?

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I would be ecstatic is we got an MLB team. I hate cheering for anything out of Toronto but the Jays.

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No NBA please. I'd rather not go through another Steve Francis debacle.

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Quebec City - NHL team

Seattle - NHL team

Vancouver - NBA team

Calgary or Edmonton - MLS team

Montreal - MLB team

Let's make it happen.

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Look how many major "leaguers" come from BC (MLB), it is more than the rest of Canada combined. We are clearly a baseball market. If we ever did build a stadium, we could support a team, but big issue is no one will build a stadium w/o commitment from a team, and a team wont relocate w/o a stadium. Catch 22.

We can def support and NBA franchise now. This market is more ready than it was 15 years ago. There is literally hundreds of more basketball courts in Vancouver, and thousands of more kids playing basketball. There is also far more Europeans in the league now, and a ton of Canadians who will be in the NBA really soon.

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more CFL teams would be sweet!

Still can't see Vancouver supporting an NBA team or having big name players wanting to play basketball in Vancouver.

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While it would be good to get another NHL team. Twice the opportunity to win the cup, I would rather a place such as Quebec city get one. Also Seattle deserves one as they would get a lot of attendance from Canada, like Buffalo does from Toronto. I love the NBA and would be ecstatic if Vancouver got a team. To bad I live in the Okanagan so I wouldn't be able to get season tickets. If the pricing was a good I'm should I would see a couple of games a year live. Another MLB team would be good but I'm guessing it wouldn't be in the West so I don't care to much about it (also think Baseball is boring.) We don't need another soccer team.

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Vancouver and area could support another NBA team and maybe a baseball team.

Quebec and Hamilton should get NHL teams

Kelowna/Kamloops, Ottawa and Halifax could do CFL

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I don't like the idea of the NBA comming here. I want our guys playing on good ice, and two teams sharing the same building makes it too busy.

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I would love it if he made a big push for the Sacramento Kings who seem to be on the brink of relocation.

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Don't understand why people want an MLB team. The city would have to build an entirely new stadium which will cost US(taxpayers) more money which then we'll cry because it's they're taking OUR money even though WE want the MLB team here. Plus, baseball is boring. B)

Whereas if we brought in an NBA team, we already have GM Place/Rogers Arena. It'd also be a LOT easier to fill GM Place than a baseball stadium

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