Pro Sports in Orlando

Triple Threat 33TTriple Threat 33T Port CanaveralPosts: 18,669 Admin
How the heck is it that we have a pro soccer team and a new stadium but no pro MLB or NFL team here in Orlando?
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  • Tarpon65Tarpon65 Posts: 6,474 Admiral
    Disney doesn't want competition for it's theme parks.
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  • Triple Threat 33TTriple Threat 33T Port CanaveralPosts: 18,669 Admin
    I need to put a group together and bring an MLB team to the new Champion Stadium.

    Who wants in? Anyone with any experience, and a lot of money, that would like to work with me?
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  • hatcityhatcity Stuart,FLPosts: 3,184 Captain
    no, no, and NO!!!!!
    I was not born stupid, just had lots of practice
  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 6,390 Admiral
    The average price of a mlb team is $1.3 B. The Yankees are the most valuable for the 19th yr in a row at $3.4 B. I think I'll have to pass. Back in the 70's - 80's our mayor was one of the team owners os the Boston Red Soxs.
  • Triple Threat 33TTriple Threat 33T Port CanaveralPosts: 18,669 Admin
    hatcity wrote: »
    no, no, and NO!!!!!

    What's your problem?
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  • Mister-JrMister-Jr Posts: 27,698 AG
    The money spent by municipalities to build a stadium is a horrible investment. Las Vegas public contribution to build a new football stadium for a billionaire is $750M.

    Orlando needs to consider itself lucky or smart.

    P.S. Orlando does not need more congested highways.
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  • hatcityhatcity Stuart,FLPosts: 3,184 Captain
    What's your problem?

    Don't want to interfere with Polars desire for mod status
    I was not born stupid, just had lots of practice
  • ScarecrowScarecrow Posts: 338 Deckhand
    hatcity wrote: »
    Don't want to interfere with Polars desire for mod status
    I think Polar is already an undercover mod.
  • Triple Threat 33TTriple Threat 33T Port CanaveralPosts: 18,669 Admin
    hatcity wrote: »
    Don't want to interfere with Polars desire for mod status

    What does that have to do with MLB in Orlando?
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  • mindyabinessmindyabiness Posts: 5,416 Admiral
    Orlando has already demonstrated it doesn't care about pro sports. Just look at this forum....no one even cares about the 2 baseball teams already in the state.
    If your thinking you can get the Rays...that's just dumb, makes no sense.
    Did the Magic leave already?

    I suggest your support the local high school and Central Florida Div. 1 baseball. They are 20-6 and about halfway through the season.
    Arguing with idiots is like playing chess with a pigeon... No matter how good you are, the bird is going to crap on the board and strut around like it won anyway.
  • Triple Threat 33TTriple Threat 33T Port CanaveralPosts: 18,669 Admin
    I suggest your support the local high school and Central Florida Div. 1 baseball. They are 20-6 and about halfway through the season.

    I do.
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  • Mango ManMango Man Posts: 11,108 AG
    You can hire harbison to do your advertising. He's cheap. All he'll want is a luxury box, free food, parking, limo ride, and a few other perks. :grin

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  • NSB PhotogNSB Photog Posts: 539 Officer
    Honestly, we have a lot more fun going to the River Rats games in Sanford.
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  • FinfinderFinfinder Posts: 9,984 Admiral
    What does that have to do with MLB in Orlando?

    The Rays and the Marlins struggle to find a fan base because no one is from here a 3rd team in Florida I don't think will work.
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 11,414 AG
    We don't need an NFL team, Jacksonville and Tampa are driving distance. we have lots of teams in the area that have spring training for MLB so i don't see much of a need for that either. Soccer is something i've gone too, but i prefer the ECHL hockey games at the Amway center we have a lot of fun at those and it's usually less than $20.00 a person.
    People use statistics the way a drunk uses a street light, for support rather than illumination.
  • lakemanlakeman Posts: 756 Officer
    I doubt that the financial demographics of the greater orlando area could or would be able to support any additional pro teams. I also hope they do not even try to bring in anymore, the money spent by, most likely tax dollars is just tooooo much to justify any major sports teams. As said above. Now if Disney and Universal made a deal to build what was needed for a sports team and finance every thing from roads to stadiums might be a GO
  • Cane PoleCane Pole Stuart, FLAPosts: 9,834 Admiral
    Mister-Jr wrote: »
    The money spent by municipalities to build a stadium is a horrible investment. Las Vegas public contribution to build a new football stadium for a billionaire is $750M.

    Well, not really. The city added a small percent on the tax that hotel guests pay
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  • Mister-JrMister-Jr Posts: 27,698 AG
    Cane Pole wrote: »
    Well, not really. The city added a small percent on the tax that hotel guests pay

    Las Vegas city officials;

    "I have a good idea, let's give this guy $750M in taxpayers money!"
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  • FinfinderFinfinder Posts: 9,984 Admiral
    Mister-Jr wrote: »
    Las Vegas city officials;

    "I have a good idea, let's give this guy $750M in taxpayers money!"

    because of his father ?
  • tankardtankard Posts: 7,031 Admiral
    This thread was worth viewing just to catch a glimpse of that ultra-rad bowl-cut.
  • mplspugmplspug Palmetto FloridaPosts: 9,476 Admiral
    We don't need an NFL team, Jacksonville and Tampa are driving distance. we have lots of teams in the area that have spring training for MLB so i don't see much of a need for that either. Soccer is something i've gone too, but i prefer the ECHL hockey games at the Amway center we have a lot of fun at those and it's usually less than $20.00 a person.

    I still have to get out to a Solar Bears game.

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  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 11,414 AG
    mplspug wrote: »
    I still have to get out to a Solar Bears game.

    i think they're in the playoffs now, i really don't keep much track of the season. I just look for weekends we feel like going. Last time we sat behind the goalie, 12 rows up for $50 for the 3 of us. Hockey is one game that is so much better live than on TV, i can't watch it on TV but if i'm there, it's very entertaining. And you can shoot over to the Hairy Buffalo for a pint after. Or before.
    People use statistics the way a drunk uses a street light, for support rather than illumination.
  • acesoveracesover Posts: 552 Officer
    tankard wrote: »
    This thread was worth viewing just to catch a glimpse of that ultra-rad bowl-cut.

    That guy looks like a 3rd rate used car salesman
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  • conchydongconchydong Pompano BeachPosts: 5,361 Admiral
    Finfinder wrote: »
    The Rays and the Marlins struggle to find a fan base because no one is from here a 3rd team in Florida I don't think will work.

    This. In S. Florida sometimes half of the fans at the professional games are rooting for the other team. we were invaded from the north and south. When international soccer games are played they are packed with folks rooting for their home countries, even if they are playing the USA. So much for the melting pot. Also we have year round outdoor activities that many northern states do not have. I love the Dolphins, Heat, Canes, Panthers and the players (not owners) on the Marlins but I would still prefer to fish over going to a game.

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