if i had the money, i would WITHOUT hesitation buy the Montreal expos from MLB and move them to NJ. i'd be willing to bet that a MLB team in NJ with decent location etc could EASILY draw 3 million a year.Originally posted by: ThePresence
Okay, so if you want to MOVE the Royals to NJ, or move the Expos to NJ, I may agree with you. But you can't make NEW teams. The talent pool is diluted enough as it is.Originally posted by: PlatinumGold
even contraction won't change the fact that 1/5th of the US population lives within 100 miles of yankee stadium, even if you contract HALF the teams no other team will have such favorable demographics and the only way to combat that is to have more teams in a market that is so overcrowded.Originally posted by: ThePresence
I am a Yankee season ticket holder, I live in NJ. I don't care what team plays in Ocean County or the Meadowlands or what, the Yankees are my team, have always been my team and will always be my team. The answer is not more expansion, it's CONTRACTION. Contract the markets that can't compete. Yeah, it sucks, but that's what happens to any business in a capitalist society.Originally posted by: PlatinumGold
you guys keep ignoring my posts.
either that or your not seeing the significance of them. let me try one more time.
I'm willing to bet that between 40% to 50% of Yankees fans AT yankee stadium on any given day actually has a home in NJ or CT. considering NJ and CT are #1 and #2 in income per capita year after year, it is safe to say a LOT of Yankees money comes from NJ and CT. IF you can take all the NJ fans OUT of Yankee stadium you will REDUCE the income of the yankees.
as i posted above, there are about 4 or 5 counties in central jersey that has a population of 5 mill or so, that's more than ANY other metropolitan area other than NY or Chicago. in roughly the same physical area too. a baseball team in NJ WOULD effictively reduce the market size for the NY yankees.
The people who don't want to make the trip to the stadium, don't. The people who find it worth the effort to get out to the stadium will come back no matter who plays in Jersey.btw, you might not but a lot of people that can't get season tickets to the yankees, or have kids but don't want to make the trip to NY, or the casual fan will go to a game in NJ if the stadium is put in a convenient place, shoot, build it right off the NJ Turnpike between exit 9 and exit 10 and give the stadium it's own exit and a spur to the train.