Originally Posted by Revering4Blue
As things stand today, it is not even a given that the Kings are going to be moving at all. Reportedly, there is a large conglomerate with deep pockets willing to keep the franchise in Sacto. And, let's face it, Seattle is going to acquire another NBA franchise long before any other potential - and there are not many - NBA cities. In other words, don't expect a franchise in Louisville anytime soon.
Cincy isn't a realistic option - new arena or not - due to the lack of a large enough corporate luxury box infrastructure to accomodate three Major League franchises.
As an aside, I do like Joseph's out-of-the-box idea of targetting an NHL franchise, though, it's unlikely that another NHL team will relocate anytime soon. Immediate future expansion doesn't seem to be in the cards for the NBA or NHL, either.
Then how is Denver at 2.6 million MSA (compared to Cincinnati's 2.13 million MSA) able to support five
pro teams plus CU and DU sports?
Cincinnati's only very slightly smaller than Pittsburgh (2.3 million to 2.13 million) yet Pittsburgh has three pro teams plus a major college team in Pitt and a handful of smaller college teams. And the Cincinnati MSA is larger than Cleveland (3 pro teams).
And neither Denver nor Pittsburgh has an attached metro like Dayton (1 million) at its disposal either. Denver is surrounded by zero population in almost every direction except for Colorado Springs to the south.
As much as I love the NHL, that league needs to contract teams, not add. And any future franchise relocations will surely go to Canadian cities, Seattle and/or Atlanta first.