Originally Posted by Reds/Flyers Fan
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).
Should also mention Pittsburgh has an arena that could host NBA games in the CONSOL Energy Center. That being said, Pittsburgh will only back a team if it wins. The Penguins almost left before they got Sidney Crosby and their new arena while the Pirates attendance has plummeted the past two seasons after their hot starts and season ending collapses.
Cincinnati needs to have a place ready for a NBA team before even being discussed.