Major expansion plan...

Discussion in 'NLL News and Rumors' started by BanditsRock11, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. toad455

    toad455 Member

    If they can add Brooklyn, Halifax & Dallas for 2019-2020 and keep Rochester, we'll have 14 teams. Maybe Edmonton & Montreal by 2020-21? Sounds like a goal the league should have. Alignment with 16:

    NORTHEAST
    Toronto
    Rochester
    Buffalo
    Montreal

    ATLANTIC
    New York(Brooklyn)
    New England
    Philadelphia
    Halilfax

    SOUTH
    Georgia
    Dallas
    San Diego
    Colorado

    NORTHWEST
    Vancouver
    Calgary
    Edmonton
    Saskatchewan
     
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  2. Hollywood42

    Hollywood42 Well-Known Member

    Brooklyn would fail worse than the islanders
    With the same stupid setup in an arena made for basketball and concerts

    If he wants to waste money so be it
     
  3. BIG E NY

    BIG E NY Member

    I'm going to guess Tsai will put the NY team at the Coliseum. The Nets are in control there as well. Brooklyn, I agree, would be a disaster. I still think San Francisco, under the Warriors, would do well at the new arena there.
     
  4. AmericanRockFan

    AmericanRockFan Well-Known Member

    In fairness though, he wouldn't need seats at the obstructed view end for the NLL. They could close that off and sell a "horseshoe" of sections to configure Barclays for lacrosse.
     
  5. Hollywood42

    Hollywood42 Well-Known Member

    The main point is, no one goes to hockey why would they go to lacrosse , the islanders were 31/31 in attendance 12,002
     
  6. AmericanRockFan

    AmericanRockFan Well-Known Member

    It's not like a lacrosse team in Brooklyn needs to draw that well if it would be one of Tsai's toys. I think financially, and from a seating chart arrangement, an NLL team could cut the mustard in Brooklyn if promoted properly.
     
  7. RockStar

    RockStar Well-Known Member

    Don't necessarily agree - with hockey they are trying to sell 40+ games at $100+ per seat.

    With lacrosse, they only have to try to sell 9 games at $30ish per seat.

    It's a lot closer to the city than the Colisseum (does this actually matter?), looks accessible by subway, and might be begging for events.......
     
  8. Rottenrocker

    Rottenrocker Active Member

    I'm cautiously excited about the Canucks supporting a pro lacrosse team. I'm sure the tickets will be a bit more but to have them playing out of Rogers Arena downtown makes it incredibly easy to go see a game.
     
  9. Hollywood42

    Hollywood42 Well-Known Member

    I just don’t think it makes a difference , Nassau or nothing for ny3.0
     
  10. BIG E NY

    BIG E NY Member

    The difference between Nassau and Brooklyn attendance wise would be better than Rochester vs. bottom of the league.
     
  11. BIG E NY

    BIG E NY Member

    So 18 months later, Comcast and the Canucks are reality with the Warriors soon to be. Guess this guy wasn't a "hack" after all??
     
  12. New Fan

    New Fan Active Member

    I sure hope you are right. However, folks who lived in Langley, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Burnaby and even Delta had a way faster and easier time to get to the Langley to see them play. All those cities have minor programs, JrA programs and all but Delta have a SRA lacrosse program. Yet they couldn't even fill the building with 5000 folks. Travelling to downtown Vancouver from those areas is a traffic nightmare. Do you really think they will support them downtown? Will be interesting.
     
  13. RockStar

    RockStar Well-Known Member

    The Rock have the same issues when it comes to drawing lacrosse people to games - No fun coming in from Kitchener, St. Catharines, or Peterborough.

    When the team was good, and the league was fun, lots of them did.
     
  14. Andrew GEA

    Andrew GEA Guest


    The road trip from ptbo is no big deal. We would get in early and goto the Eaton centre then dinner and then the game. We only got one game a year though because it's a 1.5 h drive but that's the same for raptors or blue jays.

    Life hack, the cheapest/safest/most accessable parking is 2 church St
     

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