Could the city of Baltimore support an NBA and an NHL franchise? There are some potential obstacles, but it could definitely happen.
Now I’m not saying that this is ever going to happen. But, Baltimore can support an NBA and NHL franchise. Wouldn’t you like to go see the NBA or NHL on a regular basis if it were in Baltimore? I know I would.
It’s not that easy to travel to Washington, D.C during the work week for a 7 pm game. So that’s why it would be easier just to bring a team to Baltimore.
The biggest obstacles that are preventing Baltimore from getting the NBA and NHL is the venue. Sure, the new NBA franchise can play at Royal Farms Arena, but that needs major work done to it. An NHL franchise in Baltimore would be a little harder to figure out because I don’t recall any ice rinks in the Baltimore area that could hold a lot of fans.
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We all can agree that Baltimore fans love their Ravens and Orioles, so it would be great to have an NBA and NHL franchise in Baltimore. I remember reading an article in the Baltimore Sun about a possible new arena downtown, but that was a few years back and nothing has been down.
I’m sure Kevin Plank of Under Armour could put together a list of investors. Those investors could make a pitch to the NBA and NHL.
As much as Peter Angelos tried to keep MLB out of Washington, it didn’t happen. Sure, Baltimore still lost fans, but when the Orioles were winning, they still did well in attendance. I don’t see why that would be an issue with a new NBA or NHL team in Baltimore.
I hope I’m not the only one interested in bringing the NBA and NHL to Baltimore because I know it can support it.