I see a future with more professional sports that are each less popular than what we have today. There will be dozens of niche cable networks "bundled" with NFL and College Football packages that will need programming. The lack of "centralized" pop culture makes the few "sure things" like NFL and College Football more important. More obscure sports leagues will try and work, and a city like Des Moines has "a chance" at something as lousy as Major League Lacrosse or Pro Women's Volleyball. But its more like the abstract concept of more niche sports in the future, more crap put together to fill television schedules. The MLS in its first years was little more than a TV network with a soccer business on the side.
The next bad idea of a sports league might look at Des Moines and think its unsaturated. The relative saturation didn't stop two out of state groups from convincing themselves that Des Moines was a budding hockey hotbed. They saw the covered skywalk system downtown and thought there was no way they could lose.
In the TC you have 3.4 million. So that's one teams for every 425,000 people even including the "small" teams like the Lynx, Swarm, Saints, and Thunder.
I wish DSM could get a pro soccer team but in reality I know the DSM market is way too saturated as it is. Iowa has too many teams for the total population. Hell, even MN only has one affiliated baseball team. I think we have
5. I LOVE how Iowans support their college teams. I LOVE that our players bleed cardinal and gold and don't move because someone offered a bigger contract. I want support to remain with them.
It would make more sense that Omaha get a soccer team for TD Ameritrade Stadium than DSM. As an aside, the KC team built a 25k stadium out by NASCAR and our doing very well.
Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.
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