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Old 03-14-2017, 11:49 AM
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Default Nuggets to start team in Grand Junction, CO

Residents of Grand Junction (CO) will be voting this month on a proposed new 5,200-seat arena that officials hope will become home to a D-League team affiliated with the NBA's Denver Nuggets and possibly a minor hockey team in the ECHL.

So much for Omaha, though Portland could potentially take Omaha if the potential owners are still interested.
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:52 AM
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This will just leave Portland, New Orleans & LA Clippers without a D-League team.
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Old 03-19-2017, 05:37 PM
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5,200 arena in an isolated location with a metro population of 147,000.

I'll put it this way... Rapid City has 3,000 less people and recently the Rush made @EmptySeatsPics.

Which isn't to say the citizens in Grand Junction won't vote for it. But a convention center has more uses and, when you're already throwing money at it, look out.

Besides... a proper arena for the D-League should be half as big. I tend to believe the NAHL would work in that size building, too. Even then, they're better off expanding their current ice arena and doing something less expensive for D-League at that convention center.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:54 PM
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Update: voters trashed the concept.
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Old 05-20-2017, 05:59 PM
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What? The fine people of Grand Junction don't want to give a bunch of freebees away to multi-millionaires. At least we had a millionaire in our area step up and spend about $12 million of his own money for a 5,000-seat arena.
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