I got to believe something significant has to happen between the ABA NE and the PBL very soon.
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If you look to hockey, Chicago has the Blackhawks in the NHL and the very popular Wolves in the AHL, plus a popular USHL (junior) hockey league team.
Prices in the majors are out of control. Families go to the minor league games because they can afford it. Generally speaking, a family of four can get into a minor league game for a fraction of the cost of the majors, and see a pretty good product.[/quote]
Whoa! Actually, the Wolves don't play in Chicago and the Wolves are attractive to those on the Northside and Northwest suburbs...but that's nit-picking on my part. Since this is a basketball forum, I was talking about basketball. I'll easily stand by my statement because minor league basketball WILL NOT work in Chicago. It also will not work in Dallas. There's something called the Bulls and the Mavericks as competition in those towns. Can you provide one instance where minor league basketball works in a major league city? I cannot think of any such instances.
Prices in the majors are out of control?!? I attend at least 60 minor league games a year (for two different sports). I've got news for you. It's expensive as all heck to attend minor league games too. If you're a regular, it costs even MORE money. You're expected to tip the food and drink vendors...and don't forget the parking lot attendant who saved a spot for you or the usher who cleaned off your seat before you sat down. More money out of pocket.
It's an urban myth that minor league sports are less expensive than the majors. Let's just say that minor league teams tend to be closer to home and are thus more desirable.