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NBA D-League Still Needs to Expand

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MBurmy    423

 

On 5/30/2017 at 8:51 PM, B-Rich said:

New Orleans Pelicans to get pitches from 5 cities vying for Development League franchise

 

As I suspected, St. Tammany Parish is out; they have no facility.  Jackson has an antiquated coliseum- I can remember going to a rodeo there in 1968 when I was 4 years old.  Shreveport is planning a new arena...

 

Still think Biloxi would have been perfect; not sure why they didn't pursue...

Bring back the Mobile Revelers, please...only this time give them a proper logo:

 

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4_tattoos    364

It may be a moot point now since in all likelihood any Wizards D-League team will end up playing in their new practice facility. However, there's a local venue that hadn't even crossed my mind regarding the D-League until literally this morning, The DC Armory. (Did anybody mention it earlier in this thread?) It's official capacity is listed as 10K. They could easily lower that number by making it's upper deck/balcony seats unavailable. Also depending how floor level seats are configured. It's located at the same metro station as RFK Stadium. Though I don't know the Armory's parking situation for those that wouldn't want to take Metro. It's also an old venue, opened in 1941.

 

Here's a couple pics to give you all an idea of how events looks inside the armory. No clue what that basketball event pictured is/was.

 

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dfwabel    960
4 hours ago, 4_tattoos said:

It may be a moot point now since in all likelihood any Wizards D-League team will end up playing in their new practice facility. However, there's a local venue that hadn't even crossed my mind regarding the D-League until literally this morning, The DC Armory. (Did anybody mention it earlier in this thread?) It's official capacity is listed as 10K. They could easily lower that number by making it's upper deck/balcony seats unavailable. Also depending how floor level seats are configured. It's located at the same metro station as RFK Stadium. Though I don't know the Armory's parking situation for those that wouldn't want to take Metro. It's also an old venue, opened in 1941.

 

 

It crosses the mind of locals, too; in passing.

 

Because it IS an old venue and by looking at their calendar, it's apparent that nobody is really interested in staging an event there.

 

http://www.eventsdc.com/UpcomingEvents.aspx?t=dc_armory

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4_tattoos    364
1 hour ago, dfwabel said:

It crosses the mind of locals, too; in passing.

 

Because it IS an old venue and by looking at their calendar, it's apparent that nobody is really interested in staging an event there.

 

http://www.eventsdc.com/UpcomingEvents.aspx?t=dc_armory

Between the new(ish) convention center, Verizon Center and other newer venues in the area the armory doesn't get a lot of events. Could probably be rented out cheaper than most of the nicer venues though. But let's be honest a Wizards D-League club will probably be allowed access to the new facility for free. Even if the Wizards don't own the D-League club themselves.  Free > Cheap

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Waffles    177

Wizards make it official: https://wizardstoday.monumentalsportsnetwork.com/2017/06/21/washington-wizards-purchase-nba-g-league-team

 

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The Washington Wizards and the NBA G League announced today that the Wizards have acquired the right to own and operate an NBA G League team.  The team, which will debut in the 2018-19 season, is scheduled to play at the Wizards’ new facility in Ward 8 in Washington, D.C. 

 

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ChicagoOakland    343
17 minutes ago, CubsFanBudMan said:

So that story says it's the 27th team. Who's left? I've lost track. Denver...

I don't think Portland has one, either.

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Discrimihater    286
On 5/31/2017 at 11:19 PM, MBurmy said:

 

Bring back the Mobile Revelers, please...only this time give them a proper logo:

 

Hell, I know it wouldn't happen quite like what I just experienced, but if that happens, I'd like em to stumble upon me...I got a whole identity ready for em. 

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B-Rich    223

News on the Pelicans G-League front:

 

Shreveport, Pensacola finalists for Pelicans G League team, according to Shreveport mayor

 

Plans for potential home of Pelicans' G League team to be unveiled in Shreveport Tuesday

 

Eh, I figured something like this would happen. The desire to go with the new and shiny (new arena in Shreveport) will trump any sense about attendance or proximity to New Orleans (advantage: Mobile).

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bosrs1    622
On 5/13/2017 at 4:26 PM, dfwabel said:

As I said on Tuesday..

 

Follow the Money.

 

Oh I'm sure on the name. Plus the Agua Caliente band is in that area and is a big Clipper's sponsor so not shocking. Still disappointing. We have a bunch of Native American bands down here with Casinos in and around SD that could have put their names on the team as well. Barona Clippers, Viejas Clippers, Sycuan Clippers, etc...

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