Jump to content

Grand Rapids pro sports?


Recommended Posts

If somehow Grand Rapids, Michigan received an NFL, MLB, NBA, or NHL team, would they stay afloat?

Personally I think the NBA or NHL could be viable, probably NBA. The Western Michigan-Detroit rivalry would help. However, Grand Rapids would be the second-smallest NBA city, smallest MSA, and 4th-smallest media market. There would be obstacles to overcome, and it would take lots of work, but if a potential NBA team could use Van Andel for a few years until hypothetically a new arena gets built I think they would develop a fan base and survive.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So you decided to replace a growing Sun Belt city (and state capital) with a shrinking to stagnant Rust Belt one, huh?

Your Austin TX in NHL thread:


At least IF the new USFL actually raises all their needed money, Grand Rapids is an option.


Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.