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    Not sure if anyone else has posted this or thought of it but.....

    What are odds the new practice facility is home of the new DLeague team?


    I've read that LALakers are building a facility to house D Leageu team and I think Washington was planning on doing the same.
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    Quote mcHAPPY wrote: View Post
    Not sure if anyone else has posted this or thought of it but.....

    What are odds the new practice facility is home of the new DLeague team?


    I've read that LALakers are building a facility to house D Leageu team and I think Washington was planning on doing the same.
    The press release talked about Mississauga didn't it?

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    The press release talked about Mississauga didn't it?
    I don't recall a press release. Source?
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    Quote mcHAPPY wrote: View Post
    I don't recall a press release. Source?
    Ah. My bad. It was just some speculation form the front page of the site:
    "Possible locations could be Mississauga’s Hershey Center, Brampton’s Powerade Center, or any one of the other arenas across the GTA."

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    This is huge for Toronto and the Basketball fans in GTA.

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    Quote mcHAPPY wrote: View Post
    Not sure if anyone else has posted this or thought of it but.....

    What are odds the new practice facility is home of the new DLeague team?


    I've read that LALakers are building a facility to house D Leageu team and I think Washington was planning on doing the same.
    That would make sense. The practice facility is at Exhibition Place and either part of but definitely close to BMO field (home of TFC). Seems to be a blend there of a complex and central/close to transportation facilities/parking space.

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    I would assume the practice facility doesn't have seats though. Assuming they aim for a bigger than a high school crowd will bleachers you roll out from the wall.

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    I would assume the practice facility doesn't have seats though. Assuming they aim for a bigger than a high school crowd will bleachers you roll out from the wall.
    How many people do you guys think will go to their games ? I have a feeling it will shock the rest of the D-league and once for all, it will prove to the rest of the league that Toronto is not just a Hockey town.

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    Quote McRealistic wrote: View Post
    How many people do you guys think will go to their games ? I have a feeling it will shock the rest of the D-league and once for all, it will prove to the rest of the league that Toronto is not just a Hockey town.
    I would want to agree with this but I'm not 100% sold. There are a LOT of teams in Toronto right now (Raptors, Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Argos, Marlies, Toronto FC, Toronto Rock...) to compete for an audience. Realistically speaking, I think if they could manage 800-1000, they'd be fine.

    For comparison's sake, does anyone know how many fans usually attend games for the Marlies compared to fans who attend Leaf games?

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    After a quick Google flurry these are the average home attendance figures.

    2013-14 Blue Jays 29,237
    2014-15 TFC 23,835 (season in progress)
    2014-15 Leafs 19,063
    2014-15 Rock 9,985
    2014 Argos 17,790
    2014-15 Marlies 5,347

    Population of Toronto (GTA) is now over 6 million.
    http://news.nationalpost.com/toronto...t-four-million
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    Quote Mess wrote: View Post
    After a quick Google flurry these are the average home attendance figures.

    2013-14 Blue Jays 29,237
    2014-15 TFC 23,835 (season in progress)
    2014-15 Leafs 19,063
    2014-15 Rock 9,985
    2014 Argos 17,790
    2014-15 Marlies 5,347

    Population of Toronto (GTA) is now over 6 million.
    http://news.nationalpost.com/toronto...t-four-million
    Thanks for the numbers. That actually takes away a lot of my concern about a potential fan base (leaving the only concern being boarder crossing for the players as well as how it relates to their pay).

    So it's possible given that the Marlies possess roughly 28% of the audience of the Leafs, if the ratio holds the same for The Raptors (given the growing popularity in Toronto and the cheaper pricing) that would give a potential average audience of around 5540 (even 25% of that could be considered successful) (Average attendance for the Raptors in 2015 was 19,751).

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    As far as D League attendance figures I can't find any official figures except in a release from May 2013 stating:

    The NBA D-League reached the one million total attendance plateau (regular season and postseason) for a fourth straight year (1,123,124), up three percent over the previous season.
    You could calculate the average per game if you estimate which games they actually include in that total.

    I did find a blog post from 1 year ago stating the average attendance was 2,725 with a high of 5,737 for the Texas Legends and a low of 389 for the LA D-Fenders. There's no references to their sources though.

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    Practice facility/D league team makes too much sense. My guess is Mississauga or Brampton. Somewhere close for the players.

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    So everyone's just ignoring the tweet saying the team will be located in the US? It's not the first time I've heard that, it's been brought up in previous articles about the dleague. For business, tax, visa reasons, it's very difficult to have a dleague team in Canada. The teams don't make enough, and the players don't get paid enough. Rochester and Buffalo are the most likely locations.

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    Quote Primer wrote: View Post
    So everyone's just ignoring the tweet saying the team will be located in the US? It's not the first time I've heard that, it's been brought up in previous articles about the dleague. For business, tax, visa reasons, it's very difficult to have a dleague team in Canada. The teams don't make enough, and the players don't get paid enough. Rochester and Buffalo are the most likely locations.
    Plus issues with border crossings. Don't forget many of these guys have some minor legal issues that could end up in denial of entry or difficulties satisfy entry requirements. Most NBA players have travelled to Canada most D leaguers I suspect have not.

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    Quote Primer wrote: View Post
    So everyone's just ignoring the tweet saying the team will be located in the US? It's not the first time I've heard that, it's been brought up in previous articles about the dleague. For business, tax, visa reasons, it's very difficult to have a dleague team in Canada. The teams don't make enough, and the players don't get paid enough. Rochester and Buffalo are the most likely locations.
    Where is this tweet?

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    It's because Lewenberg tweeted it would be in Toronto, and will be up and running this season

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    Quote Mess wrote: View Post
    Where is this tweet?
    Here you go, it's from a guy who covers the DLeague.




    Also found this interesting.



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    Quote Primer wrote: View Post
    Here you go, it's from a guy who covers the DLeague.




    Also found this interesting.


    I've actually really wanted that last thing (with the expansion of the draft) for a while but it would only work if each team had their own D League affiliate and they upped the pay for the players. It would go further in establishing the D League in the same way that the NHL and MLB use their development leagues.

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    Oh ok. Never saw it. I was just going by the words that came right from Tim Lieweke's mouth.

    Though I guess if a liberal interpretation of term "area" is the worst thing Tim will have done so far, I won't hold it against him.

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