Wednesday, April 11, 2007

10 Largest U.S. Metropolitan Areas without a major professional sports franchise

1. Las Vegas, Nevada
2. Hampton Roads, Virginia
3. Raleigh, North Carolina
4. Greensboro, North Carolina
5. Austin, Texas
6. Louisville, Kentucky
7. Grand Rapids, Michigan
8. Hartford, Connecticut
9. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
10. Greenville, South Carolina


Stephen said...

I've been to a AAA baseball game in Greenville, S.C. It's been huge there for a long time, and they have a new stadium that reminds me of the one at Rice.

Guy said...

Is this really a blog? I don't even know if this is really a debatable list. but hell, I'll give it a try! Isn't Lexington, KY bigger than Louisville?

John said...

It's not really debatable - I used the U.S. Census definitions of metropolitan areas, rather than municipalities. I just thought it was an interesting list. Some places one wouldn't expect, and such.

ks100 said...

this list is inaccurate. greenville, greensborough, and grand rapids are way down the list of metro populations. there are a lot of areas ahead of them. check the census of the rankings of metro areas.