i am currently looking for possible sites where i might be able to find information dealing with the idea that once a professional sports franchise leaves, the area that is left behind, more times than not, encounters a period of economic depression. with all of the talk about new facilities being necessary for survival i am determining that these areas are only looking out for themselves rather than the welfare of the city that they call home.
the areas i would like to look at, but not limited to include; cleveland, baltimore, and houston in the nfl. winnipeg, manitoba, canada and hartford in the nhl. any other suggestions would be welcomed
granted some of these cities have since gotten teams to come in and call these places home, but if losing these franchises in some cases, is "no big deal," then why do these places so actively search to replace them with another team. are they really an economic boom or a bust, or are they just viewed as necessary for the city to be considered "major league?"
feel free to e-mail me with any information. and thank you in advance for any assistance with my search