Publié le 29 octobre 2015 à 19h33 | Mis à jour le 29 octobre 2015 à 19h33
Retour des Expos: une lettre envoyée aux équipes de la ligue
La Presse Canadienne
Le maire de Montréal, Denis Coderre, et l'ex-actionnaire des Expos de Montréal Stephen Bronfman ont fait parvenir une missive aux 30 équipes du Baseball majeur afin de mousser la candidature de la ville auprès de ses gouverneurs, a appris La Presse Canadienne.
La lettre, envoyée il y a quelques semaines, présentait également l'option la plus probable pour le site d'un éventuel stade - le bassin Peel.
Mise à jour
Avec la venue probable d'une station du REM sous le bassin Peel, il semble de plus en plus probable que le futur stade éventuel des Expos serait construit au sud du bassin Peel entre les rues Wellington, Bridge et Mill :
Im back with another poll, this time about potential new sports teams in Montreal.
A little backstory, I've often been in many discussions with my friends about which sports team Montreal should push for next and our discussions always come down to 3 main points supporting a team for each of the big three leagues in North America.
1) Montreal should get an NBA team, look at the Raptors and their recent success, Montreal is an international city with many of its citizens immigrating from or coming to study here from African and Asian countries where basketball is popular (Angola, China, Taiwan, Philippines, Cameroon, Nigeria, Congo) for example. A basketball arena already exists in the Bell Center (1996) and the team could play there. Montreal's NBA basketball team would naturally rival the Raptors and would make for exciting match-ups. Link - https://www.cbc.ca/sports/basketball/nba/nba-montreal-1.4857187
2) Montreal should get an MLB team, we used to have the Expos. Already there is talk about the Tampa Bay Rays splitting games between their home arena in Tampa Bay and playing in Montreal. Stephen Bronfman (son of former Expos owner Charles Bronfman) has already expressed interest in owning the Expos should they ever come back to Montreal. Arena talks are underway near the griffintown / peel basin area and would greatly aid Montreal in getting a team back. Link - https://montrealgazette.com/sports/todd-stephen-bronfman-embraces-plan-to-bring-baseball-back-to-montreal
3) Montreal should get an NFL team, the NFL is looking to expand already to places like London or Mexico City. If the NFL realizes that those two cities are too logistically challenging and they wont pursue them, then the NFL could look at a closer to home option in Montreal as realistically it is the only viable city in Canada that could support an NFL team. The NFL can't expand to Toronto because the Buffalo Bills would veto it. They can't expand to Vancouver because the Seattle Seahawks would veto it. Toronto already holds the title as "Canada's NBA team", and maybe the NFL would like to try and have the Montreal NFL team marketed as "Canada's NFL team". Link - https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/06/07/expansion-cities-san-diego-portland-montreal-oklahoma-city-bismarck-anchorage
I am curious to what you guys think is the best argument below. Please feel free to add anything that i may have forgotten. This discussion is purely hypothetical and aims at being a fun place to build on / argue against differentiating points.
Thank you for reading!