Why doesn't Austin have a major league sport team despite being the technological and comedy centre of USA?

Why doesn't Austin have a major league sport team despite being the technological and comedy centre of USA?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They have a soccer team. Please do more research before making awful threads

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >major league

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's literally called MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER, are you moronic?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I dont care what its called, its not a major league in America

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >let me tell you about your country

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Let me tell you about your country then dipshit, nobody considers MLS "Major league". Major League is synonymous with the highest tier of the sport. Most Americans would consider the EPL as Major League. Some might be homosexual and say La Liga or even Serie A is they're a hipster/nostalgiagay. Not a single person would say MLS.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            1. Either of the two principal groups of professional baseball teams in the United States.
            2. A league of principal importance in other professional sports, such as basketball, football, or ice hockey.
            3. The most important league in any sport (especially baseball); contrasted with minor league. Its teams are more competent, its members are paid more, and its games attract more interest and publicity, than those of a minor league.
            4. An association of sports teams which plays at the highest skill level of its sport, especially Major League Baseball.
            5. The highest level of competition in a field of endeavor.
            6. The most important league in any sport (especially baseball).

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            MLS is not 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. So I don't get your point.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You're an idiot and I don't care what you think

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >1. Either of the two principal groups of professional baseball teams in the United States.
            Not baseball
            >2. A league of principal importance in other professional sports, such as basketball, football, or ice hockey.
            Not of principal importance
            >3. The most important league in any sport (especially baseball); contrasted with minor league. Its teams are more competent, its members are paid more, and its games attract more interest and publicity, than those of a minor league.
            Not the most important league
            >4. An association of sports teams which plays at the highest skill level of its sport, especially Major League Baseball.
            Not the highest skill level of the sport
            >5. The highest level of competition in a field of endeavor.
            Not the highest level of competition
            >6. The most important league in any sport (especially baseball).
            Not the most important league

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            MLS is a top flight domestic soccer league.
            It is the highest level of soccer in North America.
            In soccer all top level domestic leagues are objectively considered as equal, you can try to prove otherwise and you will not succeed.

            You are a stupid idiot and your thinking that there's some kind of tier system or hierarchy amongst soccer leagues is moronic and gay.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >In soccer all top level domestic leagues are objectively considered as equal, you can try to prove otherwise and you will not succeed.
            Which is why the EPL and Allsvenskan get the same representation at the Champions League.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            the fact that both can get a seed in champion league prove that they are indeed equal in one aspect : they are both the top league of their country
            some EFL Championship teams might be better than teams in swedish league but it doesnt matter regarding having a ticket to the CL because it is simply not the top league
            which is the exact thing ireland anon has been trying to say, you just proved him right

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If one league gets more representation to an invitational tournament than others, is it not considered a higher tier league?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It isn't invitational and technically, any top flight league can increase the number of CL spots they're awarded by playing better in European competition.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >any top flight league can increase the number of CL spots they're awarded by playing better in European competition.
            And when they get more, they move up a tier.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Musk and Tesla
            Also Podcasting center now with Lex Fridman

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            By that logic, if MLS gets more fans than say, NBA, they move up a tier?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What do fans have to do with it?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That’s like saying the MEAC and the SEC are considered equal because they both have an auto-bid into the NCAA Tournament

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            just ignore him he's mad that no one gives a frick about baseball anymore.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    too smart to subsidize a billionaire's hobby with public money.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They have the Texas Longhorns

    And Austin FC of the MLS.

    But they're proximity to Houston, a much larger city, is the reason. And San Antonio, which is slightly bigger and a bit further away from Houston than Austin is

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Philly and NYC are closer

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Philadelphia is a lot bigger than Austin
        And pro sports started in the northeast

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its not that big of a city, is near two other cities with a decent amount of pro sports and college sports is popular.

    If you want to start a Texas team, its the 4th choice. It does have MLS, however

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >NFL
    Cowboys and Texans wouldn't allow it
    >MLB
    Baseball isn't big enough in Texas to have three teams
    >NBA
    Basketball isn't big enough in Texas to have four teams
    >NHL
    The Dallas teams represents all of Texas

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>NHL
      >The Dallas teams represents all of Texas
      It does because its the only team in Texas. But does it really spiritually?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Texas isn't big into hockey to begin with, so it can support one team and it only makes sense to put that team in the biggest TV market there

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Baseball isn't big enough in Texas to have three teams
      fricking what
      its a top 3 baseball state behind California and florida(iirc)

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Have you seen the Rangers parade? Barely enough people care about them, now imagine a third team. Texas is a football state by a long shot

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most of the people that live in Austin are gays who don't like sports, it's why MLS was able to get a team there.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Austin was a college town that had a population boom in the past 20 years. Now it's a mess.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      thats the correct reason.
      DFW and houston metro area are/were huge compared to austin, and even though austin is growing rapidly now the market is saturated like

      >NFL
      Cowboys and Texans wouldn't allow it
      >MLB
      Baseball isn't big enough in Texas to have three teams
      >NBA
      Basketball isn't big enough in Texas to have four teams
      >NHL
      The Dallas teams represents all of Texas

      said
      if the spurs didn't exist though i could see austin getting a NBA team, but no shot at MLB/NFL and nhl wouldnt want to expand in texas anyway

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >technological

    lol

    >comedy

    LMAO

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Joe Rogan started the biggest comedy club there

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Austin's a tiny bit of an up-and-coming scene in comedy mostly through Rogan's influence. But one comedian's club is nowhere near enough to compete with LA, NY, or even Chicago and Boston's established, decades-old comedy scenes.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you sound like you could be a comic as well with these jokes

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Joe Rogan started the biggest comedy club there

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It used to be much smaller, but has experienced rapid growth recently.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Austin Astros
    Austin Texans

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just a few random guesses they can just cheer for Dallas and Houston already so you don't get new fans and might struggle to pull fans away. They are as far left as it gets in Texas so its harder to scam them into paying for a stadium

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Friendly reminder that Austin FC has several thousand more average attendees than the San Antonio Spurs.

    Insert cope and seethe below.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      im not well versed in basketball but this is normal because of the standard size, right?
      their "arena" often looks small as frick compared to other sports stadium
      google said the biggest one is 20k, that is small as hell for soccer stadium

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Austin FC fills its stadium better than the San Antonio Spurs. Simple as.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        BIG OL WOMEN TAKING UP THE SEATS

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          CHUCK NOOOOOOOOO
          YOU CANT SAY THAT

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Austin FC fills its stadium better than the San Antonio Spurs. Simple as.

        Spurs averaged around 92% capacity last season, Austin FC averaged 100% capacity. I'm not sure how true Austin's numbers are

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I mean it probably true, considering the topic of the thread is that they have frick all teams for other top league sports
          I catch a couple of games when they play and it seems full

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lowkey impressive

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      17 home games vs 41.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Every time I see an Austin FC jersey here my mind gets sent into an uncontrollable rage as soccer is un-American

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Tech and comedy center
    Laffed

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the spurs are close enough

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is really it. As

      They have the Texas Longhorns

      And Austin FC of the MLS.

      But they're proximity to Houston, a much larger city, is the reason. And San Antonio, which is slightly bigger and a bit further away from Houston than Austin is

      says, Austin is really close to Houston and San Antonio, and they're not even that far away from Dallas. They have TWO football teams and THREE basketball teams to choose from, plus, as mentioned, they have the Longhorns as their city team in multiple sports. Football and basketball are far and away the biggest sports in the state, and football is even way bigger than basketball.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Until very recently, Austin was a smallsih college/government town.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >this is all it takes to make insecure californians sperg out

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