Saturday, October 29, 2005

Reaction to Real Salt Lake stadium announcement

When Real Salt Lake announced recently that it would build its stadium in Sandy, the local media reacted as if the world were coming to an end. Newspapers and TV newscasts implied that not locating the stadium in the city limits of Salt Lake was some kind of treasonous act. The reality is that there are many pro sport teams whose stadiums are not in the same city as in the team's name. In the case of the New York Jets, the team is not even in the same state as its namesake city. Some others:

Detroit Pistons Auburn Hills
Dallas Cowboys Irving
Buffalo Bills some suburb whose name I can't remember