Too many teams?by Tom Crann, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Minneapolis and St. Paul have more pro sports teams than they can handle, according to a new study from bizjournals.com, which calls the Twin Cities "over-extended" in its ability to support its professional teams.
The Twin Cities is one of only 13 metro areas in the country to have teams in all four men's professional sports -- baseball, football, basketball and hockey.
G. Scott Thomas, who conducted the analysis for bizjournals.com, says the $171 billion of personal income in the metro area just isn't enough to support the Timberwolves, Vikings, Twins and Wild.
G. Scott Thomas is "projects editor" for BizJournals dot com in Buffalo, New York. He has published a study suggesting the Twin Cities is "overextended" in its ability to support four pro sports teams.
- All Things Considered, 02/15/2006, 5:48 p.m.