This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

5 Major League Soccer Teams That Outdraw Baseball

3. Montreal Impact
Entered MLS: 2012
Average 2013 attendance: 21,283
Baseball teams it outdraws: Miami Marlins (17,168), Tampa Bay Rays (17,718), Houston Astros (18,271), Cleveland Indians (18,995)

This team came into the league just last year and it's already beating MLB in the one place that counts.

Just take a look at that Miami Marlins attendance number. That's the team run by Jeffrey Loria, who ran baseball's Montreal Expos into the ground, sold the team to the league, hustled the desiccated corpse of its front office down to Florida when he took ownership of the Florida Marlins and left the Expos name and floundering team to wither. Eventually, in 2005, the team was moved to Washington, D.C., and became the Washington Nationals.

That said, it's been a while since Montreal's had a hankering for summertime pro sports. That its MLS squad is not only succeeding, but outdrawing Loria's Miami franchise, is already a big win for Montreal. For Miami, not so much. Sure, the town got a World Series out of the deal in 2003, but the fire sale that followed, the threats that led to a taxpayer-funded stadium and the subsequent repeat fire sale that followed the team's first playoff-free season in that new stadium just left that town with Montreal's mess.
4 of 6

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
AAPL $126.44 -0.13%
FB $87.28 0.43%
GOOG $523.40 0.30%
TSLA $280.02 4.04%
YHOO $39.38 0.13%

Markets

DOW 17,730.11 -27.80 -0.16%
S&P 500 2,076.78 -0.64 -0.03%
NASDAQ 5,009.2140 -3.9090 -0.08%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs