Hello! I am taking a class at college called baseball history and I got my first assignment today. I was hoping I could get a few opinions on this one because I'm not sure where to start. Here is my assignment:
You have been assigned by Major League Baseball to select a city for an expansion team. Your task is to research possible locations and choose a place you feel will fit in with baseballs’ heritage, the current structure of MLB, the quality of life in whatever city you select, and the possibility of profit for the investors.
The city you select MUST NOT be the current home of a MLB team. It can be the home of a minor league team, if you like.
You should consider the following factors: air and highway access, where you will build a park, the baseball and/or sports heritage of the city (if any), racial ethnic and economic makeup of the population, other tourist attractions in the metropolitan area, and a brief account of a marketing plan that includes a team nickname and how you will promote the team.
I am thinking:
or somewhere in the Carolinas.
What do you guys think?