Originally Posted by Deberg_1990
This. Most of the sports fans in Florida are from the northeast. A good team like the Rays have trouble drawing at times. It's basically another home game for the Yankees when they play there.
That's the crux. They have some really good franchises, or have had franchises with a fair amount of success: Rays, Marlins, Heat, Magic, Panthers, and Bucs have all been very competitive franchises over the last 10-15 years, but they have no public support. Most of them should be relocated to replace contracted franchises.