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There are three vital components to a city's economy. One, the city's citizens. Two, the amount of tourism said city supports in a given year. And three, the amount of professional sports franchises located in said city.

Well, the third answer may not be as vital as it seems, but professional sports franchises can be great investments of time and money.

Even though our country's economy is not as prosperous as it has been in years past, sports fanatics are still flocking to the arenas, the coliseums, and the stadiums to watch their favorite franchises fight.

Think about how much worse off the economy of Pittsburgh, PA would be if their beloved Penguins and Steelers were not in town.

You may be wondering where I am going with this.

The city of Portland, OR has one single professional sports franchise, the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association.

However, in 2011, the city of Portland will be granted an expansion team through Major League Soccer.

The Portland Timbers, currently residing in the United Soccer Leagues 1st Division, will cease to exist in said division, and will enter Major League Soccer along wi...

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