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Utah Jazz: Will Sagging Profits Drive Team Elsewhere?

By Lou Martin On January - 9 - 2012

From an attendance standpoint, there’s no reason for the Utah Jazz to leave Salt Lake City. Through the end of the 2010-11 season, the Jazz ranked seventh  in NBA home attendance, averaging 18,421 per game.

The 2011-12 season is off to an 18,980 average through four home games, ranking the team sixth  in the league. That’s about a three percent increase over last season.

Attendance, however, is but one factor which dictates where a sports franchise decides to call home.

From a revenue standpoint, however, the Jazz leaving Utah may be an eventuality.

These types of things happen when a sports team is sold, and selling the team might be the only solution for plugging the revenue hole sinking several NBA franchises, including the Utah Jazz.

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