America’s Next Sports Cities

One ongoing certainty in America is that the population never stops shifting. And where people go, so do sports teams.
Good news for Las Vegas, Portland and Sacramento. Those growing towns, among others, are likely landing spots for the next wave of expansion and franchise shifting around the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball.

Housing affordability has people migrating inland from the West Coast to central California and Nevada and north to Oregon, according to urban expert Wendell Cox, who runs, which tracks population shift. The trend will continue once this recession ends.