Originally Posted by Noneck
My point is that there are different fans out there in the huge metro area of Chicago, than just the tourists that currently visit a shrine now. A suburban location may be able to attract this currently untapped resource.
I just don't see it as an untapped resource. I would venture a guess that the Cubs attendance as it has been since 1984 is made up of a lot of suburbanites who come into the city for games, as well as a huge number of tourists who flock to Wrigley Field. There is no magical untapped suburban market out there; there is a good reason why pretty much every team who has built a new ballpark in the last 25 years has done so in a city center location.