Fort Wayne named No. 1 minor league sports town

August 21, 2007

After studying every U.S. city with minor-league sports but no major league teams, Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal concluded that Ft. Wayne was the nation's No. 1 minor league sports town.

Rounding out the top five were Hershey-Harrisburg, Penn., Oklahoma City, Okla.; Rochester, N.Y., and Reading, Penn..

Cities were judged on number of teams, which league they compete in, market size and quality of playing venues, average attendance, promotions that teams conducted and sponsors they attracted.

Ft. Wayne is home to a minor league hockey team, a class-A baseball team, an Arena Football League team and a franchise in the NBA Developmental League.

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