Strong fan support lifts the city to a No. 5 ranking among 2

Posted by: MBR on Wed Aug 17th, 2011 6:19 am
Portland majoring in the minorsStrong fan support lifts the city to a No. 5 ranking among 241 minor league markets nationwide.By Rachel Lenzi PORTLAND Two years ago, Portland was on the lower end of the nation's top 100 minor league sports markets. Now, boosted by the addition of a basketball team and the tenure of two longtime franchises, the city has been named one of the top markets.The Sports Business Journal released its biennial rankings of minor league markets this week and named Portland the No. 5 market out of 241 nationwide. Two years ago, Portland was No. 78.for full storyhttp://www.pressherald.com/sports/portl ... 08-17.html