Seattle Kraken popularity vs other sports Teams in Seattle

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  1. Jokerit 16 Registered User

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    Even Kraken has not playing any game yet, what people thinks they popularity so far.

    if NBA comes back to town, what happens then to Kraken? Can they overtake 2 place in city after Seahawks?

    I watched the Kraken name reveal day in back July. Kraken is a great name for the team.

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    There is a lot of sports in the region but Seattle area can really follow a winner (Seahawks, Sounders, women's sports) and distance them bad teams (Mariners). Kraken should be a solid tier 2 team in the city & region notably filling the winter sports major league void. NFL Seahawks are the sports darling for most of the past 2 decades. When Mariners have been good they are the toast of the town but limited success has stunted them. MLS Sounders have had huge sustained success but we have not seen a down period to see low lights for the team. If NBA comes back, it will be in tier 2 or 3 - There are a lot of people who want the Sonics back but there are also a lot of people who are done with the NBA.

    Tier 1: Seahawks
    Tier 2: Sounders, Kraken
    Tier 3: UW Huskies, Mariners
    Tier 4: Seattle Storm, WSU Cougars, Gonzaga, OL Reign
    Tier 5: WHL Thunderbirds, WHL Silvertips, AAA Rainers
     
  3. Myllz RELEASE THE KRAKEN

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    I think it will come down to how good the team ends up being. If they're consistently making the playoffs and considered cup contenders, they'll probably end up being right under the Seahawks in popularity (I don't think they'll ever overtake the Seahawks for #1). If they're missing the playoffs or field a boring team to watch, they're going to end up being like the Mariners, who are largely forgotten and not discussed unless you're a huge baseball fan.

    If/when the NBA/Sonics return, it'll be hard for the Kraken to beat them in popularity. Again, if they're good and winning, I could see the NHL and NBA teams being about equal.
     
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    As long as your franchise names its stadium the “Krak House”? Your franchise will be the most wealthy in the league, and extremely popular.
     
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    I agree with the list for most of the part. I would move the Huskies up a tier though. I think the Sounders are a borderline Tier 2 team which would probably get pushed down to tier 3 if the NBA comes back to Seattle and the Kraken have any kind of success.
     
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    Seattle loves winners and eschews losers. If the Kraken are good the first few years the fanbase will be fanatical.
     

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