I provided links. If that is too hard for you to do, then explain to everyone how adding in herkimer county increases the population of the utica-rome area, given that neither utica nor rome lie in herkimer county?<quoted text>
That's oneida county. You're forgetting about herkimer county. The number is 297000 people as considered to be in the utica Rome market. You need to search a little better. The number in binghampton is under 250000 people. And 500 bucks for season tickets sounds like a steal to me. 500 divided by 40 games is 12.50 a seat. How much does a movie cost these days?
And you mention people from Albany and Syracuse not going to utica. You're right. Why would they? There's nothing in utica to attract them there...see where I'm going with this?
I mean I get it. You want to include the valley as the "utica area". Fine.
Herkimer County's population is 64k. The whole county. And that is down from 67k back in 1980.
Whatever, right now Oneida and Herkimer counties are at 230k and 60k. Thats 290k in two whole counties. Not the "utica-rome" area. Not 297k.
Cold Brook, Big Moose, Old Forge, Camden, Booneville, Bridgewater... those are not in the utica-rome area.
Beyond that, to claim that the regions population has not declined during the past 30 years is insane. You lose credibility there. It most certainly has. By all measures. Anyway, you lack the ability to be objective, or to accept facts, so further discussion is a waste of our time.
I am pretty sure before this is over you will hear quite a few I told you so's.