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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:58 pm    Post subject: LA wants to move the Falcons to the west coast Reply with quote

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The mayor of Atlanta is warning city council members about business interests in Los Angeles who want to move the Falcons to the west coast. Team owner Arthur Blank shared that information with top city and state officials in their discussions about financing a new stadium in downtown Atlanta.

Two council members who met with Mayor Kasim Reed told FOX 5's Morse Diggs about private discussions the mayor hosted at City Hall.

Reed called in council members one at a time to tell them that the city needs to take the lead in the public financing portion of the proposed open air stadium.

Earlier, Gov. Nathan Deal said the climate under the gold dome would not be favorable for the state to take the lead.

Council members also reported the mayor described Blank as being willing to increase the percentage the Falcons might pay to make the billion dollar deal possible.

The city of Los Angeles has been without an NFL franchise for almost two decades. In 1994, the Rams moved to St. Louis. A year later, the Raiders relocated to Oakland. L.A. remains the largest metropolitan area without pro football, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly wants a team in the city.


http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/20756873/falcons-owner-la-wants-team

Honestly, I don't think it will happen, at least it better now. This is just some ploy to get a new stadium. But LA wants every team out there so I'm not surprised.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i want them to take a team on the western side of the states, so they don't screw up divisions.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every time an owner discusses a new stadium deal there is 'interest from LA'.

Nothing but a negotiating tactic.

Of all the teams likely to move to LA, Falcons would be pretty low on the list.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sephyre_Aus wrote:
Every time an owner discusses a new stadium deal there is 'interest from LA'.

Nothing but a negotiating tactic.


Of all the teams likely to move to LA, Falcons would be pretty low on the list.


Pretty much my thoughts on this. I'm guessing behind closed doors owners are pretty split on the LA issue. Those with stadium issues in the next 5 - 7 years are probably against a team actually moving there as it gives them serious leverage. Those with newer venues probably want this to happen ASAP to grow the league and increase TV revenues.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sephyre_Aus wrote:
Every time an owner discusses a new stadium deal there is 'interest from LA'.

Nothing but a negotiating tactic.

Of all the teams likely to move to LA, Falcons would be pretty low on the list.


That's what I think too.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tylerdouglass wrote:
i want them to take a team on the western side of the states, so they don't screw up divisions.


How about not taking a team at all?
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the only team LA could possibly take wihtout MAJOR fallout is the Chargers.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1BackInBlackFan wrote:
tylerdouglass wrote:
i want them to take a team on the western side of the states, so they don't screw up divisions.


How about not taking a team at all?


why not?
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As someone who went to DECA Nationals back in 2008 and was in and around the stadium, I can say that it's time they built a new one.

Whether they stay or go is Blank's call, but I can't really see the Falcons being the ones to make this move.
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L.A. Falcons sounds nowhere as good as the L.A. Steelers. I don't like it.
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RuskieTitan wrote:
As someone who went to DECA Nationals back in 2008 and was in and around the stadium, I can say that it's time they built a new one.

Whether they stay or go is Blank's call, but I can't really see the Falcons being the ones to make this move.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's pretty evident the Chargers are the most likely relocation target.

Sorry Charger fans but one would have to be blind not to see it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes, the yearly x team is supposedly going to move to L.A. dialogue. Rolling Eyes

Just do the next round of expansion so fans of other teams don't have to constantly deal with this when their owner wants to coerce tax payers to help them build their new stadiums.
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scar988 wrote:
the only team LA could possibly take wihtout MAJOR fallout is the Chargers.
I think the Rams could pull it off.
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Tzimisce wrote:
scar988 wrote:
the only team LA could possibly take wihtout MAJOR fallout is the Chargers.
I think the Rams could pull it off.


I think the Raiders too.
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