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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; I think it's wrangling to force the city into a new stadium....

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Old 01-29-2013, 09:28 PM   #21
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Re: L.A Falcons?

I think it's wrangling to force the city into a new stadium.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:56 AM   #22
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Wouldn't that be a testament for in how little regard the professional leagues hold the city of Atlanta as a market area. They already lost the NHL franchise to Canada a year a go - which was the second time that has happened to Atlanta - and now they'd lose their NFL franchise.

Well, they still have basketball and baseball, but I guess with time those can be sold and moved as well.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:50 AM   #23
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This is exactly what happens when you have a fickle fan base. They sell seats to the games, where people arrive 45 minutes late, but they have little penetration into the market beyond the stadium -- you go up there to Atlanta and you simply don't see Falcons jerseys or caps on every third person walking by on the street, the way you do with Saints jerseys in New Orleans or Ravens gear in Baltimore. Even with all these winning seasons, you hang around Atlanta on game day and you can't even tell the team is playing. Then go to a city like Baltimore or Buffalo or New Orleans, where the whole city grinds to a halt on Sundays.

It may just be talk to get a new stadium, but L.A. would actually be an extremely good move for them. They are the perfect team for that market, given that they have hit their financial plateau in Atlanta and it's still not enough of a loyal fan base for them to be competitive with other fan based markets around the NFL. Moving to LA they could sell Falcons tickets and jerseys and gear and corporate sponsorships etc to a whole new market, starting over from scratch, in one of the biggest cities in America, which is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I think on some level Blank has to be looking at that. They would be a good fit in the NFC West, playing San Francisco and Seattle twice a year which would be really competitive, exciting games that the league would love. This has a lot more upside to it than a lot of the other standard rumors about moving teams.
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Atlanta is a big market and I don't think the NFL wants to lose Atlanta. Don't see it happening.
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Maybe benson can help this happen?
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:21 AM   #26
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If it results in a new stadium for Atlanta, then the threat is worth the risk. We may want to take notes.
On the other hand if they did end up going to LA, that would be great too.
Sounds like a Win-Win for Saints fans.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:07 PM   #27
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This is exactly what happens when you have a fickle fan base. They sell seats to the games, where people arrive 45 minutes late, but they have little penetration into the market beyond the stadium -- you go up there to Atlanta and you simply don't see Falcons jerseys or caps on every third person walking by on the street, the way you do with Saints jerseys in New Orleans or Ravens gear in Baltimore. Even with all these winning seasons, you hang around Atlanta on game day and you can't even tell the team is playing. Then go to a city like Baltimore or Buffalo or New Orleans, where the whole city grinds to a halt on Sundays.

It may just be talk to get a new stadium, but L.A. would actually be an extremely good move for them. They are the perfect team for that market, given that they have hit their financial plateau in Atlanta and it's still not enough of a loyal fan base for them to be competitive with other fan based markets around the NFL. Moving to LA they could sell Falcons tickets and jerseys and gear and corporate sponsorships etc to a whole new market, starting over from scratch, in one of the biggest cities in America, which is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I think on some level Blank has to be looking at that. They would be a good fit in the NFC West, playing San Francisco and Seattle twice a year which would be really competitive, exciting games that the league would love. This has a lot more upside to it than a lot of the other standard rumors about moving teams.
Trust me. In the ATL you'll know when a game is being played if you live near the the Dome or Phillips Arena. There's always a HUGE traffic jam when the Falcons play. That's part of the reason people arrive late.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:41 AM   #28
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atltillide, it is odd to us to imagine people would arrive late for their home game. When I was young and my parents and their club had Saints tickets, they and other fans arrived early.

Monday night games, those working downtown, did not leave downtown and all met up and ate dinner dowtown and arrived early.
I remember there was a time I went with them and there was a Saints buffet dinner special at the Hyatt.
No biggie because restaurants /hotels knew having dinner specials was a big thing for a Saint's Monday night game.
My point is and I agree with Saintsbro, Saints has a fanbase. Always did even during the really , really bad years.
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Originally Posted by atltillidie View Post
Trust me. In the ATL you'll know when a game is being played if you live near the the Dome or Phillips Arena. There's always a HUGE traffic jam when the Falcons play. That's part of the reason people arrive late.
... it's called 'lack of infrastructure', who you think you're kidding?

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Old 01-31-2013, 07:40 AM   #30
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To be honest I don't want to see the Falcons move to the West Coast.
I like them in thier red headed step child role they're in now.
It's just simply not as fun to beat up on the Panthers and Bucs alone
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