Will there be any NFL expansion teams in the future?

Will there be any NFL expansion teams in the future?

Postby ahab » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:52 am

Will there be any NFL expansion teams in the future?

If so, what cities will likely get teams?
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Postby eadgar59 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:53 am

Will there be any NFL expansion teams in the future?

If so, what cities will likely get teams?
I don't think so
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Postby wayland60 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:54 am

i hope so it will be more exciting and i would love a las vegas team and Los Angelas .......
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Postby brion23 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:55 am

I don't think so, the Bills haven't actually done as well as they hoped in terms of ticket sales in Toronto. If your an NFL owner, why would you want to dilute your product for the sake of a one time franchise fee? Even if we are talking a billion $, it's got to be split 32 ways as it is. Relocation I could see happening.
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Postby brocly22 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:57 am

never say never but consider
that Expansion is based on Markets,
Markets are based on Money (potential or real)

as it stands there are 32 teams... to justify expanding there needs to be a big enough city with a desire to host an NFL Team, and Fans enough in that city (region) to keep that team in business... and on top of that you need the existing 32 to not falter in attendance/revenue, as well as support from their home town...

In the immediate future the Vikings of MN are looking for a new home, so any market w/o a team would woo them rather than start from scratch... however the other side of that coin is, IF that new Host city generates enough buzz in their Pitch and the Vikings opt to stay put, that city might be 'granted' a new franchise or if teh Vikings do Jump w/in 5-10 years MN might miss having a team, and get their own new team in 5-10 years

-- look at past cases, such as the Cleveland Browns becoming the Baltimore Ravens in 96 and then cleveland got a new team in 99, also named the Browns, and Houston's Oilers moved to TN in 1997 and bcame Titans, only for Houston to get a new team in the Texans in 02
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Postby leslie57 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:58 am

Expansion is not likely to happen @ this point, the NFL already has 32 teams, relocation of a current team is more likely such as the Jaguars, Chargers, Raiders or Rams moving to Los Angeles
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Postby everett9 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:59 am

Highly unlikely for a couple of different reasons, the first is a dilution of the product like people have
said before.

The NFL likes to expand in twos and what would the second franchise location be after Los Angeles? There are three teams that split New York state, 4 3 teams that split California already, unless you are going to try to add a team in Texas which is unlikely

You have to deal with redefining areas, in terms of television for local broadcasts, and that is decided by the league, not the networks. If you place a team in San Antonio you cut into the Houston Texans territory, if you place a team in Oklahoma City you cut into the Dallas Cowboys territory, if you put a team in San Jose you cut into the 49ers territory, place a team in Portland you cut into the broadcast territory of the Seahawks. What team are you going to shaft in terms of exposure?

The franchise fee wouldn't be anything that important to the owners because of the additional splitting of shared revenues would be a long term negative play.

The most likely case would be for relocation of Jacksonville, San Diego, or Minnesota most likely to Los Angeles.

Las Vegas will never be a home to a team from a major professional league because of the sports books in the casinos and the state of Nevada isn't going to get rid of one of its biggest tax revenue streams in sports betting.
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