The Rams left St. Louis, the Chargers left San Diego and now the Raiders are leaving Oakland all because these NFL owners are of the belief that they are “entitled” to new stadiums on the backs of the consumer and the city of their choice.
Enough of this nonsense, it’s time for the American consumer to say “my hard earned pay check” will not go into the pockets of greedy NFL owners. All of these moves are about greed. Let’s call a spade a spade neither of the teams mentioned above should have been allowed to move from their respective cities. Los Angeles certainly doesn’t need two teams nor will it support two teams. Los Angeles and its surrounding cities have too many things to do on Sunday mornings and afternoons, hence the reason it didn’t work for the Rams or Raiders years ago. If the truth be told the Raiders have more fans in Los Angeles than the Rams and that’s not saying a whole lot. As for the San Diego Chargers, San Diego who?
What annoys me about NFL owners is there “entitlement” mentality. They believe they are “entitled” to new stadiums regardless of the cost to the city and the consumer. They are making money hand over fist with television contracts, merchandise, ticket sales, concessions at the stadiums etc., yet they want more and more. With respect to the three teams mentioned above there is nothing wrong with the stadiums they left. As a reminder, fans don’t go to stadiums to spend the night, they go to enjoy the game, root for their favorite team and go home.
According to a comparison of NFL stadiums costs by conducted by Stadiums of Pro Football, which is not affiliated with the NFL, the last five (5) NFL stadiums costs the following amounts:
Stadium Team(s) Capacity Opened Turf Cost
|Lucas Oil Stadium||Indianapolis Colts||63,000||9/7/2008||Fieldturf||$720 Million|
|AT&T Stadium||Dallas Cowboys||80,000||9/20/2009||FieldTurf||$1.3 Billion|
|MetLife Stadium||New York Giants/Jets||82,500||9/12/2010||FieldTurf||$1.6 Billion|
|Levi’s Stadium||San Francisco 49ers||68,500||9/14/2014||Grass||$1.3 Billion|
|US Bank Stadium||Minnesota Vikings||66,200||9/18/2016||FieldTurg||$1.1 Billion|
The 49ers are practically giving tickets away because the management and coaching is so bad. Of the teams listed, only the Cowboys and Vikings are truly worth watching and as we all know that can change quickly. Go to the website listed above and checkout the entire list before you decide to purchase another ticket to an NFL game.
NEW STADIUMS NEED TO BE LEFT WITH MANY EMPTY SEATS