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Old 09-20-2016, 06:24 PM
 
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I'm guessing Portland is the only metro in the US where the largest stadium seats under 50,000...just 21,144 at Providence Park. This is understandable due to the lack of field-type major league sports except the Timbers, and the lack of a major university sports program. That means MLB or NFL wouldn't be able to play on a temporary field, but would have to have a field before the team arrived. That would be extremely awkward for a relocating team. Home games temporarily in Corvallis or Eugene perhaps? Or for baseball maybe takes Providence Park back but with half the MLB seating, if MLS isn't in the way?

So they'd probably need to build a stadium before getting a team, or get an expansion team that would start maybe 30 months out. Or so it seems from my outsider perspective.
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Old 09-20-2016, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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You mean the MLS Timbers
LOL yeah I typed that without thinking.
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Old 09-20-2016, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Mount Prospect, Illinois
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Albuquerque, Austin, Boise, Omaha.
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Old 09-20-2016, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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Doubtful. Not that I think the Jags are a lock in Jax long term...the city could certainly lose the team in a decade. But I just don't see how an owner would leave Jax for Portland. Would have to be much more of a slam dunk increase in local revenue. In Jax they've done quite an astonishing job the past 4 years of increasing revenue and at that current pace it seems unlikely that a jump to a slightly larger Portland market, with the Trail Blazers and Timberwolves already established, would be a guaranteed, slam dunk, improvement.
The Jags should leave Jacksonville for Orlando.
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Old 09-21-2016, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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The Jags should leave Jacksonville for Orlando.

Tampa would no doubt have a problem with that
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Old 09-30-2016, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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You mean the MLS Timbers

And yeah, JAX to PDX is a lateral move. Not much sense.
Going from the 47th media market to the 24th is hardly a lateral move. Jacksonville can't even support eight homes a year. They have to give one to London.
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Old 09-30-2016, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Going from the 47th media market to the 24th is hardly a lateral move. Jacksonville can't even support eight homes a year. They have to give one to London.
No they don't. I hardly think London would be a diehard market for the NFL than say a Toronto could.
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Old 09-30-2016, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Going from the 47th media market to the 24th is hardly a lateral move. Jacksonville can't even support eight homes a year. They have to give one to London.
It was originally my comment that led to the suggestion that it is a lateral move. Just to be clear...I was saying it is not a huge jump moving from Jacksonville to Portland with NBA and MLS franchises there already. The remaining disposable income isn't that much greater than Jax. That's all. So it's somewhat lateral (perhaps a small step up) considering the two major league franchises it has.
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Old 09-30-2016, 01:20 PM
 
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No they don't. I hardly think London would be a diehard market for the NFL than say a Toronto could.
Its about growing the market, not reinforcing the market, hence why Las Vegas got an NHL team prior to QC.
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Old 09-30-2016, 02:55 PM
 
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Going from the 47th media market to the 24th is hardly a lateral move. Jacksonville can't even support eight homes a year. They have to give one to London.
Highly inaccurate since the Jaguars equaled home attendance of the Steelers and Cardinals, despite not having anywhere near the success winning. I don't get the people who keep picking on the Jags for attendance and suggestions of moving the franchise. They're not going anywhere given the fan support and the recent contract with the City of Jacksonville makes moving next to impossible, never mind that the new owner is seemingly also quite vocal in his support of staying.

2015 NFL Attendance Data | Pro-Football-Reference.com
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