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Old 07-29-2014, 10:47 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Well said @bresilhc. Agreed 100%. Jerry Jones needs to focus on rebuilding his "team" before worrying about San Antonio. Same with Houston, and this is coming from a Texans fan. I'd definitely love my hometown to have its own franchise.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:48 PM
 
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I'd like to see a pro football team in SA. Problem I see is that with the NBA we're considered a small market. There's not much cheering at the NBA when the Spurs win. They'd rather someone like the Lakers, Pistons, the BIG towns where they stand to make more $$$$$$$$$$$$ from TV and sales. It's going to be the same with football. All things considered, are we ready for the new taxes that we'll be asked to spend for a new stadium? The Alamodumb would require extensive modifications for an NFL game. To the plus side, at least there would be seating available for the folks that aren't making 6 figures like it is with the Spurs. Not many average families can afford to go to the Spurs games and sit in those tiny seats.
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:43 AM
 
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@DGarcia, you should do more research as to why the Texans of the CFL folded. Its not logistically feasible to play in a league when your the sole team in the US and closer to Mexico than the nearest opponent in Canada(1,400 miles away in Hamilton, Ontario)
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:53 AM
 
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I'd like to see a pro football team in SA. Problem I see is that with the NBA we're considered a small market. There's not much cheering at the NBA when the Spurs win. They'd rather someone like the Lakers, Pistons, the BIG towns where they stand to make more $$$$$$$$$$$$ from TV and sales. It's going to be the same with football. All things considered, are we ready for the new taxes that we'll be asked to spend for a new stadium? The Alamodumb would require extensive modifications for an NFL game. To the plus side, at least there would be seating available for the folks that aren't making 6 figures like it is with the Spurs. Not many average families can afford to go to the Spurs games and sit in those tiny seats.
Pistons? Is this 2004? 1990?

The NBA and most casuals care about superstars, not markets.

And outside of the bad boy Pistons of the late 80s and early 90s, the Pistons have never been a big NBA favorite or draw.
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:26 AM
 
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If Mark Davis knows what's best for his franchise he'll move the Raiders to Texas. With no sales tax the players, staff and ownership would immediately pocket millions.
I think you meant to say Income Tax. Of course, they would not be subject to State Income Tax if the players chose to reside here. Just because the employer is based in Texas, doesn't mean employees are exempt from State Income Tax, if they don't reside here.

Speaking of taxes, the construction of the Alamodome was funded with a temporary 1/2 cent sales tax. But PreK4SA currently has that 1/2 cent tax locked up, so the City is maxed-out on the sales tax, and would have to find another funding source for what are being described as essential upgrades to make the Alamodome suitable, at least temporarily, as a venue for NFL.
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:28 AM
 
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How about adding a small tax to rental cars and hotels? I've seen other cities do this.
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:46 AM
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Jim Forsyth at WOAI, who is as plugged in as any journalist in this city, says that all this was was Henry Cisneros giving Mark Davis a tour of the Alamodome after they were introduced at a banquet.

Jim said on the radio that if Henry met the devil, he would be trying to encourage the devil to build a hotel on the River Walk.

IOW, it means nothing.
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:01 AM
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We only have 1 major league sports franchise here. Since when have we been throwing money at pro sports teams?!
When we built the Alamodome, in the hope of attracting an NFL team.

When the Spurs decided they didn't like the Alamodome and threatened to leave unless they got something better.

When Wolff Stadium was built with public money, in the early 90s.

State of the art NFL stadiums cost about $1 billion. How 'bout we let the billionaire that owns the NFL team that wants to expand here build one?
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:07 AM
 
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When we built the Alamodome, in the hope of attracting an NFL team.

When the Spurs decided they didn't like the Alamodome and threatened to leave unless they got something better.

When Wolff Stadium was built with public money, in the early 90s.

State of the art NFL stadiums cost about $1 billion. How 'bout we let the billionaire that owns the NFL team that wants to expand here build one?
Ditto.

If the Raiders owner thinks that moving his team to SA would be a good deal, fine, let him do it. But finance it with his own money not mine. Let him do what any other business entrepreneur would have to do. Spend some capital to set it up and then hope to make that money back and then some on ticket sales and other related product sales like alcohol, food and souvenirs. If the fans and sponsors are willing to pay the price then it will work if not then it won't work. It should not be subsidized by tax dollars. I'm tired of seeing these billionaires waltz into town and talk our city officials into confiscating money from the citizens to make themselves richer.
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:11 AM
 
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Unfortunately it'll most likely be with your (and my) money. Most fans are oblivious and want football here at any cost.
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