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Old 09-04-2014, 03:35 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Indeed.

San Antonio is always used as leverage by NFL teams to threaten their home cities so they can get a new stadium.

I'm sick of it.
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:35 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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San Antonio has 5 Fortune 500 Companies: Valero, Tesoro, USAA, CST Brands and CC Media Holdings

Comparable cities: Cincinnati (9), Cleveland (10), Charlotte (7), Indiana - not Indianapolis - (6), Nashville (2), St. Louis (9), San Diego (2), Kansas City (1), Tampa Bay (4), Jacksonville (3), Buffalo (0), Baltimore (0)

Baltimore, Buffalo only NFL cities with no Fortune 500 firms - Baltimore Sun

So... when you compare SA to comparable cities with NFL teams - apples to apples - then SA compares quite favorably. Although, Fortune 500 headquarters is not the only indicator of a corporate base.. it is one. And consider we don't count H.E.B in a list like this. Nevertheless, I am sure in the other metrics SA will compare well to the aforementioned cities. The problem arises when people want to compare SA to Dallas, Houston, LA, NYC, Chicago... that does not make sense.


http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantoni...e-on-utsa.html

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Oakland Raiders representatives will be on hand for the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners' Thursday night home opener against the Arizona Wildcats — where the college football program is expecting as many as 35,000 to 40,000 fans to show up at the Alamodome.
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:38 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Why hasn't the NFL had another round of team expansions? Seems easier to get a brand new team than to get an exiting team to relocate. JMHO
32 teams... 16 teams per conference... 8 divisions... 4 teams per division...

Why mess that up? There's no need for the NFL to expand at the moment and I really don't think it would be any easier having an expansion team over relocating a team.
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:03 PM
 
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S.A. a great place to practice, but tough sell as NFL home - San Antonio Express-News
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:54 AM
 
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As long as the population continues to support the Jerry Jones' the city will always be captive to his desires.
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:58 AM
 
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Sick and tire again of negativism comparing our city of SAN ANTONIO with those other NFL texas cities from household incomes, tv markets noise all of that just for protecting that jerry "crook" jones burning ya'll by traveling and filling up his circus stadium to pay those big fees(taxes) on tickets, merchandising, and other garbage, he's selling glitz and glamor no team and class concept either. I bleed SILVER & BLACK for the SPURS and will bleed SILVER & BLACK. Radio, TV stations in the SAN ANTONIO area make sure they hire tv and radio personnel announcers speak cowboy lingo. Come on folks get those horse blinds off see the whole sports picture don't have other folks poke your eyes out. GO RAIDERS GO and GO SPURS GO. The new SAN ANTONIO/AUSTIN metro-plex willl never be used for practices only for major league teams that's being consider by folks that are small minded(horse blinds)
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:56 AM
 
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The Raiders moving to the second step on their process on a survey for NFL and the city of San Antonio and the region including Austin. I'm hearing big rumbling that are very serious moving the Raiders after the 2014-2015 season. WOW!
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:46 AM
 
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If tv market was the case for cities that have major league franchises, then why have stadiums fill with fans. Until Mark Davis signs that one year lease extensive, another year to wait for the RAIDERS if not CHARGERS or the RAMS. Now we have the NFL attention. GO SAN ANTONIO GO. Tired of NFL stories about adopted teams in TEXAS, the state is too big for itself and its own big metros one being SAN ANTONIO. San Antonio is booming so fast within two years from being number 7th of big metros will surpass Phoenix (6) and Philadelphia (5) to number five replacing Philadelphia.
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Old 01-17-2015, 10:02 AM
 
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San Antonio is booming so fast within two years from being number 7th of big metros will surpass Phoenix (6) and Philadelphia (5) to number five replacing Philadelphia.
San Antonio is actually ranks as the 25th largest metro in the U.S., which isn't too shabby. But you're looking at the city population, which is meaningless in a situation like this.
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Location: Ohio
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San Antonio is actually ranks as the 25th largest metro in the U.S., which isn't too shabby. But you're looking at the city population, which is meaningless in a situation like this.
Metro rankings and city size are BOTH meaningless. Since most of the NFL money comes from TV, you need to look at TV market rankings to fairly consider the city's fitness for a team. San Antonio has moved up to the 33rd largest TV market this year. It's getting closer to the level it needs to be at for serious consideration, but it's not there yet.

Filling the Alamodome for UTSA home games would be a good thing for those who want pro football to come here to do. That hasn't been happening as much now that UTSA has gone through a rough patch, winning-wise.
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