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    The Geography Poll, and Why the Clan is Luke-Warm About the Stadium Issue

    The ClanRam geography poll was, in fact, designed to see if a growing perception of mine - that ClanRam is relatively luke-warm on the stadium issue - is the result of where our most active members reside.

    I think the poll proves that our group, for the most part, has little personal stake in the issue.

    At this point 61/90 of the voters (67.6%) and have never lived within 100 miles of the Rams' stadium. Most of these voters (50/61) live in a non-NFL city. For these fans, geography is clearly NOT the basis for being a fan of the team. Consequently, fans in this category are generally not overly concerned with the stadium issue. Don't get me wrong... I'm sure some of the people in this group (me included) would prefer to see the Rams stay in St. Louis. But, if they don't, it won't have that great an impact on these fans personally.

    The next largest group, representing 16/90 (17.8%) of the voters, lived in the Los Angeles/Aneheim area when the Rams were there. This group is our "vocal minority" that supports a return to SoCal.

    Next up, with 8/90 (8.9%) are the fans who lived in the St. Louis area when the Rams were there, but have since moved away. These fans have a sentimental attachment to the Rams' presence in St. Louis, though not a personal stake.

    Finally, our smallest group, with 5/90 of the votes (5/6%), are current St. Louis area residents. These are the only Clan members who voted who have a personal stake in the stadium issue (some might even be impacted if tax dollars are used to fund a stadium upgrade).

    So, in the end, while the Clan may be a group of interested parties when it comes to the stadium issue, we are interested bystanders, as opposed to stakeholders, for the most part. I'm sure there are other groups of Rams fans that are more directly impacted and, consequently, more passionate about this issue.

    For most of us, though, its an interesting offseason topic of discussion and little more.


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    Re: The Geography Poll, and Why the Clan is Luke-Warm About the Stadium Issue


    Knew that geography poll smelled fishy...


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    Re: The Geography Poll, and Why the Clan is Luke-Warm About the Stadium Issue

    I probably live closer to where the Rams will be playing a home game this year than a lot of people on this site, since I'm only about an hours drive away from Wembley Stadium!

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    Re: The Geography Poll, and Why the Clan is Luke-Warm About the Stadium Issue

    Av not so sure this sums up all the SoCal fans...

    The next largest group, representing 16/90 (17.8%) of the voters, lived in the Los Angeles/Aneheim area when the Rams were there. This group is our "vocal minority" that supports a return to SoCal.
    I hope they get the stadium issue resolved. The team is about to make a good run in the next 10 years, not so sure a relocation will help them play better. That's my take.

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    Re: The Geography Poll, and Why the Clan is Luke-Warm About the Stadium Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post

    For most of us, though, its an interesting offseason topic of discussion and little more.
    And strangely enough, these various "offseason topic's of discussion" are the very air I breathe to keep me alive until the season begins again!
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    Re: The Geography Poll, and Why the Clan is Luke-Warm About the Stadium Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Rambos View Post
    I hope they get the stadium issue resolved. The team is about to make a good run in the next 10 years, not so sure a relocation will help them play better. That's my take.
    Hoping that Fisher made sure that he wasn't going to be the steward of another team that moved?

    I'm all for the Rams staying in St. Louis, and I'm another who count in those who lived in LA during their time there. I really hope that the Rams and the CVC can come to an agreement, however, I am not going to agree in the least with those who have been bashing Stan and the Rams for wanting what is called for in the lease. I hope that the Dome can become a top 10, even a top 15 stadium. I hope that it can attract legions of dedicated fans as opposed to many of those whom I've seen populate the dome in the last number of years.
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    Re: The Geography Poll, and Why the Clan is Luke-Warm About the Stadium Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by TekeRam View Post
    Hoping that Fisher made sure that he wasn't going to be the steward of another team that moved?

    I'm all for the Rams staying in St. Louis, and I'm another who count in those who lived in LA during their time there. I really hope that the Rams and the CVC can come to an agreement, however, I am not going to agree in the least with those who have been bashing Stan and the Rams for wanting what is called for in the lease. I hope that the Dome can become a top 10, even a top 15 stadium. I hope that it can attract legions of dedicated fans as opposed to many of those whom I've seen populate the dome in the last number of years.
    I too "hope that it can attract legions of dedicated fans", but that is unlikely to happen as long as the right to buy tickets is held by someone that looks at their seats (some PSL owners) as a business venture. Unfortunately, the cost of renovating the EJD may produce even more PSLs.


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