I have no idea whether he will move the team or not but for a billionaire distance, time and travel are not figured in to the equation.
He owns a team in London, Denver, St. Louis and maybe the Dodgers soon. I'm guessing he owns several homes in many cities. Billionaires don't condense they expand.
It's not like he is flying coach or even first class. Private Jets are his mode of transportation and I doubt he wastes any time in the air. I would bet he has made million dollar deals a mile high.
Again he may move the team to LA... but it won't be for convenience.
Move wise I am more worried about the rules of the NFL/MLB that govern ownership if he buys the Dodgers.
Can he own the Dodgers and Rams outright?
Would he have to sign off ownership of the Rams to another member of his family?
Or would moving the Rams to LA satisfy both the NFL and MLB rules? Or would it break them?
I have no idea what the answers are to these questions.
At least that's the way I understand it.
I stand corrected...
As a fairly Newbie to The Rams i have never known L.A Rams. I have a quick question just out of intrest really.
What were Attendences like for the LA Rams in the last 5 years or so compared to the Attendances of The St Louis Rams?
It was hard to get an accurate count on the LA crowd because there were three attendance figures for every game. The 1st quarter attendance, 2nd/3rd quarter attendance and 4th quarter attendance. ; )
As far as ticket sales go I would guess LA sold out a lot. I mean most people in LA are sell outs. ; )
Don't stop me now I'm on a roll.
So a priest, a rabbi and an LA Rams fan walk into a bar...
1991 - Avg 51,586
1992 - Avg 47,811
1993 - Avg 45,401
1994 - Avg 43,312
To be fair, here are the Cardinals attendance numbers for their last 5 years in STL
1983 - Avg 39,174
1984 - Avg 46,519
1985 - Avg 40,669
1986 - Avg 35,548
1987 - Avg 27,821 (scab year)
And here are the Rams attendance numbers for 1983 - 1987
1983 - Avg 52,870
1984 - Avg 54,455
1985 - Avg 56,242
1986 - Avg 59,285
1987 - Avg 47,356 (scab year)
they had a thing on the nfl network today that the NFL is thinking if a team does not move to L.A. that they will add 2 new teams rather than just one....we will see where that heads. they also added more thursday night games garunteeing every team at least one prime time game, so prepare for some real stinkers. If the team stays in St. Louis then L.A. gets a team and so does???anyone else think this London thing is getting steam?