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So I am watching the Jags/Titans during the Colts commercials and I notice there is almost nobody in the stadium. I know Jacksonville has had attendance problems but what I saw today is sad. No one goes to their baseball games either. Just proves fans don't matter, just keep paying out those TV revenues.

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3 hours ago, King Colt said:

So I am watching the Jags/Titans during the Colts commercials and I notice there is almost nobody in the stadium. I know Jacksonville has had attendance problems but what I saw today is sad. No one goes to their baseball games either. Just proves fans don't matter, just keep paying out those TV revenues.

I mean half the fans houses were probably flooded just a few days ago, I think they might be busy with more important things than football. I think the fanbase gets a pass this week haha

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4 hours ago, King Colt said:

So I am watching the Jags/Titans during the Colts commercials and I notice there is almost nobody in the stadium. I know Jacksonville has had attendance problems but what I saw today is sad. No one goes to their baseball games either. Just proves fans don't matter, just keep paying out those TV revenues.

Do you have a link to the  attendance today?

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I don't want to turn this into a separate debate, but this and the Coliseum really make it a lot easier for London to make a push for a franchise.  The stadium would be full most weeks and certainly wouldn't see the amount of empty seats as in LA for WEEK ONE of the new season.

 

Personally (as a Brit) I am not fully behind the idea as I would not be changing from a Colts fan to a London fan but the scenario of the Jags moving would mean its easier to see the Colts so there is an upside! :thmup:

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1 minute ago, DaveA1102 said:

I don't want to turn this into a separate debate, but this and the Coliseum really make it a lot easier for London to make a push for a franchise.  The stadium would be full most weeks and certainly wouldn't see the amount of empty seats as in LA for WEEK ONE of the new season.

 

Personally (as a Brit) I am not fully behind the idea as I would not be changing from a Colts fan to a London fan but the scenario of the Jags moving would mean its easier to see the Colts so there is an upside! :thmup:

I absolutely love the UK, and the Brits are some of the nicest people I've ever met. However, the travel that the London team, and the NFL teams would have to go through on a 16 game schedule would be absolutely brutal. I'm still not sure if it can be done. I love when the NFL goes to London, and it's better than those horrible fans in LA (sorry if you are a good fan there, but most are bad football fans), but I'm not sure if they can pull if off as of now. Cheers from Colorado and I hope everything is going well in the UK!

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21 minutes ago, Jared Cisneros said:

I absolutely love the UK, and the Brits are some of the nicest people I've ever met. However, the travel that the London team, and the NFL teams would have to go through on a 16 game schedule would be absolutely brutal. I'm still not sure if it can be done. I love when the NFL goes to London, and it's better than those horrible fans in LA (sorry if you are a good fan there, but most are bad football fans), but I'm not sure if they can pull if off as of now. Cheers from Colorado and I hope everything is going well in the UK!

 

Fully agree.  The logistics will be the problem for this.  West Coast teams and games for the London team in that area would be especially harsh.  I would be moaning about having to travel to the London game from Scotland so I can only imagine the 49ers opinion! haha

 

They seem to be laying down the groundwork, like one of the new football (soccer) stadiums being built in London has an NFL field underneath the pitch so the infrastructure could be there.  Again, not sure I see it.

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1 minute ago, DaveA1102 said:

 

Fully agree.  The logistics will be the problem for this.  West Coast teams and games for the London team in that area would be especially harsh.  I would be moaning about having to travel to the London game from Scotland so I can only imagine the 49ers opinion! haha

 

They seem to be laying down the groundwork, like one of the new football (soccer) stadiums being built in London has an NFL field underneath the pitch so the infrastructure could be there.  Again, not sure I see it.

Well, I'm glad you get a couple games a year at least. The crowd is always amazing there, and it's fantastic to watch every year. Also, thanks for being on the forum, love having some international Colts fans here!

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Just now, Buck Showalter said:

This^^^

 

Try looking up pro sports attendance in the state of Florida before you post. By the way I live in Houston and we got as much as 54.17 inches of water with Harvey so explain to me how the Texans played at home.

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Just now, SaturdayAllDay said:

I mean half the fans houses were probably flooded just a few days ago, I think they might be busy with more important things than football. I think the fanbase gets a pass this week haha

What was the attendance ranking for the Jags last year?!?!

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13 hours ago, SaturdayAllDay said:

I mean half the fans houses were probably flooded just a few days ago, I think they might be busy with more important things than football. I think the fanbase gets a pass this week haha

 

42 minutes ago, King Colt said:

Try looking up pro sports attendance in the state of Florida before you post. By the way I live in Houston and we got as much as 54.17 inches of water with Harvey so explain to me how the Texans played at home.

 

41 minutes ago, King Colt said:

What was the attendance ranking for the Jags last year?!?!

Maybe I forgot to highlight the Laughing Icon & Saturdayallday's quote stating Jax may deserve a pass this week...

 

The premise of your thread may very well be true, it just seems a peculiar time to make the observation... 

 

I wouldn't be surprised in the least to see the Jags relocated sometime in the future. Also, you may have a point about tv revenues, &  your latent suggestion that Texas has "better sports fans" en masse than FL may have talking points as well, especially if using attendance statistics as a measurement. Again, it just seems like an odd time to do it...

 

Anyways, I hope you & your property have weathered the storm in Houston with as minimal damage as possible, & hopefully both states can recover as quickly as possible.

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On 9/17/2017 at 5:08 PM, King Colt said:

So I am watching the Jags/Titans during the Colts commercials and I notice there is almost nobody in the stadium. I know Jacksonville has had attendance problems but what I saw today is sad. No one goes to their baseball games either. Just proves fans don't matter, just keep paying out those TV revenues.

61,000 in attendance at the game in Jacksonville.    About 2000 less than in Indy.

 

http://www.espn.com/nfl/attendance

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7 hours ago, jvan1973 said:

61,000 in attendance at the game in Jacksonville.    About 2000 less than in Indy.

 

http://www.espn.com/nfl/attendance

large number of no shows or they got there late as the early first quarter picture of the stands showed maybe 40% full. I checked attendance numbers at other games and there were several that were lower.

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On 9/18/2017 at 5:13 AM, DaveA1102 said:

I don't want to turn this into a separate debate, but this and the Coliseum really make it a lot easier for London to make a push for a franchise.  The stadium would be full most weeks and certainly wouldn't see the amount of empty seats as in LA for WEEK ONE of the new season.

 

Personally (as a Brit) I am not fully behind the idea as I would not be changing from a Colts fan to a London fan but the scenario of the Jags moving would mean its easier to see the Colts so there is an upside! :thmup:

London isnt getting a franchise. Theres an 8 hour time gap.

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14 minutes ago, Bubbz said:

London isnt getting a franchise. Theres an 8 hour time gap.

I agree...it would be very difficult logistically to base a team out of London full time. Of all the owners I could see Khan being the one to push for his team to move there though. I believe he has had ownership stakes in a couple soccer teams there before. I believe the fans would support it....and one new thing to look into is how the New England Patriots this year bought their own planes....not sure why more teams haven't invested in this sooner. Players can start receiving treatment on the plane and of course they would be outfitted to provide more room and comfort for them. I could see most teams going this route....and also perhaps the NFL trying to do some creative scheduling so that teams would either come off their bye before or after playing there or perhaps coming off a Thursday night game the week before or to have a Monday night game the week after. I'm sure the league would do whatever is necessary to accomplish it.

 

That said the most logical thing if Jacksonville couldn't continue to support the team would be for it to move to St. Louis. If they could get a stadium deal in place its a great sports town and clearly the Kronkie deal was all about a money grab for him to move them to LA. Also they would still easily fit into the AFC South and even be closer regional/rivalry games for Indy, Stl, Ten, and Houston.

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These topics are bad and simply rubbing salt in the wounds of bad teams. 

 

Just wait till the Colts are losing 10+ games a season. That stadium will be empty too and full of opposing fans for the road team. Most NFL fans are fair weather and will not waste their money to see a bad team play (and they shouldn't). Picking on the Jags over this is a little dirty...The Rams stadium in St Louis was far worse than this for several years, and people don't even bother showing up to the 49ers new stadium since it's so bad. Even the Superdome last week was at least 1/3rd Patriots fans. 

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