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Jax owner says his team is staying put

Posted on: June 14, 2011 8:05 pm
Edited on: June 14, 2011 8:17 pm
 
Wayne Weaver said his team will remain in Jacksonville (Getty).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

With so much talk about AEG and which teams across the NFL that it’s targeting for relocation to Los Angeles, there are only really a few organizations that are truly in danger.

The Chargers are one, for sure. Maybe the Raiders, and depending on what happens with the Minnesota voters and their desire to partially fund a new stadium, perhaps the Vikings.

But if Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver has anything to say about it – and since he’s the owner, he absolutely does – Jacksonville doesn’t have to worry about losing its NFL franchise.

“I have no interest [in Los Angeles],” Weaver told the Florida Times-Union today. “I have been consistent in saying I am committed to Jacksonville and have no interest [in moving].”

Two years ago, the Jaguars perhaps would have been a fine candidate to leave, but last season, none of their home games were blacked out. With the lockout, though, ticket sales have slowed again. But if Jacksonville fans were worried, they can breathe a sigh of relief at Weaver’s latest proclamation.

“We have to work hard and be more creative because we’re in a small market in a difficult economy with high unemployment rates and a housing crisis that is more difficult than in other cities,” Weaver said.

And the team will have to be the one to solve those problems, because, as Weaver says, the Jaguars are going to stay in its small market instead of moving to one of the biggest in the country.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Jax owner says his team is staying put



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Since: Jun 20, 2011
Posted on: June 20, 2011 6:29 am
 

Jax owner says his team is staying put

u should educate yourself before posting. jacksonville is actually the largest city in the united states and the second largest city in the world. with no traffic it will take u over an hour to drive from the westside to the beach. after katrina we were the murder capital of the country for a few years straight untill the feds came in and straighted things up n it was widely reported AND VERY UNFORTUNATE....jacksonville is a very young franchise we are just growing our second generation of fans,meaning they were kids when we got the team now they are graduating college n buying tickets. our new GM is widely regarded as one of the best talent evaluators in the league n over the next few seasons the talent we are getting through the draft will show,it already is..so we both don't have to worry u will not be getting my team n i won't be losing them but u will be jealous cuz the jags will be in the playoff hunt every year for years to come,once we have another draft or two...



Since: Jun 20, 2011
Posted on: June 20, 2011 6:16 am
 

Jax owner says his team is staying put

WRONG, we tarped seats and potetioned the nfl years ago. we have the 6th largest stadium in the nfl with the 30th market size n only sold 50 less season tickets than the steelers last year...



Since: May 15, 2010
Posted on: June 15, 2011 7:42 pm
 

Jax owner says his team is staying put

What???? Commas, full stops?



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 6:37 pm
 

Jax owner says his team is staying put

At this point in time, with his existing fan base to protect, what else can the Jags owner say?  After what Modell pulled, I have limited faith in the words spoken by an owner.  

I believe the road of least resistence is through purchase of a franchise by any group interested in moving a team to LA.  That's why I would put the Bills up there on the list.



Since: Jun 15, 2007
Posted on: June 15, 2011 6:04 pm
 

Jax owner says his team is staying put

YOU JUST CANT BLAME LA FOR ALL THE VIOLENCE A PERSON CAN GET HURT AT A RAIDERS -49ERS GAME OR RIADERS-BRONCOS OR RAIDERS-CHARGERS OR BETTER YET HOW ABOUT A STEELERS - EAGLES GAME SO MISS ME WITH ALL THAT VIOLENCE IN LA SHIT THIS WHOLE COUNTRY IS VIOLENT 
 


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