2013 McKay says they are willing to move out of Atlanta, Arthur Blank confirms rumors of LA interest or suburbs of ATL for relocations. Mercedes Benz Stadium opening this year, will include $700M public funds out of $1.6B (Talks started at 200M in public funds, and have escalated)
Now on the clock for relocation to London, Shahid Khan bought the Jaguars for $770M in 2012. Today they are worth $1.95B - a valuation that has nearly tripled in 4 years. Relocation or a new stadium will massively increase the value of Khan’s investment. An owner with a personal net worth $6.9B should not further his financial empire on the backs of struggling taxpayers.
St. Louis Rams in 2014 had a Franchise value of $900M. Moving to LA and the promise of a new stadium increased the valuation in 2016 to $2.9B. The Rams went from least valuable in the NFL to 6th most valuable, overnight. Why was the NFL not granting an expansion team to Los Angeles?