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If the Vikings Move to LA, Will We See Realignment?

It really looks like the Vikings will be the team that moves into the LA Market -- unless the Chargers pull their head out and realize they can lock down the whole SoCal Market by Moving a bit north.

But if this does go down, does it mean realignment?

I would expect the Vikes to move to the NFC West and the Rams Would go to the North. STL is 300, 450, and 500 miles (driving) from each of the three north teams...not any further than the Vikes currently are.

You would lose two rivalries, but the vikes-packers doesn't really mean much if they move, and the rams-niners has lost most of its luster since they left LA.


http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/nfl/news/story?id=5868477
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Originally posted by nickbradley:
It really looks like the Vikings will be the team that moves into the LA Market

Quote:
Bagley said team owner Zygi Wilf and Vikings management toured L.A. Live, an entertainment complex located in the city's downtown area, in 2009. According to Bagley, the group was looking for ideas on building a similar entertainment district in Minnesota.

The Vikings are in their final year of their lease at the Metrodome and have been pushing to get a new stadium approved.

The Minnesota Twins and the University of Minnesota football team have moved out of the outdated building into shiny new facilities of their own. Since 2002, the Vikings have been playing in the Metrodome rent-free, a gesture made to acknowledge the building's difficulty in producing revenue.

Bagley said the Vikings have told both interested groups that the organization is "focused on resolving the issue in Minnesota."

"We feel solid momentum and feel we're well-positioned with the new legislature and governor," he said in the chat. "Instead of spending energy speculating on other markets, let's keep the focus on building a world-class facility for the community and the state of Minnesota."

That does not sound like they will be moving to LA any time soon.

Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
It really looks like the Vikings will be the team that moves into the LA Market

Quote:
Bagley said team owner Zygi Wilf and Vikings management toured L.A. Live, an entertainment complex located in the city's downtown area, in 2009. According to Bagley, the group was looking for ideas on building a similar entertainment district in Minnesota.

The Vikings are in their final year of their lease at the Metrodome and have been pushing to get a new stadium approved.

The Minnesota Twins and the University of Minnesota football team have moved out of the outdated building into shiny new facilities of their own. Since 2002, the Vikings have been playing in the Metrodome rent-free, a gesture made to acknowledge the building's difficulty in producing revenue.

Bagley said the Vikings have told both interested groups that the organization is "focused on resolving the issue in Minnesota."

"We feel solid momentum and feel we're well-positioned with the new legislature and governor," he said in the chat. "Instead of spending energy speculating on other markets, let's keep the focus on building a world-class facility for the community and the state of Minnesota."

That does not sound like they will be moving to LA any time soon.


No, there's been a lot of other articles and this one just talked about it more. There was an ESPN report on it.
Either move the Jags to LA or move the Chargers up close to LA. Chargers is easier.
Originally posted by Kalen49ers:
Either move the Jags to LA or move the Chargers up close to LA. Chargers is easier.

Yeah like I said, the Chargers would be stupid not to lock all other teams out of SoCal. But again, they're the chargers.

I used to live in Las Vegas, and there were a ton of chargers fans there. One of them told me that 25% of SD's season ticket holders were out of state in Nevada and Arizona that drove in for the game (about 5 hours). Another 40% were in north county.

So if they moved to LA they wouldn't even lose many season tix holders.
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Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
It really looks like the Vikings will be the team that moves into the LA Market

Quote:
Bagley said team owner Zygi Wilf and Vikings management toured L.A. Live, an entertainment complex located in the city's downtown area, in 2009. According to Bagley, the group was looking for ideas on building a similar entertainment district in Minnesota.

The Vikings are in their final year of their lease at the Metrodome and have been pushing to get a new stadium approved.

The Minnesota Twins and the University of Minnesota football team have moved out of the outdated building into shiny new facilities of their own. Since 2002, the Vikings have been playing in the Metrodome rent-free, a gesture made to acknowledge the building's difficulty in producing revenue.

Bagley said the Vikings have told both interested groups that the organization is "focused on resolving the issue in Minnesota."

"We feel solid momentum and feel we're well-positioned with the new legislature and governor," he said in the chat. "Instead of spending energy speculating on other markets, let's keep the focus on building a world-class facility for the community and the state of Minnesota."

That does not sound like they will be moving to LA any time soon.


No, there's been a lot of other articles and this one just talked about it more. There was an ESPN report on it.

And read the quotes from it. Sounds like the Vikes REALLY want to stay in Minnesota and are continuing to look for ideas to get a new stadium deal/entertainment district in place.

Can you show anything FACTUAL that actually backs up your statement that it really looks like the Vikes will be heading to LA ? Because this shows ZERO ZILCH NADA, all it does is contradict your statement.
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
It really looks like the Vikings will be the team that moves into the LA Market

Quote:
Bagley said team owner Zygi Wilf and Vikings management toured L.A. Live, an entertainment complex located in the city's downtown area, in 2009. According to Bagley, the group was looking for ideas on building a similar entertainment district in Minnesota.

The Vikings are in their final year of their lease at the Metrodome and have been pushing to get a new stadium approved.

The Minnesota Twins and the University of Minnesota football team have moved out of the outdated building into shiny new facilities of their own. Since 2002, the Vikings have been playing in the Metrodome rent-free, a gesture made to acknowledge the building's difficulty in producing revenue.

Bagley said the Vikings have told both interested groups that the organization is "focused on resolving the issue in Minnesota."

"We feel solid momentum and feel we're well-positioned with the new legislature and governor," he said in the chat. "Instead of spending energy speculating on other markets, let's keep the focus on building a world-class facility for the community and the state of Minnesota."

That does not sound like they will be moving to LA any time soon.


No, there's been a lot of other articles and this one just talked about it more. There was an ESPN report on it.

And read the quotes from it. Sounds like the Vikes REALLY want to stay in Minnesota and are continuing to look for ideas to get a new stadium deal/entertainment district in place.

Can you show anything FACTUAL that actually backs up your statement that it really looks like the Vikes will be heading to LA ? Because this shows ZERO ZILCH NADA, all it does is contradict your statement.

We are in the rumor-zone...no facts here.
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
It really looks like the Vikings will be the team that moves into the LA Market

Quote:
Bagley said team owner Zygi Wilf and Vikings management toured L.A. Live, an entertainment complex located in the city's downtown area, in 2009. According to Bagley, the group was looking for ideas on building a similar entertainment district in Minnesota.

The Vikings are in their final year of their lease at the Metrodome and have been pushing to get a new stadium approved.

The Minnesota Twins and the University of Minnesota football team have moved out of the outdated building into shiny new facilities of their own. Since 2002, the Vikings have been playing in the Metrodome rent-free, a gesture made to acknowledge the building's difficulty in producing revenue.

Bagley said the Vikings have told both interested groups that the organization is "focused on resolving the issue in Minnesota."

"We feel solid momentum and feel we're well-positioned with the new legislature and governor," he said in the chat. "Instead of spending energy speculating on other markets, let's keep the focus on building a world-class facility for the community and the state of Minnesota."

That does not sound like they will be moving to LA any time soon.


No, there's been a lot of other articles and this one just talked about it more. There was an ESPN report on it.

And read the quotes from it. Sounds like the Vikes REALLY want to stay in Minnesota and are continuing to look for ideas to get a new stadium deal/entertainment district in place.

Can you show anything FACTUAL that actually backs up your statement that it really looks like the Vikes will be heading to LA ? Because this shows ZERO ZILCH NADA, all it does is contradict your statement.

Also, listen to the Bagley interview audio. It doesn't take a genius to figure it out:

IF THEY DON'T GET A NEW STADIUM FROM MINNESOTA/MINNEAPOLIS, THEY ARE GOING TO MOVE.

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2010/12/01/are-vikings-eyeing-move-to-los-angeles/

Also, last year voters there voted down a funding measure for a new stadium. The vikings are going to try again, but if voters continue to say no, they will leave.
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Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
It really looks like the Vikings will be the team that moves into the LA Market

Quote:
Bagley said team owner Zygi Wilf and Vikings management toured L.A. Live, an entertainment complex located in the city's downtown area, in 2009. According to Bagley, the group was looking for ideas on building a similar entertainment district in Minnesota.

The Vikings are in their final year of their lease at the Metrodome and have been pushing to get a new stadium approved.

The Minnesota Twins and the University of Minnesota football team have moved out of the outdated building into shiny new facilities of their own. Since 2002, the Vikings have been playing in the Metrodome rent-free, a gesture made to acknowledge the building's difficulty in producing revenue.

Bagley said the Vikings have told both interested groups that the organization is "focused on resolving the issue in Minnesota."

"We feel solid momentum and feel we're well-positioned with the new legislature and governor," he said in the chat. "Instead of spending energy speculating on other markets, let's keep the focus on building a world-class facility for the community and the state of Minnesota."

That does not sound like they will be moving to LA any time soon.


No, there's been a lot of other articles and this one just talked about it more. There was an ESPN report on it.

And read the quotes from it. Sounds like the Vikes REALLY want to stay in Minnesota and are continuing to look for ideas to get a new stadium deal/entertainment district in place.

Can you show anything FACTUAL that actually backs up your statement that it really looks like the Vikes will be heading to LA ? Because this shows ZERO ZILCH NADA, all it does is contradict your statement.

We are in the rumor-zone...no facts here.

So the only facts are those that show the Vikings saying they intend to stay in Minnesota. What was the point of this thread then ?
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
It really looks like the Vikings will be the team that moves into the LA Market

Quote:
Bagley said team owner Zygi Wilf and Vikings management toured L.A. Live, an entertainment complex located in the city's downtown area, in 2009. According to Bagley, the group was looking for ideas on building a similar entertainment district in Minnesota.

The Vikings are in their final year of their lease at the Metrodome and have been pushing to get a new stadium approved.

The Minnesota Twins and the University of Minnesota football team have moved out of the outdated building into shiny new facilities of their own. Since 2002, the Vikings have been playing in the Metrodome rent-free, a gesture made to acknowledge the building's difficulty in producing revenue.

Bagley said the Vikings have told both interested groups that the organization is "focused on resolving the issue in Minnesota."

"We feel solid momentum and feel we're well-positioned with the new legislature and governor," he said in the chat. "Instead of spending energy speculating on other markets, let's keep the focus on building a world-class facility for the community and the state of Minnesota."

That does not sound like they will be moving to LA any time soon.


No, there's been a lot of other articles and this one just talked about it more. There was an ESPN report on it.

And read the quotes from it. Sounds like the Vikes REALLY want to stay in Minnesota and are continuing to look for ideas to get a new stadium deal/entertainment district in place.

Can you show anything FACTUAL that actually backs up your statement that it really looks like the Vikes will be heading to LA ? Because this shows ZERO ZILCH NADA, all it does is contradict your statement.

We are in the rumor-zone...no facts here.

So the only facts are those that show the Vikings saying they intend to stay in Minnesota. What was the point of this thread then ?

See the Bagley clip I linked to. If they don't get a new stadium, they're leaving. And it doesn't look like they're going to get a new stadium...voters already turned it down once.
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Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
It really looks like the Vikings will be the team that moves into the LA Market

Quote:
Bagley said team owner Zygi Wilf and Vikings management toured L.A. Live, an entertainment complex located in the city's downtown area, in 2009. According to Bagley, the group was looking for ideas on building a similar entertainment district in Minnesota.

The Vikings are in their final year of their lease at the Metrodome and have been pushing to get a new stadium approved.

The Minnesota Twins and the University of Minnesota football team have moved out of the outdated building into shiny new facilities of their own. Since 2002, the Vikings have been playing in the Metrodome rent-free, a gesture made to acknowledge the building's difficulty in producing revenue.

Bagley said the Vikings have told both interested groups that the organization is "focused on resolving the issue in Minnesota."

"We feel solid momentum and feel we're well-positioned with the new legislature and governor," he said in the chat. "Instead of spending energy speculating on other markets, let's keep the focus on building a world-class facility for the community and the state of Minnesota."

That does not sound like they will be moving to LA any time soon.


No, there's been a lot of other articles and this one just talked about it more. There was an ESPN report on it.

And read the quotes from it. Sounds like the Vikes REALLY want to stay in Minnesota and are continuing to look for ideas to get a new stadium deal/entertainment district in place.

Can you show anything FACTUAL that actually backs up your statement that it really looks like the Vikes will be heading to LA ? Because this shows ZERO ZILCH NADA, all it does is contradict your statement.

We are in the rumor-zone...no facts here.

So the only facts are those that show the Vikings saying they intend to stay in Minnesota. What was the point of this thread then ?

See the Bagley clip I linked to. If they don't get a new stadium, they're leaving. And it doesn't look like they're going to get a new stadium...voters already turned it down once.

Your initial statement :

Quote:
It really looks like the Vikings will be the team that moves into the LA Market

and now it's a game of IF's. IF IF IF.

However Bagley said himself both in the article and the audio :

Quote:
"We feel solid momentum and feel we're well-positioned with the new legislature and governor," he said in the chat. "Instead of spending energy speculating on other markets, let's keep the focus on building a world-class facility for the community and the state of Minnesota."

They aren't concerning themselves with IF's right now they are focusing on staying put. So in no way right now are they looking like they are moving anywhere, if anything they are using the 2 interested groups as a ploy.
The Vikings need to stay in Minnesota. They have too much history there (even though they dont have a championship), i couldnt imagine the NFL without the Vikings.
I doubt the Vikings will move to LA, and if they did I think realignment (Vikings west and Rams North) will still be really unlikely as the previous alignments kept the rivalries intact. 49ers-Rams and Vikings-Packers are a couple of the league's oldest rivalries, can't see the league changing that up.
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Getting a new stadium built in the Minneapolis area will face the same kind of political opposition that the 49ers face in SF - a lot of side projects for low-income housing, etc., that will be tagged to the deal. Minne is another very liberal area that will by unlikely to provide any public funding for a sports team.

However, this is likely posturing by Wylf to put pressure on the community to come up with some cash and/or incentives to stay.
hope so. put the rams in the vikes old division and vice versa.