It is being reported that Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones is trying to make a pre-emptive move to ensure the Los Angeles Chargers don’t relocate to Texas after the mayor of Dallas sent them an open invitation.
Southern Dallas is the fresh start the @Chargers need! Several sites, including @cottonbowlstad and Hensley Field, would be ideal locations for a state of the art practice facility and world headquarters or stadium. We’re ready for the @NFL in @CityOfDallas! @nflcommish https://t.co/9ed398cOqp— Mayor Eric Johnson (@Johnson4Dallas) June 10, 2022
“Well, I like the mayor,” Jones told Calvin Watkins The Dallas Morning News. “I like him personally, but he doesn’t have the depth. He doesn’t have the knowledge that others have regarding how unique Dallas is and how we enjoy the interest in the Cowboys. He wouldn’t want to water that down as it relates to Dallas if he knew as much, and has spent as much time in sports as I have.”Jerry Jones
We aren’t sure what will come of the Spanos family drama, but what we do know is the Chargers fan base is in San Diego, not Inglewood, CA.
The decision to forego the city of Carson because Hollywood Park land owners were busy buying the votes of the Inglewood City Council was the better location due to its proximity to the 405 freeway and the location being in a commercial zone. Not dropped in a residential neighborhood.
Inglewood has yet to reap any real financial windfall from the NFL coming to town. All residents get are increases on taxes, being forced to pay to park in front of their homes, and the wiping out of small business owners because the City and Metro think a 1.6 mile transit connector is the “end all be all” of the expansion of the rail line.
The entire deal hinged on two teams playing in SoFi Stadium and without the Chargers “rent” would that impede Stan Kroenke’s repayment of the loan he took from the NFL? We won’t get into the mess Kroenke has going overseas related to his failure to properly invest in a MLS soccer team he purchased.
The Robert Group heralds their “involvement” in the process to bring the NFL to Inglewood, after all, it was the owners brother who circulated the petition and her nephew provides the media through is position with Spectrum News.
There doesn’t appear to a be Community Benefits Agreement like the $100 million Steve Ballmer package, however, Inglewood residents wouldn’t be mad to see one of the teams leave. And they can take the mayor with them too!