The momentum appears to be growing for the Jacksonville Jaguars to pack up and head out of town.
To put it bluntly, the team cannot sell tickets and no franchise can survive without a fan base that is willing to spend money.
The economy in the Florida town is struggling and fans cannot afford the ticket prices. Couple that with the fact that the stadium has a capacity of 76,867 and you’re gonna see a lot of empty seats on game day.
CBSSports.com writer Mike Freeman believes that the “Jaguars represent the official end of the small-market experiment the NFL launched some 15 years ago.”
He’s probably write.
Per Freeman, NFL owners are growing increasingly agitated at the team’s financial situation and are in favor of moving the team to Los Angeles, London or Orlando.
His best guess is that the team will wind up in California as the L.A. contingent continues to make a strong push for an NFL franchise.