Jan 20, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank talks tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) prior to the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Atlanta Falcons owner, Arthur Blank, has been approached about a possible relocation of his franchise to Los Angeles, per NFL.com. Los Angeles has been looking to add an NFL franchise for a while and our San Diego Chargers have long been rumored as a team that will move to the City of Angels. Blank has let city and state officials know about the possibility.
Will the Falcons move to Los Angeles? Likely not.
Blank has been trying to get a new stadium built for the Falcons in Atlanta and public support on the stadium hasn’t been strong. Pulling the Los Angeles card after the team has had a strong season is a good way to gain some leverage.
The stadium that the city of San Diego needs to build can’t gain any momentum. The San Diego fans have had the possibility of a move to Los Angeles hanging over their heads for years and it still has not helped put a shovel in the ground. Sadly, every other team uses LA to get a new stadium, but the Chargers can’t seem to get that done.