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I've seen the word "negotiations" bantered about in several articles. It leads me to assume there was a bidding process.why are the games being played in Bham only?
Correct.... playoffs are in Canton. Conflict with the World Games schedule in B'ham is the reason. My understanding is they are getting the stadiums at no cost to them. Probably need to pay THEM to play at Legion Field.I've seen the word "negotiations" bantered about in several articles. It leads me to assume there was a bidding process.
Other than that I've seen no explanation as to why all of the games are in B-ham.
NOTE: The playoffs are in Canton, I believe.
Everything I have heard points to money. They did not want to fold after one season and it is a lot cheaper to have everyone in one place than spread all over the country. That also allows more time for negotiations for actual places the teams are going to play in the long run. If TV ratings are good, that helps them negotiate better. Attendance is not going to be trumpeted very much I expect.Other than that I've seen no explanation as to why all of the games are in B-ham.
I think the number of fans in stands is secondary. I think Fox & NBC are using this to fill programming. Kinda like a lot of the bowl games - low attendance but ESPN gets the program.I try watching the Maulers vs Stars game. I seen more fans at a pee wee game that what I saw in the stand. But this just tell us that the NFL has more money the brains! I don't see this going the full season.
Well, I don't lose any sleep over who wins in the USFL, but I'd rather watch crappy football over MLB or NBA any day! (But that's just me!)
, but I'd rather watch crappy football over MLB or NBA any day! (But that's just me!)
Part of the deal is a certain percentage of the commercials are about Bham. I do know Woodfin didn’t have anything to do with any of this but you can bet your ass he’ll take the credit.