Re: NFL stadium-mania - when, not "if", it comes to Baltimore
I don't think it's an absurd notion. Sans PPV, it's pretty much that way now. One used to be able to get into an NFL game for a few bucks. You can barely get by the cover charge or buy a McDonald's meal and watch at home for that price. PPV is the next logical step. Besides, with so many people in areas following different teams, the NFL will soon catch on that they should offer team-specific packages and such on a PPV-subscription basis.
Originally Posted by Corvus Corax
However, I think before ticket prices get too out of hand, you'll see a sort of restructuring of finances. The reason being that if it's too expensive for regular people to go to games, governments will withdraw public support for stadium financing.
I agree. I can't think of any logical reason to spend that much to upgrade that stadium when you can get a whole new one at that price. Besides, the NY and Dallas stadiums were around 25% more expensive, however, they were built in NY and Dallas by their owners.
Originally Posted by Dirt1
Originally Posted by steelerhater
Baltimore Colts (AAFC): 1947-1950
Baltimore Colts (NFL): 1953-1984
Baltimore Stars (USFL): 1985
Baltimore Colts/Stallions (CFL): 1994-1995
Baltimore Ravens (NFL): 1996-Present