the move has absolutely nothing to do with relocation. AEG is a product that would be too good to pass up for him to own. It's a company that has helped save several sports franchises around the world.
I dont see why this has anything to do with moving the Dolphins to LA. Sounds like a legitimate business move to me.
The major assets owned by AEG are the Staples Center in LA, the Cal State stadium, and the Millennium Dome in London. AEG also owns stakes in Major League Soccer teams (DC, Chicago, NYC, and San Jose), and the hockey team the LA Kings. It sounds like a good buy to me.
AEG was in talks to develop a new stadium in Los Angeles, not take ownership of a team - and Ross is in the commerical real estate development business. Owning a stadium and owning a team are not the same things. Even if Ross wanted to move the team, whats he going to do with an empty stadium in south FL? That would be a huge money pit. Nobody is buying that stadium without a pro sports team's with a long term stadium lease.
You all are paranoid.
For perspective, MSG (Madison Square Garden Group, chaired by Knicks/Cablevision owner Jim Dolan) is also bidding for AEG.
So does that mean the Knicks are moving to LA?
Once Dmac is drafted a Dmac Jersey will spontaneously materialize in the closet of each and every Dolfan...
...and not that replica crap either...
My browser doesn't work well on Finheaven, for some reason. I can't see anything until I switch to "printable view." That means I'm spared sigs and avatars and other nonsense but it also means it's not as convenient, and often my stays are short here, and I don't visit as many forums or revisit threads. My number of thanks is certainly lower than it should be, although I've tried to improve that lately.
I wouldn't mind setting up my account to automatically thank TheWalrus for every post, regardless of content. I'd take my chances.
I'd like to share what all AEG owns. This isn't everything, but it helps paint a picture
f he gets AEG at a bargain, which looks likely as The Anschutz Corporation is desperate to sell, Ross will have a share in quite a few profitable companies in the sports world...
Part Owner of the Lakers and Sparks
Home Depot Center
Half owner of the Stanley Cup Champion Kings
Part Owner of the Houston Dynamo
3 of the post popular junior hockey teams in Canada
Hammarby IF; one of the most popular soccer teams in Sweeden
A Couple popular hockey teams in Europe
Part owner of Golden Boy Promotions
He'd also gain charge of 12 different music festivals (including RockNESS, The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festive, and Rockfest) and 2 Film companies, one of which is Walden Media.
Ross would be nuts NOT to look into the purchase. That would significantly add to his net worth, and let us not forget last year Ross looked into buying Everton of the EPL, and AEG themselves tried to by Rangers, one of the most popular clubs in the world.
And that's not even all. Check out their website and see what all Ross would gain
Ross probably sees dollar signs above all else. I doubt the LA Dolphins even slipped into his mind
No its the fans fault we should pay for half of a stadium for a billionaire that proposes to do nothing for the community in return
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