Arthur Blank, Falcons Owner, Comments on Potential NFL Team in Las Vegas

May 13, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank is the latest football personality to comment on the possibility of Las Vegas receiving an NFL team.
While Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stated that he is in favor of the city getting a team Wednesday, per Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram, Blank was on the fence when speaking with reporters Friday, per Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com:
I think whether or not there are enough people in Las Vegas to support a team is a question. I haven't seen the data on that to support it or not support it. It's certainly a dynamic market. It's a growth market. It's got tremendous tourism, a lot of convention business. So it's certainly a consideration. We'll see what the facts bear.
I want to see all the research on whether [Las Vegas] can support a franchise or not. It's no different than any other city we look at.
There is also the concern of gambling, which made the league shoo away the idea of football in Las Vegas in 2013, accor...

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