Originally Posted by Sig Hansen
Would be kind of funny if the League voted it down
I don't believe the league has ever voted down a relocation request. When the Browns moved, only two owners voted against it. Ralph Wilson (Bills) and Rooney (Steelers). The idea being no owner wants to hamstring an owner if they're 'losing money' because one day that might be them and they don't want to be told they can't have leverage against their market to squeeze out a sweetheart stadium deal.
And just like the mid-90s moving bonanza led to the rush of luxury-box-laden super stadiums, this new surge of movement is probably going to speed up that 30-year timeline for newer AT&T Stadium/Mercedes-Benz Stadium/LA Stadium monstrosities). Braves and Texas Rangers are both getting new stadiums just after two decades, and it seems the NFL is moving further toward 'big money' fans than the fans buying up nosebleeds in an oversized stadium.
Especially when television rights are paying so much. The NFL television partners pay $5.41 billion a year. DirecTV pays $1.5 billion a year. That's $6.91 billion PER YEAR for the rights to the games. That's not counting stadium revenue (concessions/beer), merchandise, tickets, sponsors, or radio contracts.
Between preseason, regular season, post-season, Super Bowl, and Pro Bowl, there are 333 games played each season. That's $20.75 million PER GAME. The NFL would need to charge $296 per ticket to reach that averaging 70,000 paid tickets per game for every game played.