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    Iowa Pro Football Team?

    I know its a long shot (a real big longshot). But I think it would be sweet to have an NFL team in Iowa (Des Moines). I would totally drop my love affair with the Vikings and support Iowa all the way. I would love for this to happen. But I never see this happening in my life time anyways. What do you guys think? I know there isnt a lot of fan support for our current teams, but they are pre-professional teams.



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    Re: Iowa Pro Football Team?

    Quote Originally Posted by HerkyKiller View Post
    I know its a long shot (a real big longshot). But I think it would be sweet to have an NFL team in Iowa (Des Moines). I would totally drop my love affair with the Vikings and support Iowa all the way. I would love for this to happen. But I never see this happening in my life time anyways. What do you guys think? I know there isnt a lot of fan support for our current teams, but they are pre-professional teams.
    I think you answered your own question.



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    Re: Iowa Pro Football Team?

    How can a central Iowa team fill the seats - it will look so bad on TV



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    Re: Iowa Pro Football Team?

    Not enough of a fan base. I'd be a huge fan, but i dont think enough people would get involved.


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    Re: Iowa Pro Football Team?

    never going to happen



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    Re: Iowa Pro Football Team?

    I don't think it'll ever happen.


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    Re: Iowa Pro Football Team?

    I think it would be sweet to see an NFL team from Iowa on TV.



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    Re: Iowa Pro Football Team?

    You could get enough fans to fill a stadium, but we don't have enough corporate money to buy all the expensive skyboxes and buy the advertising/sponsorship needed to compete.

    Will never happen.


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    Re: Iowa Pro Football Team?

    Bah I wish it would though, it would be really neat.



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    Re: Iowa Pro Football Team?

    There would be plenty of fans to fill the seats. People friggin love football. Iowa gets 70K in their stadium. ISU gets 45K in their stadium. UNI gets 15K in the dome.

    NFL stadiums only average about 60-70K.

    I agree it will never happen, but I do think the people of Iowa could fill a stadium 8 times/year.



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    Re: Iowa Pro Football Team?

    I think it should happen....but I dont think it will. I would love for this to happen though.



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    Re: Iowa Pro Football Team?

    I think the fan base would be big enough. Just look at ISU and Iowa combined, that's 100,000 football fans. The issue would be that no NFL team will move to Iowa and the NFL wont expand any time soon. Any move will be to LA and the NFL has seen unbelievable popularity with their current set up of 32 teams.

    There is no stadium (no way the state would fund it) and there is also probably not enough corporate money.

    Basically, it will never happen.



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    Re: Iowa Pro Football Team?

    But, can the state of Iowa fill a pro stadium (which I think it can) AND have enough overflow to warrant TV??



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    Re: Iowa Pro Football Team?

    would pro football be the first team in?

    Or maybe a real major league baseball team, basketball or hockey



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    Re: Iowa Pro Football Team?

    I love the Vikings, but I would love to root for a team in my own home state for once....that is'nt college.



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