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Funding an NFL Franchise




Before a deal for the new Falcons stadium was reached, there was some concern that the team could be lured away to Los Angeles.

Although highly unlikely, it would have ultimately been Arthur Blank’s decision as he paid more than $500 million for the team in 2002.

Compare this to the Green Bay Packers, who despite residing in a town of just 100,000, have never been involved in relocation discussions. The reason?

The Packers are a publicly held non-profit corporation owned entirely by 364,122 fans, despite the fact that shareholders receive no returns in the form of money or tickets.

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