Can someone who knows the NFL by-laws…

…give me the bird’s eye low-down on the rules regarding owners and whether or not they’re allowed to own other sports teams? I have a dim recollection of something like this being the case, and if so it would illuminate the current AEG-for-sale story.

Oh, and does this even make sense, since wouldn’t it be AEG that would be building the stadium and new team?

I’m out of my depth. What is this football of which you speak?


  3 comments for “Can someone who knows the NFL by-laws…

  1. September 18, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    Interesting observation… Looks like your right.

    [edit] upon further links:

    “NFL rules prohibit team owners (in this case, Kroenke and the Rams) from having majority ownership of another sports team (Avs, Nuggets) outside its home market if the other sports team or teams play in the same city as an NFL team (Broncos).”

    The article goes on to say that an owner could own multiple teams in the same market because they’re not competing with another franchise… so I don’t know.

    Read more: Rule hinders Kroenke – The Denver Post
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    • September 18, 2012 at 6:34 PM

      from your article, matt:
      “Then there’s Wayne Huizenga. In the six-year
      period from 1993-98, Huizenga owned three major sports franchises in
      Miami — the NFL Dolphins, baseball’s Marlins and hockey’s Panthers. This
      gave the impression that an owner with deep pockets can circumvent the
      policy. Not true, said Aiello. Huizenga was not competing with another
      NFL owner.”

      from that it would seem like anschutz could own the Kings and a NFL team as long as there is never another football team here.

  2. September 18, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    “Tim Leiweke, President and CEO of AEG, said: “Our sports properties and
    teams are only beginning to take advantage of international expansion,
    and new growth vehicles such as AXS Ticketing, AXS TV and the real
    estate holdings associated with our venues have the potential to further
    accelerate our growth. And of course, the new owner will have the
    historic opportunity to benefit from AEG’s strategy to reunite Los
    Angeles with the NFL, as AEG moves forward with its efforts to bring an
    NFL franchise to Farmers Field to be built at L.A. LIVE.”

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