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Things have been quiet for awhile about the NFL expanding, but Friday the mayor of San Antonio made some news stating he feels a third team will eventually come to Texas.
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg is confident that San Antonio will get an NFL team between now and 2030, but that more than it’ll more likely happen in the next decade.
“I said I think last year or the year before, I think San Antonio is an NFL city within 10 years, I still stand by that,” Nirenberg told KSAT.
“And that is because of the evolution that’s happening within the National Football League, the fact that it too is becoming an international league, particularly with its sights on Latin America, and we know the role San Antonio plays in that. We are the seventh-largest city in the United States and we knock events out of the park.”
Nirenberg does have a point. It’s hard to think that there’s already 32 teams in the NFL and yet the 7th largest city in the U.S. doesn’t have one.
Right now, the only pro sports team in San Antonio are the Spurs, who have had solid success winning five NBA titles going back to 1998.
The NFL hasn’t expanded since 2002, when the Houston Texans began.
One obstacle in expanding is that bringing in just one team leaves the NFL at 33 teams, and an odd number of teams makes scheduling difficult.
If the money is there though, there’s no doubt that the league would consider it.