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New Orleans VooDoo return

Post by Minor League Man » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:53 pm

http://www.wwl.com/New-Orleans-VooDoo-r ... na/8138719

Press conference this afternoon...expected to be the relocated Battle Wings.
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Post by tcgatorfan » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:46 pm

why take the Battlewings?? well the mudbugs have been in shreveport for years attendance shouldnt have been the problem hmm

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Post by Caballo Diablo » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:30 pm

The Mudbugs don't play anymore ;-)

Why take the Battlewings? Because they are an existing ARENA team. The owner was willing (begging) to move them to New Orleans.

The `Wings were in a small market with declining attendance. They were an af2 team/franchise that couldn't acquire enough fans and sponsorship to pay the AFL's higher cost of doing business. Last season the AFL COB was much less than the previous AFL but still $800k to a mil higher than af2 COB.

New Orleans had an avid fanbase that drew attendance figures at the top of the league. Bossier/Shreveport could never supply the butts in seats New Orleans can. You can get more sponorship/advertising dollars in New Orleans. New Orleans has hosted the ArenaBowl.

The Tennessee Valley, err, the Alabama Vipers another af2 franchise/market trying to move up couldn't sustain the AFL COB and next season will be the Georgia Force. Replacing another previous larger market with another team. The AFL would like to move into larger markets.

Maybe next year the Mudb, err, Wildcatters will be in the af3 playing ArenaBall along with the other SIFL/AIFA teams. Stay tuned for another episode of "As the Leagues Turn."

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Post by nksports » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:47 am

The sad thing about Bossier-Shreveport is it was a solid af2 franchise.

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Post by Trish_lvs_Baltimore » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:47 pm

^^^^Yeah, they seemed to be a solid franchise indeed. Bossier-Shreveport vs. New Orleans would've became a great in-state rivalry.
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Post by nksports » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:15 pm

[quote=""Trish_lvs_Baltimore""]^^^^Yeah, they seemed to be a solid franchise indeed. Bossier-Shreveport vs. New Orleans would've became a great in-state rivalry.[/quote]

I should have emphasized the af2 part. You can see what happens when you add all that $$$$ to the budget in a jump to AFL.

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