Wouldn’t it be great if an NFL team would call San Antonio home in the near future? Although this is something that many people in the city dream about, the chance of it happening is not very good. Or is it? If Texas Governor Rick Perry has anything to say about it, this could happen at some point in the future. Despite the fact that Perry knows it is a long shot, he recently asked close personal friend and team owner Dean Spanos if he would consider moving the franchise to San Antonio. If you are unfamiliar with the relationship between the two, Spanos helped Perry fundraise for his run at the White House in 2012.
During a recent interview with the U-T discussing business and jobs, the conversation eventually moved towards the possibility of having a “San Antonio Chargers” franchise. Here is what Perry had to say:
“You’d have to ask the Spanos family. Dean is a good friend and I would be lying if I didn’t tell you, come to Texas and we would love to have their athletic club there. But there’s a family whose been there forever. If it gets so difficult for them to be able to operate, that’s always an option, but again you’d have to ask them. I have no indication that the Chargers are going to be coming to Texas anytime soon.”
At this point in time, Perry admits that there is no indication that the team will be relocating to San Antonio soon. But remember, the city is home to the Alamo Dome – a stadium that was built in 1993 and has a seating capacity for football of up to 72,000. Even though the Chargers may not be relocating from San Diego to San Antonio, it is safe to say that the NFL is on the mind of Texas Governor Rick Perry. Maybe he could sway another franchise to the city in the near future? Maybe he could throw the city’s hat into the ring should the league decide to expand in the years to come?
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.