SBJ/September 1 - 7, 2003/Special Report
Passion for the league
Published September 1, 2003
The following presents the percentage of fans in each of several NFL markets who were surveyed between July 2002 and June 2003 about their level of interest in the NFL. The local-market responses are compared with the responses posted by sports fans nationally and by NFL fans in Los Angeles. The Colts, Vikings and Chargers all have been named as potential teams for a franchise relocation to Los Angeles. The Raiders and Rams (both formerly of Los Angeles) as well as the 49ers are considered the most popular franchises among L.A. NFL fans. The Texans began play in Houston last year after that city was awarded an expansion team over a push from the L.A. market.