How do you save money having teams in Arlington?

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How do you save money having teams in Arlington?

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What am I missing? If you have all teams in Arlington, and they travel to the cities for games, isn’t that two teams that need to travel to each game.

So, instead of travel costs being 4 teams x 10 weeks = travel costs for 40 teams, you have 8 teams x 10 weeks = 80 travel costs, minus five x two teams for Dallas home games, leaves you with 70 teams travelling.

I know there must be savings, but where? Not having to setup offices in each city? But, you need staff in each city to sell sponsorships and do local promotions. They work out of Starbucks?

Are there other savings I am missing?
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Joker wrote: Tue May 24, 2022 8:18 pm What am I missing? If you have all teams in Arlington, and they travel to the cities for games, isn’t that two teams that need to travel to each game.

So, instead of travel costs being 4 teams x 10 weeks = travel costs for 40 teams, you have 8 teams x 10 weeks = 80 travel costs, minus five x two teams for Dallas home games, leaves you with 70 teams travelling.

I know there must be savings, but where? Not having to setup offices in each city? But, you need staff in each city to sell sponsorships and do local promotions. They work out of Starbucks?

Are there other savings I am missing?
Workers comp ins.

Also lower cost state to operate.
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Joker wrote: Tue May 24, 2022 8:18 pm What am I missing? If you have all teams in Arlington, and they travel to the cities for games, isn’t that two teams that need to travel to each game.

So, instead of travel costs being 4 teams x 10 weeks = travel costs for 40 teams, you have 8 teams x 10 weeks = 80 travel costs, minus five x two teams for Dallas home games, leaves you with 70 teams travelling.

I know there must be savings, but where? Not having to setup offices in each city? But, you need staff in each city to sell sponsorships and do local promotions. They work out of Starbucks?

Are there other savings I am missing?
Rent for practice facilities is probably the biggest one. That, and I suppose it wouldn't be that much more expensive to fly two teams to a game site than one team (economics of scale and all, though that would likely be easier if you didn't have rosters the size of a pro football team).
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Cheaper housing in Texas. May be able to score a deal with a national hotel chain and/or airline for discounted boarding and travel. It's not ideal, but better than the alternative. It will be harder to engage local media however. I'm pretty sure the Battlehawks had a weekly coach's show on local radio and even the Guardians would get some air time on radio in the NY market. Not having access to coaches or players during the week in season may hurt the leagues viability to an extent.
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laxtreme56 wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 7:59 am Cheaper housing in Texas. May be able to score a deal with a national hotel chain and/or airline for discounted boarding and travel. It's not ideal, but better than the alternative. It will be harder to engage local media however. I'm pretty sure the Battlehawks had a weekly coach's show on local radio and even the Guardians would get some air time on radio in the NY market. Not having access to coaches or players during the week in season may hurt the leagues viability to an extent.
It's Workers Comp Ins and other ins which is why the AAF Orlando Apollos practiced in Georgia but played in Orlando.
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johnnyangryfuzzball wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 7:42 am Rent for practice facilities is probably the biggest one. That, and I suppose it wouldn't be that much more expensive to fly two teams to a game site than one team (economics of scale and all, though that would likely be easier if you didn't have rosters the size of a pro football team).
Okay, you’re right. That could be a big one.

If you’re paying for a practice facility by the hour, then it could be the same expense no matter where. But in Arlington you could block book a single facility for 10 weeks and share it. Save money there for sure.

I guess we will never see a breakdown of expenses, so just something to think about.
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They've recreated the NBA's Texas Triangle. Now if only the high-speed rail were ready to go between them.
But there's buses going dirt-cheap between those cities.
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super390 wrote: Thu May 26, 2022 1:22 am They've recreated the NBA's Texas Triangle. Now if only the high-speed rail were ready to go between them.
But there's buses going dirt-cheap between those cities.
Its obvious that an 8 team league having 3 in Texas is cost to operate. Travel within texas will be cheaper due to bus vs flight.
But this is driven by Workers comp. They will be flying back and forth each week from local cities which increases travel cost, that's to avoid Workers Comp and other HI.
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