Los Angeles, California is interested in the Atlanta Falcons.
According to FOX 5 News In Atlanta:
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is warning city council members about business interests in Los Angeles who want to move the Falcons to the west coast.
Team owner Arthur Blank shared that information with top city and state officials in their discussions about financing a new stadium in downtown Atlanta. Two council members who met with Mayor Kasim Reed told FOX 5's Morse Diggs about private discussions the mayor hosted at City Hall.
Part of this story deals with the Georgia Dome and some financials. Also from FOX 5 News in Atlanta:
Gov. [Nathan] Deal said that the initial request for the taxpayer-funded stadium commitment was "too high."
Still, the stadium cost is to be largely covered by the Falcons, and Governor Deal says that the state hopes to reach an agreement that will utilize other financial alternatives.
At the same time, Deal says that the Falcons have made a good case that without a new facility, the current dome will need costly upgrades.
So, looking ahead of the curve here and across America toward Los Angeles, let's view some pros and cons for the Falcons in Southern California.