Mayor Ron Nirenberg believes San Antonio will be the next city to become home to an NFL franchise.
“I said I think last year or the year before, I think San Antonio is an NFL city within 10 years, I still stand by that,” Nirenberg told KSAT. “And that is because of the evolution that’s happening within the National Football League, the fact that it too is becoming an international league, particularly with its sights on Latin America, and we know the role San Antonio plays in that. We are the seventh-largest city in the United States and we knock events out of the park.”
While San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the United States, there are seven metro areas with more TV households that don't have NFL teams: Orlando, Sacramento, Portland, St. Louis, Raleigh-Durham, San Diego and Salt Lake City.
San Antonio hosted three games for the New Orleans Saints following Hurricane Katrina.