The City of Jayhawkville believes its stadium could eventually host a football team. Given the size of the market, however, it does not believe it could attract an NFL team. The city is worried that a non-NFL team would not be able to compete with the NFL and would be doomed to fail. Potential investors have been saying that a non-NFL professional football league could win an antitrust lawsuit against the NFL and that would open up markets, eventually providing financial stability. They are urging the leaders of Jayhawkville to consider this as they make their decision on whether to pursue a non-NFL team.
You are tasked with providing advice to the Jayhawkville city leaders on the likelihood that a non-NFL football league could win an antitrust lawsuit against the NFL. In providing this advice, discuss:
A brief overview of the relevant antitrust laws.
What a non-NFL league would have to demonstrate in order to win an antitrust claim.
Examples of cases that have been filed against the NFL asserting antitrust claims. (Include summaries, key facts, and outcomes)
Your conclusion on the likelihood of a non-NFL league winning an antitrust case against the NFL, and how that fits in with the overall decision on pursuing a non-NFL team.
You must cite at least four sources which can include cases and readings from this module and/or outside sources.
Be sure to check your work against the following requirements when you submit:
Length: 2-4 pages, APA style
Submission Type: Document upload
Formatting: Times New Roman, 12 point font, separate cover page, page numbers, header, and APA style reference page is expected.