La Canfora’s report indicated that the Rogers Communications Group, which already works closely with the team for their “home” games in Canada, are the front-runners when the team goes up for sale. But Bon Jovi is taking this seriously. He has spent considerable time in the area getting to know local politicians and others of influence and added a tour date in the Buffalo area to spend more time on the matter.
This would not be a folly for Bon Jovi. He has met with NFL owners for years, is especially close with Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots, and nearly became a minority owner of the Atlanta Falcons at one point. In fact, Bon Jovi already has football ownership experience — he’s the primary owner of the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League, a team that came into existence in 2004 after Bon Jovi secured the rights to a franchise for the city. His involvement with the Soul started to decline after the league suspended operations in 2009, through the team still exists with former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski in a more prominent role.-SI.com
Owning an NFL team is a serious financial investment but Jon Bon Jovi certainly has the resources, his band made $79 million last year alone.