Jon Bon Jovi has confirmed to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen his desire to own a portion of the Atlanta Falcons franchise. The singer says he was approached by the Falcons months ago about a potential arrangement, and is now just waiting to see what happens.
Bon Jovi, via Mortensen:
Since helping to establish the Philadelphia Soul Arena Football team — from its inception through our 2008 championship season — I have always made clear my desire to someday enter the NFL.
That Bon Jovi describes himself as being approached by Arthur Blank’s people — and not the other way around — lends further credence to the idea that this is all about securing financial backing for a new stadium, at least on the Falcons end. The potential future minority owner of the team says he’s been looking for a way into NFL ownership for years now, a path that may or may not involve the Falcons.