LA Councilwoman Hahn Proposes Fan Ownership Of Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Los Angeles Councilwoman Janice Hahn says Dodger fans should be able to buy the team and is pushing Congress to allow them to do so.

The Janice Hahn for Congress campaign Friday called on Congress to pass the “Give Fans A Chance” Act that has stalled in congressional sessions.

The act would allow fans to buy stock in the Dodgers through a public offering similar to that of the Green Bay Packers.

“The Dodgers have been previously owned by FOX and the McCourt family, it is clear that the only ones who have the teams best interest at heart are the fans,” said Councilwoman Janice Hahn in a press release.

The “Give Fans A Chance” Act would have clear a resolution passed by Major League Baseball in 1961 that prevents fan ownership.

Hahn said she plans to introduce an amended version of the act if elected to Congress in 2012. She was elected to the Los Angeles City Council in 2001.


    Obama’s in town let him take over the Dodgers and MLB revenue while he’s at it. Obamacare was a homerun for the US

    • Saber 1

      Sell this troublesome team of has bins, never will bee’s and senior citizen players. They blow and so do their fans. While your at it, take the Lakers, Raiders, Clippers and Chivas with you. An owner from the East Coast should buy them and then disband all of these teams.

  • drozone69

    who in ther right mind would invest in team that has not nor ever will win a championship in over 23 years?Also no one wants to buy into future lawsuits from the hispanic thugs that are the predominant doyer fans?

  • jaided

    She is out of her mind. go take care of your kids, if u dont have any go try and make some. i dont agree with that type of ownership. L.A is not Green bay. Dodgers should be owned by Mark Cuban, he will bring a winning team to L.A. He is a great owner, always involved. Fans own the Dodgers u kidding me.

    • John

      Wrong and right! Your kid comment is out of line.. What you said about Mark Cuban is on the money. He is very involved in his team and has the money, energy and will power to make what moves need to be made!

  • swhitS

    Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago a fan got put in a coma and she wants to sell to fans? Stupid is as stupid be.

    • ed

      Yup, you got that right. But then again, this lady is from the same idiotic bloodline that James Hahn came from. That guy was a clueless as the current mayor Vivalaraza. Sell the team to Mark Cuban. John has it right. He has the guts, the money and the desire to build championship teams. He can start by banning anyone that even looks like a thug from the stadium.

  • LOU

    sell the team relocate, get a NFL team here, baseball is boring, no cheerleaders, only action is the fat nose picking managers arguing with the umpire.

  • Yeager

    Yeah right her and her gang prevention buddies, then they can make the hats and jerseys out of kevlar.

  • Marco

    The Fans?

    The ones who beat, shoot, tear up, burn and riot after events?

    When is the next election for government leadership?

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