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Pasadena starts process of providing short-term home to L.A. team

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If the NFL returns to Los Angeles before a new stadium is built, the team’s home games would have to be played elsewhere.  (Obviously.)

The folks in Pasadena are planning for the possibility that “elsewhere” will be the Rose Bowl.

According to Adolfo Flores of the Los Angeles Times, the city has released a new report regarding the environmental impact of adding NFL games to the venue that currently hosts UCLA games.  The report envisions an increase in noise, traffic, and air pollution.  (I could have told them that for a lot less than whatever they paid.)

On the other side of the coin?  More coin.

“It’s just informational. It’s up to the City Council to decide whether to allow more events at the Rose Bowl,” Vince Bertoni, director of the Pasadena Planning Department, told Flores.  “It’s not there to make a recommendation whether it’s a good or bad idea.”

Currently ordinances limit the Rose Bowl to no more than 12 events per year that generate 20,000 or more attendees.  Pasadena City Council would have to revise that specific law.

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17 Responses to “Pasadena starts process of providing short-term home to L.A. team”
  1. elyasm says: Aug 14, 2012 3:27 PM

    Put half of the home games in the Rose Bowl and the other half in the Colosseum. That way, USC and UCLA can split the proceeds.

  2. tomtravis76 says: Aug 14, 2012 3:36 PM

    when la eventually gets a team, they should make the seating capacity around 40- 45k. there is no need for huge stadiums in transient markets.

  3. delmonte55 says: Aug 14, 2012 3:36 PM

    California for all its glitz has dumps for football venues

  4. scandinaviansausage1974 says: Aug 14, 2012 3:37 PM

    It would make a lot of sense if the Rams moved to L.A. & shared a new stadium w/ either the Chargers, or the Raiders.
    All 3 teams have played there, previously.
    Also, I’d love to see the Rams go back to the plain old blue & white jersey—or even further back to their green & white jersey.

  5. tsizzlehotpiss says: Aug 14, 2012 3:44 PM

    It will be the Los Angeles Jaguars. Book it. Shahid Kahn has already begun intentionally tanking the Jags to facilitate the move.

  6. vetdana says: Aug 14, 2012 3:51 PM

    No team in recent times has been able to sustain a sellout fan base in LA… Calif. is swimming in a sea of red ink ! Have the demographics changed enough since the last team exited the area, to now sustain sellout crowds…especially in a very stagnant economy ? I think a few die hard fans are hoping beyond hope for a team move…but…
    Nothing suggests a team could weather another long term storm if moved to LA.It is hard not to learn from the past…unless you have your head in the sand !

  7. dtlb58 says: Aug 14, 2012 4:01 PM

    Every Super Bowl should be played in the Rose Bowl.
    Picture perfect weather.

  8. goldrush36 says: Aug 14, 2012 4:21 PM

    It’s not the state, it’s the area combined with the quality of teams. Raiders fans are so Die hard yet they struggle for sell outs. Meanwhile the 49ers have sold out every game for decades. Even through the past several years of mediocracy. Giants, Lakers, Dodgers, Kings, Sharks, and even the Warriors & Galaxy always draw large crowds. For some reason the LA market just doesn’t seem to be built for NFL football anymore

  9. bengalsstillsuck says: Aug 14, 2012 4:25 PM

    LA Bengals have a nice ring to it. Get them out of Cinncy that place is a dump.

  10. khmer379 says: Aug 14, 2012 4:40 PM

    I know it aint the L.A. Vikings that forsure!

  11. oakdawg says: Aug 14, 2012 4:53 PM

    tsizzlehotpiss says: Aug 14, 2012 3:44 PM

    It will be the Los Angeles Jaguars. Book it. Shahid Kahn has already begun intentionally tanking the Jags to facilitate the move.
    ______________________________________

    How is Shad Khan intentionally tanking the Jags? Just curious. From what I can see he is doing the complete opposite. New state of the art locker room, new sound system, new jumbotrons next year, etc, etc.

  12. philiplewis1 says: Aug 14, 2012 5:08 PM

    “Currently ordinances limit the Rose Bowl to no more than 12 events per year that generate 20,000 or more attendees. Pasadena City Council would have to revise that specific law.”

    That’s assuming an NFL team could draw 20,000. They might be OK without City Council approval.

  13. purpleguy says: Aug 14, 2012 5:24 PM

    About the only thing Vikings fans can now feel great about these days is the fact that we no longer have to read LA Vikings posts in articles like this.

  14. gadgetdawg says: Aug 14, 2012 9:20 PM

    Am I wrong to assume that California would be better off adding soccer teams as opposed to more football teams?

    I seem to remember reading somewhere that soccer does really well out there and out of the 3 football teams they have only one constantly sells out.

    Maybe they are aiming to add a team in the wrong sport?

  15. Eric Geller says: Aug 15, 2012 4:20 AM

    delmonte55 says: Aug 14, 2012 3:36 PM

    California for all its glitz has dumps for football venues
    ——————————————————
    That’s because her taxpayers aren’t stupid enough to give owners free money for new stadiums.

    Rose Bowl is being renovated by UCLA while the Coliseum, now run by USC, will get a facelift as well.

    They’re both incredible college football stadiums with either being a suitable, temporary home while a privately funded state-of-the-art stadium is built in either Downtown L.A. or City of Industry.

  16. brassknuckles47 says: Aug 15, 2012 12:00 PM

    ALL California teams are not sold out! Look at the Chargers, a better than average NFL team that needs to sell 6,300 tickets by 8/15 to lift the blackout. And, itz that way, every game. Oakland hasn’t sold enough tx, and neither (I believe) has SF. Could it be that it’s not the teams, not the sport….it’s the CA lifestyle. Sunday afternoons are for being at the beach, or out-and-about in CA, not to be stuffed in a stadium where you have to watch the game on TV anyway, pay $8 for a beer, $6 for a hot dog. Then, smell humanity, pollution and be in traffic jams. The best seat in the house isn’t at any stadium.

  17. pettergriffen says: Aug 16, 2012 7:20 PM

    brassknuckles47 says:
    Aug 15, 2012 12:00 PM
    ALL California teams are not sold out! Look at the Chargers, a better than average NFL team that needs to sell 6,300 tickets by 8/15 to lift the blackout. And, itz that way, every game. Oakland hasn’t sold enough tx, and neither (I believe) has SF. Could it be that it’s not the teams, not the sport….it’s the CA lifestyle. Sunday afternoons are for being at the beach, or out-and-about in CA, not to be stuffed in a stadium where you have to watch the game on TV anyway, pay $8 for a beer, $6 for a hot dog. Then, smell humanity, pollution and be in traffic jams. The best seat in the house isn’t at any stadium.

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    winner

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