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  • Major Announcement regarding NFL in Los Angeles

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/8042930?MSNHPHMA

    Roski plans 'major announcement' about NFL in L.A.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Edward P. Roski Jr., a part owner of the Kings and Lakers who has spent several years trying to lure an NFL team to the Los Angeles area, has scheduled a news conference at Staples Center to make a "major announcement" concerning the league and L.A.

    On Thursday, Roski will unveil his latest concept for a stadium in the City of Industry, near the southern intersection of the 57 and 60 freeways some 20 miles east of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reported on its Web site Wednesday.

    The stadium would be surrounded by a high-end shopping mall, already in the works, the newspaper said.

    Roski didn't immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press.
    NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told the AP that the league wasn't involved in Thursday's news conference.

    Los Angeles, the second-largest market in the country, has been without an NFL team since 1995, when the Raiders moved back to Oakland after playing 13 years at the Los Angeles Coliseum and the Rams moved from Anaheim to St. Louis.

    Los Angeles lost out to Houston for an expansion franchise since that time, and the league hasn't made relocating to the area a top priority in recent years.

    Proposals have been made for numerous stadium sites in the area over the years including the Coliseum and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena as well as in Irwindale, Inglewood, Carson and Anaheim.
    Roski and Philip Anschutz, the head of AEG, headed up construction of Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. The Lakers, Kings and Arena Football League's Los Angeles Avengers play their home games at the facility, which opened in October 1999. AEG is not involved in Thursday's news conference either, according to a spokesman.


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  • #2
    hmm...is this announcement just going to be them announcing that they are going to build a stadium?

    that would be a waste of time...

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    • #3
      expansion team?

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      • #4
        I would hope for expansion teams to toronto and Los Angelas rather than move two teams like Buffalo.



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        • #5
          so 33 teams would just be werid even 34 wont be that great

          unless the 3 teams per divison 5 conference
          Last edited by The Legend; 04-16-2008, 10:53 PM.

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          • #6
            Los Angeles is not a pro football town
            Im sorry so an LA people here, but its not



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            • #7
              a new team would be nice...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by The Dynasty View Post
                I would hope for expansion teams to toronto and Los Angelas rather than move two teams like Buffalo.
                If Toronto got a team I would get a boner

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                • #9
                  if they made a new team i would apply several times for the GM spot









                  and trade a 3rd round pick for backup WR's lol



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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ChezPower4 View Post
                    a new team would be nice...
                    No it wouldn't, it would be awful.

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                    • #11
                      We dont need any more teams.

                      Sig by yours truly.

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                      • #12
                        Seeing as how my college is about 10 minutes away from this freeway intersection, all I have to say is that CalTrans had better start widening those freeways right now if they want this to work. These freeways, especially the 57 are already too small to hold the traffic that goes on it. The 210 (which connects to the 57 from Pasadena) is also one of the worst and would need to be addressed as well.

                        For an NFL team to survive in the L.A. area, the planning must include a way to keep the fans from having to deal with the L.A. gridlock. If traffic becomes a problem, most people won't go.

                        Oldie but a goodie.

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                        • #13
                          32 teams is pretty much perfect. If anything, it's too many. No need to add any more.

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                          • #14
                            No no no, don't bring it to Los Angeles, bring it to Las Vegas .

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by eaglesfan_45 View Post
                              No no no, don't bring it to Los Angeles, bring it to Las Vegas .
                              Bringing a major sports team to Sin City is a bad idea IMO.

                              Oldie but a goodie.

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