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    About whether or not a Stadium will be built in L.A. So now it's just a matter of when and if the Rams are moving to L.A.

    L.A. stadium environmental bill signed
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    Associated Press
    INDUSTRY, Calif. -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Thursday he had signed a bill allowing the construction of a 75,000-seat stadium that developers hope will lure an NFL team back to the Los Angeles area.

    Schwarzenegger said he signed the environmental exemption bill last week but saved the announcement for a press conference in Industry, where the stadium would be built about 15 miles east of Los Angeles.

    The bill would nullify a lawsuit filed by residents in nearby Walnut over the project's environmental impact.

    Schwarzenegger called the lawsuit frivolous as he addressed a crowd of union members wearing hardhats. Across the street, a dozen protesters held signs saying "No Stadium."

    "This is the best kind of action state government can create -- action that cuts red tape, generates jobs, is environmentally friendly and brings a continued economic boost to California," Schwarzenegger said.

    Majestic Realty Co. is heading the stadium project after helping develop Staples Center, the downtown Los Angeles home of the NBA's Lakers and Clippers and the NHL's Kings.

    Majestic has targeted seven teams as candidates to move to the Los Angeles area: the Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Rams, San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and San Francisco *****.

    The firm has said the teams are in stadiums that are either too small or can't be updated with luxury box seats or other revenue sources an NFL club needs to thrive.

    Schwarzenegger said the stadium would generate more than 18,000 jobs.

    Majestic guaranteed parking lot attendants and concession stand workers would be paid middle-class wages, said Maria Elena Durazo, head of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.

    "This is true economic development," Durazo said. "It's going to benefit everyone in our community."

    Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

    I would love for the Rams to come back to Los Angeles, and I hope with all that's in me that we don't get the Raiders. Here's the interesting thing, depending on which team makes the move, there might be a shift in Football Divisions. The best solution is to have the Rams move to L.A. to be a true NFC West Team, right now they have a harder schedule than they should because of having to travel to Arizona, California, and Washington. The move makes since because then they wouldn't have to travel far to play their division foes. But say if a team like Jacksonville, Buffalo, or Minnesota made the move, you would have to do some shifting. Of course you have the Chargers, Raiders, and Frisco, but I doubt that the NFL would want to loose it's strong presence in the Bay area, moving either team would weaken their presence, In my honest opinion. The only teams that make sense are the Chargers and Rams. Some of you might say well The Chargers make most since out of all, but in actuality, you weaken the Market in San Diego, because you would undoubtly lose a major part of you fan base in San Diego, and there aren't a lot of Charger fans in L.A. So to me the Rams make the most sense, but hey don't flame me, I'm just a L.A. guy who wants his team back. Not to mention the NFL would really be able to market Steven Jackson, because of the market.

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    I say let Cleveland lose another franchise....


    • #3
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      Originally posted by AlphaRam
      I say let Cleveland lose another franchise....
      LOL, now that's funny.


      • #4
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        Originally posted by AlphaRam
        I say let Cleveland lose another franchise....
        That is just mean and cruel; funny as heck though!! lol


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          Weeeeeeeeeeee la rams in 2014 baby!!!!


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            Originally posted by bruce4life
            Weeeeeeeeeeee la rams in 2014 baby!!!!
            Might be sooner if you recall they said they could have the Stadium done within a couple of years, and they would lease the Rose Bowl, in the meantime. So we actually could have a team in L.A. as soon as next year.


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              I'd love to go back to LA but I have a hunch the Jags are going to get it, but who knows.
              Always and Forever a fan of the St. Louis Rams


              • #8
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                oNE CAN ONLY HOPE SIR


                • #9
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                  Based on Fan Base, need for new stadium, ownership situation, and current location. To me its

                  1. San Diego
                  2. Jacksonville
                  3. Rams


                  • #10
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                    Can you imagine, the Return of the RAMS to LOS ANGELES and a bash with all the CLAN members to celebrate the return of the RAMS, WOW!!!


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                      What would really be cool would be the Jags moving to LA. After all, it was the league selecting Jax instead of St Louis, for a franchise that St Louis was more ready for, that caused Georgia to move the RAMS to St Louis. Even to this day (as bad as the RAMS have been lately), St Louis still supports the RAMS better than Jax supports the Jags. As far as I am concerned, they always have. So the team that the league withheld from St Louis moving to LA would be full circle.

                      Maybe even a move to LA, St Louis releases the RAMS name to LA, and starts using the Stallions name that they would have used if they weren't blocked from receiving the franchise team in 1995.



                      • #12
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                        24 hours. subforum for this back to LA crap.
                        Last edited by Guest; -10-22-2009, 05:34 PM.


                        • #13
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                          I think they're also building a stadium in Dubai.

                          The Rams aren't moving there either.


                          • #14
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                            it depends on what happens with ownership over that time. they very well could be going back to la, if the jags don't beat them to it.


                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by AvengerRam
                              I think they're also building a stadium in Dubai.

                              The Rams aren't moving there either.
                              Are you saying the NFL is expanding again to Dubai? ;-)


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                              • larams1980
                                New Stadium news
                                by larams1980
                                LOS ANGELES -- Ed Roski wants your NFL team.

                                The billionaire real estate developer from Southern California is closely tracking the stadium and hometown dysfunction that plagues the three California franchises in San Francisco, Oakland and San Diego. He knows where fans are weary, where facilities are second-rate.

                                He's got bull's-eyes centered on Buffalo, Jacksonville, Minnesota and St. Louis, too.

                                Give Roski your poor, your tired, your NFL huddles and masses longing for a state-of-the-art outdoor facility. Bring them to the City of Industry in the San Gabriel Valley, where he is convinced the fruitful Los Angeles market will welcome you.

                                Yes, that L.A. market. The same sprawling, Kobe Bryant-obsessed region that seems to have forgotten the ghosts of the Los Angeles Raiders and Rams and has embraced USC and UCLA football on Saturdays, and its choice of 32 teams on television come Sunday.

                                "There are NFL franchises out there that want a world-class facility, that want this huge market, and I'm ready to give that to them,'' says Roski (above), chairman and CEO of Majestic Realty Co., a key developer of the privately financed Staples Center and a co-owner of the L.A. Lakers and Kings.

                                Roski's an unassuming guy. "I did the Staples Center,'' he says casually. Well, he and fellow billionaire Phillip Anschutz did the Staples Center. On their dime. So Roski knows about getting stadiums and arenas built in the Golden State despite the notorious, choking loops of California development red tape that have stalled NFL stadium efforts across the state.

                                Yeah, you've heard this before. Dead Los Angeles NFL stadium projects -- buried everywhere from Irwindale to Irvine to Carson to Hollywood Park -- are as ubiquitous to Southern California as a Sig alert on the Santa Monica freeway.

                                So when Roski, 70, shows off that spectacular architectural model of his proposed $800 million, 75,000-seat NFL stadium as part of a shopping and entertainment complex he'll plant near the 57 and 60 Freeways in Industry, east of downtown Los Angeles, he's not kidding.

                                "Full-steam ahead,'' Roski says. All he needs are at least one -- ideally, two -- hungry NFL franchises to commit to relocating to his planned NFL palace and he'll turn the shovel on this thing.

                                "They'll play in the Coliseum and the Rose Bowl for two years while we're under contruction,'' Roski envisions, "and we plan to open by 2013." And play host to a Super Bowl in Los Angeles in 2016.

                                So how does Roski figure pull this off? Well, he's wealthy -- worth an estimated $2.5 billion and ranked No. 163 on The Forbes 400 list of richest Americans in 2008. He's got the financial chops to say the heck with buying up land, waiting out costly environmental impact reports or haggling with local cities for bond money.

                                The City of Industry isn't just...
                                -07-15-2009, 10:01 AM
                              • Rambos
                                Memo a sign of progress for NFL moving back to L.A.
                                by Rambos
                                The league memo from Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding the conditions of moving a team to Los Angeles is well worth a read. Obtained by NFL Network's Steve Wyche on Friday, the document leaves one clear impression: The NFL is making real progress in moving back to Los Angeles.

                                The document laid forth the ground rules for applying to relocate to Los Angeles as soon as 2013. That doesn't mean there are any teams ready to move so soon, but this is a sign the league feels confident the city is finally ready. Here's the key passage:

                                "Stadium development in Los Angeles has advanced to the point where the prospects for a new facility are better than they have been in many years," the memo read.

                                Things are truly moving forward. The league is trying to make sure it controls the process of a team possibly moving.

                                We don't know what teams could possibly move, but fans in San Diego particularly can't feel too comfortable.
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                              • RAMFANRAIDERHATER
                                More NFL, the Rams and Los Angeles
                                by RAMFANRAIDERHATER
                                This past Wednesday, I was tuned into one of my usual local sports radio shows (KFI 830) as I was driving home and they had John Semcken on as a guest. John Sencken is, for those that do not know, the Majestic Realty Co. partner managing the NFL stadium project with Ed Roski. Majestic Realty Co. is responsible for the Staples Center in which the Lakers, Kings and Clippers play in downtown LA. The proposed NFL stadium site is about 30 minutes east of LA in the City of Industry.

                                I don't have a written copy of the converstation, but some of the stuff I heard was very interesting, and encouraging. I wanted to share some of the things I heard with those that care about NFL football in LA.

                                First of all, Roski and Sencken are "100%" sure that this will happen. In fact, a bond passed recently almost unanimously, and more recently, environmental issues which were thought to be a major hurdle have been approved and cleared. Now, it's just getting an NFL team to commit to coming to LA. This is where it gets interesting.

                                When asked who he thought might be interested, John stated that, although he couldn't divulge all the details about any talks with teams, the teams that the media has thrown around recently are possible candidates, including: Rams, Raiders, Whiners, Chargers, Jaguars, Bills, Vikings and Saints. What really caught my ear was when a question was posed about what teams were really most likely to move, rather than just posturing and using the LA move for their own stadium deal. Semcken said that a team that is currently up for sale as being a "better candidate", but only two teams were currently "up for sale".

                                The Jaquars and the Rams.

                                I find it interesting that a guy with that profile would say that if it were not true.

                                When asked when this would happen, Semcken said that he believes that an NFL team will be here as early as the 2010 season, playing that season and the 2011 season in either the Rose Bowl or the LA Coliseum until Roski's stadium is completed in 2012.

                                According to Semcken, the NFL really wants an NFL team back in LA, and this proposal (unlike other proposals in the past) is solid and back financially and they are definitely interested and listening. They expressed the need to get more Superbowls back in Los Angeles, because the revenue in LA and Miami are still, by far, the most profitable.

                                This interview, along with other articles about Roski and teams like the Rams and Chargers, that are floating around here make me finally really believe that the NFL will be back in LA very soon.
                                -01-29-2009, 10:58 AM
                              • r8rh8rmike
                                Sources: Chargers plan to announce move from San Diego to Los Angeles
                                by r8rh8rmike
                                Sources: Chargers plan to announce move from San Diego to Los Angeles

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                                Adam SchefterESPN Senior Writer

                                Almost one year to the day that the Rams moved to Los Angeles, the San Diego Chargers now likely are planning to do the same.

                                The Chargers plan to announce as early as Thursday that they are moving to Los Angeles, ending a 55-year stint with San Diego and returning to their birthplace, league sources said.

                                The Chargers played their inaugural season in Los Angeles in 1960 before moving to San Diego in 1961.

                                The Chargers have notified NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and other league owners, of their intent to move to Los Angeles for the 2017 season, sources said.

                                But as one league source cautioned Wednesday night, Chargers chairman Dean Spanos had yet to send a formal relocation letter to the NFL, yet to notify public officials in Los Angeles or San Diego of the team's move, or even tell the members of the San Diego organization about his plans. The source insisted nothing is final.

                                But unless Spanos unexpectedly changes his mind at the last moment -- and there certainly have been enough plot twists in this San Diego stadium saga -- the Chargers will be moving to Los Angeles.

                                This is said to have been an extremely difficult decision for Spanos to reach, sources said. While the economics of the decision have been clear, Spanos' loyalty and connection to San Diego have countered it. But in the end, Spanos' efforts to find a new stadium are now in their 16th year, with no solution in sight. This stalemate is occurring at a time when the Rams are becoming more established in the Los Angeles market. Spanos is said to believe he needs to start fighting for the Los Angeles market as soon as possible.

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                              • Nick
                                San Diego article about L.A. NFL team drops a Kroenke nugget
                                by Nick
                                L.A. talk should be concern for Bolts fans
                                By Nick Canepa
                                6:52 P.M.
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                                The Battle for L.A. has begun. In earnest.

                                Los Angeles doesnít deserve an NFL franchise ó and after losing the two it once had (three if you include the AFL Chargers), itís highly debatable it cares ó but one appears to be coming, welcome or not.

                                Despite its immense population, L.A. is not a great sports town and physically has been NFL-deprived for 20 years. But itís a corporate city, a money tree tinseled with Hollywood glitter, and The League under Commissioner Roger Goodell has had nothing but $$$ in its eyes, degeneration of its product be damned.

                                The Chargersí new stadium issue here has been simmering on the back burner since the early 2000s, mistakenly not taken seriously by many. But itís moved to the front of the stove, heat turned up, as L.A. suitors prepare to squat on what has been Bolts territory for two decades.

                                If youíre a Chargers fan, be concerned. If youíre not, or donít give a damn one way or the other if they take their hardware and hit the I-5 north, then youíll be fine with San Diego losing a huge part of its identity to a city it traditionally canít stand, a smoky neighbor from which itís been trying to separate itself for a century.

                                The Chargersí arrival, along with the founding of UCSD, made San Diego a major league city. UCSD isnít going anywhere. The Chargers can, if they choose. And, if they do, it will be an irreversible disaster for this town. The fans have supported the team and donít deserve to lose it. City Hall slumlords ó those in the past, anyway ó who have allowed Qualcomm Stadium to deteriorate, would be to blame.

                                The Chargers cannot forever play in Qualcomm and theyíve spent millions trying to get a new stadium built. New Mayor Kevin Faulconer brings a sliver of hope, but as you will see here, time is running short, if not out. It will take a vote ó and the OK of hoteliers ó to get a retractable, soft-roofed downtown stadium built that could serve as an adjunct to the Convention Center and hold other major sporting events, such as the Final Four.

                                Even if it makes sense, and it does, weíre Newcastle and the team is hauling coal, a tough sell.

                                But the Ramsí lease in St. Louis expires following this season, as does the Raidersí in Oakland. The out clause in the Chargersí stadium deal with the city opens Feb. 1 and shuts May 1. Itís been this way for years, with the franchise always refusing to exercise it, usually many weeks before the date. Donít expect it to happen soon this time, if at all.

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                                -11-11-2014, 08:31 AM