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Rose Bowl Officials Do Not Want Stadium to Be a Temporary NFL Home

Thursday, July 16, 2015   (0 Comments)

Los Angeles Times (07/08/15) Farmer, Sam

The Rose Bowl Operating Co. (RBOC) has decided not to respond to the National Football League's (NFL) June request for proposal to serve as a temporary home for a team that is relocating to Los Angeles. The RBOC, which runs the Pasadena stadium, feels it is more productive and lucrative for the Rose Bowl to pursue the planned Arroyo Seco Music and Arts Festival, even though there would be no overlap of the festival and the NFL season. An environmental impact report being prepared for the festival specifically prohibits the stadium from playing host to an NFL team. That report is expected to be finished in autumn, in time for the first festival to take place next June. The report would pave the way for a 20-year contract with a guaranteed minimum of $3 million in revenue per year. AEG, the company that owns StubHub Center, would be a partner in the festival. The NFL has requested proposals from the various venues be submitted by Aug. 5, in advance of a special owners meeting in Chicago to discuss the Los Angeles situation. The owner of the St. Louis Rams is proposing to build a stadium in Inglewood, and the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have put forth a plan for a stadium in Carson.


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