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Bring a Football Team to LA
The possible return of the NFL to Los Angeles has been a hot topic in the football world since 1994, when the Raiders moved back to Oakland and the Rams moved east to St. Louis. With struggling franchises like the San Diego Chargers and the Jacksonville Jaguars looking to move, now would be a perfect time to move a team to Los Angeles. A trip to a USC game downtown will remind anyone just how many football fans are around. As far as the fans are concerned, there is a need for an NFL team in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is the nation’s second biggest media market. The city is an absolute gold mine for the league and whichever franchise is fortunate enough to make the move. The NFL itself is even based out of Los Angeles!
There are several teams that could move to Los Angeles. San Diego mayor Bob Filner said that the San Diego Chargers will not opt out of their lease at Qualcomm Stadium in 2013 and will not file an application to move to Los Angeles this year. The announcement was later confirmed by Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean the Chargers will stay in San Diego after the 2013 season. The team is no closer to getting a new stadium in San Diego today than they were when they began searching for alternatives to Qualcomm Stadium over a decade ago. Each year through 2020, the Chargers can announce their intention to leave San Diego on condition they pay off bonds that were sold to expand Qualcomm Stadium in 1997.
The St. Louis Rams, who left Los Angeles for St. Louis after the 1994 season, are currently in arbitration with the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission over plans to renovate the Edward Jones Dome and make it a a top tier NFL stadium. It would be great to see the Rams back in Los Angeles.
Other rumored teams include the Vikings, Falcons, and Jaguars.
Please sign this petition if you are in favor of the NFL bringing a team to Los Angeles!