LA doesn't need a NFL football team. First of all they have USC which already counts as a professional football team. Second of all even if the Rams were to relocate to LA where would they play? Would they even get a new stadium? The politics over a new stadium in LA has been going on for years, don't expect them to just play in the Coliseum or the Rose Bowl lol
IMO no relocation is needed. The Rams are fine where they are right now.
Last edited by Mike Emrick: 05-31-2009 at 07:45 AM.
That will be 2 franchises that will be out of St.Louis, the Cardinals and the Rams. Los Angeles, with all the debate on a new stadium and upgrading LA Memorial, would they care if the Rams came back? Hell, they played the remaining 15 years in Anaheim Stadium when they couldn't get a deal done with LA Memorial..
IF they do come back to Los Angeles, what are the odds that they'll entertain the massive fan base.
Ed Roski is going to build a stadium in Industry. He has to deal with some litigation (environmentalists, neighboring city) first, but it's gonna happen. He already paid the city of Diamond Bar 20 million bucks in a settlement over the possible stadium. I'm pretty sure he's gonna go through with it, all that will be left is a tenant and I'm sure that won't be too hard to find.
Yes, the stadium in Industry will be built in all likelihood. As long as they can find a temporary home in the Coliseum or the Rose Bowl, it will be possible to move them immediately. The bigger question should be who would buy the team? Roski wants minority ownership in whatever team plays in the stadium... will he be able to get a group together?
Sorry to burst some dreams here but the lease in the dome doesnt run out until after the 2014 season, So 90% chance they are staying till then. And Im hoping Checketts can get enough local interest for local business owners to keep them after.