Rose Bowl considers being home to NFL team

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Rose Bowl considers being home to NFL team
PASADENA, CA (BDCi) – The city of Pasadena is considering allowing the Rose Bowl to be a temporary home for an NFL team, while a permanent stadium is built.

The team would play its home games at the Rose Bowl for two or three years, under the scenario. Officials say the deal could bring in millions of dollars for the Rose Bowl, which is now facing a $16-million deficit in its ongoing $152-million renovation.

The city of Pasadena and the Rose Bowl Operating Co. have agreed to conduct a traffic study to help gauge the feasibility of hosting a NFL team.

It’s expected the study will be completed in December. The traffic study is just the first step, however, in a city whose voters rejected the idea of hosting a pro football team a couple of years ago.

Additionally, no professional team has agreed to move to Los Angeles, and plans have not been finalized for building a permanent home stadium, possibly in downtown L.A or the City of Industry.

Currently, UCLA plays its home games at the Rose Bowl. It has extended its lease through 2042.

By: Natania Levine
Courtesy: ktla.com
Photo: Google images
21 October 2011
11:25 a.m P.D.T

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