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Old 01-18-2013, 01:25 PM
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I can see a team moving and playing temporarily in Dodger stadium or the rosebowl. Question is which team
Two separate lawsuits have been filed to prevent an NFL team from using the Rose Bowl as a temporary field until a stadium in LA is ready for use.

Those will also have to be sorted out, before anything can get started up there.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:30 PM
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Two separate lawsuits have been filed to prevent an NFL team from using the Rose Bowl as a temporary field until a stadium in LA is ready for use.

Those will also have to be sorted out, before anything can get started up there.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:32 PM
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I can see a team moving and playing temporarily in Dodger stadium or the rosebowl. Question is which team
A temp stadium is the least of the problems. There is no deal between AEG and the NFL for starters. AEG is for sale. The other site doesn't have any financing set up. Land is there but somebody's got to come up with the plan and the money.

Now if Spanos wants to build a stadium on his own in LA then he'll have the same issues there as he has here. Financing being the huge one. No public money also a problem. Same as SD. The only advantage he may have in LA is finding a site may be easier if the politicians there colaborate.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:04 PM
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A temp stadium is the least of the problems. There is no deal between AEG and the NFL for starters. AEG is for sale. The other site doesn't have any financing set up. Land is there but somebody's got to come up with the plan and the money.

Now if Spanos wants to build a stadium on his own in LA then he'll have the same issues there as he has here. Financing being the huge one. No public money also a problem. Same as SD. The only advantage he may have in LA is finding a site may be easier if the politicians there colaborate.
I know teams have come and gone from LA. But LA lured the dodgers back in 58' with the help of politicians collaborating. if the revenue base is there and it makes sense from a league standpoint, the pieces could come together.
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They'll be in L.A. eventually, no stadium is being built with public funds in San Diego anytime soon.
^ sad, but it's probably true

Unfortunately this thread is not really about "good news" it's more like "avoiding bad news for another year".

No steps have been taken in the right direction for solving the major issue at hand, and profits surely had to be down this past year due to ticket sales.

Hopefully the new regime can spark ticket sales again, and at least take care of the secondary problem. But yeah, we'll be in this same boat next year, waiting to essentially hear news of "another year another move avoided". Unfortunately with each year that passes the buyout figure decreases as well, so it's hard to remain optimistic for the long term...

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With our new mayor, why doesn't he ask for a billion in stimulus money from the fed? Heck they are printing 40 bil a month - what's 1 bil?
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:22 AM
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I know teams have come and gone from LA. But LA lured the dodgers back in 58' with the help of politicians collaborating. if the revenue base is there and it makes sense from a league standpoint, the pieces could come together.
For the most part public money will not be used in LA. So the problems there are the same as in SD. LA is a much bigger market and they have ear marked a couple sites. Those are the only advantages LA has.

If Spanos decides to build a stadium in LA on his own it will be very costly for him. If he decides to build a stadium with the help of AEG or some other entity he'll have to give up part of the franchise. These are two very huge problems for the Spanos to overcome. If it were easy the Chargers would be playing in LA already.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:40 AM
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5X the population is a very lucrative incentive for Chargers to move. Couple that with a Real Estate mogul who can't get a Real Estate deal done in SD and IMO it's only a matter of time before they head North.

Answer this question - If not the Chargers, who?

Enjoy your gloating while you can because you can't answer that question and the NFL will have at least one team in LA. Maybe not this year, but it will happen, give it time.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:31 AM
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5X the population is a very lucrative incentive for Chargers to move. Couple that with a Real Estate mogul who can't get a Real Estate deal done in SD and IMO it's only a matter of time before they head North.

Answer this question - If not the Chargers, who?

Enjoy your gloating while you can because you can't answer that question and the NFL will have at least one team in LA. Maybe not this year, but it will happen, give it time.
The Rams. They want upgrades to the existing stadium where they play and it will cost St. Louis around $300M. They have thus far balked. If St. Louis does not upgrade the stadium it gives the Rams a way out of their lease in about 2 years from now.

Other possible candidates. The Bucs. Tampa Bay has one of the worst attendance record in the NFL. The owners have been mum on the subject. The Jags, similar story but their owner says he'll stay in Jacksonville. The Bills need a stadium but they are more likely to move to Toronto if things don't work out in Buffalo. Less talked about, the Raiders.
They have begun talks with Alemeda Co. officials but a real plan and financing may be years away. More importantly Oakland's owners are not billionaires like some of the othe NFL owners. The Davis' are the majority share holders but the others can easily sell their shares for huge profits.
Similar to SD if the Raiders cannot get something done in their area they will move and LA would be their first target.

Of all these the Rams are the most likely. Recent surveys have found that they are still the most popular team in LA followed by the Chargers and Raiders who trail the Rams in popularity by about 10 points. The next most likey team to move would be our Chargers followed by the Raiders.
But you never know. Florida has to many teams and one of them could flee the state.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:07 AM
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Kicking the can down the street... I was actually surprised when they started to build the new stadium up here for the 49ers, but its happening. And when that stadium get a Super Bowl or two before another Super Bowl in San Diego, something will give. All this gibberish, we need to fix the offensive line. Then we can think about where we will play...
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