Los Angeles, Ca- The NFL back in Los Angeles, Carson, Inglewood, Downtown oh wait City of Industry. The current stadium plan or great leverage ploy is Carson two team Stadium plan for San Diego Chargers & Oakland Raiders. I guess the old saying is true opposites attract, now this togetherness for a joint venture or leverage tool. I see this more as a leverage tool to get their current cites to jump at their command.
I would love to have football overload right here in our backyard 24 home games with a Super Bowl guaranteed in five years. Look out Indianapolis the new home for the NFL combine at one of these venues, Pro Bowls in backdrop of Hollywood. Los Angeles boast the second largest metropolitan market region in the United States but can it really support three teams. I can recall TV blackouts of home games of the Rams & Raiders and how soon will it be before this is true again.
As for now Carson Spokesman Fred Mackfarlane had lots of inspiring words about this 72,000 seat, 168 aches of land zoned for mixed use and jointly purchased by the Chargers and Raiders. Macfarlane said this venue is about, “Community Spirit, Pride, Economic Development, Jobs, and City Future.” All three venues would benefit greatly form boost a project of this size will bring. Tax revenues alone would help make it just a little bit easier to balance their budgets. So you can only image what the current cities feel about potentially losing a large chunk of money if their teams depart.
The Chargers have tried unsuccessfully for 14 years to build enough momentum to get a new stadium in their home city. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer appointed a nine-member stadium advisory group to come up with a recommendation for a stadium site and a financing plan last month, but the team has viewed that effort as a futile, last-ditch attempt to keep the team in San Diego.
The Raiders currently play in the aging Oakland Coliseum. The rundown stadium has had sewage and electrical problems in the past year, and now is the only stadium in the U.S. used as the home for both an NFL and a Major League Baseball team, the Oakland Athletics. The team wants to build a new stadium at the site, but talks with the city have shown little progress.
The Rams have been in a similar struggle with St. Louis but have made progress with a burgeoning plan for a 64,000-seat stadium on the city’s north riverfront.
The owners run the NFL with the idea of making more money and stability. Sports fans in So Cal will be watching the news and football on TV like we all have for the last 20 years.