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Old 03-21-2010, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Toronto, Canada
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Default Los Angeles NFL Stadium

Los Angeles Stadium

What do you guys think?
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles......So. Calif. an Island on the Land
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I am on record for stating I wish the NFL would STAY OUT OF Los Angeles. In truth, that stadium is NOT in Los Angeles but in the City of Irwindale about 30 miles east of downtown LA.

The National Football League are masters at pick pocketing money from the taxpayers to build stadiums that host about 8 games a year. My understanding is that this venture is PRIVATELY funded. So I won't complain but I really don't care for the location.
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Toronto, Canada
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I am on record for stating I wish the NFL would STAY OUT OF Los Angeles. In truth, that stadium is NOT in Los Angeles but in the City of Irwindale about 30 miles east of downtown LA.

The National Football League are masters at pick pocketing money from the taxpayers to build stadiums that host about 8 games a year. My understanding is that this venture is PRIVATELY funded. So I won't complain but I really don't care for the location.
That's what I was thinking...there might be more support because your tax money isn't going to it.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:57 PM
 
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I am in favor of it, but I would prefer that it were built somewhere in Downtown.

This particular stadium is being built with private money however and has a pretty good shot of getting built.
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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I am on record for stating I wish the NFL would STAY OUT OF Los Angeles. In truth, that stadium is NOT in Los Angeles but in the City of Irwindale about 30 miles east of downtown LA.
Its actually in the City of Industry. It is probably the most unique city in Southern California. Industry only has 800 residents and was incorporated to be a tax haven. The city has no business tax and survives off of its commercial tax. There aren't many expenses when a city has only 800 residents.

The city zoning is 92% of the city is industrial, 7.5% commercial, and just .5% residential. 80,000 people work in City of Industry, which is also a designated "Foreign Trade Zone" meaning it is an island operating outside the US Customs Department. It reduces regulation and businesses avoid certain Custom duties, fees, taxes, regulation, etc...

Due to a lack of residents within the city to oppose the stadium, getting city approval was easy. For the football stadium, 60 residents voted in favor and one resident against! Neighboring Walnut and Diamond Bar aren't too happy though.
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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I am in favor of it, but I would prefer that it were built somewhere in Downtown.

This particular stadium is being built with private money however and has a pretty good shot of getting built.
I wish the NFL would help rebuild the Coliseum so that fans could take the train to football games downtown and not have to travel way out into the east San Gabriel valley. But if the stadium is going to be built I will be happy to go to the City of Industry for a game. But when will it finally be built? 5, 10 years away?
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:58 PM
 
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I wish the NFL would help rebuild the Coliseum so that fans could take the train to football games downtown and not have to travel way out into the east San Gabriel valley. But if the stadium is going to be built I will be happy to go to the City of Industry for a game. But when will it finally be built? 5, 10 years away?
Maybe next year if the plans form the Vikings fall through.
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:10 PM
 
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I wish the NFL would help rebuild the Coliseum so that fans could take the train to football games downtown and not have to travel way out into the east San Gabriel valley. But if the stadium is going to be built I will be happy to go to the City of Industry for a game. But when will it finally be built? 5, 10 years away?
There is a public transit alternative for the stadium in Industry too.

Metrolink has its "Industry" station on the "Riverside Line" pretty much adjacent to where the stadium is planned to be built. Currently the "Riverside Line" does not operate on weekends because it mainly serves commuters during the weekdays. However on days there are home football games and large special events, Metrolink plans to operate service on the line to get people to games. Trip time from Union Station/Downtown L.A. to Industry station is 35 minutes. Trip time from Downtown Riverside to Industry station is 45 minutes.

At Union Station, Metro Rail and the other Metrolink lines can connect to this train.
A resident in Hollywood for example could catch the Metro Red Line subway to Union Station and then connect to the Metrolink train and be at the football game in just under an hour. A resident in South LA could hop on the Metro Blue Line and connect to the Metrolink train to get there.
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I am all for it if it cost the people nothing, a private organization pays for it as some have said is the case, and they can get a team to move here.

theterribleone, You stated that the Vikings might make the trip to LA? Not a fan but could become one if they decide to move out here.
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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There is a public transit alternative for the stadium in Industry too.

Metrolink has its "Industry" station on the "Riverside Line" pretty much adjacent to where the stadium is planned to be built. Currently the "Riverside Line" does not operate on weekends because it mainly serves commuters during the weekdays. However on days there are home football games and large special events, Metrolink plans to operate service on the line to get people to games. Trip time from Union Station/Downtown L.A. to Industry station is 35 minutes. Trip time from Downtown Riverside to Industry station is 45 minutes.

At Union Station, Metro Rail and the other Metrolink lines can connect to this train.
A resident in Hollywood for example could catch the Metro Red Line subway to Union Station and then connect to the Metrolink train and be at the football game in just under an hour. A resident in South LA could hop on the Metro Blue Line and connect to the Metrolink train to get there.
Sweet!
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