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Old 01-20-2009, 01:45 PM
 
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Screw Toronto man . Canada has it's own football league. HELLOOOOO the CFL!!!!!!!! Toronto doesn't want or need an American team.
whether or not toronto needs an nfl team is one thing, but you'd be mistaken to assume that no one up there wants one. quite the contrary - there is plenty of interest in bringing in a franchise. if and when an nfl team were to set up shop there, i have no doubt that it would do well.

and as long as the bills have an unsettled ownership situation AND toronto and los angeles remain open markets, they're always going to be mentioned as a relocation candidate. it might not be what you want to hear, but it's the truth.

that said, i don't think anyone on this thread is rooting for the bills to move anywhere; that franchise belongs in buffalo. hopefully ralph wilson sells to someone whose main priority is keeping the bills in town.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:19 AM
 
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No city can afford to issue tax-exempt bonds to pay for the construction of a new stadium in this economic climate. It would be political sucide.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:12 AM
 
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No city can afford to issue tax-exempt bonds to pay for the construction of a new stadium in this economic climate. It would be political sucide.
the stadium itself is going to be 100% privately financed by roski's group. and voters in the city of industry just approved a bond measure this past week that would provide $150 million in infrastructure improvements.

Voters approve bond on proposed SoCal stadium site - NFL - Yahoo! Sports

"The $150 million was proposed to improve streets, lighting and sewers on the site, with repayment coming through ticket sales and parking fees. It was included in a ballot measure that called for the city to raise a combined $500 million through the sale of general obligation bonds to fund street repairs and other enhancements throughout the city."
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Old 01-25-2009, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Downey CA
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Im sorry but i have to poke a hole in this. the city of industry is a poor choice there is rezoning issues then there are transportation issues seein as there are no freeways near it and the streets are to small there they are 2 to 4 lane streets hardly big enough to handle the traffic a stadium will need to handle with that saidyes it would be nice to have a stadium there but not very practical.
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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. Raiders belong in Oakland..
Very well said................
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: California
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As a Los Angeles Rams fan since I was a kid, I would love for the Rams to move back to Los Angeles. Unfortunately, that seems too good to be true, so it wont happen.
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:55 AM
 
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Im sorry but i have to poke a hole in this. the city of industry is a poor choice there is rezoning issues then there are transportation issues seein as there are no freeways near it and the streets are to small there they are 2 to 4 lane streets hardly big enough to handle the traffic a stadium will need to handle with that saidyes it would be nice to have a stadium there but not very practical.
the proposed stadium site is already owned by roski and pre-zoned for this type of development. and it is located at the junction of the 57 and 60 freeways, right along metrolink train tracks and near an existing passenger rail station. so there will be plenty of ways to get to and from the site if and when it's built.
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Old 11-22-2009, 05:04 PM
 
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Default Why doesn't Los Angeles have a football team?

No support?
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:25 PM
 
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Given the past interest displayed, I wouldn't be shocked if the Vikings end up out there given their most recent "build us a new stadium or we're out" threat. If they choke in the playoffs again, that will add to the possibility.

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Old 11-22-2009, 08:33 PM
 
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Roski is trying.

Billionaire Ed Roski Wants Your NFL Team in Los Angeles -- NFL FanHouse
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